And we're back again! :) Today, you get to meet one more lovely young lady, plus get to hear what I thought of the stories, as well as get to enter a giveaway. So let the awesomeness begin!
Today, Clara Diane Thompson is here to answer my question:
You seem to enjoy music and song quite a bit, were there particular songs which helped set the mood for your story?
Oh, I do enjoy music very much! While this song might not have been on my mind while writing my story, Dark Waltz is a beautiful song with an eerie melody that fits it perfectly. The song has a haunting melody that is both whimsical and chilling...I can definitely see the musicians playing a song very much like this one on the autumnal night of the Moon Master's Ball! Hayley Westenra sings my favorite version of the song...I hope you will listen to it and love it as much as I do.
Thank you ever so much for having me on your blog today, Kara!
Thank you for visiting and sharing that song with us! Haunting and whimsical is a very apt description. :)
You can find out more about Clara and her writing on her blog: To Find a Castle.
The Moon Master's Ball
After her terrifying experience there several years ago, the one place young housemaid Tilly longs to avoid is Bromley's Circus. But when kindly Lord Hollingberry begs her to deliver a message to the mysterious Moon Master hidden away among the circus dwellers, Tilly can't refuse...and finds herself ensnared in a web of enchantment cast by the loathsome Mrs. Carlisle and her beautiful goddaughter.
What fun! I so enjoy re-tellings and these ladies have done a fabulous job re-imagining Cinderella. I was quite impressed with their writing! They obviously had lots of fun sending Cinderella on so many different adventures. All the way into outer space even! :) Each short story has it's own feel and atmosphere, making it easy to get swept away. They were all delightful in their own way, but I confess to enjoying What Eyes Can See the most. By shining the spotlight on someone atypical of the Cinderella storyline, I really enjoyed watching it all unfold. But that's not to say the other's weren't entertaining! I'd never thought to imagine Cinderella in all the places these ladies took her, yet still staying true to the original story. You might not recognize her name, you may not recognize her situation, but the triumph of love and the importance of staying true to oneself are clearly visible. And how can you help but enjoy the bickering in The Windy Side of Care, the eerie yet irresistible Moon Master in The Moon Master's Ball, the friendships and fun of Broken Glass, and the camaraderie and heroism of A Cinder's Tale? All five stories are charming and I closed the book well satisfied that these "Cinderella's" had found their happy ending. I look forward to seeing what these ladies will write in the future! :)
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