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Juliette Cross | Why Fairytales?
Author Guest / June 22, 2017

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” –G.K. Chesterton Chesterton touches on a profound point that is relevant even in the modern age. Girls and women of all ages find fairytales alluring. Is it the damsel in distress? The knight in shining armor? The slaying of the dragon? Or the magical happily-ever-after? I’m going to venture to say it’s all of this which appeals to both little girls and grown women. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? The damsel in distress. What woman has not felt the danger of imminent peril in daily life? Whether she is struggling with family issues, financial strain, pressure at work, or relationship problems, she knows what it’s like to dangle from that emotional tower calling out for help. We have all been Rapunzel, looking away from the wickedness within our small worlds and seeking light and hope on the horizon. This is a scenario a girl of twelve or a woman of sixty can understand on an intimate level. The knight in shining armor. While not every boy or man lives up to the perfect prince…

Megan Ryder | Something borrowed, Someone New?
Author Guest / June 22, 2017

I’m so excited to be back here on the Fresh Fiction blog to chat about my newest release, the second book in the Lone Star Match series, SOMETHING BORROWED. This series is about a matchmaking bride who desperately wants her bridesmaids to be as happy as she is so she sets up a destination wedding and reunites her bridesmaids with the ones who got away. Unfortunately, no one else really wants to be reunited…or so they think. I loved these characters for so many reasons. Brigid is a type-A personality, trying to please everyone and be the person everyone else wants her to be. The problem is – she has no idea who SHE wants to be. She cares deeply for Grady, could probably even love him, but refuses to see it because he doesn’t fit into the definition she has been given her whole life. Yet, he is the one man who loves her exactly as she is and with whom she can be herself. But he also sees deep inside to her insecurities so she can’t hide from him and that’s pretty darn scary for Brigid. Grady has a lot of baggage but is remarkably well-adjusted (if I…