Free Fiction Monday: Standing Up For Grace
Imperia Encanto, the oldest daughter of Prince Charming and Cinderella, can’t stop the girls at her exclusive private school from picking on her sister Grace. In her home Kingdom, Princess Imperia merely frowns to make everyone do her bidding. But in Beverly Hills, no one believes in fairy tales.
Too young to have magic, unable to charm like her father does, Imperia relies on something strictly American—her fists. But the punch heard round Los Angeles only makes matters worse. Imperia must make things right—even if she doesn’t want to.
Standing Up For Grace, the first Imperia Encanto adventure, showcases the difference between our world and the fairy tale world. The adventure stands alone, but fans of Kristine Grayson’s novel, Wickedly Charming, will note that this story takes place while the divorced Prince Charming falls in love—illustrating the difference between what kids tell their parents and what actually happens. Much like the difference between the fairy tale and the story behind it.
“Standing Up for Grace” by bestselling author Kristine Grayson is free on this website for one week only. The story is also available in ebook here.
Standing Up for Grace
An Imperia Encanto Adventure
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Love this story so much! Thank you for sharing.
Janie and Imperia – look out world … all of ’em 🙂
This takes me back. You ran The Charming Way here in October 2015 and hooked me. One thing lead to another, and I had read all the Charming, Fates and Interim Fates novels and short stories within a month. I’m saving Hidden Charm for later in the year and still debating buying the omnibuses in spite of already having the individual e-books. I guess what I’m vaguely hinting at is that I liked this story and the universe.
Yeah, I love this story too. I want to do a lot more here, and hope to. Plans got thrown aside with illness, but now that I’m better…
There’s a certain type of reader experience I love. I’m reading along, enjoying the hell out of a chapter, feeling completely invested in the character and the situation and then the chapter ends.
The next chapter completely leaves that character and his or her situation to focus on another character AND another situation. I keep reading, but I’m feeling irritated and resentful because I really want to stay with the first character and find out what’s happening to them. So. Damn. Frustrating.
Then I start enjoying the hell out of the new chapter, and now get completely invested in the new character and the situation and then that chapter ends, and the next chapter returns to the original character and the original situation.
And I feel irritated and resentful again. This process continues throughout the book. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. I love books like that.
And I went through the same thing with the Fates books. Every time I finished one of the books, I’d move on to the next one because I didn’t want to leave the universe, but I wanted to stay with the previous characters and viewed the new ones with suspicion.
Without fail, this happened with each book. I love it when that happens.
Thank you, Michael! (I like it too, and can relate…with books by other people.)