Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Five Secrets from Kae Elle Wheeler

Bio: Kae Elle Wheeler (a.k.a. Kathy L Wheeler) has a BA in Management Information Systems with 40 hours of vocal music credits. She is a computer programmer and software expert by day, also utilizes karaoke to fulfill some of her artistic needs. She is a member of several RWA chapters including The Beau Monde, DARA and OKRWA. She is an avid sports fan for NFL and NBA, theater buff, and loves to travel.

Hi Kae, please tell us Five Secrets we may not know about Cinderella's Evil Stepmother, but will after today!

Well, we all know how awful the stepmother treated Cinderella. What we don't know is why. In The Price of Scorn - book iv, we see a path spiraled so far out of control, there was no turning back. Truly, a heartbreaking, sad story, that is no fairy tale.

1) Lady Hildegard Marit Benegoir fell in love with the man of her dreams when she was but fifteen. Of course, the man was completely unsuitable. He was a prime horse trainer for the region. And to his credit, he resisted her for two long years.

2) Hilda suffered two miscarriages, both of which were male, before finally giving birth to her cherished daughters, Pricilla Louise and Esmeralda.

3) She witnesses her mother's murder right before her eyes by none other than her own father.

4) Her name: "Hildegard" which is of German descent means battle guard. And her lover lovingly referred to her as "his little battle-guard." It's sweet actually.

5) Hilda marries Lord Roche, Cinderella's papa, out of desperation and spite. Both of which, backfire.

Blurb : Fourteen years after Esmeralda's marriage to Alessandro de Lecce, the birth of Pricilla's son, Jean-Luc, and Prince Charming's and Cinderella's coronation as King and Queen of Chalmers Kingdom, Lady Hildeguard Marit Benegoir-Simmon-Roch lies upon her death bed.

Hilda has never forgiven Cinderella for stealing Prince Charming from Esmeralda. But in a story of heartbreak, the sisters learn how tragedy and scorn shaped their mother's life into the woman she became. The question is: Can they forgive her?

This book is not yet up for sale, but its predecessors are!

The Wronged Princess – book i; Amazon Nook Kobo Smashwords iTunes
The Unlikely Heroine – book ii; Amazon Nook Kobo Smashwords iTunes
The Surprising Enchantress – book iii; Amazon Nook Kobo Smashwords iTunes

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  1. Thank you for having me today, Leslie.

  2. Kathy, I love having you as a guest, and enjoyed your secrets. Now we know!!


  3. Wow! I love this backstory. I believe a story is always enriched by learning why the villain is so...villainous. Now I understand that Hilda's heart isn't merely evil, it's broken. Great post, Kathy :)

  4. The Price of Scorn-intriguing title! Also like the backstory, and the way you've presented it in the blog. Interesting post!

  5. Hi Anna,
    Welcome. I agree with you, the villain has to be interesting. Evil for evil's sake isn't nearly as compelling.


  6. Hi Liz,
    Welcome! It is a great title isn't it.
    Glad you were able to make it to the blog.

  7. I am so, so sorry to be late. I also enjoyed the blog. Kae's story idea is very, very compelling and original. Can't wait to read the completed manuscript! I love the cover and the title.