Valentina hates fairytales.
Happily ever after? As a twenty-one-year-old widow with a head injury that steals her memories, she knows that life is never that easy.
But now she’s got a chance to start over with wealthy hotel owner Kingsley White. He’s kind, handsome and yes, quite a bit older, but she can handle that. After all, he comes with the fabulous White Hotel, crowning jewel of the luxurious, fantasy-themed Sweetheart Island resort. It’s so modern that half the staff are androids and the other half are actors, and it seems to be the perfect place for her to start afresh.
But then Kingsley turns out to have a grown daughter, Snow. And Snow really, really doesn’t want a stepmother barely older than herself, and the dislike is mutual. Valentina’s new life seems to be falling apart when it’s barely begun…
Enter a too-familiar stranger in fantasy costume, as well as a troupe of dangerous oddballs conducting an underhanded treasure hunt. Add in mysterious troubles during her memory blanks, and then real disaster strikes. Valentina’s about to discover Sweetheart Island’s secrets – as well as a few of her own.
Can a gorgeous, flawed black widow ever have her own happily ever after?
('Breaking the Glass Slipper' is a futuristic twist on the classic fairytale genre. Young adult, standalone novel.)
Praise for The Eternity Stone: ‘A book I didn’t want to put down, even at the expense of my sleep’.
Praise for Mountain of Glass: ‘A really, really good read.’
Praise for Breaking the Glass Slipper: ‘Rich and complex, with twists and turns all over the show.’
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About the Author
M. Marinan is comfortably located in Wellington, New Zealand: a city that ‘you can’t beat on a fine day’. (Disclaimer: there aren’t that many fine days, but she’s still there.) She loves stories with adventure, drama and a happy ending, and writes in the same vein. She also likes beautiful things, nice people and carefully created art – the sort that looks as though it took effort, not like a toddler painted it with a brush stuck to their forehead. She also illustrates all her own work. It’s fun, she knows the characters...and she’s a bit cheap. Thanks to Massey University for making her feel qualified to publish her own work (and for giving her a student debt that will follow her into her old age. It was worth it).