Romantic Book for the Whole Year – A Cinderella Christmas By Cara Marsi @caramarsi

Who doesn’t love a good Cinderella story? Especially a Cinderella Christmas story? As an author of Cinderella tales myself, I’m happy to welcome Cara Marsi to my blog today. Cara is featuring her Cinderella-themed short story, A Cinderella Christmas.

An award-winning and eclectic author, Cara Marsi is published in romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and contemporary romance. Sexy, sweet, thrilling, or magical, Cara’s stories are first and foremost about the love. Treat yourself today, with a taste of romance.

What inspired you to write a book based off the story of Cinderella?

I love fairy tales. I love Cinderella because she found lasting love despite adversity. And she has a fairy godmother. Who doesn’t want a fairy godmother?
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How did you come up with the plot and title?

I was inspired while waiting for an elevator at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan one Christmas season. The elevators were beyond crowded and you waited a long time for one, then when one opened, everyone made a mad dash toward it. God forbid you should get in someone’s way during the elevator rush. I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to know magic and conjure up an empty elevator just for me?” Yes, I do have a strange mind.

How did you decide on setting?

See above. It had to be set among the elevators at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. I love Saks and make sure to do a tour of the story whenever I visit NYC. I love the beautiful displays and the exquisite clothes and shoes. I could spend all day at Saks, especially in the shoe department. Not buying anything, just soaking up atmosphere and imagining I could afford to buy anything I wanted.

How is it similar to the traditional Cinderella tale?

There’s a fairy godmother, a pair of lost shoes, and a handsome prince of a guy. Cinderella, aka Jessica, is suffering from a broken heart but things are about to turn around for her.

How is it different?

It’s set in an elevator at Saks Fifth Avenue. The fairy godmother doesn’t send a carriage but she sends something much more useful.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith.

What else are you currently working on?
Her Red Riding Hood Valentine (Snow Globe Magic Book 3), scheduled for pre-order Feb. 1, 2016. Her Snow White Christmas (Snow Globe Magic Book 1) and Her Frog Prince Holiday (Snow Globe Magic Book 2) are available now.

If not Cinderella, who is your favorite Disney Princess and why?

Cinderella is my favorite. My next favorite is Snow White. I love the metaphor of her awakening to love and sexual desire.

Read more about Cara and her books at her website,
Follow her on Facebook and Twitter. She’s always interested in making new friends.

Blurb: Jessica Gallo no longer believed in fairy tales or happy endings. And she certainly didn’t believe she’d find her Prince Charming at Saks Fifth Avenue. Her Fairy Godmother thought differently.
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  1. Stacy, thank you so much for featuring me and my Cinderella story today.

  2. You’re welcome! Always happy to feature a fellow Cinderella author!

Stacy Juba