Why Princess Might Be the Career Choice for You

As part of my Cin Wikkid: April Fools For Love book tour, I was asked many Princessly questions. Build your perfect prince or princess was popular. It made me realize my idea of royalty was more Shrek than Disney. But I’m a traditionalist in some ways.

Top 5 Princessly Necessities

Sparkly Tiara. Seriously, these things rock. A hat that glitters and is a nice nest egg for retirement? Where do I sign up?

A handsome prince. Or an ogre prince, but the key point is, this is your soulmate. Seriously, this guy loves you enough to hack apart impenetrable sword-sharp thorns or brave a whole new world or change from a beast into a man. If that isn’t true love, what is?

Adventure. From flying carpets or canoes or exploring creepy old castles, being a princess means new experiences. Well, unless you have really, really long hair, in which case you’re locked in a tower. It’s only a real problem if you make the mistake of starting the pectin diet on the wrong day (beware the door-to-door fruit saleslady) or are the victim of a shoddily manufactured spinning wheel. But Princesses Are Resourceful!* You’ll find a way out of any difficulty by The End.

No cooking or cleaning! You’ll have an army of servants to do all that, or at the very least strangely musical animated household items.

Stylish transportation. Although the new BMW hypercar has a lot to recommend it too.

What about you? If you changed careers, what would it be? Would Princess be on your list?



From award-winning bestselling author Mary Hughes comes a fairytale romance with a twist.
Cinderella hungers to escape from under Widow Wikkid’s grinding thumb. But to snare a plum job at Prince Industries, Cin desperately needs her degree, and she can’t wrap her mind around tax accounting.
Then scarred but sexy Rafe Montoya ignites her imagination with his brilliant tutoring—and, as they work together in his cozy apartment, he sets her body on fire. She thinks he’s the one for her, until he starts pushing her to attend Gideon Prince’s marriage-mart ball.
Rafe is really Gideon Prince, head of Prince Industries. He must name his bride by his April first birthday or suffer the loss of his family fortune.
Rumors say he’s still single because women love his money and looks, not him. Is he lonely or just another duplicitous tycoon?
Hopefuls flock to Prince’s birthday ball, but only the woman who is kind, wise, and generous will win his heart. Is it Cin, or will her stepmother, as she always does, snatch the prize for her own daughters?
And on the night of the ball, when Cin discovers Rafe’s true identity, can she even accept his final test?
Warning: Rags-to-riches fairytale meets the texting generation. Stepsisters who are a blush-brush shy of a full makeup set, and a ball gown built like a tank. Contains material intended for mature audiences. Reader discretion advised.
For anyone who has ever been persecuted or hidden their light under a bushel.
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About Mary Hughes

Who am I? A lover of stories that crackle with action and love. A mother, a flutist, a binge-TV-watcher of NCIS, Sherlock, and Agents of SHIELD. Most of all, a believer in grand passion. Mary's online and would love to hear from you! Website http://www.maryhughesbooks.com/ Blog http://maryhughesbooks.blogspot.com/ Group Blog http://www.lustwithalaugh.com/ Group Blog http://magicalmusings.com/ Facebook http://www.facebook.com/MaryHughesAuthor Twitter http://www.twitter.com/MaryHughesBooks Newsletter signup http://www.maryhughesbooks.com/index.html#MHNewsletter
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4 Responses to Why Princess Might Be the Career Choice for You

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Mary, this post is a great way to start my morning. Though my mother read me fairy tales when I was young, I never aspired to being a princes. I was more impressed by Puss N Boots than Cinderella. He was more enterprising. When I was a little older, I wanted to be a private detective, like Nancy Drew. Alas, when I was old enough to be one, I never pursued the career.

    I love, love, love your blurb. I think it’s the best that I’ve read. Your book sounds like so much fun. It’s already on my and will definitely be the next book I read.

    • Mary Hughes says:

      Hi Edie,

      So glad you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun writing both the post and the book. I’m more a Puss ‘n Boots person myself, lol. In fact, I had a hard time starting the Cin Wikkid story because she has lots of conflict but the climax is really the prince’s solution, not hers. I had to fudge that a bit to make a more modern heroine.

      Thanks for your kind words on the blurb! I got that style from you. Love it to pieces.

  2. A big congrats on your new book. It sounds like a fun read. I love different twists and takes on fairy tales.
    Jennifer Estep`s last blog was …Novellas and short stories — Do you read them?

    • Mary Hughes says:

      Hi, Jennifer,

      Thanks so much for your kind good wishes! I do like twists on fairy tales too. One of my favorite shows growing up was Carol Burnett’s version of the Princess and the Pea.

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