Today I’m pleased to welcome Mary Waibel, another one of my fellow authors from MuseItUp. I am so lucky to be included in a group of diverse and interesting people.
YA Author Mary Waibel is a romantic at heart. Her love of fairy tales, fantasy, and happy-ever-after fill the pages of her stories.
When not twisting her own tales, she can be found with her nose buried in any book she can get her hands on. Some of her favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Shannon Hale, Lisa Shearin, and Kristin Cashore.
Mary lives in upstate New York with her wonderful husband, hockey player son, and two cats. Many a Friday or Saturday night she spends hours gaming with family and friends. In the fall and winter she can be found at the ice rink, cheering on her son and his team, and in the summer, she enjoys escaping with her family on camping trips all over the states.
Interacting with her readers is one of Mary’s favorite parts of being an author. You can find her at these sites:
Since her 2013 debut with Quest of the Hart, Mary Waibel has been collecting 4 and 5 star reviews for her work.
Quest of the Hart
“It’s empowerment on paper.” ~Michelle Pickett, bestselling author of POD’s
“…while this story is immersed in fantasy land, their was a believability to the characters that enabled me that cherished connect I love to have with the characters.” ~Rachel T., The READING CAFE blog
Different Kind of Knight
“My favorite of the Princess of Valendria series, so far…there is action and adventure and strange and wondrous creatures, but mostly there are two people who you get to watch fall in love.” ~Kai Strand, author of The Super Villain series
The Mystery Prince
“…a sweet romance with a fairy tale feel…” ~Crystal Collier, author of the Maiden of Time series,
More reviews, and excerpts of Mary’s books, can be found on this page of her website: http://marywaibel.blogspot.com/p/books.html
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Through a twist of fate, Princess Gabrielle became First Knight of the King’s Elite Guard, a position always held by the second born male. She’s spent years proving to the Minsters of Faldaera she is capable of leading the king’s Army.
When mythical creatures plague her kingdom, Rielle is sent to capture Captain Brody, the alleged culprit behind the attacks and the man who broke her heart four years ago.
Brody, Crown Prince of Delphine, is living in self-imposed exile, atoning for the sins of his father. But Fate has different plans for him. Tired, beaten down, and ready to give up on life, he is tossed into the path of the one person he would do anything for―Princess Gabrielle.
With a traitor in her ranks, and a mark on her head, Brody joins forces with Rielle, hoping to keep the woman he loves safe. Happily-ever-after is not guaranteed, and mythical creatures aren’t the only danger the couple face. As battles rage, Rielle has the chance to prove herself a capable leader, but will doing so cost her the love of her life?
This is a fun part. Mary and I each decided to do a sketch on one of our characters. Below you find out a little something about Prince Brody and get it straight from the horse’s mouth.
I made arrangements to meet up with Prince Brody in the rose garden for a short interview before he and Princess Gabrielle left. Fortunately, the weather cooperated, and we enjoyed blue skies and birdsong as we talked.
Me: Thank you so much, Your Highness, for agreeing to see me this morning. I know you and the princess are anxious to get underway.
Brody: It’s my pleasure, and please, call me Brody or Captain.
Me: (arches brow) That seems a bit informal, I mean, you are the Crown Prince of Delphine.
Brody: (laughs) True, I am, but deep down, I’m just a simple man. You can leave the lofty titles for Devlin and Trevor.
Me: Well, then, Brody it is. So, things have been pretty rough for you the last year.
Brody: That’s an understatement. Learning my betrothed and cousin were killed was bad, learning my father was the culprit sent me over the edge. For a while, I thought I might never come back. I even considered giving up my kingdom.
Me: What happened to bring you back from the edge?
Brody: A girl from my past. (grins)
Me: Ah. Princess Gabrielle.
Brody: Yes. Rielle saved me from the edge and helped me find my way again.
Me: Interesting. When we spoke, she said you saved her.
Brody: Well, then I guess you could say we saved each other.
Brody: If you really want to know, you should read DIFFERENT KIND OF KNIGHT. It’s the story of how Rielle and I met, for the second time, and fell in love as I worked to keep her safe from the mystical creatures and traitors plaguing her kingdom.
Me: A love story with danger and strange creatures. How exciting. Where can we find your story?
Brody: DIFFERENT KIND OF KNIGHT is available from MuseItUp Publishing, Amazon, and most major retailers.
Me: Thanks, now before you go, would you mind a few rapid fire questions?
Brody: Go ahead.
Me: Coffee or tea?
Brody: Ale. It keeps better aboard ship.
Me: Favorite season?
Brody: Summer. Best time for sailing.
Me: Favorite color?
Brody: Amber, just like Rielle’s eyes.
Me: Beach or mountains?
Brody: Sea. Sorry, I’m being a bit of a rule breaker here.
Me: (chuckles) Nah, you’re just being truthful. Thank you again, and safe travels!
I especially requested to feature Different Kind of Knight, because I love the title. Mary has been kind enough to send me a copy of the book, and I can’t wait to sit down and devour it. It promises to be a great read.
Thanks so much for your time, Mary.