When someone experiences a situation where their gut instinct tells them to go against everything they have been taught and 'break the rules', it is always interesting to see how the person, or in the case of fiction, the character, handles the experience. They have to reconcile what they thought they knew and believed with what they are compelled to do. This is often when characters grow and learn the most.
Often this situation can arise when someone's duty conflicts with their personal wishes or desires, as is the case in A Clockwork Fairytale. The young hero, Turk, has been taught a clear and uncompromising set of principles, one being that women are not trustworthy or even worthy at all. This belief falls apart when he meets the heroine and he starts to think for himself.
In A Clockwork Fairytale, Turk has to go against those he considers to be his olders and betters to do the right thing, but it is a difficult decision for him to make. I love putting characters in circumstances where there is no clear right and wrong and they have to make difficult choices.
A Clockwork Fairytale
A rags to riches fairytale about a lost princess and a maverick young spymaster who must foil the plans of an evil magician bent on stealing her throne.
Praise for A Clockwork Fairytale
Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewer's Choice Award Winner! "I would most definitely recommend this to anyone, young or old, who enjoys a good clean love story..." Penelope Adams, The Paranormal Romance Guild
"Her lyrical writing and amazing imagination give you characters you'll remember for a long time, along with stories that take you away into a land of magic that dazzles with danger and romance." Sandy M--The Good, The Bad and The Unread A+
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Other Paranormal or Fantasy books at 99cents by Helen Scott Taylor
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Warriors of Ra
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