Once Upon a Time…Things Got Real.

Posted February 10, 2015 by SE Babin in Uncategorized / 10 Comments

Welcome to the next stop on The Fairy Tale Fun Blog Hop! 




I have to admit, when I was asked to compare my main characters to princesses, I was stumped for a moment. I write independent, sometimes wildly weird women, so this was a bit of a challenge because the first thing that popped into my head was the Disney princesses. I love Disney, but up until Brave, their princesses were decidedly the damsels in distress and not the ass-kicking heroines we’re beginning to see (Yay Disney!) So, without further ado, my little Katie, the main character in Plotting Mr. Perfect is probably best represented by Merida from Brave.

Image from Pixar/Disney What? Merida?! Yep. If you’ve read the book, you’ll know that Katie is a bit of a free-spirited nerd. While I wouldn’t go so far as to call Merida a nerd, I would definitely say Merida owns her weirdness. She’s independent in the Highlands of Scotland, where marriage within the clans is imperative. She chooses her own path and pushes forward even at the disapproval of everyone she loves. Katie is the same way. Although she might be a little more subtle about it, Katie has her stuff together and doesn’t mind being the odd woman out. Mel, on the other hand, is a bit of a bad ass. She’s lean, a little mean, possesses a genius intellect and gets stuff done. She was a little bit tougher to choose and then I remembered something many, many people have forgotten. Wonder Woman is a FREAKING WARRIOR PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS. Yes, she sure is.

Image from DC Comics If you’re interested in checking Katie and Mel out, click on the link below the Plotting Mr. Perfect cover and it will take you over to Amazon.

Click HERE for the book! What’s next you ask? The Prize, of course!

The Grand Prize for this hop is the Congratulations Magic Morsels 48 Gift Box from Fairytale Brownies http://www.brownies.com/, which includes a bite-size assortment (Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Original, Raspberry Swirl, Walnut, Cream Cheese) of 48 delicious gourmet brownies. Important! 
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What princess, real or fictional, do you most admire and why? 

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10 responses to “Once Upon a Time…Things Got Real.

  1. Wow. I'm not sure. I love them all for so many different reasons. I think I kind of admire Princess Jasmine because she had a great little streak of defiance in her. Plus, she had a really cool pet tiger 😉

    Happy Valentines Day everyone!

    Shelly H
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  2. Princess Anne played by Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. For once she wants to go off and be a regular young woman and not the dutiful princess taking care of diplomatic niceties for her country. So she runs away one evening for adventure and has herself one.

  3. My favorite is Belle, I love her attitude and how she didnt take people at face value. She looked beneath the skin. She enjoys books, doesnt conform to others, and loved fiercely, especially where her father was concerned! Thank you!
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