New Book Fanfare – Unhappily Ever After by Lucinda E. Clarke

New book fanfareToday the featured book is by Lucinda E. Clarke and is very different to her previous five books – a fantasy set in Fairyland 200 years on from that most famous ball when a certain someone lost her shoe.


About the Book

It is nearly time for the Grand Royal Annual Ball and Fairyland is in chaos. Cinderella, has had enough of Prince Charming and is desperate to get a divorce – as long as she can continue to enjoy her current standard of living. Harold and Snow White quarrel over his philandering and her refusal to go where every woman has gone before. Augustus also has a problem, his wife is a raving nymphomaniac and with 28 children, he can’t meet the household bills.

There is a dearth of suitable princes for the available spinster princesses and the annual festivities are held for that very reason. There is friction between Ermintrude the Fairy godmother by Royal Appointment and Featherduster who favours the proletariat. Into all this turmoil, the Green Giant arrives, sent by the ‘Party’ to ferment an uprising among the downtrodden peasants who appear quite happy as they are and not interested in anything he has to say – unless he can provide them with TV sets. A non-politically correct tale much closer to the truth than anything you have ever seen on the movies.

There are already some great reviews in for the book.

Such fun! Quirky humor. Makes fun of everybody. Loved it! By Kindle Customer on April 14, 2016

I was asked to be a beta reader and jumped at chance. Ms Clarke is a wonderful writer. I have read all her previous books and they were all fast reads. This is so very different but I couldn’t put it down either. I can’t wait to read it again. We have all been told the fairy stories and how they end happily ever after. But what if they don’t? Her quirky sense of humor and wild imagination made this hilarious. If you like the Shrek movies or Gregory McGuire books you’ll love this.

This incredible author stepped out of her comfortable zone and took an amazing leap of faith into … By Rick Johnson on April 15, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Lucinda E. Clarke has an over-the-top sense of humor, and she brings every ounce of it to the front in this delightful, outrageous fairy tale. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White, were not the charming characters we were led to believe in this turned upside-down fairyland. Lucinda takes all of our known childhood characters and twists them around with an outlandish flair that leaves no doubt this story will end unhappily ever after.

This incredible author stepped out of her comfortable zone and took an amazing leap of faith into a different genre, while pulling it off in a masterful fashion. If you’re not a prisoner of political correctness and enjoy an outrageous story with countless twits and turns, then this entertaining page turner is probably just the book for you. Congratulations Lucinda E. Clarke on another fantastic book. 5-Stars all the way!

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About Lucinda E. Clarke


Lucinda E Clarke [not her real name] was born in Dublin, but has lived in 8 other countries to date. She wanted to write but was railroaded into teaching. She had a habit of “falling” into other careers, announcing on radio, then scriptwriting for radio and television. She has been a professional writer since 1986 winning over 20 awards for her work, including mayoral speeches, company profiles, drama documentaries, educational programmes for radio and television, adverts, news inserts, court videos, National Geographic, cookery programmes, to name but a few!

She lectured in scriptwriting, had her own column in various publications, and written for national magazines. She was commissioned for two educational books by Heinemann and Macmillan, and book reports for UNESCO and UNICEF.

She graduated into running her own video production company in South Africa.

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