Growing up my favourite Disney movie was The Little Mermaid. I wanted to have Arielâs
signature red hair, and I loved shiny things like she did. I was fascinating with anything
âunderwaterâ like reefs and sharks and colourful fish. Basically, I knew if Ariel was a real
person, we would totally be BFFs. I was also a huge fan of all the 90âs Disney movies: Aladdin,
Beauty and the Beast, The Lion KingâŠ it was a good era for Disney.
As I grew older, I assumed that fairy tales would lose their shine. After all, I knew what the real
world was like and fairy tales were far from realisticâŠright? Well, maybe not. If you look past
the themes of fairy tales to the message behind it, thereâs something that still deeply
resonates with me as an adult. Take Beauty and the Beast, for example. Belle had standards,
she isnât going to settle by living someone elseâs dream. She most certainly wasnât going to
change all that because the people in her town thought she was an odd duck. As an odd duck
with big dreams myself, I appreciated that.
What about The Lion King where we learn about loyalty and family ties. Or in Aladdin, how we
learn that who we are is whatâs important and that trying to be someone else is a losing game.
As time moved on, I continued to love Disney movies. Frozen is another favourite and I
watched it for the first time with my sister. Itâs a total Girl Power movie, with the sisters taking
centre stage in that story.
I also love that Disney movies explore the capacity for change and growth, and it supports one
of my greatest held beliefs: that we become better versions of ourselves when weâre
supported by love. Love helps to shape us, it changes us for the better.
Itâs the whole reason I read and write romance, because I believe in the healing power of love. I
once heard someone call romance the genre of hope because the happy ending reinforces the
idea that no matter the trials and tribulations we face, everything will be okay in the end. To
me, it goes even deeper. Romance tells us that even if weâre not who we want to be today, that
we can become that person. That in learning to love someone else, we can learn to love
So, that is why I continue to write stories with a fairy tale twist. How To Lose a FiancĂ© is a
Cinderella story thatâs flipped on its head, where a good girl decides to ditch her pearls and
fashionable wardrobe in the hopes of avoiding an arranged marriage with a sexy Greek
billionaire. She uses all manner of things to repel him, including clown pants and a taxidermy
But in the end, just like in Disney movies, my characters must grow and change. They have to
examine their goals, make the tough decisions about what kind of person they want to be and
examine how love makes them whole. I love writing romance as much as I love watching
Disney movies because I believe everyone has the power change. I believe in the healing
power of love.
And, most of all, I believe that life is much improved with a regular dose of happily ever after.
Sophia Andreou has always been the âgood daughterâ who tried to keep her domineering
father happy. She followed the rules and did everything that was asked of her. But this time,
her father is asking too much. The family company is crumbling, and her father has arranged a
marriage to a Greek billionaire who can save their property business. What?! Umm no thank
you. If Cinderella can dress up to win a prince, surely Sophia can do the opposite and ditch
Dion Kourakis has come a long way from being an orphan with only a single friend to his name.
Now he runs a billion-dollar investment company and has the respect of everyone in Europe.
His charming personality covers a lot of emotional scars, including his desire to make his
mentor proud. Dion doesnât exactly want a bride to go along with his next business deal, and
he plans on letting the lass down gently when they meet...
Only, his future bride has turned out to be nothing like what he thought sheâd be. Sheâs quirky
and has a habit of turning up to social events in strange outfits. It doesnât take a genius to
figure out what sheâs up to, but the harder she tries to convince him sheâd be an awful wife,
the more he wants to convince her theyâd be perfect together.
Romance Contemporary [Entangled
Indulgence, On Sale: June 17, 2019, e-Book, ISBN: 9781640637856 / ]
Books that make you laugh a little, and love a lot.
Stefanie London is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen contemporary
romances and romantic comedies.
Stefanieâs books have been called âgenuinely entertaining and memorableâ by
Booklist, and her writing praised as âElegant, descriptive and delectableâÂ by RT
magazine. Her stories have earned prestigious awards such as the RT Top Pick and have
achieved bestseller status with USA Today and iBooks.
Growing up, Stefanie came from a family of women who loved to read. After sneaking several
literature subjects into her âvery practicalâ Business degree, she got a job in
Communications.Â But writing emails for CIOs didnât fulfil her creative urges, so she turned to
fiction and was finally able to write the stories that kept her mind busy at night.
Originally from Australia, she now lives in Toronto with her very own hero and is currently in
the process of doing her best to travel the world. She frequently indulges in her passions for
good coffee, lipstick, romance novels and anything zombie-related.
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