Good Intentions Lead to Deadly Consequences in ‘Anti-Cinderella’

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Regina Melody Renee’s new book presents dark, mature retelling of Cinderella

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Sometimes to have a dream you must first have a nightmare

“People love the childhood classics but with more maturity so that it can be relatable to all ages,” says author Regina Melody Renee. With Disney set to release a Cinderella movie this year, she thought to add her own dark, unsuspecting twists to this classic tale with her latest novel, “Anti-Cinderella” (published by Xlibris).

Good intentions lead to deadly consequences in Renee’s retelling of the Cinderella story. Anya is a fiery heroin whose dream is to marry the prince. But nothing is ever simple. Anya and her friends discover dark plots in this glittering world, and she soon learns that she must sacrifice someone close to her for her dream, or sacrifice her dream to save an entire kingdom. In either case, someone’s happy ending is another’s tragedy.

“Sometimes to have a dream you must first have a nightmare,” says Renee as she describes the essence of her tale. She means for her story to make people think, and hopefully understand, that what they have in store for themselves may not be what life has in store for them, and that may not be such a bad thing.

By Regina Melody Renee
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781503521339
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781503521346
E-Book | 248 pages | ISBN 9781503521353
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Regina Melody Renee lives in Queen City, and has a culinary degree. She writes her books in hopes that people may not only read, but also think. She has a great interest in fantasy and movies (especially The Hobbit) and is a lover of arcade games. She hopes to one day travel and hear in person what people have to say or suggest about her works.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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