Saturday, September 25, 2021

Frosted Roses Blog Tour: Interview With Elinrose


Hey'a, all! A bit late, but it's day four of the Frosted Roses release, and today we're spotlighting Kendra E. Ardnek's Rose Petals & Snowflakes, an Austen-inspired take on the tale that combines Sense and Sensibility with Snow White and Rose Red. There were a few hiccups with the release, but the ebook is now available for purchase, and the paperback will be up later next week. In any case, I'll be interviewing Elinrose, one of the two main sisters, in a minute, but first, as usual, we have to get the official details on the book, the author, and the Frosted Roses.

About . . .

Rose Petals and Snowflakes


The Austen Fairy Tale #1

After their father's death, and thanks to their older half-brother's wanderlust, two sisters find themselves caught in the politics of mysterious forest. Elinrose finds herself in direct conflict with the wood's Mistress, while Snowmari hides a deadly secret that could mean her death if found out. Can their bonds of sisterhood withstand these trying times? Or will they even make it out alive?

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Kendra E. Ardnek

Kendra E. Ardnek is the self-proclaimed Arista of Fairy Tales. She lives in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her dragon babies and massive herd of mini-giraffes, and she is still waiting for one of of her fifty nutcrackers to come to life and marry her. When not writing, you can usually find her sitting in a random box, and she's frequently known to act before she thinks.

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The Frosted Roses

The Frosted Roses are six retellings of the Snow White and Rose Red fairytale, each one fantastical and magical. You don't want to miss any of them! You can learn more about the books and find the full tour schedule on the tour page.

The Frosted Roses are the result of the 2020 Arista Challenge. The Arista Challenge is hosted by Kendra E. Ardnek; it invites fairy tale authors to come together in community as they work on unique retellings of a selected fairy tale.

An Interview With Elinrose

Welcome to the blog, Elinrose! As usual, to start out, please tell us a little about yourself: who you are, what you do, anything you think we should know.

Hello, I am the elder princess of the North Country. I do pretty much anything required of my position. And I suppose you should know that there's nothing I won't do for my family and my people.

That's wonderful. Speaking of family, tell us about your sister, Snowmari. What’s your relationship with her like? What’s your favorite thing about her? Your least favorite thing?

Mari and I are close, and we have been since her birth. We don't always get along, but what sisters do? Favorite thing? How can I limit it to one favorite thing? She's bright and beautiful, and she lives life with an abandon that leaves me breathless. I do wish she would be more careful, sometimes, and her penchant for melodrama can be ridiculous, but that's the way she is, and why she has me. 

And I'm sure she's glad to have you. As a princess and as an older sister and aunt, I’m sure you have many duties and responsibilities. Can you tell us what those look like and how you feel about them?

A lot of paperwork, a lot of convincing people to get along, a lot of convincing people that they actually do want to do the thing they don't want to do, a lot of worrying about things so other people don't have to. How I feel about them isn't important - I am the one in position to do them, so do them I shall. 

A very noble attitude. Over the course of the story, you find yourself living in two different places: your home, the North Country, and the Forest. Which do you feel you prefer? Was it difficult for you to adjust from the former to the latter?

North will always be my home, but the Forest certainly has its own charm. Even if it's very loud. The adjustment has been very difficult, I will admit that freely, especially as I worry for my older brother who has been left to settle into the position of king alone. I know he always counted on my support.

I can understand why you'd be worried, but I'm sure he'll manage. If you could have one wish granted, no catches, what would you wish for?

That my sister could live openly as herself, without fear.

That was a quick answer! One last question: how do you hope people, either those in your own world or those who read your story, remember you?

That I took care of the people I cared about.

A very noble thing to hope for. Thank you for answering my questions!


What do y'all think of Elinrose? Are you excited to meet her and her family? Please tell me in the comments! And don't forget to check out the rest of the tour stops!
Thanks for reading!

September 25 Tour Stops

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