Monday’s Friend: Mary Waibel

Today my guest blogger is fellow MuseItUp author Mary Waibel to the blog, to talk about one of her favourite subjects – romance. Welcome, Mary!

Romantic at Heart
By Mary Waibel

Sara-Jayne, thank you so much for letting me come and visit with you on your blog to talk about romance.

Mary Waibel 1I’m a romantic at heart. No matter what I read, I want a touch of hearts and flowers, sweet kisses, and romantic evenings under the stars. Even in my fairy tales, I’m enchanted by a prince waking a princess with a kiss, or two strangers dancing at a ball, and then falling in love and living happily-ever-after.

Mary Waibel 2A heated glance across a crowded room, the touch of a hand, a special endearment. Watching all these things play out as the hero and heroine fall deeper in love keeps me turning pages well into the night, my heart fluttering in anticipation of the time they confess their love.

Last week I released a new novella on the world, a Cinderella retelling titled The Mystery Prince. Fascinated with fairy tales, I decided to take this familiar tale and twist it a bit, hoping my love of romance shines through in this tale.

The Mystery Prince, a novella

Mary Waibel 3

Cover by C K Volnek

Book Blurb:

Tristan enjoys being in the shadows as Prince Rand’s bodyguard. Similar in looks, the two often exchanged places in their youth, but he never expected the king to order him to impersonate the heir to the throne in order to win the hand of a princess.

Princess Zoe needs to find a husband. After a year of searching with no success, her father insists on hosting a masquerade ball for the eligible princes of the nine kingdoms. Not one prince piques her interest, until she meets the mysterious stranger who won’t tell her his name.

When Tristan meets Zoe he finds the girl of his dreams. The only problem? She’s a princess and he’s impersonating a prince―a crime punishable by imprisonment and floggings. Unable to tell Zoe his real name, he gives her a special navigation device. One that leads to the owner’s true love. Will this magic device lead Zoe to Tristan, or will her true love forever remain a mystery prince?

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Author Bio:

Author Photo- Mary WaibelMary lives with her husband, son and two cats. When she isn’t twisting fairytales, she enjoys reading, playing games, watching hockey, and camping. Her Princess of Valendria series (Quest of the Hart, Charmed Memories, Different Kind of Knight) are available from MuseItUp Publishing and other major retailers. Her novella, The Mystery Prince, is available at Amazon. Her Faery Marked (book 1 in the Faery Series) will be available from BookFishBooks this summer.

You can find Mary Waibel at:


7 comments so far

  1. Mary Waibel on

    Thanks so much for hosting me today, Sara-Jayne!

  2. Helena Fairfax on

    I’m a big lover of romance, too, Mary. I loved the pictures you used to illustrate your post. Good luck with The Mystery Prince!

    • Mary Waibel on

      Thanks, Helena!

      I had a fun time looking for them. Of the two, my favorite is the beautiful capture of Sleeping Beauty.

  3. HFBrainerd on

    Mary, your new book really intrigues me… adding it to my TBR list, where it can hang out with A Different Kind of Knight until I can get to them! 🙂

    • Mary Waibel on

      Aww, Thanks, Heather! Hope things are going well! {{HUGS}}

  4. Susan Bernhardt on

    Lovely, romantic thoughts in this blog, Mary. I also love the second illustration.

    Best wishes to you and also for your new novel, The Mystery Prince.


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