Princess Charming by Nicole Jordan is a new Cinderella inspired romance novel released today. This is a start to a new series by Jordan but it is unclear if any more fairy tale characters will serve as inspiration, see below. There is never a loss for new Cinderella romances, but the bigger name romance authors are taking up the fairy tale gauntlet more than in recent years just like in every other area of entertainment, it seems.
In Nicole Jordan’s dazzling new Regency series, the scandalous Wilde cousins seek true love by imitating history’s legendary lovers . . . beginning with Ashton Wilde, Marquis of Beaufort, who takes on the daunting role of Prince Charming to an unlikely Cinderella.
Thanks to the mischievous meddling of his matchmaking sister, Ashton Wilde meets a damsel in distress during the midnight magic of a lavish ball. But Maura Collyer isn’t looking for a prince—or an intimate pairing with any member of the scandalous noble Wilde family.
Intrigued by Maura’s beauty and daring, Ash is determined to aid in the rescue of her beloved stallion, gambled away by her wicked stepmother to an evil viscount. As their adventure becomes rife with peril and passion, Ash suspects he’s found his heart’s desire.
Even though her dearest friend may be her self-proclaimed fairy godmother, Maura is mortified at being pushed into a romance with a notorious rake such as Ash. Dashing and charming, he comes to Maura’s rescue just in time to help her steal back her precious horse. As they flee across the countryside, she can’t resist his sweet seduction. But is her prince playing a role in a fairy tale to test an improbable theory, or is the love awakening in her heart proof of her own happily ever after?
From one of Jordan's promotional emails, which leaves the question of whether or not other fairy tale characters will inspire the series:
In Princess Charming¸ our erstwhile hero, Ashton Wilde, Marquis of Beaufort, endears himself to an unlikely Cinderella, Maura Collyer, by helping her reclaim her beloved stallion, which her wicked stepmother sold to an evil viscount. As they flee across the countryside, their adventure becomes rife with peril and passion. Ah, yes, passion. You see, this new series finds the five scandalous Wilde cousins seeking true love by imitating history’s timeless legendary lovers—in fairy tales, Shakespeare’s plays, even romantic Greek myths.