I have a lot of guilty pleasures, watching exercise infomercials, reading reviews for things I’ve already purchased to confirm said purchases are awesome, wearing pj’s to the McDonald’s drive thru, well you get the picture. My newest guilty pleasure is the website RejectedPrincesses.com. It is all about these crazy, sociopathic, wonderful women in history and lore who could never make it as a Disney Princess. Don’t get me wrong, Tatiana, Elsa and Merida have come a long way from their earlier incarnations (cough Cinderella,cough Sleeping Beauty, cough) but as bad-ass they could be at times, it was definitely in a PG kind of way. After escaping from a convent, this swashbuckler had the strength to chase her dreams: which were apparently to drink, fight, and womanize.
The Rejected Princesses were bad ass in a go to jail kind of way, and I love it. You’d think the mind behind this great site would be a woman, but in fact the author and illustrator is Jason Porath. He has an irreverent writing style that has me giggling every time I read his latest creation. Jason gives us a new princess once a week and it is worth the wait. This week Catalina de Erauso the Liuetenant Nun was featured. Her quick bio states: After escaping from a convent, this swashbuckler had the strength to chase her dreams: which were apparently to drink, fight, and womanize. You want to read more, don’t you J
I write romance and I love a good heroine, both figuratively and literally. I write heroines with kind hearts, who might have to do something nefarious, but always with the best of intentions. My heroines would never kill without good reason, or plot against her children or set fire to a convent so she can run away with a nun (um yeah, one of rejected princess sure did). But good grief, even if I don’t want to write about such ladies, it sure is fun reading about them. If you like to read about women with an edge (and with a side of sly humor) do yourself a favor and check out RejectedPrincesses.com, you definitely won’t regret it.