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Re-Cover Reveal: Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram

Title: Cinder & Ella

Author: Kelly Oram

Publisher: Bluefields Publishing

Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Fairy Tale Retelling

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What would you do if your anonymous Internet best friend turned out to be the nation’s hottest celebrity?

Cinder458: Your blogaversary is coming up, right?

EllaTheRealHero: Do all those Hollywood friends of yours know you use words like blogaversary?

Cinder458: Of course not. I need your address. Got you a blogaversary present.

Cinder got me a gift?

My heart flipped.

Not that I was in love with my Internet best friend or anything. That would be utterly ridiculous. The boy was cocky and stubborn and argued with everything I said just to be infuriating. He also had lots of money, dated models—which meant he had to be hot—and was a closet book nerd.

Funny, rich, hot, confident, book lover. Definitely not my type. Nope. Not at all.

It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.

Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.

What readers are saying about Cinder & Ella:

“Cinder & Ella is emotionally overwhelming read. This is a story about family, friendship, fame, love, losing beloved person and overcoming terrible accident that turns your life upside down, also about courage and weaknesses. It shows that nothing is only black or white. That every person - even the 'bad one' - has his side of a story. I laughed, I cried, I was enraged and happy at the same time. … Cinder & Ella is definitely worth the read!” Maggie, Reader in Wonderland, on Goodreads

"A story that has it all: tears, laughs, sparks and a drop-dead swoonworthy hero. Give it a while and DreamWorks will pick up this story for a movie adaption, no doubt." Anna Katmore, author of Play With Me and Neverland 

Bonus Material:

The first two chapters of Cinder & Ella, as read by the author:

Character interview:

Cast picks:

How Brian met Ella (their email exchange):

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Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen—a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which her family and friends still tease her. She's obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and likes to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, four children, and her cat, Mr. Darcy.

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