Fiction Focus: ‘Rapunzel Untangled’ preview

Fiction Focus turns it spotlight to our upcoming February titles, which will be in bookstores on Feb. 12.

First up is Cindy Bennett’s “Rapunzel Untangled,” which is available for pre-order right now on and


Rapunzel:Can I ask how you you’d feel about climbing a trellis?

Fane: Are you saying I need to climb a trellis to get to you? Awesome!

Rapunzel:Yes. I can’t let you in the front door, so you’ll have to climb up to my room. If I can discover myaddress, then I’ll tell you where to find the correct trellis.

Fane: You GENUINELY don’t know your address? Huh.

Rapunzel: I know the name of my house. Does that help? It’s actually my own last name.

Fane: Your house has a name? Can’t be too many of maybe that will help.

Rapunzel took a deep breath, then plunged.

Rapunzel:My last name is Gothel. I live at Gothel Manor. Do youknow where it is?

The cursor flashed for so long without response Rapunzel thought he’d signed off.

Fane: Sorry. Just a bit stunned, here. Are you saying you live at GOTHEL MANSION??? THE GothelMansion?

Rapunzel stared at his words. Was her home well known? Why did he call it Gothel Mansion instead of Gothel Manor? And why did he think she was kidding about living here?

Rapunzel:My mother calls it Gothel Manor, so maybe that’s different?

Fane: No, Rapunzel. There’s only one that I know of. It has to be the same. Are you telling me thetruth here?

Rapunzel:Yes, of course.

Fane: So you live in the tower?

Rapunzel:Uh, the tower? I don’t know. Is it a tower?

Fane: Yes, it is. I know where it is. I’ll be there Friday at 8.

Rapunzel sensed the difference in his tone. Something wasn’t right.

Fane: Rapunzel, promise me one thing.


Fane: Don’t Google your house.

2 thoughts on “Fiction Focus: ‘Rapunzel Untangled’ preview

  • January 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Ok. Great conversation! I have got to read this book now!! That was hilarious! My daughter and I loved Geek Girl, so we are looking forward to reading this. Thanks!

    • January 28, 2013 at 11:59 am

      We’re glad you’re excited. Spread the word!

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