Dear Ripped Bodice Community,
We want to make sure we are keeping you updated on how we are handling this crisis. It’s been a very challenging time but we are hanging in there.
The shop remains closed to all customers with no events on the calendar. Once we have more clarity about the ongoing health crisis, we will reevaluate the calendar and let everyone know.
We are still accepting online orders and have adopted a process to best comply with the evolving guidelines from California and LA County Departments of Health.
This means that Leah is processing all incoming orders and our staff has been instructed to stay at home. Because this is now a one-woman operation, shipping may be slower than normal. We love and appreciate your support in this incredibly difficult time, so we ask that you bear with us as we continue to fill orders.
We are now accepting new orders for care packages. However, because we are down to a shipping staff of one, we will be accepting orders in batches so as not to overwhelm Leah. Head to this link to enter your email address, and we’ll send you the order link once it’s your turn.
Questions about orders (or anything) can be directed to email@example.com
Finally, now is a great time to think about becoming a Patron of the store.
There is already a ton of cool content you can check out on our page. Including 12 original short stories from some amazing romance authors. Vlogs and other fun stuff. We know this is not an option for everyone and that's totally okay and understandable. But if you're looking for a way to help, this is a great option.
We hope you are all doing okay and making it through one day at a time.
xoxo, Bea & Leah and Fitz
Maiden & Princess (Hardcover)
In this modern fairy tale, a strong, brave maiden is invited to attend the prince's royal ball, but at the dance, she ends up finding true love in a most surprising place.
"The prince is smart and strong,"
she confided in her mother.
"But if I'm being honest,
I see him as a brother."
Her mother said, "Just go!
And have a bit of fun.
The prince might not be right,
but you could meet the one."
Once in a faraway kingdom, a strong, brave maiden is invited to attend the prince's royal ball, but she's not as excited to go as everyone else. After her mother convinces her to make an appearance, she makes a huge impression on everyone present, from the villagers to the king and queen, but she ends up finding true love in a most surprising place. This book is published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance.
About the Author
Daniel Haack is an Emmy Award winner who made his children's book debut with Prince & Knight. He loves writing stories that are filled with action and adventure (and okay, maybe a little bit of romance, too). He graduated from Ithaca College as a Park Scholar and is a Saul Zaentz Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A former Wisconsin farm boy, Daniel currently splits his time between Los Angeles and Boston. Find out more at danielhaack.com.
Isabel Galupo lives and works in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ithaca College as a Park Scholar with a BS in screenwriting and also participated in the Lambda Literary Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices. When not writing, Isabel FaceTimes with her four younger sisters and daydreams about the fat, squishy pug that she will one day adopt. Visit isabelgalupo.com to learn more.
Becca Human is an artist and filmmaker living and working in London, England. Their colorful illustrations, comics, and films fluctuate between narrative and abstract, and are often driven by themes of futurism, isolation, and surrealism. You can find their work at beccahuman.com.
There is wonderful diversity in the colorful illustrations-the royal family is Black, the visiting princesses come from multicultural backgrounds, and a range of body types are represented. . . . Share widely this sweet, openhearted fairy-tale that gently affirms all kinds of love.
— Booklist, STARRED REVIEW