Friday, September 6, 2019

A Week of Royal Reads - Friday


Happy Friday! It’s the final day of royalty week, and today the featured book is…SCANDAL WITH A PRINCE!

Given that you're reading my blog, it’s likely you’ve already read this story, as it’s the first novel in the popular Royal Scandals series. However, if you missed it, now’s the ideal time to give it a read. In the coming months, there will be multiple releases in the Royal Scandals series. Though each book stands on its own, reading SCANDAL WITH A PRINCE (or doing a binge reread of the series) will get you revved for the new stories.

Here’s the cover and info on SCANDAL WITH A PRINCE, a contemporary royal romance set primarily in Barcelona:

A one night stand. A lifelong obsession.
 
One magical summer, Megan Hallberg met—and loved—Prince Stefano Barrali. But his royal duties took him home, and when she discovered she carried his child, she also discovered he was engaged…to a beautiful, worldly aristocrat. 

Ten years later, Stefano runs into Megan at the grand opening of a Barcelona hotel, and it’s his every sensual fantasy come to life. His memory of the stunning blonde and their passionate summer has haunted his dreams, and a night under the stars gives him the perfect opportunity to reclaim the woman he thought lost to him. 

Megan finds herself torn between passion with a prince and a fierce need to protect her daughter. Can the man who captured her heart so many years ago be her destiny…or her downfall? 

To read the first chapter, hear an audio sample, or see Behind the Scenes photos, check out the SCANDAL WITH A PRINCE page on the Nicole Burnham website.

Upcoming Royal Scandals titles will be available in ebook, print, and audio. To receive a notice when they’re released, feel free to sign up for my newsletter here. All subscribers receive the bonus short story A ROYAL SCANDALS WEDDING, which gives a peek into Megan Hallberg and Prince Stefano’s world after the events of SCANDAL WITH A PRINCE. You'll be able to select the version that matches your particular ereader, smartphone, or computer.

Thanks for joining me for royalty week. I hope you found a new author to enjoy, or a new title from a favorite author. If you have other recommendations for great royal romance stories, feel free to post to the comments.
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Thursday, September 5, 2019

A Week of Royal Reads - Thursday

Thursday is here, and with it a royal romance from author Victoria Pinder. If you’ve never read her work, you might enjoy FORBIDDEN CROWN, a marriage of convenience story.

Prince Antonio Aussa is almost out of time. If he doesn’t find a wife within the next two weeks, he’ll be forced to forsake his destiny and disappoint his parents. Kristin Wells is desperate for money. If she doesn’t find a well-paying job soon, her dream of finishing grad school will die.

When Kristin walks into Antonio’s Miami office, he sees a way out of his royal dilemma, but first he needs to convince her to go along with his plan. Before either knows what’s happening, their whirlwind pretend romance turns into something more. But soon their seemingly perfect union stirs up more trouble than they could have ever imagined, jeopardizing their agreement.

With everything on the line for them, can the couple from opposite worlds find a way to make their arrangement work, or will their deeper connection cause them to lose everything in the end…including each other?

For more info on FORBIDDEN CROWN, links to retailers, or to read about the other titles in the Princes of Avce series, check out Victoria Pinder's website.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A Week of Royal Reads - Wednesday


It’s Wednesday, which means it’s day three of royalty week! 

I’m happy to share Tara Wyatt’s newest release today. THE ROYAL TREATMENT is a contemporary standalone romance.

Princess Audrey of Clervaux is on a humanitarian trip to Ndola, a small country in southeast Africa. She’s focused on her work, and her immediate attraction to her sexy Scottish bodyguard, Callum MacLeod, takes her by surprise. When the ex-soldier kisses her, it becomes impossible to deny the chemistry between them. For Audrey, falling feels inevitable.
Callum MacLeod is damaged. Having spent years in the military, he’s seen horrors most can only imagine. He simply survives with his trauma, never looking for what he thought he couldn’t have. That is, until Princess Audrey stumbles into his life. She is beauty and light and goodness, and his need for her consumes him, even though he knows he’s too old and too broken for her.
How can a war-weary former SAS lieutenant and a virgin princess who come from completely different worlds have a future? Desire brings them together, but reality may tear them apart.
Sounds like the kind of story that will make you believe in love at first sight, doesn’t it? (And with a princess, no less.)

If you'd like to read the first chapter, or for links to your retailer of choice, click here to go to Tara Wyatt's website. You can read more about Tara and get a sneak peek of her other works, including Until The Sun Sets, a novella that was a finalist for the RITA award.

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

A Week of Royal Reads - Tuesday

Day Two of royalty week is here! Today, I'm happy to feature Kylie Gilmore's new release, ROYAL SHARK, which is out today. 

Here's the down and dirty preview:

Adrian
I’m a gentleman and a card shark, so taking the lead on the new upscale casino on Villroy is a natural fit. I’m proud to run the place, especially given our flagging economy. Except, after a month in operation, it’s been proving to be more than one prince can handle. I need a right-hand man (or woman) to make this operation a success, and hundreds of jobs are counting on me.

And then my twin, Silvia, gets in touch about Sara, a girl we were close to as children when her family summered in Villroy. Ironically, at twelve, we swore a solemn vow to marry when we were twenty-five. We’re now twenty-five.
But that’s not why Silvia contacted me. Turns out that Sara, like me, loves poker, but now she’s in trouble, running a poker game in New York and upping the pot high enough to attract the wealthy underbelly of the city. Of course, I ride to the rescue with the perfect solution—a job, working for me.

Except the stubborn woman won’t stop her game, won’t leave New York, and won’t leave her sister who’s all grown up. Now I find myself wanting her for more than just business, unable to leave her in such a dangerous situation. But my kingdom is counting on me to make the casino a success.

Something’s got to give.

This is the sixth book in Kylie's series about the Rourkes, but you don't need to start with book one. If you're interested in learning more about ROYAL SHARK or connecting to your retailer of choice, visit Kylie Gilmore's website. You can see the rest of the series and preorder upcoming titles. Enjoy!

Monday, September 2, 2019

A Week of Royal Reads - Monday

Recently, an email from popular author Tara Wyatt popped up in my inbox (always a good thing, right?) Tara and I both write romances set in the world of modern royalty. Given that readers who enjoy my stories are likely to enjoy other royal romances, and that there are several of us who write about contemporary royal families, she thought it'd be fun to pull together a week of royal romance for all of our readers. So, for the next five days, I'll share tales of princes, princesses, and their tangled romantic lives. Give them a try. You might discover a great read!

First up: Rachel Lacey and IF THE SHOE FITS.

This is the first book in Rachel's Almost Royal series, and a perfect first read if you haven't tried her books yet. Here's the quick summary:

NOT ALL FAIRYTALES END AT MIDNIGHT

Elle Davenport is no princess—she just dresses up as one for her job at a local theme park. But when she gets the call that she’s won a contest to live and work at a real-life castle in Virginia, she finally feels like she’s found her calling. If she’s successful, her venture could become permanent, and that sounds like Elle’s idea of the perfect modern-day fairytale. There’s only one problem: the castle’s grumpy—and sexy—new owner wants her gone as soon as possible.

Theo Langdon never imagined he’d inherit the title of Earl of Highcastle so young. With his grandfather’s recent death, he needs to sell Rosemont Castle so he can return to London. If only he wasn’t butting heads with the vivacious new property manager at every corner. Although he’s got a life waiting for him in London, Rosemont Castle suddenly feels a lot like home, thanks to Elle. As the clock winds down on her time at the castle, he’ll have to reconcile his obligations in London with the American woman who’s stolen his heart.

If you're interested in reading the first chapter, seeing the Pinterest board behind the story, or for links to your retailer of choice, visit Rachel Lacey's website. There's information on the entire Almost Royal series, including bonus material.