I admit to indulging in several guilty pleasures. One of them is being addicted to the classic category romances starring an arrogant, powerful, seductive hero who is eventually brought down to his knees by the love of a strong, feisty heroine. You know, those romances that have titles with words like royalty, mistress, and billionaire.
I've written my own category romance, Her Royal Masquerade, featuring a handsome prince looking for a princess bride at any cost. I'm pleased to announce I'll be taking my first spin at self-publishing with this book. I hope to share a beautiful cover soon and am planning a fall release. This will be the first in a three book Her Royal Romance series. I'm excited to share the blurb with you today.
Time is running out for Prince Vittorio. His father’s health is failing and he must find a royal bride. Fast. He’s never forgotten his glimpse of a beautiful Scandinavian princess and lures her to his Mediterranean country with an invitation to his father’s birthday ball. He’d planned to propose a marriage agreement as cold as her icy reputation, but then he discovers she's as colorful and warm as a summer sunset. The heat between them flares red-hot and when she allows him to seduce her, Vittorio sees his future unfolding just as he had planned. But what he doesn’t know is that the woman in his bed is not a princess at all.
The last thing schoolteacher Mia Holmberg expects when she masquerades as her royal cousin is to be swept off her feet by a charming prince. The incredible night in Vittorio’s arms is like a fairy tale come true, but she’d never want the life of a real princess, with all its pomp and politics. Knowing they can never have a future together, she slips out of his bed and back to reality, where she belongs. But Vittorio discovers the deception and kidnaps Mia back to his palace, demanding she be his mistress until the real princess appears. Despite her attempts to stay aloof, Mia soon learns there’s more to the prince than arrogance and attitude, but now she’s in danger of falling in love with a man she can never have.
This won't be an erotic romance, like most of my recent releases have been, but I promise a sexy, emotional read just the same. I'll be sharing updates on Her Royal Masquerade as they become available and have to say that I'm really excited about this book! I'm busy working on book two in the series, Her Royal Bodyguard.
Silken Canvas-available now
Voluptuous - coming Sept 6th
Her Royal Masquerade - coming fall 2013
Playing for Read - coming March 18, 2014