{Blog Tour +Interview} Part-Time Princess by Pamela DuMond

Friday, September 26, 2014

Part-Time Princess by Pamela DuMond 

Publication date: Spring 2014
Series: Ladies in Waiting, #1
Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis:

Two Princes are in love with her. Too bad she’s an imposter…


Hold tight to your tiara, grab your scepter and be prepared for the New Adult hilarious, modern-day romantic-comedy ride of your life!

Rated PG-13 and mildly R for:

Sexual innuendo.
Hot Guys.
Hot Guys who are Princes.
Flirting.
Romance.
The occasional naughty word.
The occasional naughty royal fantasy.


The occasional naughty deed.
Romance.
Castles.
Ladies-in-Waiting.
Parties!
Cocktails.
A puppy.
Gowns.
Intrigue.
Chocolate.
Champagne.
A Royal Wedding!
Comedy.
Sexiness.
More Romance.
And—a Happily-Ever-After Ending (Just not the way you expected it!)

Lucy Trabbicio’s a down-on-her-luck, young, American, former biker-bar cocktail waitress desperate to find a job. Lady Elizabeth Billingsley hires Lucy to travel to Fredonia, the tiny jewel of a country in the Alps, for ten days ‘tops’ to impersonate her.

Say what? How the heck is that going to happen?
In the mother of all makeovers, Elizabeth’s people teach Lucy how to dress, walk, talk, eat, be coiffed and even get naked like a European Lady.

The goal?

To keep Crown Prince Cristoph Timmel interested in Elizabeth until she finishes her unexpected, pressing personal business in the States.

But fate intervenes… Lucy meets and is wildly attracted to sexy, bad-boy Nick on the oh-so-long flights to Fredonia. Unfortunately for Lucy—Nick and Elizabeth have a hot sexual history, which Nick wants to immediately resume.

Prince Cristoph proposes marriage. What’s an imposter girl to do? Elizabeth insists that she’ll make it back home in time for the wedding. Lucy accepts Cristoph’s proposal and is on the fast track to becoming a Princess but continues to fall for the wrong Prince of Fredonia—Nick. When another tiny glitch arises—someone’s trying to kill her.

The only folks helping Lucy are her wild, party hard, take-no-prisoners Ladies-in-Waiting.

When the real Lady Elizabeth decides she’s not marrying Cristoph and never returning to Fredonia, Lucy’s faced with an uncomfortable decision—continue her deception, marry the prince she’s not in love with and live a dream life albeit without Nick, her dream guy? Or tell the truth and return to poverty and oblivion?

A modern day sexy fairy tale with romance, twists and turns, LOL moments, a few tears and an empowering ending.




Purchase Links:
Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo


The Interview


Thanks so much for having me here! I’m tickled to be featured on WatchaReading Blog.

  • Are there any authors that you look up to or inspire you?
I look up to too many authors to include. 

In regards to Rom-Com novelists I respect Elle Casey, Lisa Lutz, Stephanie Bond, Janet Evanovich and Shelly Fredman to name a few. I admire Ann Brashares for all of her books in multiple genres. She amazes me.

  • Did you know that you always wanted to be a writer?
Not really. As a kid I stuttered, was incredibly geeky, and was picked on. My folks took my to the local library almost every week where I usually checked out eight books, returned them the following week, and checked out eight more. I was an avid reader, always wrote, but didn’t realize that writing could become a profession.

  • What made you want to write Part-Time Princess?
I had just finished writing my first NA book called The Story of You and Me, which is sweet, romantic, funny and incredibly emotional.

I realized I needed to write something that was primarily romantic and funny. Something that would make me and my readers flat out laugh—a lot. I came up with the idea for a princess-impersonator during a yoga class and I just ran with it.

I started writing this book before we realized we had to move my mama to Assisted Living. And I finished it after she died unexpectedly on 2/16/14. Writing a rom-com book during a dark time was a strange journey for me. And maybe a gift from heaven. Laugh while you cry.

  • Is there a specific place you go to where you feel inspired?
If I need inspiration I exercise. That always does it for me. The gym. Yoga. A really tough work-out class. A fast beach-walk. Cleaning my house.

I live in California but I frequently draw on my Midwestern roots when I write. I feel my Midwestern upbringing gives my heroines a little practicality, humor, down-to-earth attitude, and a little kick-ass attitude to boot. 

  • Describe Part-Time Princess in less than 5 words.
Romance. Friendship. Surprises. Laughter.  

  • Do you make your books out of real-life experiences or is it all your imagination?
Totally combo on this one. Some stories are loosely based on things that happen in my life. The vast majority is imagined.

  • If you had the chance to collaborate with any author, who would it be and why?
This is a hard one. I have so many author ‘crushes’. I love Ann Brashares, especially for her book, My Name is Memory. I love Shelly Fredman for her very funny and clever Brandy Alexander books. I’d love to do a combo book with her someday. Elle Casey is rocking rom-com. I’d love to do something with her. I recently stumbled upon author Mimi Strong with her Peaches books. She’s hilarious as is Victoria Wessex.

  • Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
This is the Golden Age for writers. Do not allow anyone to tell you “No.” DO allow a lot of folks to edit your ms. I’ve learned the hard way that one or two, or three editors still don’t find and correct all your goofs and typos. Having goofs and typos does not make you a ‘less-than-writer’. It simply makes you a storyteller who needs several great editors.


This or That Questions?

Morning or night?
Night.

Paperback or E-book?
Def e-book.

Contemporary or Paranormal?
Def Contemp unless you consider YA time travel paranormal. 

Vampires or Werewolves?
Neither.

Summer or Winter?
Winter - but in Southern California!

Reading or Writing?
That’s like asking ‘Breathing or Eating’? Both!



Giveaway:

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
20$ Amazon Gift Card
3x eBook copy of Part-Time Princess
2x eBook copy of The Messenger
2x eBook copy of The Story of You and Me

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Author Bio


Pamela DuMond is the author who discovered Erin Brockovich’s life story, thought it would make a great movie and pitched it to ‘Hollywood’.

She writes romantic comedic mysteries, romantic YA time travel and New Adult romance.

Her book The Story of You and Me was a Quarterfinalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Award (ABNA) 2014 in Romance.

Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys was a Quarterfinalist in ABNA 2013 in Mystery .

She’s addicted to TV shows — The Voice and Reign. The movies Love Actually and The Bourne trilogy (with Matt Damon — not that other actor guy,) make her cry ever time she watches them. (Like — a thousand.)

When she’s not writing Pamela’s also a chiropractor and cat wrangler. She loves reading, the beach, working out, movies, TV, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.

She likes her coffee strong, her cabernet hearty, her chocolate dark, her foods non-GMO and she lives for a good giggle.

Author links:
http://www.pameladumond.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4430293.Pamela_DuMond
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pamela-DuMond-Books/694104930620682
https://twitter.com/Pamela_DuMond



The Blog Tour:

September 22nd
-Bad Bird Reads >>Review
-Nick’s Book Blog >> Playlist
-A Little Bit of R&R >> Guest Post
-Cindy’s Love of Books >> Review
-Indie Authors You Want to Read >> Excerpt

September 23rd
-Book Briefs >> Review
-Dandelion Dreams >> Review
-Fic Talk >> Excerpt

September 24th
-OldVictorianQuill >> Review
-Hit or Miss Books >> Review
-I know that Book >> Guest Post
-The Bookwhore Diaries >> Review
-The Biblio Files: Confessions of a Book Whore >> Excerpt
-Rampant Readers >> Review

September 25th
-Pieces of Whimsy >> Excerpt
-Tome Tender >> Review
-Underneath the Covers >> Interview
-Future Slayer Girl’s Butt-Kicking Reviews >> Review

September 26th
-Journey with Books >> Review
-Watcha Reading >> Interview
-A Journey Through Pages >> Review
-Broadway Girl Book Reviews >> Review
-All Booked Up YA >> Review

2 comments:

  1. I'm also a big fan of Ann Brashares! I loved her Traveling Pants books. I have not read My Name is Memory, though. I do own it I should get into that soon, eh!? >.< Great interview, ladies!

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  2. Thanks Karina for featuring me and Part-time Princess on your blog. Loved it! Giselle - Definitely read My Name is Memory. It's amazing. xo

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