Sunday, August 9, 2020

Welcome, Rachel Hauck: New Release "To Love a Prince" and Q & A

Rachel Hauck is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She is a Christy Award Winner and a double RITA finalist. Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times Book Club. She is also the recipient of RT's Career Achievement Award.

A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, and a former sorority girl, Rachel and her husband live in central Florida. She is a huge Buckeyes football fan.

                                                                     Q & A 

Q: What's the name of the new series? And how many books do you foresee?

A: True Blue Royal. Right now, I have three books planned. But we'll see what else opens up as the stories unfold.

Q: What inspired you to write this story?

A: I first met HRH Prince Augustus, aka Prince Gus, in The Fifth Avenue Story Society. He was the jilted fiancé of Coral Winthrop, one of the society members. He doesn't have a point-of-view and we only see him through Coral's eyes, but I started to like the guy. I felt a bit sorry for him and wondered if I could give him a happy ending.

His journey is one of redemption, hope, and forgiveness. Most of us have experienced some sort of rejection or disappointment in life. We can relate to what Gus experienced. He thought he was marrying the love of his life only to find himself alone on their wedding day. Then he rebounded into another relationship that ended, albeit amicably. He feels like a big looser. Especially for a prince.

Q: Wow. We feel for him. Tell us about the heroine. She'd better be good to Gus!

A:  Daffodil Caron was a childhood friend of the prince’. But over the years they lost touch. She's a curator with the Royal Trust, and about to be engaged herself. She's a peaceful character, steady, doesn't see herself as she truly is—a future princess. She's ready to settle for good when the best is around the corner!

She and Gus both step into their true essence in this story.

Q: Go Daffodil. We like her already. So, Rachel, why another royal series?

A: Besides wanting to give Prince Gus a happy ending, royal stories were my most requested. I think they enchant readers of all ages! Plus, I do love a good royal romance. There are so many beautiful, spiritual layers we can all relate to in royal stories. I love this verse from Psalm 45.

Listen, O daughter, Consider and incline your ear; Forget your own people also, and your father’s house;

11 So the King will greatly desire your beauty; Because He is your Lord, worship Him.

12 And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.

13 The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace; Her clothing is woven with gold.

Sounds princess-like to me!

Q: I see the ebook is available for pre-order. What about print and audio?

A: Yes, ebook readers can pre-order. Print and audio will be up and ready on August 11th. So mark your calendars! I'm so excited about the print--the design is lovely. And the audio voice artist is fabulous!

Q: Will the book be in my library?

A: The book will be available for libraries to order in print and ebook,  but if not, ask them to order it. I know libraries love to provide books for their readers!

Q: I'm not sure if I want to pre-order. What's the benefit?

A: Great question. The pre-order price is a lovely $5.99. (In saleswoman's voice: "Get your deal now!") Ha! Plus, the book will automatically download on release day. You'll open your e-reader to find a new book!

Also, it helps me, and every author, in the sales rankings on release day. A good sales ranking, along with reviews, will get the book noticed by other readers. If you're not ready to pre-order, add the book to you Wish List. 

Q: Great! Where can we get a copy?

A: At your favorite online retailer. (Except CBD) 
Go to my web site for buying options.

Daffodil Caron is not a princess, even though she once dreamed of being one. After all, she grew up as a playmate to royal princes, running through the halls of Perrigwynn Palace in the North Sea’s Lauchtenland. But the day she stumbled upon a royal secret, everything changed.

Flash forward eighteen years, and Daffy’s living a sweet, non-royal life. A skilled art curator for the Royal Trust, she has friends, a flat in the heart of the capital city, and a handsome, successful boyfriend. The last person on her mind is Gus, the prince she once called her best mate.

HRH Prince Augustus is no longer “Prince Pudgy,” as caricatured by the press—he’s charming and gorgeous, possessing a world-famous smile. But after he’s jilted at the altar, then dumped by his second fiancĂ©, the spare heir to Lauchtenland’s ancient House of Blue finds solace on a Florida beach.

A year as a regular bloke allows him to rethink his purpose. He’s half decided his calling is to pour pints at a tiki bar rather than serve his country and the Family.

But a wild Frisbee toss down the beach changes his destiny.

Despite his long hair and beard, Daffy recognizes her prince. She reminds Gus of his heritage and assures him that he’s needed in Lauchtenland.

When Daffy and Gus find themselves on assignment at Hadsby Castle in preparation for his brother’s wedding ball, their friendship blooms into affection.

Then secrets are exposed, and Gus must choose between his past hurts and his future hope. And Daffy must trust her heart to forever love a prince.

“To Love a Prince is breathtaking and enchanting! Rachel Hauck is the queen of inspirational royal romance.” – Teri Wilson, bestselling author of Unleashing Mr. Darcy and Christmas Charms.

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