Friday, December 19, 2014

The Royalty Trope


Hello! I’m Diane Alberts, but I also write as Jen McLaughlin! I am here today because I just released a new book in my Shillings Agency series with Entangled Brazen! It’s called SEDUCING THE PRINCESS, and it’s the third book in the Shillings Agency! The first two are TEMPORARILY YOURS and STEALING HIS HEART.

In SEDUCING THE PRINCESS, I play with the royal trope…but instead of the usual prince sweeping a normal girl off her feet, I did the opposite. This time, it’s the princess who woos a commoner…in this case, American bodyguard Gordon Waybrook. 

That’s something I had a lot of fun with! It’s almost always the prince with all the power in the royalty trope, but the princesses ten to be saved for Disney movies. Why is that? I don’t know, but I decided to break that pattern!

I think, as women, some part of us tends to fantasize about a prince charming type of guy sweeping us off our feet, and whisking us away to a royal palace, so we tend to like those books. But why can’t the princess, aka us, whisk away the prince? ;)

What’s a book that you read recently that broke the usual pattern—and did you like the change, or miss the old trope?

SEDUCING THE PRINCESS

He’ll give her exactly what she needs…

Protecting a princess is not what former marine Gordon Waybrook signed up for when he joined the Shillings Agency. But instead of the spoiled, regal little creature he expects, Isabelle VanGuard is a fiery, sexy-as hell woman who’s been denied what she needs for too long. And he’s just the man to break through her frozen public facade and give it to her.

When she’s with Gordon, all Isabelle can think about is pleasure. Their blistering chemistry is immediate and intense, but volatile. In fact, the only thing they agree on is that their one night together is just that—one night. Even after it becomes more. But tempers and temptation can’t disguise reality. Isabelle is a princess, and hot, hard, and tattooed bodyguard isn’t the Prince Charming her country expects…even if he’s exactly what she needs.



Author Bio:

Diane Alberts is a multi-published, bestselling contemporary romance author with Entangled Publishing. She also writes New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling new adult books under the name Jen McLaughlin. She’s hit the Top 100 lists on Amazon and Barnes and Noble numerous times with numerous titles. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author.  Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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