Part-time Princess by Pamela DuMond
(Ladies in Waiting #1)
Publication date: Spring 2014
Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance
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:
Hot Guys who are Princes.
The occasional naughty word.
The occasional naughty royal fantasy.
The occasional naughty deed.
A Royal Wedding!
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.
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.
What country would I like to be princess of?
My first choice would be to go with Fredonia, the country that comedienne Groucho Marx originally made up, that I borrowed for my book, Part-time Princess (Ladies-in-Waiting, #1).
Fredonia is set in the French Alps, tucked between Italy, France and Switzerland. It would be similar in size to Monaco. I imagine parts of the country to be like the town of Stresa, situated in the lake country of Northern Italy, on the banks of Lago di Maggiore.
Lago di Maggiore is similar to Lake Como, but less touristy. It’s very pristine and gorgeous with castles and mountain lakes and always—fabulous food.
Being that Fredonia is so close to Switzerland, I invented its most famous export to be its very fine chocolate. Also the country’s most popular dog would be mutts and in close second Bernese Mountain Dogs.
Fredonia would have clean and have inexpensive public transportation as well as bike paths in all its towns and cities. There would be very little crime. Only non-GMO foods would be allowed in Fredonia. So even though desserts might be caloric—they would still be healthy.
Every Wednesday there would only be a half-day at work, making hump day just a little easier. Massages, mani-pedis, facials, chocolate, and movie tickets would also be ½ off on Wednesday afternoons.
Free yoga and workout classes would be offered in public parks on a daily basis when the weather allowed, and inside spacious public buildings if it rained or snowed.
Cocktail hour would always include ½ off for the Ladies.
Littering would be an offense punished by community service. There would be a few designated smoking areas—but only outdoors. Smokers would be encouraged to try those e-cigs and offered free programs to quit smoking.
Health care would be affordable in Fredonia. Reading would be encouraged. Reality TV, with the exception of the music shows, would be banned.
Kindness and laughter would be encouraged. Road rage discouraged. Most Fredonians would live long, happy and healthy lives.
Doesn’t this sound like a great country to live in?
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.
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