Just a friendly Emmys week reminder: The Royal We is a Kindle Monthly Deal for September, which means it is only $3.99 right now. But only until the end of the month, so DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. Read it for the first time! Get a e-book version so you have it on your person at all times! Gift it to a Kindle-owning friend and rack up major Thoughtful Friend Points!
Here’s the link for this excellent deal one more time. $3.99, for a sweeping epic love/a charmingly devilish younger brother/a look inside a variety of palaces and British drinking establishments/a weird possibly fatal drinking game/strange boarding school rituals explained/raunchy adventures of a historic table? DO IT.
Want more info on the book before you finally pull the trigger? Read on:
American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy-tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it’s Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain’s future king. And when Bex can’t resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.
Dating Nick immerses Bex in ritzy society, dazzling ski trips, and dinners at Kensington Palace with him and his charming, troublesome brother Freddie. But the relationship also comes with unimaginable baggage: hysterical tabloids, Nick’s sparkling and far more suitable ex-girlfriends, and a royal family whose private life is much thornier and more tragic than anyone on the outside knows. The pressures are almost too much to bear, as Bex struggles to reconcile the man she loves with the monarch he’s fated to become.
Which is how she gets into trouble.
Now, on the eve of the wedding of the century, Bex is faced with whether everything she’s sacrificed for love — her career, her home, her family, maybe even herself – will have been for nothing.
“Smart, funny…[Cocks and Morgan] write like the pros they’ve become,” — Janet Maslin, The New York Times (Summer Reading Pick)
“The characters should all be familiar: the heir to the British throne, his mischievous younger brother, his granny and the pretty commoner he meets in college. But in this version by bloggers Cocks and Morgan (a.k.a. the Fug Girls), the girl is American. Nick and Bex’s love story is so fun and dishy, you’ll hope for a sequel–with royal babies.“—People
“Lively and quippy…a breezy, juicy novel that’s like The Princess Diaries with fewer made-up countries and more sex—the kind of book you can imagine Pippa sneaking into Kensington Palace.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Hysterical” — #3 on Entertainment Weekly‘s Must List, in the April 3, 2015 issue
“Readers should prepare to lose their hearts to The Royal We, a loving satire that is scandalously funny and wonderfully romantic.” – BookPage
“Royal watchers and chick-lit fans alike will delight in this sparkling tale. Pure fun.” – Publishers Weekly
“Pages of biting humor and breathtaking glamour rewrite a fairy tale into something more satisfying than a stack of tabloids.” – Kirkus
“The authors hit all the right notes in this funny, smart, emotional tale.” — Library Journal, starred review
“Cocks and Morgan tackled their first dip into mainstream fiction for adults and nailed it. The Royal We is a ‘wonderful tale of young love, peppered with animated characters, difficult hardships and self-discovery.” — RT Book Reviews
“This delightful spin on the story of Prince William and Kate Middleton is the perfect beachy, weekend read for anyone who loves love stories with a healthy dose of humor…. Part fairy tale, part cautionary tale, the novel is pure fun from start to finish.” — Library Reads (Top 10 Pick for April, 2015)
“The Royal We is full of love and humor, and delicious in too many ways to mention in one little blurb. I read this novel as quickly as I could, relishing any few minutes I had to turn back to its pages. An absolute delight.”
“A joy from start to finish. The Royal We is that rare novel that makes you think, makes you cry, and is such fun to read that you’ll want to clear your schedule until you’ve turned the final page. But be warned–Cocks and Morgan have created a world so rich, a romance so compelling, and characters so funny and alive, that you’ll be terribly sad to see them go.”
“The Royal We is as engrossing and deeply satisfying as any royal wedding documentary, and it’s a thousand times more fun, from the fairy tale to the inevitable foibles. You will want Bex Porter to be your best friend. You will feel the same way about Cocks and Morgan, who are warm, witty, hilarious, and moving in their depiction of a very complicated relationship indeed.”
“A heartfelt exploration of a life lived in the spotlight, The Royal We balances dishy decadence with an honest look at the sacrifices required to stay princess to Prince Charming.“
PS: If you’re not in the United States, The Royal We is now available in English in e-book in many countries, one of which is probably yours! In most of these places, it should be available on all platforms that you use for your e-book reading, from Kindle to Kobo to iBooks, but here are the Amazon links for those of you in the countries where we have the most readers, just for ease of use. I believe you will also find that these are very well-priced at the moment as well. (Although they have a different cover.)