Thank you so much for your patience as we’ve banged the drum about the impending arrival of our own royal baby. It’s a boy! AND a girl! And its birthday is today:
Yes, our new novel is finally in stores today, and available online. If you haven’t already, we can’t wait for you to meet Nick and Bex; if you read the sample chapters, well, get ready, because now you get Freddie. If you’re not sure whether you want to read it, you can still sample the first seven chapters for free, and we are THRILLED to report that we received a really exciting review from Entertainment Weekly in the current issue. We also landed at No. 3 on the Must List (we might have shrieked; Jon Hamm is basically hovering over us, which is exactly as we would have designed it).
We’re so excited, and we can’t tell you how grateful we are for all the amazing support we’ve gotten from Fug Nation from step one: as we wrote it, as we went insane trying to trim it down, and in the last few crazy months leading up to today. You guys are wonderful, and we wouldn’t be here without you. We hope you love The Royal We as much as we do — the only people who know better than y’all how hard we worked on it are the ones who live with us.
Bonus: There will be booze at our signings tonight in New York City, and Thursday in Washington, D.C. If you are in the area, please come by — we’d love to raise a glass and thank you in person for being awesome. Click here to jump to the details about the signings.
What’s the book about? Once more, with feeling:
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.
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TONIGHT! Tuesday, APRIL 7: NEW YORK, NY
Book Culture on Columbus, 7 p.m.
450 Columbus Avenue (between 81st and 82nd)
New York, NY, 10024
Thursday, APRIL 9: WASHINGTON, D.C.
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Washington, DC 20036
And here are some of the reviews and blurbs we’ve been lucky enough to get for The Royal We so far:
“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
“Readers should prepare to lose their hearts to The Royal We, a loving satire that is scandalously funny and wonderfully romantic.” – BookPage
“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.” — Emma Straub, author of the New York Times bestseller The Vacationers
“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.” — J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times Bestselling author of The Engagements, Maine and Commencement
“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.” — Jen Doll, author of Save the Date
We hope you’ll decide to read The Royal We and we hope that you fall in love with it. Most of all, we can’t wait to finally get to talk to you about all the shenanigans that everyone gets up to in this book. Happy reading!