Friday, April 26, 2013

*BLOG TOUR* Character Interview for Nichole Chase's Suddenly Royal

It's Blog Tour time, baby! Today's a fun day because we're getting the inside look at the Palace thru the fabulous Princess Catherine! So, get excited and be sure to enter the giveaways at the end!

Before we begin, let's get the lowdown on the book, shall we?

Suddenly Royal
by Nichole Chase
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2013
Genre: New Adult

Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

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Hi everyone! Welcome to our little slumber party at the palace, graciously hosted by the awesome Princess Catherine!

(turns to Catherine) You don’t mind if I call you Cathy do you? After reading Suddenly Royal, I feel like you could easily be my new best friend.

Aw! You’re so sweet. Of course you can.

So, since we’re all friends here, it’s time for some chit chat, some gossip, and some gushing over cute guys. And since this is a tabloid/paparazzi free zone, let’s go all out! We have snacks, tons of movies, and pajamas. I’m so ready for this...

Oh, pass the chocolate covered pretzels. I love those things.
*passes the massive bowl of pretzels* Dig in!

Cathy, I’m curious. There’s been a lot of attention put on Lilaria lately and the recent discovery of Duchess Rousseau, aka. Sam. What’s it like for you having her as a new edition in your life?

Sam is awesome. I love everything about her; her accent, her sense of humor. She’s really livened the palace up. I don’t know how we made this long without her. Everything that made her think she wouldn’t fit, is exactly what we needed.

How do you feel about her and your brother, Alex, being together as a couple?

They’re perfect, right? I can’t believe she was so stubborn about it all. It’s a little gross at times, the goo-goo eyes kill me, but I get it.

By the way, speaking of Alex...he’s, uh, not he? *blush* Sorry, I know it’s probably gross for you, but I kinda have a crush on him. He kinda looks a lot like a young Chris Hemsworth.

Oh, don’t go there! Don’t ruin Chris Hemsworth for me! *groan* But, yeah. He sort of does. Okay. He really does. I’m so disgusted now.
*Giggle* Sorry! (not really...)

What’s next for you? What do you see for yourself in the next few years?

I have a few more years at school and then… I don’t know. I guess working for the family business. *shrugs* Hopefully I can do some charity work that I’ll enjoy.

Any guys in your life right now?

No. Not that I care. *gets quiet and plays with the popcorn bowl* I think I intimidate them. Or, my family intimidates them, which is the same thing. And if he’s not intimidated, I think he’s after my title. I mean, we’re supposed to assume guys only want one thing, right? But with me, they want lots of things—and none of it really has to do with me.

Oh, hon. *hugs* You're such an awesome and lovable person. I just know you'll get your happy ending once you meet the right guy.

Do you think Nichole has any plans to write about you any time soon? I think you’d make such a fantastic subject!!

Oh my god, I hope so! Maybe I’d get a happy ever after or—heck, I’d settle for a great one night stand with someone that only wants sex. *looks over her shoulder conspiratorially* No strings. No trying to get in the paper or a royal title. Just sex. Maybe she could write that? I’d settle for sex. At this rate I’m going to give the Virgin Queen a run for her money as the Virgin Princess.

*Hear that Ms. Nichole Chase??*

Ok, a couple quick questions then it’s time for popcorn and movies!


Quiet night in or night on the town?

Night on the town!

Favorite food?

Chocolate Mousse from Luca’s!

Latest book that you read?

Sam made me read Fall Guy by Liz Reinhardt—LOVED. IT.
OOH, that's on my TBR pile....

Celebrity Crush?

Johnny Depp

And speaking of which, it’s time for movies and I just so happen to have Chocolat (An old school Depp movie!) featuring your celeb crush!

Thanks for joining us everyone! Feel free to stick around to watch with us! And remember, what happens at the palace, stays at the palace!

About the Author: 

Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule.

For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs.

Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. Ms. Chase is the author of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy, Flukes, and Suddenly Royal (including several short stories).

Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, dog, tortoise, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.

Where to purchase & learn more:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Author's Website

And now...time for the giveaways!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

From Nichole:

To celebrate the official release of Suddenly Royal, I wanted to do something special. I could have done another giveaway, but that just didn’t seem like enough. This year, I’ve seen a lot of sad things, but I’ve also seen some amazing, spectacular people step forward to help. In a time of uncertainty and confusion, I feel like it’s important to celebrate those that are doing good and making a difference around them. So, this is what I want to do. I want to treat someone like a princess for a day. Really pamper them and make them feel special and loved.

But how to choose? Instead of doing a random drawing, I want you—my readers—to nominate someone deserving. Leave a comment on this post describing your deserving nominee and I will choose five people. Then you guys get to vote on who is the most deserving. All five of those people will receive a small package from me—but the one person with the most votes will receive the grand prize!

What is the grand prize, you ask? Well, let me tell you. We’re pulling out all the stops!

The grand prize winner will receive:
Signed swag from Suddenly Royal
A signed paperback copy of Suddenly Royal
A $100 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Certificate-I’m donating to this too! You do the Ulta and I’ll do the bookstore
A handmade necklace by moi!
A $100 ULTA gift certificate!
And what princess is complete without a crown and wand? Those will be provided for their special day as well!

Visit Nichole's blog to enter to win! HERE:

Do you believe in real life fairy tales? Be sure to pick up this thoroughly enchanting book if you haven't already!

This blog tour is brought to you by the FAB:

all the best, dear readers!


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