Julianne MacLean‘s Frugal Find Under Nine:
BE MY PRINCE
What would you do for a royal romance?
From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes a new series brimming with the lavish romance of the Regency period—and the dangerous passions of royals in love …
The advance buzz has been hot and the reviews are already rolling in. Romance Junkies says: “BE MY PRINCE surpasses my expectations. It is a phenomenal read; one that I just could not put down…. All I can say is bring me more. I will be waiting patiently for the next book in THE ROYAL TRILOGY series.”
MacLean has created an opulent, luxurious world for the Royal Family of Petersbourg – a fictional European nation alive with romance and intrigue during the turbulent age of Napoleon….
Attention one and all. His Royal Highness, Prince Randolph of Petersbourg, will set sail for London in early June and reside at St. James’s Palace for one full month…Some say the true motive for the prince’s visit to our fair country is to seek and marry his future queen. I will therefore pose the question to our devoted and reflective readers: Who among us will be the chosen one? —From the London Ballroom Society Pages
Lady Alexandra Monroe has been told in no uncertain terms that she must set her sights on a proposal from Prince Randolph to better her family’s situation. Instead, she finds herself falling for his charming but dangerous younger brother Nicholas, a man whose passionate nature—and irresistible good looks—makes it impossible to remember her duty. But while she is torn between ambition and desire, a wicked scandal brews, shocking secrets are revealed, and soon she begins to wonder: can true love really conquer all?
Available April 24, 2012
From St. Martin’s Press
“You can always count on Julianne MacLean to deliver ravishing romance.”—Teresa Medeiros
“Julianne MacLean’s writing is smart, thrilling, and sizzles with sensuality.”—Elizabeth Hoyt
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An excerpt from Be My Prince:
Excerpt From Chapter Two
She tried to leave, but he blocked her way.
“Don’t go yet.” He leaned close to speak softly in her ear – so close that she could smell the brandy on his breath and feel the moist heat of his words. “I need someone to talk to and I like the sound of your voice. It reminds me of…”
He paused, and her breath caught in her throat.
He was unbelievably attractive.
“Of what?” she cautiously asked.
Those dark eyebrows pulled together. “I can’t quite recall, but I am certain it will come to me.”
Alexandra felt a heated stirring of arousal in her core. She worked hard to quell it, however, for she was here on a mission, and this was not it.
Thankfully, he backed away and gave her some space to collect herself – though it was not easy to do.
“This is highly inappropriate,” she said, realizing with more than a little displeasure that she was stalling, for this mysterious horseman from the shadows was an overwhelming distraction – and heaven knew she needed one. “We have not been properly introduced.”
“You are quite correct,” he replied. “Where is your chaperone? Shall I call for her?”
“No!” She looked inside, then spoke in a quieter tone. “Please do not.”
For she knew exactly what her stepmother would say. Lucille would demand to know why Alex had taken her eyes off the princely prize.
The horseman glanced toward the open doors. “Fine, then. We’ll take care of the introductions ourselves. I’ll tell you my name if you promise to tell me yours.”
“Agreed,” she replied, “but then you must let me pass.”
He bowed to indicate his agreement. “Very well, then. And your name is…?”
“I am Lady Alexandra Monroe, honored to make your acquaintance. Good evening, sir.”
She curtsied again, made another impulsive attempt to return to the ballroom, but he stopped her again – this time with a gloved fingertip upon the bare skin of her upper arm, just below her puffed sleeve, which caused a flash of heat to rush from the point of contact straight down to her toes.
This was dangerous. She shouldn’t be here. If she was smart, she would be inside the ballroom seducing the prince, yet here she stood on a torchlit terrace flirting with a ruggedly handsome stranger in muddy riding boots….
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Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of more than 18 historical romance novels, including her popular American Heiress series published by Avon/Harper Collins, and her recent Highlander Trilogy, published by St. Martin’s Press. She is a three-time RITA finalist with Romance Writers of America, a two-time winner of the Bookseller’s Best Award, and winner of a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for her beloved novel LOVE ACCORDING TO LILY. For more information and to enter her monthly contest, visit www.juliannemaclean.com.