Royal Date by Sariah Wilson #bookblitz and #giveaway

Royal Date by Sariah Wilson
Publication Date: March 3rd 2015
Genre: New Adult, Romance


This Cinderella didn’t plan on a prince . . .

Kat MacTaggart is a girl who has a plan for everything—including her holiday ski trip to Monterra with her best friend. Everything is going according to plan until she finds herself careening out of control down a mountainside and being rescued by a guy who looks like Superman’s hotter Italian cousin.

HRH Prince Nico is intrigued by the woman he saved on the slopes and her refusal to date him. He offers Kat a deal—let him show her his country and he’ll pay her to write articles that will help Monterra’s tourism industry. Kat agrees, but given her past and lingering distrust of men, she has one condition—absolutely no kissing.

Thanks to the claims of a jealous British noblewoman and the schemes of a meddling paparazzo, Kat’s rule doesn’t seem to be a problem at first. But the more Kat gets to know Nico and the people around him, the harder it is to remember her keep-your-distance plan. Should she stick to it or risk everything for a chance at happily ever after?

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Excerpt
     
   What was he doing with his fingers? Everywhere he touched me he left little pools of flame behind.
He was unfairly using his masculine wiles against me, and I was stupidly giving in. I opened my eyes to see him studying me as he slowly ran his knuckles against my cheek. “So is that a yes?”
            “It will be a yes. I will pretend to date you, go where you want me to, write what you want me to write. On one condition.”
            He waited for me to continue.
            “No more kissing.”
           His hands stilled. “Ma che?” I guessed that was Italian for “What the frak did you just say?”
            “If you think about it, you want me to stay objective when I write the story, don’t you? So we should take kissing off the table, right?” I didn’t know if I was trying to convince him or me.
            “So you’re worried that my kisses will sway you and harm your objectivity?” He paused, as if considering. “That’s probably true.” He went back to lightly caressing me, and I worried that I might have to start planning my own funeral because I was dying.
            But I couldn’t let on just how much he affected me. “Full of yourself much?”
            He had his face close to mine, and I could feel his smile, hear it in his voice. He moved to put his lips right above mine. “You and I both know that I could prove as much right now.”
            Of all the things I expected him to do and say, the next thing to come out of his mouth was not one of them. “I can do that. If you don’t want me to kiss you, I won’t. I will wait until you ask me to.”
            Usually I would have been like, so not going to happen, but in this case . . . well, I hoped I was strong enough to stick to my guns.
            Nico ran his fingers through my hair, and I unconsciously tilted my head to lean into his open hand. “Am I allowed to still touch you? I’m not sure I can promise not to touch you.”
            “Uh . . .” I meant to say something. I did. He completely disrupted all of my brain waves.
            “Because it would seem you like touching me as well.” I opened my eyes and looked down. I had both of my hands on his bare chest. When had that happened? I didn’t even remember doing it. My hands obviously had minds of their own. I clenched them shut and put them back in my lap.
            “Touching is okay, I guess,” I said in that same breathy voice that I only had around him, and now felt like my new permanent one. To be fair, and putting aside the fact that I enjoyed it, Monterrans had repeatedly proven themselves to be an affectionate and kind of handsy people. I couldn’t exactly say no to him for something that was cultural, could I?
            Yes, even in my foggy haze I was aware of my pathetic attempts to justify and rationalize.
            “Good. Although I don’t know if it’s very fair to give a man a taste of heaven and tell him he can’t have it again.”
            My heart barreled against my chest as he did that thing where he ran his thumb gently over my lips, across my jawline, back to my lips. I sort of loved that. I would probably give up my firstborn child if we could just stay in this spot all night doing that.
            I was going to lose every last bit of resolve I had.
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About the Author

Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane, never climbed Mt. Everest, and is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soulmate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters–which is why she writes romance. She has published five happily ever after stories. She grew up in southern California, graduated from Brigham Young University (go Cougars!) with a semi-useless degree in history, and is the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children. She currently lives with the aforementioned soulmate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster that is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).

Author links:

https://twitter.com/sariahwilsonhttp://www.sariahwilson.com/https://www.facebook.com/sariahwilsonauthorhttps://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6471623.Sariah_Wilson


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Giveaway

There is a blitz wide giveaway for a $50 gift card that you can find here. Open internationally. 

Also, the author has kindly allowed me to do a giveaway for an eBook copy of Royal Date. To enter just leave a comment below that includes your email address so I can inform the winner. Open internationally through April 15th. 

  • sounds great!!! please enter me to the giveaway magabygc AT gmail.com

    BTW, your blog is looking good! Maybe add a little bit of your info at the sidebar instead of footer, it's easier to see who is the author of the blog 🙂 I really like the colors #bloggiesta

  • sounds great!!! please enter me to the giveaway magabygc AT gmail.com

    BTW, your blog is looking good! Maybe add a little bit of your info at the sidebar instead of footer, it's easier to see who is the author of the blog 🙂 I really like the colors #bloggiesta

  • Thanks! I was actually debating with myself about whether that needed to be in the sidebar or not so you just helped me figure that out. I hope your having a great #bloggiesta!

  • Thanks! I was actually debating with myself about whether that needed to be in the sidebar or not so you just helped me figure that out. I hope your having a great #bloggiesta!

  • This sounds like a cute story. I haven't read too many modern day prince stories. They tend to be celebrity/rock star type romances.

    btw I love the look of your blog. 🙂

  • Suey

    Hey! I'm here to give you blog layout feedback! I love the colors. Very soothing. I think you could figure out another category for your tabs up top so you don't have a blank one. Yes? And you might want to add a search bar. But very nice! I like! 🙂

  • Suey

    Hey! I'm here to give you blog layout feedback! I love the colors. Very soothing. I think you could figure out another category for your tabs up top so you don't have a blank one. Yes? And you might want to add a search bar. But very nice! I like! 🙂

  • Thank you!

  • Yeah I've been trying to decide on another category and just haven't come up with one yet. A search bar sounds like a good idea. Thanks!

  • Yeah I've been trying to decide on another category and just haven't come up with one yet. A search bar sounds like a good idea. Thanks!

  • Kassiah

    Hey Brittany, I'm here to give you feedback on your blog 🙂 I love the color scheme that you picked out, but with a name like CRAFTY ENGINEER, you could really go all out and build your brand with a wicked theme.

    Some people think we need lots on our sidebar, and I'm one of those people! LOL But I like your less is more approach to the sidebar. I agree with Suey on the menu and adding the search bar. I think you could add social media icons to tie it all together too. You have a great blog, keep up the good work!

  • Kassiah

    Hey Brittany, I'm here to give you feedback on your blog 🙂 I love the color scheme that you picked out, but with a name like CRAFTY ENGINEER, you could really go all out and build your brand with a wicked theme.

    Some people think we need lots on our sidebar, and I'm one of those people! LOL But I like your less is more approach to the sidebar. I agree with Suey on the menu and adding the search bar. I think you could add social media icons to tie it all together too. You have a great blog, keep up the good work!

  • Thanks! I'm working on doing a post every week on the craft projects that I'm working on. Just haven't figured out how exactly I want to do this yet but it's coming soon!

  • Thanks! I'm working on doing a post every week on the craft projects that I'm working on. Just haven't figured out how exactly I want to do this yet but it's coming soon!

  • Kassiah

    Can't wait to see it 🙂

  • Kassiah

    Can't wait to see it 🙂