I am all sorts of excited to have the lovely Nichole Chase here on the blog today! Nichole is the author of the newly released Suddenly Royal as well as several other already released books. I had the chance to read and review Suddenly Royal just yesterday and holy smokes people it was full of adorableness. Oh, and there’s a swoon worthy prince rightfully dubbed Prince Yummy! There was the whole fairytale aspect, there was a great cast of characters, and I absolutely adored the romance. If you want to check out my review of Suddenly Royal you can do so right here. As part of the Suddenly Royal blog tour, I had the chance to interview Miss Nichole. Check out my interview with her below to find out all about how this book came to be, which princess Nichole would like to be, why she would like to be Sam from Suddenly Royal, and much more!
Title: Suddenly Royal
Author: Nichole Chase
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.
I’ll admit, as a little girl I wished I would wake up one day only to find out I was part of some royal family. Considering I find this whole idea fascinating, can you let us know how it came to be?
I’ve always been intrigued by royalty. I think it stems from my love of history—royalty played a large part in shaping the world we know today. The idea for Suddenly Royal really started with Samantha. A character that wanted absolutely nothing to do with fancy clothes, public scrutiny, and tea parties, thrust into the world. Only I had to know what would force her into accepting that life. That got the wheels turning in my head and the idea for Suddenly Royal was born.
Were any of the things your characters endured throughout the book, experiences you’ve dealt with or did you find your inspiration elsewhere? (i.e. Have you ever found out that you were an heiress to some royal estate in a faraway country?)
Unless you count all of the emails I’ve received from Nigeria telling me that I’m inheriting millions of dollars and I all I have to do is send them my bank account number, then no. LOL! There may have been smaller things that happened in the book, like tripping on a fancy gown, or accidentally saying something I didn’t mean to, but not any of the larger stuff. I have seen how the media can twist things, or not report accurate facts, but the rest all came from my imagination.
You also write paranormal so I must know, what made you decide to write a contemporary?
I wrote the story in my head. While the majority of books I read are paranormal, I also love contemporary stories. Especially those with romance and humor. When I had the idea for Suddenly Royal I never really thought about the fact that it was another genre. The characters certainly didn’t care that I’d been writing paranormal! They just wanted me to get their story out for others to read.
If you could be any character from one of your books for an entire day, who would it be and why?
Hm. Considering that Samantha gets to spend so much time with Prince Yummy, er, I mean Alex, I’d have to say her. She also has a little more freedom to say what she is thinking, which would be nice.
Every girl I know wants to be at least one Disney princess throughout her lifetime. Which one would you want to be if given the chance and why?
Well, you already know that I write paranormal, and one of those books is Flukes, which is about a mermaid. Needless to say, I’d be Ariel, but I’d want to be able to switch back and forth between legs and a tail.
If you found out you were “Suddenly Royal” (and crazy-rich!) what are the first three things you would do?
I’d laugh. Really. I tend to laugh when I’m surprised or freaked out. Then I would panic and worry what that all meant, how much I had to pay in taxes, and if I was going to have to change my whole life. After all of my panicking, I’d probably do a little shopping. ;)
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.
Suddenly Royal’s Goodreads Page
Nichole Chase’s Goodreads Page
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Check Out The Giveaways:
There are two giveaways going on right now for Suddenly Royal. The first is a Rafflecopter giveaway in which you can win a signed copy of Suddenly Royal along with some AMAZING swag. You can enter by clicking this link! The second one, hosted by Nichole, is one in which you can nominate someone to be a princess for the day. You can find that giveaway by clicking this link!
Follow The Blog Tour:
I Read Indie-Dream Cast
Globug and Hootie-Excerpt
A Life Bound By Books-Guest Post
Dear, Restless Reader-Interview
RELEASE DAY LAUNCH (See bottom of this post for participating blogs)
Novel Thoughts Blog-Interview
Kate’s Tales of Books & Bands-Interview
Seeing Night Reviews-Guest Post-Sam’s POV
Book Addicted AA-Playlist
I Heart Big Books-Character Interview-Cathy
Kate Tilton-Guest Post
My Not So Vacant Shelf-Excerpt
The Autumn Review-Review
Book Bitches Blog-Character Interview-Sam & Alex
Every Free Chance Reader-Review
Defiantly Deviant-Guest Post
A Good Addiction-Interview
Ladybug Storytime-Guest Post
Magnet 4 Books
The Howling Turtle-Guest Post
Stuck in YA Books-Excerpt
Whirlwind Books-Guest Post
Literati Literature Lovers-Interview
T’s Bookish Moments of Escape-Guest Post