The Prince's Consort is back out in the world today, and I'm feeling so many things about it—happiness, relief, anxiety. The Prince's Consort was my first published book, and the decision to take my rights to it (and three others) back from Dreamspinner was not an easy one. But it was the right one. The book has a new home at NineStar Press and a beautiful new cover by Natasha Snow to match the newer books in the series. The story remains basically the same, so if you've read it already and you don't want to buy it again, you're probably fine doing that. I've cleaned up the language some (it was my first book and I've learned a lot since then and I probably could've fiddled with it a bunch more, but I wanted it back out), and I've made some revisions the publisher requested last month due to some concerns they had about the mpreg element of the plot, which is why there was a delay in releasing the book. The revisions were to make Amory intersex and so involved some changes to his backstory. Again, the basic story remains the same, so don't feel you have to buy a new copy. If you want to, to see the changes or have one with the pretty new cover, I'm so appreciative and grateful.
If you've never read The Prince's Consort, I hope you enjoy this first book in the Chronicles of Tournai series. All of the stories stand alone, but this is where it all started, a book I hadn't intended to write at the time—I was writing something else, and Amory and Philip were minor characters in it, but suddenly, their story started coming to me and it was way more interesting than what I was writing at the time. I stopped writing the other book and wrote about Amory and Philip, and I have no regrets whatsoever. This book opened up the whole world of Tournai and all its people, and I love writing it. The Prince's Consort is the story of a lonely prince and a cinnamon roll commoner who fall in love surrounded by magic and secrets...and who will not give each other up, despite the odds and someone who will do anything to keep them apart.
Thank you to everyone who has bought, read, reviewed, recommended The Prince's Consort, this time around or the first. I'm so very grateful to you! The next book in the series, The Artist's Masquerade, should be back out as well soon (The Scholar's Heart and The Sorcerer's Guardian too!), and of course, the newest three books are already available. Plus, there's a brand new Tournai book under contract as well. So, lots more chances to get lost in this world if you'd like!
About The Prince's Consort
Or are they?
Prince Philip inherited the throne of Tournai at a young age, and since then, his life has centered around ruling his country and resisting those pressuring him to do as they want both in matters of governance and those more personal. He’s become isolated and lonely. Amory is the second son of a wealthy merchant who has never approved of anything about him or had any use for him. Until now.
When kind-hearted Amory is offered to the prince in exchange for more time for Amory’s merchant father to complete a commission, both Philip and Amory are horrified. But Philip agrees to keep Amory at the palace, where they gradually become friends, then lovers. For the first time in his life, Philip is free to share not only his heart, but the magical shape-shifting ability that runs in the royal bloodline—something the royal family has kept secret from all but those closest to them for generations.
Neither Amory nor Philip imagined falling in love, and they certainly don’t expect what those who oppose their relationship will do to keep them apart—maybe even resorting to murder.
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