Tuesday, April 1, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Recklessly Royal by Nichole Chase

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Recklessly Royal, #2 of the Suddenly series, by Nichole Chase!

New Adult Contemporary Romance
Suddenly Series
Publish Date:
March 25, 2014

Catherine has spent her life being the perfect princess. She’s kept her hands clean, her head down, and most importantly—men at arm’s length. After all, most men are after only one thing, and for Cathy there’s a lot more at stake than her bed; she has to worry about the fate of an entire nation. But at the rate she’s going, Cathy is afraid she’ll give the Virgin Queen a run for her money. She is tired of waiting for someone good enough to come along. She has a plan, and it all hinges on seducing the one man who seems utterly unimpressed by all things royal. The one man she is tempted by more than any other . . .

When David arrives at the royal wedding of his friend, the newly ordained Duchess Samantha Rousseau, he expected to feel uncomfortable and out of his element, but he wasn’t prepared to be targeted by Prince Alex’s gorgeous younger sister. With Cathy’s giant blue eyes, killer figure, and sense of humor, it won’t take long before he gives in. But when he finds out just how innocent the crown princess really is, will he play the part of knight in shining armor or the dashing rogue?



*Interview with Nichole Chase*

Thank you for taking the time for this interview! I thought we could start with all-too-common question, especially for readers who are new to your books, what inspired you to become a writer?
I would say it’s more of a compulsion. I’ve always had stories in my head and the only way to get them out is to write them down. Sometimes it starts with a character or a random thought.

I started writing when I was little and never thought it was something I would do professionally. One day I decided I was going to try! Thankfully I haven’t stopped.

Favorite books and/or authors?
This is tough. I read a lot of paranormal and fantasy. I also love cozy mysteries and romances. Oh, and I’m a sucker for Christmas romances!

As for authors, I love:
Anne McCaffrey
JK Rowling
Janet Evanovich
Tamora Pierce
Patricia Briggs
Kelley Armstrong
Chloe Neill
Elizabeth Hunter
Fisher Amelie
Sophie Jordan


What genre is your favorite to write?
I started out writing paranormal and loved it, but contemporary romance is just as much fun. I have to say it’s not the genre that’s important to me, but the story that has captured my brain.

Describe Princess Catherine in three words.
Bright, caring, fun.

Which point of view do you prefer to write in, first person and/or third person?
I’ve written in both and think each have their good points. When writing contemporary I think it’s helpful for the reader to be directly in the heroines/ heroes mind.

What is the best part of being a writer? And the worst?
The best part is living in my imagination. I get to daydream for a living!
The worst part would be deadlines! Some people work better with them, but for me they make me feel rushed.

What gave you the idea or inspiration to write the Royal series? How many books will be in this series?
At this time, there are three books planned in the Royal series. (Suddenly Royal - available now, Recklessly Royal - available 3/25, Reluctantly Royal - available 8/2014)

The series really started out with the idea of Samantha—a normal, down to Earth character that would abhor being in the spotlight, wearing fancy clothes, and playing princess. From there it just spiraled into a full story. What would make her accept that lifestyle and responsibility? I had to know.

Did you have to do any research for this series?
Yes! There are a lot of things I didn’t know about royals and how titles worked. I took some liberties since the country is one from my imagination, but I tried to walk the line of reality.

I also researched raptors (the bird kind, not the dinosaurs) to make sure I got my facts correct. I sort of cheated here, because my sister is a wildlife biologist working with raptors. This meant I had an easy access to information. I just plied her with books and gift certificates to get a massage.

Are the characters from your imagination or from real people and/or experiences? Or a little bit of both?
Mostly from my imagination, though I think Sam from Suddenly Royal is the closest character to me that I’ve ever written. The rest of them are made up, though maybe little bits and pieces of real life sneak in.

Which character(s) in this series was your favorite to write?
That’s like asking me to choose a favorite child! I can’t. I love them all.
What are you currently working on? What can we, readers, expect in the near future?
I have several things in the works, but I can’t say exactly what is going to come next.
Cookies or cupcakes?
Cupcakes. Gawd, I love cupcakes. I even like making and decorating them! And then eating them, of course.

I have a lot of friends who are aspiring writers, what advice would you give them?
Keep going. Don’t stop. Get people in your life that you can trust to be honest and give you brutal feedback. Then keep going. Keep working.

Thank you again for taking the time for this interview.
Thank you for having me on your blog!


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**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 character 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, she may be found writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.

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