Saturday, November 22, 2014

Book Spotlight: Part-time Princess (Ladies in Waiting #1) by Pamela DuMond

Part-time Princess (Ladies in Waiting, #1)
Part-time Princess (Ladies in Waiting #1) by Pamela DuMond
Publication Date: July 28th 2014
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Two Princes are in love with her. Too bad she’s an imposter…

Hold tight to your tiara, grab your scepter and be prepared for the New Adult hilarious, modern-day romantic-comedy ride of your life!

Rated PG-13 and mildly R for:

Sexual innuendo.
Hot Guys.
Hot Guys who are Princes.
The occasional naughty word.
The occasional naughty royal fantasy.
The occasional naughty deed.
A puppy.
A Royal Wedding!
More Romance.
And—a Happily-Ever-After Ending (Just not the way you expected it!)

Lucy Trabbicio’s a down-on-her-luck, young, American, former biker-bar cocktail waitress desperate to find a job. Lady Elizabeth Billingsley hires Lucy to travel to Fredonia, the tiny jewel of a country in the Alps, for ten days ‘tops’ to impersonate her.

Say what? How the heck is that going to happen?

In the mother of all makeovers, Elizabeth’s people teach Lucy how to dress, walk, talk, eat, be coiffed and even get naked like a European Lady.

The goal?

To keep Crown Prince Cristoph Timmel interested in Elizabeth until she finishes her unexpected, pressing personal business in the States.

But fate intervenes… Lucy meets and is wildly attracted to sexy, bad-boy Nick on the oh-so-long flights to Fredonia. Unfortunately for Lucy—Nick and Elizabeth have a hot sexual history, which Nick wants to immediately resume.

Prince Cristoph proposes marriage. What's an imposter girl to do? Elizabeth insists that she’ll make it back home in time for the wedding. Lucy accepts Cristoph’s proposal and is on the fast track to becoming a Princess but continues to fall for the wrong Prince of Fredonia—Nick. When another tiny glitch arises—someone’s trying to kill her.

The only folks helping Lucy are her wild, party hard, take-no-prisoners Ladies-in-Waiting.

When the real Lady Elizabeth decides she’s not marrying Cristoph and never returning to Fredonia, Lucy’s faced with an uncomfortable decision—continue her deception, marry the prince she’s not in love with and live a dream life albeit without Nick, her dream guy? Or tell the truth and return to poverty and oblivion?

A modern day sexy fairy tale with romance, twists and turns, LOL moments, a few tears and an empowering ending.
~Meet Lucy~
What is the name of your character? 

Lucy Marie Trabbiccio.

Is she fictional or a historic person? 

Lucy’s a fictional character, but she feels so real because she is 'every girl'.

When and where is the story set?

Part-time Princess is set in present day Chicago as well as in Fredonia: a small, pristine European crown jewel of a country situated in the Alps between Italy, France and Switzerland. 

What should we know about Lucy? 

She has a heart of gold, she's a hard-worker, she knows how to think-on-her feet and improvise. She is determined. 

What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?

Lucy's fired from her job as a cocktail waitress in a biker bar in Chicago. She takes an interesting part-time job impersonating Lady Elizabeth Billingsley of Fredonia. In the mother of all makeovers, she is groomed to the nines, learns how to walk and talk like a lady, get naked like a European lady, perfect the royal wave and curtsey. 

She memorizes the list of characters in Elizabeth's life before she flies to Fredonia for a ten day gig that turns into a month nightmare/dream come true. On the flight over, she meets Nicholas - who's had a torrid affair with the real Elizabeth in the past, and wants to take up where they left off.


While Lucy is supposed to keep Prince Cristoph interested in Elizabeth - there's a slight problem when she starts to fall for his brother, Nick.

What is the personal goal of the character? 

She believes her personal goal is to be good at her job. She discovers her personal goal is much more than that.

Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it? 

Part-time Princess, (Ladies-in-Waiting, #1) is available as an e-book, Audible version, and a paperback. 


Except for a quick nap on British Air and passing out, I’d been up for well over twenty-four hours and desperately needed to sleep. Steam wisped from the simmering hot tub waters. It looked so warm and relaxing—it could soothe my aching muscles. I remembered the mineral waters at the Drake Hotel. This spa beckoned me, practically called my name. But I had no bathing suit.
I stripped off my clothes and tossed them on the floor. My underwear would suit me just fine. I leaned down, set the timer for five minutes and the waters bubbled to life. I placed one foot on the first stair that descended into the tub when I remembered Zara and Mr. Philip’s lesson: How to be Naked like a European Lady.
I glanced around. I was completely alone. I listened—didn’t hear a peep. The windows in the room were high on the walls and covered completely by blinds. And I was finally in Europe—now was as good a time as any. I stepped out of the water, unclipped my front-hook bra, pulled the straps down my shoulders, shrugged out of it and tossed it onto my clothes pile. Shimmied out of my panties and pitched them as well.
I was buck naked in the middle of a room I’d never even been in before, in a filthy rich penthouse condo, in a foreign country. I did a quick happy dance to celebrate my progress in conquering my modesty and then stepped into the tub’s soothing waters. “Aah.” I sighed, leaned my head back against the tiled side and flinched when that touched the painful bump on my noggin.
I flipped over onto my stomach, placed my arms on top of the hot tub’s tiled lip, turned my head to the side and rested one cheek as my legs splayed out behind me. I sighed. “The perfect end to my not-so-perfect day,” I said.
“Actually I’d call that the perfect ‘rear-end’ to my almost perfect day,” Nick said.

I snapped my head up and saw him standing in front of me, still dressed in the clothes he wore on the plane, wearing a big fat grin on his face.
“Ack!” I screamed and ducked under the water.
~About The Author~
Pamela DuMond
Pamela DuMond is the writer who discovered and pitched the Erin Brockovich story to 'Hollywood.' She is repped for film and TV by Ensemble Entertainment.

Her YA Time travel romance, The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, Book One), has been optioned for film/TV.

She writes stories with heart, romance, some tears and always giggles.

New Adult:

Part-time Princess (Ladies-in-Waiting, #1) Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

The Story of You and Me (Driven, #1).


The Messenger (Mortal Beloved, #1) a romantic time-travel thriller.

The Assassin (Mortal Beloved, #2) publishes early 2015. The Seeker (Mortal Beloved, #3) hits shelves fall 2015.

Romantic, comedic mysteries featuring Annie Graceland -- a psychic, female amateur sleuth:

Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys
Cupcakes, Sales, and Cocktails – A Novella
Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys
Cupcakes, Paws, and Bad Santa Claus - A Novella
Annie Graceland Cupcakes Mysteries: Boxed Set

Non-Fiction Health and Beauty:

The Girlfriend's Guidebook to Staying Young

Pamela's also a chiropractor. She loves the beach, working out, TV, movies, animals, her family and friends. She lives in Venice, California with her fur-babies.

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