Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Release Party: Not-So-Perfect Princess by Melissa McClone

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Welcome to the New Release Party for Melissa McClone's Not-So-Perfect Princess, released today by Harlequin.

Let me introduce you to our author:

Melissa McClone writes for Harlequin Romance. Her November '10 release Christmas Magic on the Mountain is a RITA® Finalist in the Contemporary Series Category. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but quit her job to write romance novels. Writing happily ever afters is a lot more fun than analyzing jet engine performance. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, four cats and a dog named Chaos.


What's Not-So-Perfect Princess about? I'm glad you asked!! Here's the blurb:

While the Princess was sleeping…

Dutiful Princess Julianna has a secret—she’s actually happiest makeup free, sailing with the sea breeze in her hair. Her attraction to rebel prince Alejandro is instant—but her intended is his brother, the proper but dull Enrique!

For the first time, Julianna’s irresistibly tempted. Before long, she’s spending her nights sailing with gorgeous Alejandro while the rest of the palace believes she’s sleeping. Soon she’ll have to choose—remain the perfect princess, or follow her heart and stop sleepwalking her way through life.…

Want more? Check out this excerpt in our Goddess Fish Excerpt Library.

Even more? Watch the book video from our Goddess Fish Video Library.

Melissa will be visiting here all day today, so stay tuned for lots of fun and excitement.

And remember, Melissa will be giving away a $5 Amazon gift certificate right here on the party blog and be entered to win! She's also giving away a $20 Amazon gift certificate to one commenter at the end of the tour. She will also be giving away, at each stop, a set of three trading cards from this book to one commenter, so make sure you visit her at every stop! Her complete set of tour stops may be found here.

20 comments:

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks to Goddess Fish for my release party! I was just in NYC for the RWA conference so I'm going to try to stay on east coast time as long as I can to 1) visit the blogs on my tour when the other side of the country wakes up 2) get some writing done before my three children wake up. Summer vacation can be tough on writers!

Melissa

Rachael Johns said...

LOVE the sound of this princess and I hope she gets the right prince in the end :)

Melissa McClone said...

Rachael - Thanks for stopping by! Since you were the first person to post beside me, you win a set of my RTCs for this book. Send me your snail address at melissamcclone (at) gmail.com and I'll send a set out to you!

Maria said...

Congratulations on your new release Melissa! This looks like a fun book to read.

Katy said...

Who didn't dream of being a princess when they were growing up? And even more - who didn't dream of the perfect prince?! I can't wait to get my hands on this one!!

Emilie said...

Congrats on the new release, and I hope all your stops are fabulous! :) :)

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks, Maria! I had a lot of fun writing it.

Appreciate you stopping by Katy! I had many princess dreams (and prince ones, too) growing up! Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks, Emilie! This will be my second virtual book tour. I really enjoyed the first one and hope this one goes as well :-)

Jane said...

Happy Release Day, Mel.

Karen said...

Congratulations on the release of Not-So-Perfect Princess! Read the blurb and exerpt - sounds like a good summer read!! I never dreamed of becoming a princess as a child - don't know why. Enjoy the release party, Melissa!
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Melissa McClone said...

Thanks, Jane!

Thank you, Karen! It's a fun summer read. I think some girls dream of princesses and others dream of different stuff. I was just a princess girl though I didn't dress up or wear tiaras like my daughters. The dreams were all in my head!

Melissa

Historical Writer/Editor said...

What an intriguing storyline, and I love the bit about the kitten. :)
-laura
L_Hogg at comcast dot net

Melissa McClone said...

Hi Laura! Thanks for posting a comment. I'm a big cat person. Crazy Cat Lady describes me perfectly;) The kitten in the story is inspired by my newest cat named Yoda!

Amy W. said...

I think this will be a perfect book to take on vacation to Orcas Island.

Dru said...

Congrats on your book release.

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy W. - the story is set on an island! Perfect vacationing read!

Dru - Good to see you hear. Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa

Sarah Raplee said...

I love your title and premise! congratulations on the release of your new book!

Jen B. said...

Yesterday was crazy so I am busily catching up on post reading today. I am going to check out the rest of the tour. I love the trading cards. And, a GC I can use to buy books is always good!
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Melissa McClone said...

Appreciate it, Sarah. Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks, Jen B! I'll be giving away cards during each stop!

Janice said...

Hi Melissa! Congrats on the Rita Final! And on this newest release!

"Not So Perfect Princess" sounds like a fun heroine--triangle included. A great summer read!

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks for stopping by, Janice! It really is a fun story. I love royalty themed romances both as a reader and a writer.

Melissa