8 May 2014

Royally Lost Blog Tour & Guest Post

Title: Royally Lost
Author: Angie Stanton

Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: May 6, 2014

Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.

Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't have...is freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.

When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?

Angie Stanton Guest Post:

Libraries Rock!

I love libraries. Seriously. One of the best parts of being traditionally published is seeing my books show up in libraries all over the country.

My first experience with a library was probably first or second grade. A friend’s mom took us to the public library in my small town. They signed me up for my own library card and I was off and running. On my first visit, I checked out three books. On my second visit, I think I checked out close to twenty. I struggled to carry them all, and read every book within a week.

Later this summer, I’ll be visiting my childhood library again, this time as an author talking with teens.

As an adult, I’m still a huge library fan. I could say it’s because I love books so much, but it’s more likely because I’m cheap. Public libraries are such an awesome free service. I get movies, TV shows on DVD, music CDs, and, of course, lots of books. 

Some writers, and I’m sure publishers, want everyone to buy their book. I suppose I should be shouting that from the rooftops, too, but I’m not. If your library system carries my book, check it out! And if they don’t, ask for it! 

Most libraries listen to their patrons and order requested books. My library has over sixty libraries in its network. If my library doesn’t have the book I want, another one probably does. The system ships the book to my local library at no charge.

So if you don’t have a library card, go get one! And if you’re cheap like me, you’ll enjoy a world of free entertainment.

To request a copy of Royally Lost to be ordered for your library, here’s the info you may need.

Title: Royally Lost
Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: 9780062272584

Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today. I hope everyone enjoys reading Royally Lost as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Author spotlight: Angie Stanton never planned on writing books; she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in rural Wisconsin, with her brothers' 4-H pigs as pets, dance didn't work out. Instead she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head, she began to write them down, and the rest is history.

Angie is the author of six books including Royally LostRock and a Hard Place, and Snapshot. She graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin, and is a proud double finalist of the National Readers Choice Awards for Love 'em or Leave 'em.

Website * Twitter: angie_stanton * Facebook * Street Team

Angie is offering signed copies of ROYALLY LOST via her local indie bookstore which you can order online here


“So how was your date with Nikolai?”
Becca glared at her brother, Dylan.
“Uh-oh. Did he stand you up?” Dylan held a rolled-up magazine.
She frowned, frustrated that she’d been so easily played. “Yeah, you could say that.”
“This might explain why.” Dylan held the magazine under her face, forcing her to look at the glossy picture of a guy who looked exactly like Nikolai.
She took the magazine and examined it closer. Her breath caught in her throat. “That’s Nikolai!”
She’d recognize him anywhere. She couldn’t read the foreign headline, but it ended with an exclamation point. “Dylan, where did you find this?”
He grimaced and shrugged. “It was at every newspaper stand I saw today.”
“Why is he on the cover? Did he do something wrong?” She paged through the magazine, holding her breath. Confusion turned to shock when she saw a two-page spread filled with pictures of Nikolai.
Nikolai at the beach; a picture of him playing polo; a picture of him in a tuxedo with a girl wearing a glittering gown. Then Becca’s eyes landed on a formal picture of Nikolai in uniform, with a sword at his belt, standing next to a young girl. A stern man and austere woman sat in gilded chairs; both adults wore crowns.
Her jaw dropped open.
“Why is Nikolai in that picture with people wearing crowns? Who is he?” she asked. Her heart pumped so fast she could feel the blood pulse through her temples. “And why did he lie about his identity?”


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