Thursday, October 27, 2022

Book Blitz and Giveaway: The Prince's Pregnant Secretary (The Van Ambrose Royals #2) by Emmy Grayson

Title: The Prince’s Pregnant Secretary
Series: The Van Ambrose Royals #2
Author: Emmy Grayson
Publisher: Harlequin Presents
Publication Date: October 25th 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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In this royal baby romance by Emmy Grayson, becoming pregnant with the prince’s heir was completely unexpected!

One night. One baby.
One royal wedding!

Though Clara Stephenson takes five different pregnancy tests, she’s still unprepared for the result: she’s carrying her royal boss’s baby! The last thing that Clara wants is to become Prince Alaric’s convenient princess when the painful memories of her previous relationship still remain.

Making Clara his bride is the only way for Alaric to save his heir from a scandal-filled childhood like his own. But when their honeymoon reminds Clara and Alaric of the desire that led them to the altar, will they realize that more than duty binds them?

From Harlequin Presents: Escape to exotic locations where passion knows no bounds.

Read all The Van Ambrose Royals books:
Book 1: A Cinderella for the Prince’s Revenge
Book 2: The Prince’s Pregnant Secretary

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EXCERPT:
The tests were lined up like little toy soldiers, five in total. Each one said the same thing.

PREGNANT.

Why, Clara mused as she tamped her fingers on the edge of the bathroom sink, did they put that word in all capital letters? Like the tests were shouting just how big of a mistake she'd made.

Because she'd made a colossal one. Not only had she not planned on having a child anytime soon, if ever, but having her boss's baby catapulted the situation from "Uh-oh" to catastrophic.

She turned sideways. Her stomach was still flat. She'd chalked the bone-deep exhaustion up to overseeing the royal wedding, her loss of appetite to the time of year. The anniversary of Miles's death always left her tossing all night, afraid of the nightmares waiting for her on the other side of sleep. Even though her brief marriage to the scion of Clemont Oil had been a deeply unhappy one, it didn’t wipe away the guilt embedded in her bones.

Guilt that Miles’s death had, at least partially, been her fault.

It's why she'd taken an herbal remedy every night the last month. It knocked her into a dreamless state that made life possible until the anniversary passed and the memories faded.

But that sleep had come at a price. After the fifth test, an online search had revealed that herbal remedy also decreased the effectiveness of the pill.

Panic fluttered in her chest. Should she wait to tell Alaric until a doctor confirmed her pregnancy? Or should she get the big reveal over with?

Alaric's handsome face appeared in her mind. Normally his dark, chiseled features were frozen in a cold mask, a permanent poker face that gave nothing away, including his innermost thoughts and desires. The first couple of years she’d worked for him, his harsh attractiveness hadn’t phased her. Her heart had been too battered and wary to entertain anything beyond acknowledgement that the prince was extremely good-looking. She knew, too, between his own hints and palace gossip, that he wasn’t living like a monk in the years leading up to his wedding. Neither was his fiancĂ©e, although her indulgences had played out across the press with increasing frequency compared to the shroud of secrecy Alaric had conducted his affairs under.

Still, as she’d healed and started to regain threads of her lost confidence over the last couple of years, she’d been grateful for the rarely spoken-of engagement. It kept her mind where it belonged; on her work and off of her unattainable boss’s broad shoulders, dark gaze and razor-sharp wit. Easier said than done the more he’d sought her out, talked with her and, most importantly, listened. A sharp contrast from Miles’s preference for her to be seen, not heard. Add in Alaric’s passion for the country he would one day inherit added another seductive layer to the intoxicating mix that was Prince Alaric Van Ambrose.

But there had always been Miss Celestine Osborn in the background. Alaric’s future wife.

Until last year. Until That Night, as she’d come to think of it. The night when the innocent little flutterings in her belly and enjoyment she received from their talks had crackled into something more intense.

The night Alaric had ceased being just a prince and shown her that he was most definitely a hotblooded man.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Emmy Grayson's interest in romance can be traced back to her love of Nancy Drew books, when she tried to solve the mysteries of her favorite detective while rereading the romantic chapters with Ned Nickerson. Fast-forward a few years when she discovered a worn copy of "A Rose in Winter" by Kathleen Woodiwiss on her mother's bookshelf, and she was hooked. Over 20 years later, Harlequin Presents made her dream come true by offering her a contract for her first book.

When Emmy isn't writing or reading, she's chasing around her baby boy, feeding her menagerie of fur babies or carving out a little time on her front porch with her firefighter hubby.

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GIVEAWAY:
One Winner: $10 Amazon gift card; signed copy of The Prince's Pregnant Secretary by Emmy Grayson; DVD of David Bowie's "Labyrinth" (short Halloween story being published by Harlequin that ties into The Prince's Pregnant Secretary was inspired by this movie); and a copy of The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice Halloween romance anthology collection

Two Winners: $5 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of The Prince's Pregnant Secretary by Emmy Grayson
(Open worldwide)

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prizes. Xpresso Book Tours and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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23 comments:

  1. Now that is an oops that will tie her to royalty forever!

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  2. Emmy has been on my reading wishlist for awhile now. I have to read her one day. This sounds like a good story. I love the cover.

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  3. beautiful cover, this sounds like a wonderful book

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  4. Sounds like a cute read.

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  5. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover.

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  7. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  8. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  9. You are a new author for me- after reading the book excerpt I would like to read this book-thanks

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  10. The cover is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I would love to read this one sounds super good.

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  12. The book sounds like a wonderful read. Love the sweet cover.

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  13. looks like a fun one

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  14. I love the book details sounds amazing

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  15. What beverage do you like to have on hand while writing?

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  16. Good luck on the launch! Your dad's humor resembles my late father's!!! Your fb post made me smile!!

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