Blog Tour & Giveaway:
The Rosavia Royals Series
Featuring: In His Court By Max Rowan
Welcome to the tiny European country of Rosavia, where roses ramble over alpine slopes and princes fall for the men of their dreams. Every Rosavia Royals book happens simultaneously, so books can be read on their own, or in any order… but keep an eye out for familiar faces around the palace!
In His Court By Max Rowan
Rosavia Royals, Book 4
A spy prince needs a man who sees through his disguise.
Prince Benedict is not what he seems. His image as a lazy playboy is carefully constructed to hide the truth. Trained since childhood to become Rosavia’s top spy, he spends his life in disguise—and danger—to protect his country. Nobody sees the loneliness in his heart.
Felix Wright is a genius with four degrees, no real-world experience, and a top-secret job… and he’s never even been kissed. A lifetime of being alienated for his most valuable assets has left him reluctant to trust the charming prince who thrusts him into fieldwork for the very first time.
When the Crown Jewels are stolen two weeks before the royal ball, it’s their job to save the country’s reputation. Benedict helps Felix believe in himself, while Felix slowly coaxes the real prince out of hiding. But can they find the jewels and rescue the most priceless treasures of all: each other?
Exclusive from Max & the Inspirations behind her Prince
How did you become a part of this project/world?
I was part of the creation of Men of Hidden Creek, so when I was approached about starting a new shared universe about a small European country, the offer coincided with my availability, and so I leaped at the chance.
Where did your story’s inspiration come from?
I took a lot of my inspiration from the cover. He looks very serious, doesn’t he? I wanted to build on why such a young prince looks like he’s carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, and since I like to write what I know – intelligence agencies – the fact that this prince was actually one of Rosavia’s top spies just clicked into place.
Of course, as we all know, an agent is nothing without his tools, and so creating his equal and yet very opposite seemed so obvious to me. And so grew the story of a highly trained secret agent and the prodigal genius who designs and makes those tools for him, and the way they butt heads when they’re forced to work together.
I think this is the best book I’ve written so far. Benedict and Felix are special to me. I hope they will be to you, too.
How did you create your Prince?
Benedict very much came to life for me when I sat down to write the prologue. By then I had worked out his past, how he came to be a spy while also being a high-profile member of the royal family. I’d researched European royal families and their ties to their countries’ militaries, so making Benedict secretly a spy while the whole country believed he was actually part of Rosavia’s army made sense to me. But his personality – what that enormous responsibility and the intensive training had done to make him the young man he is today – really settled in when I began to write. All the little details came together to build this intensely competent agent whose life is kept secret even from his own brothers, and the sense of duty and yet aching loneliness that created in him shone right from the start.
Check out the other books in the series:
Book 1: Up for Heir By Stella Starling
A playboy heir needs a man to marry, right now.
After spending half his life dodging his duty to the crown, the rebel heir to the Rosavian throne has been told in no uncertain terms that it’s time to settle down. Crown Prince Leopold has one month and a vetted list of suitable princesses, and he will announce his engagement during Rosavia’s Royal Ball. But Leo’s got his own ideas about what really suits him…
Royal Librarian Edvin Blom is good at not attracting attention. Shy and self-conscious of his stutter, he’s used to being overlooked and more than happy to stay in the background. At least, until the crown prince with a wild reputation shows up at the library’s new opening and decides to flirt with Edvin’s sister…
Edvin isn’t at all what Leo thought he wanted, but turns out to be everything he can’t stay away from. Edvin’s been burned by falling for someone out of his league before, though. And believing that Leo has really fallen for him? While Edvin’s drowning in his own doubts and insecurities, that might prove impossible… unless love gives them both a reason to come up for air.
Book 2: Reign or Shine By HJ Welch
A secret prince needs a lost tourist to save.
Prince Cassander is on vacation from his overdeveloped sense of duty. While hiding out as simply ‘Cas’ in the Rosavian capital, he rescues a gorgeous, distressed American tourist. Matty has no idea that Cas is second in line to the throne. And with only two weeks together to explore the sparks between them, he doesn’t need to ever find out.
New Yorker Matty Doyle is a fish out of water, taking care of his niece and mending his broken heart. When Cas rescues him, the handsome stranger coaxes Matty out of his shell and he throws caution to the wind. Nobody knows him here. Would it hurt to live a little for once?
But a prince can’t stay secret in his own country for long. Cas would give anything to protect Matty from reality, but how can this fantasy together continue when they belong in different worlds?
Book 3: Throne Together By Zoe Dawn
A pining prince needs: a second chance at love.
Prince Julius has only ever wanted one man. Raised alongside Prince Dante of Thedes, the two were inseparable until their unspoken mutual attraction ignited into a single passionate encounter. Convinced that it ruined their friendship, Julius retreated to his duties in Rosavia, where he daydreams of another chance to win Dante’s heart.
After four years apart, fate brings Prince Julius back to Thedes. He offers Dante a coveted invitation: return to the Rosavian palace for ten days, and be his plus-one to the Royal Ball of the century. Before long, they realize one night of passion wasn’t enough, and they can’t imagine losing each other again.
As the clock ticks down to the ball, Julius catches wind of Dante’s family meddling, and he must decide if their feelings are real or if they’ve both been played. Were they always meant for each other, or is it all an illusion that will melt away at midnight?
Book 5: Barely Regal By E. Davies
A bratty boy prince needs a firm but fair Daddy.
Prince Renford is a royal brat. Nineteen and last in line for the throne, Wren hates his made-up job: Commander of Roses. Good thing his long-time valet has a firm hand—if only Wren could tempt him to break all palace protocol and use it.
Thom Pierce is sixteen years older. Old enough to know he should ignore his prince’s less-than-subtle flirtation. He’s been burned by a higher-ranked boy before. His job and reputation are at stake if the palace catches a scandal unfolding under their noses.
Wren needs the part of Thom that he’s kept locked away for years. If the young prince wants to be taken as seriously as his older brothers, he has to grow up fast. Thom’s rules could help Wren become the man Thom knows he can be in time for the Royal Ball… or they could attract the very attention that forces them apart forever.
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