Monday, August 18, 2014

His Royal Hotness Week~Day 1

Welcome to His Royal Hotness Week, a.k.a Prince Week. After all, where would a princess be without her hot royal counterpart?

This week, I'm thrilled to be sharing with you posts from a few of my amazing author friends. Each of them have shared a post about their own princes, as well as some books they recommend you check out with more royal hotties. We'll also be sharing some princely facts (fictitious and real), our top 5 Disney princes, and of course, checking out some real royals, too.

Kicking things off, I thought I'd introduce you to one of my own princes. I have four, (thanks to Prince Rand from THE MYSTERY PRINCE), but I'm going to focus on Prince Devlin from Quest of the Hart, book one in my Princess of Valendria series.

Prince Devlin is the first prince I ever wrote. He doesn't get much page time in Quest of the Hart, as he spends most of the book sleeping thanks to his sister's spell, but, the glimpses we do get reveal a strong, handsome, romantic guy who wants to keep the girl he loves safe. And when she ends up rescuing him, he admires her strength and bravery. He knows a good thing when he sees it, and Princess Kaylee is definitely good for him.

Now, for some fun stuff!

Top 5 Disney Princes (in ascending order):
 I'm being a bit of a traditionalist and sticking with actual princes. 
5) The Prince (or Prince Florian). Haven't seen Snow White in a while, and I don't really remember Florian well, so I'm starting with him.
4) Prince Charming. What girl doesn't want to be swept off their feet by him?
3) Prince Phillip, just because he sword fights a dragon.
2) Prince Adam, better known as Beast. He's ferocious, yet so tender with Belle. Le sigh.
1) Prince Eric, mostly because he reminds me a little bit of my husband.

Random Trivia about princes:
-According to Wikipedia:

        The English word prince derives, via the French word prince, from the Latin noun princeps,         from primus (first) + capio (to seize), meaning "the chief, most distinguished, ruler, prince".

-There are 26 monarchies in the world, of these 18 use the titles king/queen and prince/princess (including 2 principalities) as opposed to sultan, emir, or emperor. These monarchies reign over 43 countries.

-The title of the King of Bhutan means Dragon King. I wonder if that makes the heir the Dragon Prince?

-Here's a link to some royal heirs. Take a look and tell us in the comments who's your favorite prince.

Book Recommendations:
The Kingdom of Arnhem series by Nicole Zoltack
The Prophecy by Erin Albert
Palace of the Twelve Pillars Dragons by Christina Weigand
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for more royal hotness and a rafflecopter giveaway!!!

And don't forget to check out April Erwin's blog for her tributes to National Prince Week. 

"A reverse Sleeping Beauty tale where the princess goes on the quest to save the prince."

Princess Kaylee has never had to fight for anything. Her entire life has been arranged, even her marriage. But when Prince Devlin falls under an enchantment, she finds she is willing to do anything to save him, even if it means fighting a dragon.

Devlin's own sister, Princess Arabella, is behind the deadly plot. She wants the throne and will use any means necessary. Her perfect plan unravels, leaving Devlin caught in a magical sleep that is slowly spreading through the kingdom of Breniera. All Arabella needs to finish her spell and claim the crown is a drop of Kaylee's blood, but obtaining the single drop is proving more difficult than expected.

To save her betrothed, Kaylee embarks on a quest to find an ancient sword and gather a drop of dragon's blood, while trying to stay out of Arabella's traps. But Arabella's traps aren't the only danger. Time is everything. For once the last inhabitant of the kingdom falls asleep, the spell will be sealed, and not even true love's kiss will break it.

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  1. That Sheikh is pretty dreamy. It is amazing what a good looking group the royals have become. Years of careful breeding ;)

    1. Thanks Kai! And yes, it's amazing what selective breeding can do.

  2. Oh, Prince Eric is definitely tops on my list of Disney princes. :) I loved it when Prince Devlin stopped by the blog and chatted it up with Princes Brody and Trevor.

    1. It helps that not only does Prince Eric have dark hair like my hubby, but the same name, although Prince Eric's is spelled wrong. :-)

      And that was a fun visit. So glad you enjoyed it, too!

  3. Great fun, Mary! Thanks for hosting this shindig. I love that you're doing Prince week. I've had a lot of fun perusing all of the good looking royalty. It will be fun to see what everyone chooses for their favorite. :)

    1. Thanks so much, April!! Looking forward to seeing what you've got going on, too!

  4. Being old fashioned, I like Prince Charming the best, for now. He is so persistent.


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