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This week I’m snipping from The Contingency Plan to celebrate its recent addition to Kindle Unlimited (along with Closets Are for Clothes and The Recruit).
A sheltered prince. A sudden death. An unexpected choice. How will Prince Marcelo react to discovering he’s The Contingency Plan?
For eighteen years, there has been peace between Sheburat and the kingdom of Zioneven. The untimely death of a princess throws the marriage arrangement—the final phase to complete the terms of the treaty—into disarray, and the contingency plan is put into motion. Now the Crown Prince of Zioneven gets to make his own choice from among the princess’s younger siblings.
As a rare royal son in the matriarchal sovereignty of Sheburat, Prince Marcelo grew up knowing he would never marry. Never. Royal sons did not marry. Period. Except, Prince Efren isn’t from Sheburat, and he has other plans.
For context, Prince Marcelo had just learned that he will be the contingency plan…the one who will marry Prince Efren in the aftermath of his twin sister’s untimely death. Suky is his youngest sister.
Told from Prince Marcelo’s 3rd-person POV.
The Contingency Plan – 1-September-2018
Marcelo swayed as the blood drained from his face. How could this be? How did such a marriage work? Would he be expected to—
“Marcelo?” Suky’s whispered tone voiced her concern. “Are you unwell?”
She repeated the words, but from farther away. Or did her voice only seem distant? He wobbled as the people around him faded, and then, thankfully, this nightmare all went away.
The Contingency Plan (Plans series – book 1) is a short story/novelette, and is available at distributors everywhere: