It’s here!!!!! Change of Plans is officially out! 🎉
Change of Plans completes a trilogy that wasn’t originally intended to be a trilogy. The first book, The Contingency Plan is a novelette (barely), that was only ever intended to be a light fantasy meet-cute where we examine one naïve young prince’s process of accepting his fate in being chosen to replace his deceased twin sister in marriage to the crown prince of his realm’s former enemy. A duty he wouldn’t shirk, as it completes the final step in a peace treaty. The story leaves the reader imagining the happy princes moving on to a nice, uneventful, and therefore un-story-worthy future.
But alas, the characters stayed on my mind (and really, the primary criticism of The Contingency Plan was that…it ended). So I came back with The Best-Laid Plans, and gave the princes danger and political intrigue to overcome on their journey from Marcelo’s home in matriarchal Sheburat, to Crown Prince Efren’s home in Zioneven. Once again the story ends in a way where the reader can imagine the princes transitioning to their happily-ever-after with the assumed resolution to the dramatic events they’d faced being dealt with uneventfully between the affected realms.
But I left wiggle room to potentially make the ultimate conclusion more eventful than implied at the end of book 2. It took me a while to come up with the story, but in Change of Plans, I am thrilled with the overhaul that losing their memories of each other gives to Marcelo and Efren’s relationship, and the added twist to the intrigue that continues from the previous stories.
I STRONGLY recommend reading the first two books before moving on to Change of Plans. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve added enough background info that a random reader who stumbles upon book 3 without having previously read books 1 & 2 won’t be completely lost. But truly, the story will be best understood and appreciated by readers who’ve shared Princes Marcelo and Efren’s journey together from the beginning.
THE CONTINGENCY PLAN
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.
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THE BEST-LAID PLANS
A death that wasn’t what it seemed.
An abduction that isn’t what it seems.
Time is running out.
The morning after his wedding night, Prince Marcelo thought he’d be embarking on a journey to his own personal fairytale happily ever after with his husband, Efren, the crown prince of Zioneven. But when news arrives indicating his sister’s death wasn’t as accidental as previously thought, that journey becomes fraught with danger.
Enmeshed in political intrigue, death, and a kidnapping that might not be what it seems, will Efren untangle the web of misleading clues in time to save the naïve young man he’s already come to admire, or will Marcelo dig deep to discover a previously untapped inner strength and determination to facilitate his own survival?
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CHANGE OF PLANS
Once upon a time, two handsome young princes fell in love, faced down adversity, and lived happily-ever-after…until one romantic evening, they unwittingly ate a confection laced with a mind-wiping toxin.
Crown Prince Efren of Zioneven blindsided Prince Marcelo of Sheburat when he used The Contingency Plan embedded in a peace treaty to marry the naïve young prince. Now, Marcelo is shocked again when he awakens in an unfamiliar bed, in an unfamiliar land, in the arms of a stranger who’s taking such liberties!
Will that ignominious new beginning to their relationship doom their chances at rekindling their love? Or will Efren’s giddiness and the less formal surroundings of Zioneven propel them toward a more teasingly fun rapport?
Marcelo and Efren have forgotten more than their love. On their journey home to Zioneven, their Best-Laid Plans went awry when Marcelo was abducted. Now, neither remembers the unexpected strength of character and ingenuity Marcelo manifested to survive his harrowing ordeal, or Efren’s frantic search for his new husband.
Were Marcelo and Efren specifically targeted for the Forget-Me-Not poisoning, or were they the victims of a random assault? Is this new attack related to Marcelo’s abduction and his sister’s death? Will Marcelo revert to his old mild-mannered, unassuming self, or will he step up to prove he’s the same brave man his new family claims he is amid the fresh danger swirling around them?
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