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I’m thrilled to let you know I’ve got a box set collecting the three books in The Plans Trilogy coming out at JMS Books on May 28. I figured I should crawl out of my cave to promote it! 😂 My snippet this week comes from the first story in the trilogy, The Contingency Plan.
For context, this scene takes place shortly after Prince Marcelo of Sheburat is shocked into a dead faint by Crown Prince Efren of Zioneven’s announcement that he’s choosing Marcelo to become his spouse to satisfy the contingency plan embedded in the terms of a treaty signed between their two kingdoms. Marcelo has awakened in his bed chamber and is speaking with his father.
The Plans Trilogy Box Set
LENGTH: 73,459 words
In this light fantasy world, four realms have settled into an uneasy peace. A surprise twist to a prearranged marriage agreement spawns this story of unexpected love, newfound courage, and heroic adventure. Join Princes Efren and Marcelo on their heart-warming journey as they sort through misleading twists and turns to defeat devious foes. Twice! Contains the stories:
The Contingency Plan: An untimely death throws a marriage arrangement, the final phase of a treaty, into disarray. Now the Crown Prince of Zioneven can make his own choice from among the princess’s younger siblings. As a royal son in the matriarchal sovereignty of Sheburat, Prince Marcelo grew up knowing Royal sons never married. Never. Period. Except Prince Efren isn’t from Sheburat, and he has other plans.
The Best-Laid Plans: A death that wasn’t what it seemed … A kidnapping that isn’t what it seems … Time is running out. Enmeshed in political intrigue, death, and a kidnapping, will Prince Efren untangle the web of clues in time to save his naïve young husband, or will Prince Marcelo dig deep to discover a previously untapped inner strength and determination to facilitate his own survival?
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. Are their chances at rekindling their love doomed? Or will their ignominious new beginning propel them toward a more teasingly fun rapport?
Also contains three bonus scenes not included with the individual stories.