Hello, everyone, and welcome back to my site. As promised, I am now debuting my latest novel, Raising the Crown. It was originally slated to be marketed for sale in eBook and paperback when it was finished, but because I have made the decision to take down a formerly free for all novel I had online, Never Let Go, I’ve decided to turn Raising the Crown into a free for all instead. Once I have more books on my “author” shelf, I may end up eventually taking Raising the Crown down off the free book platform, but there are no plans any time soon to do that. As done with the free for all I previously had up and running, this book too shall be released by one or two chapters at a time. I am super excited to share this one with you, because it is going to be written in a slightly different style from what I normally write in. My normal writing style is third person narration, but this one will be written in first person, with the prologue in a mother’s point of view, the story in the father’s point of view, and the epilogue in their son’s point of view once he has become a man. That being said, and I know I have mentioned this novel in a previous post, but please allow me to introduce you once again to Raising the Crown (you may click on the title to start reading it, but for more information about the book, please see below):
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Subgenre(s): Coming-of-Age, Drama, Romance, and Young Adult.
First Publication Date: June 14th, 2019.
Format Availability: Available online via all electronic devices.
Synopsis: With a twist or two in the classic Romeo & Juliet story, Luca Palladino is a young, intelligent prince who represents the forbidden love between famous musician and actor Vince Palladino and Princess Camila Juric, both of whom are from two entirely different neighboring cultures that have been at war with each other over land for many a century. In the wake of Camila’s death only ten years after their split, Vince learns not only how important Camila was in her culture, but he also learns of the ten-year-old son he never knew he had with her. Vince struggles with his Hollywood fame and already being a father of two younger boys while another child is on the way with his wife, Gloria. While he also deals with the loss of his first true love all over again, Vince learns of the fact that Prince Luca was secretly abused by his stepfather in more ways than one. Upon revelation of this devastating news, Vince decides to eventually give up his own personal fame in order to raise Luca into a kind, respectful young king that will break down the barriers of racism and hatred of two warring nations while bringing two beautiful cultures together in peace at last.
Reason to Read: Are you interested in reading something slightly different, totally fictitious in nature, but can keep you grounded with some real world issues? Not sure if you want to pay the price? Well, hey, this book’s free (so no money wasted, if you don’t like it!), and gives you an opportunity to get a taste of this author’s style of writing! 😉 In all seriousness, though, this story is actually a beautiful blend of two novels in one where you can transcend space and time with the main character, Vince, as he is called to focus on the present while keeping love in all its beauty alive in honor of his oldest son’s mother after her passing. As a little background information (a sort of “fun fact”), this book was supposed to be a sequel (formerly titled, Raising Dustin), but with a total makeover in characters and plot comes a new title, and this blending of two novels means there likely won’t be a prequel. While it is not listed as a Suspense fiction novel, there will definitely be some suspense in regards to the princess’s killer. What will happen there . . . will they catch him, and if they do, will he do the time for his crimes? Well . . . you and I both know there’s only one way to find out, and if you decide to try it out, please do enjoy it! You can check it out on the titled link at the end of the first paragraph, or up on the menu links, but please do enjoy!
Author’s Rating: Mature Audiences Only (aged 18+) for some use of profane language, some suggestive sexual content, and a few brief descriptions suggesting some characters have been through child abuse and domestic violence (Please Note: This is based on the currently available content that has been released to date. Author’s rating is subject to change upon release of content as the story progresses).
Raising the Crown
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