Blog Stop ~ ‘Waiting for Prince Harry’ by Aven Ellis.

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Waiting For Prince Harry by Aven Ellis
Publication date: April 2nd 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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 SYNOPSIS

Twenty-four-year-old Kylie Reed has always been a rule follower. Organized and cautious to a fault, her dreams for life are often filed away for future use—when she has a house, when she meets her future husband, when she has been at her visual display job at a chic Dallas boutique longer…Kylie always has a reason for living her life in the future, not in the present, and not living her life to the fullest and reaching her dream of becoming a fashion designer.

The only exception to rules, of course, would be running away with Prince Harry—Kylie’s ideal man. A hot, fun ginger boy would be worth breaking all the rules for, of course.  And Kylie is sure Harry just needs the right, centering woman to settle him down.  But living in Dallas and not knowing Prince Harry make this a non-option.

Or does it?

Because when Kylie accidentally falls into the lap of a gorgeous ginger boy—yes, even more gorgeous than the real Prince Harry—all bets are off. Could this stranger be the one to show Kylie how to take a chance, to face her fears, and live in the present?  And could this stranger be the Prince Harry she has been waiting for? Kylie’s life takes some unexpected twists and turns thanks to this chance encounter, and she knows her life will never be the same because of it…

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Book Review ~ ‘Waiting for Prince Harry’ by Aven Ellis ~ 5 Stars!

I honestly feel so thankful that I was given the opportunity to be on this blog tour. Being the Brit and Prince Harry lover that I am, I was excited to read this, but I was just blown away when I started reading by how much I loved and connected to this story. Even now writing this review I keep thinking ‘When will I have time to re-read this book again’. That is how much I loved it.

Kylie is just the kind of main character I have been looking for in my recent contemporary romance reads, kind-hearted, cautious, and flawed in a way that many young girls will identify with. I loved that she was a rule-follower and had her whole life planned out in front of her. I identified with this so much because of how society was with me only a few years ago when my whole life had to be planned before I started applying for University. I admired Kylie for not being ashamed of who she was and the future she had planned for herself, and it was great to see how she gently eased herself into becoming a stronger and more confident individual, less afraid of taking the steps of her future and making them real in the present.

Harrison was a wonderful creation of a character. Everything about him had me swooning, and similarly to Kylie, I loved how they made each other better people who were more confident about taking steps to secure a different future to the ones they’d planned. There was a brilliant camaraderie between the two and I loved their transition from friends to lovers, as they complimented each other so well in all aspects of their relationship. Harrison’s kindness and devotion to Kylie had me swooning, and how this unleashed a more confident and flirty Kylie was brilliant to read.

This book didn’t need unnecessary drama to come between the main characters, it showed that all it needed was some realistic character and relationship development, where trust is given cautiously, and old habits have to be fought past to get to a happy ending. I loved how character driven this story was, and I adored how Kylie and Harrison both developed throughout the novel, becoming the best people they can be, not in the hope for love, but because of the love and strength they gave each other to make them want the best for themselves. I adored all the light-hearted moments in this book too. Their meeting was brilliantly written and had me hooked through their flirty exchange and sincerity with each other, and I laughed so much at all the references to Prince Harry. I mean come on? Who wouldn’t want their own Prince Harry?

For anyone who loves meaningful yet fun contemporary romances with realistic characters who drive a brilliant storyline then this is the book for you!

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Aven Ellis

Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency.

But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published next year.

Aven lives in Dallas with her family. When she is not writing, Aven enjoys shopping, cooking, connecting with friends on social media, and watching any show that features Gordon Ramsay.

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World Fantasy Convention ~ Day 1

So had a brilliant start to the World Fantasy Convention today! It started with the sudden realisation that it was Hallowe’en and that I needed a sophisticated outfit which could double as a costume for my favourite holiday. Therefore it seemed only fitting that I went as a Hufflepuff…

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I met some absolutely lovely people, including the wonderful Nancy Holder who wrote some of my favourite ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ books and one of my favourite authors Sue Moorcroft. The panels I attended were so much fun and it was so great to hear from authors who are so passionate about fantasy, and to hear that fantasy is still very much a popular choice with readers.

I think the best thing so far in this convention is meeting the other readers and writers who really understand your passion for the genre. I have many a time been called a nerd by my friends due to my love for the magical worlds that you can escape to when you read a fantasy novel. I met the lovely Daphne M.E. Vanleene (twitter: @laurelleaves), another young aspiring author whose work sounds absolutely amazing, so give her a shout on Twitter!

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And that was only Day 1, and my iPad is already deciding that it doesn’t like wordpress so these blog posts will have to be cut short until I return home to my laptop. Tomorrow is an even longer day. Starting at 10am and finishing near Midnight…that’s going to be tough. Time for an early night I think. Catch you all tomorrow!

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World Fantasy Convention ~ Day 0

Well, today has been a bit of a hectic adventure. After both cars broke down, I ended up getting the train to Brighton to meet my celestial sister and fellow writer K.R. Green so we could head to The Fantasy Convention. That in itself wasn’t as much a problem as arriving at the Early Arrivals Reception with a suitcase, rucksack and leaving with a nice collection of free books that any bookworm would drool over, and proceeding to carry the whole lot back up to Brighton Train Station.

Needless to say I was pretty exhausted…

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But all the free books was totally worth the beetroot red face and screaming back that I sported when finally collapsing onto the floor of my friend’s flat. I mean, just look at the prettiness of these books!

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Umm….but may have a problem getting them all home…

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And this is only Day 0! Tomorrow is when the real action starts.

So, anyone else going to the Fantasy Convention this weekend? It was announced a couple of hours ago that the new Master of Ceremonies is the amazing Neil Gaiman who wrote Stardust. As well as that there are some great talks scheduled and some of my favourite authors are attending.

I’m super excited for tomorrow and can’t wait for these talks!

2 – 3 PM – Genre Fiction in Romance (Hall 4)

3 – 4 PM – Writing Historical Fantasy (Oxford Suite)

4 – 5 PM – Foxed, Slightly Bumped… (Hall 4)

5 – 6 PM – Genre Poetry (Cambridge)

Get in touch if you are going to the convention and want to meet. This is my first convention so I’m both excited and a little nervous!