Monday, August 26, 2019


(#1): A Royal Shade of Blue

When art-history student Clementine Jones receives a message complimenting her latest internship project, she doesn't hesitate to answer it. She never dreamed this decision would not only change her life, but the future of the British monarchy as well.  

Her response leads Clementine to the mysterious CP Chadwick, a British man studying history at Cambridge. Clementine finds CP charming, smart, and unlike any man she's ever met. Most of all, when she confides her medical past to CP, his perception of her doesn't change. He doesn't treat her as fragile like her parents do. CP sees her as normal, which is something she cherishes.  

Clementine, however, has no idea CP is actually Prince Christian of Wales, who has never had a "normal" life. Christian is at a crossroad. His destiny is to be a working royal, but he is desperate to fill that role in his own way. Wary of others, he's kept himself closed off from the world - until he lets Clementine in.

A royal romance is never a fairy tale, but Clementine and Christian are determined to write their own version. Can they overcome their own fears - as well as the constraints of a royal life - to reach their own happily ever after?

Book Details:

Author: Aven Ellis

Narrator: Andrea Emmes

Length: 10 hours 1 minute

Publisher: Tantor Audio (Aug. 14, 2018)

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Series: Modern Royals, Book 1

Buy the book:

Amazon  |  Audible


Things you need in order to write:
 laptop, notebook, pen and a highlighter.
Things that hamper your writing: Facebook, Instagram, and episodes of Say Yes to the Dress. I can get so distracted. 

Things you love about writing: I love creating romantic stories and diving deep into another world. 
Things you hate about writing: really, I love the whole process.

Easiest thing about being a writer: writing is a joy. I’m always excited to sit down and write. 
Hardest thing about being a writer: the business side and learning how to run your own business.

Things you love about where you live: Dallas has great shopping, professional sports, and wonderful restaurants.
Things that make you want to move: triple digit heat in the summer-but that’s a trade off for mostly mild winters!

Favorite foods: steak and red wine (not a food but I’m saying it anyway.) Chocolate.
Things that make you want to throw up: anything main dish with a cream sauce.

Favorite beverage: red wine, coffee.

Something that gives you a pickle face: hard liquor.

Favorite smell: brewing coffee. 

Something that makes you hold your nose: clams.

Something you’re really good at: talking. I can pretty much talk to anyone. 

Something you’re really bad at: math! 

Things you always put in your books: good boy heroes, comedy, and a happily ever after. 
Things you never put in your books: lots of drama and angst. 

Things that make you happy:
going to Dallas Stars games, going out to eat, talking to people.

Things that drive you crazy: big parties with lots of people. My introvert side gets overwhelmed with that!


Aven began her publishing career in 2013 with her debut release, Connectivity. She currently writes hockey and baseball romances as well as a modern royal romance series. Her books are designed to make readers laugh out loud and fall in love. Happily-ever-after endings and good-boy heroes are guaranteed. Aven lives in the Dallas area with her family. She is a huge fan of both the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers. Aven loves shopping and fashion and can spend hours playing with fragrances in any department store. She can be found chatting it up on social media, eating specialty M&Ms, and crushing on the latest outfit the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing.


Best selling, award winning audiobook narrator, Andrea Emmes was born in Hollywood, Florida, grew up in both Tennessee and Rhode Island and started her career in musical theatre. She’s enjoyed an eclectic career as a singer, dancer, Vegas Headliner, Magician’s Assistant, a Recording Artist and a Video Game Designer. A total book nerd, Andrea, now enjoys narrating all genres of audiobooks, especially YA, LitRPG, Mystery, Romance, and NonFiction at her professional home studio in San Jose, California. Her wide range of character voices and dynamic/emotionally invested performances has reviewers and listeners alike commenting on how she effortlessly pulls listeners in and has versatility and charisma. Fun Facts: Andrea has a Bachelor of Science in Game Art and Design; was a game designer for Disney Interactive; and gets her gamer-geek on playing games of all kinds!