We are SO excited to help the lovely authoress Teri Wilson with her new book cover reveal of Royally Roma! Teri wrote the amazing Unleashing Mr. Darcy, which some of you may have read, or seen recently on the Hallmark Channel as a Hallmark Original Movie. (Darcy is so swoon-worthy, so we highly recommend seeing it if you haven’t 😉 )
Wilson’s new book is being published by Simon&Schuster/Gallery Books/Pocket, and this description comes from their announcement:
“Coming next Spring from Gallery Books/Pocket Star, Royally Roma by Teri Wilson is a fun, contemporary retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn movie, Roman Holiday, with a gender swap. Teri is also the author of Unleashing Mr. Darcy, now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie which debuted in January 2016 to over 3 million viewers and set social media records for the network.”
Here’s the intriguing jacket blurb:
In this charming, modern retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday, a royal prince tries to escape his hectic and rigid life and ends up leading a young graduate student on a chase through the Eternal City.
Julia Costa is too busy trying to complete her PhD while also holding down a full-time job as a private tour guide in Rome to keep up with celebrity gossip. So when she crosses paths with a real, actual prince, she mistakes him for a client and takes him on a daylong tour of the city.
Intrigued by the idea of spending time with someone who obviously has no idea who he is, and delighted at the prospect of a day free of royal obligations, Niccolo La Torre, Crown Prince of Lazaretto, acts on impulse and assumes the role of Julia’s client. He swears to himself that he’ll return to his royal duties after only half a day…but he’s having the time of his life.
Until Julia presents him with the bill. Since he snuck out of the hotel without so much as a dime, he tries to escape, only to discover that she won’t let him out of her sight until he can pay her back. She’s determined to get her money…and perhaps more from the handsome stranger she’s fallen for.
Royally Roma will debut on March 27, 2017! Teri, we can’t wait!
In the meantime, check out our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr pages for a chance to win a prize package donated by Teri! It includes a signed copy of Unleashing Mr. Darcy, a Jane Austen coloring book, a “Keep Calm and Read Jane Austen” bookmark, plus a souvenir guide from the Jane Austen Center in Bath! (Hey, I want these! Can Drunk Austen admins enter the contest too?!?!)
You can enter multiple times by sharing across different platforms! We’ll announce a winner on Monday afternoon — so stay tuned!