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coming soon | the cost of the crown by joy crain

Let's face it. It's hard to resist a royal romance. From the political intrigue and glittering grandeur to the beautiful balls and bejeweled tiaras, there's something about handsome princes and castles in faraway lands that make you want to fall in love!

Which is why I know you're not gonna wanna miss this unique twist on a classic trope! The Cost of the Crown puts an Asian spin on the timeless tale of royal romance, and it's available for preorder now!


~ the book ~

Missy Hanson never dreamed of falling in love and living happily ever after. In fact, she doesn’t know what she wants to do after she graduates from college; nevertheless, she’s content working as a journalist for her local newspaper and assisting at her aunt’s California bakery. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity emerges for her to visit the southeast Asian country of Andelar, Missy is thrown into the world of royalty as the special guest of the king and queen—and it’s clear she doesn’t belong, despite her family ties to the area. But the royal family isn’t without its mysteries. Rumors abound that a secret prince is hiding amid Andelar’s society, and Missy is determined to find out who he is.

Aiden Waverly never wanted a crown or a title. He craves a normal life, but being a secret prince of biracial background is difficult enough and would create chaos amid the tabloids if the press learned about his parentage. After years of traveling the world to help those in the greatest of need, he’s faced with a life-altering decision: take his place as crown prince or walk away as a commoner. With no clear path that will satisfy him and the royal family, the tug between following his heart and doing his duty to Andelar becomes harder every day.

When a chance encounter throws Missy and Aiden together, neither of them are prepared to challenge what they thought they knew about themselves. And when an ancient royal law threatens to tear them apart, they must decide how much they are willing to risk for love.

~ the author ~

Joy Crain was born in Guangdong Province, China, where she lived with her American adoptive parents. Born with a vivid imagination and a love for books and storytelling, Joy started writing her own stories around the age of 13, and the journey continued from there.

Currently, Joy lives in China, where she spends her time teaching English and pursuing her passion for writing.

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What's one of your favorite royal reads (or watches)? Have you read any books set in fictional country? What about books set in Asia? Drop the titles down below!

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M. C. Kennedy
25 sept 2023

Whoa! This sounds amazing!! It's going on my TBR.

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Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
25 sept 2023
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Yes!! I'm so excited to read it!

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