Audiobook Review – The Princess Pose

Audiobook Series Tour: Modern Royals by Aven Ellis

The Princess Pose

Author: Aven Ellis

Narrator: Andrea Emmes

Length: 21 hours and 8 minute

Series: Modern Royals, Book 2

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Released: July 24, 2019

Genre: Romantic Comedy

A modern princess. A charming commoner. Can they hurdle tradition to find true love?

Princess Elizabeth “Liz” of York isn’t interested in a fairy tale life. Determined to use her elite platform to champion children’s causes, she’d much rather raise awareness than find her prince. If only she could stop picturing one certain gardener with vivid hazel eyes….

When the relentless paparazzi invade her space, Liz’s crush comes to her rescue and steals her heart. Tossing aside centuries of tradition for something real, she takes Roman’s calloused hand and braces for the backlash. But after her progressive approach ruffles more than a few feathers, one member of the monarchy vows to keep the princess locked in her stylish but decidedly ivory tower.

Can Liz break through her birthright to find a powerful kind of love?

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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.

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Narrator Bio

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 NonFictionat her professional home studio in San Jose, CA.

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!

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Aven really knows how to tell a great story. I am absolutely loving this modern and day or royalty. It is taking the British monarchy and completely changing what we know about it. If the British Royal monarchy were ever going to take on a modern role in the world and let go of some of their traditions I would definitely hope that this will be the path that they’d take. It’s so fun reading these books. I’m really hoping that there is going to be more a. Out with I like a book about Prince Xander. The out there makes you wanna live in her world. Her writing is so pretty you just feel good while reading these books. 

The narrator I really enjoyed. Andrea does an amazing job. Her British accent for this a specific character Elizabeth was really nice to listen to. I will say though a where voices for males can be a little distracting and take you out of the story just a little bit but her fellow is really nice and you get sucked right back in period it on the fact that she was born in Hollywood of Florida and can pull off a British accent that while is amazing. There are just some narrators who can’t really pull off accents but she does it flawlessly.

The production and sound on this book were great!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Aven Ellis. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Top 10 List

Aven Ellis’ Top Ten Literary inspirations
  1. Sophie Kinsella. The moment I started reading Confessions of a Shopaholic, I felt as though I had never read anything like it before. It was so funny, so vivid, so bright. I knew instantly that these where the kind of stories I wanted to write-ones with humor and heart. And that began my path toward becoming a romantic comedy writer.
  2. Georgette Heyer. I absolutely love her regency romances, in particular Sylvester and The Grand Sophy, which had me laughing out loud. Absolutely brilliant writing.
  3. Jane Austen. The way she weaves together a story is masterful. These are re-reads for me.
  4. JK Rowling. The fact that she had such strength and perseverance to follow her writing dream is truly inspiring.
  5. Maeve Binchy. She wrote the most beautiful descriptions and stories with so many layers.
  6. Julia Child. Her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a masterpiece. When you read her book My Life In France, you see what a monumental undertaking it was to write that cookbook and in this book, you feel like you are on the journey. I absolutely love both of them.
  7. Julia Quinn. Her Bridgerton series is a master class in laying out a series. How the plots are so thought out, so interwoven to lead to the next book, is brilliant.
  8. Margaret Mitchell. Gone with the Wind, need I say more? I love the way her plotting kept me turning the page.
  9. Helen Fielding. Bridget Jones’s Diary is humor at it’s best. She is another comedic inspiration for me.
  10. Emma MCLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, The Nanny Diaries. I still remember parts of this book, which made me laugh and made me sad. Most of all, I remember feeling it was totally unique and I loved that about their writing style.

Dream Cast

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Giveaway

Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift Card

Modern Royals Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift Card

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Bookish Blog Hops

Hello, wonderlandiansbooks. I’m very excited to be part of this event. This post is probably one at taking me you the most time to write. because I really had to think about the books that I’ve read over the years and which ones I really do think could change your life.

I can say with confidence that there are three books that I have a read that have changed my life and I hope they can do some good for you guys as well.

I’m going to start off with my very pick is a fiction book. If you have been following my blog for the last year and you’ll know that one of my is called Vampire Acadmey. It is written by Richelle Mead. Vampire Academy changed my life in this was the very 1st book that put female friendships above romanctic ones.

The 2nd book I chose to is by Lily Collins And this is a book about her life. Ita Lily Collins : Unfiltered no shame, no rregrets, just me. This book changed my life because I was able to read about somebody else’s experience says and really come to terms with who I am as a human being. It teach me that I shouldn’t live my life with shame and regret. There are things that have happened in my life that I can’t take back these were just experiences and lessons that I had to learn to get me to where I needed to be and live.

My 3rd and final book is by Lilly Singh How to be a Bawse. This once again was about her life. It really taught me that I need to go after the things I want to in life. I shouldn’t be afraid that I am going to fail. There is a very good chance that the thing that I set out to do could fail but I should not be living with that fear because I once again will be living with the regret that I never went after one of my dreams. It’s a book that teaches you that happiness and fulfilling your life should be 1 of your number 1 priority years. Not only your life but how can you also help others. It teaches you how to be the boss of your own life.

Jo Linsdell www.JoLinsdell.com

It’s amazing how one book can change your perspective on life. One of the things I love most about reading is how a book allows you to see the world from a different point of view, and helps you discover more about yourself (sometimes in ways you’d never have considered). There are plenty of non fiction books that have been life changers for me, but also fiction works. 

The book I want to focus on for this answer though is The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. This is a book I read when I was young that has stayed with me over the years and I still consider a book that everyone should read at least once in their lifetime. It taught me about the world (the good and the bad), and made me grateful for how lucky I am to have been born into the life I have. It taught me; about history, to hold on to the good times, love people, help people, appreciate the small things, to never stop dreaming… it taught me so many life lessons I could go on for ages. I think the biggest lesson it taught me was that it can all change in a moment. I was at school when I read it for the first time and I’ve carried that lesson with me ever since. I try to live life like it could all change in a moment. What I took away from this book definitely helped shape the person I’ve become. 

Kim J www.writersideoflife.com

How can a book change your life? A book can touch you, through the years and across distance, by describing a feeling or emotion you identify with. Perhaps, you thought you were the only one feeling that way. When that happens, it’s magic.

A recent read that changed my life was ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman. Our main character is a hard-working woman in an office job, who shirks social niceties and speaks to her mother on the telephone once a week. She eats the same thing for dinner every Friday and buys the same bottle of vodka before a weekend spent at home. 

This book spoke to me about what could be going on beneath the surface, when you see someone who doesn’t quite fit in. But, most of all, it is about the loneliness and disconnect we feel in today’s world. It is a book that makes you want to be a better person. I want to be someone who befriends people who may be lonely, someone who looks behind the mask and doesn’t judge. Someone who could help an Eleanor Oliphant.

Leslie Conzatti www.upstreamwriter.blogspot.com

There are other books that I’m currently in the middle of reading of that I have a feeling could very well change my life so I will keep you updated on those.