Blog Tour: Throne Together by Zoe Dawn
Throne Together | Zoe Dawn
Rosavia Royals #3
Release Date: June 16th, 2020
A pining prince needs a second chance at love.
Prince Julius has only ever wanted one man. Raised alongside Prince Dante of Thedes, the two were inseparable until their unspoken mutual attraction ignited into a single passionate encounter. Convinced that it ruined their friendship, Julius retreated to his duties in Rosavia, where he daydreams of another chance to win Dante’s heart.
After four years apart, fate brings Prince Julius back to Thedes. He offers Dante a coveted invitation: return to the Rosavian palace for ten days, and be his plus-one to the Royal Ball of the century. Before long, they realize one night of passion wasn’t enough, and they can’t imagine losing each other again.
As the clock ticks down to the ball, Julius catches wind of Dante’s family meddling, and he must decide if their feelings are real or if they’ve both been played. Were they always meant for each other, or is it all an illusion that will melt away at midnight?
Exclusive from Zoe & the Inspirations behind her Prince
How did you become a part of this project/world?
It was pure luck! My first trilogy (Best Men, Inc.), which was going to be my debut, is structured like their Men of Hidden Creek books because they all take place at the same time and overlap heavily.
They wanted to help a new author get started and I made myself available to drop everything and write a book with them! Now I’m debuting with Rosavia instead (and I’m incorporating the lessons I’ve learned into Best Men, Inc.). A dream come true!
Where did your story’s inspiration come from?
The title was already decided when I entered the Rosavian world. Throne Together was obviously going to be about two princes. It made sense for them to know each other their whole life and even be raised together for diplomacy reasons. I lurrrrve a slow burn, yearning, childhood-friends-to-lovers story! The Royal Ball gave me the perfect excuse to throw these two star-crossed lovers together to uncross their stars, untangle their feelings and fall madly in love with a time limit ticking down!
How did you create your Prince?
I have the only two-princes story! I wanted these two princes to be raised together so they would speak both Rosavian and Thedian, know each other inside-out-and-upside-down from birth, be totally comfortable around each other… until the big world-changing event, of course… 😉
Julius, the Rosavian prince, had to be a LITTLE bit of a himbo—big and sweet but emotionally clueless about what his best friend has always felt for him. He’s even kind of clueless about whether he’s attracted to men or women since he hasn’t realized that it’s only ever been Dante for him. Meanwhile Dante, the Thedian prince, is totally aware he’s been pining for Julius ever since he left for his own country and adult responsibilities.
The most fun part was all the research involved in creating my own little country. I wanted Thedes to be its own place, yet feel familiar to anyone who’s been to the Mediterranean. Lazy hot days, white stones, airy halls, shimmering harbors…
Dante finding out his love for painting made sense! Meanwhile, Julius is from a world of alpine lakes and lush green fields, steep red roofs and narrow cobbled streets. His family also played a big role in shaping him, of course.
About The Author
Born and raised on a series of islands in the Pacific Northwest, Zoe’s summers were a blur of catching crickets, picking blackberries, and smuggling romance novels into cozy nooks–or even up trees.
Now a reluctant suburbanite, Zoe’s heart is still nestled between the jagged Rockies and the limitless Pacific. She writes books filled with men who love men, shares her life with a man who surprised her one day with her very own reading nook, and still dreams of sea breezes blowing through the bedroom window at night, carrying the promise of adventure.
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To celebrate the release of the Rosavia Royals, we are giving two lucky winners a full set of the Rosavia Royals Series.
The Rosavia Royals Series
Welcome to the tiny European country of Rosavia where roses ramble over alpine slopes and princes fall for the men of their dreams.
Every Rosavia Royals book happens simultaneously, so books can be read on their own, or in any order… but keep an eye out for familiar faces around the palace!
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