Monday, August 6, 2012

Who Is America's Royal Couple? Contest and Book Giveaway

Are you a fanatic for royals? Did you follow Will and Kate's wedding, and still follow their exploits? Do you like contemporary stories of the filthy rich, especially titled ones? Who is America's royal couple?

In honor of the release of Wendy Holden’s Marrying Up this month, Sourcebooks is holding a contest to find out who is America's own royal couple! Who do you think they are? Leave a comment including your email address with your choice for a chance to win a copy of Marrying Up (US and Canada addresses only).

And the winner is Deb Hockenberry! Congratulations, Deb, and thanks to all who came over.

And what is Marrying Up about?

Marrying Up has all of the crazy love, eye-opening snobbery, and naked ambition to create a juicy cocktail worthy of any royal. After all, what’s a relationship without a title and a tiara?

As women around the world watched Will and Kate walk down the aisle, many of them were plotting how they could find their own prince charming.

Razor-sharp in its wit and as fresh as newlywed royals, Marrying Up (ISBN 9781402270673, Sourcebooks Landmark, Fiction, Trade Paperback, $14.99 U.S., Aug 2012) by Wendy Holden reveals how sometimes a rags-to-riches story can rip a girl to shreds—and how sometimes the crown on your head can nearly crush you.

Only a title, a mansion, and a family tiara will do for a scheming social climber like Alexa, and she will go to great lengths to get it.  Starting by befriending clueless aristocrat Florrie, who fills her life with parties, texting, and, above all, champagne, means that the grandest doors swing open and the prince of her dreams is within reach. But has Florrie’s mother, the formidable Lady Annabel, figured out Alexa’s intentions already?

Meanwhile, beautiful but penniless archaeology student Polly has found herself in love after a chance meeting with a dark-eyed stranger named Max. However, Max is hiding a big secret, a secret that could ultimately ruin any chance of him and Polly living happily ever after.

Praise for Marrying Up“Holden, a former writer for the Mail on Sunday, certainly knows her way around snarky royal gossip and delivers here a very guilty pleasure.”
            ―Kirkus Reviews                                                                      

“Anglophiles who stayed up all night to watch William and Kate walk down the aisle will have a lot of fun here, as will readers of Sophie Kinsella’s frothy Shopaholic series.”

“Readers will rush through this dishy chick lit tale to find the answer. A Cinderella story for the beach bag.”
            ―Publishers Weekly

“Gold-digging tale while providing a brimming bucket of laughs along the way.”
            ― Shelf Awareness for Readers

“Entertaining with a witty and dry sense of humor”
            ― RT Book Reviews

About the Author

Wendy Holden (UK) was a journalist for the Sunday Times, Tatler, and The Mail on Sunday before becoming a full-time author. She has now published nine novels, all top 10 bestsellers in the UK. Her novels include Beautiful People, Farm Fatale, and Filthy Rich and feature sassy humor with a great cast of characters. For more information, please visit:

Now, where are those comments?

Thank you all,


Maddy said...

Filthy Rich sounds like a great starting place for me. Thank you.

Meljprincess said...

Hmmm...I hate to say this because I feel the rich and famous think they are so important...but if I had to pick a royal couple it would be Brad and Angie. Ugh. That tastes!
Linda, I'd love to read MARRYING UP. :-)

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

catslady said...

I can't think of any couple in today's world but I still think of John and Jacqueline Kennedy as fitting that description - old, old money lol. Marrying Up sounds like a fun read!

Nancy Jardine said...

I have no suggestions for your couple, I'm afraid, but as a Scot, and not necesarily a Royal watcher, I was interested in reading your post!

Deb Hockenberry said...

I'd have to say that our current royal couple is Brad & Angie although they're absolutely nothing compared to Jack & Jackie. Your book sounds like such a good read!

Anonymous said...

I thought our new royal couple would be Chelsea Clinton and her new husband. But because they're such private people, we hear nothing about them. My vote would have to be for Jack and Jackie.

Lynn Cahoon said...

I would have said Arnold and Maria - before the divorce. Or the Kennedy's - before the whole shooting thing.

Maybe being the royal couple is only a snapshot in time before real life gets in the way?

lcahoon7 AT gmail DOT com

Karen said...

America’s royal couple.. .let's see, how about George and Laura Bush. They are a beautiful couple who carry grace to a whole new level.

susan said...

I was thinking along the lines of John and Jackie Kennedy as the younger ones but then have to agree George and Laura Bush fits too. I would say these two couples fits the bill. I would love to win your book and gladly give you a review on it. sue Leech