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Release Blitz with Review: Princess Ballot (Royals of Arbon Academy) by Jaymin Eve & Tate James

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PRINCESS BALLOT: A Dark College Romance (Royals of Arbon Academy Book 1) by Jaymin Eve – Author and Tate James is LIVE!! #OneClickNow


You have been chosen.

Those four words change Violet Spencer’s whole life, when against staggering odds, she’s selected in the “princess ballot.”

Arbon Academy is affectionately known as the school for Royals. Only the rich, powerful, or heir to a throne gain entry … except for the one scholarship student accepted every five years. It’s a worldwide lottery, and one that Violet entered without giving it any serious thought.

But the media got it wrong and Arbon Academy is much more than a simple college for future leaders.

It’s a dark world of politics, intrigue, and dangerous guys who will stop at nothing to get their own way. Despite her best efforts at remaining off the radar, Violet finds herself a pawn between two of the most powerful monarchies in the world.

Prince Rafe of the Switzerlands and Prince Alex of the Australasias are bitter enemies both on the soccer field and in the political arena. Monarchies rule the world now, and every waking breath is a competition for the princes.

Control the ball.

Control the world.

Control Violet.

Whether it’s through love or hate, someone will ultimately win.

*This is book one in a dark college romance. It includes a-hole princes, nasty princesses, and one chick who will take none of their sh!t, all the while doing her best to make it out alive. HEA guaranteed. Eventually. 17+.

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The Princess Ballot is the first book in the Royals of Arbon Academy Series and follows the story of Violet Spencer. Violet Spencer’s life is turned upside down when she discovers that she has won the Princess Ballot. You see, Violet is a ward of the state and has a tough life. When she turned 18, she couldn’t wait to be out on her own and make some better luck for herself. So, when she finds out that she’s won the Princess Ballot, Violet thinks her luck is beginning to change….Only she couldn’t have been more wrong. You see, there is so much more to Arbon Academy than meets the eyes. It’s a total sink or swim situation and you definitely have to watch your back. Despite Violets best efforts at trying to remain below the radar, she catches the eyes of Prince Alex and soon finds herself a pawn in a game she never wanted part of……

Overall, I thought this book was a quick and easy read. The story-line pulled me in from the very beginning and definitely left me wanting more. I thought Violet was an interesting character. Despite her upbringing, she was tough and could handle her own when it came to the royals who wanted her gone. I was intrigued by both Prince Rafe and Prince Alex. There is a lot of suspicion that surrounds Alex. He appears to be this sweet, honest guy, but I totally didn’t get the warm and fuzzies from him. I don’t know. There’s just something about him that makes me think his agenda may not be on the up and up. And then we’ve got Prince Rafe. Prince Rafe appears to be a total jerk, but then he’s got these moments where he is sweet and looking out for Violet. I don’t know what to think of him yet and I hope that he will prove to more than just a rich, entitled jerk.

The Princess Ballot sets this series off to a good start. The characters have been introduced and the story-line set. There’s mystery. There’s intrigue. There’s danger around every corner. There’s steam and just a touch of romance. And if that wasn’t enough, this book has a pretty spectacular twist that will just leave your head spinning.

The Princess Ballot is my first book by this writing duo and I look forward to reading more from the two of them in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*




Jaymin Eve is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and sci-fi novels filled with epic love stories, great adventure, and plenty of laughs. She lives in Australia with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and a couple of crazy pets. To date, she has sold close to two million ebooks, and still can’t believe that she gets to create fantasy worlds as a job.

Tate James is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and sometimes dabbles in Romantic Suspense. She was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, babies and furbaby.

She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is most definitely not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.


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