Good morning, royals! Welcome to the book tour for To Betray My King, by Kayla Lavan =D In this post, you’ll find overall info about book and author, my cover analysis, an excerpt and the author’s dream cast for a movie adaptation of the book!
To Betray My King
by Kayla Lavan
Genre: YA Romance/Fantasy
Release date: May 1st, 2017
Would you choose to save your kingdom or follow your heart?
Brave and kindhearted, Arianna is a princess of a kingdom that nobody wants. The magicless. Marrying the charming, flirtatious, and egotistical Prince Roland was the last thing either of them wanted, but for the sake of their people they agreed. War breaks out with the neighboring kingdom, forcing the princeâ€™s hand to join in the fight. He leaves his new wife with the only man he trusts, his childhood friend, a dutiful, strong, and handsome knight.
A sweet romantic tale of forbidden love in a dark fanatical world.
To Betray My King is available in both ebook and paperback formats!
To Betray My King Dream Cast
- Prince Roland: Channing Tatum
- Conrad: Channing Tatum with a five-o-clock shadow
- King Albert: Channing Tatum with a beard
- King William: Channing Tatum with a longer beard
- Princess Arianna: Channing Tatum with a brown wig
Oh wait, I’m thinking of the wrong dream… This is probably what you wanted:
- Prince Roland: Chris Hemsworth
- Conrad: Henry Cavill
- Princess Arianna: Jennifer Lawrence
- Vallagress: Millie Bobby Brown
Ps of the panda: I’ll never recover from the mental image of Channing Tatum with a wig and a dress LMAO
The next morning Conrad went to Roland’s room, only to find the prince sitting outside of the door, sleeping. Conrad smirked. With swift kick against his shoulder, the prince fell onto the floor with a thud. Roland groaned, rubbing his face as he sat up.
“I see the princess has been keeping true to her vow to punish you whenever you do something stupid.”
“Quite the jester you are this morning.” He gave a slow mocking laugh and got to his feet. “Her being so jealous was rather adorable, but last night she wasn’t cute at all.” He rubbed his sore back. “She kicked me out of my own bed and threw me in the hall!”
“Good.” Conrad’s smirk grew, enjoying his pain. “Maybe it will teach you a lesson, and remind you that you are a married man.”
“I might be married, but it doesn’t mean I have to ignore every woman for the rest of my life.”
“That’s exactly what that means.”
“That’s absurd–” The door opened, smacking the prince in the face. Roland groaned, bringing his hand up to his nose.
The princess smiled. “Hello Conrad.”
He greeted back with a nod. “Princess.”
She noticed Roland. With an angry huff, she stuck her nose in the air and went down the hall. Conrad patted Roland on the back. “You are married now, get used to unfair things.”
I don’t usually like human illustrations on book covers, but this is how you do it, if you ask me. I loved the romance and the drama present on this cover, the beauty of the characters and the minimal addition of the title and author’s name. I also really liked the positioning of elements and the choice of type fonts – my only critique is that the title should have a gray shadowing, as there are parts of the background of the illustration in white as well and the two different layers get missed up here and there.
I’ve been writing half of my life, starting at the ripe old age of 13. Back then my favorite pass time was doodling in class, sleeping in class, and studying tests or homework that was due the next class period. But by night I lead a secret life. I would go home, turn on my computer, and get on my dialup Internet (which makes me sound really old) and I would write. At first it was for fun. I was brave back then and posted everything online. In the 14 years I have been writing, I have posted over 1.5 million words, all of which is still available to read for free. My most well known story being “Fun ‘N’ Games at Ouran”. A year or so ago I posted a one-shot that was 50k-60k in words. Afterwards, I looked at it laughing, and said to myself “I think I would like to get paid for this now” and then ‘To Betray My King’ was born. It seems so simple as I’m sitting here, typing this for you to read, but it’s the truth. ‘Betray’ is my first book, but it won’t be my last. I love writing. I would never give it up for anything in the world.
That’s it! Thank you for reading ❤