Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Royal Secrets by Kathleen Irene Paterka

ROYAL SECRETS is the story of the Royal Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, and of Lily Lavender, whose family is distantly descended from the British royal family. Immersed in the regal world of weddings and romance, Lily grew up believing in brides, grooms and happily-ever-afters. It seemed her destiny and royal birthright to someday assume a position as wedding coordinator in their family-owned wedding chapel business. But when her mother Mimi’s third marriage eventually fails, Lily’s dreams of her own happily-ever-after quickly fade. She’s no longer interested in a life of assisting brides walk down the aisle into a life of disillusionment and possible divorce. Lily turns her back on The Royal Wedding Chapel and leaves Las Vegas to fashion a life of her own. Years later, Lily—now a single mom—discovers her teenage daughter has run off to Las Vegas, lured by Mimi to help run the chapel. Determined to save her daughter from the broken dreams of Sin City and the nonsensical world of which family fairy tales are made, Lily returns to Las Vegas. But nothing prepares Lily for the royal drama which awaits her… or the sins and secrets she stumbles across that threaten to close the chapel and ruin her family forever.

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About Kathleen:

Kathleen Irene Paterka is the author of numerous women’s fiction novels which embrace universal themes of home, family life and love, including ROYAL SECRETS and the James Bay series (FATTY PATTY, HOME FIRES, LOTTO LUCY and FOR I HAVE SINNED). Kathleen is the resident staff writer for Castle Farms, a world renowned castle listed on the National Historic Register, and co-author of the non-fiction book FOR THE LOVE OF A CASTLE, published in 2012. Having lived and studied abroad, Kathleen's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She and her husband live in the beautiful north country of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

Contact Kathleen:
Website:          http://www.kathleenirenepaterka.com/
ScribBLING Divas Blog:       http://scribblingdivas.com/

Buy the book:

Amazon:                      http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Secrets-ebook/dp/B00DG8736C/ref=tmm_kin_title_0
Smashwords:               http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/325372


  1. Really looking forward to hosting Kathleen on July 23!

    1. Thanks, Julie! I'm excited to be 'royal tour' with this book! I've got the 'royal wave' down to a science. Maybe I should post a YouTube video?


      ~ Kathleen

  2. I read "Royal Secrets" a couple of weeks ago and couldn't put it down. Good luck on the tour, Kathleen!

    1. Shelly, so glad you enjoyed the book! I had such a delicious time writing it. I love brides, I love weddings, and I love the British royal family. Who could ask for more?

      Thanks for stopping by to chat! And thank you for the lovely review!

      ~ Kathleen

  3. Sounds like a really good story, I am looking forward to checking it our further

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      It's been quite the year, what with my day job working with brides at the Castle, and my daydream job plotting up the 'secrets' behind ROYAL SECRETS! But I had a jolly good time. One of my author friends warned me that if I titled the book 'ROYAL SECRETS', I had best deliver on the 'secrets' part... hopefully, the people who are reading it are amazed at what they eventually discover. There are always plenty of secrets when it comes to brides and weddings, and I think there must be lots of secrets hidden behind the palace walls, too.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and chatting!

      ~ Kathleen

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    1. Hi Book Mama!

      What a cute moniker! I'm assuming you have lots of books and lots of children. I only have one daughter - Abby - who's now an adult, and lives and teaches in Henderson, Nevada. My Abby is the one who suggested I write a story about a Las Vegas wedding chapel. I combined it with my love of family, and ESPECIALLY the British royal family. I hope you do decide to check it out!

      Thanks for stopping by to chat!

      ~ Kathleen

  5. This book sounds really fun and I like the cover,


  6. A royal wedding chapel in Vegas? I'll have to make sure my wife sees this one. She was big on the royal wedding and the Royal baby--Georgie.

  7. Just mention the word British and I'm hooked! ;-) Mixed that with weddings and Vegas and it's gotta be a hit! =) Will be adding it to my TBR list!

  8. Kathleen...So you work at a castle? How cool!
    I've heard there are lots of wedding chapels in Vegas. Is there really a "royal" wedding chapel there?

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  10. Congratulations on the close of your whirlwind tour through the Blogosphere, Kathleen. Was my great pleasure to host you in July - the morning after His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge was born!


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