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ROYALLY ENTITLED just went under contract with Clean Reads.

First off, many thanks to the countless members of the board who have critiqued my writing over the years. Many, many eyes looked at this manuscript, so there is no way I can list everyone who read a portion of it. It first went to a critique group with members from this board called: Write In The Middle. This was several years back, but many thanks to the members of that group who read the first draft of the first few chapters, which went by a different title back then.The last draft was critiqued by writg tchr. Many thanks for your candid and insightful remarks. Finally, thanks to Verla and all the moderators who keep this board running.

My writing has been all over the place, from PBs to YAs, with fingers crossed, hoping my agent would sell something and I would find a niche somewhere. So, my writing journey has been a long one.    ;)

The story takes place in the fictional nation of Brevalia during the year 1630. Here is a tagline: When Prince Valdemar shows an interest in courting an untitled maiden named Anika, it ignites the fury of the powerful Paxel clan, who had the kingship taken away from them years before. They have never forgiven the Dresdens for being the new clan in charge. Now, they seek to get a Paxel back on the throne, however they can.

Happy writing!  :)
#1 - February 20, 2017, 10:06 AM
ROYALLY ENTITLED (inspirational/historical YA) and OOPS-A-DAISY (humorous MG) out now.  http://www.melodydelgado.com/

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Yay, Melody! Such exciting news to start off your Monday! So happy to hear that this book will make it into the hands of readers!  :yay
#2 - February 20, 2017, 10:10 AM
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Big congrats, Melody! Your book sounds awesome!  :hurrah   :stars3
#3 - February 20, 2017, 10:31 AM
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:congratswave

Thank you for sharing your journey with this book. It sounds wonderful.
#4 - February 20, 2017, 11:12 AM
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 :yay  So happy for you!! Enjoy every moment including the stress!!  :stars3
#5 - February 20, 2017, 11:28 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS, MELODY!  You're so talented -- this is so exciting!  :yay :yourock
#7 - February 20, 2017, 04:23 PM

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Congrats! :)
#8 - February 20, 2017, 04:36 PM

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Congrats!
#9 - February 20, 2017, 04:38 PM
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Congrats, Melody!!!!
#10 - February 20, 2017, 05:13 PM
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What wonderful news, Melody!! :drumroll I'm so happy for you. The story sounds intriguing.

Best wishes to you. And thanks for sharing part of your writing journey.
#11 - February 20, 2017, 05:32 PM

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Great title! Best of luck with YA -- but how cool that you write for so many age groups!
#12 - February 20, 2017, 05:58 PM
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Congratulations, Melody!  :goldstar
#13 - February 20, 2017, 10:40 PM
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Oh, wonderful congratulations, Melody! :running
#14 - February 21, 2017, 04:16 AM

Congratulations! Wonderful news!
#15 - February 21, 2017, 04:18 AM

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Congratulations, Melody!!

I'm encouraged by your good news and eager for ROYALLY ENTITLED to hit the shelves!!!

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#16 - February 21, 2017, 05:53 AM

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Yay!! Sounds like a great premise.  :stars3
#17 - February 21, 2017, 06:10 AM
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Thanks for all the encouragement.   :)
#18 - February 22, 2017, 06:12 AM
ROYALLY ENTITLED (inspirational/historical YA) and OOPS-A-DAISY (humorous MG) out now.  http://www.melodydelgado.com/

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Congratulations, Melody! Your book sounds great - and your journey encouraging!
#19 - February 22, 2017, 07:08 AM

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Oh, that's such good news! :wow Go you.  ::-)
#20 - February 22, 2017, 08:34 AM

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Congratulations!
#21 - February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM
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Amazing news! Congratulations, Melody!
#22 - February 22, 2017, 12:42 PM

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Congrats!  :yay
#23 - February 23, 2017, 12:35 PM

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