The Writer who discovered, pitched and sold the Erin Brockovich story to Hollywood.
Pamela DuMond

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Meet my Part-time Princess character - Lucy!


Part-time Princess (Ladies-in-Waiting, #1)

Two Princes are in love with her. Too bad she's an imposter...

Hold tight to your tiara, grab your scepter and be prepared for the New Adult hilarious, modern-day romantic-comedy ride of your life!

Rated PG-13 and mildly R for:

Sexual innuendo.
Hot Guys who are Princes.
The occasional naughty word.
The occasional naughty royal fantasy.
The occasional naughty deed.
A puppy.
A Killer.
A Royal Wedding!
And--a Happily-Ever-After Ending (Just not the way you expected it!)

Thanks to fab author Alli Sinclair invited me to participate in this blog tour.

What is the name of your character? 

Lucy Marie Trabbiccio.

Is she fictional or a historic person? 

Lucy’s a fictional character, but she feels so real because she is 'every girl'.

When and where is the story set?

Part-time Princess is set in present day Chicago as well as in Fredonia: a small, pristine European crown jewel of a country situated in the Alps between Italy, France and Switzerland. 

What should we know about Lucy? 

She has a heart of gold, she's a hard-worker, she knows how to think-on-her feet and improvise. She is determined. 

What is the main conflict? What messes up her life?

Lucy's fired from her job as a cocktail waitress in a biker bar in Chicago. She takes an interesting part-time job impersonating Lady Elizabeth Billingsley of Fredonia. In the mother of all makeovers, she is groomed to the nines, learns how to walk and talk like a lady, get naked like a European lady, perfect the royal wave and curtsey. 

She memorizes the list of characters in Elizabeth's life before she flies to Fredonia for a ten day gig that turns into a month nightmare/dream come true. On the flight over, she meets Nicholas - who's had a torrid affair with the real Elizabeth in the past, and wants to take up where they left off.


While Lucy is supposed to keep Prince Cristoph interested in Elizabeth - there's a slight problem when she starts to fall for his brother, Nick.

What is the personal goal of the character? 

She believes her personal goal is to be good at her job. She discovers her personal goal is much more than that.

Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it? 

Part-time Princess, (Ladies-in-Waiting, #1) is available as an e-book, Audible version, and a paperback. 

It's even on SALE for 99 cents RIGHT NOW for a few weeks in October.  




Grab it! I hope you enjoy!


Pamela DuMond

Friday, August 29, 2014

Part-time Princess Book Excerpt - On Nakedness

Except for a quick nap on British Air and passing out, I’d been up for well over twenty-four hours and desperately needed to sleep. Steam wisped from the simmering hot tub waters. It looked so warm and relaxing—it could soothe my aching muscles. I remembered the mineral waters at the Drake Hotel. This spa beckoned me, practically called my name. But I had no bathing suit.
I stripped off my clothes and tossed them on the floor. My underwear would suit me just fine. I leaned down, set the timer for five minutes and the waters bubbled to life. I placed one foot on the first stair that descended into the tub when I remembered Zara and Mr. Philip’s lesson: How to be Naked like a European Lady.
I glanced around. I was completely alone. I listened—didn’t hear a peep. The windows in the room were high on the walls and covered completely by blinds. And I was finally in Europe—now was as good a time as any. I stepped out of the water, unclipped my front-hook bra, pulled the straps down my shoulders, shrugged out of it and tossed it onto my clothes pile. Shimmied out of my panties and pitched them as well.
I was buck naked in the middle of a room I’d never even been in before, in a filthy rich penthouse condo, in a foreign country. I did a quick happy dance to celebrate my progress in conquering my modesty and then stepped into the tub’s soothing waters. “Aah.” I sighed, leaned my head back against the tiled side and flinched when that touched the painful bump on my noggin.
I flipped over onto my stomach, placed my arms on top of the hot tub’s tiled lip, turned my head to the side and rested one cheek as my legs splayed out behind me. I sighed. “The perfect end to my not-so-perfect day,” I said.
“Actually I’d call that the perfect ‘rear-end’ to my almost perfect day,” Nick said.

I snapped my head up and saw him standing in front of me, still dressed in the clothes he wore on the plane, wearing a big fat grin on his face.
“Ack!” I screamed and ducked under the water.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lights, Camera, and Action with Author Leigh Court

Today’s Pamela DuMond Author interview is with:

Leigh Court 

who is an erotic romance author!

Hi Leigh!

Thanks for being here today. Can you please tell us a little about yourself and your background?

Thanks for hosting me today, Pamela! A little bit about me? Well, I’ve been writing since age eleven, starting with wild adventure stories for my elementary school newsletter, growing up to be a television news journalist whose assignments took me on real life adventures. After traveling most of the world for many years, I segued into the more normal job of public relations, but I’ve never stopped writing. And after having witnessed life's struggles firsthand as a news journalist, I now write romantic fiction because I want my readers to be able to escape into a story guaranteed to have a happy ending! And I’m proud to say I’m now a multi-published, award-winning author. You can read more about me at

Okay Leigh – you’re on my radar because you’ve just released a super sexy novella called The Disciplinarian’s Daughter.

Tell us a little bit about  The Disciplinarian’s Daughter 

The novella is part of the Secrets, Volume 31 anthology from Red Sage Publishing. 

Here’s the blurb:
In sexually repressed Victorian England, Dr. Trevor Markham is determined to prove that the condition known as ‘female hysteria’ is simply a woman’s sexual frustration. But when innocent Amelia Ashworth responds to his ad for a scientific study of virgins, Trevor’s sexual experiments produce results neither of their hearts expect.

What was your inspiration for this story?

I wrote a story called The Disciplinarian a few years ago in Secrets, Volume 15 that was so wildly popular with readers that they demanded a sequel.  I’m happy to say this story is about the disciplinarian’s daughter.

Why—out of all the ideas swimming around in your brain were you compelled to work on this?

I really wanted to give fans of The Disciplinarian the sequel they asked for.  Plus, this story completes a trilogy that also includes The Bet in Secrets, Volume 27.

What good things have come to you by working on this project?

I’ve gained some wonderful fans of Victorian romance who have also enjoyed my Roman epic called Conqueror Vanquished.

What regrets/fears have you experienced by working on this project?

None! This story was one I really wanted to write.

Name of one or two people who helped you and why? 

A million people help a writer on her way to becoming a published author… teachers, critique group partners, writing contest judges, editors, agents. The list is too long to thank everyone!

If you could give fellow artists/fans/followers key advice from your experience working on this project—what would it be? 

As an author, the advice I would give to someone wanting to write (or succeed in any area, actually) is to never give up. What is it that they say? Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration!  You have to do the work, put in the effort in order to succeed. To paraphrase Winston Churchill: never, never, never give up!

Your hopes/plans for the future and/or next project?

I’m part of an anthology called Seductive Fortunes, out in September 2014, with a contemporary erotic story called Fear Of Flying.

Hit us with your BRAGGING RIGHTS! 

Well, I’ve won a few awards, but I’m most proud of being featured on NBC Nightly News back in 2009 as part of a story on how the state of the economy affects pop culture (TV, movies, etc) or offers a temporary escape from it (as in the case of romance novels). They even showed two of my book covers!

If you had a super power what would it be and why?

I wish I could fly. That would be awesome.

Favorite Famous Imaginary Boyfriend or Girlfriend? (We can all dream.)

Wow, an answer to this question could get dated so quickly!  How about Richard Armitage from back in his Robin Hood days? Totally swoon-worthy!

Personal Hero you DON’T personally know?

J.K. Rowling – her story of being on welfare before selling her Harry Potter books are a perfect example of never giving up!

Personal Hero you DO personally know?

My dad – he’s shaped my life in so many ways.

Favorite Animal? 

Max from How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  If I could have a dog as cute as him, I’d definitely clean up the poo.

 How do fans and curious folks connect to you?

You can reach me at:

Thanks so much for hosting me today, Pamela!!

Thanks for hanging out Leigh!


Pamela DuMond 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Funny Excerpt #1 from Rom-Com #NA Part-time Princess

Oh gosh - I'm going to be posting some funny excerpts from my new book Part-time Princess, (Ladies-in-Waiting, #1).


Really--why not? If I can make readers laugh and swoon all within one book? I say hurrah and I'm accomplishing some goals in my life. So here you go. This is the first excerpt of many. I hope you enjoy. 

I felt a new batch of tears welling and I didn’t want to lose it in front of complete strangers. “I’m sorry, miss. I need to make tracks. Are you coming—”
She latched onto my arm and yanked me out of the elevator. I spun around and landed on my ass on the hallway’s lush, tapestry carpeted floor.
What kind of girl would rip me out of an elevator at the Drake Hotel?
“Who are you?” I gazed up at her. “And what do you want from me?”
“I’m Lady Elizabeth Theresa Billingsley of Fredonia. I want to hire you to be my Personal Assistant for a part-time job. I’ll pay you a king’s ransom, I’ll give you a signing bonus and I’ll throw in a makeover and wardrobe expenses. Say yes. I insist.”
Oh my God!
She smiled and clapped her hands excitedly. “Swell-zies!”
The elevator made a low whooshing sound behind me as it departed and I wondered:

What the heck was Fredonia? And what kind of part-time job had I just signed up for?

(This looks like Sauerhausen- yes?)

Thanks for tuning in folks! I hope you read Part-time Princess. It's fun and cute and I'm planning that this book will be the first in a series. There's a lot more hilarity and romance headed your way. 

Share with your friends and soon - we'll have a Part-time Princess page for you to post your tiara pics, your royal edicts, and your Princessy desires. 


Pamela DuMond