Tuesday, February 1, 2022

IN SEARCH OF A PRINCE by Toni Shiloh, Reviewed and INTERVIEWED! by Nicole Cook #ReleaseDay

 It seems like a dream come true . . . until it forces her to question everything. 

Nicole Cook: I am thrilled to have author Toni Shiloh join us today at Inkwell Inspirations to discuss her latest contemporary romance, In Search of a Prince. This novel releases on February 1st. I have been a huge fan of Toni Shiloh’s books for several years, and I am honored to help her celebrate her first release with Bethany House Publishers. If you have not read any of Toni Shiloh’s books yet, I strongly recommend In Search of a Prince or any of the books from her backlist. Some of my other personal favorites are her Maple Run series and her Faith & Fortune series.

Toni, thank you so much for joining us today! It's #ReleaseDay!!

Toni Shiloh: Thank you so much for having me!

Nicole: Your novels bring a much-needed diversity to Christian fiction and always incorporate beautiful spiritual truths that encourage me to dig deeper into my faith. What message or inspiration do you hope that readers will get from reading In Search of a Prince?

Toni: That God knows every step before you and already has a plan for every step.

Nicole: In Search of a Prince takes readers to the breathtaking island of Ọlọrọ Ilé, off the coast of Africa, complete with handsome heroes for us to swoon over. Do you have any inspiration photos of the characters that you can share with us? I always love comparing how the author sees the characters compared to how I imagine them myself.

Toni: I always love seeking out inspiration photos before I write. It helps the characters come alive for me. For Brielle Adebayo, I pictured Aja Naomi King as inspiration. For the king, I imagined Delroy Lindo. My Pinterest board is full of inspiration photos if you’d like to stop by and see them. https://www.pinterest.com/ToniShiloh/in-search-of-a-prince

Nicole: Your novels up to this point have been all contemporary romances or chick lit. Do you also prefer to read those genres yourself or do you read in a variety of genres? Who are some of your favorite Christian fiction authors you would like to recommend to our readers?

Toni: I read in so many genres because I’m a fast reader, but I do love it if the book has a thread of romance in it. Some of my favorite authors are Sarah Monzon, Becky Wade, Ronie Kendig, Elizabeth Maddrey, Kristi Ann Hunter, Vanessa Riley, Piper Huguley. Those authors--I have probably read all of their books.

Nicole: Can you give readers any inside info about book 2 in the series, To Win a Prince? I know readers will be eagerly waiting to read it.

Toni: To Win a Prince takes us on the journey of the best friend, Iris Blakely. She’s started a business in the country and deals with that transition as well as matters of the heart. 

Nicole: Toni, thank you again for joining us today! This has been such a pleasure to chat with you.

Toni: It’s been my pleasure. I really appreciate you having me today. ___________________________________________________________________________

In this modern-day fairy tale with a gorgeous African princess, set on the breathtaking African island of Ọlọrọ Ilé, author Toni Shiloh immediately draws readers in and keeps them fully invested in the storyline until the very last page.

Imagine living the first twenty-five years of your life as a typical American, then finding out that you are really an African princess, and your grandfather the King is dying and needs you to take over the throne. Sounds like a dream come true, but having to learn a new culture, a new language, and gaining the acceptance of Ọlọrọ Ilé’s citizens may be more difficult than Her Royal Highness Princess Brielle originally thought.

Toni Shiloh continues to bring a much-needed diversity to Christian fiction. She incorporates the characters’ faith authentically into the storyline throughout their daily lives and reminds us of God’s faithfulness and to always trust in Him.

In Search of a Prince is highly recommended for readers of contemporary romance, especially those who enjoy books by authors such as Becky Wade, Denise Hunter, and Melissa Tagg.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine. Strong faith thread.

It seems like a dream come true . . . until it forces her to question everything.

Brielle Adebayo is fully content teaching at a New York City public school and taking annual summer vacations with her mother to Martha's Vineyard. But everything changes when her mom drops a bombshell--Brielle is really a princess in the island kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé, off the coast of Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, the king, is failing.

Distraught by all the secrets her mother kept, Brielle is further left spinning when the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before her coronation, or the crown will pass to another. Brielle is uncertain if she even wants the throne, and with her world totally shaken, where will she find the courage to take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring? 

Bethany House Publishers, February, 2022 
Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook:
Buy IN SEARCH OF A PRINCE at Amazon, Christianbook.com, Baker Book House  


Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and multi-published Christian contemporary romance author. She writes to bring God glory and to learn more about His goodness. Her novels, Grace Restored, was a 2019 Holt Medallion finalist, Risking Love a 2020 Selah Award finalist, The Truth About Fame a 2021 Holt Medallion finalist, and The Price of Dreams a 2021 Maggie Award finalist.

A member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia Chapter, Toni seeks to encourage authors in the writing industry. She loves connecting with readers and authors alike via social media. You can learn more about her writing at http://tonishiloh.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authortonishiloh



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