Friday, February 7, 2014

Romance Blog Tour: TRAILER PARK PRINCESS by Delia Steele



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Rory used to count down the days until she could leave, but now with a younger brother in tow, it would be hard. She could never leave him. Rory is trapped in the Trailer Park like a princess in her tower, with her mother playing the big bad, drunken, fire-breathing dragon.  The dream of her knight coming to save her faded away about the same time her goals changed. Feeling useless, and angry Rory starts her new school and gets trampled by none other than the Monroe Falls Golden Boy, Tobias West. She finds herself seeing him as the knight she dreamed  of; though, she believes it to be just that, a dream. 


Tobias (Toby) is Mr.  Popular/ Mr. Perfect/ Mr. Money-in-the-bank. He is too high on the social ladder  to step down to her level. Or is he?  Toby is smitten with Rory. Toby’s ex, Ashley, refuses to lose out to trailer park  trash, and Rory finds herself the fuel to Ashley’s newfound hate. On top of  Monroe Falls High School drama, Rory still has to deal with her drunken mother  and needy brother. She doesn’t have time for childish games.

Reality hits Rory  hard when her mother brings home a ticking time bomb for a bed mate and the need for that shiny knight becomes real.  Rome appears like she conjured him out of thin air with magical powers, and instantly becomes her best friend. He seems to always be around when she needs someone to talk to and seems to always know just how to fix it. (Did I mention he is drop dead beautiful?) Two knights in shining armor? Nope!! That doesn’t happen. Not in fairy tales, and definitely not in real life. 
Rory finds herself realizing there is a thin line between relationships and friendships, lines that are starting to blur. With Toby getting ready to leave for college, Ashley’s nonstop meanness, and Rome showing up, can Rory handle the pressure? Her old friend reality takes another whack at her, causing her dread and despair to take over. Rory is questioning herself, and it's wreaking havoc on the strong girl she’s always considered herself to be. Have her poor choices doomed her to life in the trailer park, or will she be able to exceed even her own expectations?  Will she ever realize she is truly a princess worthy of getting her prince? Or will she simply survive? How does Rory’s story end? 

This book is suited best for readers over the age of 17 due to sexual content and some language, as well as a few different types of abuse that are rarely talked about: Verbal, Mental, and to some extent, Sexual and Physical.


“So, Princess, you gave away the golden key to the court jester, huh?” He lets out a sad, pitiful laugh and looks up at me. I swear I see his eyes water up. Taking our cups, I head into the living room and slide down beside him.
“Yes. Prom night.” I feel about a foot tall. “It was the most horrible thing ever. I mean I really hated it.” He puts his hand on my knee.
“You can tell me if you want. I may not like it, but you can always tell me. You’re my best friend, and I want to be here for you.” I lay my hand over his.
“Trust me, Rome, you would likely be ready to beat his ass again afterwards, so let’s just not.” We stay like that a while, and I think he’s letting it go.
“Ok, you don’t have to tell me, but I still need to know it wasn’t forced. He didn’t force you, did he?” I shake my head no, but I never look at him. He stands up, and I can see him flexing his fist.
“I’ll be back in a few. Gonna grab the boys from Mrs. Crazy and bring them here. They can crash in there with Mr. Drunkard tonight. Mando will be here in a few, and she’s bringing over bowling and her Wii.” He smiles and walks out the door.







"I received a complementary copy of Trailer Park Princess in exchange for an honest review."

I feel so honored when a new author asks me to review their work. I love to see how an author's writing grows and matures as they continue on their writing adventure. It takes someone with some pretty big cojones to put their hard work and talent out there for everyone to judge and pick apart, so my hat is off to Author Delia Steele for jumping into this with guns blazing. She has talent, ambition and a wonderful attitude and personality to take on the publishing world.

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Now for the good stuff
Rory is from the other side of the tracks. Most would consider her trailer trash. She live in a trailer park with her alcoholic mother and little brother, who she cares for as a mother would. Rory doesn’t live the typical teen life, but that doesn’t stop her from dreaming that one day her prince will come and rescue this “Trailer Park Princess”.

However when Rory meets Tobias (Toby) she believes him to be her prince charming. Toby promises to take her away from all the sorrow and ugliness in her life, like that of Toby’s ex-girlfriend Ashley who mercilessly humiliates Rory. 

But wait life has other plans for Rory, and Toby may not be as charming as she believes him to be.
As fate would have it Rory is rescued by a dark knight (ok tan). Rome is from a few trailers down and comes to Rory’s rescue in a time she most desperately needs him. With both being from the same world Rory and Rome form an unbreakable friendship, one that is sure to last a life time. 
Now with both Rome and Toby in the picture things begin to quickly change and Rory finds herself in quite a predicament. Who does she choose or does she even have to make that choice??? (This is where you have to read the book to get all the juicy details)
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I absolutely loved Rory’s story. She is strong, intelligent, hardworking and can kick some serious butt. I found her easy to relate to and her story is one that is believable and very true in some circumstances. In addition to Rory she has a one of a kind best friend to help support her throughout a very trying time. Rory may not be rich but she is rich in life. Her best friend Amandolette (Mando) has got to be one of the best characters I have ever met in a book. Mando means business when it comes to her BFF so watch out because this girl will take your head off and do it with style. Mando was absolutely hilarious and I can really see the author’s personality come out in her. We meet many other character throughout Rory's story. Some may be enemies and some may surprise you when they turn out to be friends. Goodness knows I love a plot twist that could lead to another book. 

Author Delia Steele did a remarkable job at tying up the story and giving the reader their HEA we all search for in a good book. I hope to read more from Delia Steele and look forward to seeing her expand her growing talent as an author.

Some of my favorite Mando quotes

“Aintcha ugly ass got knocked the fuck out enough this year, you frumpy looking, douche discharge oompa loompa twat snot?”

“Ha! Rory I see your coochie and there is a head in it.”

“Rory my God, the boy is a genius. I am going to refer to him as Captain Manmeat from now on” 


Okay I never said she was a proper lady but boy is she funny and fiercely protective of her friends. As far as I'm concerned Mando is golden in my book. Rory loves her friend like a sister and will do whatever she needs to be there for her. Friendship like this is hard to find and I was happy to see it expressed so well in Trailer Park Princess. 
My name is Delia Steele. I am 30 years old and reside in Tupelo, Mississippi. I have been here my whole life, minus the year stint I took to be a beach bum in Destin, Florida. I am happily married to the love of my life, and we have two wild and crazy kids. I do have a dog, but I am not a fan of him AT ALL. That little wiener isn’t good for anything except yapping. I am more of a ferret kind of girl. I have a full-time job and a part-time job outside of writing. My words are more of a hobby for me. I enjoy writing, and it calms the voices in my head. My highest education comes from a Job-corp Facility and my major was NOT English. I was more about learning to rebuild cars back then. All of my books have meaning, and it usually revolves around accepting people for who they are, not who you want them to be. I usually write about strong females, with a supportive Adonis on the side! If I had to pick five words to describe me, they would be in no order: honest, loud, eclectic, extreme, and obsessive. I believe we should all live like we are dying, and if we do something stupid, we should write about it!
Not sure, what else to tell you but if you want to know something, just 
ask =]








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