New Releases and Coming Soon

Reluctant Royals Series

Book 1, A PRINCESS IN THEORY (2/28/18), available now! Amazon | iBooks |Kobo

“Alyssa Cole is the newly coronated queen of contemporary royal romance! A Princess in Theory is delicious fun… a smart, funny heroine; a sweetly sexy prince; swoon-worthy romance; and an epic happily-ever-after. Long live the queen!” (Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries)

“The prince takes the prize. Alyssa Cole’s A PRINCESS IN THEORY is the best new romance I’ve read in a while.” (New York Times Book Review)

“A delightful and sexy take on love between a suave African prince and a nerdy epidemiology student.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review))

“Attention-grabbing from page one, this first book in the Reluctant Royals series will absolutely warm your heart. ” (RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars- TOP PICK)

“A funny, fast-moving, smart-alecky romance… A PRINCESS IN THEORY is pure fun. It will have you laughing, cringing and hooked from the start!” (Romance Junkies)


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From acclaimed author Alyssa Cole comes the tale of a city Cinderella and her Prince Charming in disguise . . .

Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she’s learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly e-mail won’t convince her otherwise.

Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When Naledi mistakes the prince for a pauper, Thabiso can’t resist the chance to experience life—and love—without the burden of his crown.

The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible, and flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?

Book 2, A DUKE BY DEFAULT, available now! (Amazon | Kobo | iBooks)

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New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and—most importantly—herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she’s capable of. Turns out she excels at aggravating her gruff silver fox boss…when she’s not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr.

Tavish McKenzie doesn’t need a rich, spoiled American telling him how to run his armory…even if she is infuriatingly good at it. Tav tries to rebuff his apprentice—and his attraction to her—but when Portia accidentally discovers that he’s the secret son of a duke, rough-around-the-edges Tav becomes her newest makeover project.

Forging metal into weapons and armor is one thing, but when desire burns out of control and the media spotlight gets too hot to bear, can a commoner turned duke and his posh apprentice find lasting love?

The Loyal League Series

Book 1, AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION, available now!! Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | B&N
Book 2, A HOPE DIVIDED (11/28/17), pre-order available!  Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | B&N

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Praise for An Extraordinary Union:

Book Riot “Best Books of 2017 So Far,” Publishers Weekly “Best Romance of 2017,” Kirkus “Best Fiction of 2017,” Book List “Best Romances of the Decade”

“Alyssa Cole’s AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION is as extraordinary as the title suggests–riveting, romantic, and utterly remarkable.” —Courtney Milan, New York Times bestselling author

“With its richly detailed setting, heart-stopping plot, and unforgettable characters, An Extraordinary Union is everything you can ask from historical fiction. Alyssa Cole has taken an unforgettable hero, a uniquely resourceful heroine, and mixed them together for some truly combustible chemistry. Brava!”—Deanna Raybourn, New York Times bestselling author

“Alyssa Cole is just a wonderful storyteller, and she’s fast become one of my auto-buy authors. An Extraordinary Union is the perfect blend of history, adventure, and heart-stopping romance, with a courageous heroine you’ll love and a hero you’ll fall in love with. I read it in a single sitting, and my heart wants to go on living with these characters.”—Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author

“The first installment in Cole’s  Loyal League series defies genre stereotypes at every turn. It’s both a romance and a spy novel, with a healthy dose of adventure thrown in, and it offers a nuanced portrayal of Civil War–era racial politics. Any reader who thinks romance novels are pure fluff will be schooled by Cole’s richly drawn characters, who must overcome generations of trauma in order to let themselves love each other.” —Kirkus starred review

“Cole’s sparkling gem of a romance portrays love at its most practical and sublime.” —Publishers Weekly starred review

“Cole spins a tale that will pull you in from the very first page.”—RT Book Reviews *five star* Top Pick review

8 thoughts on “New Releases and Coming Soon

  1. Dear Ms Cole, Thanks for A Princess in Theory and A Duke by Default! You are definitely on my list to keep track of your books. Finding you was a great discovery since my emphasis now is romance. Loved how Portia and Ravish worked through their issues and found love. Wish you continued success and all your endeavors be blessed! Thanks for the big books yay!!! Mary A Patton

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed both reluctant Royals books!!! I was wondering if maybe Reggie might get her own story?? There are so few characters with disabilities anywhere in pop culture I was thrilled to see her thriving! (Loved the Oracle reference too :)) As a woman in a wheelchair who is a long time romance fan, I’d be over the moon to read a character like her be the heroine of her own romance story, and change the narrative a bit about sex & disability. Much love ❤

  3. Mrs. Cole
    I need more of Thabiso and Naledi’s Story! Please take a break from whatever you’re doing, and give me 10 more books. I need to know everything – their time back in New York, going back to Thesolo, the relationship between Naledi and Ramatla, the wedding, the romance, the babies! I could read a whole book in just the dialogue between Naledi and Thabiso.

    Can you tell me if you have plans to continue their story?

    PLEASE! Indulge me!

    1. Haha, I’m so glad that you’re so interested in them! I am too, lol! Because of that, they will be making appearances in the other Reluctant Royals books. I also have some short stories planned for them. 🙂

  4. Dear Alyssa,

    I am a reviewer with I just recently read and wrote a review on your new novel, A Princess In Theory.
    Oh my gosh, this is fantastic! You are such a creative writer!

    The review is currently live on the site. Here is a link for your convenience,

    Also, a fun side note, I rated your story 4.5 hearts out of a possible 5! If you would like advertising options, here is a link,

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    I had so much fun reading your new book! I can’t wait to read your next one!

    All my best,

    Michele Rioli
    Reviewer with

  5. Wonderful book! I picked it up because of the intriguing description on back, but found the story to be compelling and thought-provoking. I can’t wait to read more like this from Alyssa Cole

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