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Eileen Dreyer | Read an Excerpt from THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

The Princess and the Pea
Eileen Dreyer, Kathleen Korbel



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Korbel Classics #4

November 2015
On Sale: November 10, 2015
Featuring: Princess Cassandra; Paul Phillips
192 pages
ISBN: 1614177937
EAN: 9781614177937
Kindle: B017798QRU
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Also by Eileen Dreyer:
A Walk On The Wild Side, March 2018
Perchance to Dream, December 2016
A Rose for Maggie, December 2016
Simple Gifts, November 2016

Also by Kathleen Korbel:
A Walk On The Wild Side, March 2018
A Rose for Maggie, December 2016
Perchance to Dream, December 2016
Timeless, November 2016



Moritanian Crown Princess Cassandra leads a fairy-tale existence. Some consider her the most spoiled woman in Europe. Then she is kidnapped.

Retired spy Paul Phillips is a self-made man more at home with flying bullets and fast cars than champagne and caviar. Then he finds Crown Princess Cassandra.

Now speeding through Europe, the pair are ducking enemies and each other. But as sparks fly, they wonder if they might be driving toward a fairy tale ending.


Read the Excerpt

Startled, Cassandra looked up to find Paul standing in the doorway, his naked body gilded in the gold of lamplight and the silver of moonlight. He held a tray in his hand. Cassandra wanted to tell him not to move, to stay there where she could enjoy just the sight of him. Instead she sat up and scooted over to make room for him.

"The ultimate in decadence," he announced, sliding in under the sheets and settling the tray on his lap. "Oreos and milk. Once you taste this, you'll never crave caviar again."

"That," she retorted dryly, "I'll have to see."

Cassandra reached over to pick up a cookie, but Paul smacked her hand. "This has to be done correctly. There's a certain ritual."

Cassandra lifted an eyebrow. "Like a Japanese tea ceremony?"

Paul grinned. "Better. Now, observe."

He made great show of pouring two glasses of milk from the pitcher and handing Cassandra hers. Then, setting the pitcher aside, he set the plate of cookies between them.

“There are many opinions on the proper way to eat an Oreo,” he said. “But I only two to be worth consideration.”

“But how can I make an informed decision unless I try them all?”

“Later. Because once you try this, you will agree with me. Now,” he instructed. “Address your cookie.

She giggled again, nodding to the plate. "Hello, cookie." Paul scowled. "You know what I mean."

He picked up his glass of milk and a cookie and held them out as examples. Cassandra followed suit.

"Now then," he said. "The dip. Follow my lead."

So saying, he dipped the cookie in the milk and took a small bite. Cassandra did the same. Then she smiled. The taste was as delightful as the texture. Soft chocolate and vanilla cream.

"Now take a sip of milk to cleanse the palate."

She followed the ritual until the cookie was gone. All that did was make her want more. No wonder Paul said that these were so wonderful. They were. It amazed her that she'd never tried one before.

"Ready for the next method?"

"But I like that one," she protested, ready to dip another.

"This next one," he continued, barring her way to the cookies, "is considered the connoisseur's choice. A much more subtle approach. Take cookie in hand."

She did. The milk was set on the table for the moment. It was all Cassandra could do to keep from giggling afresh. Never in her life would she have thought that she would be celebrating the loss of her virginity with cookies and milk. Suddenly it seemed the only way.

About Eileen Dreyer

New York Times bestselling, RWA Hall of Fame author Eileen Dreyer has published 31 romance novels in most genres, 8 medical forensic suspenses, and 10 short stories.

2015 sees Eileen enjoying critical acclaim for her foray into historical romance, the Drake’s Rakes series, which Eileen labels as Regency Romantic Adventure that follows a group of Regency aristocrats who are willing to sacrifice everything to keep their country safe. She is also working on her first nonfiction book, TRAVELS WITH DAVE, about a journey she's been taking with a friend's ashes.

A retired trauma nurse, Eileen lives in her native St. Louis with her husband, children, and large and noisy Irish family, of which she is the reluctant matriarch. She has animals but refuses to subject them to the limelight.

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1 comment posted.

Re: Eileen Dreyer | Read an Excerpt from THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

All I know, after reading that excerpt, is that you ended it too
soon!! What a lovely story, and I'm looking forward to reading
the whole book!! I put it on my TBR list already, and it will be
a welcomed addition to my Fall/Winter reading list!!
Congratulations on what I know is going to be a huge hit for
your!! The cover is really sweet, too!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:03am November 11, 2015)

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