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PRINCESS BALLOT: A Dark College Romance (Royals of Arbon Academy Book 1) by Jaymin Eve – Author and Tate James is LIVE!! #OneClickNow


You have been chosen.

Those four words change Violet Spencer’s whole life, when against staggering odds, she’s selected in the “princess ballot.”

Arbon Academy is affectionately known as the school for Royals. Only the rich, powerful, or heir to a throne gain entry … except for the one scholarship student accepted every five years. It’s a worldwide lottery, and one that Violet entered without giving it any serious thought.

But the media got it wrong and Arbon Academy is much more than a simple college for future leaders.

It’s a dark world of politics, intrigue, and dangerous guys who will stop at nothing to get their own way. Despite her best efforts at remaining off the radar, Violet finds herself a pawn between two of the most powerful monarchies in the world.

Prince Rafe of the Switzerlands and Prince Alex of the Australasias are bitter enemies both on the soccer field and in the political arena. Monarchies rule the world now, and every waking breath is a competition for the princes.

Control the ball.

Control the world.

Control Violet.

Whether it’s through love or hate, someone will ultimately win.

*This is book one in a dark college romance. It includes a-hole princes, nasty princesses, and one chick who will take none of their sh!t, all the while doing her best to make it out alive. HEA guaranteed. Eventually. 17+.

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My thoughts

Violet is an orphan and pretty much out of the system now that she’s turned 18. But then her whole life changes when she receives news that she has been the one selected for the Princess Ballot. The Ballot is a lottery type deal that millions of displaces children enter at the chance of being the one chosen to attend the prestigious Arbon Academy, a school for the worlds elite, including royalty, the rich, and powerful. Once every 5 years the Ballot takes place and Violet can’t believe that she’s the one that’s been chosen this time around. Not quite sure what is waiting for her at the academy, Violet is eager to start her new life and the chance to change her whole future. Expecting a bit of backlash from the students at Arbon for her poor background, the welcome she gets once there is far worse than she imagined. She quickly realizes that she is just going to have to stay off the radar and get through the 4 years as quietly as possible. But that turn out to be a bit difficult with the attention of the Princes on her.

” ‘This is our war paint,’ Mattie said, patient as ever as she gave me quick lessons on each piece. ‘You need  it to hide the secrets and darkness.’ Not ominous at all.”

Mattie and Violet were probably my favorite characters in this whole story. Violet is tough and knows how to take care of herself and Mattie was the no nonsense, funny friend that Violet makes upon her arrival at Arbon. Their dynamic was so fun to read and their banter had me giggling at times. ( The GREAT scene, omg) The other characters were well developed and it was enjoyable getting to learn bits and pieces of their story. But it is definitely in bits and pieces. Jaymin and Tate are wonderful at dangling little tidbits here and there that will keep you around dying for more.

“If my short time at Arbon had taught me anything, it was how far out of my league I really was here. And how much trouble I was in.”

This was a quick, fun read that I plowed through in a day. BUT OMG THAT CLIFFHANGER MADE ME SCREECH. I am super looking forward to book two! Recommended for fans of Contemporary Dark Fantasy, futuristic plots, SECRETS EVERYWHERE, and college romances.

4 out of 5 stars

*ARC provided in exchange for honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.







Jaymin Eve is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and sci-fi novels filled with epic love stories, great adventure, and plenty of laughs. She lives in Australia with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and a couple of crazy pets. To date, she has sold close to two million ebooks, and still can’t believe that she gets to create fantasy worlds as a job.

Tate James is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and sometimes dabbles in Romantic Suspense. She was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, babies and furbaby.


She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is most definitely not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.




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