A Prepper Romance Preview~ The Princess and the Prepper by Barbara Elsborg

Today is 12/21/12 😀 doesn’t it look pretty? Just two digits in different orders. I get a kick out of numbers like that… Also, 7:11 or 7/11 makes me giggle. Well… There’s been drama about December 12th, 2012 and THE END of all things. But the world can’t end yet! *wails* if it does we won’t get Decadent Publishing’s Prepper launch! This new line features individuals who believe in preparing for a less than ideal future… which is never a bad idea.;)

I love the title of Barbara Elsborg’s story,The Princess and the Prepper. I mean, PRINCESS! I am sooo there! 😀

I took this chance, before the Prepper books release tomorrow, to ask her how ready she is for a DOOMSDAY. (like the caps?)

Click HERE to take the quiz yourself

Click HERE to see the other Prepper book Finding Mercy 😉


Prepper quiz

Choose your answer and explain why


1.    How is the world most likely to end?

A. Zombie apocalypse

B. Creature from the black lagoon on a rampage

C. Natural disaster ie. flood/fire/mosquitoes etc

D. Alien plague

E. Other


I have to choose? Errrrrrr- I’ll go for E. I’m going to have nightmares now thinking of those potential scenarios. Sad to say, I suspect it might be war that does us in. Some idiot will use a nuclear device, another idiot will retaliate and before we know where we are, we’re doomed, Oh I’m really depressed. Might as well kill myself now.


2.    What are you doing to prepare for disasters?

A. Stocking up on non perishable foods

B. Building a bunker or other safe house

C. Learning to shoot the heads off zombies

D. Saving postage stamps

E. Other


E  and the Explanation:

Bulk buying toilet tissue because really, I don’t like the scratchy stuff. I have actually purchased a vast quantity of postage stamps because they put the price up to a ridiculous level in the UK, but they’re not going to be much use if civilisation breaks down. I already have a stockpile of chocolate so I’ll be fine. If zombies are an issue, I can use my sexual allure to persuade gun-toting hunks to protect me. Ah – just remembered I have no sexual allure and I ate all the chocolate. Yep, killing myself now is looking more and more appealing.



3.    What are your chances of surviving if it’s a zombie apocalypse kind of apocalypse ?

A. High (I’m a good shot)

B. Fair to middling (I’m sneaky)

C. Low (zombies? Aaaghgh)

D. Zilch!

E. Other


E and the Explanation: I do a very good impersonation of a zombie first thing in the morning according to my other half so I’m confident I can fool the brainless idiots. I can’t shoot for toffee. I’m not sneaky. Oh no, if I kill myself, will I become a real zombie?



4.    What would you miss most if the tech fails because of an EMP pulse and we are back in the stone age… well, at least it’ll feel that way.

A. Car/planes/trains/etc

B. Computer/laptop

C. Coffee maker

D. Electric blanket

E. Other


B and the Explanation: Laptop. I love it, adore it, cherish it, can’t exist without it. I’d have to kill myself if we were parted on a permanent basis.



5.    Which of these people would you let in your bunker for safety and why?

A. Justin Beiber

B. Chuck Norris

C. Kate Beckinsale

D. Kate Middleton

E. Will Smith


Explanation: None of them. It’s my bunker, all mine, I tell you, MINE MINE MINE. Oops sorry!


rotflol Ummm I think we both need to beg shelter from D.L. ! She’s a good shot and a can cook field rations. You have the toilet paper…. And the zombie impersonations. 😀

Thank you for playing here at The Book Tart! I look forward to seeing who survives doomsday and now I know who I can hide behind, (not YOU! <g> Unless you’re pretending to be a zombie!) or who I can borrow canned goods toilet paper from.


(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts


If you are like me… You might be unfamiliar with the term Prepper. Here’s what Decadent say’s about this New series…



If a disaster struck, would you be prepared? If you had five minutes to leave your home with everything needed to re-start your life, could you? If the world ended, would you?

Preppers are a growing and diverse group that some even call a ‘sub-culture’. But most preppers are just average Americans who simply have a plan for self-sufficiency and survival in case a minor or major disaster happens. They have extra food and water on hand and a bag packed in case they need to get away fast. Some convert old missile silos into bunkers in case of global pandemic or nuclear war, but most are more practical and simply learn or apply the basic skills of survival that our grandparents’ generation used in everyday life. Californians have earthquakes, New England and the Gulf coast have hurricanes, the Midwest—tornadoes. Are you prepared?

Decadent Publishing is tapping into that sub-culture to bring you a line of Prepper Romances. They are sexy, fun, sometimes suspenseful , and always entertaining stories with a little bit of ‘prepper’ thrown in for some added flavor.

Coming Soon


The Princess and the Prepper

Release date: Dec. 22, 2012 |
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Genre: Romance
Barbara Elsborg (Author)

Lili knows she shouldn’t accept a lift from a stranger, but as usual she leaps from one disaster to another. The consequence is being stuck in the middle of a snowy nowhere wearing next to nothing, and this time, being unprepared looks likely to kill her.

Grant lives in an isolated cabin for a reason. He’s prepared for almost every eventuality. The last thing he wants is some needy person interfering with his ordered life. When he gets into bed with a woman he rescued from certain death—just to warm her up, of course—Grant discovers something else he’s not prepared for. His heart opening.
A match made in heaven, until secrets come knocking. Lili is not just a simple woman in need of shelter, and unless she can survive dealing with her background, it doesn’t seem possible the happiness that’s fallen out of a blizzard can heal Grant’s own past.
Pre-Order from Decadent

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More Barbara.

Barbara Elsborg lives in West Yorkshire in the north of England. She always wanted to be a spy, but having confessed that to everyone without them even resorting to torture, she decided it was not for her. Vulcanology scorched her feet. A morbid fear of sharks put paid to marine biology. So instead, she spent several years successfully selling cyanide. After dragging up two rotten, ungrateful children and frustrating her sexy, devoted, wonderful husband (who can now stop twisting her arm) she finally has time to conduct an affair with an electrifying plugged-in male, her laptop.

Her books feature quirky heroines and bad boys, and she hopes they are much fun to read as they were to write.


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7 Replies to “A Prepper Romance Preview~ The Princess and the Prepper by Barbara Elsborg”

  1. So funny. I’d like to hop between both Dawn’s and your bunker, Barb. Notice I didnt say shuffle? But if I am a zombie, Dawn will have plenty of amno.

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