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For the King: giveaway at the Francophilia Gazette

Five copies, no less! Check out this wonderful site, which invites you to frenchify your life (always a good idea, needless to say.) For the giveaway rules, see here

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A giveaway: win the entire A&E Instant History Expert series

A&E Home Entertainment has just released a new line of six titles – HISTORY INSTANT EXPERT, offering “on-the-spot knowledge to students and lifelong learners on a wide variety of topics. Each DVD has bonus features – quizzes, study guides, activities and more.” Here is more information on each title, provided by A&E: FRENCH REVOLUTION: The […]

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For the King: the audio book

I received my copies of the audio book, and couldn’t resist listening to the voice of Steven Crossley reading my novel. I will not lie to you: it is a strange feeling to hear my own words read back to me! And what about Roch and his father speaking in British-accented tones? But within minutes […]

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CSI: Ile de la Cité, mysteries, thrillers, torture and 1800 forensics

There is no denying that I got lost in Jane Austen’s world during and after the week-end, but this does not mean that I have forgotten For the King. First I would like to call your attention to the review penned by Gerald Everett Jones at Boychik Lit. Every author loves good reviews, and I […]

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Vintage coaches, silver fork novels and 18th century spectacles: the 2010 Jane Austen Society Annual General Meeting

“O that he had sprained his ancle in the first dance!” exclaims an exasperated Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. Well, the intended recipient, Mr. Bingley, escaped that curse in Jane Austen’s novel. Instead it fell upon me, two centuries later. Not even at any dance, mind you, but stupidly, while getting up from a […]

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Discover the Paris of For the King

Alex at Historical Tapestry has a wonderful post on the Paris of For the King. She remarks, and how right she is, that the city is one of the main characters of the novel. So she illustrated various passages with paintings and engravings of the old Paris, and photographs of the modern one. It is […]

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For the King now in stores!

Here at Barnes & Noble, Devon, PA, courtesy of fellow writer Susan Holloway Scott. A picture is worth a thousand words… Thanks, Susan! I also wanted to post my blog tour schedule here, but my internet connection absolutely refuses to cooperate today (no thanks for the atrocious service, Neuf Telecom!) so that will be for […]

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Millefeuilles and other addictions: Catherine Delors tells all

It is the mark of a skilled interviewer to go beyond the writer’s sunny façade and elicit soul-wrenching confessions. This is exactly what fellow novelist Julianne Douglas does with this interview at Writing the Renaissance. Now you will know (almost) everything about me… And, speaking of millefeuilles, here’s a video that teaches you how to […]

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For the King: officially published, blog tour, reviews, giveaways, interviews…

Yes, today’s the day! For the King is officially out. My Google Alerts are ringing all the time, with good reason: – Margaret at HistoricalNovels.info: review – Julianne at Writing the Renaissance: review and giveaway – Ana of Aneca’s World: review – Marie of Historical Fiction Connection: review and giveaway Needless to say, you may […]

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Pugs, Jane Austen, political conspiracy and mass murder

Fans of Jane Austen will remember Lady Bertram in Mansfield Park sitting on her sofa with her pug by her side. “The next time Pug has a litter you shall have a puppy,” she tells her niece Fanny. Lady Bertram can think of no higher mark of her regard. Indeed pugs were great favorites for […]

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