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Before the Storm

By Mmeguillotine @MmeGuillotine

Before the Storm

I’m a bit caught up right now in putting the finishing touches to Minette before it is released in just two weeks time but I thought I’d just pop in to let you all know that for the foreseeable future my novel Before the Storm is going to be a measly 99 cents from Amazon US (it says $1.21 when I look at the page but I’m assuming that’s because I’m in the UK?) and a pathetic 79p from Amazon UK.

I know I’ve been chopping and changing a lot while trying to figure out how to promote the latest book but ABSOLUTELY promise that this is the last price change.

Anyway, I do hope people enjoy it. I loved writing Before the Storm as it was based on one of my all time favorite books, The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton except with a French Revolutionary spin as I was just as fascinated by the concept of French aristocrats being obsessed with English fashions as Wharton was by the cultural differences between the British aristocracy and their absolutely LOADED American counterparts. It seemed to me that there were some interesting parallels between the two periods, which it might be fun to explore.

Before the Storm is also notable for being a. the first of my books that was written entirely for the purpose of self publication and not submitted anywhere else and also b. for being the first instance of my own personal genre ‘posh doom’, which came about when I realised that actually I don’t write romance novels and am, in fact, completely incapable of doing so. There’s a smattering of romance in my books, of course, but I much prefer to write about unrequited love, bittersweet interludes, ill advised liaisons and unhappy endings because, well, that’s just life isn’t it?

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