Voila mes amis! I am very pleased and proud to introduce you to the visually stunning cover for my next novel, Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois. Yes, that is Marguerite in the forground and the goreous, iconic Chateau de Chenonceau in the background (a palace that is one of the settings from the book). What’s my favorite thing about it if I can’t say everything? The small, sinister, dark bird Margot is looking at in the sky. Psst, readers, keep an eye out for black birds as a recurring theme in the novel.
For those of you who are super eager, as of today you can pre-order Médicis Daughter on Amazon.
It suddenly dawned on me, dear followers, that I have been negligent–I never announced the release date of my next novel here at the blog.
Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois will release on December 1, 2015 in hardcover. I have a fabulous new publisher (Thomas Dunne) and editor. What is the book about? So glad you asked! Here is a teaser:
Mother’s black eyes sparkle. “So, Margot, it seems you are a daughter of the Médicis as well the Valois.
16th Century France twists under the serpentine rule of Catherine de Médicis. At a court seething with intrigue and riven by religious war, beautiful Princess Margot walks the knife edge between the demands of her dangerous family, and the demands of her own conscience. Her chief value to the crown is as a pawn in the marriage game, to bring France a valuable ally or seal a tenuous peace. Even though her heart belongs to the powerful, charismatic Duc de Guise, her hand will be offered to the King of Navarre, heretic and rebel to the crown.
Margot does her duty, heart breaking, but the promised peace is a mirage: her mother’s schemes are endless, and her brothers plot vengeance in the streets of Paris. When Margot’s wedding devolves into the bloodshed of the St. Bartholmew’s Day massacre, she will be forced to choose: her family, or her soul?
The book is not yet available for pre-order, but you can add it to your “Want to Read” shelf at goodreads, and follow latest developments at the Médicis Daughter official facebook page. One of the things you will see a lot of there are illustrated quotes from the novel to whet your appetite. I’ve put three below just to tempt you over to facebook.
I am very pleased to share this exciting news about “what’s next” in my writing career:
SMP Nabs Perinot’s Next Historical
Sophie Perinot sold world English rights to her historical novel Medicis Daughter to St. Martin’s Press editor Toni Kirkpatrick. Agent Jacques de Spoelberch represented the author. The book is set in 16th-century France and follows a beautiful princess who, de Spoelberch explained, “walks the knife edge between the demands of her serpentine mother, Catherine de Medicis, and those of her conscience.” Medicis Daughter is set for a late 2015 release.
(Publishers Weekly, Book Deals: Week of September 1)
That’s right my latest–a novel of a Marguerite de Valois, daughter of a king, sister to three kings and wife to the eventual Henri IV of France–will be released by Thomas Dunne in hardcover. Watch this space for updates and a future cover reveal.