‘Swept from the splendours of Versailles to the horror of Revolutionary Paris, can three aristocratic sisters save themselves and find love in a world that has been turned upside down?‘
I’m thrilled to announce that my second book, the French Revolutionary saga, Blood Sisters will be released for Kindle on the 10th of August (yes, that’s right, the 219th anniversary of the invasion of the Tuileries)! What do you think of the cover? My very very talented and amazing friend, Del des Anges designed it for me! (Pssst, she takes commissions for cover art!)
Blood Sisters was inspired by the inspiring yet tragic stories of several intrepid, courageous and amazing women who lived through the upheaval of the French Revolution, in particular the Princesse Joseph de Monaco, Emilie de Sainte-Amaranthe, Princesse Rosalie Lubomirska and Lucile Desmoulins. I’ve been fascinated by their stories since childhood and in the end decided to allow them to inspire the novel that eventually became Blood Sisters.
‘When the beautiful Comtesse de Saint-Valèry is dragged unwillingly from her Parisian home in the dead of night, her three young daughters are left to an uncertain fate at the hands of their father in a world that is teetering on the very edge of Revolution.
Cassandre, the eldest is a beautiful and heartless society beauty, trapped in an unhappy marriage and part of the dazzling court of Versailles. Lucrèce, her twin, is married to a man she adores but he pushes her away for another woman. Meanwhile, Adélaïde, the youngest, rebels against the destiny that her position in society appears to have doomed her to.
As the horror, turmoil and excitement of the French Revolution unfolds around them, the three very different sisters struggle to survive the bloodshed, find love and discover their true selves…‘
‘Melanie Clegg draws readers into her world, and holds them fast. Her
storytelling left me longing for more.’ — Susan Higginbotham, author of The Stolen Crown and The Queen of Last Hopes.
‘A gripping tale of the French Revolution‘ – Catherine Delors, author of Mistress of the Revolution and For The King.
I’m really excited!
The Secret Diary of a Princess has been doing well too, it’s got yet another new cover and has had a couple of really lovely reviews lately from Life Takes Lemons and at Much Madness is Divinest Sense. Thank you both!
I’m just finishing my third book, Before The Storm at the moment, which will hopefully be out sometime in October and then it’s ONWARDS with my fourth book (FOURTH!), which had a working title of 1888 and was supposed to be a really serious novel about Mary Jane Kelly, but has recently informed me that actually it would rather be called Mary Jane Kelly: Vampire Killer. Hmm…