Do you know someone who is looking for a dark read this at this wicked-good time of year? Tell them that Médicis Daughter has cunning, cruelty, bloodshed, betrayal & plenty of things that go bump in the night. Better still, give Médicis Daughter as a trick-or-treat to a historical-fiction-loving friend or make it your own Halloween read.

 

The royal chateaux of France glitter in the summer sun. Glamorous courtiers stroll in the gardens. But at any court ruled by Catherine de Médicis and riven by on-going religious war there will always be shadows . . . and death.

For your viewing pleasure here is the latest trailer for Médicis Daughter: A Novel of Marguerite de Valois. Let me know what you think, and if you enjoy it, please share it with a fellow historical fiction fan (or ten).

 

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Ah, what a wonderful thing it is to be young and in love–unless you are a 16th century Valois Princess and your mother, Catherine de Médicis, disapproves of your entanglement.  That is precisely the situation of my heroine, Princess Marguerite, in Médicis Daughter.  Of course she should have known that marriage is not a matter of love when you are a royal. After all didn’t her dear friend and mentor, Henriette Duchess de Nevers, warn her long ago:

Fair of face’ is a fine consideration for flirting but of little import in marrying . . . .“Remember girls, marriage is a matter of politics, finance and family.  Looks are for lovers.

What to do, what to do?

Enjoy the Official Spring Trailer for Médicis Daughter!

Here we are just a week away from Valentines Day. The perfect time for my 7 Reasons Books Make the Best Valentine’s Gifts:

1) a book is ALWAYS the right size

2) it’s non-caloric

3) books don’t wilt after a week

4) if your kids pop into the bedroom unexpectedly and catch one of you in bed with it nobody is scarred for life 😉

5) your sweetheart would honestly rather pick the jewelry our her/himself (trust me on this one)

6) this is your chance to show you’ve been paying attention and you KNOW what s/he like to read

7) smart is the new sexy and reading is all about smart

Want a great reason to give MÉDCIS DAUGHTER for Valentines day—“Perinot matches the rhythm of Margot’s life to the political storms: as the battles escalate, so do the perils of love and lust. A riveting page-turner skillfully blending illicit liaisons and political chicanery”

MÉDCIS DAUGHTER on Amazon or wherever books are sold

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Volia! My latest video is an introduction to some of the cunning courtiers that inhabit Margot’s world. Enjoy! And if you do enjoy, please share!