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A new book!

Way back before I wrote Black Ships, I wrote a historical romance set in Paris in the 1880s, a spy romance set in the Paris Opera. I'm happy to say that it's finally published! (I'm using a different name since this is a romance, not sci fi/fantasy.)

The ballerina and the prince

Mirande has a coveted place in the ballet chorus of the Paris Opera. However, her mother’s ruinous debts leave her only one choice – to find a wealthy patron who will support her in return for her favors. The Viscount de Valonne seems ideal: handsome, young, wealthy and unmarried. Surely she can overlook the fact that she does not love him, and that each day she becomes more and more convinced that there is something wrong with her fairytale romance.

Bernard has a fine title and little else. Discharged from the army following a serious wound at Sedan and widowed shortly thereafter, the Prince of the Crimea is trying to rebuild his life. When an old colleague asks for his help in tracking down a German spy, how can he refuse? The Viscount de Valonne is a young man of distinguished family, and proving that he’s a traitor is going to be difficult. He only has one weakness – the beautiful ballerina who is his mistress. Wooing her to reach Valonne seems like a good idea until Bernard begins to realize how dangerously tangled his own feelings are becoming.

Can both of them survive this web of intrigue under the gorgeous dome of the Paris Opera? In this deadly world of spy and counterspy, the prince and the ballerina must be enemies – or lovers.


It's up for preorder on Amazon at $2.99 now! I think it's a lot of fun, and while it's not in the same continuity as my other books, I think you can see a lot of the same themes as The General's Mistress. Give it a try!

Comments

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cypherindigo
Mar. 11th, 2015 05:05 pm (UTC)
Pre-ordered!
jo_graham
Mar. 12th, 2015 03:11 pm (UTC)
Yay! I hope you enjoy it!
azarias
Mar. 11th, 2015 09:22 pm (UTC)
Is there likely to be a print version of this? (I've pre-ordered for my Kindle, but I like owning hardcopies.)
jo_graham
Mar. 12th, 2015 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re:
There might be? I'm looking into doing it. And thank you for ordering!
ashabardon
Mar. 15th, 2015 12:55 pm (UTC)
If you need any help on the print front, email me :D
the_prawn
Mar. 11th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Pre-ordered :D
jo_graham
Mar. 12th, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it!
aishabintjamil
Mar. 12th, 2015 12:16 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to it.
jo_graham
Mar. 12th, 2015 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it.
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