Coming soon at Editions Dedicaces: « Quentin the Rebel », by Opaline Allandet

Quentin-Rebel_FrontISBN : 978-1-00000-000-0
Format : — pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

This narrative, which is entirely fictional, takes place in a real historical context: that of the Holy Roman Empire, at the beginning of the thirteenth century. At that time, the empire was torn by incessant civil wars, which were fought between two rival clans over the right to rule.

Godefroy of Lanicey, known as “Godefroy the Cruel,” remarried, taking for his bride Isadora of Willeim. She gave birth to Guillaume, his second son. Godefroy’s son, Quentin—who had left his father three years earlier, because they both loved the same woman, who was then murdered—returned to the Lanicey fortress in 1201. He waged war alongside Othon of Brunswick, while his father supported the rival clan. But his character was beginning to assert himself, and he was behaving more and more like his father. He became powerful, full of himself, and terribly resentful.

Following two prior adventures about the fortress’s inhabitants—which pertain to Godefroy and his son—Quentin embarks for the Fourth Crusade, in the Middle East. This time, the Crusaders are victorious. Quentin returns to his country two years later, bringing with him his new, young bride.

But Godefroy was furious; he refused the marriage, which he had not decided, and threatens to disinherit Quentin, in favor of Guillaume instead. Father and son face each other down once more. Quentin rebels and leaves the fortress, then decides to take revenge…. Read the story to discover what his revenge will be like.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

After completing a degree in social work in Dijon, the author worked as a social worker at the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Besançon until 2003. It was at this time that she stopped working so that she could write; literature is her greatest passion. She has written four collections of poetry, published by Éditions Dédicaces, as well as eight novels, of which the most recent, Godefroy the Cruel, was published in 2014. Quentin the Rebel is its sequel.

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Coming soon at Editions Dedicaces: « The Day My Soul Spoke », by Jean-Yves Fortuny

Day-Soul-Spoke_FrontISBN : 978-1-00000-000-0
Format : — pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

At the age of sixty-five years old, Anselme is a retired nurse. Like everyone else, he’s his fair share of difficulties, and now he aspires to live a quiet life with his wife, Constance. But this year promises to be different than those before it, and a plot revolves around him: a mysterious invitation is sent to him, asking him to come to Paris during Christmastime.

The invitation says nothing about the purpose of this journey, which will lead him from discovery to discovery, and which will radically change the rest of his life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jean-YvesFortuny_675x900I wrote only for myself. The story stayed in my mind for many years. Why? That, I don’t know; it was probably an interpretation of the life I had elaborated in my mind during all this time. As time passed, I thought of the story omre and more; it had come to the point where there were so many questions that I had no choice but to find the answers. So, one fine morning, I decided to write this story. This was necessary; it was one of those days where renewal, where feelings of “Why not?”, were called for. At my job, when I was waiting for a client, I had time to kill—a little more than an hour. Convinced that this moment would come, whether sooner or later, I had planned ahead, and had bought a few notebooks. I opened one of them, and put pen to paper…

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Now available at Editions Dedicaces : « Spoilt For Choice », by Carol Margaret Tetlow

spoilt-choice_frontISBN : 978-1-77076-636-5
Format : 280 pages, 6 x 9 inches
Interior Ink : Black & white
Binding : Perfect-bound Paperback

Long distance relationships rarely work and when Ed Diamond’s girlfriend moves away, expecting him to follow her, he realises it is time to call it a day. He throws himself into work and before he knows it becomes the unwelcome recipient of the unwanted advances of an elderly patient’s niece.

Clare Jennings, one of Ed’s work colleagues is over the moon to find out that she is expecting a baby but her pregnancy is fraught with worries from the beginning.

Through Clare, Ed meets Zoe, Clare’s consultant and they rapidly become close.

When Clare is rushed into the operating theatre, Ed dashes to the hospital to be with Zoe but there is a terrible accident.…

Who survives? Will Teviotdale medical centre lose not one but two of its most valued doctors? And what about the baby?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Carol Margaret Tetlow retired from general practice two years ago and now spends her time writing and playing tennis. She lives in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with nine donkeys, two ponies, four Labradors, two cats and one very long suffering husband.

PRICE : 18.70 US$

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