Please join me in congratulating Rachel Demeter on the publication of her new historical romance, Finding Gabriel! I had the pleasure of helping Rachel polish her manuscript to perfection before she began the submission process for traditional publication. Rachel received multiple offers to publish and accepted a contract from Momentum Books, a division of Pan Macmillan. I am so happy for Rachel, and if you are a fan of darker historical romance featuring tortured heroes and strong heroines, you're gonna love this one. Here's the book description:
After a decade of bloodstained battlegrounds while fighting in Napoleon's army, Gabriel returns to the streets of Paris a shattered and haunted soul. Plagued by inner demons, he swallows the barrel of his flintlock pistol and pulls the trigger.
But fate has a different plan.
Ariah Larochelle is a survivor. Orphaned at twelve and victim to a devastating crime, she has learned to keep her back to walls and to trust no one. But when she finds a gravely injured soldier washed up on the River Seine, she's moved by compassion. In spite of her reservations, she rescues him from the icy water and brings him into her home.
Now scarred inside and out, Gabriel discovers a kindred spirit in Ariah - and feelings he imagined lost forever reawaken as he observes her strength in the face of adversity. But when Ariah's own lethal secrets unfold, their new love is threatened by ancient ghosts. Can Gabriel and Ariah find hope in the wreckage of their pasts - or will the cycle of history repeat again?
Perfect for fans of Gaelen Foley's Lord of Ice and Judith James's Broken Wing, Finding Gabriel features all the dark romance, searing passion, and historical intrigue of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables.
Finding Gabriel is available now in ebook format on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and the print edition is coming soon! Add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and check out Rachel's website for the scoop on her writing and her popular debut novel, The Frost of Springtime.
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