Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mistress of France Wins Digital Book World Award for Best Enhanced Ebook!

Exciting news! My lovely client, Australian author Emma Boling, teamed up with Beneath the Ink to create an enhanced ebook for her new historical fiction novel, MISTRESS OF FRANCE, and it just won a Digital Book World Award for Best Enhanced Ebook Fixed Format in the Adult Fiction category! I designed the cover (which I'm rather proud of, but it has nothing to do with the book's win), and I am so very happy for Emma! MISTRESS OF FRANCE is available now on iTunes and will be available in wider distribution later this spring. We're still working on the print layout :)

Congrats, Emma and the Beneath the Ink team!

A renaissance novel of destiny, love and power.

Mistress of France is an intriguing story of love and lust, jealousy and ambition, magic and murder set in the glorious palaces and chateaux of Renaissance France.

When Diane de Poitiers welcomes home the young princes of France, held as hostages in Spain for four years, she quickly gains their trust and sparks a passion that will endure a lifetime.

Bartered as a bride in the complex power struggle of three kingdoms, 14-year-old Catherine de Medici soon arrives in France to marry Henri duc d'Orleans, the second son of glamorous King Francois.  From hostage to the royal palaces of France both Catherine and her new husband must put the trauma of their childhood aside and try to find a place in the most glittering court of Christendom.  But Catherine quickly realises she will have to use all her Medici cunning to shine while her marriage is whispered as a misalliance, and she is called the ‘Grocer’s daughter’.  Her only ally is the disturbing Italian sorcerer, Cosimo Ruggieri, a man prepared to use the dark arts to manipulate her destiny.

The eerie unearthing of an Egyptian talisman with untold powers sends Henri's confidante the beautiful Diane on a quest to fulfill the mysterious prophesy of her destiny – She will rise higher than a queen. But the elegant widow attracts the jealousy of the king's spiteful mistress and the court begins to fracture.

Mistress of France is available for download on iTunes. Check out Emma's website, and if you're interested in the possibilities of enhanced ebooks, check out Beneath the Ink's website.

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