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New Book Release from Fireship Press – Charlatan – A Historical Novel of Madame de Montespan, the Long-Time Mistress of King Louis XIV and the Royal Scandal that Ensues


1676 - In a hovel in the centre of Paris, the fortune-teller La Voisin holds a black mass, summoning the devil to help an unnamed client keep the love of the King of France, Louis XIV. Three years later, Athénaïs, Madame de Montespan, the King’s glamorous mistress, is nearly forty. She has borne Louis seven children, but now seethes with rage as he falls for eighteen-year-old Angélique de Fontanges. Athénaïs must do something to keep the King's love and secure her children's future. But how...?

Tucson, AZ, September 15, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Visit http://www.fireshippress.com/fireship_authors/kate-braithwaite.html for more details.

1676. In a hovel in the centre of Paris, the fortune-teller La Voisin holds a black mass, summoning the devil to help an unnamed client keep the love of the King of France, Louis XIV.

Three years later, Athénaïs, Madame de Montespan, the King’s glamorous mistress, is nearly forty. She has borne Louis seven children but now seethes with rage as he falls for eighteen-year-old Angélique de Fontanges.

Athénaïs must do something to keep the King’s love and secure her children’s future, but how? And at what length is she willing to go?

At the same time, police chief La Reynie and his young assistant Bezons have uncovered a network of fortune-tellers and poisoners operating in the city. Athénaïs does not know it, but she is about to be named as a favoured client of the infamous La Voisin.

“This book kept me reading into the night...luxury and squalor, royal scandal and sorcery...how could it not?” — Fay Weldon, author The Life and Loves of a She-devil

“I enjoyed it enormously…you brought The Affair flooding back to me with added excellent detail…It really is a remarkable achievement.” — Anne Somerset, author "The Affair of the Poisons"

About the Author
Kate Braithwaite was born and grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has lived in England and Canada where she studied creative writing at Toronto University, receiving the Marina Nemat Award and the Random House/University of Toronto Student writing prize for her historical fiction. Braithwaite is a member of the Historical Novel Society and a freelance writer for Bookbrowse.com. She lives with her family in Pennsylvania. Website: http://www.kate-braithwaite.com.

Fireship Press
P.O. BOX 68412 • Tucson, AZ 85737
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Fiction: General, Historical, Thriller
Trade paperback: 978-1-61179-365-9 / $19.99 • ePub & Mobi: 978-1-61179-366-6 / $7.99
Available through: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and Kobo
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