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  • Writer's pictureTalbot Finch

11. Book Announcement: A Cozy Gothic Romance

Updated: Jun 1, 2022

Do you ever wake up and realize that three months have passed since you last updated your supposed-to-be-weekly blog? Because that’s me right now. I feel a little guilty for not keeping up with it, but the truth is I’ve been super busy since my last update (mostly with editing …so much editing). But I’m excited to finally report back with an exciting announcement: My debut novel Violet Reverie will be coming to Amazon on June 20th!

As I mentioned in a previous post, the story is a gay romance set in Victorian England, but there's a lot more to it than that! Check out the official blurb and cover art below:

Plagued by haunting visions and disembodied whispers, Nathan is banished from his family’s London home by his cold and impatient father, Viscount Hambleton. He spends months living in the Hambleton’s summer home without any companionship, save for the manor’s modest staff. Nightmares and strange occurrences continue to take their toll on his mind, until one day, the estate welcomes the arrival of its new groundskeeper—Peter.

Nathan and Peter become fast friends, and through their relationship, Nathan discovers a newfound sense of joy and self-acceptance. However, his fragile sanity is under threat. When night falls at the summer home, a ghoulish figure stalks the halls and haunts his dreams. What’s more, the ever-increasing pressure to conform to his family’s aristocratic image further eats away at his already frayed nerves. As Nathan’s feelings for Peter deepen and external tensions rise, he’ll have to decide between meeting his family’s expectations or pursuing his own heart’s desires.

Will he have the strength to face the challenges that lie before him? Or will the monster in the hall claim him for his own?

Cover Art by Luisa Galstyan

I've gotta be honest, I’m very proud of this story. And I’m pleased to see that early reviewers on Goodreads have been responding positively. See what the reviewers are saying for yourself by clicking here. And, if you feel inspired to pre-order a copy for yourself, you’re more than welcome to do so!

In the coming weeks before the launch, I will post more information about the story and potentially some chapter excerpts as well. To stay up-to-date on the latest Violet Reverie news, please consider subscribing to my mailing list. (If you do, you’ll receive a free e-copy of my novelette “The Housekeeper” in your email as a thank-you!)

(PS – Going forward, my blog will likely become a biweekly thing, rather than weekly. I’ve got several projects in the works at the moment, and finding spare time for the blog has been a bit tricky.)

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