Guardian Angel – A Dream Fulfilled.

Guardian Angel by Anne Rouen

A big HELLO to all my lovely readers! Finally, an announcement I have been dying to make!

I am proud and excited to be able to tell you that Guardian Angel, the fourth book of my Master of Illusion series is ready to be launched on Valentine’s Day.

Thanks to all the hard work of my wonderful editor and web designer it is already available for pre-order with the major on-line book sellers. You can find it here.

I regard this book as the fulfillment of a dream; a dream that began in 2013 with the publishing of my debut novel, Master of Illusion Bk I. The dream continued with the achievement of Global ebook awards for books I and III and is now fulfilled in the publishing of Book IV. Guardian Angel was intended to be the final book in the series. But – you never know … my characters do have a way of organising things for themselves! It can be read as a stand-alone book but still fulfills my dream of publishing a series.

Guardian Angel tells the story of Nicolas de Beaulieu, the son of Angelique, my heroine in Angel of Song; a sunny-tempered, beautiful child. Though born to wealth and privilege, he grows up facing the kind of challenges that would sideline most of us. As he matures and finds love, the biggest challenge of all raises its monstrous head.

The novel is about how (with a little extra spiritual help), he finds the inner strength to face and overcome his fears and foes.

I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it and I would love you to tell me what you think.

Once again, I must thank my editor for all her dedication and fantastic work in editing, designing and publishing Guardian Angel. Thank you. I couldn’t do it without you. And I must also thank my dear friend to whom I have dedicated this book for her encouragement and support over the years. And, of course, to you, my dear readers, who make it all so worthwhile with your wonderful feedback, I thank you for your positive comments and awesome reviews.

The More Things Change …

Old Postcard – WWI Era

Another year has just sped by, with its fair share of joy, sadness and inspiration, leaving me little time to catch my breath. It hardly seems possible that, a whole twelve months later, I am wondering exactly the same thing about the year that has just gone. Where? And how quickly!

One hundred years ago, my grandfather was preparing to face the worst year of his life on the Western Front, not believing that he would survive; little knowing that it was to end in an Allied victory.

Now, a century later, with my father approaching his 90th birthday, the world has developed amazingly. Although, some would say, not for the better.

Looking, with misgiving, at the attitudes of our leaders; tensions simmering in odd little corners of the globe, with threats and posturing uncannily similar to those of pre-WWI, I realize there is one constant in our ever-changing world – human nature.

The old adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same, is just as apt now as it ever was.

I might have said that my New Year’s resolution was to have no resolutions, but I do have two. One is to publish Book IV, Guardian Angel, which will complete my Master of Illusion series. And the second is to finish the two novels I have been working on all year. The first will be accomplished very soon. For the second, I am taking inspiration as it comes. (Refer to adage, as above.)

Today, as we stand on the brink of the unknown; a bright, untrammeled new year waiting to be ushered in; I take this opportunity to wish all my readers a safe, happy, exciting and inspirational 2018.