Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Ghostwoods Books (February 14, 2015)
It begins with a rumour, an exciting whisper. Anything to break the tedium of the harem for the Shah’s eldest daughter. People speak of a man with a face so vile it would make a hangman faint, but a voice as sweet as an angel’s kiss. A master of illusion and stealth. A masked performer, known only as Vachon. For once, the truth will outshine the tales.
On her eleventh birthday, Afsar’s uncle tries to molest her, and her father, the Shah, gifts her a circus. With the circus comes a man who will change everything. Inspired by Gaston LeRoux’s The Phantom of the Opera, Marion Grace Woolley takes us on forbidden adventures through a time that has been written out of history books.
Learn more about Those Rosy Hours at Mazandaran at Ghostwood Books.
“A sumptuous dark treat of a novel, will keep you shocked and
enthralled until the very last page.” – Will Davis, author of The Trapeze Artist
“Rising from the cracks and hints in Gaston Leroux’s classic, Those Rosy Hours delivers a striking and glorious original historical fantasy that sings across time from the heart of a lost empire.” – David Southwell, author of The Phoenix Guide to Strange England: Hookland
“…evocative and gripping. I missed several tube stops thanks to my immersion in [Those Rosy Hours]…” – Kate Harrad, author of All Lies and Jest
“Disquieting and enchanting.” – Peter Dawes, USA Today best-selling author of Pandora
Marion Grace Woolley is the author of three previous novels and a collection of short stories. In 2009, she was shortlisted for the Luke Bitmead Bursary for New Writers. She balances her creative impulses with a career in International Development; she has worked and traveled across Africa, Australia, Armenia, and a few other places beginning with ‘A’. She is an associate member of the Society of Authors, and is currently at work on her fifth novel.
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Marion Grace Woolley’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, February 2nd: Broken Teepee
Wednesday, February 4th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, February 5th: Booksie’s Blog
Friday, February 6th: Beth Fish Reads – author guest post, “Sweet Tooth”
Wednesday, February 11th: 5 Minutes for Books
Thursday, February 12th: Lit and Life
Friday, February 13th: Peeking Between the Pages
Friday, February 13th: Luxury Reading – author guest post, “Dress Code”
Monday, February 16th: Life is Story
Tuesday, February 17th: Life is Story – author guest post, “What’s in a Name?”
Tuesday, February 17th: Ageless Pages Reviews
Wednesday, February 18th: Reading Reality – review and author guest post, “On That Note”
Thursday, February 19th: History from a Woman’s Perspective
Monday, February 23rd: Bibliophilia, Please
Tuesday, February 24th: Daily Mayo
Wednesday, February 25th: Kahakai Kitchen