Newsletter & Free eBook Announcement

Hi, guys, just a quick email to let you know that my novel Miss Hyde is free today on Amazon. I hope you’ll tell a friend. If you want to read it on your phone or PC, you can download the Amazon app for most any device.

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Miss Hyde has a new, darker cover!

I’m thrilled with the new ebook cover of Miss Hyde. I wanted something darker and more menacing that also showed the main character’s innocence. I found a wonderful image in the creative commons that provided exactly the atmosphere needed. What do you think?

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Announcing publication of Miss Hyde paperback edition

I’m excited to announce the publication of Miss Hyde in paperback in addition to e-book format. If you prefer to read on paper, this is for you. Click on the visuals to see how the book looks:

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I’m also working on the second book in the series this summer. It should be out in the fall. Hurrah!

Full Cover Reveal!

Is this not a most gorgeous front and back cover? I’m very happy with the work done by Scarlett Rugers. The ebook is already out! The paperback will be available this month.

Click on the cover to see a larger version.

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A German film production company has requested a review copy of Miss Hyde!

**Breaking news! A German film production company has requested a review copy of Miss Hyde. This same company produced the film adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s gothic novella Der Sandmann.

About MISS HYDE

Every girl has a dark side. Marion Jekyll’s is Miss Hyde.

From the winner of the James D. Phelan Literary Award, comes the sensational sequel to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, set in a Vienna like no other, where fantastical inventions grace the halls of the World’s Fair and anything is possible–even complete physical transformation.

ImageAll she wants is a holiday. Instead she gets a new life.

On a spring day in 1873 Marion Jekyll arrives by train in Vienna for her holiday, escaping a life in London that oppressed her and painful memories she buried as a child. She is nineteen and under the charge of her officious legal guardian, who is in Vienna on mysterious business, with Marion in tow. She has been but few things in her short life–an orphan, a bastard, an epileptic–but in Vienna she is an exciting stranger whose horizons are about to expand.

It is here, under the glittering lights of old Vienna, in a time when political unrest rules the day and cafés teem with secret meetings at night, that Marion encounters a young man she never dreamed to find. It is only here, where mesmerists plumb their patients’ psyches, digging for for hidden truths, that Marion unleashes a powerful side of herself in a fight for her very life.

**Note** This is a novel of 72,000 words portraying a chaste and proper romance, i.e., clean romance, as befits the era of the story. The courtship scenes contain all the thrills of first love, without the embarrassing details. Although the story contains no sexual content whatsoever, it does allude to sexual tension. The book is not Christian or inspirational per se; however, there is a non-denominational, spiritual dimension to the story.

Read a sample chapter on Amazon

Awards Imogen Has Won

First Place, James D. Phelan Literary Award
First Place, Romancing the Novel Award
Presidential Scholar in the Arts
National Recognition and Talent Search Award
Apprenticeships in Fiction, sponsored by the Arts Council England

Miss Hyde is finally, finally published!

I’m dancing on a hot tin roof, shouting to everyone and anyone, in ecstasy mingled with exhaustion. MISS HYDE is alive! MISS HYDE lives and breathes in the murky depths and dizzying heights of the cyber jungle that is Amazon.

Every girl has a dark side.

Marion Jekyll’s is Miss Hyde.

From the winner of the James D. Phelan Literary award comes Miss Hyde, a romantic thriller set in a glittering, alternative Vienna, 1873, where palace balls and workers’ meeting halls are the backdrop for nineteen-year-old Marion Jekyll’s search for family and love. In a steampunk world of assassination plots and science gone mad, she must unravel more than one mystery, the deepest being herself.

Click on the cover to read an excerpt

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All she wants is a holiday.

Instead she gets a new life.

On a spring day in 1873 Marion Jekyll arrives by train in Vienna for her holiday, escaping a life in London that oppressed her and painful memories she buried as a child. She is nineteen and under the charge of her officious legal guardian, who is in Vienna on mysterious business, with Marion in tow. She has been but few things in her short life – an orphan, a bastard, an epileptic – but in Vienna she is an exciting stranger whose horizons are about to expand.

It is here, under the glittering chandeliers of old Vienna, in a time when political unrest rules the day and cafés teem with secret meetings at night, that Marion encounters a young man she never dreamed to find. Only here – in a city where mesmerists plumb their patients’ psyches, digging for hidden truths – can Marion unleash a powerful side of herself in a fight for her very life.

Sponsored in part by the Arts Council England, Miss Hyde was developed and written under the guidance of a master novelist during my Apprenticeship in Fiction, a competitive scheme in the UK.

What early readers are saying

I’ve just finished reading pre-release copy of your new book, Miss Hyde. It’s very, VERY good!’— Gerry Reynolds (@noel_gerry) October 22, 2013

“Reading the review copy of Miss Hyde and loving it!”— steph (@SMuennich) October 31, 2013

Miss Hyde is wonderful !!!!”— Linda Nielsen (@lnielsen2nd) November 3, 2013

“#amreading Miss Hyde by @GwenEllery Enjoying!”— Mel Rogerson (@mcrogerson) November 15, 2013

Links to MISS HYDE worldwide

Miss Hyde is available on Amazon worldwide: US IN UK DE FR ES IT JP BR CA MX AU

(more links to follow as MISS HYDE spreads her wings in other retail outlets. A German translation is in the works, and a German film company has requested a review copy!).

Lo, A Site Is Born!

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Imogen Bold, fantasist and authoress.

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