Master of Illusion by Anne Rouen

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Master of Illusion Book One is an award-winning historical fiction novel set in the operatic era of 19th century Paris.

The first in a romantic suspense series, Master of Illusion Book One follows the lives of two children, Angel and Elise, as they run hand in hand from a history of treachery, heartache and crippling abuse. Under the mask of exceptional talent and in the name of justice, they each grapple with their own damaged version of love and loyalty, while fiercely protecting their terrible secrets.

**2014 Winner of the Silver Medal in the Global Ebook Awards for best Fiction - Historical Literature (Modern)**

**Averaging of over 4.5 star ratings across Amazon and Goodreads since its release in April 2013**

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Murder, Magic, Music and Obsession:

Set in the operatic era of 19th century France, talented dancer, Elise, is discovered by the eminent Opéra Français and is whisked away from a simple life to fulfil her dreams of becoming prima ballerina. Her path is forever changed the day she rescues the disfigured, amnesic, genius Angel from a life of abandonment and mistreatment. Angel's obsessions define him: his emulation of the Phantom of the Opera coupled with a latent dark side, develop into a fervent passion for a young soprano. Cast under Angel's charming spell, Elise assumes the role of his protector and nurturer--only to discover that she, too, wields powers of her own: persuasion and contrivance.

In trying to reach the pinnacle of operatic success, Angel and Elise are faced with the challenge of defining justice, love and self acceptance. Through abandonment, Angel knows only one form of love--obsession; and Elise, whose purity lies in ruins at the hands of evil, is raped of her capacity for romantic love.

Can they fulfil their childhood dreams without blood on their hands? ...

About Anne Rouen

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Anne Rouen is an Australian born historical fiction author whose writing is inspired by the opulent operatic era of 19th century France. This passion was ignited from delving into her own French heritage, and a lifelong love of historical fiction writing. And so, inspiration for Master of Illusion and its forthcoming series was born.Anne Rouen is the alter ego of Lynn Newberry: a country woman from the New South Wales New England region, who breeds Brangus cattle by day and is a dedicated, passionate horsewoman.The lady behind Anne Rouen has completed a specialist teaching degree in the Rural Sciences department of the University of New England, and has spent most of her life involved in the agricultural industry--twenty of them as an educator.Throughout her career, Lynn has escaped the everyday demands of work through the hand of Anne Rouen. Although Master of Illusion is her first published novel, she has seen success with her short story writing and recently achieved a Highly Commended in the Rolf Boldrewood Literary Awards (2011) for 'The Scent of a Criminal'.With a broad range of interests, Anne Rouen writes a regular blog at: where she chats about her firsthand experience beating breast cancer and other current issues that are close to her heart.You can also keep up with the latest information about her work on facebook, at and or her website
Published January 15, 2014 by STONEHUT PUBLISHING. 417 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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