On this date in 1841, the Paris Opera Ballet premieres GISELLE. From Wikipedia,
The ballet tells the story of a peasant girl named Giselle whose ghost, after her premature death, protects her lover from the vengeance of a group of evil female spirits called Wilis.
|GISELLE at the Met|
Ah, a historical French paranormal! So it comes as no surprise to find paranormal inspiration in New Orleans. Enter Nancy Gideon and her new series "with a seductive tale of forbidden allegiance and rediscovered love" in SEEKER OF SHADOWS:
Susanna Duchamps came to New Orleans to settle a debt and to temporarily escape the controlled constraints of her life among the Chosen. What she finds is an opportunity to make miraculous strides with her research into Shifter genetics . . . and an unexpected, but never forgotten, man from her complicated past.
Shifter club owner Jacques LaRoche is fiercely protective of his freedom. Stripped of his memories of a former life, he longs for the mate he lost . . . until the enticingly familiar presence of a mysterious stranger from the north ignites a primal, nearly uncontrollable need to release the untamed beast inside him.
Their last chance.
Susanna dares not tell Jacques it was she who sacrificed his past and her future years ago, to protect him and the secret she carried. But her arrival in New Orleans comes with consequences. When a bloody confrontation erupts between their enemy clans, will she betray her lover once again—or throw her own life on the line so they can finish what they started?
|Jackson Square in New Orleans|
I am giving away a print copy of SEEKER OF SHADOWS to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about ballet - love it or loathe it?
I know little about ballet but have seen the classics such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Friday, June 29, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Saturday, June 30.
Kim in Hawaii
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