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Launching Website for House of Rougeaux

House of Rougeaux (pronounced Rouge-o) is a historical novel beginning in the Antilles Island of Martinique starting in the 1700s. It follows two slave children as they fight for survival and then their descendants as they immigrate to Canada and eventually to civil-rights-era United States. Don’t miss this literary family saga coming out in April 2018. To pre-order this title click here, call this number (800-888-4741), or see our page dedicated to House of Rougeaux for more options. This is Jenny Jaeckel’s debut novel, and it’s a keeper.

House of Rougeaux has it’s own website! Please see HouseofRougeaux.com for the newest and most up-to-date information about our full-length lead title.  Advance copies will be available for review by the end of September, and we start a giveaway on Goodreads for copies on August 18th, 2017. We will be giving away 5 copies of House of Rougeaux through Goodreads about once a month up until the publication date, so you can check on its Goodreads page for the current giveaway.

 

House of Rougeaux

Hardcover, 6×9

ISBN 978-1-941203-24-8

also to be available as an ebook and audiobook

306 pages

$26.95

Publication April 27th,  2018

Literary Historical Fiction

 

Description

 

For Abeje and her brother Adunbi, home is the slave quarters of a Caribbean sugar plantation on the Antilles Island of Martinique. Under the watchful eye of their African mother, the children thrive despite what threatens to break them. After a night of brutality changes their lives forever, it is their strength and extraordinary bond that carries them through.

At the dawn of emancipation, Adunbi’s daughter Hetty finds her way to Quebec City as maid to the slave owner’s daughters. There she discovers a talent for piano and meets a bold saddler’s apprentice named Dax Rougeaux. After buying her freedom, Dax and Hetty join a growing community of Afro-Canadians living free.

In moving prose, author Jenny Jaeckel creates a brilliantly imagined epic, weaving a multi-layered narrative that celebrates the Rougeaux family truimphs while exposing the injustices of their trials. As each new member of the family takes the spotlight, a fresh piece of the puzzle is illuminated until at last, after a span of nearly two centuries, the end brings us back to the beginning.

In her debut novel, award-winning author Jenny Jaeckel masterfully blends coming-of-age, folklore, and historical fiction with explorations of gender, race, and sexuality, creating a wondrous tale of hope and healing. A relevant work of love, determination, and the many small achievements that make up greatness, House of Rougeaux draws a new map of what it means to be family.

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From Ashes Into Light eBook Preorder

Great News!

Raincloud Press has now partnered with Smashwords for our non-illustrated eBook distribution (illustrated books are still with Comixology). This means our forthcoming title, From Ashes Into Light, will be available as an eBook preorder. Order your e-copy now, and it will automatically download on the first available day (February 25th, 2016).

Ebook Preorder

The following vendors have From Ashes Into Light as an eBook preorder:

Barnes & Noble-Nook preorder

iBooks-go to your app and type in Gudrun Mouw or From Ashes Into Light or click here

Kobo-it’s ready for purchase!

 

eBook Meta data:

From Ashes Into Light by Gudrun Mouw

eBook version ISBN: 978-1-941203-09-5

Price $3.99

48,000 words, 44 chapters

includes three glossaries

Read more about From Ashes Into Light

 

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To Pre-Order, or Not to Pre-Order

From Ashes Into Light, the forthcoming novel by Gudrun Mouw, just showed up on Amazon for pre-order. The novel is not going to be released until February, so pre-ordering is an option if you know you want the book, and don’t want to think about remembering to buy it in February. You may also be able to pre-order From Ashes Into Light from your local bookstore. Tell them the book is carried by Ingram, and let me know if you have luck with this. It might be that your local bookstore won’t have the ability to order the book until it gets a little closer to the pub date (2/26/16).

There will be more chances to win Advance Review Copies of From Ashes Into Light on Goodreads, beginning again on September 26th. And if you do get an Advance copy, you can write a review on Goodreads. Any honest review, good or bad, helps other readers decide whether to purchase a book, and we encourage you to share your point of view! AshesOcnRock Some more news: Raincloud Press has a twitter feed @raincloudpress and as reviewers begin to receive #fromashesintolight they will start posting their links on the above hashtag. I plan to unveil more pictures of the vacation I did with the advance copy of the book on Twitter, From Ashes Into Light ends up in some unusual places. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest.

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ebook Releases Today!

Here is the link to the ebook version of Siberiak: My Cold War Adventure on the River Ob. This is the newest offering from Raincloud Press. It’s a graphic novel about one young woman’s peace mission to Russia. It’s retailing on Comixology.com for $9.99.

CoverforWebjuneFlatSiberiak is also available in a glossy book, 8×10″, available at all the online booksellers or by order through your book store (Ingram Book Group distributing). Cover design by Josue Menjivar and Fresh Brewed Illustration.

 

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For the Love of Meat

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For those of you who saw a different cover for this same book, haha! We weren't finished considering all our options! This is the cover that the designer, Josue Menjivar (fresh brewed illustration), and author, Jenny Jaeckel and I, finally came up with.
Jenny Jaeckel is the author/illustrator of this collection of short stories for adults. Why can't adults enjoy illustrations with their stories? Well they can now! We are very excited to be in production with this book, to be released in Hardcover April 2016.

Forthcoming novel From Ashes into Light

Getting a cover design done is such an out-of-the-gate feeling. And like the beginning of a race, it’s both exhilarating and nerve-wracking. The novel-manuscript just went through a round of edits and the book is beginning to take a life of it’s own. It’s a shimmering story that has a way of molding those of us working with it.

Working with the author Gudrun Mouw has been lovely. She shares some of the process of writing in her blog and author website.

Book cover design is being done by Josue Menjivar, who has been extremely patient both when I had no vision for the cover and then when a very specific vision came to me. His design work is showcased on his website Fresh Brewed Illustration.