Sunday Spotlight: WR101 – Celine Jeanjean

sunday spotlightI’ve been spotlighting indie authors on Writing Room 101 for a while now, and whether that is reviews, interviews, cover reveals or guest posts, it’s always a lot of fun. So, to draw attention to the wonderful authors who visit WR101, I decided to create a Sunday Spotlight here on my own blog.

This week Celine Jeanjean stopped by for an interview, and earlier today I posted a review of her novel The Viper and The Urchin.

PhotoCeline Jeanjean is French, grew up in the UK and now lives in Hong Kong. That makes her a tad confused about where she is from. During her time in Asia she’s watched the sun rise over Angkor Wat, lost her shoes in Vietnam, and fallen off a bamboo raft in China.

Celine writes stories that feature quirky characters and misfits, and her books are a mixture of steampunk, fantasy and humour.

To find out more about Celine or just to chat, visit  her on:

viper_promoBeing Damsport’s most elegant assassin is hard work. There’s tailoring to consider, devilish poisons to concoct, secret identities to maintain… But most importantly, Longinus has to keep his fear of blood hidden or his reputation will be ruined. So, when a scrawny urchin girl threatens to expose his phobia unless he teaches her swordsmanship, he has no choice but to comply.

It doesn’t take long for Rory to realise that her new trainer has more eccentricities than she has fleas. But she’ll put up with anything, no matter how frustrating, to become a swordswoman like her childhood hero.

What she’s not prepared for is a copycat assassin who seeks to replace Longinus, and who hires Rory’s old partner in crime to do away with her, as well. Rory and Longinus must set their differences aside and try to work together if they’re to stop the copycat. But darker forces than they realise are at play, and with time running out, the unlikely duo find themselves the last line of defence against a powerful enemy who seeks to bring Damsport to its knees.

You will also find recent reblogs; links to new releases such as Alex Hurst’s D.N.A, an illustrated serial novella; Natacha Guyot’s upcoming Talyn’s Heroic Journey in Farscape, and Nicholas C. Rossis’ Infinite Waters (a collection of ten speculative fiction short stories).

Earlier in the month, Phyllis Moore, author of the Pegasus Colony, stopped by for an interview, and Louise Findlay wrote a guest post (short story).

Thanks for stopping by.




What a great and generous idea 🙂

What a clever character Celine has created. I’m hooked.

THAT is an awesome book premise!! Thanks for boosting the signal about this, Mel!

Thank you again Mel for the feature and the wonderful review 🙂

The book sounds fantastic and the cover is to die for! I’m totally putting this one on my “to read list” 😀

The description looks ace. I must delve further 🙂

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