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Publié par Sonia Alain

Sonia Alain was born in Matane, Québec, Canada. At age 12, she lived in Cameroon with her parents for a few months.

She received a certificate in early childhood education at the Université du Québec à Montréal. For several years, she was a childhood educator at a government-funded childcare center, and then a teacher at Collège Édouard-Montpetit in Longueuil, Québec, before becoming an instructor.

She is a full-time author and gives conferences in libraries on subjects related to her books. She is also a literary chronicler for various media.

In 2011, her book “Le masque du gerfaut” was one of the finalists for the First French Novel Award at Chambéry's First Novel Festival in France.

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The Lady of Knox : The mask

(Historical fiction)  

Éditions Pochette, 2017, 408 p., ISBN : 978-2-89765-207-4

In 1335, the King of England claims the French crown, plunging both countries into a pitiless war. Joffrey de Knox, a powerful warrior from Brittany, takes the opportunity to extend his territory and wealth by allying himself with England. Just like his father before him, he particularly covets the southern lands which belong to Lord Vallière, second cousin to the King of France. To achieve his goals, Lord Knox decides that the time has come for him to ask Lord Vallière’s widow her daughter’s hand, which as a child, was promised to Lord Knox to settle Lord Vallière’s gambling debt.

But the courageous Anne de Vallière is determined to defy the fearsome Lord Knox… She finds the strength to endure her fate by forging friendships with his entourage. Sensitive and clever, she comes to realise that behind the irascible and brutish husband that was imposed on her lies a complex personality marked by deep wounds.

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The Lady of Knox : The Turmoil

(Historical fiction) 

Éditions Pochette, 2017, 328 p., ISBN : 978-2-89765-249-4

The year is 1346. War rages in France, pitting King Philip VI against Edward III of England. Jane of Belleville, a lady of England’s high society, suffers from a life left in ruins by the never-ending conflict. Blinded by vengeance after the loss of her husband under terrible circumstances, she pledges to hamper the French monarch’s reign. Seizing this opportunity, Edward offers his help to the widow, with an intent of his own: to punish Lord Knox, his fearsome enemy.

A valiant warrior, Knox has defected to France, renouncing his past allegiance to live alongside his love, Ann of Vallière. Having previously fought in Edward’s army, Knox has taken sides with Philip, High treason unforgivable in his homeland.

Warfare and misery cast a shadow on the land in the ongoing Hundred Years’ War. Foes lurk everywhere while conspiracies and betrayals make their way. In these dark times, the country also faces decimation by the Plague. Proving as resourceful as her numerous opponents, Ann of Vallière will do everything in her power to spare her children and husband from tragedy. In the midst of chaos, will she find the strength to face her destiny?

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THE LADY OF KNOX : UNSUBSERVIENCE

(Historical fiction) 

 

Éditions Pochette, 2017, 360 p., ISBN : 978-2-89765-282-1

 

 

 

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LOVE AND HATE: WHEN EVERYTHING GETS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

(Historical fiction)

AdA Editions, 2016, 465 p., ISBN : 978-2-89767-605-6​

1914, the year of all dangers

Adelaide de Beauchamp is a young lady who finds herself forced to leave England after a scandal. Ordered by her parents to come back after two years, she boarded the Empress of Ireland, a luxury steamship that completes the link between Quebec City and England.

On the night of May 29th, at the time of year when the waters are still frigid in the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, the Empress of Ireland gently slices through the blanket of fog when it is suddenly rammed into by a coalman. No one could have predicted this drama!

From now on, Adelaide’s destiny will be forever changed…

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LOVE AND HATE: BETRAYAL

(Historical fiction) 

AdA Editions, 2016, 452 p., ISBN : 978-2-89767-608-7

Aidan’s departure from Quebec’s quay devastated Adelaide’s heart. He abruptly abandoned her, breaking the link that united them. Ravaged by sorrow, she will do everything in her power to start a new chapter in her life.

Luckily, she finds a way out when her uncle is appointed governor in a British colony, Nigeria, a land that has always fascinated her. But war is widespread, and the country’s neighbor, Cameroon, is under German control. Will she really be safe there?

The elements are united against her, and an enemy resurfaces, threatening her integrity. An endless escape ensues, taking Adelaide as far as the Egyptian desert. How can she face the imminent danger that watches her from the shadows…but especially…how can she survive Aidan’s presence, which is once again imposed on her?

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Annabel and Max, consenting adults

(An erotic novel)

Les Éditeurs Réunis, 2016, 400 p., ISBN : 978-2-89585-732-7

What fantasies would two lovers be willing to explore before going too far?

Max is a young and ambitious professional who hopes to spice up his love life by introducing his girlfriend to new carnal pleasures. Annabel, fearful in nature, is increasingly torn between Max’s fiery temperament and her own Puritan tendencies. There even comes a time when she senses that their relationship’s stability will depend on her open-mindedness. Despite her reluctance, she decides to give in and be less modest.

At this moment, she is pulled into a voluptuous whirlwind. But this spiral is insidious, especially when Nathan, Max’s associate, comes into their lives to call the shots.

From then on, it’s a fine line between fantasy and reality, and what’s off-limits for some becomes fair game for others. Can love, on the verge of collapse, really survive such excesses of lust?

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The Portal Guardians : Abbygaelle

(Adult Fantasy Novel)

AdA Editions, 2014, 376 p., ISBN : 978-2-89733-667-7

What is a legend? An imaginary tale straight out of fantastic minds, or is it in fact a series of events that really happened long ago?

Thrown despite herself into a reality parallel to her own, Abbygaelle will have to face several unexplainable phenomena. Constantly fluctuating between two worlds—the one belonging to spirits, and ours—she will try to survive. In the shadows, someone is pulling the strings to lead her inexorably down a path that she refuses to take, toward a metamorphosis against nature.

That man, Marcus…is he a friend or foe? Why is she so troubled by his presence? What if he’s not human?

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The Portal Guardians : Alicia

(Adult Fantasy Novel)

AdA Editions, 2014, 456 p., ISBN : 978-2-89733-670-7

Sidh is a magical world populated with mythical creatures, located under the hills and knolls of Scotland.

Alicia, a young woman with dormant powers, has no idea that her life is on the verge of being turned upside-down. But someone is trying to harm her before her destiny is fulfilled. What’s more, the veil separating the world of humans from the world of demons has weakened and threatens to rip. Who would have known that a simple walk through the ruins of a stone circle in Scotland could lead her down a hazardous path?

And could Keith, the Laird of the MacGrandy clan and guardian of the veil, really come help them? How can you trust a man that trapped you by binding himself to you for all eternity?

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The Portal Guardians : Amélie

(Adult Fantasy Novel)

AdA Editions, 2015, 406 p., ISBN : 978-2-89752-665-8

From a very young age, Amélie was taught to become a hunter, a merciless demon killer. She’s spent her whole life tracking down hordes of evil. Nothing and no one can shake her beliefs, and her determination to rid humanity of these creatures is fierce.

However, when her cousin Courtney’s death is surrounded by strange circumstances, her universe is turned upside-down. A series of events unfold, sending a shockwave down to the very core of her convictions.

The past meets the present in a cruel whirl. She then discovers in horror that her ex-boyfriend has sold his soul to the devil so he can exact revenge that’s as horrible as his newly acquired cursed fate.

This is the end for Amélie! How can she ever kill the only man she’s ever loved?

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Trailer - series "The Portal Guardians" by Sonia Alain