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This month, something AMAZING happened…

To celebrate my upcoming debut novel, Porcelaine, my wonderful husband surprised me by holding a Horror themed Cover Reveal Party!

I still can’t believe how great and emotional it was…

Some of our closest friends and family members attended and… boy! Did I cry!

Sure, we’re French, so throwing parties are kinda our thing.

I guess.

Nonetheless, this one had a special flavor, mainly because we celebrated 10 long and painful years of work, hope, and doubt, that most authors have to go through.

But, here we are:

My first novel has a (killer) cover.

I may have written those words several times now, I still can’t believe them. Thankfully, I have the aforementioned cover to prove myself it’s actually true… the cover, and the wonderful memories of this evening!

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To begin with, I received beautiful themed gifts that made me very emotional…

My awesome mother-in-law (yes, we actually adore each other!) read and loved my post about The Hidden Beauty of Failure; to celebrate this metaphorical door that opens to a new life full of opportunities, she offered me a beautiful tiny fairy door…

A-DO-RA-BLE. (to read with a French accent, évidemment!)

Then, our great friend, knowing that I’m a metalhead at heart, bought me a set of wooden kitchen utensils in the shape… of electric guitars!


My kitchen’s gonna rock!

Finally, my husband’s best friend and his wonderful girlfriend gifted me this incredible book shaped lamp that now embellishes my piano!

Beautiful, lovely, poetic… I adore my book lamp!



Of course, because he is such an amazing cook (fun fact: Morgan was the chef in a Swiss restaurant when we met!) we devoured everything that he served… And drank his entire Ti’ Punch that he presented in a pumpkin shaped fountain.

A pumpkin shaped fountain, yes!

That happened!



As the evening progressed, we played some games, especially the infamous Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow [in French: Les Loups-Garous de Thierceleux] that is so much fun!

My husband’s best friend moderated the game and he was HILARIOUS!

If you’ve never heard of the game, Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow is a game set in a small village that is haunted by werewolves.

Each player is secretly assigned a role -Werewolf, Ordinary Townsfolk- or a special character such as The Sheriff, The Hunter, the Witch, the Little Girl, The Fortune Teller, and so on…
There is also a moderator who controls the flow of the game.

The game alternates between night and day phases.

At night, the werewolves secretly choose a villager to kill. The Witch can decide to save the victim… Or embrace her inner darkness and kill even more people on her own!

During the day, the villager who was killed is revealed and is out of the game. The remaining villagers (normal and special villagers) deliberate and vote on a player they suspect is a werewolf, aided (or hindered) by the clues that special characters add to the general deliberation.

The chosen player is ‘lynched’, reveals their role, and is out of the game.

What’s amazing, is that Werewolves of Miller’s Hollow is a social game that requires no equipment to play, and can accommodate almost any large group of players…
In other words, when you are a broke writer who likes to throw parties every single week, it’s a GREAT game to consider!



(Just so you know, my fingers start to tremble as I’m writing those words… Getting emotional again…!)

Without further ado, let’s do this…

I’m proud (and a bit relieved) to present to you today
the cover of my Horror debut novel, Porcelaine!


Agnès Maelström novel Porcelaine

So, tell me: what do you think of Porcelaine cover? What does it evoke in you?

Looking forward to reading you,

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Cover picture by Devin H via Unsplash

Agnès Maelström is a French author who writes supernatural horror novels portraying terrifying characters dealing with abuse, violence, and trauma. Fascinated with the Occult, she has been studying Witchcraft since childhood. Her debut novel, Porcelaine, takes place in 1993 in Danvers, a small town in Massachusetts built on the remains of the infamous Salem Village. The quiet town experiences a new period of terror when Sarah, a young girl whose sharp humor is matched only by the blade of her knife, meets Porcelaine, a bewitched doll.

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