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For Good or For Evil *Excerpt Marceau French Hist Fiction

by on Nov.04, 2013, under Occult


“Right. Your father’s archeologist wants to avoid working with that vessel. And if I am right, this may be why. It is believed that if the vessel is dropped, 72 Spirits would be released and would be commanded by the first person who dropped the vessel. These Spirits and their legions would then travel to all the corners of the earth and dominate it and use you, your mind, and your home as a base. Now, the use of these spirits can be used for the good or for evil – depending upon the soul of the owner,” said Lucien.

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A Home of One’s Own * Excerpt * Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic #histfict #ya

by on Nov.04, 2013, under French Historical Fiction, Young Adult

“Now that we will have to finish later. Right now we need to do something new and it is for my Father. He asked of me to read an several manuscripts along with an inscription to a vessel his archeologist had found. The vessel has very much been a prized possession in my father’s family for centuries. And finally it has been found,” said Maurice.

“Lucien. If I get this right, Father said I could keep the house. I need to do all I can to make all this work. Especially for me and my mother. We do not own a home of our own!,” said Max.

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The Freedom of Time **Marceau French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic #ya

by on Nov.04, 2013, under French Historical Fiction


Max noticed the clock sitting over the mantle to the fireplace. It was twelve midnight. He also knew that time flew by faster than he had ever known it. His days as a sizar at Cambridge were over and no more would he be working against anyone else’s clock except his own. What a wonderful feeling that was to him. He had the freedom he had never known: the freedom of time. — Excerpt from Marceau – French Historical Fiction Novel #histfic #histfict #ya

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Happy Halloween from Marceau Historical Fiction Novel Blog!

by on Oct.31, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

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Dear Readers to Marceau Historical Fiction Novel histfic

by on Oct.30, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

Dear Readers to Marceau (the official blog site for Marceau the historical fiction novel),


I recommend highly you access my blog directly via The postings and my replies are easier to read! If I do not get to your reply please bear with  me! And you all need to be reminded that we are currently under a mercury retrograde until November 11th. For those of you who read my novel, you know I have a penchant for astronomy via my character Maximilien (Max).

Thank You!


Thelma Benison, Author of Marceau e-book available on Barnes and Noble.

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Asmodeus and Maximilien Marceau #Histfic #Occult #YA

by on Oct.28, 2013, under Occult, Young Adult


“Oh, Spirit is the name that you call upon me, eh? Well…I see we are in need of an introduction. My name is Asmoday!,” demanded the daemon with his webbed feet and serpant tail stomping the floor in protest.


“The medieval grimoires of magical sciences requires quite a bit of study and knowledge that I see you very much lack…and yet… and yet…I find myself in the presence of a human who is not only a genius…that has proven himself as a magus as well. Well, well, well….the gift of ancient magic does indeed run in your veins, I see,” said the daemon.


Max said nothing.


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Justice comes too slow Marceau #histfic #ya

by on Oct.28, 2013, under Young Adult

CoverMax. You realize that if your father asks you to join him in all his business affairs, you do realize you have the power to change the outcome of events even before they happen? You realize you could order the daemons to take care of your father’s enemies, do you not?,” asked Alex.

“Why no, grandpere. That was not in my line of thinking at all,” said Max.

“Well you can. You can ask any of those daemons to find the enemies to your father and order their killing,” said Alex.

“I am not certain I would want to do that, Grandpere. I am not in the frame of mind to ask for the death of anyone’s enemy. I rather let that to fate,” said Max.

“You still have your innocence. I can tell by your answer. One day, son, you are going to get angry at the injustice by others and when that day comes…watch out world!,” said Alex.

“Well…would the ordering of a killing be considered  murder by proxy?,” asked Lucien.

“I do not care how you look at it. There are times when justice comes too slow. It can take many many years,” said Alex.

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Historical Fiction Survey #Histfic

by on Oct.25, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

Please fill this survey out if you have a moment. It helps those of us who are historical fiction writers — even unknown historical fiction writers such as myself!


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Gay Relationships in 1788, Paris, FR – Marceau #histfic #gay

by on Oct.25, 2013, under Gay

Gay relationships carried on quietly in situations where one partner was in a marriage with children — especially in centuries past. Guillaume, my gay character in Marceau, knew how typical it was to love a married man who is quite powerful financially and politically. Guillaume knew his place and his role in Maurice’s life and played it beautifully. Guillaume is a theatre actor who loved to dress up as a woman. Only in Chapter One, you see him walk into Maurice’s bain (bath) with his hair up, wearing his favorite rouge and showing a bit of cleavage. You know I could have revved up that scene more intimately but I held back…knowing this book may end up in a physical format some day. You also see him blow a kiss at Maurice during a toast presentation at the de Roche dinner. Guillaume plays a very strong companion role in this novel throughout. He is my favorite character!




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Contractual Marriage in Marceau #histfic #gay

by on Oct.25, 2013, under French Historical Fiction

Dear Readers,

There is nothing new under the sun as the saying goes. I fully realize contractual marriages exist today. The only thing about them, is knowing that you are entering a commitment either in name only or in some cases for matters that concern public relations. Sometimes the situation works out in time and the person you entered this agreement with becomes a real friend. There are times when one person secretly hopes that the relationship will work. That is a wait and see situation. And there will be times when the situation will not work (as in the beginnings to the marriage with Maurice and Vivienne in my novel Marceau). Vivienne knew she was entering a marriage with a gay/bisexual man. She didn’t care. She turned a blind eye to that because she had her own lover(her first cousin) that she was already in a relationship with prior to this contractual marriage with Maurice. So what does she do? Vivienne never goes into relationship mode with Maurice and leaves him to his male companion(s). He had many prior to meeting Guillaume. She benefitted financially…that is for certain. And never did she think twice about leaving her lover. She knew Maurice wasn’t into sexual relations with her (only enough to produce a son). And Guillaume (Maurice’s companion) was not a threat to her in the least emotionally or physically. She felt more respected by Guillaume and Maurice’s male companions that she did with having another woman. Why?  In Vivienne’s case (per her character role in this novel), Vivienne felt more “safe” knowing Maurice was with his male companions than having another woman bear him another family. To Vivienne, another woman was more of a threat because of Maurice having another son or daughter elsewhere. She knew Maurice with all his money and strong political grip could pay his way towards getting divorce as true possibility in France. That Vivienne is something else…let me tell you! I can picture Angelina Jolie as Vivienne…



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