Paper Myths Media is PUMPED to be hosting the COVER REVEAL of THE HELLS OF NOTRE DAME by R. L. Davennor. This is the first book in a brand new series and it's one we're itching to dive into! The Hells of Notre Dame is releasing Feb. 28th 2023 and the COVER REVEAL date is December 2nd!
ARCS for THE HELLS OF NOTRE DAME will be available closer to the release date for all the hosts who participate! Keep reading for all the details on the book!
Author Note: The Hells of Notre Dame is an Adult Dark Fantasy Romance - the main romance is sapphic and between two women. It's also a mashup of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera and takes place in a fantasy version of a roughly 18th century gothic Paris.
PRIMARY GENRE: High Fantasy - Set in a completely different world, think Lord of the Rings, The Witcher, the Merry Gentry series by Laurell K. Hamilton, and G.A. Aiken’s Dragon Kin series.
HEAT LEVEL: Make me Blush - All the tension and at least one sex scene, but not super graphic. Think A Discovery of Witches and Court of Mist and Fury
TRIGGERS: language, violence, explicit sexual content, the unpacking of religious trauma, homophobia (both internalized and directed toward certain characters) and mentions of gender dysphoria and body dysmorphia.
There is a note from the author about this book having DARK THEMES. . For detailed descriptions and explanations of these triggers, please refer to the post on Paper Myths:
One night was all it took.
I should have stayed away. I should have thrown away her scarf, banished Esmeralda from my mind, body, and soul, and never thought or spoke of her again. That would have been the best thing, the right thing.
But our Lord works in mysterious ways, and before I know it, the walls of Notre Dame become her prison as much as they are my sanctuary. And with temptation front and center, neither of us have the strength to resist. Our days become longing glances and coded whispers, our nights stolen kisses and caresses on borrowed time, because we both know the inescapable truth.
Our love can only end as it began—in fire. But as each day passes, and the more I fall under her spell, eternal damnation seems a small price to pay.
If Esmeralda is hell, I’ll go willingly.