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Jean-Christophe Raset, close-up by suburbanbeatnik Jean-Christophe Raset, close-up by suburbanbeatnik
Here's Deputy Jean-Christophe Raset, the hero of my romantic historical WIP, The Captive Heiress. There's a quote there from the story: "Someday you'll meet a woman who'll melt that cold heart of yours," said Amédée Dulac. 

More art can be seen here:

Eleonore and Maxime by suburbanbeatnik  Xandrine and Jean-Christophe by suburbanbeatnik  Jean-Christophe by suburbanbeatnik  Xandrine by suburbanbeatnik

A rough synopsis:

It's 1793. France, having recently deposed its king, now fights to preserve the fledgling French Republic. Marie-Alexandrine la Tour d'Auvergne-- better known as Xandrine-- is a poor aristocrat from the country with hardcore Republican sympathies. However, her entire world is turned upside down when her mother and stepfather are arrested for harboring refractory priests. Shortly after, she herself is abducted by a young revolutionary proconsul, Jean-Christophe Raset. He reveals to her that she's become a Person of Importance to the Republic because she's in direct line of inheriting Bouillon, a contested and highly strategic territory on the Flemish frontier. 

She's taken to Paris for an arranged marriage, where she is plunged into politics. She has fallen in love with Jean-Christophe, and they have an intense and passionate affair, but it looks like their relationship is doomed, since she has to marry another man. Jean-Christophe is good friends with radical journalist Camille Desmoulins, and he takes his side in his effort to free all the people imprisoned during the Terror. Now Xandrine finds herself in the middle of the two big factions of the Jacobin club, the Robespierrists and the Dantonists, embarking on a deadly feud that might destroy the Republic itself. 

Can Xandrine survive the Reign of Terror? How can she save herself and her family and her love? 


It'a going to be a long book, but I'm very excited about it. The first draft should be done later this year. Watch this space for more info! 
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful portrait!!! and an interesting chara!!
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :)
TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional General Artist
Very nice! It's a more relaxed look for him than I'm used to. XD Maybe he's taking a moment to think of Xandrine.
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that's exactly who he's thinking of. :)
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