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Aine and Evion :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 20 0 Xandrine, oil sketch :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 18 0 Jean-Christophe, color :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 9 0 Prince Andar :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 24 2 John Graham of Claverhouse, Under a Tree :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 10 2 Augustin and Velia :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 14 2 Jean-Christophe Raset, close-up :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 7 4 Joyous Greetings from Ashton and Rosalind :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 27 0 The Centurion's Unlawful Slave :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 28 4 Saint-Just and Therese Gelle :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 92 10 Eleonore and Maxime :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 41 6 Xandrine and Jean-Christophe :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 48 4 Jean-Christophe :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 18 4 Xandrine :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 22 2 The Warlord's Captive Bride :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 40 10 The Mercer's Unwilling Bride :iconsuburbanbeatnik:suburbanbeatnik 28 3


Crimson Peak :iconrerekina:rerekina 524 25 Afternoon Haze :iconawanqi:awanqi 283 17 100 Days of Old Movies :iconalene:Alene 8 6 Lux libera nos :iconliberlibelula:LiberLibelula 244 15 Wounded Bandit :iconliberlibelula:LiberLibelula 178 19 Monarch :iconjaney-jane:janey-jane 95 7 Princess Ipomea's Tower :icongingeropal:GingerOpal 306 91 Oraithe :iconescume:escume 943 17 The Year of Jubilee :iconkristinagehrmann:KristinaGehrmann 1,379 125 TudorQueens 6 - Catherine Parr :iconkristinagehrmann:KristinaGehrmann 2,069 240
The Escape
They darted down the passage, Edmund trailing behind. He paused every so often to cast an eye back into the darkness and listen for footsteps. The floor dipped after a sharp turn and they found themselves splashing through ankle-deep water. The tunnel became dank with moisture. It narrowed, too, until they could only pass through one by one. Edmund held his torch high in the vain hope of lighting the way.
At last, the passage opened again; the party clustered together once more. Edmund found himself beside Andar.
 “This way,” Tethor called over his shoulder, gesturing in the light of Drey's torch toward an archway.
Everyone moved to follow, save Edmund. He turned instead to Andar, grasping his coat and shoving him into the wall with such force, it surprised even Edmund.
“I know what you told them, but I need to know for myself. Did you give that order?” The party ground to a halt. Edmund could feel their stares, but he didn't care. He kept Andar pinned to t
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Xandrine - Say what?! :iconthebrassglass:TheBrassGlass 37 8 De Rerum Natura :iconmabymin:MabyMin 1,709 37 Catgirldstr11 75 :iconcantieuhy:cantieuhy 640 22 The Festwick Chronicles pg 9 :iconnoxfae:Noxfae 99 26
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Lone Traveler by AncaXBre . Delicate Romantic . by barananduen
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I have a new novel out, and commissions are open!

Journal Entry: Wed May 4, 2016, 12:02 AM



Hi guys! 

It's been a long time since I've checked in, but I've got good news. I have a new novel out called DOORS. It's a parallel universe romantic adventure, and a follow-up to to my time travel romance A QUESTION OF TIME!

Jackie Karam always knew her friend Orne was a weirdo, even before he enlists her help in opening a door to an alternate dimension. His theory is that if one could find a book one lost, a book one loved but can no longer remember anything about, it might open a door to another world. Jackie just happens to have such a book in her past. A science fiction novel her high school teacher had recommended to her before he died in a car crash.

Jackie loves hanging out with her handsome, charming, eccentric friend, so she agrees on a trip back to her hometown to look for Mr. Forrest’s book. She finds it in the White Springs library, and just as Orne hoped, opens a door to another dimension, one altered from the world she knows. Not just altered, but better. Her career is a success, her old teacher is alive and well, and her relationship with Orne is so much more intimate. Her own world is so drab and hopeless by contrast, she’s tempted to stay.

But does she truly belong in this other world? What happens to this world’s Jackie if she stays? And what will happen to her, if she refuses to go back through that door?

Doors is now available through Amazon, Champagne Books, All Romance Ebooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. You can read an excerpt here. You can also check it out on Goodreads.  You can read an excerpt here, and there are more extras here

    Also, commissions are officially open again. So drop me a note if you'd like something! 

  • Listening to: KCRW
  • Reading: The Devil on Horseback


Joanne Renaud
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Joanne Renaud, who earned a BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design, has been writing, drawing and painting as long as she can remember. She went to college in a variety of places, including Northern Ireland and Southern California, and enjoys history, comics, children’s books, and cheesy fantasy movies from the ’80s. She currently works as both an author and a freelance illustrator in the Los Angeles area. Her novel "A Question of Time" was released from Champagne Books in November 2012, and her illustration clients include Simon & Schuster, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Macmillan-McGraw Hill, Harcourt Inc., Zaner Bloser, and GOS Multimedia.

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ghoulique Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  New Deviant
Hi, I really like your sketches! 
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :) 
KingVego Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, i really love your artwork, im glad i came across you. I recently just started to draw and write characters in a pre Victorian time.

Anyways, im happy i found your artwork. 
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I hope you enjoy the new work that I'll be posting. :) 
KingVego Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will.
ariesnopatty Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
Hi! Waiting to post a video about french revolution. In the meanwhile please check my youtube channel
Patty F

Waiting for you!
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I was able to find your Youtube channel... unfortunately I'm having trouble finding the video in question. Do you have a link? Thanks!
ariesnopatty Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016   Traditional Artist
here it is! You can select the "anime" folder
Hadlees Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ah! I just can't look away! Your art is beautiful!
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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