Monday, December 23, 2019

Latest updates and plans for 2020!

It's been a bit quiet around me for a while, and that is mainly because I have been writing my new book and have been on several exciting adventures. :) To all my supporters: thank you so very much for your patience and loyalty! Warm hugs to you all! And to those who are only just tuning in, please allow me to quickly introduce myself to you properly.


In 1973, when I was only seven years old, I was inspired to question the historical data that have shaped the world as we know it. I soon discovered that there were some major flaws and contradictions in our educational system and the history we are being taught at school. I started asking uncomfortable questions, as a result of which I was sent out of class. Since then, I took everything I learned at school with a pinch of salt and could be found in libraries while my classmates were in disco's. Finding myself living in a world where materialism and selfishness grew stronger every day, I became fascinated by mysticism and spirituality, and I started to distance myself more and more from all the mainstream trends, pricking the make-belief balloon of society with its fake information and fake news. This is how I finally found exactly what I had been looking for.

But what would be the purpose of discovering forbidden truths if I wouldn’t be able to share my findings with others? Therefore I decided to become a writer; not of non-fiction, because then I would become a teller. Instead I decided to write fictional stories - adventures based on my discoveries - and so I became a storyteller, putting theories on the table for everyone to examine, without me making any claims. I chose to write my books using a pen name: Jeanne D’Août, a name which has an important link to my ancestors. After all, when we want to find the source, we need to remember our ancestors, discover their history and honour their legacy. It helped me find the purpose of my own life.

My main goal is to make people think for themselves, and to make people think out of the box. To be able to do this properly, I have written three historical fiction adventure novels, which contain deep messages for those who have the ears to hear and the eyes to see. This trilogy follows my own personal path and quest, and leads towards a zenith.

Book 1 - ‘White Lie, the Quest for the Forbidden Relic’.
Book 2 - ‘The Eye of Ra’.
Book 3 - ‘The Ringing Rocks of Atlantis’ (to be launched on 13th June, 2020).

Every story has its beginning, and so does the history of humankind. What we learn in school are random fragments of the 1% of human history that we think we know. History is not a science; history is guesswork, often compared against earlier discoveries, some of which haven’t even been verified yet. But then where does our story, our human story of civilization, begin? What do myths and legends really tell us, and in which way did people pass on their stories in prehistoric times? To be able to make any sense of the ancestral legacies, we need to study the origins and details of their stories. The trick is to take it neither too literally, nor too figuratively. Human history as we know it is a well-kneaded meatloaf of countless ingredients, and cooked in the oil of lore. It is our job to identify these ingredients and to put them in their proper place, origin and time. The truth is indeed out there, and each of us has the right to find it without being brainwashed by anyone. Therefore we need to go back to the unspoiled source. This is exactly what I facilitate with my books, articles and guided tours. More information can be found on my website: www.jeannedaout.com

LATEST UPDATES AND PLANS FOR THE NEW YEAR!

What a busy and interesting year this has been! Apart from the guided tours that I am still doing  in this mysterious part of southern France, I have also taken a group to Greece in May, which was a blast! In 2020 there are again tours planned and retreats I have been asked to co-host. Plus of course my book launch on my 54th Birthday on 13th June in the Ducs de Joyeuse Hotel (click on the name to go to their website).

In the Autumn of 2019, I have been asked to be one of the talking heads / guides for a new TV series in an episode on relic hunter Otto Rahn, which was such fun to do! As soon as I know when it will be aired on History Channel UK, probably April 2020, I will let you know. You can follow my latest news via my Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/jeannedaout

Over the past few years I have been doing lots of research for my new book, which will deal with the origins of Alchemy, the message of the Emerald Tablet and the enigmatic history of the European peoples, especially the Celts and Greeks (Hellenes). For the third and final book of my Time Travel Trilogy, I have again chosen to write in two different time periods, being 2016 and 525 BCE. The latter will play in the French Pyrenees, the Mediterranean and Greece (Hellas) in the late Bronze Age / early Iron Age. It will also take the reader back to the era of Pythagoras, who was not only a mathematician, but also one of the greatest philosophers.

Woven into this fast-moving historical adventure story are recognizable human characters with all their flaws and obsessions, but also the goodwill of humankind, and the self-sacrifice necessary for the greater good. Humankind is on a never-ending quest for truth, but also for things that are hidden, or mysteries that remain unsolved. We are such a curious species, and my new book deals with all of that.

THE RINGING ROCKS OF ATLANTIS

Seeing the title of this new book, you will probably immediately think it will be all about Atlantis, but although the subject is the red line through the story, the book contains some very surprising theories and connections. Being a fact hunter, I have been very careful with the existing theories, and I found myself taking everything out of the box, digging into the source material with a broad and open mind. The Atlantis myth is so much more complicated than most people might think. I hope you will enjoy the read! :)

Publishing date and book launch:
13th June 2020, in the reception room of the Ducs de Joyeuse Castle Hotel in Couiza, Aude, Occitania, France.  

Time: From 7 to 8 p.m.

Press and media: You are most welcome. Contact me beforehand to arrange interviews and photo shoots and to receive a free copy of my book. More information can be found on my website: www.jeannedaout.com

The Ringing Rocks of Atlantis will be dedicated to the memory of author, speaker and dear friend, Tim Wallace-Murphy, who passed away on June 29th, 2019. He is dearly missed. May he rest in blissful peace. ♥


Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a healthy and fabulous New Year 2020! From Occitania, with Love!

Jeanne D'Août - www.jeannedaout.com

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Out now on Kindle: THE EYE OF RA eBook!

“In The Eye of Ra, Jeanne D'Août cleverly uses fiction to bring alive ancient Egypt and its magic. A most entertaining and fun book to read!” - Robert Bauval, author of The Orion Mystery

From today, June 7th 2016, the long awaited eBook edition of THE EYE OF RA, the sequel of WHITE LIE, THE QUEST FOR THE FORBIDDEN RELIC, is now available on Amazon Kindle. All the direct links are available in the menu on this webpage: www.jeannedaout.com/eyeofra.html.

Tim Wallace-Murphy, Writer, TV Personality and Lecturer commented: “A real page-turner, great plot, fast moving and a fun read!”

“The Eye of Ra is a brilliant new esoteric thriller that captivates the reader from the start. Intelligent, well-informed and absorbing, it propels you on a dangerous quest to Akhenaten’s Egypt. If you are a fan of Dan Brown or Umberto Eco, then strap yourself in for a wild ride through ancient lands, intrigue and Egyptian magic. I highly recommend it.” - Andrew Gough, presenter of historical documentaries and Editor-in-Chief of the Heretic Magazine

SYNOPSIS
It all starts with a ring, inlaid with a seemingly insignificant black stone. Discovered on its own by the famous archaeologist Flinders Petrie, the stone had not been recognized for what it was, for up until the fall of Jerusalem in the 6th century BCE it had always been one of a pair. As a pair, these stones had been used for divination in Biblical times. Together they are known as the Urim and Thummim.

Determined to find the highly valued, lost stone and bring the separated pair together once again, a powerful secret order sends a team of intrepid researchers back in time to the era of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, only to discover a much greater enigma.

Monday, March 21, 2016

THE FORBIDDEN RELIC KINDLE EDITION - OUT NOW!


PRESS RELEASE - March 22nd, 2016



NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR STEVE BERRY commented:
“This story resonates with spirit and history, seamlessly blending myth with reality into a chilling and foreboding read."

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE FORBIDDEN RELIC by Jeanne D’Août
Historical thriller novel

What if two young women of today, with no family ties to miss them, were sent off as covert time travelers to find out if the Crucifixion is fact or fiction? Would they survive? Would they come back? Would they change history? Would history change them?

THE FORBIDDEN RELIC is a just-published novel about finding the true Holy Grail by nom de plume JEANNE D’AOUT. Jeanne weaves impeccable historical research with fantasy/action/adventure, spanning two millenniums.

She raises some powerful thought processes.
Would we try to change history if we could, no matter the outcome?

Wormholes forming hypothetical shortcuts through time are part of the suspension of belief Jeanne asks her readers to accept, in order to explore the depths and consequences of human behavior.

Fascinated by unraveling mysteries at a young age, Jeanne D’Août settled in a mysterious part of southern France: where the Knights Templar of the Middle Ages may have hidden forbidden relics. Here, she got to know author Henry Lincoln, the man whose work inspired Dan Brown to write the Da Vinci Code. As a regional expert, she has happened upon some incredible clues that lead to her discoveries revealed in THE FORBIDDEN RELIC.

THE FORBIDDEN RELIC continues where the Da Vinci Code stops short.

ANDREW GOUGH, presenter of historical documentaries, Editor-in-Chief of The Heretic Magazine says: “The Forbidden Relic reveals more shocking truths than any book since The Da Vinci Code, including the identity of the real Indiana Jones. It would not surprise if it was adapted for the big screen soon."

PATRICK BERNAUW, a Belgian historical mystery writer, adds: “The Forbidden Relic is a historical mystery novel, reminding us of Dan Brown and his The Da Vinci Code. But what makes the book special, is the original and fascinating mix of historical mystery, true treasure hunt and science-fiction themes, such as time travel. And a superb blend of facts and (adventure) fiction."

ISBN-978-2-9539396-7-5

Contac: books@jeannedaout.com

To go directly to Amazon.com, click here, or check out all the direct links at www.jeannedaout.com.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

COMING SOON: The Forbidden Relic - eBook


While the new eBook is expected to be launched in March, 2016, the latest paperback version is already online on AMAZON (White Lie - The Quest for the Forbidden Relic).

More info: www.jeannedaout.com

New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry
on White Lie: The Quest for the Forbidden Relic:


"This story resonates with spirit and history,
seamlessly blending myth with reality into
a chilling and foreboding read."



With Steve Berry in Rennes-le-Chateau, France

Synopsis:
There are secret underground compounds where highly specialised scientists, physicists and professors develop secret technology for unknown employers. In 2011, Professor William Fairfax succeeded in creating a stable wormhole, through which people could travel back in time. Unable to predict the miraculous events that were about to transpire, Dr Danielle Parker and Dr Gabby Standford excitedly travel back to the first century, where they discover the amazing story of Oshu, the real Jesus.

This incredible adventure back in time results in the terrifying abduction of time-traveller Danielle. For Danielle's freedom, the kidnapper demands one of the most intriguing historical artefacts known to the world. To find it, the team has to follow the old trail of the Knights Templar that leads them to Cathar Country in southern France.

The team is accompanied by a mysterious German relic hunter, whom had already been brought from the 1930s to the present: SS-Obersturmführer Otto Rahn. Though Rahn is assigned to assist the team in southern France, he carries with him a heavy, dark secret. In constant fear of being forced to return to 1939, he decides to follow his own agenda.

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Season's Greetings and latest news

What a year this has been, starting with the release of the new, completely revised 3rd edition of White Lie in January and my second book The Eye of Ra in February. I've done interviews for several radio shows and over the Spring, Summer and Autumn I was a tour guide for hundreds of people from around the world. I also started writing the first 2 chapters of a new book, planning to complete the story this Winter.
However, on November 21st my darling mother passed away and I had to go to Holland, where I arrived just on time to be with her during her last few days. We are all heartbroken and it will take some time to heal. Also, my 'normal' day job in tourism here in Cathar Country already starts at the end of March 2016. Therefore, this third book of my 'time travel trilogy' won't be published until 2017.

Of course I am still researching and plotting, excited about the subject of my new book, very happy with the first 2 chapters and eager to continue when I get the chance. I have also come up with a new title, which will be revealed soon. However, realistically, I won't be able to finish the story and have it edited within the next 12 months. It needs my full attention and must not be rushed.

Plans for 2016
Following the advice of a New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry and his wife Liz (ITW), I decided to release my books on E-book after all, so this Winter I will release both White Lie and The Eye of Ra on Kindle. In January I will be working on the formatting, hoping to have the books online and available before the Spring season starts. I am also looking forward to a future interview for the ITW magazine "The Big Thrill".

What Steve Berry wrote about 'White Lie':
"This story resonates with spirit and history, seamlessly blending myth with reality into a chilling and foreboding read."
Thank you Steve!

The new paperback version is now online, so make sure you don't buy second hand copies if you want to order the paperback edition. Personalized, autographed bookplates are available on request.

From 6th January onward I will be available for interviews and guided tours through Cathar Country, France. More info and contact details are on my website:

www.jeannedaout.com

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Wishing you all Happy Holidays!
Have an absolutely fabulous 2016!

From Occitania, with Love!


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Summer Tours & Travels

It's been an amazing Summer, touring Occitania and meeting wonderful people! One of the highlights was meeting New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry, during his 'Templar Legacy Tour' here in southern France, for which I was the local guide.


With Steve Berry in Rennes-le-Château, September 2015 (photo credits top photo, Liz Berry).


New developments
After mid October I will be busy with several new projects, but I will mainly be working on my third novel, which currently has the working title "The Uncharted Kingdom". It will be interesting to see how the book will develop and I can't wait to get back into 'the zone'. ;-)

Join me on Facebook for all the latest news and check out my website www.jeannedaout.com for more info about my books and tours.

Latest photos:


At Roquefort des Cascades, southern France (photo credits: Ida van Ek).


Photo shoot at Fontfroide Abbey, Corbières, France.


Discussing the history of the region with Yelena Novikov (photo credits: Alex Novikov).



Signing "White Lie" at the museum bookshop in Rennes-le-Château (photo credits: Yelena Novikov).


Guided tour with Steve Berry and his group in Montségur (photo credits: Jennifer Magyar)...


... and in Rennes-le-Château (photo credits: Shalom European Travel).


With Colum Hayward of Polaire Publishing & head of the White Eagle Lodge, taken in Quillan, France (photo credits: Peter van Deursen).

Have a wonderful Autumn! I will be back with more news soon!

From Occitania, with love! xox

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Latest News

Jeanne's two adventure novels, "White Lie" and "The Eye of Ra", are now for sale in at least 11 countries worldwide. Although it has only just been published, "The Eye of Ra" has already received three 5-star reviews on Amazon. If you are interested in the mysteries of the Knights Templar, Cathars, Otto Rahn, Rennes-le-Château, the ancient Mystery School of Egypt, Gnosis, the Urim and Thummim, Akhenaten and the Holy Grail legends, then be sure to check them both out! To find an online store near you, visit Jeanne's new website: www.jeannedaout.com.

Also Barnes&Noble are now selling both books on paperback. B&N customers can now buy them online or order them at a nearby B&N store.

On the Radio:
Jeanne has done several radio shows during these past few weeks, which can be downloaded safely by following the links below:

Night Vision Radio with René Barnett
Whitley Strieber's Dreamland with guest host William Henry
Intrepid Radio with Scotty Roberts and John Ward

Tours:
Apart from writing, Jeanne also takes groups and individuals on fascinating tours through Occitania, southern France. In the past few years, she had the honour of being the private guide for several VIPs and celebrities from around the world.

Many visitors to the Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées go home without having had the chance to explore the Land of Oc. Only having seen the highlights, they missed the secrets, the unknown stories. As an official tour guide (guide accompagnateur) in Occitania, Jeanne knows the paths, the unknown places, the stories behind the stories and can explain the underlying history of this turbulent region, that plays such a significant role in her first book, "White Lie".
"I've fallen in love with this land, not just for its incredible history and stunning landscapes, but also because it contains in its sites and power places all the tools I need to explain the deeper layers of ancient knowledge and mystic wisdom, the esoteric basis of Gnosis, the story of the Cathars and Knights Templar and the real cause of the religious conflicts in the Middle Ages that led to the Albigensian Crusades. It is my real-life power point presentation."
The Lure of the Languedoc
In June, Jeanne will accompany author and lecturer Tim Wallace Murphy on an intriguing tour through Occitania. There are still seats available on this unique tour. For more info, go to The Lure of the Languedoc webpage.

Take a look at our new website: www.jeannedaout.com and discover all about author Jeanne D'Août.