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I’m Clelia Valmont, the new author of the thrilling episodic novel Monsters, Strength and Liberty.
Take a look at The Triptych: Asphyxia, a gripping short story that will intrigue you to follow me in my provocative world. I hope you will also enjoy the novel prequel, The Origin of Evil, and episodes that will follow. In the meantime, feel free to look around.
Look out for my new episodic novel coming out in 2021: Monsters, Strength and Liberty.
All the best and stay safe in these trying times.
***Learn more about me by reading the about me section down below.
1956, Belgium. A little girl goes missing. No one present on the beach that afternoon would ever forget the mother’s screams, the father’s pain, the brother’s tears. Her brother’s name is Reginald.
1971, Zaïre. As the sweltering African sun sets, a couple leaves their daughter – Caroline – to take care of her baby sister. Just for a night. A night with fatal consequences.
2011, Belgium. Reginald and Caroline are married. Both have lost a sibling, they somehow understand and deserve each other. They have two children: Karen and Raphaël. Such a beautiful family, envied by everyone they know. But remember: don’t judge a book by its cover…
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"Only ten pages, but of such intensity! (...) The writing style is beautiful, powerful and full of emotions. (...) It takes great talent to make the reader feel so much in 10 pages. (...) My heart was broken twice during this story. I want more! This prequel to a 5 episodes saga promises an incredible story that I look forward to reading!"
"My opinion in a nutshell: WOW!"
"A rather short but incredibly intense prequel! The writing is poetic and addictive. What an emotional rollercoaster in a few pages only! I couldn't even breathe at some point, and after reading the last lines, all I could think was : 'F***, I want more!'."
"Some events are tough on the reader but so beautifully written!
The style is marvelous; I have literally devoured these pages!
The events that are depicted make me want to know more about the characters, their secrets and their futures."
"Ten very intense pages that promise an incredible saga !
Revelations ,promises, everything in this short story builds a very strong tension for the episodes!"
“Short but intense, chilling, terrifying. The author’s beautiful writing uncovers absolute horror under our eyes, announcing very dark thriller episodes to follow.”
“In a few pages only, the author makes us feel the darkness of her saga. She describes chilling and shocking facts that evoke troubled and alarming characters, as well as disturbing themes. This prologue makes me want to discover the episodes, which promise to be frightening.”
“I have loved these few pages, which are very moving. The story captivates the reader from the very first lines. The ruthless style makes the story original and intriguing.
(I) am very curious to discover the turn this very mysterious story will take. I want to know why the characters acted the way they did… In short, a very promising prologue, which announces an incredible saga!!”
“A short story that make you want to dive in the saga! (T)he tone is given, the saga promises to be dark and captivating, while holding a glimmer of hope that will keep the reader turning pages!
(T)he writing style is efficient, rather sober, which allows a great readability, considering the story unveils several storylines simultaneously.”
ManedWolf, reader on Babelio.
“It takes great talent to establish such a captivating story in a few pages(!) This is a chilling story that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster and plays with appearances. Expect to be startled(!) Despite the short format, the characters are finely developed and have their own personalities. Clelia Valmont’s writing is smooth, making the reading experience both fast and very pleasant.”
Karen and her friends enjoy student life on the campus of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, until a psychopath starts hunting them down, one by one. The sadist entrusts them with various sordid missions, which have tragic consequences. They are in turn rewarded with revelations about their families. Assaults, kidnapping, prostitution, murders... Where will vengeance stop?
It all starts as a joke. Karen is enjoying student life with her friends on the campus of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, when she receives the first threat. She first thinks of a joke, but soon realizes the threat is very real. A sadist forces sordid missions on her and her friends, missions that have tragic consequences. The girls are in turn rewarded with revelations about their families...
After Karen’s family has been wrecked by the sadist revelations, she tries to save her brother’s life by obeying the psycho’s orders. Revelations get uglier. Loose women... Do they ever escape their fate?
After Karen’s disappearance, the sadist wins an unexpected ally, joining him on his quest to the perfect, evil, wicked vengeance. He has new missions and new revelations. Children, brothers, sisters... How strong is blood, when mixed with appalling life choices?
The Envious Girl
Prostitution, kidnapping, murders, rape... What revelations could the sadists still hold against the girls? You’d be surprised. A field. An immigrant. A father willing to work for his family, willing to offer them a better life, an education... A proposal he couldn’t refuse. Children’s lives are at stakes. And one of the girls won’t leave campus alive.
Strength and Liberty
Where stories end and justice has to be made. More will die. One will be murdered. Friendships and love stories will end....
I was born in Belgium, a small wind-swept monarchy dotted with medieval cathedrals and bearing a dark colonial past. My complex personality developed from my intertwined family heritage. My father had Russian roots and I am somehow imbued with the strength of the beautiful but sometimes brutal Russian nature. My childhood was also affected by my mother’s Greek origins. All of these influences would later play out their part in my life.
Sarcastic, always competitive, an epicurean... A paradox. If life isn’t exhilarating, it isn’t worth living. Aged 18, I travelled alone in the US for a year. A fire burned in my heart and mind. My passionate temper and my sense of honor made me feel closer to my Eastern roots. After graduating from college, the rhythms of the Southern Balkans lured me back to Greece. Thus, taken by the Greek charm, I will live in Thessaloniki (Northern Greece) most of my adult life.
Today, I am proud, mysterious, and very possessive. But under this fire, lies a complex personality, made of many emotional layers that few people come to truly discover.