Paris is Always a Good Idea: Voyage Into a Good Book

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Contests & Hops, Frenchie Fridays | 2 comments

Hi all! I think the title of this post speaks for itself–isn’t Paris grand? For lovers of Frenchie books and to celebrate the City of Light, author Vicki Lesage put together a blog hop packed with an array of France-loving writers. Each author answered a few questions for fun and included their links below. Enjoy browsing and vive la France!

 

Bien sûr, we’ll begin with:

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BECOMING JOSEPHINE

by Moi

Why is your book a “good idea” for someone who loves Paris?

Becoming Josephine is about a famous and beloved French historical figure and much of the novel takes place in Paris.

Which scene might raise a few eyebrows?

One of the scenes set during the September Massacres, also, perhaps one of the hotter scenes between Napoleon and Josephine.

If your book was a drink, what would it be?

A kir royale for my fizzy narrative and bubbly heroine (not to mention she’s almost royalty)

Genre: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Links: 
Print: $15.00 http://www.amazon.com/dp/0142180653/
Kindle: $7.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DMCV2SC

 

JE T’AIME, ME NEITHER 
by April Lily Heise

Je t'aimeWhy is your book a “good idea” for someone who loves Paris?

Paris is almost a character in my book rather than the setting, perhaps a coy antagonist? I’d like to think that the passion of Paris was a root of most of my romantic misadventures, but I can’t blame it all on Paris!

Who would absolutely hate your book?

Readers looking for an idealized story of Paris. Truth is more interesting than fiction, but reality can clash with some people’s dreams of perfect Paris.

Genre: Memoir

Links:
Print: $13.49 http://www.amazon.com/dp/0992005302
Kindle: $6.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DAI30I8

Connect with Lily:
Website: http://jetaimemeneither.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JeTAimeMeNeither
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JTaimeMNeither
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18129584-je-t-aime-me-neither

 

GASTIEN: THE COST OF A DREAM 
by Caddy Rowland

GASTIENIf your book was a drink, what would it be?

If The Gastien Series was a drink, it would be absinthe, of course! That was the preferred drink of the bohemian artists of nineteenth century Paris. Strong, beautiful and mind-altering, the “green fairy” is a drink that forges its own path, daring to be different.

Who would absolutely hate your book?

People who don’t like dark, raw, gritty, emotional, and – at times – brutal stories would hate my book. I don’t write “pretty” stories, I write about the sublime joy and bitter tragedy of being human. That doesn’t guarantee “happy” but it does guarantee “real”.

Genre: Historical Fiction, Family Saga, Drama

links: 
Print: $14.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1492890391
Kindle: $4.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FI62BS

Connect with Caddy:
Blog: http://caddyrowlandblog.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorcaddyrowland
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/caddyorpims
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5106723.Caddy_Rowland

 

PARIS, RUE DES MARTYRS 
by Adria J. Cimino

ADRIAWhy is your book a “good idea” for someone who loves Paris?
It will transport you to the Paris of Parisians… You won’t feel as if you have vacationed in Paris, but as if you have lived there.

If your book was a drink, what would it be?
Café au lait: Bitter and sweet, dark and light… Opposites come together, creating unforgettable flavor!

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Link:
Kindle: $3.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IAY344W

 

Connect with Adria:
Website: http://ajcimino.com
Blog: http://adriainparis.blogspot.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdriaJ.inParis
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adria_in_Paris
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7751480.Adria_J_Cimino

 

CONFESSIONS OF A PARTY GIRL 
by Vicki Lesage

CONFESSIONSIf your book was a drink, what would it be?

A glass of red wine – classy but accessible. You want to share it with friends and you have fun drinking it.

Which scene might raise a few eyebrows?

The airplane vomit story, for sure. Or maybe the passing-out-on-the-bathroom-floor story. If you enjoy drinking, this might make you stop. If you don’t drink, you can smugly watch me learn my lesson. I do eventually grow up, it just takes a while.

Genre: Memoir

Links:
Print: $14.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1494701529
Kindle: $4.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/0992005302

Connect with Vicki:
Website: http://vickilesage.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vickilesagewriter
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/vickilesage
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20521413-confessions-of-a-paris-party-girl

 

I SEE LONDON, I SEE FRANCE
by Paulita Kincer

PAULITAIf your book was a drink, what would it be?

An Absinthe Chocolate Cocktail (http://dyingforchocolate.blogspot.com/2013/03/chocolate-absinthe-truffles-chocolate.html). Traveling with three kids while figuring out if a marriage is worth saving brings some definite worries, thus the absinthe to help forget those worries. And the chocolate, well that makes everything better, right?

Which scene might raise a few eyebrows?

Some of the scenes in my novel are hot, but they don’t get into graphic details of slot a fitted into slot b. What might raise some eyebrows would be Caroline, the main character’s, realization that she may have some prejudices. She rolls around the beach in Nice and is certain she is ready to break her marriage vows to have sex with a sensual gypsy man (think Johnny Depp). She leads him up to her hotel room and realizes she’s never been inside a building with the man. She only pictures him outdoors. And the prejudice of the hotel clerk plants doubt in her mind. Most middle class Americans have trouble admitting they may have prejudices.

Genres: Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Links:
Print: $14.00 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1304698882
Kindle: $4.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HBY90M2

Connect with Paulita:
Website: http://paulita-ponderings.blogspot.com

 

PARIS WAS THE PLACE 
by Susan Conley

CONLEYWhy is your book a “good idea” for someone who loves Paris?

At times Paris Was the Place is like a guided walking tour of Paris. You get to eat delicious crepes, hear some good jazz music, drink red wine and fall in love.

Which scene might raise a few eyebrows?

When narrator Willie Pears falls for a Frenchman she meets in Paris, she jumps in his truck and heads to the South of France. It’s a drive that turns out to be one long roadtrip of foreplay.

Genres: Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Links:
Print: $26.95 http://www.amazon.com/dp/0307594076
Kindle: $10.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BVJG4CM

Connect with Susan:
Website: http://www.susanconley.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusanConley.Author
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Susan_Conley

 

THE PARIS GAME
by Alyssa Linn Palmer

GAMEWhy is your book a “good idea” for someone who loves Paris?

It’s an especially good idea if you’re fond of late night jazz, or wandering the streets of the Left Bank. That’s where I focused most of the story.

If your book was a drink, what would it be?

Something quite strong, whiskey on the rocks.

Which scene might raise a few eyebrows?

The entirety of chapter one.

Genres: Mystery, Romance, Suspense

 

Links:
Print: $15.95 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1484834828
Kindle: $4.99 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DCJYXIQ

Connect with Alyssa:
Website: http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlyssaLinnPalmer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/alyslinn
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5625881.Alyssa_Linn_Palmer

 

Happy reading! 

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  1. Vicki Lesage

    Hi Heather! Thanks for posting this. I had a lot of fun – hope your readers enjoyed the diverse selection of books and the authors’ responses!

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