Monday, September 21, 2015

The Real Me

When Mika and I went on our first date, who could have known we'd end up getting married? Yet now here we are, celebrating our four-year wedding anniversary.

Which is about four years longer than you'd think for someone who shot guns and talked incessantly about vomit on their first date. I'm a real crowd-pleaser, I am.

Happy anniversary to my loving French hubby!


Vicki Lesage, Author

Friday, September 18, 2015

Win 1 of 3 Book Bundles

Somebody stop me! I just can't stop giving stuff away! First, don't forget about the following giveaways, all of which end on September 30, 2015:

- 5 Books Up For Grabs, Including Confessions of a Paris Party Girl
- Win a Trip for 2 to Paris
- Win 2 Spots on Fat Tire Bike Tours

But now I've got another one for all you book lovers! In celebration of the cover reveal of Kristy Woodson Harvey's latest book, Lies and Other Acts of Love, she's giving away 3 book bundles, each with 6 fabulous books from members of the Tall Poppy Writers.

Check out this beautiful cover:


“LIES AND OTHER ACTS OF LOVE by Kristy Woodson Harvey is a richly detailed, intergenerational tale of love, loss, and loyalty. Harvey pulls the reader into the hearts and souls of her characters.”
-- Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence

Aren't you just dying to read it? Stay tuned... it comes out April 5, 2016!

And now for the latest giveaway, win 1 of 3 book bundles:


Book Bundle 1:
My Very Best Friend, Cathy Lamb
The Dog Year, Ann Wertz Garvin
Confessions Of A Paris Party Girl, Vicki Lesage
Vintage, Susan Gloss
Dear Carolina, Kristy Woodson Harvey
Fugitive Colors, Lisa Barr

Book Bundle 2:
The Coincidence Of Coconut Cake, Amy Guertin Reichert
Close To Destiny, Adria J. Cimino
Lemongrass Hope, Amy Impellizzeri
Keep The Ends Loose, Molly Duncan Campbell
Rome In Love, Anita Hughes
Little Black Lies, Sandra Block

Book Bundle 3:
The Middle Of Somewhere, Sonja Yoerg
Waking Up Joy, Tina Ann Forkner
While You Were Gone, Kate Moretti
The Beautiful Daughters, Nicole Baart
Entanglement, Katie Rose Guest Pryal
Dear Carolina, Kristy Woodson Harvey


Bonne chance!

Update 10/1/2015: Congrats to Kimberly V. from Virginia for winning the book bundle featuring Confessions of a Paris Party Girl. Your book is on its way! And thanks to everyone for entering!
Vicki Lesage, Author

Monday, September 7, 2015

Resistance is Futile

Nearly four years ago, I married the man of my dreams. Which means about four years ago I had my bachelorette party, during which I attempted to dance on the bar but fell off the barstool before that awesomeness could even begin. And that means it's been three years since the bruise on my shin went away.

Yep, you read that right. That blasted bruise lasted for almost exactly a year. Which, in hindsight, was about what I deserved.

Singing all night long: Totally awesome
Dancing all night long: Totally fun
Dancing on bars: Totally unsafe
Falling off bars: Totally embarrassing

But, hey, you only (usually) have a bachelorette party once, right? Totally worth it.


Vicki Lesage, Author

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A 5-book giveaway!

It's giveaway mania over here! First a chance to Win a Trip for Two to Paris or Win Two Spots on Fat Tire Paris Bike Tours, and now some books!

The lovely T.B Markinson over at Making My Mark is hosting a giveaway of 5 fab books this month, and Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is among the offerings. Be sure to check out the books and enter to win!

September Giveaway Covers


DANGLED CARAT by HILARY GROSSMAN

Dangled Carat Hilary GrossmanFor every girl who wondered if she should love him or dump him…..For every girl who listened to her heart instead of her friends advice….

For every girl who l wondered if she was wasting her time dating that guy….

meet Hilary….

She had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship–why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn’t ready–and their friends’ meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year’s Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point.

For anyone who has ever dated a commitment-phobe, who has found their patience wearing thin with the one they love, or who has sat around wondering if he is ever going to pop the question while trying to remain the very picture of patience and grace, Hilary’s humorous and honest story will hit home.

AVALON by VANESSA MORGAN

avalonSome cats need nine lives to make a difference. Avalon only needed one.

From Amazon bestselling author Vanessa Morgan, Avalon is the heartwarming and once-in-a-lifetime love story of a girl and her neurotic Turkish Van cat.

With humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for her to leave the house. Avalon was so incorrigible that even her landlord ordered her to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon’s demonic boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities, and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she could do to him. Thanks to her unswerving loyalty, Avalon transformed into a tender feline, and even landed a major role in a horror movie. In turn, Avalon made it his mission to be there for his human companion.

By turns jubilant and deeply moving, Avalon is a memoir for anyone who has ever been obsessively in love with a pet.

PEOPLE OF FOXWICK and THEIR NEIGHBORS by CHERIE REICH

people of foxwickWar threatens Foxwick on all sides.

The dreaded Shadowlands gains more souls. From the shrouded trees in Greymist Forest to the arid Blackden Barrens, monsters roam in search of their next victim. Sirens lure ships beneath Merrilea Sea. In cold and snowy Wintermill, royals plot to claim Foxwick as their own, even if they must use dragons and sorcery. Marriage between Foxwick’s king and Lochhollow’s princess creates a perilous alliance. Although brave Valdale will come to Foxwick’s aid, the cost may be more than a true friend can stomach.

Set over a hundred years, these seventeen fantasy short stories explore the people, creatures, and lands in and around the Kingdom of Foxwick.

A CHANGE OF MIND and OTHER STORIES by NICK WILFORD

e3142-nc3A Change of Mind and Other Stories consists of a novella, four short stories and one flash fiction piece. This collection puts the extremes of human behaviour under the microscope with the help of lashings of dark humour, and includes four pieces previously published in Writer’s Muse magazine.

In A Change of Mind, Reuben is an office worker so meek and mild he puts up with daily bullying from his boorish male colleagues as if it’s just a normal part of his day. But when a stranger points him in the direction of a surgeon offering a revolutionary new procedure, he can’t pass up the chance to turn his life around.

But this isn’t your average surgeon. For a start, he operates alone in a small room above a mechanic’s. And he promises to alter his patients’ personality so they can be anything they want to be…

In Marissa, a man who is determined to find evidence of his girlfriend’s infidelity ends up wondering if he should have left well alone.

The Dog God finds a chink in the armour of a man with a megalomaniacal desire to take over the world.

In The Insomniac, a man who leads an obsessively regimented lifestyle on one hour’s sleep a night finds a disruption to his routine doesn’t work for him.

Hole In One sees a dedicated golfer achieving a lifelong ambition.

The Loner ends the collection on a note of hope as two family members try to rebuild their lives after they are torn apart by jealousy.

CONFESSIONS OF A PARIS PARTY GIRL by VICKI LESAGE

confessions-of-a-paris-party-girl-coverWhen newly-single party girl Vicki moved to Paris, she was hoping to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proved to be much more difficile than she'd imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamefully honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you're right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.


Thanks so much to all the authors for their generosity!

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Update 10/1/2015: Congrats to Melissa for winning! And thanks to everyone who entered!

Vicki Lesage, Author