Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hello, Santa? It's Me Again...

I'm scared to look at my phone bill this month. I've been calling the North Pole like nobody's business and I'm pretty sure that zone isn't part of my calling plan. But what am I supposed to do when my son is being naughty and he calls my bluff?

I call the big guy up north.

And... it's really not working for me. At all. My three-year-old son is totally on to me.

Check out the full article: "Hello, Santa? It's Me Again."

Vicki Lesage, Author

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Kindness After the Paris Attacks

Immediately following the November 13th Paris attacks, I was contacted by a few different sites to write an article about it. Being less than two miles away from where one of the attacks happened, and living in a city where the effects of the attacks continue to be felt, it seemed I was a decent candidate to write about them.

I was flattered. But I was also at a loss for words. I couldn't really figure out what I wanted to say about it. What was different about my experience? We'd all gone through it in different ways, some much more affected than others.

Finally, I was able to put something in words, taking on the angle of a parent with small kids.

I shared my story over on TODAY Parents: "Kindness After the Paris Attacks". Give it a read and feel free to leave a comment!

Vicki Lesage, Author

Thursday, December 10, 2015

What to give Santa? What about this tasty cocktail...

This month, Bon Bon Break has a lovely theme: Giving. Their posts range from funny to heartwarming, from interesting reads to helpful tips. And the theme is sponsored by Water Aid, an incredibly worthy cause. (Check them out on Facebook and Twitter.)

So why am I yakking on about it? Well, besides being a big fan of Bon Bon Break AND charitable causes, I also wanted to share a post I wrote for the theme. Here's a teaser:

With two young children in my house, there’s a lot of focus on what Santa is going to give them. But what about what we are going to give Jolly Ol’ St. Nick? My kids better be careful or they’ll end up with lumps of coal in their stockings. And last I checked, that wasn’t anywhere on their lengthy wish lists.

Christmas Cookie Cocktail

Read on for the rest of the story and the recipe!

Vicki Lesage, Author

Monday, December 7, 2015

And another tour + giveaway!

Feeling déjà vu? Didn't I just post about a tour? Well, yeah! But this is another tour for Christmas Confessions & Cocktails. 'Tis the season to blab about my book as much as possible!

Check out all the stops, and be sure to enter the giveaway below:

Review @ Corrine's Garden
Review @ Hello...Chick Lit
Spotlight Post @ Lozza's Book Corner
Guest Post by Vicki @ This Chick Reads

Review/Spotlight Post @ ChocolatePages
Spotlight Post @ Literary Chanteuse
Interview with Vicki @ Judging More than just the Cover

Review @ Ali - The Dragon Slayer
Excerpt @ T&L Book Reviews
Interview with Vicki @ The Avid Readers Blog

Review/Excerpt @ Live, Laugh & Love Books
Spotlight @ Writing Pearls
Spotlight @ One Book at a Time
Spotlight Post @ Chick Lit Central

Spotlight Post @ Denise Derrico
Review @ Serve Me Reviews
Guest Post @ It's not all Gravy
Excerpt @ Art, Books & Coffee
Spotlight Post @ Around the World Books
Excerpt @ Book Groupies

And now for your chance to win a paperback copy of Confessions of a Paris Party Girl (which makes a great gift if you've already read it)!

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Vicki Lesage, Author

On tour... plus a giveaway!

Christmas Confessions & Cocktails is on tour with Chick Lit Plus! You can check out all the stops below for some fun interviews, guest posts, excerpts, and reviews.

And be sure to enter the giveaway (bottom of the post): One print copy of Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is up for grabs. Even if you already have a copy (if you do, I love you!), it makes a great gift!

Tour Stops:

December 7 - Chick Lit Plus - Review
December 8 - A Southern Girls Bookshelf - Excerpt
December 8 - Chick Lit Goddess - Q&A & Excerpt
December 8 - Living Life With Joy - Q&A & Excerpt
December 9 - Readsalot - Excerpt
December 10 - Around the World in Books - Excerpt
December 11 - Caroline Fardig - Excerpt
December 11 - Granny Loves to Read - Review
December 15 - Whispering Stories - Review, Guest Post & Excerpt
December 16 - Love Chick Lit - Review
December 16 - My Pretty Little Book Reviews - Review & Excerpt
December 16 - One Book At a Time - Review, Guest Post & Excerpt
December 16 - Leigh Anderson Romance - Q&A, Guest Post & Excerpt
December 17 - Book Lover in Florida - Review & Excerpt
December 18 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review, Guest Post & Excerpt
December 18 - A Page To Turn - Review

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Vicki Lesage, Author

Friday, December 4, 2015

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl on sale for $.99

Need a break from holiday planning? Looking for some laughs? I might be able to help: Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is on sale for only $.99!

When 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.

Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will the French administration ever cut her a break?

"Humor and misadventure set against the backdrop of a sweet love story and a very likeable narrator make for a perfect read."
- Jennie Goutet, author of A Lady in France

"Couldn't put this book down, too many parts had me LOL. I felt like I was there in Paris with Vicki."
- Michelle R. Oeltjen, author of Love, Lies & Lessons Learned

"I laughed out loud more times than I could count. Lesage is a natural storyteller."
- Adria J. Cimino, author of Paris, Rue des Martyrs

"Laughs are had on each page."
- April Lily Heise, author of Je T'Aime, Me Neither

"I thoroughly enjoyed Vicki's bold observations on everything from the sometimes-irritating realities of French bureaucracy to the simply irresistible allure of Paris itself. Confessions of a Paris Party Girl is an entertaining inside look at what it's like to be a 20-something American girl in the city of love."
- Global Living Magazine

Get your copy of Confessions of a Paris Party Girl today!

Vicki Lesage, Author