Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A story about stories

Remember back when I used to write stories instead of just doing giveaways all the time? Me neither!

Photo credit: Mamalode

But this month I'm back on one of my favorite sites, Mamalode, with a story about stories. How meta.

It's called "One Walk, Two Interpretations" and is about how I feel rushed in the morning taking Leo to school, with all the horns honking and bustling construction sites, while to him it's an amazing world full of wonder. I like his version better.

Check out the full story here: One Walk, Two Interpretations

Vicki Lesage, Author

Monday, February 15, 2016

Win 5 Books, for a Taste of Paris!

Looking for a taste of Paris amidst these dreary winter days? Look no further than this giveaway, where you can enter for a chance to win 5 books that all contain a taste of Paris!


Learn more about the books:

Meet Me in Paris: A Memoir, by Juliette Sobanet

What does a romance novelist do when she loses her own happily ever after? Take a lover and travel to Paris, obviously. Or at least this is what Juliette Sobanet did upon making the bold, heart-wrenching decision to divorce the man she had loved since she was a teenager. This is the story of the passionate love affair that ensued during the most devastating year of Sobanet’s life and how her star-crossed romance in the City of Light led to her undoing. Meet Me in Paris is a raw, powerful take on divorce and the daring choices that followed such a monumental loss from the pen of a writer who’d always believed in happy endings…and who ultimately found the courage to write her own.

Seven Letters from Paris: A Memoir, by Samantha Vérant

Twenty years, seven letters, and one long-lost love of a lifetime

At age 40, Samantha Verant's life is falling apart-she's jobless, in debt, and feeling stuck... until she stumbles upon seven old love letters from Jean-Luc, the sexy Frenchman she'd met in Paris when she was 19. With a quick Google search, she finds him, and both are quick to realize that the passion they felt 20 years prior hasn't faded with time and distance.

Samantha knows that jetting off to France to reconnect with a man that she only knew for one sun-drenched, passion-filled day is crazy-but it's the kind of crazy she's been waiting for her whole life.

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, by Vicki Lesage

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?

Paris, Rue des Martyrs, by Adria J. Cimino

Some encounters make a difference...

Four strangers in Paris. Each one is on a quest: to uncover a family secret, to grasp a new chance at love, to repair mistakes of the past. Four stories entwine, four quests become one, as their paths cross amid the beauty, squalor, animation and desolation of a street in Paris, the rue des Martyrs.

Rafael's search for his birth mother leads him to love and grim family secrets. Cecile's view of herself as an unsatisfied housewife is radically changed by the promise of a passionate liaison. Andre, an aging actor, troubled by the arrival of the son he abandoned years ago, must make a choice, to either lose his son forever or put aside pride and seek redemption. Mira travels to Paris to begin a new life and forget about love... or so she intends.

Four strangers, four stories, one riveting novel.

The Paris Effect, by K. S. R. Burns

Nothing is what it seems in this highly praised debut novel about a food-obsessed young woman who sneaks away to Paris without telling anyone. Not even her husband. Once there she’s robbed, stalked, arrested, kidnapped (almost) and–worse–finds that her numerous issues have come right along with her. Grab a croissant and settle in for a decidedly non-touristy trip to the City of Light. P.S. This novel makes for great book club discussions. A sequel is in the works.

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Vicki Lesage, Author

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Win 5 Books Set in Paris

Paris is always a good idea... and so is a Paris-themed giveaway! Enter below to win 5 books that are set in the City of Light.


Learn more about the books:

Fugitive Colors: A Novel, by Lisa Barr

Stolen art, love, lust, deception, and revenge paint the pages of Fugitive Colors, an un-put-down-able page-turner. Booklist calls the WWII era novel, "Masterfully conceived and crafted, Barr’s dazzling debut novel has it all: passion and jealousy, intrigue and danger." Fugitive Colors asks the reader: How far would you go for your passion? Would you kill for it? Steal for it? Or go to any length to protect it?



Paris, Rue des Martyrs, by Adria J. Cimino

Four strangers in Paris. Each one is on a quest: to uncover a family secret, to grasp a new chance at love, to repair mistakes of the past. Four stories entwine, four quests become one, as their paths cross amid the beauty, squalor, animation and desolation of a street in Paris, the rue des Martyrs.




Rodin's Lover: A Novel, by Heather Webb

As a woman, aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel has plenty of critics, especially her ultra-traditional mother. But when Auguste Rodin makes Camille his apprentice—and his muse—their passion inspires groundbreaking works. Yet, Camille’s success is overshadowed by her lover’s rising star, and her obsessions cross the line into madness.




Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, by Vicki Lesage

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



Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From The World's Most Elegant Woman, by Karen Karbo

Delving into the extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of self-help book, exploring Chanel’s philosophy on a range of universal themes―from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life on your own terms.



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Vicki Lesage, Author