Thursday, May 10, 2018

A Book Trailer Set in Provence!

Want to step into Provence with me for a few seconds? Check out the trailer to my novel A Perfumer's Secret

I loved traveling around the South of France to do research for this novel, and seeing the trailer brings me back to the warmth, the scent of lavender... I hope it will transport you too.

Find A Perfumer's Secret on Amazon! 

Friday, May 4, 2018

A New Paris Book!

If you're reading my blog, you must like Paris. So I want to share a book recommendation with you for a new release set in our favorite city... Paris Ever After by K.S.R. Burns. (Full disclosure: My publishing house, Velvet Morning Press, is publisher of this book. But I promise I'm not too biased! It really is a wonderful novel that will transport you Paris lovers to the City of Light.)

Paris Ever After follows Amy, who left her humdrum life in Phoenix behind for a new start in -- where else -- Paris. But this isn't your stereotypical Paris tale. This novel is loaded with memorable characters, off-the-beaten path views of Paris, and of course, luscious descriptions of food. There are plenty of twists and turns too to keep you turning the pages.

So if you want to spend a few days of spring in Paris, you might want to check this book out...

Here's the synopsis:
Amy didn’t realize how stale her life was until she jetted off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband—and had the adventure of a lifetime. Now as she tries to establish herself in the City of Light, she finds that despite a fun (and quirky) group of friends and the ability to indulge in French pastries whenever she wants, reinventing her life is much harder than she imagined.

Then on Amy’s thirtieth birthday, two unexpected visitors leave her wondering if she will soon be saying au revoir to Paris and the new life she’s struggled to build. Her estranged husband, Will, shows up—but is he interested in reconciliation or separation? And a young woman who arrives on Amy’s doorstep unleashes chaos that could push Amy out into the street.

As Amy’s Parisian dream starts to fall apart, she must decide: return to the stability of Will and Phoenix (if that’s even still an option) or forge her way forward in Paris? Amid secrets and surprises, set in enchanting gardens, cozy caf├ęs, and glittering Parisian streets, Amy must choose between two very different worlds. And each has a claim on her heart.

Find Paris Ever After on Amazon!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

From Paris to Provence...

I love traveling through the pages of a book, and that's exactly why I choose a setting carefully, giving it almost the role of a character in each of my novels. The setting is like your plane ticket when you're ready to get started on a new book.

So if you choose France as your next reading destination, check out my From Paris to Provence series. Each novel brings to life its own unique characters and can be read as a standalone, but all books share the vibrant and captivating setting of France.

How important is setting to you when you choose a book? What is your favorite setting for a novel?

Happy reading!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Free Paris Cookbook for You!

I'm in the free books sort of mood this month... Today through February 12th, get Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection for free on Amazon!

Chef Q just happens to be my husband, Didier. He's my favorite chef of course, and I hope he will soon be one of your favorites as well. If you want to eat like a Parisian without spending a lot of time in the kitchen, this book is for you. And you'll also enjoy Didier's fun anecdotes about growing up in the French countryside.

Download Chef Q in Paris: The Fall Collection here! Bon appetit!

Monday, February 5, 2018

CLOSE TO DESTINY is Free on Amazon: Limited Time!

For the first time ever, I'm offering one of my full-length novels for free on Amazon! 

Close to Destiny is free through February 9th. With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's the perfect time to read this magical romance set in two of my favorite cities, London and New York.

I was inspired to write the novel after staying in a London hotel that seemed so mysterious to me. Hushed, dark and elegant. The perfect setting for something magical to unfold. So I started scribbling on hotel stationery... then I took the modern route, transferring all I had written onto my computer. 

Now I hope you'll curl up in a comfortable spot and enjoy this story of love, friendship and hope. 

Download Close to Destiny here

Monday, January 22, 2018

Get A Perfumer's Secret in Audiobook Format for Only $7.49...

The audiobook for only $7.49? Oui! If you've bought my novel A Perfumer's Secret in the Kindle version, you can add on the audiobook at any time for only $7.49. Maybe you've already read the book but might enjoy revisiting this tale set in Provence in a new way... 

And if you're a subscriber to Kindle Unlimited, you can download the Kindle version for free and add on the audiobook for $7.49. That's a pretty good deal.

So what are readers saying about the audiobook? I was delighted by this review!

Monday, January 8, 2018

PARIS, RUE DES MARTYRS is on Sale for $0.99!

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday season... If you're like me and enjoy curling up with a book during the long, cold month of January, I've got a deal for you. My best-selling debut novel, Paris, Rue des Martyrs, is on sale through January 12 for only $0.99. The sale applies to the U.S. and U.K.

I was inspired to write the novel after wondering what would happen if the lives of some of my Parisian neighbors entwined... Would they find love, redemption, happiness? It was fun to explore the connections that draw people together and make a difference in their lives. So there you have it: Paris, Rue des Martyrs, set in the beautiful and diverse Montmartre, one of my favorite parts of the City of Light.

Happy Reading!

When four strangers cross paths in the ethereal streets of Paris, their lives change forever in this "riveting, what-happens-next read" (Lisa Barr, award-winning author of Fugitive Colors). An Amazon best-selling novel of life, love and family.

Rafael's search for his birth mother leads him to love and grim family secrets. Cecile's humdrum life as a housewife radically changes with the spark of a passionate liaison. Has-been actor Andre, 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.

Find Paris, Rue des Martyrs on Amazon!