Dancing With Paris: author interview and giveaway. I love France #62

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Dancing With Paris

by

Juliette SOBANET

Release date: July 16th 2013,
by Amazon Publishing/Montlake Romance

Page Number: 324 pages

ISBN-10: 1477805915
ISBN-13: 978-1477805916

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT

 In Paris, a past life promises a second chance at love.

Straitlaced marriage therapist Claudia Davis had a plan—and it definitely did not involve getting pregnant from a one-night stand or falling for a gorgeous French actor. She thinks her life can’t possibly get more complicated. But when Claudia takes a tumble in her grandmother’s San Diego dance studio, she awakens in 1950s Paris in the body of Ruby Kerrigan, the glamorous star of a risqué cabaret—and the number-one suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow dancer. As past lives go, it’s a doozy…especially when an encounter with a handsome and mysterious French doctor ignites a fire in Claudia’s sinfully beautiful new body.

But time, for all its twists and turns, is not on her side: Claudia has just five days to unmask the true killer, clear Ruby’s name, and return to the twenty-first century. To do so, she must make an impossible choice, one that will change the course of both of her lives forever.

(This book is a romance novel with time travel and murder mystery elements. There are two sex scenes and a few light murder scenes in the novel. There is a great deal of description of 1950s Paris as well.)  [synopsis provided by the author]

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Juliette Sobanet

Juliette Sobanet earned a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.A. from New York University in France, living and studying in both Lyon and Paris. She worked as a French professor before turning a new page in her career, penning romantic women’s fiction with a French twist.

She is the author of Sleeping with Paris, Kissed in ParisMidnight Train to Paris, Dancing with Paris, and the upcoming Honeymoon in Paris.

Today she lives with her husband and two cats in San Diego, where she devotes her time to writing and dreaming about her next trip to France.

Website: www.juliettesobanet.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJulietteSobanet

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulietteSobanet

INTERVIEW

Today, as part of the Virtual Tour of Juliette Sobanet with her novel Dancing With Paris I’m delighted to interview Juliette on things French!

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Hello Juliette,

As your book Dancing With Paris is featured on France Book Tours, I would love to ask you a few questions related to your book AND to France.

1. May I say the titles of your 4 books (Midnight Train in Paris; Kissed in Paris; Sleeping with Paris; Dancing with Paris) seem to translate some type of obsession with Paris? Where is it coming from? When did you detect the first symptoms, lol?

Juliette Sobanet

Moi? Obsessed with Paris? Where ever would you get that crazy idea? Okay…I guess you could call it an obsession J The first symptoms appeared when I started taking French classes at the age of fourteen and totally fell in love with the language.  Things only intensified after I traveled to France a year later and experienced the beautiful City of Lights for the first time. Late night strolls down the Seine, charming sidewalk cafés, the scents of buttery pastries drifting out of the boulangeries—this small-town Ohio girl has been smitten with the romance of Paris ever since!

2. Claudia and Édouard, dancing and acting. Do you think Paris is an important place for these arts? Do you remember witnessing any special performance there?

I grew up in the dance studio, and I also spent many years acting and studying theater, and for me, Paris has always been a special place to experience these arts. While completing my Master’s in Paris, I was lucky enough to see a performance of Balanchine’s Jewels by the Paris Opera Ballet at the Palais Garnier. It was absolutely breathtaking. I also went to a few operas at the Palais Garnier and at the more modernized Opéra Bastille. I studied film acting and French theater during my time in Paris as well, and found those communities to be extremely vibrant in a city which is already so artistically rich. Setting my dancer and actor characters against the backdrop of 1950s Paris only made it that much more exciting!

3. Claudia travels from San Diego to Paris. How does the geographical change affect her? In her eyes, how does Paris compare to San Diego?

Claudia goes from her beachy, laid-back lifestyle in San Diego to the glamorous, mysterious, and gorgeous sights of 1950s Paris. She is immediately thrust into the scandalous world of a Parisian cabaret club where a gruesome murder has just taken place—and she just happens to be the prime suspect. It’s an overwhelming transition to say the least, and at first, Claudia wants nothing more than to be magically transported to her comfy life back in sunny San Diego. But as she quickly learns, Paris is just as much a part of her as the California coast—something I can definitely relate with.

4. What’s your favorite area in Paris to witness what Édouard describes to Claudia: smelling the “fresh croissants, le café, et le chocolat”; sitting “for hours at cafés with your friends, drinking wine and talking about nothing and everything”: Would you recommend any special bakery, café or restaurant to Words And Peace readers?

Oh, there are so many amazing boulangeries and pâtisseries in Paris where you will find the most delicious pastries of your life…and so many adorable cafés where you can sit with friends and enjoy a glass of French wine and watch Parisian life bustle along the charming streets. My favorite areas of Paris to take part in these leisurely activities would be the Latin Quarter in the 5th arrondissement and Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 6th. I just love winding through the side streets in the Latin Quarter and finding new cafés and new boulangeries. You won’t have to look hard – they’re everywhere. My all-time favorite pain au chocolat can be found at a boulangerie in the 16th called Aux Délices de Passy. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

5. Any out of the beaten path place you would recommend to a tourist going for the first time to Paris?

Make sure to take the metro up to the winding hilltop streets of Montmartre! It’s a little bit off the main tourist path of the Seine, the Louvre, and the Champs-Élysées, but so worth the jaunt.  It’s one of the most artsy, charming, and beautiful areas of Paris that just has so much character. But, if it’s your first time, make sure to go to Montmartre during the day because there are definitely some spotty surrounding areas that are easy to get lost in if you don’t know your way around! And if you’re into the cabaret scene, the Moulin Rouge is up that way too!

 TO READ MORE ABOUT JULIETTE’S BOOK
AND GET MORE CHANCES TO WIN IT,
PLEASE VISIT THE OTHER SPOTS ON THE TOUR:


VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, Aug 5
Review + 1 Giveaway at Musings From An Addicted Reader

Tuesday, Aug 6
Review + 3 Giveaways at I Am, Indeed

Wednesday, Aug 7
Review + 3 Giveaways at The French Village Diaries

Thursday, August 8
Review + 3 Giveaways at
Musings Of A Writer And Unabashed Francophile

Interview +1 Giveaway at Words And Peace

Friday, August 9
Review + 3 Giveaways at Mommasez

AND NOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS BOOK HERE!

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