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As some of you know, I’m doing a lot of literary translation, from English into French, my native language, working especially right now on a series by Tanya Anne Crosby.

Here is the last book I translated, just released 5 days ago: a short prequel. It’s full of suspense, and after that you will absolutely want to read the books in that series.
So I have a few nice deals for you:

First you can get this book for free right now. I am giving you the links to amazon.com and amazon.fr, but it is also on amazon.co.uk and other places. Both editions, in French (my translation) and English, are free right now

  derniers moments

on amazon.fr
on amazon.com

leave no trace

on amazon.com

Moins de 48 heures.
Pour Florence W. Aldridge, c’est le temps qui lui reste à vivre.
 Tous les événements d’une vie sont connectés. Notre vie, à tout moment, est la somme de tous nos actes et de tous les lieux où nous nous sommes rendus. Nos décisions déterminent non seulement où notre vie prendra fin, mais aussi la personne que nous devenons en route. Jusqu’où une femme en perdition est-elle prête à aller pour se racheter avant que le temps ne s’arrête pour elle ?
Tels furent les derniers moments de Florence W. Aldridge…

Less than 48 hours.
That’s how long Florence W. Aldridge has to live.
Every event in a person’s life is connected. The state of our lives, at any given time, is the sum of everything we have done and everywhere we have been. Our next decision determines, not merely where our lives end, but who we become along the way. How far can one lost woman go to redeem herself by the time the clock stops ticking?
These are the final moments of Florence W. Aldridge…
Note: This is not a short story. It is a vignette, a snippet of time, meant to be used as a companion to SPEAK NO EVIL and TELL NO LIES. This book does not contain spoilers, so it can be read in advance of the books, but it does not stand alone.

  • Kindle
  • 54 pages
  • Published by Oliver-Heber Books (May 25, 2015)

READ ON, THERE ARE 2 MORE DEALS
AND A GIVEAWAY!

 Once you read this amazing vignette teaser, you will absolutely want to know more about Florence and her daughters, with the consequences of these last hours in her life, and you will want to know who and why someone wanted to… I won’t say more.
So here is my 2nd deal:
French edition
on amazon.com
on amazon.fr
on amazon.ca
on amazon.co.uk
etc!
Au nord de Folly-sur-Mer, la version française de Speak No Evil, premier livre de la série, sera publié le 5 juin (294 pages).
Donc si vous m’envoyez preuve de votre pré-commande du livre en français avant le 5 juin, vous serez entré dans un tirage au sort pour gagner une carte digitale de $15 de votre choix (amazon, itunes, kobo, etc).
C’est facile, il vous suffit de faire suivre le courriel contenant la confirmation de votre pré-commande à l’addresse ehc16e at yahoo point com, et voilà.
ATTENTION: précisez “Crosby” dans la ligne Objet.
Au nord de Folly-sur-Mer, the French version of Speak No Evil, the first book in the series, will be released on June 5 (294 pages).
So send me the proof you pre-ordered a copy of the French edition before June 5, and you will be entered to win a $15 digital gift card (amazon, itunes, kobo, etc).
To do that, simply forward to ehc16e at yahoo dot com the email containing the confirmation of your pre-order or send me a screenshot of that order, et voilà!
PLEASE specify “Crosby” in the Subject line
  • Reading a suspenseful mystery in French is a fun way of refreshing your knowledge of this language
  • You don’t know French at all? Maybe you have a friend who does. Wouldn’t it be an original gift to send them?
Au nord de Folly-sur-Mer
Levant le voile du secret sur une grande famille du Sud en déclin, Tanya Anne Crosby, l’auteur à succès du New York Times, explore la vie de Caroline, d’Augusta et de Savannah Aldridge, trois sœurs qui partagent un passé obscur et un avenir incertain. Caroline Aldridge est surprise par le nombre de personnes venues assister à l’enterrement de sa mère. L’héritière du journal Tribune, qui avait causé tant de douleur à ses enfants, était apparemment très aimée de tous les autres habitants de Charleston. Décédée, elle laisse derrière elle d’innombrables secrets et quelques exigences : Caroline et ses sœurs doivent vivre ensemble pendant un an, sinon elles perdront leur héritage. Et Caroline doit prendre le relais à la tête du journal. Mais un tueur fait les manchettes et sans le vouloir, Caroline se retrouve peut-être en ligne de mire…Une série d’enlèvements et de meurtres ressuscite chez les trois sœurs les souvenirs de la disparition de leur frère quand il était enfant. Caroline craint être la prochaine sur la liste. Cependant, au milieu de la tourmente, elle a peut-être l’occasion de raviver la flamme d’un amour éteint depuis longtemps. Avec Jack de retour dans sa vie et les liens fraternels se rétablissant lentement entre les sœurs, Caroline espère que sa famille peut retrouver sa position dans la société de Charleston. À moins qu’une force sinistre, indépendante de leur volonté, ne les déchire à jamais…
“Dangerously addicting.”-Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Crosby serves up suspense, secrets and Southern scandal like no one else!” – Harlan Coben #1 New York Times bestselling author

Lifting the veil of secrecy on a grand Southern family in decline, New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby explores the lives of Caroline, Augusta, and Savannah Aldridge, three sisters who share a dark past and an uncertain future…Caroline Aldridge was surprised by the number of mourners at her mother’s funeral. Evidently the newspaper heiress who had caused her children so much pain was well-loved by everyone else in Charleston. Now she was gone, leaving behind countless secrets–and a few demands: Caroline and her sisters must live together for one year or lose their inheritance. And Caroline must take over The Tribune. But a killer is making headlines, and Caroline may have unwittingly stepped into the crosshairs…

A series of kidnappings and murders resurrect the sisters’ memories of their brother’s disappearance as a child–and Caroline fears she may be next. Yet in the midst of her turmoil, she may be rekindling a romance she’d extinguished long ago. With Jack back in her life and the tattered bonds of sisterhood slowly mending, Caroline hopes the family can restore its position in Charleston society–unless a sinister force beyond their control tears them apart forever. . .
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 5!

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The 3rd deal is I’m really thrilled to present you an interview of the author (Tanya) by the translator (me)!

meTanya, it was a pleasure translating Speak No Evil into French.
I am delighted to have the opportunity today to interview you,
so that my readers know a bit more about you.
Thank you taking time to answer these questions.
I can see you have already published a fair amount of novels.
When did you know you wanted to become a writer?

Tanya Anne CrosbyThat’s an easy question!
I knew it from the time I was a little girl.
I remember being 12 and getting my tonsils out
and my father told me I could have anything I wanted,
thinking it would be ice cream.
I asked to use his typewriter!

 You have published in different genres. Isn’t it difficult to switch between genres?

The main thing for me is that I have to have a passion for the subject I’m writing about. It’s not difficult for me at all to switch, as long as I’m in love with the story I’m telling.

What inspired you to write Speak No Evil / Au nord de Folly-sur-Mer? Why did you choose the South as the setting of this novel?

I was born in Spain, but grew up in Charleston, SC. It’s a beautiful city that still holds my heart. But beyond my ties to the location, it’s a city full of history and mystery. It can be everything from spooky to elegant and the Southern culture is rich there.

How did you come up with the characters?

It’s funny because there is probably a little bit of me in most of my characters—although, I promise you I’m not a serial killer! For some of my characters, I do quite a lot of research. But I’m most drawn to the aspects of our humanity that make us good vs. bad.

Is there a general message you want to convey through this mystery?

 Yes, there is! At the core of these stories is this: Every event in a person’s life is connected. The state of our lives, at any given time, is the sum of everything we have done and everywhere we have been. Our next decision determines, not merely where our lives end, but who we become along the way. I wanted to explore how one family could produce such different individuals and how one moment—in this case, a moment of inattention on the beach—can change the course of lives.

 What was the most challenging for you in writing it?

 It was my first contemporary mystery, so it was a challenge just to see if I could dip my toes in another beloved genre.

 Who is your favorite mystery writer? Why?

 I have so many favorite mystery writers—Mary Shelley, Joyce Maynard, Daphne du Maurier to name a few—but as far as directors it’s Alfred Hitchcock! It is always so very flattering to me when reviewers have compared my stories to his.

 What are you working on right now?

 The book I’m writing at the moment has shades of a mystery, but it doesn’t have a specific genre, really. It’s tentatively called Closure and due to be released by The Story Plant Publisher next spring.

 What are you currently reading?

While I can only write one book at a time, I tend to read several at once. I am reading Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Three Sisters by Susan Mallery, The Secret Lives of People in Love by Simon Van Booy and The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor.
Thank you for everything you’ve done Emma, and for making my books your own. You’re so much appreciated.

Thanks Tanya, and I’m thrilled to be working now on the translation of the 2nd book in your series: Tell No Lies!

Please go visit Tanya’s most original website. I also suggest you see all the books she has written so far, her amazon page is quite impressive!
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GIVEAWAY

1 US resident will win these 2 books!

JewelweedJewelweed
ARC – in excellent condition

The House we grew up inThe House We Grew Up In
Brand new condition

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WHAT DID YOU LIKE IN TANYA’S INTERVIEW?

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