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Book review: Le Promis des Highlands

Le Promis des Highlands:
Les Gardiens de la pierre t. 1

 

Le Promis des Highlands

Author:
Tanya Anne Crosby
Traduit de l’anglais par
Emma Cazabonne (moi)
Publisher:
Oliver-Heber Books
Release date:
February 15, 2016
Pages:
295
ASIN:
B0182K6US0
Genre:
romance historique
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 The last book by Tanya Anne Crosby  I translated into French, Highland Fire: Guardians of the Stone, will be released on February 15: Le Promis des Highlands : Les Gardiens de la pierre. So the following will be in French.

J’ai déjà eu l’occasion de vous parler de Tanya Anne Crosby, quand j’ai traduit trois autres livres précédents d’elle. De la Caroline du Sud au 21ème siècle, nous voilà transportés en Écosse au 12ème siècle. J’aime de plus en plus l’écriture de cet auteur, ou de cette autrice, pour suivre la suggestion de Marie Darrieusecq (émission de la Grande Librairie). Click to continue reading

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Moonlight And Love Songs: author interview and giveaway. I love France #69

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Moonlight And Love Songs

by

Alyssa Linn PALMER

Release date: September 17, 2013

Genre: Gay Romance, M/M, Noir

Moonlight & LoveSongs

Available in Trade Paperback (200 pages) and eBook

ISBN-13: 978-0992006525 (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 978-0992006532 (Kindle)

ISBN-13: 978-0992006549 (Smashwords)

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If you buy the trade paperback of Moonlight & Love Songs,
you can email the author
and she will send you an ebook in the format of your choice!

WHAT IS IT ABOUT

 When Le Chat Rouge’s pianist, Benoît Grenier, meets the club’s new singer, his world is turned upside down. He’d given up ever finding someone to love. His hopes and dreams of a life beyond the club are revived, while his heart heals.

Daniel Marceau has come from Marseille, looking to escape bad decisions and worse memories. He never expected to fall in love, and when his past catches up with him it could ruin the only thing he’s ever found worth living for.

Daniel’s fears and his reluctance to ask Benoît for help could cost them everything they’ve worked so hard to create.  [synopsis provided by the author]

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alyssa Linn Palmer

Alyssa Linn Palmer is a Canadian writer and freelance editor. She splits her time between a full-time day job, and her part-time loves, writing and editing. She is a member of the RWA, the Calgary RWA, and RRW (Rainbow Romance Writers). She has a passion for Paris and all things French, which is reflected in her writing. When she’s not writing lesbian romance, she’s creating the dark, morally flawed characters of the LE CHAT ROUGE series and indulging in her addictions to classic pulp fiction.

You can find her online at http://www.alyssalinnpalmer.com

on Twitter @alyslinn (https://www.twitter.com/alyslinn/)

on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlyssaLinnPalmer

INTERVIEW

Today, as part of the Virtual Tour of Alyssa Linn Palmer with her romance Moonlight And Love Songs I’m delighted to interview Alyssa on things French!

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Hello Alyssa,

1. Your book opens in a Paris club called Le Chat Rouge. Can you tell us a bit about this name?

Alyssa Linn Palmer

I have a red tabby (well, orange mackerel tabby), and I thought it would be a good name for a club.
Short and easily recognizable.

2. Why did you choose to have your book set in Paris?

I love Paris, it’s as simple as that. I’ve been twice, and if I could, I’d move there.
Writing about Paris keeps me from missing it too much.

3. The world of music is central to your book. How did you discover that world? What’s your favorite French song?

I love music, and always have, and about ten years ago, after watching a film with the ‘hep cat’ himself, Hoagy Carmichael, I started getting into swing and jazz.

I went to the famed Paris jazz club ‘Le Bilboquet’ (which, regrettably, has since closed), and when I am traveling, I make a point to seek out other jazz clubs. Sunset/Sunside in Paris, and the Birdland in NYC are favourites.

 It’s hard to pick my favourite French song. There are so many good ones! But if I really had to pick, it’d be ‘Hymne d’Amour’ as sung by Edith Piaf. It’s a classic.

4. I’m not at all familiar with LGBT romance. If it’s not too personal, would you mind explaining why you chose to write in that genre?

Mostly I wanted to expand the subgenres of romance that I wrote. Love is love no matter what the gender of the lovers, so it’s never really been a big deal to me to write LGBT romance.

5. Daniel travels from Marseille to Paris. In his eyes, how does Marseille compare to Paris? What do you personally think of both cities?

For Daniel, Marseille is the city of his past, the place where he hurt. Even though it is a beautiful city (from what I’ve seen, as I’ve never been there myself—yet), its beauty is tarnished by his experiences and memories. It’s home, but yet, not a happy home

6. Any out of the beaten path places you would recommend to a tourist going for the first time to Paris and/or Marseille?

When I was in Paris this last time, I saw a performance by singer Caroline Nin in a tiny theatre (Essaion Theatre, 6 rue Pierre au Lard) in the fourth arrondissement. It was essentially a cellar, and held perhaps 40 people. Utterly charming, and it was down this tiny side street where you could almost touch the walls on both sides if you stretched out your arms. 

Also, the jazz club Sunset/Sunside is excellent. Book a ticket ahead of time. Also, there are a lot of places just a short train ride away from Paris.

One of my favourites from my last trip was Chartres. The cathedral is strikingly beautiful, it is such a lovely town to walk about, and we had an excellent meal at one of the restaurants near the main square.
I suppose my best advice for a tourist to Paris (or anywhere, really) is to take time to seek out smaller places, to leave the touristy areas and have an adventure. A trip should be an experience, and getting outside your comfort zone and being spontaneous can make it the trip of a lifetime
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AND GET MORE CHANCES TO WIN IT,
PLEASE VISIT THE OTHER SPOTS ON THE TOUR:


VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, Oct 7
Guest-post + Giveaway at Roof Beam Reader
 Tuesday, Oct 8
Review + Giveaway at I Am, Indeed
Wednesday, Oct 9
Review + Giveaway at Turning The Pages
  Thursday, Oct 10
Review + Giveaway at Making My Mark
 Friday, Oct 11
Review at Books A To Z
  Saturday, Oct 12
Review + Giveaway at Mommasez…
 Sunday, Oct 13
Interview + Giveaway at My Book Addiction And More!
Monday, Oct 14
Giveaway at Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
 Tuesday, Oct 15
Review + Giveaway at New Books On My Shelves

AND NOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS BOOK HERE!

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Dancing With Paris: giveaway winner

WE HAVE A WINNER FOR…

 

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

Dancing with Paris

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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]

…AND THE WINNER IS

 

TALLULAH

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