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In Love With Paris: A Bestselling Author’s Sweet And Funny Memoir #memoir #amreading #Paris

In 2009, New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James took a leap that many people dream about: She sold her house, took a sabbatical from her job as a Shakespeare professor, and moved her family to Paris. This memoir chronicles her joyful year in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Eloisa revels in the ordinary pleasures of life—discovering corner museums that tourists overlook, chronicling Frenchwomen’s sartorial triumphs, walking from one end of Paris to another. She copes with her Italian husband’s notions of quality time; her two hilarious children, ages eleven and fifteen, as they navigate schools—not to mention puberty—in a foreign language; and her mother-in-law’s raised eyebrow in the kitchen (even as she overfeeds Milo, the family dog). Paris in Love invites the reader into the life of a most enchanting family, framed by la ville de l’amour.

Get it for only $1.99 from September 27 to October 1

WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT:

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STELLAR REVIEWS:

“In this delightful charm-bracelet of a memoir, [Eloisa James shares] her adventures as an American suddenly immersed in all things French—food, clothes, joie de vivre.”—People

“Enchanting . . . gives the reader a sense of being immersed along with James in Paris for a year . . . you see the rain, taste the food, observe the people.”—USA Today

“This delectable confection, which includes recipes, is more than a visit to a glorious city: it is also a tour of a family, a marriage, and a love that has no borders. Très magnifique!”—Library Journal (starred review)

“What a beautiful and delightful tasting menu of a book: the kids, the plump little dog, the Italian husband. Reading this memoir was like wandering through a Parisian patisserie in a dream. I absolutely loved it.” –Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

In this delightful charm-bracelet of a memoir, James, also the author of 20 romance novels, offers quirky, often laugh-out-loud funny snapshots of her adventures as an American suddenly immersed in all things French-food, clothes, joie de vivre. Her portrait of her family is equally lighthearted, and her reference guide is indispensable.”

–People magazine

“Paris in Love: A Memoir is a series of charming outtakes…including [Eloisa’s] children’s initial struggles and later triumphs in school, as well as her own increasingly bold forays into French-ness, from food and flea markets to embracing her femininity—where better than Paris to rediscover the pleasures of lingerie, post-mastectomy (and reconstructive surgery)? Along the way, James savors the moments of dissonance and satisfaction that come from the shared adventure of figuring out life in another country.”

–Vogue magazine

“Written with a dry sense of wit and an elegant sense of style, James’ literary love letter to the City of Light is inspiring and insightful.”

–Chicago Tribune

SNEAK PEEKS:

Alessandro came home from doing the shopping and said, “I was going to buy you flowers because of the argument we had yesterday.” I looked at his empty hands. He shrugged. “There were too many to choose from.”

Anna flung the door of the apartment open after school: “Mom! I was attacked today!” “What happened?” I asked. “A girl named Domitilla slapped me!” Anna said, eyes open very wide. “She said I was screaming in her ear.” We chose Anna’s former school in New Jersey with an eye toward just this sort of encounter: they devoted a great deal of time to teaching the students to reject violence, studying Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, and practicing conflict resolution. I inquired hopefully how Anna responded to her first real taste of playground aggression. “I slapped her right back,” my daughter explained. “My hand just rose in the air all by itself.”

We are back from the country (and the two-week-Milo diet), so there was a ceremonial weighing of said stout Chihuahua this morning. He’s lost a whole kilo (4.4) pounds, down from a high of 26 pounds. The vet advised a 4 kilo loss, but my mother-in-law is worried that being too thin will affect his digestion. He has the stature of a small but very sturdy Sherman tank.

WATCH A VIDEO EXCERPT TO THIS DELIGHTFUL MEMOIR (audio book narrated by Eloisa James)

https://youtu.be/P_rlAo3P_1s

Stay connected with Eloisa online: www.EloisaJames.com https://www.facebook.com/eloisajames https://twitter.com/EloisaJames https://www.tumblr.com/blog/eloisajames https://www.pinterest.com/eloisajames/ https://www.goodreads.com/EloisaJames

ABOUT ELOISA: A reviewer from USA Today wrote that she “found herself devouring [Eloisa’s] book like a dieter with a Hershey bar”; People Magazine raved that “romance writing does not get much better than this.” Eloisa wrote her first novel after graduating from Harvard, but alas, it was rejected by every possible publisher. After she got a couple more degrees and a job as a Shakespeare professor, she tried again, with much greater success. Over twenty best-sellers later, she teaches Shakespeare in the English Department at Fordham University in New York City. She’s also the mother of two children and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

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Before you go on your next blind date, read this! WORST DATE EVER by Melodie Campbelle #romance #romcom #chicklit

One day I am going to write a book.  It is going to be called, A Dummy’s Guide to Men.  It will include all sorts of useful tips, such as: How to find Prince Charming in a sea of Prince Ronalds.

Today’s Revolving Book is THE WORST DATE EVER by Melodie Campbell. (New Release!)

What it’s about:

Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs…

 Jennie has been a widow for two years.  Her twelve year old son thinks it’s about time she started dating, and so does her friend Angela. So Jennie signs up for an online dating site. Within hours, she has several first dates lined up for the week. Surely they’ll be one Prince Charming in the bunch.  And if not, it’s only one date, right?  How bad could it be?

Where you can get the WORST DATE EVER . . . 

amazon.com

amazon.ca

kobo

Chapters/Indigo

Stellar reviews for THE WORST DATE EVER . . . 

“Great for anyone who enjoys zipping through a lighthearted read in a single, short sitting.” Booklist

About the author: Melodie Campbell

Called the “Queen of Comedy” by the Toronto Sun, Melodie Campbell has connections in low places.  Don’t dig too deep.  You might find cement shoes.

Melodie has shared a literary shortlist with Margaret Atwood, and was recently seen lurking on the Amazon Top 50 Bestseller list between Tom Clancy and Nora Roberts.

Melodie has won the Derringer Award, the Arthur Ellis, and eight other awards for crime fiction.  She didn’t even steal them.

“Impossible not to laugh.” Library Journal review of THE GODDAUGHTER

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What’s a gal to do after the WORST DATE EVER? by Melodie Campbell #romance #chicklit #romcom

One day I am going to write a book.  It is going to be called, A Dummy’s Guide to Men.  It will include all sorts of useful tips, such as: How to find Prince Charming in a sea of Prince Ronalds.

Today’s Revolving Book is THE WORST DATE EVER by Melodie Campbell. (New Release!)

What it’s about:

Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs…

 Jennie has been a widow for two years.  Her twelve year old son thinks it’s about time she started dating, and so does her friend Angela. So Jennie signs up for an online dating site. Within hours, she has several first dates lined up for the week. Surely they’ll be one Prince Charming in the bunch.  And if not, it’s only one date, right?  How bad could it be?

Where you can get the WORST DATE EVER . . . 

amazon.com

amazon.ca

kobo

 

Chapters/Indigo

Stellar reviews for THE WORST DATE EVER . . . 

“Great for anyone who enjoys zipping through a lighthearted read in a single, short sitting.” Booklist

About the author: Melodie Campbell

Called the “Queen of Comedy” by the Toronto Sun, Melodie Campbell has connections in low places.  Don’t dig too deep.  You might find cement shoes.

Melodie has shared a literary shortlist with Margaret Atwood, and was recently seen lurking on the Amazon Top 50 Bestseller list between Tom Clancy and Nora Roberts.

Melodie has won the Derringer Award, the Arthur Ellis, and eight other awards for crime fiction.  She didn’t even steal them.

“Impossible not to laugh.” Library Journal review of THE GODDAUGHTER

Connect with Melodie online:

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Before you go on your next blind date read this! WORST DATE EVER by @MelodieCampbell #amreading #romance #comedy

One day I am going to write a book.  It is going to be called, A Dummy’s Guide to Men.  It will include all sorts of useful tips, such as: How to find Prince Charming in a sea of Prince Ronalds.

Today’s Revolving Book is THE WORST DATE EVER by Melodie Campbell. (New Release!)

What it’s about:

Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs…

 Jennie has been a widow for two years.  Her twelve year old son thinks it’s about time she started dating, and so does her friend Angela. So Jennie signs up for an online dating site. Within hours, she has several first dates lined up for the week. Surely they’ll be one Prince Charming in the bunch.  And if not, it’s only one date, right?  How bad could it be?

Where you can get the WORST DATE EVER . . . 

amazon.com

amazon.ca

kobo

 

Chapters/Indigo

Stellar reviews for THE WORST DATE EVER . . . 

“Great for anyone who enjoys zipping through a lighthearted read in a single, short sitting.” Booklist

About the author: Melodie Campbell

Called the “Queen of Comedy” by the Toronto Sun, Melodie Campbell has connections in low places.  Don’t dig too deep.  You might find cement shoes.

Melodie has shared a literary shortlist with Margaret Atwood, and was recently seen lurking on the Amazon Top 50 Bestseller list between Tom Clancy and Nora Roberts.

Melodie has won the Derringer Award, the Arthur Ellis, and eight other awards for crime fiction.  She didn’t even steal them.

“Impossible not to laugh.” Library Journal review of THE GODDAUGHTER

Connect with Melodie online:

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Can a lie lead to love? UNCONQUERABLE CALLIE by DeAnn Smallwood #western #romance #cowboy

UnconquerableCallie_850 (1)(8)Today’s REVOLVING BOOK is the historical romance UNCONQUERABLE CALLIE by DeANN SMALLWOOD.

Sometimes a lie can lead to love.

http://www.amazon.com/Unconquerable-Callie-ebook/dp/B00BLWBDF2/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1362083762&sr=8-10&keywords=deann+smallwood

SYNOPSIS:
Callie Collins, a proud woman in the late 1800’s, is a liar and a darned good one, a master of the dubious art. She is also a dreamer. Her greatest hope is to reach a new life in South Pass City, Wyoming, where she can open a bakery and live an independent life. To be successful, she will need her greatest deception to date, a mythical fiancé who waits at the end of the line. As a woman alone, she has to prove to Seth McCallister, the wagon master, that she has the wherewithal and the stamina to survive months of drought, dust, hardships, and even the risk of death.

Seth McCallister is mystified by the audacity and determination of Callie Collins. His initial distrust and concern for Callie, a woman traveling alone, begins first as admiration, then friendship, then love, a love that he is forced to hold at bay. What he doesn’t realize is that there is no fiancé. To make matters worse, Callie develops feelings for Seth McCallister, too. Yet she feels certain that once he realizes her deception, he’ll turn away, ashamed of his love and trust in her.

REVIEWS: (AMAZON KINDLE)

Extremely well written. I found myself in the west, riding along on the wagon train with Callie struggling right along with her. Experiencing her every emotion, forging friendships,and falling in love I recommend this book to anyone with an adventurous spirit.

UNCONQUERABLE CALLIE is an enjoyable and entertaining love story. DeAnn Smallwood exhibits her talent for words with her tale of love, hardship, relationships, and determination. She does an excellent job of crafting a romance with the historical backdrop of a wagon train. Her depiction of the adventurous spirit of settlers, as well as the dangers and hardships they endured on their journey for a better life, was fascinating and excellent.

The heroine, Callie, a courageous woman determined to forge a life for herself, embarks on a treacherous excursion through Indian country, despite the obstacles or the dangers she must face. Along the way, her courage and giving nature wins the hearts of her fellow travelers, including the wagon master.

UNCONQUERABLE CALLIE is a sweet romance that will draw you in from the beginning to the end. It is resplendent with history, well-drawn characters, and vivid descriptions. The plot flows unfettered and solid with an engaging story line. This novel is for anyone who loves romance and history without sexual complications. A must read.

AUTHOR BIO:
DeAnn Smallwood lives in Colorado with her husband, Marvin and two Yorkies, Eli and Stormy. She is a native of Colorado, but has lived in Montana and Wyoming. Historical romances are one of her favorite genres to write. Recently, she branched out into the suspense/thriller genre and wrote the first novel in her death series: Death Crosses The Finish line. This is written under her pen name of D. M. Woods. Her second book in this series: Death Is A Habit has just been completed. You can find her contemporary romance: Tears In The Wind, and two additional historical romances, Sapphire Blue and Montana Star at Amazon.com and SoulMate Publishing. Another historical romance: Wyoming Heather will be out in May. Her greatest pleasure next to writing is having her books read and enjoyed. Many more stories are just waiting to be written and shared.

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He can’t help falling in love with her. CALLIOPE CREEK by DeAnn Smallwood

TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK IS THE NEW RELEASE  – CALLIOPE CREEK by DeAnn Smallwood.

GET IT ON AMAZON  http://amzn.to/2eVTtlC

Trent is a loner, a man of few words. All he wants or needs in his life is his ranch: Calliope Ranch. That is, until Riley stumbles into his life. Riley, who owns Calliope Falls. Riley, a city slicker who’s been left the Circle S by a father she thought dead. Riley, who needs a lesson to even make coffee. Riley, who is unloved, controlled and ridiculed by a demanding grandfather and a selfish mother. Riley defies them by moving to Meeker, Colorado, and fighting to show she can make it on a working ranch, her ranch.

Resenting her at first, Trent comes to realize there’s a void in his life and darned if Riley doesn’t fill that void. He wants her beside him, loving and living in the beautiful Colorado Mountains. Riley’s unexpected injury only strengthens Trent’s determination to give her all his love.

DeANN SMALLWOOD AUTHOR BIO: I live in Colorado with my husband and my two Yorkie kid dogs: Stormy, four pounds, and Eli, six pounds. I’m a native of Colorado, but I’ve lived several years in Wyoming and Montana. I draw from these beautiful states for most of my books. My Western Historical Romances are: Montana Star, Sapphire Blue, Unconquerable Callie, One Shingle To Hang, and Wyoming Heather and One Shingle To Hang. Tears In The Wind is a contemporary romance. Then I changed genres from my beloved romances and wrote, under the pen name of D. M. Woods, my first suspense/thriller: Death Crosses The Finish Line. The second book in this ‘death’ series, Death Is A Habit, came out January 8, 2014. I am currently working on the third book in the ‘death’ series, Death Walks C Dock. I am also working on another Western Historical Romance, Montana Man. It features the characters readers came to know and love in Montana Star. Truly, I mean it when I say my greatest pleasure next to writing is having my books read and enjoyed. There are many more stories just waiting to be written
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A bestselling author with a psychic ability falls for a cynical journalist in this compelling romance MYSTICAL CONNECTIONS by Christine Mazurk #amreading #romance #womensfiction

2Today’s Revolving Book is the paranormal romance MYSTICAL CONNECTIONS by CHRISTINE MAZURK.

She’s a psychic who believes in fate, he’s a hard-nosed journalist who has no place for love, so why can’t he stop thinking about her?

WHERE YOU CAN BUY IT:

amazon: http://amzn.to/2enfKty

barnes and noble: https://goo.gl/B5jiCu

kobo: https://goo.gl/hm6GFM

iBooks: https://goo.gl/6zo8uN

create space: https://goo.gl/tFE2K9

ibookstore: https://goo.gl/VMmdyx

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Jenna Nichols, a young successful author, uses her psychic abilities to channel Universal messages through her writing. Having blown an interview with Aidan Scott, an all-about-the-facts journalist, she invites him to join her as she researches a building from a dream, believing it to be her next story.

Physical attraction, philosophical differences, and something more mystical draws the two of them together and pulls them apart as they work to unearth what may become their common destiny.

She begins uncovering history that could change Aidan’s life as he knows it and shade his black and white world with gray, while threatening to tear her own family apart.

Will she continue on this path knowing what she might destroy along the way?

STELLAR REVIEWS:

http://www.amazon.com/Mystical-Connections-Series-Christine-Mazurk/product-reviews/1490955461/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1

FIVE STAR REVIEWS!

Loved, Loved, Loved it!!! Great story, Characters you would want to be friends with, Dialogue so really you forget you’re reading it until you find your self smiling or wiping the tears from your eyes and blowing your nose. I look forward to reading the next book in this series and other books by Christine Mazurk.

AUTHOR BIO:

Christine Mazurk is a business woman and Ironman triathlete with a passion for writing stories about ‘heart’. Her business experiences and participation in endurance events have allowed her to live and travel the world with her husband John and their two cats. She believes things happen for a reason. Their two 18-year-old cats died within three months of each other, and though she and her husband agreed to wait at least a year to adopt new kittens, their new guardian angels in heaven had a different idea, so thirteen days after the second one passed, on a cold, wet, Christmas Eve, a little black kitten – now named Tango – found them. They adopted Samba, another all black kitten, a few weeks later.

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