Monday, August 27, 2018

Blog Tour: Kiss Me in Paris

About the Book:
Author: Catherine Rider
Pub. Date: September 4, 2018
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 216
Find it: GoodreadsAmazonB and NTBD 

Serena has just flown all the way to Paris for a special pre-Christmas weekend with her sister, Lara. They plan to retrace the steps of their parents' long-ago honeymoon in Paris, and create a scrapbook for their bereaved mother to remember it by. 

It's supposed to be serious sister bonding...until Lara takes off with her boyfriend instead.

Jean-Luc is Serena's Plan B, a friend of a friend of Lara's, who has some space in a place where Serena can stay. Just like his latest relationship, his photography final has been an epic fail. He has one night to retake all his pictures if he is to stay in school. 

Jean-Luc can't stand Serena's loud voice or her bright orange sneakers.

Serena can't stand his haughty manners or the way his camera is always in her face.

Together, though, they set out into a cold night that will warm their hearts, creating unforgettable photos and fresh romantic sparks in the City of Lights.

About Catherine:
Two writers sharing a pseudonym. "Kiss me in Paris" (@KCPLoft, Sept 2018).

Follow the Tour:
8/28/2018- Sophie Reads YAReview
8/29/2018- Lisa Loves LiteratureReview
8/30/2018- Confessions of a YA ReaderExcerpt
8/31/2018- Moonlight RendezvousReview

Exclusive Excerpt: 

This is a most curious turn of events — a few minutes ago, I was looking forward to shaking off this American girl, but now, as she’s getting ready to leave, I want to follow her. She’s my best hope of getting good shots for my project. It could even be ironic — pretentious crowd shots where the sea of humanity obscures one’s view of the world’s greatest city.
Actually, that’s not a bad idea.
“Surely,” I say, “you would prefer someone who knows the city to go with you? What if you get lost?”
“I’m an expert at Google Maps.” But then she pauses, sighs, looks at me. Not withering or offended this time — more curious. “I guess if you want to tag along for a while, that’d be OK.”
For some reason, when she says “tag along,” I feel a bit embarrassed.
“But I warn you,” she continues, “I have a lot of places to get to and not a lot of time to get to them, so I think I’m probably going to be moving too fast for you to take any good photos of stuff.”
How does she have so much energy? I shrug, aware that I’m trying to make sure I don’t shrug too “Frenchly.”
“What is first?” I ask.

“The Louvre,” she says, crossing the room to where I left her suitcase. She sets it down and unzips it. Removes a pair of bright orange sneakers that change my opinion of her sense of style. “And we need to get going, because the whole mix-up with Lara has cost me too much time.”
She changes out of her boots into the hideous sneakers, then scoops up her cross-body bag and is out the door before I can even mentally list what lenses I should bring with me. I hear her voice over her footsteps as she heads back downstairs. I swear, I can hear her from the lobby!
“You coming or what?”
I can tell that this American girl, with the orange feet, is not going to slow down. And even though it feels wrong to venture out into the world with only a single lens on my camera — looking at the world with just one pair of eyes, mon dieu! — here I am running out the door after her, strangely eager to spend a day seeing a tourist’s Paris.
Just how badly do I not want to be alone today?

Sounds great right? You can win a copy!

Giveaway Details:
3 winners will win a finished copy of KISS ME IN PARIS, US Only.

1 comment:

Danielle H. said...

The cover is romantic and the setting alone makes me want to read this book. I can't wait to get to know these characters.