Thursday, July 24, 2014

Confessions of a City Girl is Free on Kindle!

As a gift to my amazing readers, Confessions of a City Girl: Los Angeles will be FREE on Kindle from Thursday, July 24th - Monday, July 28th! 

About the book:

When talented DC photographer Natasha Taylor meets alluring investor Nicholas Reyes at her first major exhibit, a harmless invitation to join him for a weekend in Los Angeles turns into a passionate affair that will awaken Natasha to a sensual side of herself that she has buried for years.

More Confessions to come...

Watch for the next installment in the Confessions series this fall!

About the book:
Liz Valentine’s intense career as a covert officer for the CIA has made it nearly impossible for her to keep a man around. Her non-existent love life only becomes more hopeless when her long-time partner—the man she has been in love with for years—is killed on their latest mission overseas. What’s worse is that Liz blames herself for his untimely death.
In an attempt to get her head on straight, Liz jets out to San Diego to attend a yoga retreat at her sister’s new studio. Before she can say “om,” Liz is entrenched in the land of margaritas, sunshine, sexy surfers, and way too many down dogs. But when one oh-so-enlightened yoga instructor catches her eye—and her heart—Liz must decide if the loveless life of a secret agent is truly what she wants after all.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Take Your Summer Reading to Paris!

I'm thrilled to announce that Sleeping with Paris is today's Romance Kindle Daily Deal on Amazon! On Wednesday, July 23rd, find the book for only $1.99! I'm so excited for Charlotte's story to reach more readers and Paris fans, and I truly hope you enjoy the story!

If you need ever more Paris escape in your summer reading (don't we all need un peu de Paris to spice up our lives?), Midnight Train to Paris is included in the July Kindle promotion on Amazon US for only $2.00, and in the Kindle Summer Sale on Amazon UK for only £0.99!

And, if you're looking to take your summer reading beyond the cobblestone streets of Paris, check
out the fabulous new women's fiction travel anthology, Sunlounger 2! This blissful beach read is
also included in the Kindle Summer Sale on Amazon UK for only £0.99, and you get to travel
all over the world with some of the hottest names in women's fiction! You'll find my latest short story, 
The Paris Journal, in these sun-kissed pages.

As always, I am so thankful to you, my fabulous readers, for your incredible support and book love,
and to my fabulous publisher Montlake Romance for bringing Paris to my readers! 

Stay tuned for some extra exciting news on my next Paris writing projects, as well as the launch
of my brand new website in August!

Wishing you an abundance of steamy summer reading! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sleeping with Paris is the Kindle Love Stories Weekly Deal!

Craving a spring fling in the City of Love? Sleeping with Paris is the Kindle Love Stories Weekly Deal! Get the book for only $.99 now through Sunday, 4/6. Head on over to the Kindle Love Stories blog to learn more about the deal.

For more spring reading, today is the last day to find Midnight Train to Paris for only $1.99 as the Kindle Monthly Deal and Confessions of a City Girl: Los Angeles for only $.99. Thanks to all of my fabulous, supportive readers who've been spreading the word!

It's a lovely day to celebrate Paris because today is the 125th anniversary of La Tour Eiffel! I have had so many magical Paris moments at the Eiffel Tower including this one, where a rainbow appeared at the base of the tower just when I was walking over the bridge, devouring a buttery pain au chocolat. 

                                                                Bon anniversaire!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Confessions of a City Girl On Tour & On Sale!

To celebrate the release of the first novella in my new Confessions of a City Girl series, the book will be going on tour in April! If you're a book blogger or reviewer, and you're interested in participating in the fun, head over to IndieSage Promotions for details on the April 14th - 18th Book Blitz and the April 21 - 25 Blog Tour. 

And for a little end of the month treat, Confessions of a City Girl: Los Angeles will be on sale for only $.99 through March 31st! You can find the book on Amazon.

Keep an eye out this May for the next novella in the series, where we'll be traveling to San Diego for margaritas, sunshine, sexy surfers...and of course a bit of spicy romance!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Confessions of a City Girl: Los Angeles ~ Release & Giveaway!

I am thrilled to announce the official release of the first novella in my brand new 
Confessions series:

About the book:

In their efforts to start a family, talented DC photographer Natasha Taylor and her professor husband have plunged headfirst into the stressful world of fertility treatments, scheduled sex, and IVF-induced debt. When an opportunity arises to sell a gallery left to Natasha by her late mother, Natasha hopes the sale could dig the couple out of financial ruin, give them one last shot at a baby, and save their crumbling marriage.

But when her husband walks out on her and doesn't show up to her most important exhibit, an intense encounter with the alluring Nicholas Reyes--a once-famous photographer turned investor--leaves Natasha questioning everything she believed she wanted for her life.

Nicholas offers to buy the gallery...on one condition: Natasha must join him for a decadent weekend in Los Angeles, where he will give her the career opportunity of a lifetime and one unforgettable Hollywood night.

How harmless could one night be?

As it turns out, one night with the disarming Nicholas Reyes has the power to unravel Natasha's tightly-wound world and awaken her in ways she never could have imagined.

Confessions of a City Girl: Los Angeles is now available on Kindle!

Add Confessions of a City Girl: Los Angeles on Goodreads here:

To celebrate the release, I'll be giving away a $15 Amazon Gift Card and a Kindle copy of the book to one lucky winner, and three more winners will be chosen to receive Kindle copies of the book as well. To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter below and let me know if you have any questions.

If you already have a copy of LA Confessions, feel free to enter the giveaway, and if you win, you'll have your pick of one of my other (or future!) books.

If you are one of my Paris-loving readers, not to worry, there are more Paris books in the works (always!). We're just going on a little exploration of some fun, spicy U.S. cities first....

This spring, look for the next installment in the Confessions series:

And if you're still craving Paris, Midnight Train to Paris is a Kindle Monthly Deal, on sale for only $1.99 for the entire month of March! Happy reading!

A heartfelt thanks goes out to all of my amazing readers for your continuous support of my work. I'd also like to thank all of you who've reached out with words of love and encouragement at the news of my dear critique partner's passing. I hesitated to go ahead with the release during such a difficult time, but I know Karen would have wanted all of her writer friends to keep writing, publishing, and living our dream. This was her dream too, and her spirit will live on in the books of all of the writers she has helped, mentored, and laughed with over the years. I am truly blessed to be one of them.
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A letter to my first critique partner, my dear friend...

Tonight, I lost a dear friend. She was my very first critique partner --the first person I trusted with my manuscript, my baby. Over lattes and pastries, and over the course of the past six years, she taught me how to make my novels shine, and in the process, she became one of my closest friends. She was one of the most fabulous, vibrant women I have ever known--a mother of three sweet boys, wife to an incredible husband, a talented writer who I called "The Agent Queen" (contrary to the experience of many writers, she had no problem securing a new agent whenever it struck her fancy, and the query process was actually one of her favorite parts about being a writer!), and a total social butterfly. Everyone loved her, and we always will.

Just over two years ago, my critique group was gathering for our usual Friday session (which included way more than just writing advice - these amazing women have taught me more about life than I could ever learn in a book), and we found out that something was wrong with our dear friend. Soon she was diagnosed with brain cancer, and the two years that have followed have been extremely tough, to say the least. But through it all, she never complained. She didn't cry, she didn't shout at the sky and ask "why me?" Instead, she powered ahead with love and gratitude; I have never seen such grace amidst a storm. 

Right at the time she was diagnosed, I was planning a move across the country. I have been lucky enough to fly back and visit her a few times throughout her illness, and the most recent trip was only a week and a half ago. She had been sleeping a lot, but she rallied and stayed awake for most of my visit. She had a very difficult time speaking, but in the middle of it all, as I was telling her how much she means to me, she squeezed my hand and whispered, "I am so lucky." Whenever I am facing a hard time, I will think of her in that moment and remember how even though her body was failing, her spirit remained strong. She was one of the strongest women I've ever known.

Today, I was working on acknowledgements for my next story, and I wrote her a special note. A few hours later, she passed. 

Tonight, as I sit alone in the quiet of my home, watching the stars twinkle over the canyon, I want to write a letter to my sweet friend. I know she would understand--we're writers, so that's what we have to do.

Dear Karen,

I knew the day would come when I would be writing you this letter, and I am just so thankful I got to see you in person, hold your hand, hug you, and tell you one more time how much you mean to me. Writing novels was my dream, and you helped make my dream come true. I cannot even begin to express the gratitude I have for your friendship, your humor, your fabulous purses, your smiley faces on my manuscripts ("No conflict in this scene, sorry! :-)", your posh British accent, your writing advice, your life advice, but most of all, your love. I felt such love coming from you today when I heard the news that you had passed. I will miss you forever, and I am eternally grateful that you came into my life right when you did.

You were the first person to truly "get" my writing, my sense of humor, my voice, and my characters. As a writer, there is no greater gift than someone who understands your work, loves it, and helps you to make it better. You helped me write draft after draft of Sleeping with Paris, reading the same pages over and over until they were ready for submission.  You did the same with Kissed and Dancing (You must've read fifteen versions of Chapter 1 of Dancing...we finally got it right!). We even met at that funny little French cafe in the middle of Virginia in between critique group sessions just to have another chance to talk writing (and eat pastries!) Our meetings were the highlight of my week, and I have missed them and you immensely since I moved out to California. I will never forget you, or what you have taught me. And I promise you that the witty, beautiful stories you were working on when this all happened will still find a home. I will make sure of it.

Tonight, after I heard the news, I gazed up at the moon and the stars, wondering what the world will be like without you in it, my dear sweet friend. It is unimaginable. But then I remembered that you are still here, in my heart, where you will always be.

My beautiful friend, Karen

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

One Night in Paris Release & Giveaway!

I am thrilled to announce the release of my first novella, One Night in Paris, which was chosen to be included in Amazon's new short fiction program, StoryFront. 

About the story:

"From bestselling author Juliette Sobanet, One Night in Paris is a heartwarming and enchanting journey back to Jazz Age Paris."

When Manhattan attorney Ella Carlyle gets a call that her beloved grandmother is dying, she rushes to Paris to be by her side, against the wishes of her overbearing boyfriend. Ella would do anything for her grandmother and jumps at the chance to fulfill her dying wish. But things take a mystical turn when Ella is transported to a swinging Parisian jazz club full of alluring the year 1927! As the clock runs out on her one night in the City of Lights, Ella will attempt to rewrite the past--and perhaps her own destiny as well. 

Add One Night in Paris on Goodreads here:

One of my own nights in Paris...simply magical!

To celebrate the release, I'll be giving away a $15 Amazon Gift Card and a Kindle copy of the book to one lucky winner, and three more winners will be chosen to receive Kindle copies of the book as well. To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter below and let me know if you have any questions.

If you already have a copy of One Night in Paris, feel free to enter the giveaway, and if you win, you'll have your pick of one of my other (or future!) Paris books.

As always, I'd like to thank my readers for being so generous, supportive, and enthusiastic about my stories. You make me smile every day! I hope you enjoy Ella's journey back to 1920s Paris. I had an absolute blast writing this story and am so excited to share it with all of you!

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