The Paris Effect
Release date: June 1st, 2016
at Velvet Morning Press
Friendship, loss and a tantalizing trip to Paris in this highly praised #1 Amazon Best Seller!
Amy and Kat had planned a secret trip to Paris. Even Amy’s husband wouldn’t know about it. But when Amy loses Kat to cancer, she knows the plan is gone forever. Or is it?
Guided by memories of her friend and dissatisfaction with her own calorie-counting life in Phoenix, Amy sneaks off to Paris while her husband is away on a business trip. Once there, she’s robbed, stalked, arrested and almost kidnapped. Worse, she finds that all her problems have come right along with her.
Through her adventures, laced with luscious descriptions of food and Paris, Amy learns that often in life, love and friendship, nothing is exactly as it seems. Grab a croissant and settle in for a decidedly non-touristy trip to the City of Light.
‘THE PARIS EFFECT’
… a can’t-put-down-book… never stops being an absorbing adventure–not until the gratifying final moments… A lovely ode to Paris, friendship, spontaneity and forks. . .both on the plate and in the road.”
– Kirkus Reviews
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Unlike her character Amy in THE PARIS EFFECT,
K. S. R. Burns has never ventured down
into the scary and forbidden catacombs.
Nor has she run away from home,
but she has lived and worked in 22 cities,
one of them Paris
(because she does definitely share Amy’s passion for Paris).
Burns is also the author of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF WORKING GIRL:
REAL-LIFE CAREER ADVICE YOU CAN ACTUALLY USE (Running Press 2009),
because while living in 22 cities she racked up a total of 59 jobs,
thereby learning a lot about the world of work.
She currently writes a weekly career advice column for The Seattle Times.
No longer a wanderer, Burns currently resides in the Pacific Northwest
with her husband and cat.
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Why the heck didn’t I read it before? I absolutely LOVED LOVED this. It is one of those books that you lose yourself into and before you know it the end is near.
We follow Amy’s adventure in and around Paris and she gets to meet some interesting people. I loved the way this was all brought together, there seemed to be a twist at every turn and I couldn’t quite predict what was going to happen next. I fully embraced the descriptions of the food, buildings, streets and people.
I am so pleased there is a book 2 as I feel Amy has so much more to give and as K.S.R. Burns has written such a starting point of Amy’s life, it would be such a shame not to continue on her journey. A highly recommended read.
Today, I’m happy to share with you an action and emotion-filled book that’s set in Paris.
I loved seeing Paris through Amy’s eyes.
Lots of details about the scrumptiousness of Paris.
The novel definitely had high-tension and kept me reading quickly through to the end in just a day or so. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.
KSR Burns does an exceptional job creating personalities, narrative, and situations that are both layered and engaging.
The balance between thoughtful and sincere self-examination with humor is absolutely perfect.
Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile
I couldn’t really put the book down.
The book was a satisfying read, and the ending seemed just about right. I’d like to read more of Amy, and see what she gets up to next. Perhaps the author will give us a sequel. I hope!
Libri Amori Miei
It’s an exciting book with some touching moments but also lots of humor and irony, food and beautiful landscapes.
It was a quick and flowing read but enjoyable, an intriguing journey into the most romantic city in the world.
The Paris Effect is a truly enjoyable read. At some stage, there is suspense and it keeps you going and you simply want to keep going even after it reaches the end.
I cannot wait to read the sequel about Amy.