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Paris Nights: a Good book needs reviews

Paris Nights:
a good book needs reviews

Bonjour mes amis, today, I come to ask for your help.
I’m organizing a tour for this book, and we need more reviewers to sign up to review it.
Remember: you get the book for free AND when you cross-post your review, you get credits towards gift cards!
And you don’t even need a book blog: you can post your review (on the day scheduled) on your Goodreads and Amazon accounts.

It’s actually an expensive book.
The review copy is available in print/ebook/audiobook
As of today, it has 22 reviews on Amazon, and they are ALL 5 stars!!
So this book has to be good!!

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The book is also getting popular in France.
In fact the famous newspaper Le Parisien just did an article on him at the occasion of a book signing.
Click on the article to read it (in French):

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SYNOPSIS

A memoir by the critically acclaimed actor Cliff Simon.
Paris Nights, the memoir of a South African soldier turned performer in the world’s most famous cabaret, delivers in a hugely entertaining way.
Little did Cliff Simon know that a single phone call and a one-way ticket to Paris would ultimately change his life forever.
Now the acclaimed television and film actor shares his journey from Johannesburg to the Moulin Rouge to Hollywood in his debut memoir, Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge.
From a young age Cliff Simon knew he was headed towards big places. Having grown up as both a skilled gymnast and a competitive swimmer, performance was in his blood. But with the onset of Apartheid and the looming threat of war, he and his Jewish family soon retreated from Johannesburg, South Africa to the London countryside. Before he knew it, he joined the British swim team and was near Olympics-bound with a full-ride offer to a United States university.
But something wasn’t quite right. Instead, Cliff returned home and enlisted in the South African Air Force. Cliff’s habit of impulsive risk-taking would continue but ultimately pave the foundation for an experience most of us would only dream of. After he was honorably discharged, twenty-seven-year-old Cliff worked a series of odd jobs at a resort near the Indian Ocean until he received a phone call from an old friend inviting him to join him at the iconic Moulin Rouge.
Here begins the story of Cliff’s meteoric rise at the Moulin from swing dancer to principal in the glamour filled show, Formidable; his offstage encounters with street thugs and diamond smugglers; and the long nights filled with after parties and his pick of gorgeous women. Encounter the magic, the mayhem, and the glory that was and still is the Moulin Rouge.

PRAISE FOR ‘PARIS NIGHTS’

“He writes of Paris as no one has done before, the after-dark city of night clubs, dance groupies, street fights, and shady characters. His is a truly singular story, and it’s told with humor, swagger, and absolute honesty.” –Marcia DeSanctis, author of 100 Places in France Ever Woman Should Go

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The Church of Tango giveaway winners

Church of Tango winners

won an e-copy of

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The Church of Tango:
A Memoir

 [memoir / travel, with some elements of romance]

 Release date: January 2012
at Mirasol Press

306 pages

ISBN: 978- 0615573540

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SYNOPSIS

More than a metaphor and much more than a dance, the Tango takes Cherie from being a widow with suicidal tendencies to traveling the world in search of herself, finding love, sorrow and serenity. Her quest takes her to France where she falls in love with aristocratic Olivier, and to Argentina where she falls in love with the tango. Along the way she discovers and deals with her own two separate breast cancers and the loss of all that she’d previously valued. Relationships in the desperate singles world is a whole new dance to learn, before being blessed at the Church of Tango.

The Church of Tango captivates readers struggling with tragic loss, illness, and death, as well as those who are passionate about travel and adventure, who long for love, or who delight in dance of all kinds.

Gold Medal winner 2013 of the Wishing Shelf Book Award [provided by the author]

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Cherie MagnusCherie Magnus, a California native, lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for 12 years.
She was a dance research librarian in the Los Angeles Central Library
and a dance critic for local newspapers before moving to France, Mexico, and finally to Argentina in 2003.
Many of her articles on dance, books, travel and international culture have been published in magazines,
professional journals, and several anthologies.
She has written a blog on expat life, Buenos Aires culture, and tango since 2006.
Currently she is preparing a prequel, Arabesque: Dancing on the Edge in Los Angeles, to be published in 2014.

Visit her website. Follow her on Facebook, and Twitter 

 

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Tour quotations: The Church of Tango

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Author Cherie Magnus

on Tour

October 1-5, 2014

with

Church of Tango cover

The Church of Tango:
A Memoir

 [memoir / travel, with some elements of romance]

 Release date: January 2012
at Mirasol Press

306 pages

ISBN: 978- 0615573540

***

SYNOPSIS

More than a metaphor and much more than a dance, the Tango takes Cherie from being a widow with suicidal tendencies to traveling the world in search of herself, finding love, sorrow and serenity. Her quest takes her to France where she falls in love with aristocratic Olivier, and to Argentina where she falls in love with the tango. Along the way she discovers and deals with her own two separate breast cancers and the loss of all that she’d previously valued. Relationships in the desperate singles world is a whole new dance to learn, before being blessed at the Church of Tango.

The Church of Tango captivates readers struggling with tragic loss, illness, and death, as well as those who are passionate about travel and adventure, who long for love, or who delight in dance of all kinds.

Gold Medal winner 2013 of the Wishing Shelf Book Award [provided by the author]

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Cherie MagnusCherie Magnus, a California native, lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for 12 years.
She was a dance research librarian in the Los Angeles Central Library
and a dance critic for local newspapers before moving to France, Mexico, and finally to Argentina in 2003.
Many of her articles on dance, books, travel and international culture have been published in magazines,
professional journals, and several anthologies.
She has written a blog on expat life, Buenos Aires culture, and tango since 2006.
Currently she is preparing a prequel, Arabesque: Dancing on the Edge in Los Angeles, to be published in 2014.

Visit her website. Follow her on Facebook, and Twitter 

Buy the book: Amazon (paperback) | Amazon (kindle) | Smashwords

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TOUR QUOTATIONS

Unshelfish

A very inspiring story of a woman navigating her way through loss, her own health crisis, poor choices in men – never less than with determination, independence and utter drive. Her love of the tango was intoxicating, leaving me with the hope of mastering this passionate and sensual dance.
Thank you Cherie for sharing your story in such a blunt and raw manner. Your boldness and decisiveness is nothing but inspiring. Your spirit stays with the reader long after the memoir ends and the last dance called.

An Accidental Blog

Cherie’s love for tango was the passion that took her on her adventures, and I truly enjoyed the journey along with her in her well-written memoir.

Book Nerd

I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir and learned about the courage it takes to start over and follow ones passion!

 Lisa’s Yarns

My favorite part of the book was her initial trip to Paris as she comments about how Paris felt more like home than anywhere else did at the time, which is a sentiment that I can completely relate to. 

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