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The Paris Effect: Book to movie

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The Paris Effect:
Book to movie

In case you missed the announcement by Velvet Morning Press, The Paris Effect was optioned for Film & TV!

Discover all about this great book and its author featured here on France Book Tours.

AND the good news is that we have a few spots still open for the tour on the latest book by K.S.R. Burns!
Come this way before it’s too late to: Paris Ever After


K. S. R. Burns on tour: Paris Ever After

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K.S.R. Burns

on Tour

May 1-14


Paris Ever After

Paris Ever After

(women’s fiction)

 Release date: May 1st, 2018
at Velvet Morning Press

ASIN: B079H32ND3
260 pages


Can Amy’s rocky start in Paris turn into a happy ever after?

Amy didn’t realize how stale her life was until she jetted off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband—and had the adventure of a lifetime. Now as she tries to establish herself in the City of Light, she finds that despite a fun (and quirky) group of friends and the ability to indulge in French pastries whenever she wants, reinventing her life is much harder than she imagined.

Then on Amy’s thirtieth birthday, two unexpected visitors leave her wondering if she will soon be saying au revoir to Paris and the new life she’s struggled to build. Her estranged husband, Will, shows up—but is he interested in reconciliation or separation? And a young woman who arrives on Amy’s doorstep unleashes chaos that could push Amy out into the street.

As Amy’s Parisian dream starts to fall apart, she must decide: return to the stability of Will and Phoenix (if that’s even still an option) or forge her way forward in Paris? Amid secrets and surprises, set in enchanting gardens, cozy cafés, and glittering Parisian streets, Amy must choose between two very different worlds. And each has a claim on her heart.


NB: The author’s previous book, The Paris Effect, featured here on France Book Tours, was just optioned for Film & TV!

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Magnifique! Fall in love with Amy as she stumbles through her new life in Paris, gradually learning what means the most in her unscripted world. Burns’ dry sense of humor and intimate knowledge of Parisian life are woven through the story as perfectly as the Hermès scarf in one of the book’s most unforgettable scenes. Heartwarming and full of colorful characters, the surprise-filled narrative is smart, wry and poignant. You won’t want to put it down. Five stars!
Patricia Sands, author of the best-selling Love in Provence series

A roller coaster of a ride, Burns’s Paris Ever After takes us on a fast-paced adventure, the plot plunging through the streets of Paris and right into the hearts of its beautifully flawed characters.  Readers—buckle your seat belts, hang on to your hats, and get ready for unexpected twists and turns. Full of wit and humor, this novel is unputdownable!
Samantha Vérant, author of Seven Letters from Paris and How to Make a French Family
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K. S. R. Burns
is the author of the Amazon bestseller,
its upcoming standalone sequel PARIS EVER AFTER,
Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use.
She has lived and worked in four countries and 22 cities,
including Paris.
No longer a wanderer, Burns now resides in the Pacific Northwest,
where in addition to novels
she writes a weekly career advice column for The Seattle Times.

Visit her website.
Follow her on Facebook, Twitter

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Buy the book: Amazon | Kobo | iTunes | Nook


Tuesday, May 1
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Locks, Hooks and Books

Wednesday, May 2
Review by Denise
Review by Andrea

Thursday, May 3
Spotlight + Giveaway at Words And Peace

Friday, May 4
Review + Giveaway at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Monday, May 7
Spotlight + Giveaway at Books Are Cool

Tuesday, May 8
Review  by Grass Monster

Wednesday, May 9
Review + Giveaway at
Musings of a Writer & Unabashed Francophile

Thursday, May 10
Review + Interview + Giveaway at Bookwormerz

Friday, May 11
Review + Excerpt + Giveaway at Reading To Unwind

Monday, May 14
Review + Giveaway at Coffee, Chocolate or Tennis

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The Paris Effect in audiobook: French Hop by K.S.R. Burns

France Book Tours is thrilled to announce
the arrival of
The Paris Effect
in audiobook format!

For the occasion, K.S.R. BURNS shares with us today how New foods, transport, habits change Paris

The Paris Effect audio

The Paris Effect

(women’s fiction)

Audio Release date: October 31, 2017
at Velvet Morning Press / Tantor Audio

11:22 hours



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.


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K. S. R. Burns

New foods, transport, habits change Paris

Paris has always embraced the new. Yes, the bones stay the same—the Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and Notre-Dame will be there forever—but new buildings and monuments continue to be built (like the Bibliothèque Nationale) and new priorities increasingly shape daily life (more ways to recycle seem to pop up every day).

But the small changes are what you notice when you travel to Paris every couple of years or so. Recently my husband and I were lucky enough to spend a month in an apartment in the 12th, and observed a number of new-to-Paris foods, customs, and pastimes. Here are a few:

paris cornCorn on the cob. Traditionally, corn was not an ingredient you saw a lot of in France. If it appeared in a salad, well, that was what made it a “salade exotique.” But now corn seems to be everywhere. Street markets sell unshucked cobs (it’s called “maïs doux”). Grocery stores offer pre-cooked corn on the cob, shrink-wrapped in plastic the way cooked beets and potatoes are sold. One day we saw a street vendor hawking freshly grilled corn, like roasted chestnuts. Even popcorn is now a thing in Paris. Boutiques specialize in selling different flavors, and colors, of pre-popped popcorn.

Wheels, wheels, wheels. Paris, above all, has always been a walking city. If you don’t or can’t walk you took the Métro, bus, or taxi. Then, a dozen or so years ago, bicycles went from seldom-seen to ubiquitous. But it didn’t stop there. This time we noticed a huge uptick in scooters (“trottinettes”), used by both adults and children, sometimes in electric versions. Occasionally we spotted an electric-powered adult tricycle, and you can now hire a pedi-cab in some areas of Paris. But the most spectacular new form of wheeled transport, at least to us, was something called a “solo wheel” (“monoroue”). It’s basically a battery-powered, beachball-sized wheel, with footrests. You stand on it and zip through traffic along with the cars. No helmet. No safety devices of any kind. Terrifying.

Cleaner and safer. Good news: city buses no longer spew diesel fumes; they are hybrid-powered. Walking is more pleasant, too. There’s far less litter (i.e., dog poop) and more streets are now pedestrian only. Plus, motorists actually stop for you at crosswalks now, even when they have the right of way (the first time this happened we thought it was a fluke, but it was not).

Healthier. Joggers in Paris used to be relatively unusual, except around the big hotels. Now you see them every day, everywhere. Some parks have been transformed into virtual outdoor gyms; at Parc Monceau one weekday morning we saw people lifting weights, boxing, doing yoga, working out with personal trainers, and practicing martial arts and parkour. Fewer people seem to smoke and indoor restaurants now ban it. Finally, and you may or may not think this is healthy, fruit juice has become a thing. One day we met a Parisian friend at a café and she ordered cranberry juice. And got it.

More convenient. Many more stores have Sunday hours now (we’re not sure if this is a good change or not). More restaurants seem to serve food all day, rather than just at lunch and dinner. More grocery stores stock pre-made salads and sandwiches; some are really good.

But there’s no need to worry. Paris is still Paris. The markets still bustle, the cafés still teem with lovers and students, the museums are still bursting with wonderful art, and the croissants are still flaky. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose !

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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).
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.

Visit her website.
Follow her on Facebook, Twitter

Subscribe to her newsletter

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Buy the audiobook
Other formats
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At the same time, Velvet Morning Press announces the audiobook of two other great books set in France – click on the covers to order the book.

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl
When newly-single party girl Vicki moves to Paris, she hopes to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proves to be much more difficile than she imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamelessly honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you’re right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.
Reviews on France Book Tours



Perfumers audio


When perfumer Zoe Flore travels to the South of France to collect a formula, her inheritance from the family she never knew existed, she realizes this perfume may unlock a long-hidden family secret. Before Zoe can discover the truth, the formula is stolen. And Philippe, the enigmatic competitor who makes her heart race, is the only one who can help her find it.
Listen to a sample

France Book Tours Review of one of her other books:
Paris, Rue des Martyrs