Thank you so much for having me on Delighted Reader! Today is the official release day for my fourth novel, Dancing with Paris, and I’m thrilled to be here to celebrate with you!
First, a little more about the book:
In Paris, a past life promises a second chance at love.
Straitlaced marriage therapist Claudia Davis had a plan—and it definitely did not involve getting pregnant from a one-night stand or falling for a gorgeous French actor. She thinks her life can’t possibly get more complicated. But when Claudia takes a tumble in her grandmother’s San Diego dance studio, she awakens in 1950s Paris in the body of Ruby Kerrigan, the glamorous star of a risqué cabaret—and the number-one suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow dancer. As past lives go, it’s a doozy…especially when an encounter with a handsome and mysterious French doctor ignites a fire in Claudia’s sinfully beautiful new body.
But time, for all its twists and turns, is not on her side: Claudia has just five days to unmask the true killer, clear Ruby’s name, and return to the twenty-first century. To do so, she must make an impossible choice, one that will change the course of both of her lives forever.
Anyone who has read my books knows that I am hopelessly and forever in love with France, and more specifically, with Paris, the dazzling City of Lights. I’ve been lucky enough to spend time living and studying in Paris, and ever since my very first trip at the age of fifteen, I’ve always felt as if I was coming home. Considering I grew up in the cornfieldsof Ohio, my friends and family have always been baffled by my inexplicable connection to France, but it’s always made perfect sense to me. When I’m in Paris, I’m swept away to another world…a world where I can speak the most elegant, gorgeous language I’ve ever heard, where the scent of buttery croissants greets me every morning as I stroll down a charming cobblestone street, where I can sit for hours at sidewalk cafés drinking wine with my friends and feel simply and truly alive.
I base my novels in France because I want to sweep my readers away to this romantic, vibrant setting just as Paris first swept me away. I used to joke that I must’ve been French in a past life—it was the only explanation I could come up with for why I had this strong desire to learn French and travel to Paris from such a young age. It was this idea that led to the premise for Dancing with Paris. What if my main character really had lived in Paris in her past life? And what if she had the chance to travel back in time to re-experience that life and potentially change her fate? In Dancing with Paris, I explore all of these questions while taking readers on a magical, suspenseful voyage back in time to romantic 1950s Paris. I hope you are swept away by the sights, sounds, and delicious smells of Paris in the pages of my latest novel…and of course meeting a few sexy French men along the way won’t hurt either!
Juliette Sobanet bio:
Juliette Sobanet earned a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.A. from New York University in France, living and studying in both Lyon and Paris. She worked as a French professor before turning a new page in her career, penning romantic women’s fiction with a French twist. She is the author of Sleeping with Paris, Kissed in Paris, Midnight Train to Paris, Dancing with Paris, and the upcoming novel Honeymoon in Paris. Today she lives with her husband and two cats in San Diego, where she devotes her time to writing and dreaming about her next trip to France. You can find her on her website, Twitter, or Facebook.
Dancing with Paris on Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Dancing-with-Paris-ebook/dp/B00B4EJA5W/ref=pd_sim_kstore_3
Dancing with Paris on Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dancing-with-Paris-ebook/dp/B00B4EJA5W/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kinc_1