Saturday, April 21, 2018

WeWriWa - 21 April 2018 - Without A Clue


21 April 2018
Big change in our weather this weekend. 51F and the brave were out in the park this afternoon in shorts and summer tops. It’ll need to warm up a bit more before I get that adventurous.
As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where the participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.
For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have yet another snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. After being kidnapped in broad daylight, then informed one of her grandfather’s friends wished to speak with her privately, Paula is more confused than ever. Enjoy!




Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.ca/Without-Clue-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B076635N3Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515269134&sr=1-1&keywords=Without+A+Clue+by+Chris+Grover
Also available at Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

https://www.books2read.com/u/boYak1

List Price: $3.99
          Why all this cloak and dagger stuff? And since you know so much about me, why didn't your boss call me at my hotel and invite me to visit?”
          “If, as we believe, you are being watched, we did not wish to advertise our presence.”
          “Meaning your boss wants to keep this meeting a secret?” she said, hoping it had something to do with the diary.
          “Precisely.”
          “Must have made your day, getting to snatch me off the street in broad daylight.” She smiled to soften her words.
          “Don't worry, you—”
          “Will not be harmed. Right, so you said.”
         
^ ^ ^

Blurb:

Nine months ago, within hours of purchasing a valuable antiquarian diary for their grandfather, Paula Sinclair's brother, Eric, was killed by a car bomb and the diary disappeared.
Private investigator, Luc Dupré, along with the police, insist the diary was destroyed in the explosion. Paula isn't convinced. No trace of either the diary or Eric's briefcase was found in the rubble, and she takes it to mean the diary was stolen. The diary wasn't insured and with the bank still owed half a million dollars, Paula cannot sit idly by and watch her beloved grandfather forced into bankruptcy.
Following a mysterious phone call and a series of cryptic postcards, Paula returns to Paris to hear a rumor that the diary is being offered for sale by secret auction. She also finds out that the diary once belonged to Luc's family. When her relationship with Luc takes a sudden change from business to personal, she's positive he's using her and his job to get it back.
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Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:   www.wewriwa.com

 ^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/christiane-france https://www.books2read.com/ap/8ZwPYx/

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MidWeekTease - 18 April 2018 - Getting Real


18 April 2018:

Thanks as always to Angelica Dawson for hosting the MidWeekTease - http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/ It’s a great way to learn about other authors and their work.
We’re more than halfway through April yet here in the Niagara region winter is still hanging on with subzero temperatures and snow in the forecast again for today. It’s supposed to warm up next week, but I’ll believe it when I feel it.
This week I have another excerpt from Getting Real, a contemporary gay romance where one of the men needs to grow up and start behaving like a responsible adult, and the other needs to distance himself from his controlling family. In this snippet Cole has given serious thought to what TJ said about him taking the easy way out as far as his family was concerned and decided TJ is right.


Getting Real
By Christiane France
Available at iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo
https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Real-Christiane-France-ebook/dp/B06WVNKLZY/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Blurb:


For TJ Delaney and Cole Labelle, it’s time to turn their lives around and get real.
TJ needs to exchange his playboy lifestyle for a job and prove he’s a responsible adult rather than a spoiled, rich brat.
Cole needs to free himself of his family’s control and their paranoid fears by proving being gay like his father is the only thing he and the man who gave him life have in common.

Excerpt:


Between deciding what to put where and checking with Kreber’s on availability, the rest of the week passed in a flash. I hadn’t seen Cole since the night I ran into him in the Falls. If he regretted our conversation and was avoiding me, fine. I might not agree with his reasons, but it was his life and his decision.
Friday morning, Maggie called to say she’d be over around ten. About a quarter to the hour, I heard a tap-tap on the door. Figuring she was early, I yelled, “Come on in. It’s open,” only to look up and find Cole standing there, looking smart and delicious in a charcoal suit, pale blue shirt and patterned tie.
“You doing anything for lunch today?” he asked.
“No. Why?” If I sounded suspicious, I was. “I thought—”
“I know. The thing is I’ve been thinking, so hear me out, okay?”
He shuffled his feet, as if he were nervous about something. Then he smiled, a shy, tentative smile that once again made me want to rush right over and give him a hug. Again, I resisted.
“After I left the club the other night, I drove around for a while and thought really hard about what you’d said. You were right. I knew my family was scared I’d do something to embarrass them, and I took the easy way out by going along with it. I figured it was only temporary and that once Carla came home… Then I recalled you saying what if she doesn’t? That was something I hadn’t even considered.”
“So? You come to any conclusions?”
“That Carla has a life to live same as me. You were also right when you said I needed to forget about my family and concentrate on my own life. So that’s what I’m trying to do. If someone has a problem with us having lunch together that’s too bad. ”
“Okay, but one small step at a time, huh?”
Before Cole could reply, the phone rang, and I picked up.
“Hi, TJ. It’s me, Maggie. I’m afraid there’s been a slight change of plan. I can’t get there until sometime between noon and one. Is that okay with you?”
“It’s fine. See you then.”
I replaced the receiver with a sigh and looked at Cole. “How about a rain check for lunch?”
“Problems?”
“That was Maggie. She was supposed to be here at ten to finalize our order for the plants. Now she says she can’t make it until noontime. I’m sorry.”
“Hey, the job comes first.” He reached out and briefly touched my shoulder. “You want to go for a drink later?”
“You mean here in town, after work?”
“Why not?”
“I think you need to slow down. Lunch is one thing, Cole. You hired The Birds to supply the plants for the building, so it could even be explained as a working lunch. What you’re suggesting is something else. It’s like a date. It’s like making a major statement to the entire world. What if someone sees us and your family finds out?” I couldn’t believe I’d just said that, but I wanted Cole to step back and think what could happen.

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Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link: http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/

^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/christiane-france
https://www.books2read.com/ap/8ZwPYx/




Saturday, April 14, 2018

WeWriWa - 14 April 2018 - Without A Clue


14 April 2018

Today, weather in the Niagara region has taken yet another turn for the worse. Enviro Canada and the weather people predicted an ice storm of possibly historical proportions with high winds, freezing rain and accretions of ice up to one inch or more, and they weren’t kidding. Right now, it’s a winter wonderland beyond my windows, snowing and blowing so hard I’m glad to be indoors. It’s supposed to keep up until at least noon tomorrow, so power failures and property damage like fallen trees are bound to happen as well.

As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where the participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.

For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have yet another snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. After shaking off the man she thought was following her, Paula continues on her way and suddenly finds herself in real trouble. Enjoy!



Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.ca/Without-Clue-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B076635N3Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515269134&sr=1-1&keywords=Without+A+Clue+by+Chris+Grover
Also available at Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

https://www.books2read.com/u/boYak1

List Price: $3.99
          Suddenly realizing her captor had used her name, Paula leaned forward to get a better look at his reflection in the rearview mirror.
          Broad shoulders, slicked back dark hair, navy suit and aviator sunglasses.
          Her mouth felt dry and her heart began to pound. “Well?”
          “One of your grandfather’s friends wishes to speak with you privately,” the man replied in good but strongly accented English. “I’m sorry if I scared you, but I had reason to believe you were being followed so I did what I thought best given the circumstances. You have nothing to worry about, Miss Sinclair. I assure you that you will not be harmed in any way.”
          The only person Paula could imagine might be following her was the one who’d sent her the postcards. “A friend of my grandfather?
         
^ ^ ^
Blurb:

Nine months ago, within hours of purchasing a valuable antiquarian diary for their grandfather, Paula Sinclair's brother, Eric, was killed by a car bomb and the diary disappeared.

Private investigator, Luc Dupré, along with the police, insist the diary was destroyed in the explosion. Paula isn't convinced. No trace of either the diary or Eric's briefcase was found in the rubble, and she takes it to mean the diary was stolen. The diary wasn't insured and with the bank still owed half a million dollars, Paula cannot sit idly by and watch her beloved grandfather forced into bankruptcy.

Following a mysterious phone call and a series of cryptic postcards, Paula returns to Paris to hear a rumor that the diary is being offered for sale by secret auction. She also finds out that the diary once belonged to Luc's family. When her relationship with Luc takes a sudden change from business to personal, she's positive he's using her and his job to get it back.
^ ^ ^

Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:   www.wewriwa.com

 ^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/christiane-france https://www.books2read.com/ap/8ZwPYx/

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MidWeekTease - 11 April 2018 - Getting Real


11 April 2018:

Thanks as always to Angelica Dawson for hosting the MidWeekTease - http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/ It’s a great way to learn about other authors and their work.
This week I have another excerpt from Getting Real, a contemporary gay romance where one of the men needs to grow up and start behaving like a responsible adult, and the other needs to distance himself from his controlling family. This snippet is a continuation of last week’s. TJ isn’t ready to give up on Cole, so he keeps up the pressure until he finds out what’s really going on with Cole and his family.


Getting Real
By Christiane France
Available at iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo
https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Real-Christiane-France-ebook/dp/B06WVNKLZY/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Blurb:

For TJ Delaney and Cole Labelle, it’s time to turn their lives around and get real.
TJ needs to exchange his playboy lifestyle for a job and prove he’s a responsible adult rather than a spoiled, rich brat.
Cole needs to free himself of his family’s control and their paranoid fears by proving being gay like his father is the only thing he and the man who gave him life have in common.

Excerpt:

“I know you want to get your own place and you figure you can do that once your sister comes home, but what if she changes her mind? Have you thought about that? Even more important…what about the here and the now?” I paused to let my words sink in. He didn’t reply, and I added, “Maybe I’ve misunderstood. The situation can’t be that bad or you’d have done something about it, right? How old are you? Twenty-five, twenty-six?
“Twenty-six. Look, TJ. You may think you understand the situation, but you don’t. If it wasn’t for my uncle, I’d be waiting tables or something worse. He came through with the job at the tower when the one I’d had lined up fell through. When construction on the tower didn’t finish on time and I started looking for something temporary to fill in, he came through again. He called a friend at Kreber’s and arranged for me to work there until the tower reached the point where I could start showing prospective tenants around. I thought it was really nice of him to go to all that trouble when I know he doesn’t like me and also why.”
Nice? No way! The dude wanted Cole where he could keep an eye on him. Make sure Cole kept his sexuality under wraps. I’d heard a few stories about controlling families, but this was sick. His uncle had been so fucking clever about finding him a job, Cole figured he was doing him a favor. “You like working for your uncle?”
“It’s okay. I wouldn’t say it’s my dream job. It’s boring as hell most of the time—no real responsibilities, nothing to tax the brain, but it sure pays well. More than I’d earn anywhere else.”
“Must come in handy if you’re supporting your mom.”
“No, there’s no reason for me to do that. My grandparents made certain she was well provided for. She’s never had to work or go short of anything her whole life.”
“So she could afford to pay for home security?”
“I suppose she could if she wanted to. What does that have to do with anything?”
I reached for my glass and gulped down half the contents in one go. “It occurred to me that if she got home security, she wouldn’t need you to hold her hand all the time, and you wouldn’t have to wait for your sister to finish her education. You could have a life now. Go clubbing, go on vacation, do whatever you want.” I smiled. “Just a thought.”
Cole’s mouth tightened, and I knew I’d hit a nerve. Probably made him angry, too, if the way he stiffened and straightened in his chair was anything to go by. “You’re kidding, right? A home security system wouldn’t change a damn thing. I can’t start doing my own thing until Carla gets back. It’s not because I’m a coward or I don’t have the balls. As the man of the family, I have responsibilities. She’s my mom, she needs me and I have to respect her wishes, TJ. She says me living at home makes her feel safe.”
Oh, puleeeese!
“If you say so. I don’t have a mom, so I wouldn’t know.” I gave him a weak smile and wondered if Cole was as brainwashed as he sounded. Somehow I thought not. He knew what was going on, but— But what? He’d chosen to ignore it? He believed life would change after his sister returned? “What happens when you want to go out, say like tonight for example? Does she have a friend come over?”
“No. We have a housekeeping couple who live in, so she’s not completely alone. There’s always someone there if she needs anything.”
Suppose she were left alone, then what? She’d throw a fit? Send you to your room with no dinner?
Cole tried to pass off what he’d said with a smile, but I saw the deliberate way he avoided eye contact. He even sounded embarrassed when he added, “I guess you think I’m being over-protective.”
I knew I should shut up and either change the subject or leave. It was Cole’s life he was wasting, not mine, and it wasn’t up to me to tell him what to do. I cared about the guy, but there was nothing I could do to help and that made me angry. I couldn’t just blow him off with a few kind words.
Instead, I captured his gaze as I reached across the table, took hold of his hand and squeezed, hard. “I don’t think you’re a coward or lacking balls. I think what you’re doing is crazy. You’re pretending to be someone you’re not for all the wrong reasons. Don’t you get it?
“From everything you’ve said, your mom and uncle don’t just suspect you might be gay, they know you are. That’s why they’ve taken such an interest in where you live and work. Between your mom with her ‘I’m scared to live alone’ routine, and your uncle paying you big bucks to do what sounds like a minimum wage job, I’d say they’re worried you could embarrass them in the same the way your dad did.

^ ^ ^

Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link: http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/

^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/christiane-france
https://www.books2read.com/ap/8ZwPYx/


Saturday, April 7, 2018

WeWriWa - 7 April 2018 Without A Clue


7 April 2018

And so winter continues in my little corner of he world. Yesterday it snowed and today I went out wearing gloves, wool socks, winter boots, and my winter coat with the hood pulled up. Brrr… Will this cold spell never end?
As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where the participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.
For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have yet another snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. After shaking off the man she thought was following her, Paula continues on her way and suddenly finds herself in real trouble. Enjoy!



Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.ca/Without-Clue-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B076635N3Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515269134&sr=1-1&keywords=Without+A+Clue+by+Chris+Grover
Also available at Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

https://www.books2read.com/u/boYak1

List Price: $3.99
          Half way along the block, an arm suddenly snaked around her from behind and she was pinned against a hard body.
          Before she could open her mouth to call for help or make any attempt to escape, she was lifted bodily, shoved into the back of a car. The next thing she knew, the vehicle was already gaining speed.
          A thick glass panel separated her from the driver, but there was a red stop light ahead. She made a frantic but unsuccessful attempt to find the door handle. They were in the city. It was daylight. There were people on the sidewalks. If she could just catch someone’s attention--
          “The doors are locked, Miss Sinclair…
         
^ ^ ^
Blurb:

Nine months ago, within hours of purchasing a valuable antiquarian diary for their grandfather, Paula Sinclair's brother, Eric, was killed by a car bomb and the diary disappeared.

Private investigator, Luc Dupré, along with the police, insist the diary was destroyed in the explosion. Paula isn't convinced. No trace of either the diary or Eric's briefcase was found in the rubble, and she takes it to mean the diary was stolen. The diary wasn't insured and with the bank still owed half a million dollars, Paula cannot sit idly by and watch her beloved grandfather forced into bankruptcy.

Following a mysterious phone call and a series of cryptic postcards, Paula returns to Paris to hear a rumor that the diary is being offered for sale by secret auction. She also finds out that the diary once belonged to Luc's family. When her relationship with Luc takes a sudden change from business to personal, she's positive he's using her and his job to get it back.
^ ^ ^

Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:   www.wewriwa.com

 ^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/christiane-france https://www.books2read.com/ap/8ZwPYx/

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MidWeekTease - 4 April 2018 - Getting Real


4 April 2018:

Thanks as always to Angelica Dawson for hosting the MidWeekTease - http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/ It’s a great way to learn about other authors and their work.
This week I have another excerpt from Getting Real, a contemporary gay romance where one of the men needs to grow up and start behaving like a responsible adult, and the other needs to distance himself from his controlling family. This snippet is a continuation of last week’s where TJ goes clubbing with a buddy and runs into Cole.


Getting Real
By Christiane France
Available at iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Kobo
https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Real-Christiane-France-ebook/dp/B06WVNKLZY/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Blurb:

For TJ Delaney and Cole Labelle, it’s time to turn their lives around and get real.
TJ needs to exchange his playboy lifestyle for a job and prove he’s a responsible adult rather than a spoiled, rich brat.
Cole needs to free himself of his family’s control and their paranoid fears by proving being gay like his father is the only thing he and the man who gave him life have in common.

Excerpt:

Cole was still at the table where I’d left him, staring into his beer and looking as moody and miserable as before. I wished I could give him a hug, help him find a way to fix things. As it was, all I could do was listen and hope that helped.
I was lucky to have a father who’d always loved me unconditionally. Sure, he’d recently told me to grow up and get real, but he’d never had a problem with my sexuality, and I couldn’t even imagine him making me feel embarrassed about it the way I suspected Cole’s family made him feel.
I remembered when I was about ten or eleven, I’d run home crying about some kids at my school bullying me and calling me nasty names.
He’d given me a hug and said, “That’s because they sense you’re different, son. We can’t change who we are. We can only accept it. If you can do that, then most of the bullies will, too. You’ll see.”
As usual, my father was right.
Cole looked up as I reclaimed my seat. “Everything cool with your friend?”
“He wants to leave around midnight.”
“I’d give you a ride myself, but it’s better I don’t.”
“Why? You’re scared someone might see us.”
He hesitated for a second or two, drank some more of his beer and then shrugged. “I don’t know, and I don’t care to tempt Fate. My mom would get upset and my uncle would go nuts. It’s too risky. I can’t.”
“You could say you were giving a friend a lift.”
“They know I don’t have any friends. I’ve lost touch with those I had in college and I’m in no position to make new ones.”
“Sounds like they’ve made sure of that.”
He tried for a smile, but looked closer to tears. “You must think I’m an idiot, but you just don’t understand what it’s like for me. If they saw me hanging out with you or anyone else who is openly gay, I’d lose my job for sure, and I don’t even want to think how Mom would react.” He sucked in a breath. “To be honest, I’m just about counting the days until Carla gets back.”
Cole was wrong. I was beginning to understand a little too well—his family was worried about him following in daddy’s footsteps, so they’d done everything short of locking him in his room to ensure that didn’t happen. And Cole, poor bastard, had given up without a fight because he believed his sister would keep her promise to come home. A year was a long time. She could change her mind a dozen times between now and then.
I liked Cole a lot, and I’d have enjoyed finding out if there was more between us than a little chemistry and me wanting to get him in the sack. I could see there was zero chance of that happening, but I couldn’t just give up.

^ ^ ^

Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link: http://midweektease.blogspot.ca/

^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/christiane-france
https://www.books2read.com/ap/8ZwPYx/



Saturday, March 31, 2018

WeWriWa - 31 March 2018 - Without A Clue


31 March 2018
We’re welcoming Easter Sunday with a temperature of 5C—it actually feels more like -5C, heavy rain, and high winds. Not my idea of the perfect weather for rabbit revels and Easter egg hunts. Today I wore my winter coat to go shopping and still froze. But hey, it is what it is and hopefully everyone will have a wonderful Easter.
As Christiane France, I write LGBT, MTS, PA, and RO. My alter ego, Chris Grover, writes MTS. This is a weekly blog hop where the participants post 8-10 sentences from a published work or a work in progress. The blog posts go live between 12:00 noon Saturday and 9:00a.m. Sunday. It’s a great way to discover new authors and expand networks. So be sure to visit www.wewriwa.com and check out all the WeekendWritingWarriors blogs.
For this week’s edition of WeekendWritingWarriors  www.wewriwa.com I have yet another snippet from Without A Clue. A romantic mystery/suspense set in the City of Light and Love--Paris, France. After receiving a message from Luc cancelling their lunch date, Paula decides to do a little investigating on her own. Enjoy!



Without A Clue
By Chris Grover
https://www.amazon.ca/Without-Clue-Chris-Grover-ebook/dp/B076635N3Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1515269134&sr=1-1&keywords=Without+A+Clue+by+Chris+Grover
Also available at Apple iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

https://www.books2read.com/u/boYak1

List Price: $3.99
          Her mind full of possibilities, Paula turned the corner onto the next street and collided with someone coming the other way.
          “Sorry, I—” Before she could finish the apology she caught sight of the man's face and quickly sucked in her breath. Late twenties or early thirties, pale complexion but not bad looking, short brown hair, and wearing a gray tee-shirt and scruffy blue jeans. Unless he had a twin, it was the same man she'd seen twice the night before. Once in the bar and once at the café when she was with Luc
          She tried to push past, but he smiled and grasped her arms. “Mademoiselle is okay, yes?”
          “Mademoiselle is just fine. And she would be even better if you would kindly stop following her and pick on someone else.”
          
^ ^ ^
Blurb:

Nine months ago, within hours of purchasing a valuable antiquarian diary for their grandfather, Paula Sinclair's brother, Eric, was killed by a car bomb and the diary disappeared.

Private investigator, Luc Dupré, along with the police, insist the diary was destroyed in the explosion. Paula isn't convinced. No trace of either the diary or Eric's briefcase was found in the rubble, and she takes it to mean the diary was stolen. The diary wasn't insured and with the bank still owed half a million dollars, Paula cannot sit idly by and watch her beloved grandfather forced into bankruptcy.


Following a mysterious phone call and a series of cryptic postcards, Paula returns to Paris to hear a rumor that the diary is being offered for sale by secret auction. She also finds out that the diary once belonged to Luc's family. When her relationship with Luc takes a sudden change from business to personal, she's positive he's using her and his job to get it back.
^ ^ ^

Don’t forget this is a blog hop. You can check out all the other contributors’ blogs by following this link:   www.wewriwa.com
 ^ ^ ^

Cool mysteries and hot romance - http://www.chrisgrover.ca
https://www.amazon.com/author/christianefrance
https://www.facebook.com/chris.grover.71
http://twitter.com/chrisgrover2
http://christianefrance.blogspot.ca/
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/christiane-france https://www.books2read.com/ap/8ZwPYx/