Welcome, dear reader. . . .
. . .to my home on the web. First, the big news:
The sequel to The Paris Effect (yes, the one that’s taken me years to write) is DONE and will be released on May 1st. We even already have a title and cover:
Here’s the back cover blurb:
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.
In other news, The Paris Effect is still available in audiobook form, as well as the regular digital and paperback formats, on Amazon here.
Here’s what people have said about The Paris Effect:
“A lovely ode to Paris, friendship, spontaneity and forks–both on the plate and in the road.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“This adventure is replete with delectable food, poignancy, humor, dark secrets and portents of illumination–which is as it should be for a story set in the City of Light.”
– Bellingham Herald
“Discover a Paris that few casual tourists see–not the romantic Woody Allen Paris but a multinational, multilingual Paris of street hustlers, puddles of pee, diesel fumes…”
– Paris Voice
“I couldn’t believe how wonderful and adventurous this title would be until I read it. This is an addictive read that will keep readers guessing on every single page.”
– Readers’ Favorite
“Readers who value a well-crafted story and love the sights, sounds, foods and options of Paris will enjoy this tale and its surprising sequence of events.”
– ASU Magazine
“A galvanizing debut novel, at once hilarious, harrowing, and heartwarming. Smart, sassy, a real gem.”
– Will North, bestselling author of The Long Walk Home
Meanwhile, for general info on The Paris Effect (and my first book, The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl), click on books. Love (or hate) the dieting “rules”? They are all collected here. Are you a member of a book group? Check out the reading group guide.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
PS: Please note that both The Paris Effect and the upcoming Paris Ever After are published under my fiction by-line, K.S.R. Burns. The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl was published under my non-fiction by-line, Karen Burns.