Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tuesday Intros -- The Paris Effect

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
The cover of this book definitely sucked me in, and I'm so glad I read The Paris Effect by KSR Burns. I'll be reviewing it for FranceBookTours on January 10 so I hope you'll come back to see my review and  have a chance to win a copy.
Amy and her closest friend Kat spent years planning the perfect Paris trip, which they would take place whenever Kat conquered cancer and Amy's husband absented himself on a long business trip. But Kat didn't survive, so Amy finds herself sneaking off to Paris alone.
Here's the intro:
Seven p.m. A Wednesday. Two weeks to the day after the funeral. Kat is dead. I am not.
What I am is hungry.
And majorly pissed off at William. 
I'm also joining in with Teaser Tuesday which is a weekly bookish meme, hosted Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker.

Here's the teaser:
He falls asleep thirty seconds later and I lie next to him, watching his chest rise and fall. I will wait two more days and then I will take the home pregnancy test I have stashed behind the towels in the linen closet.
Accordingly, the Sacre Couer painting in the window is not only non-contrite but sassy. It vibrates, quivers, shimmers, twitches with joy. It yearns to jump up and do the cancan.
I love this  interpration of Sacre Couer, the big white church located in Montmartre with a spectacular view of Paris (see my previous post).
Although the cover might make you think this book is chick lit, it deals with some heavy subjects and has a slightly sinister feel, leaving me very anxious throughout as I sped through to find out what happened. You can find it here at Amazon for $4.99 on Kindle or $11.99 in paperback.
I'm excited to see what everyone else is reading too.
Thanks for visiting and commenting.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

You are right about that cover; it hides the heavy themes well. But from the excerpts, you've piqued my curiosity. I want to know all the secrets and what is going on behind those teasers.

Here's mine: “NEVER ALONE”

Ms. M. said...

I'm definitely interested. I also love the picture in your header. Here's my link for today's intro and teaser from The Triple Agent by Joby Warrick: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1pK

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The opening drew me in, maybe because I felt like I was reading someone's private journal. Your Teaser intrigued me, too. Sounds like she's not exactly thrilled about a possible pregnancy! I'm curious about this book's plot.
Beautiful header photo.
My Tuesday post features Isabel Allende’s The Japanese Lover.

Nise' said...

The intro grabbed my attention and I want to read more.

Unknown said...

What else is hiding behind the cover? I'd want to continue reading.

Girl Who Reads said...

Sounds like a great winter read. Girl Who Reads

Yvonne said...

This book is on my list. It looks good.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Definitely not a "me" book but, I do hope you enjoy it.

Hope your New Year in wonderful!!

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