Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
Today is my second Head of Zeus Christmas interview with an author I’ve learnt more about hosting blog tours for this publisher ahead of being able to source her stories! Let’s give a warm welcome back to Ms Baggot as earlier in the year I hosted another lovely convo with her as well! My converstion today will wrap-up my featured posts, guest features and other delights I get to share and host on behalf of Head of Zeus for 2020! I’ve only been hosting with them off/on for the last two years and I must admit, I’ve had a lot of wickedly delightful moments talking with their authors and learning more about the stories they are publishing every year. This also marks my final Christmassy interview for the season but there is more #blogmas Christmassy content coming until the dawning hours of New Year’s Eve!
This particular story is a Contemporary Christmas Romance set in Paris – a setting I regularly visit in Historical Fiction (generally in war dramas) and a city which I very rarely get the chance to see through a Contemporary lens! My heart has been with Paris though recently especially due to the fire at Norte Dame Catheral and other well known tragedies which have happened in the city. The most heartwarming end cap on the fire for me was when I heard about the bees and how they were unharmed, saved and are still living out their lives as only bees can as they not only survived the fire but they preserved a bit of the catheral which has been a beacon of hope for so many over the generations it has stood as a landmark in Paris.
I happily just found out that “A Perfect Paris Christmas” is currently available via Scribd on audiobook – I did not have the chance to listen to it ahead of my tour stop as I was struck down with a moderate migraine this week however, it renews my hope more titles I desire to read and/or hear in audio by Head of Zeus are inbound to Scribd! For those who read ebooks, there is a copy for you, too! Happy Christmas, dear hearts!!
Why I wanted to host a spotlight & interview
for this new Christmassy story ‘A Perfect Paris Christmas’:
As the founder and host of @SatBookChat – I am constantly seeking to find new stories featuring strong women in the centre of Romance & Women’s Fiction. I read an equal amount of Contemporary and Historical stories within these genres of interest whilst encompassing all the lovely sub-niches of their literary styles as well. This New Year 2020 I am also seeking out Feminist Lit which celebrates the kind of stories I am enjoying to discover as well. All of which I try to champion and showcase in the chats I host on Saturdays – wherein writers, readers, book reviewers, book bloggers and the rest of the bookish community on Twitter get to engage with one another. Thereby as a regular reader of these stories I was delighted to find a #newtomeauthor to start seeking out to read!
I have such a fond affection for Christmas (as a holiday and as a season) to where I love to spend my Decembers with a bit of a reprieve from hosting book reviews and focus strictly on guest features and/or showcases of stories wherein I might have extracts to share OR other #behindthebook insights which will help us all sort out which books are good fits for us as readers and which ones might be best for others instead. I love having my Decembers full of #blogmas posts, however, I believe this year, for 2020 I might have exceeded my personal expectations of what I can feature from 1st to 31st December!
This particular story stood out to me because of the Hope it has for knitting our lives together even when it doesn’t appear the timing is right for anything to go well. Sometimes you have to embrace the serendipitous nature of how our lives can take a circuitous route into our future and at other times, taking a leap of faith chance to go ‘somewhere’ new is just what we need in order to find ourselves exactly where we need to be! I love this about the premise and of course, having two people continuously meeting up with each other in ways that may or may not feel as if it were predestined is my kind of Christmassy Romance as well!
Be sure to brew your favourite cuppa and enjoy this delightful holiday inspired Q&A!
A Perfect Paris Christmas
Subtitle: Can one handsome stranger show her how to love again?
by Mandy Baggot
Keeley Andrews knows more than anyone that you only live once. So when she receives an invitation to spend two weeks in Paris, all expenses paid, she jumps at the chance.
Ethan Bouchard has had the worst eighteen months of his life. He's ready to give up on everything, including his hotel chain. So when he meets Keeley, it simply isn't the right time.
As Keeley and Ethan continue to bump into each other on the romantic Parisian streets, they can't help but wonder whether this is fate telling them to let go of the past and leap into the future...
Head to Paris this Christmas and fall in love under the lights of the Eiffel Tower with best-selling author, Mandy Baggot.
Places to find the book:
Also by this author: My Greek Island Summer
Published by Aria Fiction
on 1st October, 2020
Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Audiobook & Ebook
Converse via: #APerfectParisChristmas, #WomensFiction and #HeadOfZeus