A Paris Fairy Tale written by Marie Laval, publisher Choc Lit, is available NOW in ebook and audiobook format.
Is Paris the city of happily ever afters?
Workaholic art historian Aurora Black doesn’t have time for fairy tales or Prince Charmings, even in the most romantic city in the world. She has recently been hired by a Parisian auction house for a job that could make or break her career. Unfortunately, daredevil journalist Cédric Castel seems intent on disrupting Aurora’s routine.
As Aurora and Cédric embark on a journey across France, they get more than they bargained for as they find themselves battling rogue antiques dealers and personal demons, not to mention a growing attraction to each other.
But with the help of a fairy godmother or two, could they both find their happily ever afters?
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Marie Laval’s latest novel: A Paris Fairy Tale. This is my first introduction to the work of Marie Laval and I was swept away with this modern day fairy tale that was filled with a dashing hero, who was known for helping those in need and a shy heroine who was striving to be recognised in the field of art historians but she also desperately wanted the love of others and to be accepted for who she was.
When Aurora Black, Art Historian, was granted the job of researching a manuscript believed to be 100’s of years old she couldn’t believe her luck. The manuscript was safely stored at an auction house in Paris awaiting authentication prior to it being auctioned. Aurora was known as Black Ice for her coldness in the art world but underneath her smart exterior there was a vulnerable young woman who had experienced heartbreak and tragedy at such a young age. Aurora kept this hard persona to protect herself. However, when she is consumed with her work and is dazzled by the ancient manuscript and it’s artwork a softer side to Aurora is revealed and her face glows with the love of her work, art and it’s history.
Whilst Aurora is authenticating the manuscript local journalist Cédric Castel is assigned to shadow Aurora and write up an article with her findings. However Cédric has ulterior motives for this article and he believes there is a dark underworld of crime revolved around the art world. A friendship of sorts soon blossoms between Aurora and Cédric but when danger looms their lives and others are put at risk. Is there a link to the manuscript and to the recent bouts of accidents?
A Paris Fairy Tale is an intriguing romance filled with an ancient mystery that dances with danger but sweeps you under it’s fairy tale spell.
About the author
Originally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher and in her spare time she loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance. Her historical romance The Lion’s Embrace won the Gold Medal at the Global Ebook Awards 2015 (category Historical Romance), and best-selling Little Pink Taxi was her debut romantic comedy novel with Choc Lit. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she likes to call ‘a French twist’!
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