Friday, September 11, 2020

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Someday in Paris by Olivia Lara - Book Tour + Giveaway




Someday in Paris
'An epic, sweeping romance about soulmates and second chances' Holly Miller
'An absolutely unforgettable love story' Mandy Baggot
'A deeply moving, richly evocative story of love, loss and the power of hope' Miranda Dickinson
Finding the one is only the beginning... 
1954. Zara is fifteen the first time she meets Leon. During a power cut in a small French museum, the two spend one short hour in the dark talking about their love for art, Monet and Paris. Neither knows what the other looks like. Both know their lives will never be the same. 
1963. In Paris, Leon no longer believes he will ever find the girl he lost that night. After dreaming about him for years, Zara thinks she has already found him. When they meet at an exhibition, they don't recognise each other – yet the way they feel is so familiar... 
Over the course of twenty years, Zara and Leon are destined to fall in love again and again. But will they ever find a way to be together? 
'It's about dreams and taking chances. Missed opportunities and mistakes. Loss and sacrifice. But above all, it is about love. The kind of love that survives time, distance... even death. The kind of love I wish for you.' 
A magical new love story about star-crossed lovers, perfect for hopeless romantics and fans of One Day and The Notebook
What readers are saying about Someday in Paris
'I absolutely adored this book and stayed up late at night to finish it!! I couldn't put it down. This was a truly epic love story' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
'Magical, all-encompassing and timeless; an unforgettable romance' NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
'Without question 5.0 Exquisite Stars!! There are not enough magical adjectives to describe the beauty of this story!! Someday in Paris moved me beyond words and to quite a few tears' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
'Some books leave you a print in your heart which make them difficult to forget ... Emotive, sweet and unforgettable ... The most beautiful book I've read in a while!' NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
'This is a book for hopeless romantics, for those who dare to dream, and for those who believe in true love everlasting ... I could not put it down' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
'This book left me speechless. I haven't read such an amazing story in a long time' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
'I absolutely loved this book ... The story kept me hanging on and reading late into the night' Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Author Q&A
1. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
“It will happen.” It might not happen as quickly as you’d like it to, or as you imagined, but if you stick to it, if you continue working for it and you don’t give up…it will happen. And “don’t listen to naysayers.” Everyone has opinions and they’re entitled to them, but you do you and everything will be alright. 


2. Favorite childhood memory involving books?
So many. One in particular that comes to mind is about my father’s library— an impressive room stacked with books of all genres. For as long as I can remember, he’s been an avid reader, and I recall waiting for him to go to work or be busy with something else, so that I could finally sneak in there, curl up with a book in my favorite chair—usually a book I wasn’t supposed to read for another few years— and losing track of time.


3. If you could dine with any literary character, who would it be and why?
I’d have to say Sherlock Holmes or Hermione Granger. Maybe Don Quixote. The first two for their incredible personalities and smarts. And the latter because I would find it fascinating to see how his mind works.


4. Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
I’ve always loved to write. Ever since I was little I’d come up with stories and fill notebooks and notebooks of them. But it took me quite a while to go from ‘this is just a dream’ to ‘this is my goal’. Growing up in Romania, being an author was not something you imagined you could be doing out of school or even in your twenties or thirties. It didn’t seem accessible to ordinary people, as if it was reserved for only a few select individuals I thought surely had much more to say than me, had more talent, more life experience. It wasn’t until I moved to the US in 2011 that I even dared to think about being an author as not just a dream, but a possible reality…sometime in the future.


5. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Hard-working. Determined (or stubborn). Dreamer.


6. What is your most unusual writing quirk?
I can only write outside. Summer, winter, it doesn’t matter. I have my own space (a couple of them in fact) in our house, but I find myself easily distracted inside for some reason. And I also listen to the same ‘soundtrack’ I create at the beginning of the first draft…all the way until the final edits. Same exact songs I pick carefully to match the story, on repeat, for months (or however long it takes for me to finish a manuscript)

7. What’s one movie you like recommending to others?
Amelie. It’s the perfect mix of dreamy setting, magic, love and ‘feel good’.


8. What are your top 5 favorite movies?
Any Nora Ephron movie. The “Before” movie trilogy directed by Richard Linklater, Amelie, Casablanca, The Notebook.

That’s more than 5, right? :)

9. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
The same advice I would give my younger self. Write a lot, write every day if possible. Read. All the time, extensively, across genres, everything you can get your hands on. Then rinse and repeat. And don’t let setbacks get you down. Keep at it. Don’t give up and make it happen.


10. What is your favorite genre to read?
It’s funny, but I actually adore many genres and don’t particularly have a favorite. I do love a good love story, but also an edge of your seat thriller or a mystery. I like tons of YA and fantasy books, true crime, biographies. The genre I read perhaps the least is horror.

Author Bio – 
OLIVIA LARA was born and raised in Bucharest in a family of booklovers and storytellers. Since university she has worked as a journalist and marketer in Romania, France and the United States. She is currently a marketing executive in San Francisco and lives in the Bay Area with her husband, young daughter and four cats. Someday in Paris is her first novel.

Social Media Links –
Twitter @olilara_writes,
Instagram @olivialara.writes
Author website: olivia-lara.com

Giveaway
Enter to win 1 of 50 Kindle copies of the book!

It is open to US only as per Goodreads latest rules. 



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