Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in

Offer yourself a treat this Halloween with audiobooks Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicki Lesage and The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns! Beautifully produced by Tantor Media, these audiobooks will transport you far from the chill of autumn. The perfect way to visit Paris, without the jet lag.




Confessions of a Paris Party Girl, a humorous travel memoir:

When newly-single party girl Vicki moves to Paris, she hopes to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proves to be much more difficile than she imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamelessly honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you're right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.

Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will French bureaucracy ever cut her a break?

Find Confessions of a Paris Party Girl on Amazon!




The Paris Effect, a novel:

When Amy loses her best friend, Kat, to cancer, she knows their dream of a secret trip to Paris will never come true. Yet Kat’s words haunt her, urging her to embark on the Paris trip alone and shed the dissatisfaction of her life in Phoenix.

Little by little, Amy, grappling with a failing marriage and struggling with painful childhood memories, lets herself be swayed. Guided by Kat’s bold voice, Amy sneaks off to Paris while her husband is away on a business trip. Once there, however, she finds that her problems have come right along with her.

Through her adventures, laced with luscious descriptions of food and Paris, Amy learns that often in life, love and friendship, nothing is exactly as it seems. Will Amy choose the life she’s discovered in Paris or decide to revive the one she left behind?

Find The Paris Effect on Amazon!


Thursday, October 26, 2017

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in

Want a trip to Paris but without the troubles of jetlag? The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns is now available for pre-order in audiobook format!

See why nearly 150 reviewers have given this novel 5 stars...

"Discover a Paris that few casual tourists see" (Paris Voice)
"A can't-put-down… absorbing adventure" (Kirkus Reviews)

Amy and Kat had a plan: A secret trip to Paris. Even Amy's husband wouldn't know about it. But when Amy loses Kat, the "friend of her heart," to cancer, she knows the plan, too, has disappeared forever. Or has it? Grab a croissant, and settle in for a decidedly non-touristy trip to the City of Light.

Find The Paris Effect on Amazon!

Friday, October 20, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in


Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicki Lesage is now available for pre-order in audio format! This hilarious memoir will transport you to the streets of Paris -- croissants, wine, mishaps and French bureaucracy guaranteed! 

"An entertaining inside look at what it's like to be a 20-something American girl in the city of love." - Global Living Magazine

When newly-single party girl Vicki moves to Paris, she hopes to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proves to be much more difficile than she imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamelessly honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you're right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.

Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will French bureaucracy ever cut her a break?

Find the audiobook on Amazon!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in

As fall sets in, do you need a book that will transport you to the flower fields of France? We've got just what you're looking for!

A Perfumer's Secret by Adria J. Cimino, a story of family secrets, betrayal and love, is now available in audiobook format!

Perfumer Zoe Flore travels to Grasse, perfume capital of the world, to collect a formula: her inheritance from the family she never knew existed. The scent matches the one worn by her mother, who passed away when Zoe was a teenager. Zoe, competing to create a new fragrance for prestigious designer Cherone, believes this scent could win the contract - and lead her to the reason her mother fled Grasse for New York City. Before Zoe can discover the truth, the formula is stolen. Philippe Chevrefeuille, the enigmatic competitor who makes her heart race, is the only one who can help her find it. But Zoe is in no mood for romance, or at least that's what she tries telling herself.

Philippe knows that winning the Cherone fragrance contract is the way out of his mid-level perfumery job. And he has the ambition and ego to make it happen. Until Zoe enters the picture. In an instant, he's under her spell and losing his grip on his own creativity. If Philippe hopes to win, he must keep Zoe from finding the missing formula. But can he betray his own heart?

The pursuit transforms into a journey of self-discovery as each struggles to understand the complexities of love, the force of pride, and the meaning of family.

Find A Perfumer's Secret on Amazon or listen to a sample here.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

On Wednesday, October 04, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in

We are excited to announce that A Perfumer's Secret by Amazon best-selling author Adria J. Cimino is now available for pre-order in audio format! And you can listen to a sample right here.

The novel is read by Teri Schnaubelt, a Chicago-based stage, on-camera, and voice actor who has voiced more than 100 books for New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors.

As fall sets in, escape to sunny Provence with A Perfumer's Secret, a tale of family secrets, love and betrayal...


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

On Tuesday, September 05, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in ,




Exciting news! Three of our books will soon be available as audiobooks!

Velvet Morning Press has signed a deal with Tantor Media, a leading independent audiobook publisher, for the production of The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicki Lesage and A Perfumer's Secret by Adria J. Cimino.

Tantor's catalog includes Man Booker, Pulitzer, and National Book Award winners as well as numerous bestsellers. We are delighted to be working with such an accomplished player in the industry.

Stay tuned for further details!

The Paris Effect by K.S.R. Burns

Friendship, loss and a tantalizing trip to Paris in this highly praised #1 Amazon Best Seller in Women's Fiction that Kirkus Reviews calls a "can't-put-down-book" and an "absorbing adventure."

When Amy loses her best friend, Kat, to cancer, she knows their dream of a secret trip to Paris will never come true. Yet Kat’s words haunt her, urging her to embark on the Paris trip alone and shed the dissatisfaction of her life in Phoenix.

Little by little, Amy, grappling with a failing marriage and struggling with painful childhood memories, lets herself be swayed. Guided by Kat’s bold voice, Amy sneaks off to Paris while her husband is away on a business trip. Once there, however, she finds that her problems have come right along with her.

Through her adventures, laced with luscious descriptions of food and Paris, Amy learns that often in life, love and friendship, nothing is exactly as it seems. Will Amy choose the life she’s discovered in Paris or decide to revive the one she left behind?

**

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicki Lesage

When newly-single party girl Vicki moves to Paris, she hopes to indulge in wine, stuff her face with croissants, and fall in love. It proves to be much more difficile than she imagined. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, this cheeky storyteller recounts the highs and lows of her life in the City of Light. Sassy and shamelessly honest, Vicki makes you feel as if you're right there in Paris stumbling along the cobblestones with her.

Will she find love? Will she learn to consume reasonable amounts of alcohol? Will French bureaucracy ever cut her a break?

**

A Perfumer's Secret by Adria J. Cimino

Perfumer Zoe Flore travels to Grasse, perfume capital of the world, to collect a formula: her inheritance from the family she never knew existed. The scent matches the one worn by her mother, who passed away when Zoe was a teenager. Zoe, competing to create a new fragrance for prestigious designer Cherone, believes this scent could win the contract—and lead her to the reason her mother fled Grasse for New York City. Before Zoe can discover the truth, the formula is stolen. Philippe Chevrefeuille, the enigmatic competitor who makes her heart race, is the only one who can help her find it. But Zoe is in no mood for romance, or at least that's what she tries telling herself.

Philippe knows that winning the Cherone fragrance contract is the way out of his mid-level perfumery job. And he has the ambition and ego to make it happen. Until Zoe enters the picture. In an instant, he's under her spell and losing his grip on his own creativity. If Philippe hopes to win, he must keep Zoe from finding the missing formula. But can he betray his own heart?

The pursuit transforms into a journey of self-discovery as each struggles to understand the complexities of love, the force of pride and the meaning of family.

The Paris Effect, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl and A Perfumer's Secret are currently available in ebook and paperback on online retailers.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

On Tuesday, August 08, 2017 by Adria J. Cimino in

Feel like a hilarious summer read that will put you in the mood for sunshine, romance and margaritas? Check out Love on the Rocks (with Salt) by Charlene Ross, free through Aug. 10th!

Always a bridesmaid but never the bride…

Laney Delaney, a wedding dress designer, thought her fling with Andy in Cancun was more than that—until he admitted he had a fiancĂ©e. Brokenhearted, Laney returns to LA and deals with the demands of temperamental brides and their mothers while trying to forget Andy (whose image is in her mind every time she drinks a margarita).

She meets Kyle, a young lawyer, who has just what it takes to heal her wounded heart. But when Kyle's marriage proposal never turns into an actual wedding, and he spends more and more time at the office, Laney's happiness sours. Enter a surprise encounter with Andy and an even worse surprise on her kitchen counter and what's a girl to do?

Find Love on the Rocks (with Salt) on Amazon!