Monday, February 8, 2016

Check out the CLOSE TO DESTINY Book Tour!

To celebrate CLOSE TO DESTINY'S one-year anniversary, we're going on tour... a virtual tour! We've got about a dozen stops over the next couple of weeks so please follow us from blog to blog as reviewers share their thoughts about the novel.

You can find the agenda and my "Meet and Greet" here. So what's the Meet and Greet all about? Well, I'll tell you about my writing process, my next books and let you know whether I prefer coffee or hot chocolate, text messaging or phone calls... and a few other fun facts. 

It should be a fun February! Thanks for stopping by... 

Monday, January 25, 2016

Cover Reveal: A Perfumer's Secret

I'm really excited to share with you today the cover of my upcoming novel  A Perfumer's Secret... For the official cover reveal, and an excerpt from the book, please follow me over to Traveling With T

The novel, set in the South of France, will be released in May -- one of my favorite times in the South, with the beautiful flower fields, the scented air and the sunshine.

Stay tuned right here on my blog for more about my soon-to-be released novels. In the meantime, here's a quick description of A Perfumer's Secret:

The quest for a stolen perfume formula awakens passion, rivalry and family secrets in the fragrant flower fields of the South of France... 

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 a prestigious designer, 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. And she’s not the only one looking for it. So is Loulou, her rebellious teenage cousin; Philippe, her alluring competitor for the fragrance contract; and a third person who never wanted the formula to slip into the public in the first place.  

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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tall Poppy Writers in the News!

My book Paris, Rue des Martyrs and a bunch of other great books by great authors were on TV! 

My fellow Tall Poppy Writers Kathryn Craft and Amy Impellizzeri spoke about our wonderful, supportive group and our books yesterday on ABC27 News. The Poppies are all about authors supporting each other rather than competing with each other -- and connecting bright authors with smart readers.

Check out all of the Poppy books; you won't be disappointed!

And check out the news report here

Monday, January 18, 2016

A Bit of Magic... for only $0.99!

Feel like a little bit of magic on a cold February day? Then curl up with your ereader and check out CLOSE TO DESTINY for only $0.99 on Amazon

Alternating between the reality of day and the mystery of night, CLOSE TO DESTINY is a magical realism story of déjà vu and righting past wrongs.

Check out what people are saying about the book:

"A remarkable and fantastical journey! Adria J. Cimino spins a web of believable magic, love that transcends time, betrayal, redemption, and above all... Destiny. You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough to see what else is around the corner!" -- Amy Impellizzeri, author of award-winning novel LEMONGRASS HOPE.

"An absolutely beautiful writer." -- Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of DEAR CAROLINA

"An intriguing and fast paced read about people whose present day existences are eerily interlinked to the past. The book explores, among other things, questions about love and sanity, and how sometimes there is an unexpected interplay between the two. Hats off to Adria Cimino for a compelling read."
-- Kristin Louise Duncombe, author of TRAILING: A MEMOIR

Happy reading...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Canal without Water...

See that bike caked in mud? It's yet another treasure that a guy in my neighborhood added to his collection of eclectic things... He'll repair and restore just about anything, and if you're looking for even the most unusual tool, he probably has one (or more) in his workshop. 

So where did he get this disgusting bike? From the bottom of the Canal Saint-Martin. He didn't go diving. Thankfully, he's not that desperate for treasures. No, this is just one item among a strange collection of shopping caddies, scooters, traffic signs, shoes (and even a gun, I heard) that workers found as they drained the canal. It's a once-a-decade project, this draining and cleaning, and is quite a spectacle for residents and visitors, who linger near the railings installed along the banks.

The canal cleaning is supposed to last about three months, with this popular spot all ready for tourists and locals just in time for spring. In the meantime, here are some photos of what it looks like now...

Hmm, what's that blue thing in the mud?

When water turns to mud.

I see a scooter! What else can we find in this picture...

Another bike! 

As I look at the findings in the depths of the mud I'm really glad that I've never dunked my toes in the canal on the hottest of summer days. Things often aren't as they seem. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Creepshow: My Novel of the Glass Ceiling

I'm excited to announce that I have two novels set for release this spring... I'll talk about the first one today since the cover reveal is right around the corner! It's set for January 12 on the Tall Poppy Writers blog. 

The novel touches upon a subject that I'm passionate about: discrimination against women in the workplace. And how does a writer join in the fight against such inequality? Through the power of the written word.

So here it is...

The Creepshow
By Adria J. Cimino

Wanda Julienne was the perfect employee. Until she had a baby. 

Wanda, a thirtysomething single mother, returns to her job at an international financial services firm after maternity leave and finds her world turned upside down. The colleague who filled in for her made disastrous errors that should have cost him his position. Instead, management pressures Wanda to repair the damage overnight and take on new assignments that are a sure recipe for failure. Add in a dose of sexual harassment, and Wanda, who can’t afford to lose her job, feels trapped. 
Slowly, she discovers that other colleagues have experienced similar treatment, but no one wants to talk about it.
At home, the situation isn’t much brighter. Wanda struggles to balance her baby’s needs and her tough work schedule. Her best friend, Galina, and the ex-boyfriend Wanda never thought would return try their best to offer support, but the attention only suffocates her.   
Wanda turns her back and isolates herself, submerged in a downward spiral, until Galina suggests a way out—but the exit won’t be without drastic consequences.

The Creepshow is set for release in print and ebook formats on April 11. In the meantime, I'll share excerpts and other interesting stuff here on my blog! 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Do You Love Book Deals?

As many of you know, author Vicki Lesage and I also run our own small press, Velvet Morning Press. Well, this year there will be an additional venture on our plate. We are starting BookStar Daily, a daily book deals newsletter featuring the best deals on the best books. And it's FREE!

As part of our launch, we're giving away Fire HD 6 devices plus ebooks. You can enter through the Rafflecopter widget below! 

Happy reading and Happy New Year! 

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