March 28, 2015

Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran - Spotlight and Giveaway

SCENT OF TRIUMPH

Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran
ISBN: 9781250048905
Paperback

SYNOPSIS

Perfume is the essence of beauty, the heart of illusion, the soul of desire. It is my past, my present, my future. —from the journal of Danielle Bretancourt When French perfumer and aristocrat Danielle Bretancourt steps aboard a luxury ocean liner, leaving her son behind in Poland with his grandmother, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever. The year is 1939, and the declaration of war on the European continent soon threatens her beloved family, scattered across many countries. Traveling through London and Paris into occupied Poland, Danielle searches desperately for the remains of her family, relying on the strength of Jonathan Newell-Grey, a British shipping heir and Royal Navy officer. Finally, in the wake of unspeakable tragedy, she is forced to gather the fragments of her impoverished family and flee to America. There she vows to begin life anew, in 1940s Los Angeles. Amidst the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Danielle works her way up from meager jobs to perfumer and fashion designer. Still, personal happiness eludes her. Can her sheer force of will attract the elusive love she desires, or will it only come at the ultimate cost?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Scent of Triumph - Jan Moran
JAN MORAN is the author of Fabulous Fragrances I and II, which earned spots on the Rizzoli Bookstore bestseller list, and other contemporary novels, including Flawless, Beauty Mark, and Runway. A fragrance and beauty industry expert, she has been featured on CNN, Instyle, and O Magazine, and has spoken before prestigious organizations, including The American Society of Perfumers. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and attended the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Writers’ Program. Visit her website. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Subscribe to her newsletter
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Buy the book: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | Apple iBooks IndieBound | Powell’s | Books A Million | Kobo | eBooks.com | GooglePlay *** You can enter the global giveaway here or on any other book blogs participating in this tour. Be sure to follow each participant on Twitter/Facebook, they are listed in the entry form below.

Entry-Form

Visit each blogger on the tour: tweeting about the giveaway everyday of the Tour will give you 5 extra entries each time! [just follow the directions on the entry-form] Global giveaway open internationally: 1 winner will receive 1 print copy of Scent of Triumph * Scent of Triumph Vintage Perfumes
BONUS OFFERED BY THE AUTHOR – independently from this book tour – With every purchase of Scent of Triumph, she is offering a free ebook of Vintage Perfumes, a nonfiction guide to the finest classic perfumes, for epub and mobi.
Just email her some proof of your purchase (receipt, email receipt, photo of yourself with the book or ebook on your reader, etc.), and she will send you the free ebook of Vintage Perfumes.
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10 comments:

  1. I'm going to really enjoy this. I love reading about women who rise above tragedy and succeed in life. There's something about this book that is just pulling me in. I'm relly looking forward to reading it.
    Thank you for the post.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Hi Carol, I'm so glaf to hear that you'd like to read Scent of Triumph! I hope you'll like Danielle, she endures a great deal of tragedy, but always manages to find hope. Good luck to you!

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    2. Hi Carol, I'm so glaf to hear that you'd like to read Scent of Triumph! I hope you'll like Danielle, she endures a great deal of tragedy, but always manages to find hope. Good luck to you!

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  2. What a stunning book cover, I love Paris. I'm looking forward to reading this one, thank you for showcasing this book. The only other book I have read is Perfume: the scent or a murderer by Patrick Suskind. A creepy classic tale of the power of scent.

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    1. Hi Amanda, I was so excited to see this book cover, too! The designer at St. Martin's Press (who, concidently, is also named Danielle), did a superb job of capturing the lushness of Danielle's creative endeavors, and the vintage look of the World War II era.

      And Suskind's Perfume stayed with me, too. A fine writer who really brought the sense of smell to life. But I like to think this novel has more pleasant aromas :)

      Nice chatting,
      Jan

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    2. Hi Amanda, I was so excited to see this book cover, too! The designer at St. Martin's Press (who, concidently, is also named Danielle), did a superb job of capturing the lushness of Danielle's creative endeavors, and the vintage look of the World War II era.

      And Suskind's Perfume stayed with me, too. A fine writer who really brought the sense of smell to life. But I like to think this novel has more pleasant aromas :)

      Nice chatting,
      Jan

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  3. I have yet to read a novel surrounding perfumes, so this would be my first......
    thank you for the giveaway........

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    1. I hope you enjoy Scent of Triumph, and learn a bit about perfume along the way. Good luck to you!

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    2. I hope you enjoy Scent of Triumph, and learn a bit about perfume along the way. Good luck to you!

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