Q & A With David LeRoy at To Read or Not to Read

Marcie shares her interview with author David LeRoy at To Read or Not to Read. He talks about his debut novel The Siren of Paris, which explores the German occupation of France and the French resistance — http://www.2readornot2read.com/2012/08/q-with-david-leroy.html

Rich in historical detail and full of suspense, The Siren of Paris explores the journey of one American from medical student, to artist, to political prisoner at Buchenwald Concentration Camp during World War II.

Marc, a French born American student, never suspected that he would become trapped in German occupied France when he came to Paris in the summer of 1939 to study art. While smuggling a downed airman out of the American Hospital, through the Paris resistance underground, his life is plunged into total darkness when someone he trusts becomes a collaborator agent for the Gestapo. Marc then must fight to save his soul when he is banished to the “Fog and the Night” of Buchenwald, where he struggles with guilt over the consequences of having his trust betrayed.

For more information about this virtual book tour, including excerpts from reader reviews and the tour schedule, please see: https://bookpromotionservices.com/2012/05/22/siren-of-paris-tour/ To order a copy of The Siren of Paris for Kindle, for $4.99, please visit: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088CA098.

Historical Novelist David LeRoy Talks to Dianne Ascroft

Author and blogger Dianne Ascroft interviews novelist David LeRoy, who talks about his first novel, The Siren of Paris. LeRoy did extensive research for this book about the German occupation of France and the French resistance. In this interview, he explores the process of creating a historical novel. He describes how he did his research. He also discusses the art of combining fact with fiction and how he helps readers vicariously experience what living through World War II in Europe was really like.

Here is a snippet:

Overall, I tried my utmost to use real historical events in this story to give the reader the feeling of experiencing World War Two.  Sometimes those facts do not synch up with our expectations.  I did not know that many of the arresting agents for the Gestapo in Paris had no guns and just ran around with briefcases like traveling salesmen wearing civilian clothes.  Our imagination wants to have a tall proud German in a SS Uniform with a machine gun, not a briefcase full of papers.

Please read the entire interview here: http://dianneascroft.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/the-siren-of-paris-alerts-us-to-wars-reality/

For more information about this virtual book tour, please see: https://bookpromotionservices.com/2012/05/22/siren-of-paris-tour/ To order a copy of The Siren of Paris for Kindle, for $4.99, please visit: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088CA098.

Debut Author David Leroy Is Guest Blogger at Historical Tapestry

Debut author David LeRoy visited Historical Tapestry, sharing a guest post titled “Why I Love Ocean Liners.” He discussed how, while doing background research for his World War II novel The Siren of Paris, he learned about a little known historical event: the sinking of the RMS Lancastria, a small one stack Cunard liner that took on over 7,000 British soldiers and civilian refugees on June 17th, 1940. The exact number is unknown, because they stopped counting at 7,000. This tragedy was covered up by the British government. In his guest post, Leroy also talks about why ocean liners fascinate him. Please visit Historical Tapestry and read the article here: http://historicaltapestry.blogspot.com/2012/07/why-i-love-ocean-liners-by-david-leroy.html.

The Siren of Paris follows the journey of one American from medical student, to artist, to political prisoner at Buchenwald Concentration Camp during World War Two. It is thoroughly researched, suspenseful, and rich in historical detail.

For more information about this virtual book tour, please see: https://bookpromotionservices.com/2012/05/22/siren-of-paris-tour/ To order a copy of The Siren of Paris for Kindle, for $4.99, please visit: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088CA098.

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