Moonlight & Love Songs (Le Chat Rouge #2) by Alyssa Linn Palmer with Giveaway


Today I’m participating in the Moonlight & Love Songs book tour, hosted by France Book Tours. To follow all the stops, please visit this page.

This novel is the second in the Le Chat Rouge series. Benoit is a piano player in Le Chat Rouge, a jazz club in Paris. The club is a bit run down and their lead singer, Sera, has left. Benoit is a talented player and can compose, but without a singer his chances of getting out of the rundown club and succeeding are slim.

Daniel is a handsome young man who can sing and who loves music. When he walks into the Le Chat, Benoit takes notice. Not only can Daniel sing, but Benoit feels a spark. Unlucky in with love in the past, Benoit ignores his feelings. But Daniel’s charm is irresistible. Unfortunately for both men, Daniel’s addiction to heroin throws a wrench in their happiness. Can their careers and love survive?

Benoit is a charming character and it’s a pleasure to meet such a loving man. Daniel, even with his demons, is hard to dislike. Even when he was frustrating the heck out of me, I was still cheering him on. The author deftly handles the transitions from the past to present and she made me feel like I was in a jazz club in Paris.

The ending seemed abrupt to me and at first I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. I waited a couple of days to think about it. I see why the author ended it the way she did and I hope at some point she continues the story. I would like to check in on Benoit and Daniel later on.

Even though this book is the second in series, it can be read as a standalone. However, now I’m curious to read the first one.

I received an advanced copy of the book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Author Alyssa Linn Palmer

on Tour

October 7-16,  2013

with her Gay Romance, M/M, Noir:

Moonlight & Love Songs


Release date: September 17, 2013

 Amazon § Barnes&Noble


When Le Chat Rouge’s pianist, Benoît Grenier, meets the club’s new singer, his world is turned upside down. He’d given up ever finding someone to love. His hopes and dreams of a life beyond the club are revived, while his heart heals.

Daniel Marceau has come from Marseille, looking to escape bad decisions and worse memories. He never expected to fall in love, and when his past catches up with him it could ruin the only thing he’s ever found worth living for.

Daniel’s fears and his reluctance to ask Benoît for help could cost them everything they’ve worked so hard to create. [provided by the author]

About the Author

Alyssa-Linn-Palmer-75x100Alyssa Linn Palmer is a Canadian writer and freelance editor. She
splits her time between a full-time day job, and her part-time loves, writing
and editing. Her novella PROHIBITED PASSION and short story
BETTING THE FARM are available as ebooks. Her short story VEE is a
part of the charity anthology FELT TIPS, and its sequel is in the anthology
ANYTHING SHE WANTS. She’s currently working on several new
projects. She loves to hear from readers, and you can find her online at, or on Twitter @alyslinn.

Website • Blog • Twitter • Facebook • Goodreads


Giveaway! One lucky winner (US or International) will receive 1 e-book copy of Moonlight & Love Songs!  To be considered (open to all entries 18 or older), please leave a comment on this post, with an email where you can be reached, in spam-safe form: {name(at)place(dot)com}. Giveaway ends at 10pm EST on October 17th.


About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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5 Responses to Moonlight & Love Songs (Le Chat Rouge #2) by Alyssa Linn Palmer with Giveaway

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  2. Thanks for your review! And by the way, congrats for your book! Emma [France Book Tours]

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