Monday, May 6, 2024

Tour Kick Off: Arrested by Countess Ilene Médecin

 A Memoir of the American First Lady of Nice, France and the French Riviera


Date Published: March 17, 2024

Publisher: BookBaby


Growing up in Beverly Hills with two famous uncles - a cosmetics magnate and a well-connected mobster - eventually led Ilene Médecin to a romantic and glamorous life as the American First Lady of Nice and the French Riviera. "Arrested" follows Ilene through her marriage to Jacques Médecin, a Medici Count fondly known as "King Jacquou," who was the last scion of a century old political dynasty. Her unique experience is from the perspective of an American woman living in France, married to a powerful French politician ruling the Côte d'Azur as they shared their social circle with Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier. Life was extraordinary among royals, celebrities, and politicians. From the enchanted pages of a storybook Camelot, being at the pinnacle of a fantasy existence, only to fall from grace to the depths of a French prison cell. While there were trysts and scandals, nothing prepared Ilene for the demise of a prominent political family and her eventual arrest for her husband's alleged wrongdoings. As for Jacques, sadly, taking up residence in Uruguay was a puzzling end to a stellar political career.

Neither political exile nor arrest had ever been on Ilene's bucket list, but she found herself checking them both off. Her late husband, Jacques Médecin, had been Mayor of Nice, President of Alpes-Maritimes (presiding over the Côte d'Azur), French Minister of Tourism, Member of Parliament, and a Medici Count. Rest assured, "King Jacquou" was no ordinary politician as he ruled the expanse of the French Riviera. Curiously, he also gained notoriety being the official reference for proper Salad Niçoise as the published author of a widely acclaimed cookbook, "Cuisine Niçoise, Recipes From A Mediterranean Kitchen."

Purchase Link


May 7 - The Faerie Review - Spotlight

May 8 - Momma and Her Stories - Excerpt

May 9 - Nana's Book Reviews - Spotlight

May 10 - Book Junkiez - Excerpt

May 14 - Writers N Authors - Interview

May 15 - My Bookmarked Reads - Spotlight

May 16 - The Indie Express - Review

May 20 - Tea Time and Books - Spotlight

May 21 - Novel News Network - Review

May 22 - Matters That Count - Spotlight

May 23 - Texas Book Nook - Review

May 27 - Books Blog - Spotlight

May 28 - On a Reading Bender - Review

May 29 - Liliyana Shadowlyn - Spotlight

May 30 - My Reading Addiction - Interview

June 3 - The Avid Reader - Interview

June 4 - Momma Says to Read or Not to Read- Spotlight

June 5 - Our Town Book Reviews - Excerpt

June 6 - Crossroad Reviews - Spotlight

June 7 - RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

RABT Book Tours & PR

No comments:

Post a Comment