We here at The Paperback Princesses often receive emails from Indie authors requesting reviews and are blessed with free book copies. Often we are unable to get to so many titles before our mass market published books take over our TBR shelves. That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great reads though! We want to give back to those Indie authors and are declaring EVERY SECOND SUNDAY our SHOUT OUT TO INDIES MEME. For those of fellow bloggers, please feel free to add our meme to your regular schedule. We only ask that you quote and link back to us as a courtesy. For all of you Indie authors, we invite you to contact us at the contact link to your top left. We will select 1 - 3 titles (each time we post) that sound interesting.
This week's selection is:
Publisher: Langon House, printed by Create Space
ISBN: 13: 978-0692342855, 10: 0692342850
Release Date: November 28th, 2014
During a tourist trip to Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France, 17-year-old Katelyn Michaels is confronted by two unusual young men, one who insists she is there to save the mount, and the other who will stop at nothing, even murder, to prevent her from fulfilling her destiny.
Katelyn Michaels plans on hating every moment of her visit to Mont Saint Michel with her father’s new French wife. Once there, she is confused when she experiences sensations of déjà vu and hears voices as she and her younger brother explore the medieval village and abbey.
When the oddly-dressed but alluring Nicolas slips Katelyn a strange medallion, she is whisked back through time with him to the 15th century where her Watchmen hosts tell her she is the only hope to save Mont Saint Michel from the invading English armies.
Even worse, she learns those armies are led by a fallen angel intent on learning the mount's closely-guarded secret.
Katelyn is torn by feelings of anger at being taken back in time, inadequacy at finding a modern solution for a medieval problem, and responsibility for the mount’s starving inhabitants. She is also perturbed by her surprising attraction to the ill-tempered Nicolas. Will she stay to learn why she was chosen by the Archangel Michael and find a way to save his mount?
Why I Write by Kathleen C. Perrin
I come by my passion for words honestly. My father was a storyteller par excellence, often making up tales and poems to entertain his children, and my 94-year-old mother’s life to
this day is brimming with books. However, neither of my parents had the advantage of being
college-educated since they came of age during WWII. While my father flew mission after
mission in a B-24 bomber, including on D-Day and during the Battle of the Bulge, my mother
gave birth to their first baby. During those dark, uncertain days, he and my mother wrote letters
to each other every day. However, after my father safely returned, that period was so excruciating for them both that they burned the letters. How I wish I could touch those pages,
filled with words I can only imagine, but they are lost forever.
Wartime ended, and eventually I came along as the beloved baby in a family where good
literature, proper English, and imaginative thinking were highly valued. I grew up telling stories
and concocting poems just like my father. I loved how—like colors—words could create somber scenes or capture bright, blissful moments.
Now, as an adult, I write to compensate, in a way, for my parents’ lost words, but I also write to honor my future, to leave something permanent for my own posterity, something that links them with their French heritage, because my husband is French. My muse is and has always been La Belle France. We have a cottage in France, I am a French translator, and over the years my husband and I have discovered countless beauties and mysteries in France. I’m always
getting new inspiration for stories as I explore its historic hills and ancient edifices, and I want
younger and older readers alike to fall in love with France as well. As I have walked the ancient
stones of the incomparable Mont Saint Michel—a magical, mystical place, the legendary site of
the War in Heaven where Lucifer and his followers were cast out—they murmured to me the
story of Katelyn Michaels, my novel’s 17-year-old protagonist. And if my readers, whether they
be young or old, don’t come away with a desire to visit Mont Saint Michel (see my photos of the mount on my website at: www.kathleencperrin.com), then I have failed miserably!
Kathleen C. Perrin holds bachelor’s degrees in French and Humanities from Brigham Young
University and is a certified French translator. She has published several non-fiction articles,
academic papers, and a religious history about Tahiti.
Kathleen has lived in Utah, New York City, France, and French Polynesia. She and her French
husband have spent years investigating the mysteries and beauties of his native country—where
they have a cottage—and have taken tourists to Mont Saint Michel.
The Perrins have three children and currently reside in Utah.