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. Lastly, for you readers, this is a bit of a test so please do comment and let us know what you think. We will also be offering up giveaway copies whenever we can! So without further ado, here are this week's picks -
Published October 22nd
In a world comprised of three rival kingdoms as different from each other as the families that rule them, Emariya Warren is unique in being a daughter of not one but two of the ruling families.
Sixteen years ago, Emariya narrowly escaped dying on their cold estate floor beside her mother. Now, after learning her father has been captured, Emariya makes the desperate decision to follow in her mother's ill-fated footsteps and journey to marry the prince of a rival land, Torian Ahlen. But when Emariya discovers the secrets of the three families and an ominous prophecy warning the three bloodlines must never be combined, she begins to fear the handsome prince waiting for her may desire more than to steal her heart.
We asked Kelly why she decided to write for the YA market and this is what she told us:
I wish I could say that I chose to write a young adult series because I am young at heart. Unfortunately, most days I feel much older than I am. The characters for Cornerstone, and the books in the rest of the series jumped into my head as young adults. Admittedly in the medieval era young adults were much more mature than the young adults of today due to necessity, but the fact didn’t change that my characters had to face coming of age type of issues. I still don’t really feel like it was a conscious choice though, it was more a matter of following my characters on the journey they wanted to take.
Thank you so much Kelly for joining us. If you'd like to contact Kelly or find out more about Cornerstone try the following:
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