I’m excited to host author Gerri Brousseau today. This week Berri’s second book According to Legend released. I read her first book A Pirate’s Ransom in in one sitting, so I’ve been anticipating this one for a while.
Marian: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Gerri: I have been writing since I was a kid. It’s been so much a part of who I am that I never really gave it much thought, but it wasn’t until 2009 that I started to consider getting published.
Marian: What inspired you to write your first book?
Gerri: As it turned out, the first book I wrote, According to Legend, is the second book to be published. The story came to me in a very vivid dream and the minute I woke up, I wrote down every detail because I knew it had great potential to become a novel.
Marian: What books have most influenced your life?
Gerri: That’s easy. The author who inspired me to take my writing to the next level and become an author was J.K. Rowling through her Harry Potter series. I also discovered that we have a bit in common in our personal lives as well.
Marian: What book are you reading now?
Gerri: Burn in Hell … and I’m loving it!
Marian: Do you see writing as a career?
Gerri: Yes. In my mind I already see myself as a very successful author. Now I simply have to do the necessary work to achieve it. Hopefully this will put it out into the universe and bring it my way.
Marian: How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
Gerri: I have written four novels so far, three of which are under contract. Two have been published, A Pirate’s Ransom (8/22/12) and According to Legend (3/6/13). The third, To Kill a Monarch will be released over the summer. I think that the more I write, the better my writing becomes, therefore, To Kill a Monarch is my favorite, but A Pirate’s Ransom was my first release and will always be special.
Marian: Can you give us some details about your upcoming release?
Gerri: My latest release, According to Legend, is a time-travel tale. The premise of the book is that legend has it that when the spirit of the tribal princess is born again and she holds the enchanted stone in her hands, the lovers will be reunited … even through time. This story has a prophecy, a quest, a love triangle, and a wolf.
Here’s an excerpt:
I gasped when I realized it wasn’t my face I saw in the reflection . . . it was the face of a beautiful Indian maiden. Her deeply tanned skin was smooth over high cheekbones; she had full lips, and round amber eyes that gleamed with excitement. Her long dark hair hung loose and fell to her waist in what looked like a sheet of dark satin. She wore a soft deerskin dress with intricate designs on the bodice. Strands of leather and colorful feathers were entwined in her hair; feathers just like those hanging from the dream catcher. Around her neck was another thin strand of leather holding a delicately engraved stone. Leaning in closer to take a better look, I saw it was the very same stone that was woven into the center of my newly acquired dream catcher.
Smiling, I gazed at the reflection of the man beside me. His features were stark, raw, and powerful. His long dark hair hung past his shoulders. Thick lashes framed dark eyes in his deeply tanned face. A face so striking it appeared as if he were chiseled from stone. His well-muscled chest glistened as light reflected off the water. Around his neck, he wore a piece of leather with an engraved stone identical to the one that hung around the neck of the maiden.
“You have come back to me, Takshawee,” he said.
Marian: Where can we find your book?
Gerri: It’s available right now at Amazon on Kindle Select. I believe the publisher is offering it at half-price right now too.
To find out more about Gerri and her books please visit her website at www.gerribrousseau.com