Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Interview with Author GERRI BROUSSEAU

Have you ever thought of being drawn back in time to a place where there is no electricity, no modern conveniences, nothing? Can you, the modern day person, imagine having nothing but the elements to survive on? Well, that’s exactly what happens to my heroine, Pam Hastings. Pam is an advertising agent who lives in Connecticut and works in “The City.” She lives a pretty boring life, that is, until she comes into possession of a dream catcher. But, it’s no ordinary dream catcher, it’s enchanted. Now you know that the purpose of a dream catcher is suppose to be to trap a person’s bad dreams in its net where they drip away with the morning sun. Well, I thought, what if the dream catcher were to act in a different way. What if when Pam fell asleep the dream catcher drew her back in time through her dreams? That is exactly what happens to her in my new release, According to Legend. You see, According to Legend 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.
One night, probably after eating a pepperoni pizza, I had a very vivid dream and the idea of this story was born. Legend, as I so lovingly refer to my book, was the first novel I ever wrote despite the fact that it was not the first to be published. I wanted this story to be exciting for the readers. I wanted it to bring my reader through a quest, an adventure full of danger and romance all wrapped in threads of Native American Legend. According to Legend has a prophecy, a quest, a love triangle, and a quirky wolf that, by the way, happens to be the favorite character I have ever written (so far).  I had quite an adventure in writing this book and I sure hope it delivers. 
Here is a little excerpt for you ...
“Do you happen to remember the names of the tribal Chief and his Princess?” I asked.
Mrs. Warren reluctantly handed the dream catcher back to me. Her expression softened and became melancholy as she smiled, a sweet smile as if she were a million miles away remembering another time. “Ah,” she said. “One of my fondest childhood memories.” Her unfocused gaze stared somewhere over my left shoulder. “Chief Running Wolf, which in the Aloscotay dialect is, Moheeladeck,” she said as she closed my fingers around the artifact in my hand.
The instant my fingers closed around the catcher, its magic enticed me toward it—toward him.
Takshawee . . . come to me. The deep timber of his voice, a whisper in my mind. My head spun and fog swirled as I felt drawn. I tightened my grip on the catcher. It’s luring me to him. My breathing quickened as its magic beckoned me. I attempted to deny its pull. Try to focus on what Mrs. Warren is saying. The old woman’s voice sounded so far away.
“His love was called Princess Loving Doe, which in Aloscotay is  . . .” She stared into my amber eyes as her voice trailed off to a hoarse whisper. “Takshawee.”
Takshawee . . . I am waiting for you. My Warrior’s whisper swirled through my mind, tugging at my very soul.
Unable to resist his call, I collapsed.

Wonder where you can find this book. It just so happens to be on sale (half price) at Amazon and here is the link ...
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According to Legend, when the spirit of the Tribal Princess is born again and she holds the enchanted stone in her hand, the lovers will be reunited . . . even through time.

Pam Hastings, an advertising agent, lives a boring life until she comes into possession of an enchanted dream catcher, which through her dreams, draws her back in time and into the arms of the handsome Warrior Chief, Moheeladeck.

Pam discovers the stones entwined within the dream catcher hold special powers and are also the key to a secret cave, rumored to contain untold riches. When Pam is followed and her house broken into she realizes she needs protection. That is when she meets the handsome and charming dog breeder, David Conner, who gives her Half-Breed. But Half-Breed is no ordinary dog, and has secrets of his own.

With the village burning and the tribe under attack, Moheeladeck is torn between his duty to protect his tribe in his time and his desire to protect the woman he loves in hers. David is torn between his love for the same woman and the destiny he was born to fulfill . . . her destruction. Pam finds herself caught in a love triangle between these two men; a love triangle that spans into both realms of time. With rivals in both the past and present pursuing her to control the power of the stones and the treasures in the cave, who is really behind it all? Who can she trust? With two warriors who profess their love for her, who will capture her heart? We find out only in her dreams.

Gerri was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended Central Connecticut State University, majoring in English Literature.  Although she lived on the west coast for several years, she relocated back to her roots and birth place of Connecticut, where she presently resides with her two pugs, Mimi and Milo and her cats, Louise and Harry.
As a young girl growing up in Waterbury, Gerri spent her summers writing stories and often times, together with neighboring girls her age, would present original plays for an audience of their parents.  When she moved back to Connecticut, Gerri took a job that required her to commute 4 hours a day by train to and from work.  After a year of reading a book a week, she decided to make the time work for her, when one night after a strange dream about a dream catcher, she was inspired to write her first book. 

Lest you think all of her time is spent in contemplative pursuits, freefalling out of airplanes gave a whole new meaning to the word "adventure".  Yes, a former skydiver who chose to retire from the sport, Gerri assures us that freefall is totally exhilarating and one of the most amazing and thrilling experiences anyone can have.  Her energy and zest for life is found in the imaginative and page turning adventures she writes.

A Pirate’s Ransom is her debut novel with a release date of August 22, 2012
According to Legend will be released in November, 2012.

***Gerri will give away one free copy. Just leave a comment for a chance to win.***


  1. Some of my favorite stories are love triangles! This book sounds great, Gerri!

    Thanks for introducing this new book to me, Sarah!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm so excited to meet new readers and I hope should you get the chance to read Legend that you love it as much as I loved writing it for you.

  2. I loved this book and A Pirate's Ransom. Can't wait for your next one.

    1. Thanks, Marian. Hopefully you won't have long to wait ... my publisher is hinting at a July release date for my next book.

  3. This sounds like such a great book!! I tweeted.

    1. Thanks, Ella. I appreciate your stopping by, leaving a comment and especially that you tweeted.

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    1. Thanks, Gerri. If you get a chance to read it, would love to hear your thoughts.

  5. This story sounds exciting and I would love to win a copy to read! I used to read a lot of Native American Romance Novels until I got hooked on Scottish Romance/Time travel to learn all I could about my Scottish heritage. I don't ever recall reading a Native American Time Travel Novel but I want to now!

    1. Thanks, Diana. I know what you mean about those Scottish Romances. Gotta love a hot guy in a kilt! By commenting you are in the running. The name of the winner will be selected at random, but good luck.

  6. This book sounds like a good addition to my TBR pile which is getting bigger daily!

  7. I put all the names into a hat to decide who would win a copy of According to Legend. And ... the winner is ... Diana Graber. Congratulations, Diana and thank you to all who commented.