Monday, January 7, 2013

Chrysalis

With us today is Michel Prince I asked her to tell us about the world that has surrounded Ellie for years and that she has only recently discovered. Here is her response.

We’ve all had that family member, friend, coworker, classmate, etc that you look at their choices in life and say “really, that made sense in the moment.”  We all make mistakes, but some don’t learn until they make that final mistake they can’t come back from. With Ellie she has a family full.

        Ellie lost her only companion when her brother Caleb became friends with a child who had been possessed by a demon.  Being only eight she really didn’t understand why the one person in her family that actually acknowledged her existence abandoned her.  Little did she know that her older brothers and sisters had each been led astray by a demon at one time or another.  She knew her siblings were smart it just seems as if they had no common sense and were constantly putting themselves in one disastrous situation after another as if they hadn’t learn from their last mistake. 

        We take Jennifer her oldest sister; a man beats her…why would have a child with him?  And then why would you subject the child to continued degradation and abuse?  Better yet, why would you have another baby and another with men just like him?  At some point would you not learn about birth control? 

        Then you have Grace.  She doesn’t need to use her body to get ahead.  Her need for material things has always baffled Ellie and her willingness to subjugate herself for a necklace or a pair of designer shoes.  Again, with Grace Ellie wonders why after the first time why would she repeat the behavior.

        When she learns the truth she starts to see how one tip of a domino can set you on a track that derailing may take an act of god, an angel…or maybe a little sister that has a strength of character no one expected.

BLURB:  


In the annals of dysfunctional families, the Chisholm’s are working their way to the top. Drug abuse, an unwed mother with multiple fathers, and the questionable cash flow for the 'pretty one'.   All this from a seemingly normal, two parent middle class family. But were the choices truly made of their free will?

            Bad choices are a Chisholm family trait, one that confounds the youngest child, Ellie, who's trying to separate herself by making smart decisions. And falling for Oscar Jeffreys, the hottest guy at school, would be number one on the list of  Chisholm family disasters.  Yet the crazy part is it’s not a one sided attraction.  Somehow Ellie has caught Oscar Jeffreys’ eye.   Sure she could see the barriers between them.  Race, age, popularity.  They were at opposite ends of the spectrum.  But a demon set to destroy her family? She can't see that.  

            Oscar provides security and acceptance Ellie never imagined she deserved.  As the passion of first love grows, Ellie honestly believes she has a chance to beat the odds and live a happy, normal life. Then her world collapses around her. With the help of a guardian angel, Ellie learns of a world that has unknowingly surrounded her for years.  And she'll have to find strength buried deep inside to save not only her future, but flush out and stop the demon in her midst.

            And Ellie will have to learn that sometimes the hardest lesson about growing up is accepting that you're worth more. 

AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science.  Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.

With characters yelling "It's my turn damn it!!!" She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn.  She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you.

When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports.  She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.

Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers.  She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, cat and new puppy. 




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