I don't have an interview with Michelle to share with you today (although I'm hoping to set one up in the future!), but I simply have to talk about her books anyway! And if you stick with me for a discussion about knights and vikings, you'll have a chance to win a Kindle e-book of either Gallimore or her latest release Undercurrent!
First, here's a description of Gallimore from Michelle's website:
"Jessica Neale turns her back on everyone the day her husband dies. After conceding to a vacation in England, a bizarre storm and near-fatal accident alters her reality, and she finds herself in the past. When confronted by a knight bearing the mirror-image of her apathetic heart, it's a rude awakening to what she's allowed herself to become.
Colwyn Haukswyrth, as cold and unfeeling as the armor he wears, is a knight who has one focus in life-himself. The product of a family rooted in hatred and greed, he never understood the significance of forgiveness. Until he meets Jessica Neale. More vexing and irksome than any wench he's ever encountered, this provoking bit of a woman teaches him what genuine love is—a lesson he'll take with him to the grave."
A Knight in Shining Armor
OK, if you're not intrigued by that description, then I suggest you just give up on this post right now! (Just kidding! But I hope you are intrigued, nevertheless!)
I started Gallimore on a Saturday afternoon, and I finished it the following morning/afternoon. I simply could NOT put the book down! I was completely drawn into Jessica's story, from a topsy-turvy European vacation to a medieval land where she comes across the most arrogant, frustrating, and ultimately wonderful knight you'll ever meet! ;) *Sigh* The story is well-rounded, exciting, and just plain fun to read!
But wait, there's more!
Honestly, I wasn't paid to write this! ;) I did get my copy of Gallimore for free, but that's because I won it on author MaryLu Tyndall's blog. (Thanks so much, MaryLu, for introducing me to Michelle's work!)
Anyway, now Michelle has a new book out called Undercurrent. And this time, instead of knights, there are vikings! I haven't had the pleasure of reading this book yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll LOVE it! Here's a description of the book:
"Professor Cassie Larson leads a life her undergrad students hope to attain, until she tumbles into the North Sea and is sucked down into a swirling vortex…and a different century.
Alarik, son of a Viking chieftain, is blamed for a murder he didn't commit—or did he? He can't remember. On the run, saving a half-drowned foreign woman wasn't in his plan.
Ragnar is a converted pagan shunned by many but determined to prove his Cousin Alarik's innocence. He didn't count on falling in love with Cassie or the deadly presence of evil that threatens his village in Alarik's absence."
A Charming Viking Demeanor...
I couldn't resist the How To Train Your Dragon reference. ;) If you haven't noticed how much I mention this movie on this blog, then let me reiterate--it's fantastic and you really should see it!! Here's an instrumental song from the movie to get us in an epic viking mood:
*Blissful sigh* My copy of Undercurrent can't get here soon enough!! If you want to read my review, it will hopefully be going up on The Borrowed Book blog sometime in the not too distant future!
Here's your chance to win a Kindle e-book copy of Gallimore or Undercurrent by Michelle Griep! (If you don't have a Kindle, you can download Kindle for PC for free and read the book on your laptop/computer.)
- To enter, leave a comment sharing your thoughts about knights, vikings, Michelle's books, time travel, or whatever!
- Please leave your e-mail address so I can contact if you win!
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- Please note: Your comment today can also count for Sunday's Kindle book giveaway (Deep Trouble by Mary Connealy). However, the only extra entries for today's giveaways are the ones stated above, NOT leaving comments on the other posts. I hope that makes sense!