Jul 2, 2012

INDIEpendence Day

I'm a proud member of the INDELIBLES, a group of 25 Indie and small press authors who strive to create the best quality stories for our target market of readers. This week we'd like to celebrate all INDIE authors, by paying it forward. This isn't about us, but about YOU the Indie author and YOU the reader. What a great way to celebrate Indie authors!!

As my part of the celebration, I'm featuring Isabelle Santiago, who's writing goes above and beyond the rest. She's written and published several books and is such a sweet person, I just can't wait for you to get to know her better. Here's a little about her. 

Isabelle Santiago is a multi-published author who dabbles in 1950s romance, speculative science fiction, and more recently fantasy and YA. A twenty something dreamer who loves chocolate, romance novels, and heart wrenching movies, Isabelle is most comfortable on stage behind a microphone belting out her favorite karaoke tunes, or curled up in bed with a book and a cup of cocoa on a rainy night.
Isabelle co-runs the Free Read Fiction Journal, Tales From the Hollow Tree, with fellow YA fantasy enthusiast, Lisa Asanuma. Their first short story anthology, Tales From the Hollow Tree Volume 1: Stories of Enchantment and Desolation is available now.
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And check out this book. Oh, man, what a hottie on that cover. :-)

The Guardian's Mark, Book 1 in the Guardian Circle Series

In Zerah, Guardians of Water, Fire, Air, Earth, Life and Death are chosen by The Beings to serve their people. Able to feel emotions The Beings cannot, the six keep their world, and each other, balanced.

Guardians live and die together, but when Kieran is born with marks that prove he is the Guardian of Death, his mother risks her life to conceal him instead of giving him up to the Temple. When an attempt to heal him of the burdens of the Guardianship goes horribly wrong, Kieran is suddenly brought to the attention of the High Priests and forced into servitude to a people who have shunned his very existence. 

He resents his position and all that it entails. It has cost him everything: his freedom, his family. Expected to live and study with the other Guardians, learn the right ways to use his power, Kieran is an outsider among his own kind until he finds the one person who can see the man beneath Death's mask.

Amaya, the embodiment of Water, breaks through his bitter shell and helps him to see that all of life is not bleak. But they've sworn a vow and love for one another isn't part of it. 


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So, go check out her website HERE and be sure to pick up a copy of The Guardian's Mark today.

Here are the other participants. Please visit their blogs to find more wonderful Indie authors and learn more about them and their books.  Or go HERE to visit THE INDELIBLES blog for more information.  Thanks for hanging out with me today.


  1. Thanks, Christine. I've never heard of her before, but I'm checking her out now. :)

  2. Thank you so much for the feature, Christine! It's so exciting to see all the great things happening in publishing, with so many talented authors going Indie! I'm thrilled to be along for the ride. :)

  3. Looks awesome! Adding to my TBR...

  4. Thanks for the blog, it's great to hear about these wonderful people.

    Is this book part of series or a standalone?

    1. Bisi, the book is the first in a three book series. Book 2 releases in October, book 3 in 2013! :)

  5. Isabelle sounds like my long lost twin! Cocoa, heart-wrenching movies, YA fantasy, I like her already. :)

    Happy 4th!

    1. Hey twin! ;) Always nice to meet a kindred spirit! Haha!