Friday, February 21, 2014

Indie Author Spotlight: Alana Jewel Mousseau

Scars of Bifrost (The Scars Saga #1)
Author: Alana Jewel Mousseau
Publication Date: April 10, 2013

Freya Catten has lived on the fringes of society her entire life, growing up in hiding with her mother in the deepest, wild places left in North America -- the national parks and forests. Freya's mother taught her how to live off the land away from civilization – warning her of the dangers of getting involved with society and leaving traces of her DNA behind. But five years ago her mother abandoned her, leaving Freya to survive on her own. She knows how to stay alive hiding in the forest or running on the city streets. She changes her appearance often and owns nothing but her backpack filled with survival gear, clothes, a Kindle book reader, and iPod – her only two luxuries – and a necklace that had been her mothers.
Keeping one step ahead of social services isn't her biggest fear. Freya's true terror lies with The Takers -- who repel from silver cords out of the deep blue sky from nowhere. They snatch up their nearest victims then evaporate without a trace. Freya holds a dark suspicion -- that the Takers are really after her and they are closing in.
Now seventeen years old and starving for a family and home, Freya does what her mother warned her never to do -- she slips into a community.
Freya realizes if she is to ever have a normal life she must first find her mother and answer the questions that have kept her in hiding. Along the way, she meets Theron Hawk – a rugged teenage soldier from a war torn country and finds herself trusting more than she ever has.
As secrets are uncovered and she comes closer to solving the mysteries surrounding her life, blood, and the priceless necklace that lays around her throat, the Scars of the Bifrost will threaten to rip apart Freya's very existence.
SCARS OF THE BIFROST is the first story in The Scars Saga and is a Young Adult: science-fiction/fantasy, dystopian, and paranormal romance novel infused with wilderness survival, urban fantasy, and mythological realism.

About The Author

Alana Jewel Mousseau creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink. She writes brave but "human" female main characters, imaginative plots, and complex worlds; from high octane action to the exploration of the deepest emotions - you won't want to put your book down!

She can usually be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too chilly she'll be inside at her desk, staring at the mountain-view from her home office in Montana, where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever.

She loves to travel and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and part of Canada. She is excited to add the rest of Canada and then Alaska to her travels in the near future!

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