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Monday, July 01, 2013

Featured Indie Book: Chaperones (Megan Karasch)

Chaperones (Megan Karasch)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Literary Fiction / Humor Chaperones by Megan Karasch.

Chaperones gives the reader a hilarious adventure story of a soul-searching girl while also taking the reader on a journey through England. The book has twists and turns that are difficult to predict, but once they happen, they all make sense. Chaperones has unique and interesting characters who have naturally flowing dialogue that's also witty and cleverly highlights the differences between the British and American cultures.

The Book has been published via CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 260 pages - released in June 2013.

About the Book

For Andrea Lieberman, life began at 26. Growing up with parents so protective they made a convent seem like a Sandal’s resort, she developed a catalog of phobias so large, even going into a church seemed risky business. Finally, Andrea had had enough; she wanted to live rather than fear dying. Without hesitation, she accepts a photography assignment for a magazine traveling through England and packs up her camera, her pepper spray and every insecurity she accumulated since birth. Excited but petrified to reveal the news to her boyfriend, he intercepts with news of his own – a marriage proposal, which leaves the lingering question of impending nuptials as she travels abroad.

Upon touching down in England, Andrea flops around like a fish out of water. The magazine’s staff – the idiot, the slut, and the mute – offer little comfort outside of a pint of beer until she’s assigned two blokes as travel companions – a tight-arsed copywriter and a drop-dead gorgeous art director with movie star charm. These two men help Andrea push herself beyond her comfort zone while testing the limits of her fortitude and her relationship with her boyfriend. The photographic journey becomes a comedy of errors thanks to unforeseen obstacles at every turn. As Andrea struggles to complete the assignment, she discovers the most revealing picture she develops will be of herself.

Chaperones (Megan Karasch)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] I loved the author's richly detailed description of the setting, the reader is easily transported to England with it's familiar landmarks, culture and dialect. You can't help but become captivated by Andrea's adventure in England, in a way it feels like the reader is experiencing Andrea's adventure right beside her. From start to finish, Chaperones is a fun read with entertaining twists and turns that keeps the reader engaged and cheering on Andrea as she learns about herself and the world around her." - Jersey Girl

- "Megan Karasch has not disappointed her readers. Chaperones is filled with laugh out loud predicaments, hilarious characters and poignant words. Karasch's descriptions of London, Oxford, cathedrals, castles and more pull the reader into Andrea's camera lens. The depictions compel the reader to visit these magnificent landmarks. However, the most touching aspect of this novel is the way Karasch portrays the growth of a young over protected girl into a confident, courageous and self-assured woman. Karasch does this with style, humor and understanding. Don't miss this terrific read! " - Lyd in ME

- "I am SO excited that this book is available! Megan rocked her first book, Tales From My Hard Drive, and I loved her second novel as well.
Megan does a great job of walking the line between the heroine being overwhelmed by her issues and striking back against them. So often authors make their characters either too "whiny" or have too insignificant of problems. Not Megan Karasch - I was hooked right away and stayed incredibly invested in the entire story.[...] "
- G. Wright

About the Author

Featured on Indie Author News: Megan Karasch
Author Megan Karasch
Megan Karasch was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After college, she worked in a creative capacity assisting with the production of stories for a nationally televised entertainment news program. Following her television stint, she went to law school in Southern California where she earned her J.D. For almost two years, commencing in 2007, while the analytical side of her brain was hard at work in the law, she exercised the creative side writing for a popular Los Angeles lifestyle online magazine, writing music reviews and special interest pieces.

Currently, both halves of her brain remain active while she continues to practice law and has begun what she hopes is a prosperous and rewarding life using the written word to enlighten and enliven. Megan lives in Southern California with her cat, Squeaker, and spends her time reading, watching ice hockey, socializing with her friends and family and playing drums for a local indie rock band.

Links to the Author and the Book

Link to the Author's Website

Connect with the Author on Twitter: @mjkarasch

Link to the Paperback Chaperones with Excerpt on Amazon

Link to the eBook Chaperones with Excerpt on Amazon

Chaperones (Megan Karasch)