ABOUT THE BOOK
Book: Six Years and a Quarter Way Through
Author: Cassandre Brissot
Genre: Christian Romance, Coming of Age
Release Date: April 19, 2019
Six Years and a Quarter Way Through is a story about a young woman who’s lost her way. Like many of us, Leah believed that the vision supersedes the process until, at age twenty-six, she stops believing in the vision and the one who gave it to her. Leah has lost her faith, her job, her confidence, and maybe her mind. Utterly defeated and without hope that her dreams to become a star would come true, she meets Trenton Shaw, a rich, powerful, handsome, hot-shot producer who has spent the last six years of his life trying to find her. Leah is weary of Trenton initially, particularly since he is adamant about enlisting her for a new reality show that he is putting together called “Star Quality.” However, after reasoning that she has nothing left to lose, she consents. If she wins the show, she will receive a cash prize, an agent, and most importantly a part in a brand-new feature film; even if she loses, people would still know her name.
Trent and Leah quickly fall for each other, forming an intense and sometimes volatile relationship, which only gets more complicated after she moves into the house she’ll be sharing with her costars and meets Brice. Frightened awake from a nightmare, Leah stumbles into the living room, where she finds Brice looking as haunted as she feels; he confides in her about his dead fiancée, and she in him about her nightmares and anxiety attacks. Her nightmares recur, worsening with each night as the competition intensifies and her relationship with Trent deepens. Gradually it becomes apparent that Leah’s way of getting everything she’s ever wanted may have taken her on a road she should not have traveled.
At its core, this is a story about the journey we all must take: What do we believe? How strongly do we believe it? Will that belief be steadfast in the face of temptation? Although everyone’s story is different, you only either chose to do it God’s way or your own.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cassandre Brissot is the author of debut novel, Six Years And A Quarter Way Through. She completed her bachelor of fine arts in Television and Radio production at the City University of New York Brooklyn College. She then went on to work as a TV production assistant until becoming a flight attendant in 2014, which is the same year she was crowned Miss Black New York USA. Nowadays, she can still be found on set but in front of the cameras, though mostly as an extra, thus far. When she’s not on a set, she’s writing for her blog. She also enjoys dance parties with her young nieces and karaoke, very much.
INTERVIEW WITH CASSANDRE
Welcome to the blog today Cassandre! What’s a bible verse that you like to go to during difficult times?
During difficult times the verse I return to most frequently is John 16 vs. 33. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” While we are assured we will face troubles we are also told not to fear because Jesus is already triumphant over all, including whatever our current troubles. No matter what maybe going on around me it’s comforting to know that Jesus has already won.
I love that verse! It’s a great reminder that God will conquer all! What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
When I’m not writing I’m reading. I love curling up with a good book preferably a long series. I’ve been rereading some of my favorites as of late. I also enjoy putting my nieces’ karaoke machine to good use as often as possible. I’m currently undefeated.
I love to read too 🙂 If I were to peek at your nightstand, what would I find right now?
If you went through my nightstand you’d find a hodgepodge of things. Hand sanitizer, Carmex, holiday cards, and a large array of small notebooks¾by far the most interesting things in my drawer. The notebooks themselves aren’t exciting it’s what’s written inside them. I keep a pen and a notepad handy because inspiration strikes unexpectedly, sometimes I get a phrase or an idea, other times a random thought, and on occasion lyrics. I’ve never kept a journal in the traditional sense but they feel as personal.
I love that! I bet other authors have that as well. What are you working on now?
I’ve recently finished the follow up to Six Years And A Quarter Way Through. It hasn’t begun the publication process yet though I hope to soon. In the meantime I’m working on my blog mystoryhisway.com. The piece I’m currently writing is a series meant to explain the gospel and answer some of the common questions and misconceptions.
Awesome! What do you want readers to gain from reading this book?
When my readers have read the last word I want them to come away knowing you are never too far gone to come home to your Heavenly Father, a relationship with Christ is worth more than all the riches in the world. Don’t allow shame, guilt, or the weight of past sins to keep you hostage where you are. Come to Christ He alone redeems.
Amen! Thank you for stopping by today!
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To celebrate her tour, Cassandre is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of Six Years And A Quarter Way Through, 1 journal (My Story His Way: Journaling your journey to a closer walk with Him), and a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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