Fantasy Novel "The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos" Wins New Apple eBook Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing

Dayton, OH, December 28, 2015 --( "The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos" by Kristin D. Van Risseghem receives Medalist Honors in the "Fantasy" category of the 2015 New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
Zoe Jabril could be just another 17-year-old girl attending parties with her friends and checking out cute guys—except her best friend is a Guardian Angel, and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, half-angel, both sent to Earth to protect her. A high school classmate happens to be a trendsetting shopaholic fairy. And now there’s a new werewolf in town. 
Zoe has to deal with her feelings toward Shay, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. Now Zoe is under constant attack from demons, trying to kill and stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite the Enlightens to battle evil. Then on top of that, between boring homework and drama with girls at school, she has to control new found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.
In order to do so, Zoe must devise a killer plan as soon as possible or watch everyone die, because she’s running out of time. She turns eighteen in two months… the date Armageddon kicks off.

About the Author
Kristin D. Van Risseghem grew up in a small town along the Mississippi River with her parents and older sister. And after receiving a double Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University in Paralegal and Corrections, she worked as a Paralegal for various law firms around the Twin Cities for 14 years. Then she left the legal field and is now a Senior Buyer for a technology company.
 Currently, Kristin lives in Minnesota with her husband and two Calico cats. She also loves attending book clubs, going shopping, and hanging out with friends. She has come to realize that she, without doubt, has an addiction to purses and shoes. They are her weakness and probably has way too many of both.
In the summer months, Kristin can usually be found lounging on her boat, drinking an ice cold something. Being an avid reader of YA and Women's Literature stories, she still finds time to read a ton of books in-between writing. And in the winter months, her main goal is to stay warm from the Minnesota cold. 
Kristin's books are published by Kasian Publishing.

About the New Apple Summer eBook Awards
The New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction.

Contact Information
The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos is available in paperback and e-book. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos
Author: Kristin D. Van Risseghem
Publishing House: Kasian Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-943207-09-1
Author website:
Twitter: @KVanRisseghem
Kristin D. Van Risseghem is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. Contact the author at

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