Books and Reading Wednesday- Bookshelf Tag!

Marcia Meara from Bookin’ It invited me to do this tag aggggges ago. I’m really sorry it’s taken me so long to get around to it, but thank you for tagging me. I got there in the end! 😀

Here are the rules for Bookshelf Tag:

“Answer the following questions about books on your bookshelf and then tag five other bloggers. You can answer the questions any way you want, whether it’s on your blog, in a video, or a combination of the two. Then remember to let whoever tagged you know when your post is up so they can read it.”

1. Is there a book that you really want to read but haven’t because you know that it’ll make you cry?

The Horse Whisperer. My mum raves about it, and it has caught my interest, but it made her cry, so it will be floods of tear from me. Hence why it’s still low down on TBR list!

2. Pick one book that helped introduce you to a new genre.

‘Vampirates’ by Justin Somper. It introduced me to the world of YA fiction when I was younger, though it wasn’t classed as YA back then. Though to be honest not sure, it’s technically YA, but I’m gonna go with that 😉

3. Find a book that you want to re-read.

Choose just one? Urgh! The Jack West Jr series by Matthew Reilly. Desperate to re-read all of those again!

4. Is there a book series you’ve read but wish that you hadn’t?

I haven’t actually read many book series, and the ones I have I’ve really enjoyed 😀

5. If your house was burning down and all of your family and pets were safe, which book would you go back inside to save?

Probably ‘Today is Shrew’s Day’ by Malcolm Carrick.
It’s a children’s book my mum used to read to me and my sister when we were very young. She used to do the voices, which was just awesome, and it’s something I hope to read to my kids one day if I have any. Definitely a special book.

6. Is there one book on your bookshelf that brings back fond memories?

There are many books on my bookshelf that bring back fond memories! It’s hard to pick just one, but possibly ‘Beyond the Deepwoods’ by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. It’s the first book I remember getting really, really involved in. There were tears to be sure!

7. Find a book that has inspired you the most.

Most likely ‘The Perfume’ by Caroline B. Cooney. I re-read it recently after my mum bought it for me as a congratulations present on releasing my first books. I realised I was inspired heavily by her writing style even though I read it many years ago and only read it once!

8. Do you have any autographed books?

No, I don’t. I’ve never met an author to sign them for me, haven’t purchased any signed ones either.

9. Find the book that you have owned the longest.

‘A Witch in Time’ by Terry Deary. It was an infant school library that I never gave back, whoops! 😀

10. Is there a book by an author that you never imagined you would read or enjoy?

When I was younger, I was given a book of short stories by Neil Gaiman called ‘Fragile Things’. The book really didn’t look like my kind of thing, especially ‘cause there were horror ones in there too. But I read them, partly out of obligation and oh my word! I certainly understood then why everyone raves about him 😀
I think I talked about that book for quite a few months after reading it, trying to convince anyone I bumped into that they should pick it up.

So now to tag some people!

Melissa Barker-Simpson

L.S.Engler

Kimberley M. Ringer

Lipsyy

Aether

If anyone else wants to get involved, then please do! 😀 And to those I tagged, please don’t feel obligated to do this if you don’t have the time or don’t want to!

Progress Report:

Status of sixth book: Finishing last bits of planning.

Books read: 0/4

Mid-October Book Review: Choosing book.

Sometimes you just got to get it out!

When I started this blog, I said I wouldn’t have any ranting posts. I wouldn’t do it because everyone has their own opinion and that is exactly how it should be. Also, ranting posts tend to get everyone rather passionate and I didn’t want anyone to get bad ideas about me 😀

But something over the weekend riled me to the point I just have to get it out before I burst!

So, I was doing a little bit of pinning on Pinterest on the weekend, and I see a picture pop up.

It was a picture of Stephen King with a quote from him:

‘Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing
what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it
is to have a boyfriend.’

I’ve seen lots of people slamming Twilight and other such books and I’m pretty tired of it. Like I said, I try not to get riled up by things like this, because everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

But it is beginning to feel like it’s everyone’s opinion just because it’s the popular one.

And it’s driving me up the wall! 😀

Twilight is about Bella and Edward’s love for each other, and how it’s consuming and that is the most important thing to them.

So what?

I don’t really understand what people were expecting from a teenage romance book? I mean, really?

Comparing Twilight to Harry Potter is like comparing pop music to heavy metal, it doesn’t work. They are separate.

There was a campaign not long ago about not being ashamed about what you read, and I am a HUGE advocate of that.

So when you see people saying not to be ashamed, to read what you want, and then they turn around and say you shouldn’t be reading something because it’s shallow or because the character is one-dimensional? Bit hypocritical.

It almost feels like there is shame in reading a book for fun, just for pure enjoyment. There always has to be some moral or lesson to a book in order for it to be ‘worthy’ to read.

True, books can teach us a lot, and they can help us grow and learn. But what is so wrong with reading a book because enjoyment is the main focus of the story, rather than an underlying lesson?

Twilight is mostly slammed because they think Bella is all about getting a boyfriend. Yeah, so what? If that’s what people want to read, then let them!

I doubt the majority would read that book and look at her as a role model, but what’s wrong with reading about her story and enjoying it?

Bella is a character and her whole focus is Edward. If you don’t think that’s a good character, don’t read the book! It’s a pretty simple solution.

Now, this isn’t all about Twilight 😀 It’s just the one that gets brought up A LOT and I am using it as an example for all those books that seem to only get judged on popular opinion.

I read Twilight when I was younger, and granted, it got a little weird at the end, but in all I enjoyed it.

When I talked to a friend and said this, she went off on a long rant about how bad it was and how awful it was to enjoy such a simple book, with dull, weak female characters.

Turns out she never even read the books.

I’ve also read a lot of other books where love is the main focus of a character, where they are lost without the other. And, low and behold, I haven’t grown into a simpering damsel-in-distress, anyone who knows me knows that is far from who I am!

You know what, you enjoy Twilight? Then good on you!

You want to read a book where romance is the main focus? Good on you!

You want to read a book where murder is the main focus? Good on you!

You want to read a book where erotica is the main focus? Good on you!

You want to read a book about wizards? Good on you!

You want to read a book that isn’t popular, but you can still admit you enjoyed it? Then you are the kind of person that other people should be looking to for opinions, not those that judge a book on what others think.

Books should be about enjoyment, escapism. Not everything in this world has to be about something more. That may sound shallow, but in today’s world where it can get a bit overwhelming and every time you turn on the news something awful has happened, sometimes I just want a story to get lost in and not think about the deeper meaning.

Just because someone else enjoyed a book, does it affect anyone else in any way? No, it doesn’t. What someone else enjoys and reads has absolutely no bearing on what another person enjoys, so why should it be allowed to judge someone so harshly on it?

I am a strong enough person to read what I want and have no shame in it. If someone mocks me for my choice of book, then I just ignore them. Their opinion doesn’t matter and it certainly won’t change what I like just because they think it’s wrong.

But what about those people who are influenced? Should they be stopped from reading what they want because others say so? Should they be dictated to about what they should be enjoying?

No.

Everyone should have the freedom to read exactly what they want without suffering under the mockery or judgement of others, no matter if that book is about a girl who only wants a boyfriend or is about a boy who is trying to get through wizarding school.

It’s 2014, we should have grown to the point that this isn’t even an issue.

Fact: Everyone likes different things. It’s what makes us individual and makes this world interesting.

Annnnnndddd…. Rant ended!

On a lighter note! My new book, The Magic Spark, is released tomorrow! 😀 Very excited for that!

Progress Report:

Status of The Magic Spark: Working on paperback cover. Everything else is done!

Books read: 3/4

Frozen Hearts Cover Reveal!

Today is a pretty exciting day as it’s the cover reveal of Topaz Winters’ upcoming book, Frozen Hearts!

I have been really anticipating this for a while as Topaz is an incredibly talented writer, and the snippets I’ve read from this book have me waiting for it’s release rather eagerly 😀

Cover

Stunning, right? Makes me even more excited!

Blurb:

“Rose, don’t try to tell me what’s real or not real. I live and breathe impossibilities.”

Rosalyn Lawrence is not the type of girl who strays from the norm. She’s not the type of girl who goes on whirlwind adventures or travels across the world and beyond or fights fire-breathing dragons to the death. After all, fairy tales exist only in books, and Rosalyn is happy to keep it that way.

But when her beloved little brother Benjamin disappears, Rosalyn’s entire world comes crashing down. Then a boy with a wand climbs through her window and she learns that the grieving queen of a shockingly desolate enchanted land has abducted Benjamin. If she chooses to be sucked into the magic of this land, its power – and the power of an enemy she isn’t quite sure even exists – could destroy her.

A world of frozen fantasy is waiting for Rosalyn – and if she will succeed in bringing Benjamin home, she must learn how to trust herself, use her wits, and perhaps discover an inner magic she never knew she had.

Excerpt:

Rosalyn woke in the middle of the night.

Her head was clouded, cobwebs of sleep still lingering, a fog drifting over her senses. The surface she was lying on was soft. As she sat up she saw a figure, not quite near enough to touch, motionless on the floor. She couldn’t seem to recall his name.

As her eyes adjusted to the darkness she realised that his shirt was off and his back was to her, bare in the soft moonlight. She looked out the window. The stars seemed to glisten, impossibly dense confetti scattered over the blanket of night. The moon hung suspended as if from a child’s mobile.

She stood, moving closer to the figure on the floor. The rise and fall of his chest was almost imperceptible. His face was still just out of her line of sight, his name still just out of the grasp of her slumber-clouded memory.

In the moonlight she caught a glimpse of something on his back. Her fingers glided down to it and she traced it, feather light, afraid for reasons she could not fathom of waking him. The scar joined another and another, until all at once she realised that she was connecting a veritable constellation of pain across the canvas of his back.

She gazed down at them. They were old, she could tell, but they still looked painful. The skin was gnarled, as if some heavenly hand had reached down, ripped it off of his back, and then bunched it up and pasted it haphazardly back on – and she knew she should be horrified at the sight, knew she should be pitying him or turning away in revulsion, yet she could not bring herself to. All she felt was the inherent need to know: how had he gotten them? Did they still hurt?

Was Chase all right?

And there was his name, pulled from the graveyard of her memory: Chase. A boy with a crooked smile and a secret she’d never been meant to discover.

Somewhere in the back of her mind a deep voice with a cold accent surfaced, murmuring something about his father. What had he told her? She struggled to remember, and finally it hit her. “Let’s just say he wasn’t the best role model,” the voice had said.

The gashes were long healed, yet so deep, so thick and ragged that she almost didn’t want to think about who might have put them there – his father? she wondered, and then wished the thought had never crossed her mind.

She couldn’t bear to look at them for a moment longer. Turning away from his pockmarked body, she glanced up at the stars once more before climbing back into the small cot and letting sleep overtake her – an uneasy sleep, riddled with nightmares of long, thin sticks of ice, dark men and evil laughter, unbearable pain

lacing through her back. This time the stars did not look like confetti, but teardrops.

In the morning, she would have no memory of her nighttime awakening.

And the boy lying across from her would never tell her that his eyes had been open the whole time.

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TOPAZ WINTERS is a songbird, word hoarder, and cheesecake connoisseur. Sometimes she composes music. Other times she writes books. If she knows you, she’s probably written about you. Topaz’s debut novel, Frozen Hearts, drops this year, and her first album in 2015. She enjoys strong coffee, ugly cats, and the taste of words.

Topaz rambles about writing, music, and the meaning of life over at her website.

End of Month Indie Review: Destiny of Kings by Fiona Tarr

Destiny of Kings by Fiona Tarr

*I was given this book in exchange for an honest review*

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Blurb: The King is going slowly mad, bewitched by the dark magic and seductive powers of the Egyptian Princess Jezebel. Martinez, the King’s general must choose between the life of a young shepherd boy who is like the son he never had or the man who is his King and lifelong friend. The One True God has shared a prophecy with the old seer Samuel, while the little Holy man Narayana claims the Universe has called him out of meditation to restore balance. Francesca the Priestess carries the burden of responsibility, until her faith is rocked, her heart opened and her resolve challenged. In a world where control is only an illusion, evil is subjective and the most righteous are challenged, an unlikely group will be drawn together to restore balance once more.

Destiny of Kings is a retelling of the story of David and Goliath, but involving much more than that. There are witches and priestesses, kings and monks, and a whole plethora of exciting events that bring them all together in a destined path.

Destiny of Kings involves a lot of different points of views from a range of characters. Though the points of view could jump around quite a bit, I didn’t find it difficult to keep up with and enjoyed being able to view different points of the stories through such varying characters.

The story pretty much follows the tale of David as he is destined to become King of Israel and what he must do to accomplish that. The character of David was written really well and, in fact, all of the characters were brilliantly written and unique in their viewpoints. Francesca was probably one of my favourites, and Martinez, the two of them were strong characters that I would have been happy to read a lot more about.

This is a well-paced book that didn’t feel like it lacked at any points, though I did skip over some hunting scenes. Everything flowed nicely and at some points when I thought it was going one way, it would quickly turn in another direction and surprised me, which was nice as it kept me excited to turn the page and find out what came next to these characters I really came to care for.

The way the book was written made it feel like an old book, like a telling of a tale passed down through the years, which I absolutely loved! It gave the whole story a kind of other-world feel whilst I was reading and took me to another world and time.

Now I have to admit, I am not a religious person, so I think a lot of the biblical references were lost on me! But I also have to say not to be put off this book if you’re not a fan of bible tales or religion, it’s a good story in itself, and the religious side of things wasn’t that heavy, it was just like magic or faith in any fantasy-type book.

The only reason I didn’t give this book full 5 stars is due to the amount of errors throughout, including spelling and grammar. It really just needs someone with fresh eyes to go over it and pull them out. Still, I kept reading even through the errors as I was enjoying the story so much.

Overall I have to say I loved this book, the story pulled me in without realising and I found myself eager to read it everyday to find out what happened next. It’s a great read that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a sweeping tale filled with great characters and exciting adventure.

Links:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

Barnes and Noble

Goodreads

Books and Reading Wednesday- Mid-September Book Review!

The Scandal of the Season

Very pretty cover!

Very pretty cover!

Goodreads blurb:

London, 1711. As the rich, young offspring of the city’s most fashionable families ll their days with masquerade balls and clandestine court-ships, Arabella Fermor and Robert, Lord Petre, lead the pursuit of pleasure. Beautiful and vain, Arabella is a clever coquette with a large circle of beaus. Lord Petre, seventh Baron of Ingatestone, is a man-about-town with his choice of mistresses. Drawn together by an overpowering attraction, the two begin an illicit affair.Alexander Pope, sickly and nearly penniless, is peripheral by birth, yet his uncommon wit and ambition gain him unlikely entrance into high society. Once there, privy to every nuance and drama, he is a ruthless observer. He longs for the success that will cement his place in society; all he needs is one poem grand enough to make his reputation.

As the forbidden passion between Arabella and Lord Petre deepens, an intrigue of a darker nature threatens to overtake them. Fortunes change and reputations — even lives — are imperiled. In the aftermath, Pope discovers the idea for a daring poem that will catapult him to fame and fortune

This book is a fictionalised version of an actual historical event. A soon-to-be baron, Lord Robert Petre, seduces London’s beauty, Arabella Fermor, whilst he is also involved in a Jacobite plot to assassinate the Queen and put the exiled prince on the throne.

Sounds exciting, right?

It was supposed to be a sexy, thrilling story of a scandalous affair whilst being dangerous with all the Jacobite intrigue.

But when I got to the end I was just kind of like, ‘What actually happened in this book?’.

Don’t get me wrong, it was alright. It was a book I was happy to read, it’s just not much actually happened. It wasn’t all that exciting, the characters weren’t overly compelling, and the main romance wasn’t the romance I was interested in. I didn’t really care if Arabella and Lord Petre got together, I was much more interested in the blossoming relationship between Alexander and Martha, which was sweet and lovely and didn’t get as much attention as it deserved.

There were an abundance of characters and viewpoints throughout and sometimes, especially at the beginning, I struggled to keep up with the amount of characters being thrown at me. But I got there in the end and started recognising who was who.

The writing suited the time period the story was set for, and I did enjoy the fact that it was about real historical events. But again, not the most exciting event to write a book about, in my opinion.

I dunno, it was just not a book that I could get excited over or really involved in. The ending left me disappointed, as it just kind of ended without really wrapping things up.

What I did like most about the book was the Afterword, where the author detailed what happened to the people in real life after the events in the book, that was really interesting.

Overall, it was an OK read, I don’t regret reading it, but it certainly didn’t get me excited to find out what came next or really care about what happened to the characters throughout.

I would recommend it to those interested in this particular event and time in history, as you’d already have an interest in the subject.

August 2014 Round-Up and September 2014 Plan

Books and Reading Wednesday postponed until Friday, because I am currently writing it! 😀

So, September already!

Actually this month felt rather normal compared to the others which have whipped by! It was still a busy month, but a bit more manageable at least.

Now a round up of August:

– Kept to schedule even though I completely skipped a week of writing.
– Posted every scheduled day.
– Started posting scheduled posts on a weekend.
– Got some great reviews for my books, including my newest, Prophecy of Stones.
Connected regularly with other bloggers, who I have to say are some amazing, talented, and very supportive people!
– Found the ‘Home’ button on Facebook! 😀 Meaning I can share other authors links more effectively.
– Read 5 books (1 over target, oh yeah!)- Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee, In Search of a Love Story by Rachel Schurig, Sins of the Father by Melissa Barker-Simpson, The Unraveling of Lady Fury by Shehanne Moore, The Camelot Code by Sam Christer
– Started my Books and Reading Wednesday posts!
– Managed to write a couple of short pieces.
– Had an amazing interview done with DKC
– Didn’t do well on marketing 😦

I really am going to have to market better and in an imaginative way!

I have hardly done any marketing and seeing as I am trying to make this my career I am just going to have suck it up and get to it 😀

I’m still tempted by trying my hand at drawing, which I took back up this month after having a break. I did a couple of fan art pieces (sorry about quality, my scanner hates me so I took pics with camera):

Daniel and Teal'c from Stargate SG-1

Daniel and Teal’c from Stargate SG-1

Anders and Hawke from DA2 (Far too obsessed with this game!)

Anders and Hawke from DA2 (Far too obsessed with this game!)

Maybe a teensy bit obsessed with this Stargate SG-1 too!

Maybe a teensy bit obsessed with this Stargate SG-1 too!

Would illustrations of scenes from a book be the type of thing that might get you interested in it? Any idea for other forms of imaginative marketing?

Anyway, moving onto September.

Plan:

1st-5th- Self edits of manuscript/ Hopefully come up with a title!
6th-14th- Vacation! Woohoo! 😀
6-21st- Off to the readers/Work on cover/ Work on blurb/ Create interest in my other books (aka. The dreaded marketing!).
17th- Mid-September Book Review.
22nd-29th- Final edits and read out/ Finish formatting/Drum up interest!
24th- End of September Indie Book Review.
30th- Release day!

Wow, that was a bit confusing 😀

Goals:

– Read 4 books (which I should hit as I plan to read A LOT on my vacation).
Do some actual marketing instead of grumbling about doing it 😀
– Continue to actively support others and find new inventive ways of doing so.
– Write short and prompted pieces on regular basis.

Some other stuff that went on this month:

Elaine Jeremiah released her latest book, Reunion of the Heart!

The Amazing Winter (which should be her title with the amount she manages to accomplish!) got signed twice!

I won a copy of A Gift of Wings by Stephanie Stamm on the blog of L.Marie!

Blimey, that was a lot longer post than I meant it to be! Should be an exciting month 😀

How was your August? Have you got much going on in September?

Progress Report:

Status of fifth manuscript: Editing first draft.

Books read: 1/4

Mid-September Book Review: Read, need to write review.

Books and Reading Wednesday

So, it’s my first book/reading related Wednesday post 😀

Photo by the very talented Twisted Pixel on Flicker

Photo by the very talented Twisted Pixel on Flicker

When I read, I normally only read one book at a time. This is mainly because I like to immerse myself in one world and one set of characters at a time, and concentrate solely on that.

But, recently I attempted to read two at a time.

Attempted.

It didn’t go very well 😀

I tried to read a few chapters of each on alternating days, but I found it confusing having to get myself back into which book I was reading every other day. I was hoping that reading two at a time might help me get through my to-read list quicker, as I have so many I am excited to read!

In the end, I gave up and ended up focusing on one and will now continue on with the other as I have finished Sins of the Father by Melissa Barker-Simpson (who has recently released her new book, Hands of Evil).

Sierra over at Permashift had a great idea of reading different books on different devices such as one in paperback, one on kindle and one on nook. I might be tempted to give that a go at some point in the future, but for now, I’m afraid it’s going to be one at a time 😀

Though I have to admit, it is nice to focus solely on one book. I enjoy getting lost completely in that one story and not having to switch to different characters or worlds in different books. It seems to keep me excited about the books I read!

Do you read more than one book at a time? Or do you prefer to read one book? What are you currently reading?

Progress Report:

Status of fifth manuscript: Still waiting to start first draft.

Books read: 1/4

Mid-August book review: Written and ready.

Why not check out some new blogs?

Still struggling today to get everything together, along with my computer now having some technical difficulties as well! As such, I won’t be able to comment or email much again today 😦

Whilst I’m in limbo, I thought I would direct you to some other awesome blogs. Why not check them out and see if you find a great new blog?

My Train of Thoughts on…

Rachel Carrera

Melissa Barker-Simpson

Callum McLaughlin

Winter Bayne

Writer’s Bounty

Mae Clair

Taylor Grace

Word dreams

Books & Writing at Middlemay Farm

Barbara Pyett

Natacha Guyot

Nancy H. Doyle

Eclectic Alli

Legends of Windemere

Elaine Jeremiah

Shehanne Moore

Michael Patrick Hicks

Faith Simone

Permashift

Topaz Winters

Welcome to my Worlds

El Space- The Blog of L.Marie

Booknvolume

S.K.Nicholls

Ms Coffeehouse

Dianne Gray

I Read Encyclopaedias for Fun

Skye Heyges

Chris Musgrave

Chrissi Reads

Christine Plouvier, Novelist

Ronovan Writes

Richard Ankers Writes

Jane Dougherty

Daisy Banks

Raevenly Writes

Coffee. Write. Repeat

Some brilliant bloggers, and there were so many more I wish I could have added! (But I was thinking the list was rather long already 😀 )

Also, don’t forget to check out Prophecy of Stones, my newest release!

To Buy:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

Barnes and Noble

Just sit down and read!

Lately I have been struggling to read as much as I want. I think it’s because I fell out of the habit a while back and now it’s difficult trying to get back into it. Getting into that regular routine is much harder than it should be.

Recently, Callum posted about his approach of reading little and often, which got me thinking about how I could better my reading routine.

So, to try and help myself find a better schedule, but also just to motivate me to read more in general, I have decided to make every Wednesday a post about reading and books by others. And I am going to write an extra book review a month.

I will probably post the new book review in the middle of the month, and it will be either traditional published or indie published, but my end of month book review will still always be indie/self-published books.

I’m going to try reading for an hour and a half on an afternoon, rather than trying to read on a night, which I have been failing at. I read an article somewhere that changing the time you read might work well, so I’m going to attempt to give it a go 😀

My goal is to still read 4 books a month, and maybe I can work my way to upping that number by next year.

Remember, if you would like me to review your book, then just drop me an email 🙂

Do you have any tips on creating a good reading routine? How many books do you manage to read in a month? When do you find the best time to read is- day or night?

Also HUGE thank you to Winter Bayne and S.R.Carrillo for helping with my cover reveal, and to all of you who tweeted and reblogged! I am always so grateful for your support 🙂



Progress Report:

Status of Prophecy of Stones: Final read-out and Marketing.

Books read: 3/4

July eBook review: Written and ready.

Support an Indie this Summer!

How about checking out some great indie reads for your summer reading? Support our indie authors and find some fantastic new stories to get lost in this summer!

The Vessel by Callum McLaughlin http://www.amazon.com/The-Vessel-Callum-McLaughlin/dp/149373797X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403264495&sr=8-1&keywords=the+vessel+callum

The Extraction List by Renee Meland http://www.amazon.com/The-Extraction-List-Volume-1/dp/0996002901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403264528&sr=8-1&keywords=the+extraction+list

The Soul by S.R.Carrillo http://www.amazon.com/The-Soul-Volume-S-Carrillo/dp/0615968619/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1403264948&sr=8-2&keywords=the+soul+s.r.

Unblessed by Crystin Goodwin http://www.amazon.com/UnBlessed-The-Blessings-Myrillia-Volume/dp/1496114086/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403264748&sr=8-1&keywords=unblessed+crystin

Olivia’s Choice by Taylor Grace http://www.amazon.com/Olivias-Choice-Forest-Races-Taylor-ebook/dp/B00DUHI8OU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1403264794&sr=8-3&keywords=olivia%27s+choice+taylor

Sins of the Father http://www.amazon.com/Sins-Father-Introducting-Morgan-Fairchild/dp/145677591X/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403264890&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=sins+of+our+father+melissa+barker

The Eleventh Question by Dianne Gray http://www.amazon.com/Eleventh-Question-Dianne-Gray-ebook/dp/B009U6W1RU/ref=la_B004MK5PAO_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1403265121&sr=1-6

Echoes of a Storm by Alan Scott http://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Storm-Book-1-ebook/dp/B008ABNJYK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403265196&sr=8-1&keywords=echoes+of+a+storm+alan

The Eye Dancers by Michael S. Fedison http://www.amazon.com/Eye-Dancers-Michael-S-Fedison-ebook/dp/B00A8TUS8M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403265242&sr=8-1&keywords=the+eye+dancers

Swamp Ghost by Marcia Meara http://www.amazon.com/Swamp-Ghosts-Marcia-Meara-ebook/dp/B00K0QXLCS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403265283&sr=8-1&keywords=ghost+swamp+marcia

And many more.

Have a suggestion for an indie book? Leave it in the comments so as others might give it a go! 🙂

**This is a scheduled post as I am away for the week, as such I won’t be able to reply to comments or emails until I return on the 30th June. Have a great week 🙂 **