Happy May ya’ll! With the coming of a new month, #IndieApril is over. What is IndieApril? It’s the month which celebrates those brave and bold others who (generally) self published their books independent of a publishing house. I am amazed at the overwhelming support the Twitter writing community has for indie authors. This outpouring inspired me to do an open call for indie authors and their work to include on my blog. The staggering response is just one example of how social media can bring writers and readers together. Without further adieu, here is the list, in no particular order. Listed (if provided to me) is the title, author, age group, genre, brief blurb, and the link to buy. I have used the blurb provided by the author. Please, note, I have not read or reviewed these books, but I’m sure you’ll find something among them to love! There is a little of everything! Enjoy!
[Age Group Abbreviation key: YA- young adult, MG- middle grade, A- Adult, NA- new adult]
Nobody Move, by Philip Elliott: Crime/Thriller, As much a love letter to neo-noir cinema and L.A. as it is satire, the first book in the Angel City novels is a lightning-speed crime thriller equal parts Elmore Leonard and Quentin Tarantino: free ARC at https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/163785
First Magyc, by Nicole DragonBeck: YA, MG, & NA: Fantasy, A series set in a world where music is magyc that you can check out – the tale starts with Ria, but it will be up to all those who keep the Path – Witches, assassins, even Death Himself – to save magyc: purchase at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GLP44TS
The Van Helsing Paradox, by Evelyn Chartres: Dark Fantasy: the story of a girl who learns that monsters are real. After becoming a ward of the church, she grows up to become a femme fatale hunter: Get it at https://books2read.com/thevanhelsingparadox-by-evelynchartres
Abnormal, by A.J. Mullican: Dystopian Science Fiction: As an outlawed Abnormal, Clare did her best to live under the radar… until 1 fateful night at the club ended in the deaths of 2 high-society Gifted men. Now Clare is wanted for murder, & if she’s caught she’ll be taken to a camp. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GM7MV4J?&keywords=Abnormal+AJ+Mullican
Bits and Pieces, by Dawn Hosmer: Psychological Thriller:
Saving Tir na nOg, by Kimberly Ruff: MG fantasy novel steeped in Irish Mythology.
Old Man Odyssey by Kyle Fleischhacker: Science-Fiction and Adventure: A 286 year-old-man utilizes his best hunting tool, his cyborg son, through a murky journey where being human is enough reason for death. https://www.amazon.com/Old-Man-Odyssey-KYLE-FLEISCHHACKER-ebook/dp/B07MQ45XD6
A Circle of Vultures by Michael Kuty: A Circle of Vultures is about a Medical Examiner who encounters a group of the most horrible people to draw breath. Are they wretched excuses for human beings or are they something much worse? https://channillo.com/series/a-circle-of-vultures/
The Tarot Cards Major Arcana by Christina Maharaj: A story about a teenage girl who gets teleported to another world, Gaia, in order to collect magical cards and save the world alongside the talking tiger she meets there. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010PA7C6E/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0
The Planes of Hyland: Meet Zachary’s Friends, by Brian Murchie: Welcome to Hyland, a tiny province where airplanes are the best way to travel between towns and cities. Come meet Bruce, the cargo plane, Alexandra, from the flight school, and of course, Zachary, the favourite passenger plane of everyone in Hyland. https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-planes-of-hyland-brian-murchie/1123964101
Concealed Power, by Michelle Crow: NA: Speculative Sci-Fi and Romance: One woman, two men, and a load of secrets. Thrust into the grey area, Riley must navigate her feelings for two very different men, and one of them isn’t even human. https://books2read.com/ConcealedPower
Meditations for Sleep, by CM Hamilton: “You can do many things to put yourself in the best position to get restful sleep, and the suggestions and meditation techniques in this book can be effective to overcome periods of acute insomnia.” https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PCKCZZZ
Dax Zander Sea Patrol, by Noah Knox Marshall: A family of surfers travels from Hawaii to a distant world to prevent the extinction of an aquatic alien race. More than a little crazy, there’s a lot of heart and Vol 2 comes out late summer. https://www.amazon.com/Dax-Zander-Sea-Patrol-Hand/dp/1790589959/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
The Word of the Rock God, by Brooklyn Dean: The musician of an underground rock band must find balance between his strict moral code and the appeal of sin. Two strangers with opposing views present both sides of the coin in this paranormal experience. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578471779/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_r4IUCbYW5W9AJ
Untamed, by Madeline Dyer: dystopian: When an Untamed girl is kidnapped and converted by the Enhanced Ones, she must remember who she was meant to be or else risk the extinction of her people. https://www.amazon.com/Untamed-Book-1-Madeline-Dyer-ebook/dp/B01MS5264O/
What Friends Do, by C.E. Shields: If you like friendship novels sunnyside up then turn away now. This increasingly gritty tale beginning in 1980s New Zealand tracks 2 women over 20 years, exploring identity and the inner worlds of girls and women. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073821BTP/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1498383951&sr=8-7&keywords=What+Friends+Do
Heinous: Forgotten Murders from the 1910s, by Melina Drugs: non-fiction and true crime: examines 18 murder cases that captured the public’s attention a century ago. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QL396KZ
Ruby Rain, by Jim Brady: Two women find out a man is abusive and plot to murder him. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07JB3RCX6/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=
The Druid of Death, A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, by Ric Ryan: Sherlock Holmes must catch a serial killer who just may be a modern-day Druid. https://www.amazon.com/dp/178705294X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_b8DUCbVXZ2NB2
Amnesia, by Jennifer Hiser: The Rachel Carson Mystery series is about a former homicide detective who suffered amnesia but still puts her inherit skills to good use. The other novel is a stand alone YA thriller romance that finds young Erin entering the Witness Protection Program. http://rxe.me/1982902205
The Caged Kingdom, by M.A. Price: NA/A Fantasy: the first book in the Unforgiven Series. An ancient enemy is returning and hell bent on destroying Brodanna. An alliance between two unlikely women may be the only thing that can stop them. Think lots of swords and sorcery, epic battles and a dash of romance. https://www.amazon.com/Caged-Kingdom-Unforgiven-Book-ebook/dp/B07QGL4HPV/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+caged+kingdom&qid=1555593174&s=gateway&sr=8-1
The Etherea Cycle, by Kristina Kelly: NA/A Fantasy: To preserve the tenuous peace between the three realms, two Truthseekers from each are chosen to partake in an epic quest: the Trials of the Innermost. The six must learn to look beyond the birthplace of their companions, or risk failure as they face challenges designed to test their deepest fears.
Apex Five, by Sarah Katz: Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy: For millennia, the people of the Plane have worshipped five megaliths. When the nation of Tabira uses advanced technology to colonize the entire planet, a solar-powered doctor with mysterious origins joins forces with his colleagues to restore balance. https://www.amazon.com/Apex-Five-Plane-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07KRR9QWF
Anything, by Jamie Weaver: NA/YA: Cross between Catcher in the Rye and the Belljar. https://www.amazon.com/Anything-Jamie-Weaver-ebook/dp/B07H4WH9Y5/ref=mp_s_a_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=E6R2XY6PSSDE&keywords=anything+by+jamie+weaver&qid=1555642421&s=gateway&sprefix=anything+by+&sr=8-1-fkmrnull
After Midnight, by Ann Fox: survival horror nod with gremlins, goblins, trolls plus . Bizarre/twisted/disturbing/weird/horror. Must be 18+. https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-cat-that-caught-the-canary-ann-fox/1129624328?ean=9781642373516 & https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/after-midnight-ann-fox/1129745394?ean=9781987004014
Borderlands, by Charles Gull: Trapped in an eternal battle against the all surrounding Realm of Chaos, the nations of the The Rationalle fight to preserve the purity of their oasis and its most sacred relic, The Temporalis. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QC2DBK9/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_h5oUCbPFZ7TFW
Akea, the Power of Destiny, by Elizabeth Jade: ages 7-12: This is the story of one young husky’s journey to find her place in the world, and the lone wolf who will risk his life to help her. It shows that being different doesn’t mean you can’t belong. http://amzn.eu/aRMKr6o
Salvagium, by Lanie Goodell: Romantic Horror: Summer is running from the tragedy of her life in NY. However, buying the old Victorian in Vermont may be the worst decision she has ever made. Her only hope now is to find a way out. Hopefully alive. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NCCL41L/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_IaePCbGZ4KQM4?pldnSite=1
Nothing but Darkness, by Maria Ann Green: Aidan Shepard has horrible desires buried deep inside. He’s a regular jerk, until a dream takes his bloody fantasies too far. Afterward he’s a thing of nightmares. NOTHING BUT DARKNESS, first in a series, is a dark thriller in the vein of American Psycho and Dexter. https://amzn.to/2FaxaHQ
Regen, by Cassie Greutman: A fae girl living in the human foster care system is blackmailed into teaming up with the ex-boyfriend who tried to kill her in order to capture an escaped fugitive. Things are about to get interesting. https:// http://amazon.com/Regen-Cassie-Greutman-ebook/dp/B079VDMTD5
The Whispering House, by Marci Baun: Horror/Sci-fi: Something wants Eleanor, something dark and terrifying. To escape it, she must use a power long buried and uncover a secret that rends her neat life apart.
Clean Kill, by C.E. Nelson: The first published book in the Trask Brothers Murder Mystery Series. If the brothers are to stop a serial killer leaving bleached bodies across Minnesota, they must solve a mystery of drugs, wealth and treasure. https://www.amazon.com/CLEAN-Trask-Brothers-Murder-Mystery-ebook/dp/B01DOE9MV6/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=clean+kill&qid=1555683793&s=digital-text&sr=1-5
Girl Repurposed, by Meaghan Curley: a young woman who gets tricked into selling her soul to recently divorced Hades by her own grandmother https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Repurposed-Meaghan-Curley/dp/1988762073/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=3BOSNS62U6VF7&keywords=girl+repurposed&qid=1553742903&s=gateway&sprefix=girl+rep&sr=8-1
Shadowless, by Randall McNally: an epic fantasy tale set in a medieval world and pits man against god! What if the gods themselves wanted you dead? http://amzn.to/2mWr0CW https://twitter.com/messages/media/1119226413419200516
Always Gray in Winter, by Mark J. Engels: paranormal sci-fi thriller: features the modern day remnant of an ancient clan of werecats, torn apart as militaries on three continents vie to exploit their deadly talents. First in a family saga series. https://www.amazon.com/Always-Gray-Winter-Mark-Engels-ebook/dp/B0763ZP2R7/
Dragon’s Price, by Danie Potter: YA+:
Ishe loves the smell of fire crystals in the morning.
Yaki smiles so brilliantly you’ll never see the knife.
Together they’ll make the dragon wish he had stayed dead.
The Girl in the Scrapbook, by Carolyn Ruffles: Hi Jen. romantic mystery spanning 90 years weaving together the lives of three women. The search to discover the identity of the Girl in the Scrapbook reveals tragic family secrets long hidden. A novel celebrating love, life and family.
Guideline for Happy Wholistic Life, by Michael Quigley:how to live a wholistic, happy life in body, mind, spirit, emotion and digital health. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kataholos-Guidelines-wholistic-happy-life/dp/152890530X/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=1UOXVS0FWFLZW&keywords=kataholos&qid=1555628247&s=gateway&sprefix=kataho&sr=8-1
Sapience, by Alexis Lantgen: Sci-Fi: Hi! collection of dark Many of the stories are set in the same world, on a colony on Jupiter’s moon Europa.
The Super Normal Life of Kiran West, by S. Carlton Dyer: Cornered by a boy during her lunch break, Kiran West misuses her super powers to avoid an awkward social encounter. The friction of running at super speed rips her clothes escalating the situation. Social anxiety paired with super speed and super strength lead to a series of disasters. https://www.amazon.com/Super-Normal-Life-Kiran-West/dp/B07QLN4853/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?keywords=kiran+west&qid=1555616301&s=gateway&sr=8-3
That’s all for now! Let me know if you find something you love!