Monday, May 29, 2017

Just Released: TOP 50 Best Indie Books - Readers' Choice - JUNE 2017

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Indie Author News' Readers have voted for their Favorite Indie Books  JUNE 2017.

Check Out the TOP 50 Indie Books (Click Here!) and vote now for the Best Indie Book!

There are many New Releases in the TOP 50 - Readers' Choice and the Books are from all kinds of fiction genres.

- Romance
- Adult Romance (18+)
- Coming-of-Age
- Science Fiction
- New Adult Romance
- Thriller
- Fantasy
- Young Adult
- Mystery
- Romantic Suspense
- Paranormal

You will find some of the finest Indie Books and you can read excerpts of all 50 Books.
Discover amazing Authors !

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Thanks to all readers for the votes for your favorite Indie Book of the month of  JUNE 2017. Please, vote now for the next month TOP Indie Books - Reader's Choice.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The Sheeple (Gus Flory)

New Indie Book Release:
The Sheeple - Gus Flory
Literary Fiction (250 pages - April 2017)

The Sheeple is about safety versus freedom; conformity versus striking out on your own path and going your own way. Be a sheep and follow the flock, or accept the truth and break free.

- "I really enjoyed this book! I would recommend it to anyone, as it has a lot to say about society and what we consider important. Is it better to be safe or free? [...]" - Reader Review

About the Book

The Sheeple (Gus Flory)
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Bucky is smarter than the average sheep. He is destined to become leader of his flock, which lives peacefully on the idyllic hills of California's Central Coast.

When Bucky learns an awful secret, he attempts to warn the sheep of his flock of the true intentions of the shepherd and the dog who watch over them. But the sheep think and speak in simple sheepisms and are unable to accept or believe what he has to tell them.

One old ram, the black sheep of the flock, believes him. He tells young Bucky of a mythical ram named Zeus and his flock of wild sheep who live in freedom on Liberty Mountain. The two sheep must decide whether to remain with the flock or escape. The decision is made and they set out into the wild in search of Zeus and his wild sheep. A harrowing odyssey ensues.


About the Author

Author Gus Flory
Author Gus Flory

Gus Flory is a military veteran and author of GALAXY OF HEROES and THE PSYCHIC.

Connect with Gus Flory via the Author's eMail
and on Twitter: @GusFlory.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The Download (R.E. Carr)

New Indie Book Release:
The Download - R. E. Carr
Science-Fiction (390 pages - May 2017)

The Download is an epic Science-Fiction where a slacker from Boston tries to save another world.

- "[...] features a fantastic universe. The characters are well thought out, the world is dripping in imagination, fantasy, and tech-organics... The story line leaves you wanting more, made me wish I had my own Construct Alpha Level Assistant (CALA) in my head." - Reader Review

About the Book

The Download (R.E.Carr)
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It's not every day that your roommate accidentally teleports you across time and space, but Jennifer MacDonald is not having an ordinary day. A chance encounter with a custom-built computer and an ancient pyramid sends Jennifer to a faraway land with six warring civilizations and an ancient prophecy that has a visitor from the stars at its heart. All she has to do is unseal one measly, missing god.

Now the fate of an alien world is in the hands of a gal who's never landed a steady job or boyfriend, but at least she has watched a few years' worth of archeology documentaries. Hopefully that will be enough to get by, since it seems like most of Earth's lost civilizations ended up stranded in this extraterrestrial zoo too. Also, there is the trivial matter of a Mayan assassin sent to kill her...

We are all our own worst enemies, but maybe Jennifer has a chance to break that mold.

About the Author

Author R. E. Carr
Author R. E. Carr
R. E. Carr likes to split her time between the alien (well, resident alien) she married, her two adorable offspring and the vast army of characters who constantly argue in her brain. She uses her past life as a video game reviewer to remind herself just how awesome it is to be writing novels now.

Rachel writes because she knows so many people and places that never quite made it into this version of the universe. It's her duty to let them out. Writing also gives her mind a certain peace and calm rarely felt in this multi-tasking, wired world.

Connect with R. E. Carr via the Author's Facebook Page
and on Twitter: @TotalRECarr.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The Bridge (Leonard Petracci)

New Indie Book Release:
The Bridge - Leonard Petracci
Space Opera / Science Fiction (280 Pages - May 2017)

The Bridge is a unique spin on generational ships lost in space. It ties together technological terms with humanitarian themes - the inhabitants of the ship must learn the importance of history and stories...

"If you enjoy science fiction, and stories about humanity overcoming impossible odds even as it fights with itself, then you will enjoy this very well written story. I am eagerly awaiting more from this author in the same story's universe." - Reader Review

About the Book

The Bridge (Leonard Petracci)
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A starship is struck by an asteroid on its way to colonize a distant planet.

Now, hundreds of years later, the inhabitants must learn to survive deep space without technology or perish. With the ship split in two and the citizens fragmented, disaster is imminent.

Join princess Airomem and Horatius the historian on their adventures- from fighting cannibals, to preventing starvation, to discovering long hidden secrets of the ship.

Can they survive? Or will the thousand year journey end in failure?

About the Author

Author Leonard Petracci
Author Leonard Petracci
Leonard Petracci is a recent graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology with a love for the outdoors, traveling, and technology.

His favorite hobbies include kiteboarding, snowboarding, cooking, reading, and programming.

He moves frequently but is currently located in Lancaster, PA for a few more months.

Connect with Leonard Petracci via the Author's Website
and on Facebook

Monday, May 15, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Breakaway (Valentine Cardinale)

New Indie Book Release:
Breakaway - Valentine Cardinale
Mystery (237 Pages - February 2017)

Breakaway is about a single dad who is mysteriously abducted as his teenage daughter, a hockey star, is about to enter a major tournament. A priest on leave of absence joins the search.

"Part mystery, part drama, Breakaway is a captivating read. The author has created believable, well-rounded characters with whom the readers can relate [...] This is both a suspenseful and heart-warming read." - Reader Review

About the Book

Breakaway (Valentine Cardinale)
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Father Richard Bianchi is looking for a little peace and quiet in a rented house in New Jersey. He needs time to reflect on his future. Should he continue his ministry as a parish priest or get married? Two days after moving in, he meets Dana Dvorak, a sixteen-year-old with at least half a dozen issues. She’s constantly quarreling with her dad and has little contact with her mom, who lives in Florida with her new family.

The star of an all-boys hockey team, Dana is getting ready to play in a tournament that could change her life. Finally, there’s Eddie Dvorak, Dana’s dad. Deep down, he loves his daughter but doesn’t think much of hockey and girls playing it. A Navy veteran, he yearns to be at sea and takes pride in his country but he’s troubled by many of the actions of the government.

The world comes crashing down on everyone one night when Eddie is mysteriously abducted from his home.

At the center of a nail-biting drama that follows is Father Bianchi—Richie to his friends—now part of the investigative team.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

New Indie Book Release: The Cobalt Princess (Stephen Alexander)

New Indie Book Release:
The Cobalt Princess - Stephen Alexander
Superhero Action/Sci-Fi fantasy (299 Pages - April 2017)

The Cobalt Princess is a Science-Fiction versus Fantasy Adventure from the mind that brought you Super Humanity Film School Slasher.

The author gives the readers a chance to decide which fork of the story would be best. If you were in the heroine's shoes, would you choose the Path of Peace or the Path of War?

About the Book

The Cobalt Princess (Stephen Alexander)
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Pilli-nina, a teenage girl from a tiny village is forced to marry against her will. She runs away and meets Master Clyde Irons, a superhuman from planet Earth. She begs him to take her to Earth. He agrees... for a price: become a superhuman agent and fight in the War on Terror, or save people in need.

You, the reader, will choose her fate.

After two years of fighting terrorists and natural disasters, she wants to go home. Her superhuman friends join her on the trip to planet Ernatho. Arriving home, calamity has struck her village. Her team of battle-hardened superhumans must find and stop the menacing threat stalking her country, before it destroys them all.

However, Master Clyde has other plans for her and her home-world.

Monday, May 01, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Something (Shelby Lamb)

New Indie Book Release:
Something - Shelby Lamb
New Adult Dark Fantasy / Horror (324 Pages - April 2017)

Something is a New Adult fiction novel in the horror, fantasy, and mystery genres. It takes dark humor, good writing, and frightening and controversial subject matter to give a unique twist on its chosen categories.

"Extremely well-written [...] horror at its best. While Lamb borrows heavily from the movie, The Ring, she puts her own spin on it. Reading could kill you? You bet! Horror doesn't get any scarier than books out to murder people." - Reader Review

About the Book

Something (Shelby Lamb)
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"I will find true love and everything will be okay. I will find true love and everything will be okay..." she chanted.

They say be careful what you read. Something is wrong. Something is very wrong. It can happen to anyone. This is just four teenagers' story.

Aubrey Golding hates her face, her body, and is devastated after Nathan Silva leaves her. Alone, suicidal, and desperate for love, she discovers a book called Something and unknowingly links others to a dark and terrifying curse that is beginning to consume her.

Nathan is glad to be moving on with someone new and can hardly believe what is happening now. Wild child and amateur porn star, Bella Broadhurst, loves bullying that "emo whore" Aubrey with the other girls, but mostly she loves partying, hookups, and plain ol' drama when terror arises. And Kendra Coke is just a new teen mother working on a delicate relationship when things start becoming utterly bizarre.

Chilling sleep disturbances and figures hiding in the corners of their rooms are just warnings of what is to come. Be careful what you read, they say. Read carefully...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Tough Karma - A Race Against Time (Laura Simmons)

Tough Karma - A Race Against Time (Laura Simmons)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Paranormal Romance Novel Tough Karma: A Race Against Time by Laura Simmons.

Tough Karma: A Race Against Time is a Page Turner featuring astral travel and a deadly secret that makes this a gripping Paranormal Romance novel from start to finish.

The Book has been self-published via Outskirts Press and is available as eBook and Paperback - 224 pages - released in January 2017.

About the Book

A chilling tale of loss, tragedy, psychic warfare, and eternal love.

Amber Macklin's world is cruelly shattered when she loses her baby girl three months after her husband's sudden death. Her cousin, Bryce, comes to her rescue, moving her into his home for fear she will kill herself from the grief. He provides solace and a shoulder to cry on, and he has loved her as more than a cousin for a long time. Amber and Bryce soon discover they are not blood relatives, which opens the door for romance as he pulls her through her darkest hours.

When Mike, a college friend of Bryce's, stops by to visit, Amber senses a deadly secret behind his nice guy persona. She has a frightening dream that Mike is trying to kill her and recurring sleepwalking episodes where she draws detailed pictures of him torturing her. Deeply troubled, Bryce uses his ability to astral travel to investigate Mike and uncover his terrifying past. Mike has had his eye on Amber for some time, and when he learns that Bryce and Amber have become lovers, he is furious.

Mike abducts Amber and takes her to his rural Georgia hideaway, and Bryce must rely on his astral abilities to track her down.

But will he be too late?

Tough Karma - A Race Against Time (Laura Simmons)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "[...] I could not put this down. I was so captivated by Bryce's talents and Amber's abilities. The large cast of characters are all very well developed. I was emotionally invested and felt like I was right there. If your a believer of this kind of phenomenon, this is the saga to read!" - Anna Salamatin

- "Tough Karma is an intense paranormal story that starts off with incredibly sad circumstances for the main character.[...] Excellent Read!" - Amanda Barbee

Monday, April 24, 2017

Indie Author Interview: Anita Dickason

Indie Author Interview with Anita Dickason - Author of the Thriller & Suspense / Paranormal Sentinels of the Night.

Anita Dickason is a retired Dallas Police Officer. During—what she refers to as a phenomenal career—Anita served as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, advanced accident investigator, and SWAT entry/sniper. She has launched another career: Author and Publisher. Anita designs book covers and provides manuscript services to help other authors publish their writings.

Interview with Anita Dickason

Author Anita Dickason
Author Anita Dickason
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
Anita Dickason: For most of my career, it has been technical or business: educational courses, presentations, case reports, speeches, and such.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
Mysteries, first and last. Add in the paranormal and I’m hooked. There are so many talented authors it’s difficult to choose one over another, but Heather Graham and Carla Neggers are at the top.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
In 2013, I conducted a reconstruction of a 1966 automobile accident that killed a key witness to the Kennedy assassination and wrote a book detailing the results of my research--JFK Assassination Eyewitness: Rush to Conspiracy. It was my first published work. I so enjoyed the experience I decided to try my hand at writing fiction and wrote a 500-word short story. I entered it in a contest, and much to my amazement won third place. That bit of encouragement was all it took.

"There are days when all I do is type."

Tell about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?
There are days when all I do is type. Then I may go days, even weeks before starting again. For me, the rather erratic pace seems to work. It lets my characters and plot steep in my mind.

"The most difficult are multiple POVs"

What do you find easiest about writing? What is the hardest?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Gun Princess Royale - Awakening the Princess (Albert Ruckholdt)

New Indie Book Release:
Gun Princess Royale: Awakening the Princess - Albert Ruckholdt
YA Science-Fiction (375 Pages - March 2017)

Gun Princess Royale: Awakening the Princess tells the story of Ronin Kassius, a 1st year high school boy living on the colonized world of Teloria, who finds himself an unwilling female participant in the Gun Princess Royale Tournament, where competitors known as Gun Princesses battle for the title of Gun Queen, and the right to compete for the vaunted rank of Gun Empress.

"This story is a fantastic! The characters are great and are very easy to relate to. You see the characters develop gradually through the story which is a plus. If you like science fiction stories with good character development and action, than this is the story for you!" - Reader Review

About the Book

Gun Princess Royale - Awakening the Princess (Albert Ruckholdt)
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A High School Sci-Fi Adventure with a gender twist.

It is said there is no point crying over spilt milk, but for Ronin Kassius living on the terraformed world of Teloria, his decision to help out the Cosplay Club during his third year of middle school at Telos Academy in the city-state of Ar Telica is one he fervently regrets. Cross-playing as the popular animated heroine, Princess Silver Blue, garnered him a legion of ardent fans misled to believe he is a girl and not a boy because of his overtly feminine appearance.

A year later, his high school life descends into a waking nightmare after a near death experience, and his school reputation lies in tatters when his cross-playing is revealed on social media. However, Ronin soon learns that is the least of his problems, and there is more afoot than he could have ever imagined when he discovers that a powerful, enigmatic family has chosen him to represent their interest by competing in the Gun Princess Royale championship, an all too realistic and overly popular VR tournament where players with corporate sponsorship wield Gun Princess avatars in battle.

However little could have prepared him for the revelation that he won't be participating as the avatar's operator, but as the prototype Gun Princess called Mirai, an existence that comes with her own unique set of problems, and that there is nothing virtual about the brutal and bloody competition he has been thrust into.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Featured Indie Book: Chicago's Best (Katharine E. Hamilton)

Chicago's Best (Katharine E. Hamilton)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Romantic Suspense Novel Chicago's Best by Katharine E. Hamilton .

Chicago's Best is a Romantic Suspense featuring two main characters that are somewhat forced to work together in an unexpected way, both not looking for love, and yet, there's this underlying interest that keeps rearing its head when they interact. The beginning stages of a relationship: the sparks, the tension, the interest... there's a thrill in that...

The Book has been self-published via CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 310 pages - released in March 2017.

About the Book

Kat Riesling spends her days serving up delicious treats with a side of sass at her beloved cafe.
However, her life is turned upside down when she finds herself as the newest target of the city's largest crime boss.

Ian O'Dell, the newest detective on the Chicago police force, only wishes to serve and protect the quirky cafe owner.

But as bullets fly and emotions tangle, he finds himself torn between what his heart wants and what his duty demands.

Chicago's Best (Katharine E. Hamilton)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Fantastic book. Great plot. I love the mystery and being kept on the edge of my seat until the very end to have all of my who and why questions answered. Characters were very well developed and very believable. Next to real life nonfiction - real life fiction is my favorite! Great job [...]" - Lisa T.

- "This a truly great book! The characters are surprising and endearing, with real humanity that is, at times, painfully relatable! The plot is intriguing and suspenseful, yet remains light and enjoyable throughout. I would definitely snag this one for your spring break reading! Another fantastic book from Katharine Hamilton, that again, leaves us wanting more!" - Erin Davis

Monday, April 17, 2017

New Indie Book Release: Sisterhood of the Broken (CL Serabia)

New Indie Book Release:
Sisterhood of the Broken - CL Serabia
Psychological Thriller (263 Pages - March 2017)

Sisterhood of the Broken is a dark, psychological thriller with a strong, but flawed female characters. If the reader wants real characters with believable issues, Sisterhood of the Broken is a Must-Read.

"I read this book and couldn't put it down! This author's debut novel has me anxiously awaiting her next. Being a social worker myself I could relate to the story. Well done!" - Reader Review

About the Book

Sisterhood of the Broken (CL Serabia)
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How far would you go to protect your sister?

Would you lie? Would you steal? Would you…kill?

Forensic psychologist, Dr. Cassie Wheaton is about to find out.

Broken and bitter, after a tragedy she thinks she could have prevented, she’s lost herself in self-loathing. Desperate for a change, she agrees to take on a new case, in a new town. That’s where she meets the Dantes sisters.

One of the sisters has survived an attack by the serial rapist who has been terrorizing Northwest women. He’s dead, she can’t remember what happened, and the police are losing patience. Cassie is called in to help discover the truth.

Cassie soon finds out, sisters with secrets form powerful bonds, and probing too deep might just get her killed.