Thursday, July 19, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Becoming (Jourdyn Kelly)


Becoming (Jourdyn Kelly)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: (Lesbian) Contemporary Romance Becoming by Jourdyn Kelly.

Becoming (LA Lovers) is a hot & spicy lesbian romance from the author who brought us Fifty Shades of Pink. This novel is intended for 18+ audience due to mature content.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 320 pages - released in July 2018.



About the Book

Can a Dominant allow herself to be dominated? Can a woman who defies authority allow herself to submit? Will love come out on top in the end?

You met Rebecca and Cass in Fifty Shades of Pink. Now get Rebecca's perspective of their first meeting and see her journey to BECOMING Mistress.

Rebecca Cuinn lost control of her life once before, and she spent many years learning how to take it back. As Mistress and owner of an exclusive BDSM club, Rebecca now had control by the balls. She wasn’t about to lose it again by falling in love. Unfortunately, her heart wasn’t playing by Rebecca’s rules. She always was a sucker for androgynous, sexy women. But did the one that threatened to make her break all her rules have to be so young?

Cass Giles defied authority. So, when she was dragged to a BDSM sex club for a bachelorette party, she refused to let go of her judgments and have fun. No way she would submit to someone who’s sole purpose was to hurt you. Just wasn’t her scene. That is until that “scene” included the mysterious Mistress. Now Cass was willingly breaking the rules just for a taste of Mistress’s punishment. But it wasn’t just Mistress she wanted. She wanted the woman underneath the mask. And she would do everything she could to prove they were meant to be.

Becoming (Jourdyn Kelly)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "This is not your average love story, but I still found it to be a really sweet one. The characters have interesting storylines that engrossed me from the start. Ms. Kelly has a way with words that manages to bring out my emotions every time. If you love the LA Lovers series, Becoming does not disappoint!" - Lisa Holt

- "[...] It was interesting to see how Cass reacted at first to the introduction of some submission to the Mistress and how she grew to like it. The characters are very strong in Becoming. I loved it so much that I reread it over already. It’s definitely a great book to check out and I highly recommend it." - Terry (Amazon)

- "[...] I absolutely love both Rebecca and Cass. Their relationship is wonderfully sweet and downright hot! The book interwove Eve and Lainey and Hunter and Ellie which was an added bonus. I highly highly recommend this book." - Jenna Beebs

- "This was an amazing follow up to Fifty Shades of Pink. In typical Jourdyn Kelly fashion, seeing the story from a new point of view was everything I hoped it would be and made me love the characters even more." - Karen Busey


About the Author

Author Jourdyn Kelly
Author Jourdyn Kelly
Jourdyn Kelly has been in Houston, Texas, writing novels and designing websites since 2009. She loves being captivated by books that lead her into different, exotic places, and through impossible scenarios. She loves being able to become someone else for a time. Reading has always inspired Jourdyn to bring her own characters out to play.

Jourdyn's hope is that her writing will inspire others, or at the least, give them a way to escape from everyday life for a little while.

If Jourdyn is not writing or reading, she's training for triathlons. She finds it to be a good way to challenge her body the way she challenges her brain when writing. She may not be the greatest athlete, but not only does she do it for the challenge, she does it to raise money to help #EndAlz. It's good motivation.




Links to the Book

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Link to the Paperback Becoming on Amazon

Link to the eBook Becoming on Amazon

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

New Indie Book Release: STEELE (Kelly Gendron)


New Indie Book Release:
STEELE (Daring the Kane Brothers) - Kelly Gendron
Contemporary Romance (220 Pages - July 2017)

STEELE: USA TODAY Bestselling Author of the Breaking the Declan Brothers Series, now brings you Daring the Kane Brothers Series! STEELE is a standalone novel featuring the shameless, sexy, and daring brothers who will make you blush all over!


About the Book

STEELE (Kelly Gendron)
Click to Read an Excerpt
She dared me to take her on, and that’s exactly what I plan to do

I'm no stranger to daring things
However, there are a few stunts even I'm smart enough not to try
Jaylyn Rigsby is one of them
But when the raven-haired beauty
The insurance company sent to oversee my stunts
Dared me to take her on, well, now..
Challenge accepted ~ Steele

My next assignment has a reputation of cutting through the red tape to get what he wants
But I'm good at my job
Steele Kane isn't going to get whatever he wants
Even, if one of the things he wants is me
Case closed ~ Jaylyn

Will Jaylyn be the first to tame this overbearing stuntman, or will Steele hold out and get what he wants?



About the Author

Author Kelly Gendron
Author Kelly Gendron
USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Kelly Gendron is the author of the TroubleMaker series, Breaking the Declan Brothers, and other romantic suspense novels.

You usually can find her tucked away in a quiet suburb somewhere in the upper EST area writing her steamy, blush producing romances.

But, when she’s not creating HEA stories, you can find her representing a reputable group of nursing facilities in the WNY area. If you Google her, she’ll pop up there too. And, please, google her.

Kelly loves to hear from her readers and to meet new people!



Connect with Kelly Gendron via the Author's Website
and on Facebook

Monday, July 16, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Tribute - The Cleaners (Chris Knoblaugh)


Tribute - The Cleaners (Chris Knoblaugh)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: YA Horror Novel Tribute - The Cleaners by Chris Knoblaugh.

In Tribute - The Cleaners, the author successfully weaves both reality and the supernatural into a story that both adults and young adults will enjoy.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 216 pages - released in April 2018.



About the Book

When twelve-year-old Miguel’s gang member Papa makes promises to Santa Muerte in 2005 San Jose, someone in Miguel’s family loses a soul.

This time, Miguel's brother Juan was the target, but the trouble is Miguel won’t let Juan’s spirit go.

The resulting paranormal possession attracts demons, doppelgangers, and an ancient soul slayer from the depths of Hell — all of whom must be vanquished if Miguel is to live.

Miguel must choose to release his brother or lose yet another loved one, for the bargain was made with Santa Muerte and the price must be paid.

Tribute - The Cleaners (Chris Knoblaugh)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I was riveted from the first page to the very end. This novel has a great cast of characters. As the novel progresses, it becomes harder and harder to tell who is good and who is evil. This book has everything: demons, murder, broken parents, broken teens, and religion. I highly recommend it to readers of all ages." - Linda Ulleseit

- "[...] I have thoroughly enjoyed this story about growing up on the mean streets, dealing with sofa-surfing, discarded needles, and homeless people, some who might be angels in disguise sometimes." - Mark Schultz

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Obake Neko - Ghost Cat (David Michael Gillespie)


Obake Neko - Ghost Cat (David Michael Gillespie)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Historical Mystery/Thriller Obake Neko (Ghost Cat) by David Michael Gillespie.

Obake Neko (Ghost Cat) is a historical based fiction about one of Japan’s aircraft-carrier submarines at the end of WWII. It vanishes and years later, in Hawaii, a connection with a WWII Navy Vet causes trouble for his son, who must solve the problem of the missing sub – Obake Neko – to save his father.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 343 pages - released in June 2018.



About the Book

It begins with a disappearance...

In the waning days of World War II, the Obake Neko is the last surviving Sen-Toku—a huge secret aircraft-carrier submarine created by the Imperial Japanese Navy. As the war comes to an end, the Obake Neko sets sail back to Japan with a cargo of unimaginable value. In the chaos of Japanese surrender, the clandestine vessel and its crew vanish in the seas of the South Pacific.
Fifty-five years after the war’s end, former U.S. Navy pilot, Bud Brennan breaks into Pearl Harbor’s submarine museum in Hawaii. Bud’s son, Mike, is still raw from the death of his wife and grappling with a new career but still jumps in to help his dad.

But when Bud’s antics garner the attention of the Navy’s JAG, Mike realizes his father may possess knowledge about the near-mythical Obake Neko and its fabled cargo—knowledge that is also of great value to the Japanese Yakuza.

Now, Mike must scramble to learn the whole truth of his father’s decades-old connection with the legendary Japanese submarine and fight to defend his father from relentless military authorities and deadly Yakuza operatives.

Even decades later, the Obake Neko and its legendary cargo are still worth killing over.

Can Mike discover the truth and protect his dad before deadly assailants succeed in silencing Bud forever?

Obake Neko - Ghost Cat (David Michael Gillespie)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Rarely has a war story held such a high degree of mystery and spanned the time between a war veteran and his business-consulting son with such credibility and involvement. Mystery and intrigue – and a hefty dose of secrecy make this a tremendously interesting debut novel." - Grady Harp

- "[...] Worthy of an Asian James Bond thriller; 'Obake Nekoi will not disappoint anyone interested in mysteries, war novels, treasure stories, or even... criminal elements.
This is a pleasurable read, and one with good character development, and human understanding during times of trauma, war, and ...peace."
- Joseph R. Calamia

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Becoming (Jourdyn Kelly)


New Indie Book Release:
Becoming (LA Lovers) - Jourdyn Kelly
(Lesbian) Contemporary Romance (320 Pages - July 2018)

Becoming is a hot & spicy lesbian romance from the author who wrote Fifty Shades of Pink.

"[...] it's a true love story. I laughed a lot, I cried too, I got angry and then relieved, the author put her emotions in this and it brought mine out too. I couldn't put it down - I want more!" - Reader Review


About the Book

Becoming (Jourdyn Kelly)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Can a Dominant allow herself to be dominated? Can a woman who defies authority allow herself to submit? Will love come out on top in the end?

You met Rebecca and Cass in Fifty Shades of Pink. Now get Rebecca's perspective of their first meeting and see her journey to BECOMING Mistress.

Rebecca Cuinn lost control of her life once before, and she spent many years learning how to take it back. As Mistress and owner of an exclusive BDSM club, Rebecca now had control by the balls. She wasn’t about to lose it again by falling in love. Unfortunately, her heart wasn’t playing by Rebecca’s rules. She always was a sucker for androgynous, sexy women. But did the one that threatened to make her break all her rules have to be so young?

Cass Giles defied authority. So, when she was dragged to a BDSM sex club for a bachelorette party, she refused to let go of her judgments and have fun. No way she would submit to someone who’s sole purpose was to hurt you. Just wasn’t her scene. That is until that “scene” included the mysterious Mistress. Now Cass was willingly breaking the rules just for a taste of Mistress’s punishment. But it wasn’t just Mistress she wanted. She wanted the woman underneath the mask. And she would do everything she could to prove they were meant to be.



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New Indie Book Release: The Gorgon Bride (Galen Surlak-Ramsey)


New Indie Book Release:
The Gorgon Bride - Galen Surlak-Ramsey
Fantasy (336 Pages - July 2018)

The Gorgon Bride is a fantastic, fun and fast-paced tale that explores the diverse cast of often neglected or outright overlooked characters in Greek mythology.

"Both heartbreaking and sidesplitting, The Gorgon Bride takes you on a whirlwind adventure through the dark and deadly domain of hilariously vengeful Greek gods." - Reader Review


About the Book

The Gorgon Bride (Galen Surlak-Ramsey)
Click to Read an Excerpt
THE GODS ARE FUNNY.
Except when you piss them off.
Then they suck.
They really, really suck.

(Really).

Alexander Weiss discovers this tidbit when he inadvertently insults Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, and she casts him away on a forgotten isle filled with statues.

Being marooned is bad enough, but the fact that the island is also the home of Euryale, elder sister to Medusa, makes the situation a touch worse. The only thing keeping Alex from being petrified is the fact that Euryale has taken a liking to the blundering mortal.

For now.

What follows next is a wild, adventurous tale filled with heroes, gods, monsters, love, and war that is nothing short of legendary.



Monday, July 09, 2018

Indie Author Interview: Michelle M. Pillow


Indie Author Interview with Michelle M. Pillow - Author of the Cozy Paranormal Mystery / Romantic Comedy Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes.

NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Michelle M. Pillow is a romance and cozy mystery writer with over 100 published books over the course of her nearly 15-year career. She is best known for her Quirlixen World including the series: Dragon Lords, Space Lords, Lords of the Var, Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides, and more. She also writes the award-winning Warlocks MacGregor series.

Interview with Michelle M. Pillow

Author Michelle M. Pillow
Author Michelle M. Pillow
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
Michelle M. Pillow: I’ve been a published author for about 15 years now, and have done many romance genres: fantasy, dark paranormal, paranormal, contemporary, historical, futuristic, chick lit, Scottish, sci-fi, suspense, urban fantasy, cozy mystery… One thing became obvious very quickly in my career. For better or worse, I wasn’t a one-genre writer. My muse likes to explore and research, so I let her.
RWA just recognized me for writing over 100 books. I’ve been on numerous bestseller lists, was nominated for the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award 2011, the winner of the 2006 RT Reviewers’ Choice Award, nominated for the 2007 RT Award, a Brava Novella Contest Finalist.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
I love Mandy M. Roth’s Immortal Ops series. I read the first one 15 years ago when we both were publishing our first books. We have been besties almost from the start of our careers. I love getting sneak peeks from her Ops worlds, including the spin off series. It’s like a behind the scenes look each time she writes one.
There are so many talented people in my genres, it’s hard to write a list that does them all justice—Gena Showalter, Kristen Painter, Jill Monroe, Leigh Duncan, Yasmine Galenorn… I tend to read authors who I’ve found to be awesome people.

"[...] writing took off and I’ve never looked back."

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
I have always loved telling stories with words and pictures. I used to do so as a photographer, and thought that was going to be my future, but writing took off and I’ve never looked back. Now photography has taken a backseat to the words.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
In 8th grade we were assigned to write short stories with the theme of Thanksgiving. Most kids did a version of oh-no-the-turkey-is-burnt. I tried to be Edgar Allen Poe. I honestly can’t tell you if I succeeded because I never got it back, but I’m pretty sure it was an epic fail with notes of a 1980-90s bad horror movies thrown in.

"Working as a professional author means deadlines."

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?
Working as a professional author means deadlines. Lots and lots of deadlines. So normally I’ll have one book being promoted, another in writing/edits, another in planning stages, and then there is the admin and marketing. It’s a never-ending cycle.
When I write, I tend to build the world and the characters first. Once I know those, I know how those characters will react when placed in various situations. I might not always know the ending when I start, but I know the characters trying to get there.

Please, describe your desk/workplace.
I can pretty much work anywhere. Not because I’ve wanted to over the years, but because I had to learn to—waiting rooms, parking lots, airports, hotels. I even finished a book in the passenger seat of a car while driving halfway across the country. It wasn’t a fun 10 hours for the driver. Luckily for me, he still married me.
My actual office has lovely view of the back yard and a bulldog taking residence under the desk. She guards my rows of bookshelves and keeps them safe.

"[...] seeing the computer screen but a scene in your head."

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

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Featured Indie Book: The Ghost Between Us (Pete Nunweiler)


The Ghost Between Us (Pete Nunweiler)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Paranormal / Suspense Thriller The Ghost Between Us by Pete Nunweiler.

The Ghost Between Us is where paranormal romance meets suspense thriller. It will grab you from the very first page and won’t let go until the last.

The Book has been published via IngramSpark and is available as eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover - 252 pages - released in June 2018.



About the Book

Toby and Anna Miller were a perfect couple. Romantic, passionate and truly best friends. When he loses her after a car accident, he takes a leave of absence from work to carry out his promise to Anna and moves to the "Forever House" in the mountains of Tennessee. It's their dream come true carried out by one.

Soon after he settles in, he hears strange noises in the house but brushes them off until his realtor, Alex, shares a dark secret with him and he learns of her heartbreaking connection to the house. Over time, Toby and Alex become closer.

As a paranormal enthusiast, Toby no longer dismisses the strange noises and tries to connect with the entity in the house. His research begins with simple closed-ended questions and progresses to full conversations through EVPs and a Spirit Box. Toby's increasing obsession with the paranormal builds an obsession with the ghost, sparking a forbidden love triangle.

Will the entity keep Toby and Alex apart?

The Ghost Between Us (Pete Nunweiler)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Reviews (Excerpts)

- "It's not that often that a book draws me in as much as yours has. Not only that, but I have honestly never been so moved as I was when reading your first few chapters. The story is extremely well-written and thoroughly enjoyable, great job!" - Laura M. Wilkenson

- "Omg! This book was amazing! I read it in a day and a half! It was amazing extremely easy read. Every page keep me wanting to know more. And how everything came together at the end... WOW" - Tia (Amazon)

Saturday, July 07, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Tribute - The Cleaners (Chris Knoblaugh)


New Indie Book Release:
Tribute (The Cleaners) - Chris Knoblaugh
YA Horror (216 Pages - April 2018)

In Tribute (The Cleaners), the author successfully weaves both reality and the supernatural into a story that both adults and young adults will enjoy.

"[...] I enjoyed it enormously. Ms Knoblaugh has a compelling and enjoyable writing style, and I liked meeting her characters very much." - Reader Review


About the Book

Tribute - The Cleaners (Chris Knoblaugh)
Click to Read an Excerpt

When twelve-year-old Miguel’s gang member Papa makes promises to Santa Muerte in 2005 San Jose, someone in Miguel’s family loses a soul.

This time, Miguel's brother Juan was the target, but the trouble is Miguel won’t let Juan’s spirit go.

The resulting paranormal possession attracts demons, doppelgangers, and an ancient soul slayer from the depths of Hell — all of whom must be vanquished if Miguel is to live.

Miguel must choose to release his brother or lose yet another loved one, for the bargain was made with Santa Muerte and the price must be paid.




Saturday, June 30, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes (Michelle M. Pillow)


New Indie Book Release:
Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes - Michelle M. Pillow
Cozy Paranormal Mystery / Romantic Comedy (300 Pages - June 2018)

Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes is a paranormal cozy mystery where the characters do not only have to deal with everyday human emotions and suspects, they have the supernatural thrown into the mix. It makes for a crazy magic mystery ride.

"A fun read! Loved the setting of this story with mishaps and romance and plenty of fun characters. Really enjoyed the gnomes - Lily has her hands full trying to fix up the old mansion with the help of her Aunt Polly fast to read looking forward to following this series. [...]" - Reader Review


About the Book

Better Haunts and Garden Gnomes (Michelle M. Pillow)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Welcome to Lucky Valley where nothing is quite what it seems.

Lily Goode wasn't aware she had an inheritance waiting for her in the form of a huge Victorian house in Lucky Valley, Colorado. Life might finally be coming together for her. That is if you don't count the endless home repairs, dealing with eccentric Aunt Polly who claims they're both witches, and Nolan Dawson the handsome home inspector who seems to have it out for her, then, sure, life is grand. Oh and not to mention the strange hallucinations and garden gnomes who are far more than lawn ornaments.

If mysterious accidents don't do her in, then the rebellious gnomes just might. With the help of Aunt Polly, it's up to Lily to discover who's sabotaging her new home and trying to drive the Goodes out of Lucky Valley once and for all.



Thursday, June 28, 2018

New Indie Book Release: The Ghost Between Us (Pete Nunweiler)


New Indie Book Release:
The Ghost Between Us - Pete Nunweiler
Paranormal / Suspense Thriller (252 Pages - June 2018)

The Ghost Between Us is where paranormal romance meets suspense thriller. It will grab you from the very first page and won’t let go until the last.

"I read this book in less than 48 hours because I couldn't put it down. It is incredibly descriptive and it's very easy to place yourself in the scene. I love raw emotion, mystery, the paranormal and suspense, this book has it all. Read it...it won't disappoint. [...]" - Reader Review


About the Book

The Ghost Between Us (Pete Nunweiler)
Click to Read an Excerpt

Toby and Anna Miller were a perfect couple. Romantic, passionate and truly best friends. When he loses her after a car accident, he takes a leave of absence from work to carry out his promise to Anna and moves to the "Forever House" in the mountains of Tennessee. It's their dream come true carried out by one.

Soon after he settles in, he hears strange noises in the house but brushes them off until his realtor, Alex, shares a dark secret with him and he learns of her heartbreaking connection to the house. Over time, Toby and Alex become closer.

As a paranormal enthusiast, Toby no longer dismisses the strange noises and tries to connect with the entity in the house. His research begins with simple closed-ended questions and progresses to full conversations through EVPs and a Spirit Box. Toby's increasing obsession with the paranormal builds an obsession with the ghost, sparking a forbidden love triangle.

Will the entity keep Toby and Alex apart?



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Going for the Hole (L. P. Dover)


New Indie Book Release:
Going for the Hole - L.P. Dover
Romantic Comedy (286 Pages - June 2018)

Going for the Hole is a sexy romantic comedy that'll make you laugh and cry at the same time.

"Love, Love, Love this story so much, I want to give it more than 5 stars. I read this book in one sitting and it was perfection. This author gives us a new and refreshing sports romance that has you wanting more. Lucas and Ashley's story is sexy, fun, competitive, sweet and loving [...]" - Reader Review


About the Book

Going for the Hole (L. P. Dover)
Click to Read an Excerpt
Grip it softly.
Stroke it smooth.
And you’ll sink right into the hole. That’s my motto both on and off the golf course. The women come in full supply everywhere I go and there are no complaints. Maybe it’s the size of my driver that gets them going.

I’m Lucas “Ace” Montgomery, professional golfer and world record holder for the longest drive in golf history. The PGA Tour has been my life, but it’s time for a break. A few relaxing weeks of drinking and golf with friends in Myrtle Beach is what I need. However, when a bright pink ball knocks me out on the course, and a blonde beauty comes to my aid, I expect to see a gallery girl, a.k.a a member of the Party Groupie Association. Trust me, those girls know how to have fun. Although, to my surprise, it’s not what I get at all.

Dr. Ashley Locke is beautiful and everything I’d want if I was ever to get serious about someone. Unfortunately, she has no interest in me whatsoever which only makes me want her more. All she wants is to get through her friend’s bachelorette weekend and go back to her life, but after injuring me on the course, I’m not letting her run away so easily. When I want something, I get it.

I’m not competing for money this time. All I want is to win her heart.