Monday, September 24, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Noël - Of Memories and Sleep (Benjamin Boudreaux)


New Indie Book Release:
Noël: Of Memories and Sleep - Benjamin Boudreaux
YA Fantasy Adventure (300 Pages - August 2018)

Noël: Of Memories and Sleep draws heavily on Cajun and Creole culture, which have rarely (accurately) been explored in most media. The food, the music, the language, the folklore, and just the general way of life are all portrayed in this novel.


About the Book

Noël - Of Memories and Sleep (Benjamin Boudreaux)
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The town of Beauséjour, located in Southern Louisiana, is home to many Cajuns and Creoles, who are happy to spend their days fishing and crabbing; tilling and sowing; eating, drinking, and laughing. But this town is also home to sinister secrets, which are soon to be unearthed by a child of thirteen summers by the name of Noël Broussard, as well as his friends Évangéline Lejeune, Marc Lejeune, and Amédé Fontenot.

Many strange and terrible things occur, such as denizens visited in their dreams by a nightmarish entity; children selectively spirited from their homes by a demonic creature; and telltale signs of a wolf-like being infecting hapless wayfarers. These are spirits straight out of the traditional oral folklore of the Cajuns and Creoles of Acadiana – and they are very real! But there is something linking them all together – the key to everything – and it will prove integral for Noël as he struggles to solve the mystery and end the terror that plagues his hometown.

This story – the first in a series – delves into the subject of memory, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of fear, anger, sadness, and failure. Noël will have to learn (and accept) many things about himself if he is to succeed.




About the Author

Benjamin Boudreaux lives in Southern Louisiana, where he acquired a strong affinity for Cajun French culture.

Studying literature and language at Nicholls State University, located in Thibodaux, and at the University of New Orleans, he developed a love of literature, both American and foreign.


Connect with Benjamin Boudreaux via the Author's Amazon Page

Sunday, September 23, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Rise (David Probert)


New Indie Book Release:
Rise - David Probert
Dystopian Thriller (319 Pages - September 2018)

Rise is a heart-pounding adventure novel from the Blades and Bullets series. A moving and exciting story that gives its readers a glimpse into a terrifying future.


About the Book

Rise (David Probert)
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After spending 2 years in an underground shelter to escape the horrors of a collapsing society, Zuri Kilpatrick and her sister, Lynn, are forced to emerge in search of supplies.

But the world has drastically changed. Technology has run rampant and all law enforcement has been disbanded, there is no protection from the monstrosities that now roam the earth. When Lynn is taken captive by a ruthless band of human traders, Zuri finds herself forced to navigate the hostile and treacherous new world in a fight against time to rescue her sister.

Not only must Zuri adapt to a new way of life, but she must reach deep within to find a hero that lies dormant, a hero just waiting to rise.




About the Author

Author David Probert
Author David Probert
David Probert is a just a regular guy with a day job, but at night he turns into something else... a writer.

David writes Horror / Thriller Fiction, and because of this, he is solely responsible for his own restless nights.

He resides in a rural town just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. When he's not writing, David loves spending time with his family, reading, watching movies, and being outdoors.



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Saturday, September 22, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Summer Fling (Tarrah Anders)


New Indie Book Release:
Summer Fling - Tarrah Anders
New Adult Romance (182 Pages - September 2018)

Summer Fling: The night before tourist season hits their sleepy little town, Emma has an impromptu drunken romp with a guy from a party… only to run into him just a few days later. Over the span of the summer, their relationship develops as Royce hands her a love note, word by word.

- "[...] sexy, sweet and fun- an entertaining, heart-warming and light-hearted story that captivated me right from the first page. This standalone is one that you won’t want to miss. I really enjoy Ms. Anders' writing." - Reader Review


About the Book

Summer Fling (Tarrah Anders)
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Small towns are perfect for summer vacations and summer flings.

The night before tourist season hits their sleepy little town, Emma had an impromptu drunken romp with a guy from a party… only to run into him just a few days later.

After her last major heartbreak, Emma swore off dating any of the out-of-towners. She had never questioned that decision… until Royce arrived in town. At first, she thought he was just like any other tourist during the season, here today, gone tomorrow.

However, when proved to her that he was putting down roots, that all changed.
Emma can only trust what she knows. Tourists always leave and relationships began with them always have an expiration date.

She has to protect her heart, even if she knows that if he goes, he will be taking it with him.

Only, Royce insists that he is in it for the long haul wants to build his life with her and in Sweeny. He starts giving her a note per date spelling out a single message- one painstaking word at a time. When all of a sudden the past comes barreling into Sweeny and starts to torment both Emma and Royce.






About the Author

Author Tarrah Anders
Author Tarrah Anders
Meet Tarrah Anders. She’s a contemporary romancer who is all about the feels, with the twists of sexy mixed in between. She’s been writing since before she can remember. Writing was always a passion, that was kept it under wraps, stayed on the back-burner and never vocalized or followed through with my desire to be a writer, until she read a horrible book and thought: ‘I could do better than that!’ She kept her writing romance from her husband for nearly two years, but finally told him because… royalties and taxes. Now, he lovingly helps with ‘research’ and uses him for his amazing Photoshop skills for her covers.

She is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, but living in beautiful San Diego with her own little family while working during the day as a social worker working with the homeless. She is a hardcore San Francisco Giants fan and anything dealing with cupcakes and Zombies.

Her writing style is that she tries to keep on earth. She tries her best to not be too unrealistic with her characters, what they do and how they live. She wants her books to be relatable and not to create too many eye rolls, when a character starts calling his love interest baby after knowing her for 5 minutes.

She has written and self-published 4 books and one novella. They’re all dual point of view aside from the novella. She is currently working on several pieces but focusing on two mainly. Thematically, the novels are friends to lovers, random hook-ups and office romances mixed with a whole lot of fun in the middle.


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and on Facebook

Friday, September 21, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Survivors of the Sun (Mia Kingslie)


Survivors of the Sun (Mia Kingslie)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Survivors of the Sun by Mia Kingslie.

Survivors of the Sun is a story that is at once terrifying, gripping, and completely believable. It is a beautifully crafted triumph of human achievement and courage. As you follow Georgia, you find yourself riding a tidal wave of emotions alongside her as she attempts to overcome the seemingly impossible when her world changes dramatically after what appears to be a global terrorist attack...

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 681 pages - released in August 2018.



About the Book

It should have been just another ordinary day for Georgia. Her husband, Nathan, had left early for work and his children, Jamie and Rebecca, from a previous marriage, were due to go back home that afternoon. Afterwards, Georgia realized that she hadn’t noticed if there had been anything unusual about that day. There may have been a greenish tinge in the air and the sun may have seemed a little brighter than usual. But the only noticeable disruption to Georgia’s plans for the day, came in the form of Deedee, her sister-in-law’s young, precocious daughter, who arrived unexpectedly to be babysat while her mother was at the dentist.

The first indication of an event was the sudden breeze that sent a chill through Georgia that morning and a feeling of unease deep down. Then, while working in the basement, her three dogs began whining. Next there was a crackling noise and Jamie’s hair stood straight up. Finally, the lights went out and she was in total darkness. Outside there was total silence.

Have you ever wondered what might happen if the power grid of an entire country was sabotaged… and not only the power grid, but every transmitter and device that we so readily take for granted?

Mia Kingslie’s novel, “Survivors of the Sun” is a classic story of survival for the 21st century and beyond.

The characters are just like you and me; ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. They will prompt you to question; how would I survive? What if the entire infrastructure of a nation had been eliminated in just seconds: transport, communication, emergency services, appliances and every single electronic device across the country. Could you survive? It may be the result of a terrorist attack or an environmental disaster. The result is the same; societal collapse.

Survivors of the Sun (Mia Kingslie)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "A post-apocalyptic thriller by Mia Kingslie was genuinely a pleasant surprise. Kinglsie writes with such ease and realism, this tense story about a horrifying situation feels so real, you might as well be experiencing everything along with the characters. [....] Strong recommendation." - V.E. (Amazon)

- "[...] The struggles and hardships that they endure, threaten their very existence, testing their loyalty, fortitude and love for each other in ways they could never have imagined. Powerful, eloquently written, very contemporary, this is a book of survival and all that that suggests. Recommended reading." - Grady Harp

- "Great read. Really good read. Had to read it in one sitting. There better be a sequel. It can't end like this. I want more. I want it now!" - Survivors (Amazon)


About the Author

Author Mia Kingslie
Author Mia Kingslie
Mia Kingslie has always been fascinated about the human response to apocalyptic scenarios and in her book, ‘Survivors of the Sun’, she explores the day to day responses of the ordinary person living in an ordinary urban setting. She writes the kind of books that she would like to read herself.

An avid world traveler, Mia uses her experiences of living and working in Europe, United States and the South Pacific region to build characters that lead you on exciting journeys and leave you wondering what will happen next.

Mia Kingslie is married and has two boisterous dogs, and an extremely bossy cat that just moved in one day. A goldsmith by day and a writer by night, Mia also enjoys renovating houses and establishing productive gardens for friends and neighbors to enjoy.






Links to the Book

Connect with the Author via the Author's Amazon Page

Link to the Paperback Survivors of the Sun on Amazon

Link to the eBook Survivors of the Sun on Amazon

Survivors of the Sun (Mia Kingslie)

Monday, September 17, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Stuck at Thirteen (Rosemary Feld)


Stuck at Thirteen (Rosemary Feld)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Fantasy Novel Stuck at Thirteen by Rosemary Feld.

Stuck at Thirteen is an exciting adventure story which subtly delves into the metaphysical topic of learning to live in the moment, as seen and experienced through the eyes of a boy who is stuck in adolescence.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as Paperback - 124 pages - released in June 2018.




About the Book

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to simply stop aging?

The idea of youthful immortality can be appealing.

But what if you suddenly discovered that you were stuck at a certain age... mentally, emotionally, and physically? And what if that age was that of a young adolescent?
You’d never be able to become a legal adult, get a full-time job, marry, or raise a family. How would others react to you?

And what if the government was very interested in this unique ability that you had?

This is a story and adventure of such a boy.

Stuck at Thirteen (Rosemary Feld)
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Survivors of the Sun (Mia Kingslie)


New Indie Book Release:
Survivors of the Sun - Mia Kingslie
Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (681 Pages - August 2018)

Survivors of the Sun is a story that is at once terrifying, gripping, and completely believable. It is a beautifully crafted triumph of human achievement and courage. As you follow Georgia, you find yourself riding a tidal wave of emotions alongside her as she attempts to overcome the seemingly impossible when her world changes dramatically after what appears to be a global terrorist attack...

- "Mia Kingslie’s novel is a must read for all “Millennials”. It has an easy-to-read style that is hard to put down. Full of twists and turns, this well researched story will keep you wondering – could this really happen? And if so, have I got a survival plan? " - Reader Review


About the Book

Survivors of the Sun (Mia Kingslie)
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It should have been just another ordinary day for Georgia. Her husband, Nathan, had left early for work and his children, Jamie and Rebecca, from a previous marriage, were due to go back home that afternoon. Afterwards, Georgia realized that she hadn’t noticed if there had been anything unusual about that day. There may have been a greenish tinge in the air and the sun may have seemed a little brighter than usual. But the only noticeable disruption to Georgia’s plans for the day, came in the form of Deedee, her sister-in-law’s young, precocious daughter, who arrived unexpectedly to be babysat while her mother was at the dentist.

The first indication of an event was the sudden breeze that sent a chill through Georgia that morning and a feeling of unease deep down. Then, while working in the basement, her three dogs began whining. Next there was a crackling noise and Jamie’s hair stood straight up. Finally, the lights went out and she was in total darkness. Outside there was total silence.

Have you ever wondered what might happen if the power grid of an entire country was sabotaged… and not only the power grid, but every transmitter and device that we so readily take for granted?

Mia Kingslie’s novel, “Survivors of the Sun” is a classic story of survival for the 21st century and beyond.

The characters are just like you and me; ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. They will prompt you to question; how would I survive? What if the entire infrastructure of a nation had been eliminated in just seconds: transport, communication, emergency services, appliances and every single electronic device across the country. Could you survive? It may be the result of a terrorist attack or an environmental disaster. The result is the same; societal collapse.




Monday, September 10, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Treasures of the Deep Blue Sea (Roberta Franklin)


New Indie Book Release:
Treasures of the Deep Blue Sea - Roberta Franklin
Adventure / Romance (205 Pages - September 2018)

Treasures of the Deep Blue Sea is a romantic adventure. During their first holiday together on Crete, Professor Nikos and his young assistant/lover Sally get mixed up in a local vendetta.

- "[...] This book is another engrossing chapter in the Nikos/Sally story and we can only hope that we hear more of them in Roberta’s further work. But I for one feel that whatever and whoever she chooses to write about next we shall have another highly enjoyable read on our hands." - Reader Review


About the Book

Treasures of the Deep Blue Sea (Roberta Franklin)
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Nikos, a distinguished professor of archaeology, and Sally, his young assistant, are looking forward to enjoying their vacation together in Crete.

They are keenly anticipating swimming together, eating together, and relaxing together - as well as hardly being able to keep their hands off each other. But neither of them could expect the surprising twists which their holiday takes.

While scuba diving, Sally discovers ancient carved figures on the sea bed. Where are they from?

Then, after having gone swimming, Sally disappears completely. Who is responsible? Is it Kostas, the young Cretan man who has already made his admiration for Sally very plain? The answer turns out not to be simple and to involve a long-lasting vendetta which brings Sally, Nikos, and the other central figures in this exciting and vividly-colored story to the very brink of disaster.



Sunday, September 09, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Diangeli Arising (Rosemary Feld)


Diangeli Arising (Rosemary Feld)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Fantasy Novel Diangeli Arising by Rosemary Feld.

Diangeli Arising is a new take on the nature of vampires, as well as presenting a unique metaphysical perspective of angels and demons, and their offspring--Diangeli.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as Paperback - 468 pages.




About the Book

Though Razakel and Lekazar appeared to be normal human albinos, they were, in fact, immortal... immortal twins.

Join Razakel and Lekazar as they struggle to understand their true natures and learn to once again open their wounded hearts to love.

Enter the world of angels, demons, vampires... and diangeli, living hidden amongst humankind who are not only unaware of the supernatural amongst them but that the world as they know it would soon be coming to an end.

Diangeli Arising (Rosemary Feld)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "The book is very good! Rosemary Feld has made a great job with this book. The characters, the storyline make reading it more delightful. A very interesting fictional book to read. I recommend it!" - Bogdan Sirbu

- "[...] I always recommend this as a read. If you want something that is more adult than Twilight I suggest you buy!" - Ashara Milao

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Indie Author Interview: Jerry Lambert


Indie Author Interview with Jerry Lambert - Author of the Historical Fiction / Suspense Romance Queen of Swords.

Jerry Lambert is an American writer and producer from Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Interview with Jerry Lambert

Author Jerry Lambert
Author Jerry Lambert
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
Jerry Lambert: I have always written. In high school and college I won a few writing awards and I was fortunate to have very encouraging teachers and professors. But my professional life took me in a different direction. I wrote many short stories along the way. When I turned 45 I decided that it was time for me to do the one thing that I had always dreamed of doing, write a novel.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
When I was young I had an eclectic taste in reading material. But when I became a teenager I felt drawn more to thrillers and supernatural suspense with gothic romantic themes. Anne Rice and Stephen King were great influences during those years. I learned the classics in college, but on my own I was still a fan of all kinds of popular fiction as well as autobiographies. Now I read purely for entertainment, so I read anything funny or scary, as well as historical fiction. I love absolutely anything by Dan Simmons. His novel Drood is one of my all time favorites. Summer of Night and A Winters Haunting are fantastic scares as well. You can’t beat classic Shirley Jackson, such as We Have Always Lived in the Castle, also Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale is great.

"There was no doubt in my mind that I would one day write a book [...]"

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer?
I feel like I always knew, perhaps because I was an avid reader at a young age. There was no doubt in my mind that I would one day write a book, I just had no idea when that would happen.

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I wrote a story about a woman who fell in love with a man on a greek island who turned out to be vampire. I was young and I remember not knowing how to finish the story.

"[...] you make time for the things that are important to you."

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

New Indie Book Release: Galactic Mandate - A Radical Cause (M.R. Richardson)


New Indie Book Release:
Galactic Mandate: A Radical Cause - M.R. Richardson
Science Fiction / Space Opera (294 Pages - September 2018)

Galactic Mandate: A Radical Cause is a Star Wars inspired space opera that is borderline military Science-Fiction.

- "[...] it's very original in its plot twists and has lots of imaginative races and technology. If you're looking for something interesting and unexpected, I would recommend it." - Reader Review


About the Book

Galactic Mandate - A Radical Cause (M.R. Richardson)
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The galaxy is in turmoil. The two main powers, the Acolyte Empire and the Clone Defense Force, vie for supremacy.

Caught in between are the weaker Galactic Planetary League and independent planets, pawns to be used and discarded in the greater game. The peace of the galaxy rests on a powder keg…and the fuse is about to be lit.

As the son of the Acolyte Emperor God-Reign, Devante lives a life of power and luxury that few can fathom.

Since childhood, he has devoted his life to one thing: freeing the clone slaves of the CDF and banning the practice of cloning throughout the galaxy. But he is about to uncover a secret that goes to the heart of the empire he loves and serves, one that will set him on a course of vengeance and destruction that will shake the galaxy to its core.

Against this backdrop of war, treachery, and intrigue, Galactic Mandate tells an epic saga of god-emperors and assassins, spies and queens, princesses and slaves.

The lives of all will be irrevocably changed as Devante embraces his destiny—for when empires collide, no one is safe, and there is no place in the galaxy to hide.




Friday, August 31, 2018

Featured Indie Book: Queen of Swords (Jerry Lambert)


Queen of Swords (Jerry Lambert)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Historical Fiction / Suspense Romance Queen of Swords by Jerry Lambert.

Queen of Swords is a mix of adventure, suspense, horror, and romance, which makes the novel an unusual blend. A Recommended PageTurner.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 324 pages - released in September 2018.




About the Book

Georganne Blaylock is a successful young interior designer in New Orleans who takes the gamble of a lifetime as she and her business partner leave the Big Easy to renovate an antebellum mansion in bayou country.

Georganne fights her feelings for Jeffrey Huston, the brilliant architect, even as the ghosts from the past began to reemerge. When she uncovers a century old mystery, will she find a fortune in lost emeralds or will she become collateral damage in someone else’s game?

One fateful night, it all rides on the turn of a card.

Queen of Swords (Jerry Lambert)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "This was a fun read with interesting characters and a couple of twists I didnt see coming. The descriptions were so well done that I was pulled in pretty quickly. I was definitely impressed that this was a first novel. I love the setting in the deep south and I love antebellum mansions and voodoo. I really felt like I was transported there. [....]" - Amazon Customer

- "As a very avid reader who combs the local library weekly plus book of the month clubs, I have high praise for Jerry Lambert and his first novel Queen of Swords.
Full of action, love and suspense, Queen of Swords had me from the very first page. For a first novel by Jerry Lambert it is a fun read with lots of descriptive words to captivate you to the South with it's magic and voodoo. The characters come alive in the way Mr. Lambert portrays them so perfectly. I truly picture a movie version of this book.[...]"
- Marian Jensen

Monday, August 27, 2018

Featured Indie Book: The Last Option (Alex Lukeman)


The Last Option (Alex Lukeman)

Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Action / Adventure / Thriller The Last Option by Alex Lukeman.

The Last Option is the latest addition to a popular, award winning series centered on an elite covert counter-terrorism unit called The Project. Fast moving, believable and timely, based on facts and realistic scenarios.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook - 243 pages - released in July 2018.


About the Book

A cabal of ruthless men set in motion a plot to ignite nuclear war, certain they will survive the resulting holocaust and rule what is left after the missiles stop flying.

Director Elizabeth Harker's aging Project team is called into action once again, but the odds are stacked high against them. A hostile president means to shut them down.

Someone keeps trying to kill them.

Nick and Selena's unborn children are in the line of fire. Even Selena's Russian half-sister is caught up in the deadly game, with consequences she'd never expected.

The doomsday clock is ticking. If the Project team doesn't stop the plot in time, the world will pay the price.

The Last Option (Alex Lukeman)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Another must-read, fast-paced page-turner that continues the "The Project" saga in a befitting tradition. My highest recommendation comes with a warning: don't start this book unless you have sufficient time to finish it.[....]" - Steve (Amazon)

- "Alex always seems to improve over his prior work. The Last Option is one of my favorites in the series because the continuing story line has been heading towards a major transition, and it appears #18 May finally reveal it. A great read!" - S. Hansen