Indie Reads – May 2016

Indies Unlimited does not review books, but we do have a couple of renowned reviewers on staff. We thought a great way to celebrate indie writing would be to ask those reviewers for their top indie picks of the month. Here are this month’s top picks from our experts:


jonathans shield channing turnerJonathan’s Shield by Channing Turner

“The author has a good, plain style without frills … and keeps the story moving at a goodly clip.”

Read the rest of the review by Judi Moore.

Jonathan’s Shield is available through Amazon.com.


Sonnets for Heidi 120x177Sonnets for Heidi by Melissa Bowersock

“This is a novel with a warm glow. It’s professional, it’s classy. Sheer pleasure from start to finish.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Sonnets for Heidi is available through Amazon.com.


Spider's Lifeline 120x177Spider’s Lifeline by Lynne Cantwell

“… Webb’s voice is light and easy to read. … Ms. Cantwell has indeed woven a tangled web.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Spider’s Lifeline is available at Amazon.com.


Dark and Disturbed 120x177Dark and Disturbed by Morgan Winters

“I found all of these devilishly delightful, but not overly graphic, or profane.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Dark and Disturbed is available on Amazon.com..


the girl with the cardboard portThe Girl with the Cardboard Port by Judith McNeil

“…it’s Judith’s willingness to share her story truthfully and in bare-boned detail that makes this such a compelling read..”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

The Girl with the Cardboard Port is available on Amazon.com..


 

Indie Reads – February 2016

Indies Unlimited does not review books, but we do have a couple of renowned reviewers on staff. We thought a great way to celebrate indie writing would be to ask those reviewers for their top indie picks of the month. Here are this month’s top picks from our experts:


Caesars Ghost 120x177Caesar’s Ghost by Reb MacRath

“It’s fast-paced, with short chapters that keep the story hopping and skipping along. …it is also full of humor….”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Caesar’s Ghost is available through Amazon.com.


Sonnets for Heidi 120x177Sonnets for Heidi by Melissa Bowersock

“What a great story. …some life lessons about risk and being true to yourself.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Sonnets for Heidi is available through Amazon.com.


A Billion Gods and GoddessesA Billion Gods and Goddesses by Lynne Cantwell

“I wasn’t sure whether I would enjoy just reading about the gods and goddesses but Ms. Cantwell is a storyteller at heart.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

A Billion Gods and Goddesses is available at Amazon.com.


Duchess Rising 120x177Duchess Rising by Alison Naomi Holt

“The conclusion comes to a somewhat satisfying end, however, with a nefarious note.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Duchess Rising is available on Amazon.com..


How This Author Became a Big Deal in Moulton, Alabama

rock star author picWhen my Andy Warhol appointed fifteen minutes happened back in 2012 and my book was topping the charts, I didn’t have to look for promotion opportunities. They found me. I was asked to give interviews, guest blog, even teach courses on how to self-publish. Some of those efforts helped me connect with readers and some did not. Among the requests I received was an email from a woman in Moulton, Alabama asking me to send her a print copy of my book. Sending out print books can be expensive and you often wonder whether it’s worthwhile. When my moment in the sun was shining so brightly that I could hardly see, I didn’t have time to research every opportunity that came my way. I just kept saying “yes”.

The woman in Moulton claimed to be a reviewer for a number of small newspapers in the area. She’d read the blurb of my book, saw that it was doing well and wanted to read it. But, she wasn’t interested in any of those eBook thingies. She wanted a print book. I suppose I could have got on the Google (as I heard it said recently) to verify her identity, but I didn’t have time for that. I was busy watching my dashboard change every copy of My Temporary Life I sold. So, I sent out the print version. And, I waited for something to happen. Continue reading “How This Author Became a Big Deal in Moulton, Alabama”

LynneQuisition: A Vine Voice Reviewer

Interviews by Lynne CantwellYou may have seen the “Vine Voice” tag on reviews around Amazon’s website, and wondered what it meant. Here to help us figure it out is Mystery Reviewer, who participates in the Vine Voice program. He has agreed to take a seat in the comfy chair while I ask him a few questions. (He thinks he’s safe because he doesn’t review many books, but just in case, he wishes to remain anonymous…)

Mystery Reviewer (MR), how does the Vine program work, and how did you get into it? Continue reading “LynneQuisition: A Vine Voice Reviewer”