Indie Reads – November 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:


being-travis book coverBeing Travis by Melissa Bowersock

“…wonderfully developed characters, whom you can almost imagine being in front of you, in person.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Being Travis is available through Amazon.com.
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The Next Seven Book Reviewer Complaints

Mistakes authors makeEveryone had so much fun with the last seven complaints I had while reviewing books, I thought I’d give them a chance to get right down to some more. Some are a bit esoteric, but when a reviewer is really busy and looking for an excuse to go on to the next book, a few of these will do the trick every time.

8. Information Dump

This is feedback from everyone in comments on the earlier post. NEVER, EVER, EVER bore the reader with an Information Dump. I know you need us to know the whole life story of the main character, but we don’t know we need to know it, so why read it? So we put your book down after Page three.

When is an information dump not an information dump? Never. The only time information is okay is when we don’t notice it, or, best yet, when we want the information. If you can set up a situation where the reader feels like, “Why is he doing that? WHY is he doing that? WHY IS HE…? Oh! That’s why!” then you’ve got it nailed.

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Indie Reads – October 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:


love-story-for-a-nationLove Story for a Nation by Mark W. Sasse

“…this tapestry is very cleverly woven and blended.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Love Story for a Nation is available through Amazon.com.


players-by-mike-markelPlayers by Mike Markel

“…I’ve raved about the characters of Seagate and Miner as well as the story. Consider this another rave.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Players is available through Amazon.com.


ginos-law-by-candace-williamsGino’s Law by Candace Williams

“… a satisfying read for a typical mystery reader…”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Gino’s Law is available at Amazon.com.


way-out-west-by-frank-tuttleWay Out West by Frank Tuttle

“There are delightful surprises among the darkness of this tale … I was enthralled through the whole story.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Way Out West is available at Amazon.com.


scar-by-caitlin-oconnorScar by Caitlin O’Connor

“… Scar has it all: a smart, intriguing plot, physical battles between light and dark, internal conflicts, excellent dialogue, and a bit of romance.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Scar is available at Amazon.com.

Indie Reads – September 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:


the-girl-in-the-iceThe Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

“Page turner. Fast paced. Gripping. Suspenseful. Exciting. Intense.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

The Girl in the Ice is available through Amazon.com.


killdeer-windsKilldeer Winds by Aaron Michael Ritchey

“…a rip-roaring dystopian adventure, with a Wild West flair, that will have you on the edge of your seat …”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Killdeer Winds is available through Amazon.com.


frayedFrayed by Kerry Nietz

“… another trip to the author’s extraordinary hi-tech future world run by powerful Imams. I wasn’t disappointed.”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

Frayed is available at Amazon.com.


PostcardsSouthandWest 120x177Postcards from Mr. Pish: South and West Edition
by K.S. Brooks

“Mr. Pish’s child-like enthusiasm is bound to capture any child’s imagination in this wonderful, educational series.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Postcards from Mr. Pish: South and West Edition is available at Amazon.com.


capturing-gabrielCapturing Gabriel by Lyn Horner

“… This book has it all; adventure, violence, sexual tension, magic, and a heart-rending family history to hold it all together.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Capturing Gabriel is available at Amazon.com.