Indie Reads – July 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:


When Churchyards Yawn 120x177When Churchyards Yawn by Cathy Vasas-Brown

“Vasas-Brown does everything to perfection: she develops her characters, structures a faultless plot, creates the right emotions for any scene…”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

When Churchyards Yawn is available through Amazon.com.


Havoc Rising 120x177Havoc Rising by Brian S. Leon

“I would highly recommend Havoc Rising to any reader who enjoys mythology … that includes epic battles between good and evil. ”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Havoc Rising is available through Amazon.com.


FindingTravis3D-2-medFinding Travis by Melissa Bowersock

“This was an enjoyable kickoff to this new series. I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes from here.”

Read the rest of the review by BigAl.

Finding Travis is available at Amazon.com.


turtle's weir 120x177Turtle’s Weir by Lynne Cantwell

“This book was a roller-coaster ride of action and heartfelt emotions. The path Ms. Cantwell took us on was well envisioned, deliberate, and developed.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Turtle’s Weir is available at Amazon.com.


sparrow 120x177Sparrow by Grace Jelsnik

“I think this story would appeal to those readers who enjoy a suspenseful romance without any gore or gratuitous sex—a great holiday read IMO.”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

Sparrow is available at Amazon.com.


Top 7 Book Reviewer Complaints

writer mistakesReviewers are presented with the same situation, over and over again. Beginning writers – and some not so beginning – insist on making the same mistakes. Either they don’t know any better, or they don’t care, or it’s their God-given right to write any way they like, and who are you to tell them different? But it’s a competitive world out there, and fixing basic problems is a good way of improving your chances. It’s also a good way of showing your professionalism.

Please don’t be offended at these. Reviewers have no personal grudge against you or your masterwork. It’s just that if we didn’t have to keep commenting on the same errors over and over, we would have room to say something more important about your work. Continue reading “Top 7 Book Reviewer Complaints”

Indie Reads – June 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:


Dragon ChoirDragon Choir by Benjamin Descovich

“This intelligently told story is bound to sweep you up as the plot twists and turns with each new revelation.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Dragon Choir is available through Amazon.com.


A Sudden Gust of GravityA Sudden Gust of Gravity by Laurie Boris

“Meticulously researched, set in the fascinating world of magic, with engaging characters and brilliantly written.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

A Sudden Gust of Gravity is available through Amazon.com.


White GirlWhite Girl by Grace Jelsnik

“I don’t usually read political intrigue type novels full of espionage, but this one seemed well researched, plausible, and frightening.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

White Girl is available at Amazon.com.


 

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..