Libby Young Announces New Release

A Backward BlessingAuthor Libby Young is pleased to announce the release of her debut mystery novel, A Backward Blessing.

Set in Cape Town, A Backward Blessing follows rogue detective Ray Blessing as she tries to unravel an adoption scam that has seen six toddlers vanish, while putting her own damaged life back together. As Ray closes in on the kidnappers, the clues lead alarmingly close to home. How can Ray stop more children from going missing when she seems personally responsible for the latest case?

A Backward Blessing was released in August 2012. It is available on Amazon.comand Amazon UK as an e-book.

Sneak Peek: You Can’t Shatter Me

You Can't Shatter MeToday we have a sneak peek from author Tahlia Newland’s new young adult magical realism book, You Can’t Shatter Me.

Sixteen year old Carly wants to be a superhero, but when she stands up to a bully, he turns on her and forces her to battle flying hooks, giant thistles, doubt dragons and a suffocating closet. Dylan, a karate-trained nerd who supports her stand, turns out to be a secret admirer, and while he struggles to control his inner caveman, Carly searches for her own way to stop the bully. But will she find it before her knight in shining armour risks all in a battle with a fire-breathing dragon?

You Can’t Shatter Me is available on, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords as an e-book.

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Reading Room

Indies Unlimited has a staff of wonderful independent authors. Each is not only a talented writer, but also has excellent standing in the indie community as a leader and champion of the indie cause.

One of the ways to hone your writing craft is to read and analyze the books of others.  In the Indies Unlimited Reading Room, we’ll feature select titles from a few of our all-star staff.

You know all our authors from the informative and entertaining articles they write here. Perhaps you’d like to see for yourself just what kind of firepower the IU staff brings. Continue reading “Reading Room”

Book Brief: Matinicus—An Island Mystery

Matinicus—An Island Mystery
by Darcy Scott
Genre: Mystery
97,000 words
Steeped in Maine island lore, this century-spanning double mystery pits a renegade fishing community against an unhappy child-bride of the 1820s, a defiant twenty-first-century teen, and a hard-drinking botanist—Dr. Gil Hodges—who escapes to the island of Matinicus to avoid a crazed ex-lover and verify a rumored 22 species of wild orchid only to find himself hounded by the ghost of a child some two hundred years dead.

If Gil’s hoping for peace and quiet, he’s come to the wrong place. Generations of infighting among loose-knit lobstering clans have left them openly hostile to outsiders. When a beautiful, bed-hopping stranger sails into the harbor, old resentments re-ignite and people begin to die—their murders linked, through centuries of violence, to a diary whose secrets threaten to tear the island apart.

Links to purchase this book: (author website, for personalized copies). Also available from Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble. Continue reading “Book Brief: Matinicus—An Island Mystery”