Yep, by Indie, I mean the independent author. In the era of self-publishing, we are seeing more and more authors that have circumvented the traditional publishing route and gone it on their own. No agents, no high-priced publishinghouse editors, just the author and their work. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Now that has been a topic for much debate in the industry and I will try to touch on some points on both sides of the coin.
Since I published my first novel, The Problem with Power, several people have asked me how to write a novel and get it published. The truth is that I’ve written one book in my life, total. I don’t have any brilliant insights, and I certainly don’t have any real connections that can make anyone else the next great American novelist. That’s all I can offer is my experience, and whether that’s of any value is up to you. Read more...(612 words, 2 images, estimated 2:27 mins reading time)
Release Date: April 24, 2012 | Series: Trylle (Book 3)
Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world. Ascend is the final chapter in her bestselling Trylle trilogy—and you’ll never guess how it ends!
Wendy Everly is facing an impossible choice. The only way to save the Trylle from their deadliest enemy is by sacrificing herself. If she doesn’t surrender to the Vittra, her people will be thrust into a brutal war against an unbeatable foe. But how can Wendy leave all her friends behind…even if it’s the only way to save them? Read more...(556 words, 1 image, estimated 2:13 mins reading time)
Book Description(Taken from Amazon.com Release Date: February 28, 2012
Amanda Hocking is an indie publishing sensation whose self-published novels have sold millions of copies all over the world. Step into the world of the Trylle, and prepare to be enchanted….
When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself—that she’s a changeling switched at birth—she knows her life will never be the same. Now she’s about to learn that there’s more to the story… Read more...(534 words, 1 image, estimated 2:08 mins reading time)
Falling in love, baking a magical cake, fighting an evil necromancer—it’s all in a day’s work for Audrey Oliver, seventeen-year-old witch-in-training. When her mother goes missing and her mysterious “cousin” shows up out of the blue, Audrey knows something’s gone horribly, dangerously wrong. Now it’s up to her to get her own magical powers up to speed before everyone she loves is destroyed by the sorcerer intricately connected to her mother’s secret past.
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Mortal women surrender to Dante’s seductions. He is a Drone, an immortal who feeds off their lifeforce energy—the chi that keeps his kind alive. When his dimension is on the edge of destruction, Dante must seek the help of one special woman.
Haley Moore is a Sha Warrior—a mortal with excess lifeforce energy. She has always had a strong attraction to Dante and when they meet again he thinks luck is on his side because his quota of chi energy would be obtained after one scorching scene with this mortal. But the problem is that he is overwhelmingly attracted to her and once with this woman won’t be enough. Read more...(958 words, 3 images, estimated 3:50 mins reading time)
Publication Date: January 11, 2012
Tad McGreevy has a power that he has never revealed, not even to his life-long best friend, Stevie Scranton. When Tad looks at others, he sees colors. These auras tell Tad whether a person is good or evil. At night, Tad dreams about the evil-doers, reliving their crimes in horrifyingly vivid detail.
But Tad doesn't know if the evil acts he witnesses in his nightmares are happening now, are already over, or are going to occur in the future. He has no control over the horrifying visions. He has been told (by his parents) never to speak of his power. All Tad knows is that he wants to protect those he loves. And he wants the bad dreams to stop. Read more...(693 words, 1 image, estimated 2:46 mins reading time)
Just Another Rabid Reader recently got a chance to sit down with Ray Gorham, author of 77 Days in September. Ray had some interesting things to say and I hope you enjoy this chance to get to know him a bit better.
1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a married father of 5, currently living in Montana where I operate a log home business.
2. What do you do when you are not writing?
Work and family takes up most of my time. I wish I had more time to write. Read more...(1581 words, 2 images, estimated 6:19 mins reading time)