Thursday, June 27, 2013

Indie Book Challenge

I just ran across a challenge I was in back in 2011. I couldn't find that they did another challenge for 2012 or 2013. A little bummed, but then I thought we could just do our own book challenge here. The guidelines of the challenge was to read 24 books within the year by 24 different Indie Authors. Here's the tough part: the first letter of the author's names must make up the alphabet. I know the year is half over, so it will be tough to complete, but if you guys are up to the challenge, I'll start compiling a list of suggested Indie authors. (Started below.  I will continue to add to the list when time permits.  Send me your suggestions!!!)

Suggested Titles:

- A -

Alexis Steinhauer - Dragonfate: Dragon's Gold
Alexis Steinhauer - Dragonfate: Dragon's Flight
Alexis Steinhauer - Dragonfate: Dragon's Oath

- B-

Beth Cooper - Wichita Haunts
Beth Cooper - Ghosts of Kansas

- C -

Candice Gilmer - Fantasy Girl
Candice Gilmer - Broken Shine
Candice Gilmer - Moonlight and Shadows
Candice Gilmer - The Reluctant Prince
Candice Gilmer - Rescuing Rapunzel
Candice Gilmer - Under His Nose
C. Michael McGannon and D.C. McGannon - Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters: Witch Moon
C. Michael McGannon and D.C. McGannon - Charlie Sullivan and the Monster Hunters:  The Varcolac's Diary

- D -

Daniel Arenson - Flaming Dove
Daniel Arenson - Blood of Requiem
Daniel Arenson - Tears of Requiem
Daniel Arenson - Light of Requiem
Dawn Judd - Reining In
Dawn Judd - Phantom Rising

- E -

- F -

- G -

- H -

- I -

Imogen Rose - Portal
Imogen Rose - Equilibrium
Imogen Rose - Quantum
Imogen Rose - Momentum
Imogen Rose - Fusion
Imogen Rose - Faustine
Imogen Rose - Initiation
Imogen Rose - Integration

- J - 

J.C. Phelps - Color Me Grey
J.C. Phelps - Shades of Grey
J.C. Phelps - Reflections of Grey
J.M. Pierce - Failing Test
J.M. Pierce - A Shadow's Light
J.M. Pierce - The Reverence of One
J.M. Pierce - Duality
J.M. Pierce - Bitter the Sane
J.M. Pierce - Before and Gone

- K -

K.C. May - Sole Sacrifice
K.C. May - The Venom of Vipers
K.C. May - The Kinshield Legacy
K.C. May - The Wayfarer King
K.C. May - Well of the Damned

- L -

L.C. Evans - We Interrupt This Date
L.C. Evans - Night Camp
Lyndon Perry - Ulemet and the Jaguar Gold
Lyndon Perry - The Last Prayer: A Silo Story
Lyndon Perry - One More Book Before I Die
Lyndon Perry - Last Gasp

- M -

M. Clifford - The Book
M. Clifford - The Muse of Edouard Manet

- N -

- O -

- P -

- Q -

- R - 

Ronnell Porter - The Pocket Watch
Ronnell Porter - The White Knight
Ronnell Porter - The Memory Keeper
Ronnell Porter - The Navilus

- S -

- T -

- U -

- V -

Victorine Lieske - Not What She Seems
Victorine Lieske - The Practice Date
Victorine Lieske - The Gathering

- W -

- X -

- Y - 

- Z -

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Kindle Freebies 1/4/2013

In honor of our most recent book review, today's freebies are vampire themed. Today's reviewed book is also currently free on Amazon Kindle, so if you like our review, be sure to go get it while you can.

101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire by Joleene Naylor

There aren’t a lot of resources for a human who’s running with the “undead”; No Facebook groups, no forums, not even a decent book of tips – until now. 101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire is just that – 101 tips for everything from boat travel to the American classic Road trip. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, these tips will prepare you for any travel that your vampire friend has in mind.

Want more fang for your buck? The revamped 101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire features a special bonus “25 Tips for Dealing with a Vampire”

About the Author:  Joleene Naylor grew up in southwest Iowa surrounded by soybeans, corn and very little entertainment - so she made her own. She has been writing and drawing since she was a small child, with a particular leaning towards fantasy, horror and paranormal. It is this love of all that goes bump in the night that led her to write the Amaranthine series.
In her spare time she is a freelance artist, book cover designer and photographer. Her current projects include the fifth novel in the Amaranthine series, and The Terrible Turtle Conspiracy, a web manga collaboration with writer Jonathan Harvey. Joleene maintains blogs full of odd ramblings and hopes to win the lottery. Until she does, she and her husband live near Bolivar Missouri with their miniature zoo. However, unless she starts buying tickets she won't win anything.
visit her at

Dawn's Review:  This wasn't quite what I was expecting although the title does say it all.  It really is a list of tips for traveling with a vampire, with a small intro into to the narrator and her undead friend.  That's all.  But I enjoyed it.  It was cute and funny.   There is a sneak peak into one of Joleene's other books which features the same characters.  It does look like an interesting read, and I think this book is a good kickstart into that series.  Check out Joleene's works here.

This week's featured author: Susanne Lambdin

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