Writer Wednesday

On my Instagram page, I try to post a weekly #writerwednesday, highlighting an indie author I’ve read. As an indie author, I like to think our community can help each other simply by passing along the existence of each other. Writers are the best market for books since we all seem to read as insatiably as we write ๐Ÿ™‚ Knowing how difficult it can be to find an audience also makes us (well, me anyway) more inclined to pick up a book with only a few reviews. I’ve found many excellent reads this way.

I neglect this website and in an attempt to rectify that, I think I’ll post these #writerwednesdays and #fridayreads and #firstlinefridays and #motivatemondays here as longer posts. As this first Writer Wednesday to grace the pages of my website, I think I’ll just go back over some that I’ve already highlighted.

Records of the Ohanzee was a series I found as soon as I became a part of the #boostagram and #indieauthor community on Instagram. Rachel R. Smith’s feed is full of beautiful books pics, so her feed is great to follow for that alone ๐Ÿ™‚

Nighthawk was the first indie book I ever read. I was thoroughly impressed, and it forced me to put aside the weird vibe I had about indie-publishing. Marie Francis (now Marie Ventris) showed me that indies can write great books and gave me the motivation to complete my own writing projects ๐Ÿ™‚

Fir Lodge is about a topic I am not brave enough to tackle, but that I absolutely LoVe-TIME TRAVEL! It’s written in my favorite third-person omniscient, which the community at large says not to use but I disagree with ๐Ÿ˜‰ And TiMe TrAvEl!! A great plot twist has me excited for book 2 ๐Ÿ™‚

The Hashna Stone is more middle grade-ish, but I didn’t like it any less because of that. Classic fantasy with a massively flawed MC I loved to watch grow with a female badass we should all wish to be as cool as. I found Ms. Anna Fox after polling Instagram for indie books to read.

Nicola Rose has become a friend. We critique each other’s work and instill some motivation and hope when the light at the end of the long, dark tunnel seems impossibly grim. Her love of bad-boy romances has leaked onto me, so I’ve since become a reader of romance as I never had before. Her Possessed series starts with Possessed by the Devil and it’s everything great about Supernatural with the addition of a heap-ton of lust.

Full reviews can be found on my Review Page.

Have an indie book you loved? Post it in the comments and I’ll add it to my To Be Read pile

Happy Reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Fir Lodge: The First in the Restarter Series by Sean McMahon

Book Review
Fir Lodge: The First in the Restarter Series

By Sean McMahon

4 Stars

You had me at Time Travel

If time shattered, taking away everything you loved, how far would you go to get it all back?โ€ฆ

Arriving at a lodge in Norfolk for a long weekend retreat, a group of friends meet for a thirtieth birthday celebration.

Before the weekend is over, five of them will die.

Trapped in a thirty-three-hour time-loop, only Hal and Kara have the ability to alter fate, and prevent the deaths of their friends.

But in order to unravel the secrets hidden within their own past, they must first learn how to adapt to the new rules of their reality.

Time, however, is a relentless force. One which will stop at nothing to ensure that events unfold exactly as destiny dictates.

With time no longer on their side, Hal and Kara will have to decide just how far they are willing to go to free themselves from their perpetual prison, and exactly what they are prepared to sacrifice to defeat an enemy that has already won.

Only one thing is certainโ€ฆ

Every action has a consequence.

Fir Lodge is a time travel adventure thriller, set amidst the unlikely backdrop of Norfolk, England.

Join Hal and Kara, as they attempt to restart the past, to change their future.

I am a sucker for anything time travel-related, so when I heard about Fir Lodge, by Sean McMahon I didn’t even read the blurb, I just dove right in.

A little slow to start, this tale picks up with new twists on old ideas that keeps you turning pages in the hopes of discovering the rules along with Kara and Hal.

Laugh-out-loud moments meld with suspenseful anticipation as we wonder just what is happening, and what happened to put our unlikely heroes in this predicament. The answer to what happened was a surprise twist that added another element to the tale and truely bolstered the tale into superb.

Sad I didn’t learn the answers to the universe in the end, I’m excited to get into book 2 where I hope to learn more, as well as see a darker side to the strange powers one might receive when they meet an untimely death.

Happy Reading ๐Ÿ™‚