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™‚

Between Two Doors: Borderline Series Book 1, By Taya DeVere

Between Two Doors: Borderline Series Book 1

By Taya DeVere

Women’s Fiction. Literary. Contemporary Fiction.

5 Stars.

Gripping, Heart-wrenching, and perfectly paced.

One door promises freedom, the other safety. Which one would you choose?
Depressed and abandoned after my father dies, I’m sent to a therapy center where I must decide between two doors.
Behind one door awaits life in my home country where I will continue to scramble through a tangle of mistakes and a poisonous relationship, but old and new friendships alike may be my salvation.
Escape lies behind the second door, where I can run away to an unknown country far away where demanding physical labor will push aside my inner demons. This door could be a fresh start.
The “Borderline” series tells two tales, of two parallel realities, based on one true story.

Taya DeVere understands “trust the reader.” She pulls us along with perfectly factored information without bogging us down in descriptive histories that would only stall the pace of the novel. I was forced to slow myself down to not flip pages too quickly and ruin the story. I just wanted to know what was going to happen!!

The heart-wrenching struggles of the MC are real, powerful and relatable even as I’ve never experienced what she was going through. Well done! The straightforward telling of events, without reason or excuse or fluffed meanderings of explanation make this experience perfect for the reader. I was in this story, and while I typically shy away from “real life” tellings (I’m a fantasy/sci-fi girl as I like my fiction fiction) I would recommend this book to everyone. I even ravaged the pages we were given to as a teaser for book two. Unnecessary, by the way- I’m already hooked!

Happy Reading ๐Ÿ™‚