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Indies/Self Pubbed Authors that you would recommend, and why. ABSOLUTELY NO SELF-PROMO WILL BE TOLERATED!


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Posted on May 7, 2012 9:01:03 AM PDT
Karlyn says:
I've been reading Bev Pettersen this last week and loved her books Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash and Color My Horse, and will read the rest of her books soon. Thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash was a recent freebie too.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 6:47:44 AM PDT
IIRC the Mill River REcluse made the NYT list for ebooks recently - I saw an article about it on goodreads

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 6:37:36 AM PDT
Jean H says:
Forged in Fire looks pretty interesting. I'm not into vampires or werewolves or shifters.

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 11:42:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 30, 2012 12:24:27 PM PDT
readtoomuch says:
some self-pub books/author I read and enjoyed:

The Mill River Recluse by Darcie Chan
Two Moons of Sera (Vol. 1) by Pavarti K Tyler
Fragile by M Leighton
Wishing For Someday Soon by Tiffany King
Slammed and Point of Interest by Colleen Hoover
What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn

All are YA with the exception of The Mill River Recluse, which was my favorite. Good writing, good story, worth WAY more than 99 cents. ETA: The Mill River Recluse is not a romance though, just a simple, predictable feel good type of beach read. I had it on the wrong list and meant to post on a different forum. Sorry for any confusion!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 5:44:22 PM PDT
Kate McVaugh says:
Thank you so much Jean! I have been doing a lot of things but have not entered into the forums. Great idea! I will get on to it soon.
Thanks!

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 5:21:19 PM PDT
Curmudgeon says:
Alice Duncan. Fun, light hearted historicals.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 5:07:17 PM PDT
Jean H says:
Hi, Kate. Go to the Meet Our Authors forum, which is like an author marketplace. You can start your own thread to introduce yourself, or join another thread. One you may want to check out is called "Genre: A list to help readers find your book." I believe it includes links to threads sorted by genre, so you can go the appropriate thread and shout from the rooftop about your book. I have no idea how effective MOA forum is at helping readers find your book, but it certainly can't hurt. There are other places for authors to congregate and advertise as well, but on Amazon, the MOA is the only place to promote.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 4:47:02 PM PDT
Kate McVaugh says:
I completely understand the no self-promo rule but was wondering if anyone might suggest where an indie author could get more exposure. I'd appreciate any thoughts on this. Thanks!

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 4:35:27 PM PDT
Tate says:
She Can Run by Melinda Leigh

In Her Sights by Robin Perini

Not sure if these authors are considered indie or not but I enjoyed both of these romantic suspense books!

Just thought of another:

Millie's Rose by Donna Sturgeon

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 10:42:28 AM PDT
Susan says:
I just finished Foolish Games by Leah Spiegel and loved the book. It was YA with some really likable characters. It started out as a typical rock band type romance but became a lot more. It was a very enjoyable read...and couldnt much beat the $.99 price.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 10:40:12 AM PDT
D.T. says:
Andrea,

Glad you liked it. My best friend gave me a hard time, because she stayed up late too, and she had work in the morning.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 9:27:09 AM PDT
HJ Leonard says:
It's so great to see that there are actually decent quality self-pubs and indies out there. I've read most of the books/authors listed, but have definitely found a few more to try.

Keep 'em coming!

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 9:22:57 AM PDT
Cphe - it sounds snobby to say it, but I was pretty surprised by the quality of Susan Ee's writing too. She could haven writing for any big NY publisher, in my opinion. I can't wait for the next book in the series, the ending was so dark. I',m about a third of the way through Surviving Passion, and already am looking at Surviving Seduction. I am so glad I didn't put more weight into the neg reviews for this book, because it is totes my kinda story!

Tippi - OMG, I did the same thing, he totally was Vin Diesel and the ending, that is what erotic romance should be.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 2:40:11 AM PDT
read4fun says:
I just finished reading Slammed by by Colleen Hoover and it was really good. I am getting ready to read its sequel...

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 1:52:22 AM PDT
Tippi says:
I have to second Planet X. I loved that it was like Pitch Black (one of my favorite movies) and I pretended the hero was Vin Diesel. Awesome.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 12:50:32 AM PDT
Cphe says:
Jennifer, I also loved Susan Ee - I was really surprised at the quality/strength of her writing.
I was also impressed with Maia Underwood - and have recommended Surviving Passion a few times on the boards.
I've emailed Maia underwood in the past and she seems a really lovely lady.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 12:25:03 AM PDT
Iola says:
Nana - I got the Nicky Charles books off Smashwords, not here.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 12:24:33 AM PDT
Iola says:
I was going to mention Nicky Charles, but see vdamat already has.

I also like Barbara Freethy (reissues of trad-pubbed books) and Ruth Ann Nordin (Christian romance that crosses the 'sweet' line, which guarantees she will never get published by the trad press).

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 11:16:41 PM PDT
Thank you, thank you for Heller I just spent all night reading it :^)

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 11:11:51 PM PDT
meloco says:
Here's a few romance authors that I've really enjoyed. Some of them might not have always been Indie but I think they are now.

Tina Folson (vampires) several series which are excellent - erotic
Ellen Fisher (contemporary and some paranormal)
Evangelena Anderson (aliens) Her Kindred series is excellent - erotic
Emma Daniels (contemporary, time travel, futuristic and ghost)
Ruth Ann Nordin (western historical)
Mia Underwood (apocolyptuic romance series)
Alyssa Kress (contemporary) One of her books is still free and the other is only 99c.
There was also one about time travel back to the Titanic - Destined. Wonderful book but no sex scenes.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 10:35:43 PM PDT
Spectator51 says:
Caroline Bingley: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice $3.99
Charlotte Collins: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice $3.99
Maria Lucas: A Short Story in the Personages of Pride & Prejudice Collection $.99

You can also get all three in one volume for $5.99
The Personages of Pride & Prejudice Collection

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 9:48:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 24, 2012 9:52:55 PM PDT
Lisa says:
for Nicky Charles books, go to: https://sites.google.com/site/nickycharlesbooks/
On the left hand side, click on "My Books" and it will provide you the links to where you can dl her books.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 8:53:55 PM PDT
Are they on Amazon? I tried to look up other books under her name because I liked her so much and came up a blank. was I just looking in the wrong place?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 8:47:50 PM PDT
BonnieP says:
Amazon doesn't carry the Nicky Charles books.:( Check Barnes & Noble nook books, they carry all four in the series. Exceptional books. Loved them.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 7:51:22 PM PDT
I loved Angelfire by Susan Ee and just started reading Surviving Passion by Maia something or other, too lazy to look it up, sorry.

Also kinda liked Jobs from Hell by Jayde Scott and Breathe by Abbi Glines

for a more erotic twist, Planet X by Evangeline Anderson was pretty good, a cross between Pitch Black and Romancing the Stone.

I haven't had the best of luck with self pubbed.
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