Submissions for Indie Book of the Month


I am featuring one indie book per month on my blog. It will be a book that I hand-pick from the submissions on this page.

How to Submit
Simply go to the comments section on this page and post your book's blurb as well as the Amazon buy link (NOTE: The links in the comments apparently do not go live, but I can copy and paste them into the address bar, so it still works). If I find the blurb interesting, I will click the link and read sample chapters. If I like the sample chapters, I will buy your book. Yes, that's right. Buy it. My goal is to help indie authors, so I am not asking for free copies. Since I'm only featuring one book per month, I think I can afford to purchase them. Note: If your book is enrolled in KDP Select, I may borrow it rather than buy it, but it still helps your sales ranking.

Preferred Genres
Of course I have preferred genres. Who doesn't? I also have genres I prefer not to read. But I want to encourage you to post links to all kinds of books. Since the comments will be public, you will be advertising your book not only to me but to everyone who visits this page. Just because I choose to pass on a book, that doesn't mean everyone will.

How Will You Know If You're Chosen?
Since you will be submitting publicly, I am not asking for any contact information. To find out if your book was chosen, you can do a number of things. You can follow my blog, or you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Goodreads. When the blog post featuring the winning book is published, it will be posted to those social media platforms. I will publish the book of the month post at the beginning of every month. I usually blog on Thursdays, but sometimes I get a couple of days behind.

Rules
Please, only post your blurb and your buy link. I will use that information to decide if I want to read your book. I'll also only be featuring indie books. I'm an indie author myself, and I want to support my colleagues.

If Your Book Is Not Chosen
This is a change from my previous policy. I will no longer be deleting all comments at the beginning of every month. Most people were not coming back to resubmit, and I think I missed out on reading quite a few great books because of it, so in the future I will not delete a comment until I have made my final choice on a book.

Please Note
I am not accepting ARCs, only published books. I also do not want authors sending me books, as I plan to buy the book I choose to review. If your book is not yet published, you may come back and submit once it is available for purchase. Also, the choice of Indie Book of the Month is solely at my discretion. It is my sincere hope that I will absolutely love a book once I've chosen it, but there's always the chance that I will find some problems which I will then feel the need to address. I would like to be able to give all the books I feature five star reviews, but that is not something I can guarantee. What I can promise is that my review will be honest.

Thank you and I can't wait to read your blurbs.

16 comments:

  1. Hello,

    Do you have time to review my novel, The Prophetess in July or August? The novel here is Young Adult Paranormal Fiction and will not be released until Aug. 2017.

    If you have any question, please email me here desy23@gmail.com

    Thank You
    Desy Smith

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    1. I do love paranormal, so I'm definitely interested. I'm not taking ARCs at the moment (because I want to support indie authors by buying their books), so if you could pop back around after your release, I'd be happy to take a look. Just remember to leave your Amazon link so I can find it easily. Thanks. :)

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  2. Hello Greta: Forbidden is my suspense/thriller and a dash of romance. Forbidden is listed at Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2TNTS5/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481736741&sr=1-1&keywords=9780995150911

    Forbidden’s Synopsis:
    Better Wear Your Flak Jacket
    Gunfire echoes within the walls of a Middle East police compound. Screams of terror are brutally silenced. Police captain Hashim Sharif captures one survivor. Soon Eliza MacKay will wish she had died with her companions.

    The vile act of terrorism is covered-up. Sharif becomes the reluctant keeper of his city's bloody secret - and the witness, MacKay. His corrupt superiors have a gun rammed against his skull. Disloyalty to the mayor will be rewarded with being buried alive.

    Whatever the cost, his government’s honor must be restored. Secretly, Sharif hunts forensic evidence. Who is responsible for the murder of fifteen American volunteers? And, why did MacKay lie about her identity? He can’t trust her. Her mental illness is going to get both of them killed.

    When he receives orders to dispose of MacKay, his Muslim faith is tested. Murder an innocent in cold blood? He will suffer Allah's eternal wrath.

    CIA Agent Hutchinson has the lying Sharif in his cross hairs. Sharif dodges the agent’s traps almost as easily as the hitman on his tail. When Sharif discovers the shocking truth, he loses all hope of survival.

    What is worth dying for? Perhaps it’s not bringing a madman to justice. Could it be saving the life of a woman who kick-started his numb heart? On the knife edge of risk, Sharif plots an act most forbidden and fatal.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I've chosen my June book already, but I'll keep this here for consideration in July.

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  3. Lights on the stage are brighter than ever. But everything in Martina's music box world is getting darker...
    Director of the company, Alan Jung, can't seem to pry himself away from his prima ballerina and his demands grow more and more intense. Intimate even. Afraid to damage a career she's worked so hard for, and only just begun, Martina is afraid to deny him anything.
    Even if that includes her relationship with Maraav...
    "The Wolf of the Mariinsky," Maraav Levondovska illuminates Martina. Around him, all the sweat and hardship of this world dissolves. It seemed so simple to let their lives on stage as lovers become their lives in real life. Dance imitating the life they want together.
    But the music is twisted now. And the movements don't make sense. Their dance is off-kilter, Under Midnight Lights!

    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Under-Midnight-Lights-Part-Two-ebook/dp/B071W65BHM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1496264474&sr=8-3&keywords=under+midnight+lights

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    1. Thank you! I loved the first book and have been waiting for the second one to be released. I won't be previewing new submissions until probably next week because I'm trying to finish up the book I've chosen for June, but I'll keep this comment here in consideration for my July book.

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  4. Hello Greta! Thanks for doing this. Here's my blurb:

    HOME TO ROOST

    Home to Roost is the story of Brad, a bantam rooster who was raised apart from other chickens. When he is suddenly introduced into a chicken coop, he finds that fitting in will be difficult--and so will surviving.
    As politics of the coop play out around Brad, he struggles to improve not only his own life, but the lives of those around him. However, all of the chickens--indeed, everyone on the farm--are struggling against evil forces which may prove insurmountable.

    https://goo.gl/bBntk0

    It's a literary horror, and based on a true story. Thanks for checking it out!

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    1. Thank you. As I've said in previous replies, I'm still trying to finish up my June book, but I'm going to leave these last few comments up for consideration for July. I can't wait to take a peek.

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  5. This is to interest you in Jason Shulman's book, The MAGI Process, A Nondual Method for Personal Awakening and the Resolution of Conflict or Ecstatic Speech, Expressions of True Nonduality.

    Here is his Amazon author's page. https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Shulman/e/B001JPC8HI

    Jason Shulman is an American spiritual teacher whose original work springs from his Judaic and Buddhist background. He is the founder of A Society of Souls: The School for Nondual Healing and Awakening, based in the United States and the Netherlands. There he teaches the distinctive body of nondual work he has developed to awaken the human spirit: Nondual Healing, Impersonal Movement and the Work of Return. Jason’s main concern has been to develop paths of healing the mind, body and spirit based on his own understanding of the difficulties inherent in the human condition. Through his studies and practice, Jason has developed a unique perspective on human consciousness and the nature of existence. His work seeks to translate this perspective into a replicable and clearly-delineated path for other seekers of truth to follow. He has been especially interested in applying personal spiritual work to methods of transforming society at large. To that end, he has created the MAGI Process, a nondual method of working with conflicts between people, institutions and governments. He is the author of numerous monographs and books, and several albums of his work as a singer and songwriter. More about his work can be found at www.societyofsouls.com

    Thanks, Kim

    Kimberly Burnham
    Indie Publisher at the Creating Calm Publishing Group
    nervewhisperer@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for your submission. I'll definitely take a look.

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  6. Hello Greta,
    I was hoping to interest you in reviewing an anthology called Monsters Exist, which includes a story by the Horror Writers Association VP, John Palisano, among several other up and coming authors. The collection will be released in July by Deadman's Tome (approximately 200 pages).

    There is no expected date for the review, just whenever would be convenient for you. ;-)

    Here's our book blurb:
    From the time we are young, we fear the monster under the bed or in the closet. We had trouble sleeping without a nightlight. Then, we hear stories of Bigfoot, and maybe even the Mothman around campfires. When we are adults, we wonder if there might actually be supernatural creatures lurking in the shadows. Are these tall tales and urban legends only metaphors for what horrific things humanity is capable of—or do monsters exist?

    Go to some terrifying places with this cast of authors. You will be dragged into mystifying realities where demonic fairies hide, where devil monkeys lure carnival-goers to their demise, where goatmen seek to destroy their victims, and where the goddess of death puts out a hit on victims of her choice. These shocking tales will have you biting your nails and locating that childhood nightlight. Because, in the end, we all know that monsters do exist.

    https://www.amazon.com/Deadmans-Monsters-Exist-John-Palisano-ebook/dp/B072126ZVG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497356825&sr=8-1&keywords=monsters+exist

    Thanks so much for your time and consideration.

    If you are interested, just let me know which digital file of the ARC we can send you. 

    Kindest regards,
    Theresa
    :-)
    theresa.anne.braun@gmail.com

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  7. Hi Greta

    I'd like to offer my urban fantasy novel, 'The Temptation of Dragons', for review.

    Bishop Nigel smiled at me. ‘Holy water doesn’t harm vampires. Which is just as well, as it would make it impossible to baptise them.’

    When I was asked by a dragon to give him the last rites, I never dreamed it would lead to negotiating with his cannibalistic family or running from snail sharks. Life as the priest of a small English village is quite tame in comparison. At least I have Morey, a gryphon with sarcasm management issues, to help me. And if all else fails, there’s always red wine and single malt whisky.

    As if my life weren’t complicated enough, a darkly beautiful dragon named Raven keeps appearing where I least expect him, I’ve met a handsome police inspector who loves science fiction as much as I do, and my younger brother is getting into trouble for trying to pick up vampires.

    That’s what happens when you’re dealing with an incredible and dangerous parallel world full of mythical creatures. And I have to learn to navigate it all without losing myself, or my brother…


    myBook.to/PWTemptationDragons

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    1. Thank you! I've chosen a book for July, but I'll take a look at this one when it come times to make my August selection.

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  8. Hi Greta,

    I'd like to submit my Christian Fiction/Romance Secret Places Revealed.

    He wasn't looking for love.
    She was running from the pain.
    One encounter changed everything.


    Single—and very content—real estate developer Aaron Blackman is determined not to become involved in another relationship. He’s experienced enough drama to last a lifetime. The only thing garnering his attention now is his growing business. And he plans to keep it that way. Then Simone Herron waltzes into his life, beautiful and confident. Fighting to keep his promise to himself—to remain single—he soon discovers that when it comes to love, some promises must be broken.
    After losing her fiancé in an untimely death, Simone Herron relocates. She desperately needs to put the past behind her and start a new chapter in her life. While love is the farthest thing from her mind, she experiences an attraction to the handsome Aaron Blackman that frightens her. She's built a wall around her heart, but can she find the strength and courage she needs to welcome love again? To do so, she must conquer her fears and allow God to put all of her broken pieces back together.

    Amazon link: http://a.co/7hcScoE

    Thank you for the consideration

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