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.

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.


  1. 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.

    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,

  2. Hi Greta,

    Thank you for offering this spotlight on your blog - what a great idea!

    I'd like to offer my paranormal romance "A Bargain in Silver" (Solis Invicti Book I). There are four books in the series, the last of which is out on 5 August.


    A deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advance are the Silver, a vampiric race who offer a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience. It's not a deal that Emmy's willing to make, but as her world burns around her she finds herself in the arms of the enemy and the line between oppressor and saviour begins to blur.

    After an attack by the infected, Emmy is rescued by the handsome Drew who introduces her to the world of the Silver. Desperate to escape subjugation and confused by her attraction to him, she gathers what remains of her surrogate family and plans to make a break for freedom.

    But despite her efforts to resist, she is drawn further into the intrigues of the mysterious Silver through the agency of their ruler, the Primus: Solomon. Emmy refuses to submit to the cold and detached Primus and an attempt on her life makes it clear that he is unable to protect her from the political machinations of his race.

    As the connection between them deepens she must choose between her desire and her will to rebel, but can she trust his intentions when everyone is after her blood?


    Without wanting to shoot myself in the foot, I see that Chrys Cymri has submitted her book "The Temptation of Dragons" above. One of the girls from my book club reviewed it the other day and really enjoyed it.

    Best wishes,


    1. Thank you! I'm just finishing up my book for August and will be wanting to choose a September book soon, so I will keep this one in mind. I like variety, and I haven't reviewed a paranormal romance yet, so I'm definitely interested.

  3. The Finder of the Lucky Devil by Megan Mackie

    Set in an alternate Chicago where magic and technology are in competition with each other, Rune Leveau, who has a magical Talent for finding things, meets a cybernetically altered corporate spy who wants her to help him find a wanted criminal called Anna Masterson, the problem is Rune IS Anna Masterson and he's not taking no for an answer.

    Thanks Greta!

    1. Thanks, Megan. I actually haven't picked a September book yet, so I might be taking a look at yours within the next few days. It sounds like a fascinating premise.

  4. Hello Greta,
    Thank you for taking time out of your busy day. Below, please find the information for my book, Appointed By Fate, for your consideration. Thank you again.

    Title: Appointed By Fate, Book 1 in the Mobster Files
    Author: Skye McNeil
    Publication : September 30, Hot Tree Publishing
    Genre: Romantic Suspense

    One of Iowa’s most prominent criminal attorneys, Joci Dorous is ruthless and devoid of emotion in the courtroom. It’s what makes her the best. Her most recent client allegedly committed murder and, despite a rocky start, Joci is determined to win Cameron Shearer’s case.

    Since this is her first homicide, she has the support of a second-chair attorney—her ex who wants her back. To make things more complicated, her hunky cop of a booty call, Cameron’s arresting officer, isn’t quite ready to let her go either. Who knew being surrounded by three hot guys could be so deliciously exhausting?

    As the mystery of the case unravels, she soon discovers the true reason behind Cameron’s impromptu visit to Iowa. It’s this knowledge that endangers all those she holds dear. Caught up in confusion, chaos, and criminal law, how will her heart survive the final verdict?

    Amazon US:
    All other links:

    1. Thank you. I plan to choose September's book tomorrow, so I may not have time to look at yours before then, but I will keep it in mind for the future.

  5. State of Emergency

    Seventeen-year-old Dallas Langdon is fighting off zombies with a pizza cutter.

    Dallas has always loved zombie movies. But when she catches a real live (erm, dead) musician eating a man’s intestines backstage after the show, she knows her movies have become a reality. And what do characters in zombie movies do? Seek shelter. Fortunately, Dallas's eccentric uncle owns a farmhouse in Chattanooga, an eight hour drive from New Orleans. It’s on top of a steep mountain, surrounded by electric fences, and cut off from the worlds of the living and the dead.

    Dallas’s parents, still safe at home, laugh at her idea over the phone. Her friends only agree to join her because it’s fall break and they could use a mini vacation anyway.

    But then Dallas’s best friend is killed by a zombie horde when they’re attracted to her ringing cell phone. Civilians think their reanimated loved ones simply have the flu, leaving them alive (well, undead) and rapidly increasing the zombies ranks. And since minors can’t buy guns, Dallas’s only weapon is a giant industrial pizza cutter she swipes from a gas station. George A. Romero never mentioned anything like this. With one friend dead and no zombie survival guides to help her, Dallas and her friends must get to Chattanooga before joining the ranks of the undead themselves.

    1. Thanks! I've gotten a lot of submissions this week, which is exciting because it means I have lots of choices for future books to review. It also means, however, that I won't be able to look at all of them before I choose my September book, which I'll hopefully be choosing tomorrow. I will keep this comment here for future reference, however, so stay tuned.

  6. Hi Greta,

    Below you'll find title, genre, synopsis, and small blurb for my debut novel. I hope it's to your liking!


    “Smoke: A Novel”

    Genre: Paranormal horror / suspense / magical realism

    Blurb: Finding a dead man in the woods seems, at first, like any other routine tragedy. Burdened by a lack of scientific evidence, the investigation takes a much darker turn when a series of interviews uncover sordid details from this dead man's past including a history of magic and violence. Coinciding with the man’s death and her subsequent involvement with the case, Londi (our protagonist) begins experiencing strange, haunting phenomena – the likes of which she hadn’t experienced since before she met Noah (the deceased) in high school several years prior. This story takes the main characters on a journey to determine the cause of death, leading each to question his or her own motivations for wanting the truth – be it closure, self-preservation, or to harness the very thing that killed him. Their journey quickly reveals the consequences of betraying the trust of the dead.

    Kindle purchase link:

    1. Thank you! I love a good paranormal mystery. Can't wait to check it out.