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
Every month when I post the winner I will delete all comments on this page and start fresh. If I did not choose your book, you are more than welcome to submit again.

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.

10 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. Hi Greta, my name is Gonçalo. This would come under your interesting: Science Fiction category.
    The Good Dictator I – The Rise of an Empire https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0FTZ4O
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33014831-the-good-dictator
    An unidentified object parked on the moon - and no one seems to know where it came from. Gustavo, a middle-aged computer programmer with a comfortable and grey life, decides to make a list of what he would need to survive a hypothetical attack. He becomes obsessed with the list, spends a fortune, robs a drugstore: his own family thinks he is going insane. However, after the attack, it’s the insane who are well prepared for a new era in society. First book of a trilogy.

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    1. Thanks! I do enjoy a good sci-fi novel from time to time. I will definitely check it out.

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  3. A Burning in the Darkness is a compelling crime drama and poignant love story. The devoted Michael Kieh is wrongfully convicted of murder at one of the world’s busiest airports where he is a full time faith representative. A series of brief encounters with a soul mate has eased his loneliness, but ultimately he chooses to protect a young witness who could prove his innocence. As a boy, Michael witnessed appalling abuses of power, including the killing of a missionary priest who refused to betray young Michael. But there was a first love that he left behind in the brutal confusion of war. When she and Michael cross paths once more, they battle to prove his innocence in a foreign, hostile country.
    https://www.amazon.com/Burning-Darkness-P-McGrath-ebook/dp/B06ZYXJ1KL/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492681741&sr=8-1&keywords=a+burning+in+the+darkness

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    1. Thank you. I'll definitely take a look at it.

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  4. Good morning Greta, here is the burb for Twell & The Army Of Powers-Book 1 of The Como Chronicles. This is YA Dystopian Fantasy!

    Twell lives in the new world of Como, and has always neglected her telekinetic gifts, desiring to be ‘normal.’ Her biggest drama in life is having to be genetically partnered with a boy she doesn’t know or love by her next birthday. Unfortunately she loves her best friend, who loves the girl she hates most, and Twell is left frustrated & heartbroken.

    When Twell is requested alongside several other teens to develop her skills for the protection of Como, she reluctantly agrees to the training, and finds herself thrown into all sorts of mental and physical challenges.

    Handsome, charismatic Jonaz, is gifted with the power of healing. According to Twell he's an infuriating prat who delights in provoking her. But first impressions have always been her downfall.

    When Como is attacked, life as Twell knows it is changed forever, with devastating consequences. With no choice but to fight, Twell risks her life to protect those who have survived, coming up against unexpected dangers she could never anticipate. Will she survive, and if so will she be matched to a stranger when the one she is growing to love is destined to another?

    https://www.amazon.com/Twell-Army-Powers-Como-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00LALJ0ZY

    Thank you for the chance!
    Kate O'Leary

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    1. Thank you! I haven't reviewed a Dystopian book yet, but I do love the genre. It sounds exciting.

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  5. Hi Greta,

    Thank you so much for offering such a wonderful opportunity to indie authors, here is the requested info :)

    Blurb for Once Lost Lords Royal Scales Book 1 (Urban Fantasy):

    A part-time enforcer, all Jay cared about was those closest to him and a job that let him hit people. That was before a betrayal sent him packing. Four years later he’s back, but his former boss thinks he lost his edge. Reduced to proving himself, he's thrown a straightforward task: collect on an overdue debt from some elf.

    As if life was ever that simple. With a vampire ex-girlfriend out for blood and a friend caught up in something dangerous, he has his work cut out for him. Jay always thought he was human, but his search for the elf raises questions that threaten his identity.

    Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0199Q1ZZ4

    Thank you for your time and consideration! Have a great rest of your weekend.

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    1. Thank you! I plan to choose June's book this week, so I'm glad to get your submission in time to take a look at it.

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