Submissions for Indie Book of the Month

Change in My Submission Policy, Beginning January 2018
For the past year I have chosen all of my books of the month from the comments on this page. In the coming year, I will continue to look at all books submitted here, but I plan to read some of the great indie books which have crossed my path outside of this web site, and if I like them I will feature them on my blog. I still want all of your submissions, and I still will be choosing books submitted in the comments on this page. I'll just be branching out a little as well. 

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. Exonerated with Love, Book 2 of the Mobster Files
    There’s a hit out on Cameron Shearer’s life, his mafia ties dragging him down the path of darkness once more. After a harrowing meeting, he discovers no one ever stays dead when you’re in the mafia. Determined not to lose the only woman he’s loved, Cameron turns to the Del Rossi mob for one last favor. Unfortunately for him, the ending may not be as happy as he once hoped.

    Joci Dorous has it all. She’s happy, engaged, and just started her own law firm with her best friend. Everything appears perfect, until she discovers a suspicious trail of money in her business accounts and her once dutiful fiancé suddenly turns as shady as his mob boss. When strangers clash amid mobs, Joci is left to decipher who her heart truly belongs to.

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    1. Thank you! It's seldom that the author of a series returns to submit the next installment, so I really appreciate you coming back. It may take me a while to get to this one, as I am already reading my book for March, but I'll keep in on my list.

  2. Hi Greta
    Gemma Peacock’s life was perfect – or at least, she thought it was. She had a home she loved, a job she enjoyed, and a husband she adored. The only cloud on the horizon was the continuing tension between Gemma and her mother-in-law, but that’s the same for everyone, right?
    After the death of her beloved husband, Ritchie, everything begins to fall apart.
    Indiana Manors’ life, on the other hand, is far from perfect – but she knows just what she has to do to fix it. Befriend Gemma Peacock, and destroy her.
    Amazon buy link

    1. Thanks. I just picked my book for May, so I'll take a look at this one next month.

  3. BURGLARS & BLINTZES (Moorehaven Mysteries #2)

    Moorehaven is swarming with guests during summer’s last hurrah, and Pippa has her hands full at the mystery-author B&B. When her gossip-group connections inform her that a local construction project has unearthed a skeleton with a pocketful of Spanish gold, the news spreads, and treasure hunters flood the beaches. But the skeleton has a more recent connection to the area than anyone suspected, unearthing a shameful secret that hits far too close to home.

    A marine salvage team rolls into town, seeking the rest of the treasure. When they hire Pippa’s boyfriend, Lake, to be their pilot, the team’s pretty spelunker quickly stakes a claim, rousing Pippa’s jealousy. But Pippa’s been playing tug-of-war over Lake ever since his ex-wife, Mallory Tavish, became the new acting chief of police.

    When a killer’s strike brings tragedy to Moorehaven’s door, Pippa must rally her friends, family, and mystery-writing guests to catch the murderer before she loses someone she can’t live without and all the warmth of summer dies with one last gasp.


    (And thank you so kindly for making Smugglers & Scones your #4 Best Indie Book of 2017! If Moorehaven were real, you'd absolutely be welcome!)

    1. Thank you so much for coming back to submit this! I LOVED the first of the series, and can't wait to check this one out. :)

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    Rochester NY

    1. Thanks. I'll be choosing my August book soon, so I'll keep this one in mind.

  5. Hi Greta. The Coven Murders is Vol 3 of a mysteries series but it is totally stand alone. This one is an occult mystery thriller.
    Book links: Amazon:

    Short blurb:
    In the past Chief Inspector Sheehan and his team have dealt successfully with murderers, serial killers, vicious psychopaths, but how will they succeed against a malevolent Satanist who has the support of a determined coven and a very powerful demon? And bizarrely, will Sheehan have time to discover who is murdering members of the coven while trying to rescue a young lady who is targeted by them for human sacrifice on midnight of the sacred feast of Lughnasa?


    Brian O'Hare