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.

13 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. 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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  4. 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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  5. A divine comedy - inverted.

    Christian Michael Anderson hasn’t been doing so well lately. He’s out of work, out of money, and out of alcohol. But when he loops a stolen rope through the exposed rafters in his ceiling and places that noose around his neck, his adventure has only begun...

    Encountering joke-telling gargoyles, the “Great Beast” imprisoned in a cage, a drug-dealing Tinkerbell, and much more, Christian eventually realizes he’s entered a psychologically haunted world far beyond anything his nightmares ever envisioned. But it’s not until his final imprisonment in the serpentine city of Pandemonium that he realizes he’s been tricked into confronting his own, personal demons.

    https://www.amazon.com/Adversarys-Good-News-Novel/dp/1545131198/

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    1. Thank you, sounds intriguing. Since I'm no longer deleting all comments at the end of each month, my list has gotten much longer than it used to be, and since I'm only reviewing one book per month, it make take a while to get to all of them, but I will definitely keep this one in mind.

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  6. 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.

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    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?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00RR2XM86/

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    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,

    Josie

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    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.

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