Indie Author Books
Honestly, I’ve been looking to read more self-published books, but I have the hardest time finding them. So, I asked the writing community on Twitter to send me their self-published books. I hope you all find your next favorite book!
“There are so many things that stand in the way of people treating each other in a truly loving way, things that turn what should be a warm, comforting blanket into an ineffective, holey nothing.”
What makes it that way? Can we fix it?
This book discusses just that, how to mend the holey blanket, or at least, gather up the parts that still are warm and comforting so love actually feels like love.”
The Warm Spot in a Holey Blanket by Lara Rouse
“In an undisclosed, but fairly close period in the future, androids accidentally gain the ability to think independently. They work alongside humans, even form relationships with some of them, and both the scientists and the androids try to figure out these new beings’ place in the scheme of things.”
“Smuggling. It can get you killed.
Trouble follows Serena, even from the remote mining colony of Broker Rodune. She lives by a simple code: take the job, don’t ask questions, get paid. When she’s approached by the outpost’s local crime boss, Tobias Grey, she’s compelled to find his missing daughter.
In her search for Astra, Serena becomes entangled in local politics, and a surprising coup on the planet Rygail. With the heir to Rygail’s throne missing, now Serena has two objectives, save Astra Grey and prevent the heir’s death at the hands of the Auroran Brotherhood, thwarting their plans to plunge the galaxy into all-out war.
The life of a smuggler… is never easy.”
Absolution by Charles F. Millhouse
“Sixteen-year-old Tariana Osono has dreamed her entire life of flying to the stars. But when disaster strikes her first voyage, crippling her ship, Tariana must take desperate action to save herself and her ten-year-old sister, Margeth. Calling on powers she never knew she had, she flings their tiny escape ship randomly and desperately across the Galaxy, finally coming to rest on a strange world called Xonareth.
Here they discover a world of just two cities, one of whose inhabitants greet the two Princesses as saviors, and the other as the greatest threat Xonareth has ever seen. Their arrival may herald the rebirth of an ancient and vast Star Empire whose fall was so complete its memory has been lost to the Galaxy for ten thousand years. As the two cities move toward open war, though, all Tariana and Margeth want is to find a way home, even as Tariana confronts the truth about herself and her new powers. For she is a Stardancer, one of the rare people who can fly through hyperspace at will.
“After disease and nuclear warfare decimate the world population, 17-year-old Nadia is sure she’s the last person left on Earth. She buries her before-the-end memories and focuses on survival. Then one night, she hears a voice on her radio and everything changes.
Nadia finds comfort in her new-found companions, but they also discover an unsettling thread tying them together: their shared birthdays. As they begin to unravel the mysteries surrounding their survival, they soon realize it was no accident, and that they could be in far more danger than they ever imagined…”
“ASHA ANDERSON HAD THE PERFECT LIFE.
Popular friends, a beautiful home, loving parents; she had it all. That is until her birthday and her trip to the wondrous city of Ascension’s Cross.
During an attack by the criminal organization called The Dragon, her mother is killed and Asha is left in a coma for weeks. Now, Asha has no friends, stays in a rundown apartment with her father who doesn’t seem to know she exists, and lives in the same city that took her mother’s life. Worst of all is her “condition”: her body spasms, she screams, she blacks out. Add all that to having to start over at a new school and Asha doesn’t know how things could get any worse.
When The Dragon attacks yet again Asha is caught in chaos and learns her condition has given her amazing abilities: strength, speed, endurance. At every turn she seems to battle them, each fight becoming more thrilling, more dangerous. But even Asha’s newfound powers may not be enough to stop The Dragon and their sinister plans for the city. . .”
Asha Anderson: The Dragon by Dustin Archibald
“Welcome to the afterlife of Denver—where phantom buffalo roam and ghost factions wage war.
Seventeen-year-old Ashen Deming is dead, but she can’t move on. Not with the soul of her best friend on the line. He is stuck in a horrific curse—a curse no spirit knows how to break.
Ashen is determined to find a cure, but at every turn opposing factions try to snatch her for themselves. As the menacing specters close in, a new threat is exposed—one that looms over the dead and the living—and Ashen and her posse of ghosts have one brief chance to stop them. If they fail, the entire world will be lost to darkness forever.
But Ashen’s time is running out. If she doesn’t cross over soon, she will be damned to roam the haunted city for eternity.”
“She needs money. He masks his pain. Life gives them a second chance, but reality may tear them apart.
Deena Zheng is in over her head. With her father’s mounting medical bills, a townhome in disrepair, and more stress than one person should bear, she does all that she can do to stay afloat. Out of options and desperate to pull her family out of the red, she must get out of her comfort zone and accept a nanny position with her firm’s notoriously impossible client or risk her family’s livelihood.
Jesse Grant struggles to get past his grief after losing the love of his life. Ever since her death, the billionaire hedge fund manager has used alcohol to mask his pain and, in the process, lost a part of himself. With a young son to raise and a business to run, he must pull himself together before he jeopardizes everything he’s worked so hard to build.
When they meet, the physical attraction is undeniable, but their personal demons and new professional relationship will make any hopes of pursuing a relationship too complicated for either to handle. Will they ignore their growing feelings for each other and keep their relationship strictly professional or will outside forces force them to reveal the truth?”
“It’s every archaeologist’s dream to explore the hidden tombs of Egypt. Unfortunately for me, my dream turns into a nightmare when Xander Harrison, a childhood friend who betrayed me, joins my team.
I came to Egypt to study the ancient past, not to be confronted with my own.
Besides Xander’s questionable motives for joining the excavation, I’m also convinced he’s the one responsible for my father’s death. But I can’t prove it. And if I don’t want to miss out on the excavation of a lifetime, I’ll have to put my personal feelings aside and work with the annoyingly handsome Englishman.
But as we find clues to the whereabouts of an ancient tomb, secrets start to surface, revealing pieces of a deadly plot against us. Soon, I start to realize I might have been wrong about Xander. The only way to discover the truth is if I give up the very secret my father died to protect.
If I don’t…I might share my father’s fate.”
The Stolen Papyrus by Cate M. Turner
“Cora is a girl who likes simple pleasures, reading her books and swimming in the local Michigan lakes. She has no idea who or
what she truly is. She falls hard for Jett, there’s just one problem. Jett is a guardian of the Halcyon mer-tribe. His job is to find a Lunafriya, a magical mermaid warrior. He thinks he’s found one…Cora. He’s forbidden from relationships with his subjects. Now he has to tell her a secret that her father never told her. She is a mermaid! And not just that, but one that has magical powers! Cora’s life is about to get turned upside down. Will Jett break his oath for Cora? Find out in the beginning of the Lunafriya Chronicles, Sea Secret.”
“A girl at night, a caged monster during the day. Aislinn has lived in darkness as long as she can remember. She is Korrigan— and only by Life-Stealing can she keep her human shape from dawn to dusk. When she finally steps into the sunlight, the first person she sees is Zane. He’s everything she wants— handsome, sweet, and normal. But an encounter with the Far Darrig, the malevolent trickster of Old Irish myth, changes Aislinn’s future. He opens a new realm of possibilities that are anything but normal— and with them, brings dreams and desires as dangerous as he is. Above all, Aislinn craves choice— the right to decide her own path. But what if gaining power for herself means giving up something much more precious?”
“A darkly romantic gender-swapped modern retelling of The Phantom of the Opera, with a scarred Muse girl, a rock-star boy, and a singing competition. For fans of The Wicked Deep (Ernshaw), Wintersong (S. Jae-Jones), American Idol, or The Voice. Mel must share her creative magic or be driven mad by it. But finding her first protégé isn’t as easy for her as it is for most Lianhan Sídhe (muses of Celtic myth). Though the women of her race are naturally beautiful, she carries horrifying scars across one side of her face, inflicted by her mother’s obsessive boyfriend. And Mel isn’t only interested in pouring her creative energy into a man; she wants to use her musical genius herself, too. But the laws of the Lianhan Sídhe, and her own savage appearance, stand in the way of her ever singing onstage. To relieve the painful pressure of her magic, Mel latches onto Kiyoji, a boy with a beautiful voice, and coaches him through a televised singing competition. But neither of them are prepared for the power of their connection, or for the new kind of magic that happens when the two of them sing together.”
“Poetry for bug-loving, litter-picking, seed-planting, tree-hugging, world-saving children!”
Environmental Health by Beffy Parkin
“My life’s a giant monster movie.
And it’s all my fault.
Before I found the marble, I was just a typical twelve-year-old nerd. My only problems were beating my buddy’s arcade scores and hiding my secret crush. Now I’m trying to stop an atomic dinosaur from destroying the whole town.
Not exactly your typical Friday night.”
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Make It Happen: The No-nonsense Guide to Publishing and Marketing Your Ebook by Louisa Dang and Lisa Logan
“This is a step-by-step guide on how to start a profitable Smoothie business from scratch. It covers how to setup( work from home or Brick-and-mortar), fruit preservation, storage, production, recipes and more. The book is beneficial to anyone who is living a healthy lifestyle.”
Be a Smoothie Boss: How to start a profitable Smoothie Business by Marian Omordia