Monday, November 19, 2018

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Title: The Lords of Hanrahan Genre: Paranormal/Suspense Author: Darrell Tooker Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 364 Language: English Format: Ebook

Rumors circulate that the old McPherson place a couple of miles outside of Framingham, Connecticut, is haunted. But one summer day, fourteen-year-old Laura Mueller and her three friends summon the courage to go there. Just because old man McPherson committed suicide there a couple of years ago at age ninety-three doesn’t mean it’s been overtaken by ghosts. But Laura has no idea what the old house has in store for her in the future, and it’s... Read More

Title: Why I Am an Independent Conservative Genre: Political Author: Karen Jourden Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 276 Language: English Format: Ebook

Liberty is never free—it comes at a cost. Throughout the history of the United States, our freedom has been safeguarded through immense sacrifice. But without the truth and knowledge of the past, this liberty can be threatened.

Bringing to light some of the key incidents of American history, author Karen Jourden seeks to safeguard liberty by remembering the past in Why I Am an Independent Conservative. She delves into early American... Read More

Indie publishing has recently been likened to both an Olympic sport and an American Idol competition and in certain respects, both analogies are somewhat on point. After all, athletes, contestants and indie authors all have one thing in common. They are all pursuing their respective roads to glory and like their Olympic athlete and Idol contestant counterparts, not all indie writers have what it takes to attain that “glory”.

There’s an air of unbridled excitement and expectation as the world gears up for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. With the world literally counting down the... Read More


It is the fifteenth century, and three kingdoms are caught up in the dire conflicts of their time. As the possibility of a peaceful resolution provides hope that a decade-long war will finally end, no one realizes that dark forces are waiting to invoke chaos as a full moon rises.

On a farm nestled beneath the Euralene Mountains along the western border of Medinia, young Willie works for the Smythes as a serf. One moonlit evening when the Smythes are gone to a neighbouring village, Willie hears the terrified cries of animals in the pastures. When he goes to... Read More

Thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of the “Great Zon” otherwise known as Amazon, indie publishing and indie authors have become “mainstream” and are slowly shedding their cloak of alleged “illegitimacy” as the bastard children of the publishing world. Some in the publishing business have viewed this rise with awe, others with growing resignation while still others wonder where this whole “indie author” phenomenon came from. Admittedly, while the “indie author” concept may be relatively new, the “indie concept” in itself is not.

Nowhere has the “indie concept” been more prevalent... Read More


Title: Reqiuem for Doctor Edward Browne

Genre: General Fiction

Author: Richard Dean Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 580

Language: English

ISBN - 978-1-44013-771-6

When Dr. Browne’s partner retires, his practice is taken over by Dr. Forbes Q. Hazzig, who becomes a zealot for a ‘managed care revolution’ of ‘marketplace medicine.’ Browne and his associate Dr. Kennes receive irrational, discordant information from healthcare experts, consultants and economists. Browne learns that rhetoric of a mass movement... Read More

For those of you who have read my previous posts, you know that one of the most prolific and outspoken supporters of indie authors has been Joe Konrath, who is both a traditionally-published and indie-published author. In addition to being an outspoken advocate for indie authors, he’s also a visionary of sorts when it comes to the world of indie publishing, thanks to his years in the trenches.

On December 28, 2013, Joe published his list of predictions for 2014 on his blog, A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing. Some of his predictions are insightful and thought-provoking, to say the least.... Read More

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