Today I am super-excited to be participating in the International Authors Day Blog Hop! So when I started thinking about what I wanted to write about I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving than Independent Authors. These men and women work their butts off to provide good reading for you and me, and most of the time their books are cheaply priced. Sometimes I feel like I’m stealing from them, especially when it is such a good book!
I became obsessed with indie lit when I read my first book for review, which happened to be Armored by M.A. Wilder. This particular book was unlike anything I had ever read! It was unique, had paranormal and supernatural elements, and even better a young African American woman as the leading character (which she kicked butt by the way!). This began the slippery slop of addiction for me 🙂 And boy did I love it!
I started reading all the books I could get my hands on. Books like the Imdalind series and Through Glass by Rebecca Ethington, the Driven trilogy by K. Bromberg, the Dwellers saga by David Estes, the Dark Angel series by Hanna Peach, and everything written by Isobel Irons. These books are all unique in their own rights, but what I love…what I truly love is that these books are whole, meaning a publisher didn’t tell the author it was too long and they had to cut something. A publisher didn’t tell them it was too short and to add stuff to make it longer. This makes the book completely the author’s and wholly unique.
Now I know what you’re thinking, you’ve read some indie work and there’s been errors. Errors in grammar, spelling, maybe (but hopefully not) even storyline. Well guess what? They are human just like you and me and if they are going at this business by themselves, then they aren’t going to catch all the mistakes. Would you? Honestly, for me sometimes it is after my husband or friend has read my blog that an error is caught (and I re-read these posts like a gazillion times before publishing!). So would it not make sense that an author would have the same issues? Especially if said author didn’t have a team of editors at a publishing company? I guess the point I’m trying to make is if you overlook the minor mistakes and look at the story itself you will find something beautiful on the pages–maybe a new genre, a new series, a new favorite author.
For me, indie authors have kind of become my go-to read, as proven by my reviews. A majority of my posts are books by indie authors and I wound’t change it for the world! Below you will find the author bios for some of my favorite authors!
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