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Indie Bookfest Gift Guide 2016

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Ready for some help with your holiday shopping? Stock up those new kindles or get some paperbacks for under the tree. Support these Indie authors for your book buying needs.

Learn all about Indie BookFest which takes place in Orlando October 7, 8, & 9 2016

Click on the picture to purchase.

Young Adult Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Fantasy

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Young Adult Sci-Fi

Interred

YA Dystopian

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Young Adult Contemporary

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New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Contemporary Romance (Adult) and Chic Lit

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Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy

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Romantic Suspense

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Science Fiction Romance

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Mystery Thriller and Thriller

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Historical Romance

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Erotic Romance

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Horror

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Indie Bookfest 2014 Recap

I must confess…

I didn’t take many pictures.

For once, I chose to live in the moment. This is odd for me. I’m usually the one behind the camera, or phone, whichever is handiest.

My amazing husband picked up the slack for me. He, at random moments, snapped pictures, mostly at the most inopportune times, like when I’m making one of those ‘oh my God erase that’ faces. I think he does it on purpose, but he’ll never admit it. Between him and the bestest, Candace, I have pictures to go along with my post!

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Indie Bookfest was my second signing alongside a room full of authors, so to say that the ‘signing’ world is new to me would be a moot point. I’m still finding my comfort zone around new people, although meeting me, you’d probably never know that. I try really hard to just let it all go with the forceful reminder that they’re people too – and just like me, they too, might have the same sort of anxieties. I force myself out of my comfort zone, (mentally) hook my arm through Candace’s, and together, we brave the nerves, and wander by tables to chat with the other authors.

And ya know what?

We meet really cool people that way! This go ’round, Candace got to meet Chanda Hahn, who is one of her favorite authors! Chanda Hahn is cool peeps, if you get the chance to meet her…do it!

And now I’m getting ahead of myself…’cause that was day two, and I haven’t even told you about day one yet! *face-palm*

Okay, so before the event Peggy Sue Martinez came up with the idea to do a segment during the first day call Author Speed Dating. To say I had a moment of panic would be putting it mildly. I literally felt sick about it up until the morning of the first day of the event. When Peggy explained that we’d split up into groups at a table I almost melted on the floor in relief. Still anxious of the outcome, I put my imaginary armor on and stiffened my spine. It was only going to be an hour long – I could do that…right?

I’m not sure who drug their feet harder about it, me or Candace…we both don’t do well in those types of situations. Again, I (mentally) hooked my arm through Candace’s and we grabbed a table. Next thing I know, we were joined by Kristina Circelli, Juli Valenti and Ben Hale.

All was right in the world again.

At each five minute mark a new set of faces, readers, bloggers and aspiring authors, joined us at our table and the hour flew by.  I am, however, a little hearing impaired in my right ear now as Ben Hale’s voice is equivalent to a Bull Horn. SWITCH! Yep, Ben was the announcer of time until Peggy got her hands on a microphone. Thank you to whomever provided that to her! He he he…Just kidding, Ben – but seriously, for such a ‘quiet’ guy you can pretty loud. *snickers* Ben’s great, and an awesome table mate to keep the conversation flowing. He’s genuinely interested in learning about people, authors and readers alike. Ben has 7 books out and the best part is, ANYONE can pick them up and read them. From 7 to 700 (okay, that’s a little exaggerated, and a lot of 7’s, but you get what I mean). Ben plans on spanning out his time line of his books to cover 50,000 years. What?!?! Check out Ben Hale here.

Kristina Circelli, was the perfectly poised, wide eyed girl with a quick smile and boy is she carving a path for herself! A book in each genre is her goal, and she’s kicking some serious arse in doing it! I loved when she said “I have several books out – all different genres. My goal is to write a novel in each.”  Not only does Kristina write, but she edits too! That’s a lot of talent packed into one awesome person. Check out Kristina here!

Juli Valenti, with her hands going as she talked, provided the energy of our table. Between Juli and me, Ben got no slack – our table got jokes. But seriously, Juli for all her humor and quick com-backs writes some rip-your heart out books. She brings the ‘feels’ to her novels and smiles when she tells you ‘I write books that will make you cry’ – okay, so I’m adding my words to what she really said. Check out Juli here!

Candace, my partner in crime, well not really crime we can’t go to jail! We have books to write! Anyway….there aren’t enough adjectives for me to describe my bestest. So I’ll just use one…awesometastic! *BOOM* Mind blown right? I know! Candace has swept into the Paranormal genre, and she’s flourishing there. Building worlds is her calling – like seriously. I don’t know how she delves so deep into the worlds she’s created, but her imagination is boundless. I’m awed when I get to be the one who see’s it all first.  Check out Candace here!

 

And what kind of signing isn’t complete without an after party?

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Yep, 50’s themed, with Swing Dance lessons and everything. I left that to the people who don’t have two left feet. And like most 50’s parties, there always has to be that one rebel that smuggles alcohol in…yep we were ‘that’ group. With spiked drinks, we sat around the table cracking jokes with Heather Allen Casse NaRome, Rochelle Paige and Jacqueline Pynaert. This is what I know how to do. A small group of people, being a smart-ass and connecting to people who can zing ’em out on the fly.

The point to all of this is…I met some really awesome people and had a good time in the process.

Keep the rum silent, my friends!

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Love Exactly by Cassandra Giovanni

Love ExactlyEmma Walker was a writer who’d lost herself to someone else’s anger–who had given up on ever feeling like herself again. Evan Levesque was a rock-god–the one all the woman wanted, but he’d  never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life. With just one cup of coffee they’ll begin a journey of self-discovery  at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan’s fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma’s checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode  on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands. Sticks and  stones may break my bones, but your words…they’ll destroy my soul–Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she’s become because of it?

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo

Casted by Sonya Loveday

CastedJade had spent the majority of her life running from the Triad. The Triad,  are a powerful group, who would stop at nothing to obtain Jade and the  missing spell book for leader, Lorenzo’s, nefarious plans. And now that  she has absorbed the highly coveted magic contained inside the missing  book, there is nowhere left for her to hide. With the help of her  friends, Jade steps out from the shadows and learns how to fight back.  But no one is prepared for Elinor-the woman bound inside of the book  that’s trapped in Jade’s mind. Now she not only needs to protect herself from the Triad, but from what’s hiding inside her mind as well. Jade never expected the answer to it all would revolve around love. Edge is dark, mysterious, and a sworn member of the Triad. He also  hides a secret past that threatens the thin line he walks between good  and evil. Lives are at stake when Jade and Edge’s two worlds collide.  Can Jade learn to trust him when he says he is her pre-ordained and vows to do everything he can to protect her? But more importantly, can she  trust herself and the woman in her mind?

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Waterfalls Down by Danielle Rohr

Water Falls DownWhat have they done to me here, to cause me to be unable to see beyond my cage?

Three teenagers committed and locked away in a mental institution act on  impulse, and manage to escape. Without a plan, money, ore even  identification Lynn, Chelsea, and Garret must find their way in a very  big, and very predatory world. After a great deal of travel and agony,  they find paradise in the form of Yosemite National Park. Battling the  elements of nature, as well as mental illness leaves these three broken, and defeated. Will they find the solution that can save them, or will  they fight against the current until they grow weak, and become just  another statistic?

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Mere Enchantment by Alicia Rivoli

Mere EnchantmentA World Like No Other…

When a newly formed group of friends finds themselves fighting for survival, little did they know that was just the beginning.

When Chloe, Megan, Jason and Zach are forced to take cover in a nearby cave  from a violent storm they find their new friend Preston there as well.  Zach guides the group through the cave but as they go deeper strange  things begin to happen and they find themselves separated in a magical  kingdom surrounded by unusual people and wizards. Things get even more  dangerous as they travel the kingdom in search of the city of Mere and  each other.

As their journey unfolds, Preston discovers that the  bedtime stories he was told as a child are true and that his rightful  place in time must be realized. The kingdom itself has gone under attack as Jacan, a traitor to the crown, forces his armies through the magical borders.

Looking back Preston should have recognized that it was  all real. He should have seen the signs. But how could he have known?  After all, Jacan was just a villain in a story that took place in a far  off mystical land. How could he have imagined that the stories that his  father told him as a child were true?

How could any of them have  known that their destinies were already written, and that to discover  who they really are would take courage that they never realized they  had?

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American Girl on Saturn By Nikki Godwin

American Girl on SaturnThe summer after graduation is supposed to be that first real taste of  freedom – but not for eighteen-year-old Chloe Branson. Just as that  breeze of freedom is making its way into her galaxy, her  secret-service-agent dad drops a meteor-sized bomb of bad news on her  and her sisters. An attempt has been made on the lives of Canadian  boyband, Spaceships Around Saturn, during their USA tour, and the guys  have to go into hiding ASAP. The only problem? In the midst of the  crisis and media frenzy, their dad volunteered to hide the guys…in  their house.

Six-year-old Emery is as ecstatic as any  self-proclaimed Saturnite would be, but Chloe and her seventeen-year-old sister Aralie watch their summer plans crash and burn like a falling  star. The SAS guys aren’t happy with the situation, either. Bad boy  Jules picks fights with Aralie about everything from his Twitter  followers to his laundry, and heart-throb Benji can’t escape Emery’s  fangirlisms for more than three minutes.

But after the super-cute  Milo kisses Chloe during a game of hide-and-seek, she finally  understands what Emery means when she talks about SAS being “out of this world.” If this is what Saturn feels like, Chloe doesn’t want to come  back to Earth.

Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Smashwords

First I Love You by Genevieve Dewey

First I Love YouOne part Godfather, two parts Emma and a dash of Casablanca mixed together, “First, I Love You” isn’t a detective novel, a gangster novel, a mystery, a romance or a family saga. It’s a little of all of the above.

Imagine being a detective with a mobster for a father, or a mobster with a  straight arrow, good cop for a son. This is a relationship that is  tricky on its best day. Add in some well-meaning meddling from a mob  princess sister, an arrogant DEA agent, and gangsters running a human  trafficking ring and you have a recipe for a book that refuses to follow the rules. Told from the perspective and point of view of each the six  main characters this is the first novel in a trilogy about love,  loyalty, revenge and redemption.

Omaha Detective Tommy Gates has  kept his gangster father at arm’s length his whole life. Mickey Downey  has spent the better part of the last two decades trying to find ways to get back the son he lost through Witness Protection. Now Tommy has  taken an opportunity to work on a Federal Human Trafficking Joint Task  Force in Chicago where his father lives. Tommy’s sister Kiki and his  mother Mary see this as an opportunity to build a relationship between  the two. Tommy’s new DEA partner James Hoffman sees it as an opportunity to gain leverage over Mickey Downey. Tommy’s other partner, FBI Agent  Ginny Sommers wants to keep Tommy’s family as far from the case as  possible. When Kiki and James join forces, sparks fly and it sets fire  to a maelstrom of unexpected consequences for everyone involved.

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A Construct of Angels by Andrew Toynbee

A Construct of AngelsAfter accidentally triggering the spontaneous resurrection of a dead student, an ordinarily routine day for York-based paramedic Sara Finn erupts  into a series of events that propel her on a terrifying journey,  promising to forever change her pragmatic opinions of life and death.

Still haunted by her domineering and abusive stepfather and driven by a  life-long search for her missing younger brother, Sara finds herself  caught in the crossfire between warring forces, powerful beyond human  comprehension, that threaten to plunge civilisation into hellish chaos  and eternal darkness.

This, the first in the ‘Angels of York’  series, follows Sara’s increasingly dangerous adventures during the six  days that lead up to the September Equinox, a time of increasing  darkness. As the population of York is plunged into panic, overwhelming  the emergency services, Sara finds her loyalties torn between her  newfound companion, now incarcerated within York’s largest mental  institution, and her sworn medical duties.

Should she lend any  credence to his insistence that his purpose on Earth is to prevent an  imminent catastrophe? Or that it is being orchestrated from within the  city itself?

As her nights are filled with terrifying dreams and  she is once again confronted by the memories of her abusive childhood,  Sara is forced to accept that only one avenue remains open to her – to  put her own life to one side in order to help prevent the rapidly  approaching doomsday.

Amazon ~ Amazon UK

Deer in the Headlights by Staci Hart

Deer in the Headlights

Sweary, Sexy 18+ Romance

How do the Greek gods kill time? Because they’re always bored. It’s an  unavoidable downside of being alive for thousands of years. So, they  play games. Games with human players. Remember Shakespeare? Yeah, that  was Apollo. Bonnie and Clyde? Aphrodite vs Ares.

It’s Aphrodite’s  turn once again in the rounds of competitions, and she’ll defend her  domain: Love. She hasn’t lost a competition on her turf in over three  millennia, and she’s not about to start now. Apollo is her first  competitor, and he’s on a mission to win. If he wins, he’ll get a token; a favor that Aphrodite must fulfill. And with that favor, he’ll finally get the one woman he’s never been able to have.

Aphrodite and  Apollo will choose their human players, and if Aphrodite can’t get them  together before the clock runs out, Apollo will get his way. And she  couldn’t have that.

Lex and Dean are perfect for each other. They just don’t know it yet.

Dean is a perpetual bachelor, and a man-whore. A brooding, gorgeous, rock  star man-whore. Lex always has a boyfriend, but she’s never let anyone  in enough to let herself go. Not really. Not ever. Aphrodite has her  work cut out for her, but if she can’t make it work, no one can.

But she has more at stake than just Lex and Dean. Apollo killed her mortal  love, and that beef has been dragging on for thousands of years. Ares,  the douchebag, is forever trying to start a fight, and get Aphrodite  into bed. And Persephone, her best friend, is the one person she can  confide in, laugh with, and always count on for a healthy helping of  bacon when she’s having a bad day.

Follow the gods as they fight, laugh, cry, lose love, and gain power. Making a mess with humans has never been so fun.

Snake in the Grass by Staci Hart

Snake in the GrassIt’s Round Two of high stakes Love Connection on Olympus, and this time, everything has changed. For Aphrodite, at least.

Ares is on deck, and Aphrodite is nervous. As much as she loves to hook up  with him, she doesn’t trust him as far as she could throw him, which  isn’t very far. He’s a big dude. They haven’t been together in a very  long time, but she can’t resist him. She never could. Even when every  part of her screamed that he was a liar.

Ares has a plan to keep  Aphrodite, for good this time. He wants to win the game, but he’ll hold  back to get what he wants. He’s sitting on a chance that he’s been  waiting thousands of years for, and he’ll do what he has to do to  convince her to stay forever.

The only thing that could stop him  is the secret that he’s been keeping from her for eons. If she finds  out, it will destroy everything.

Kat and Dillon have been through a lot, and everything has been to protect their younger siblings. They  have sacrificed everything to make sure their brother and sister are  safe. The players are tough and loyal. Fierce and determined. But they  become each other’s weakness, even though they fight it, and even though it means danger for Kat and her sister.

If Aphrodite can get the  players over their egos and issues long enough to see that they’re meant for each other, the competition will be a piece of cake. One that  she’ll eat a la mode, right in front of Ares, if she beats him.

Amazon ~ Smashwords

What the Heart Wants by Staci Hart

What the Heart WantsIt’s 1984, and Tanaka Katsu is paving his way in the Yakuza. His marriage to Yuki was a business deal, and one that he has paid for with his  happiness.

Aphrodite can’t stand that he’s so miserable, and Hera, the goddess of marriage and monogamy, has a strong hold on Yuki, who  will do whatever it takes to get what she believes is hers. Aphrodite  won’t sit by and watch Katsu’s life slip away with no chance at love, so when he takes a trip to Vegas, she’ll introduce him to his match.

Kim never thought she’d be in the situation like the one that’s coming her  way, but what the heart wants is a powerful thing, and one that’s  impossible to walk away from.

Amazon ~ Smashwords