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Indies For Christmas?

18th December 2018

In our previous newsletter we had a browse around our indie online bookstore at some of the great mystery and thrillers books on our virtual indie bookshelves. Indie literature being what it is there are many more treats to be found across other genres. If you’re looking for an original gift for a friend or family member, or some literary delectation for yourself, we have some brilliant indie faire for you to binge upon. Who knows? You may just find your new favourite author.

Be intrigued in two intertwined stories of a mystery across time

The Slow Death of Maxwell CarrickThe Seven Letters by Jan Harvey was one of the most popular indie books we’ve seen here at Indipenned. Her new novel, The Slow Death of Maxwell Carrick looks to be a worthy follow up that, like its predecessor, has been racking up the five star reviews. Again Jan intertwines two stories that will captivate you as the mystery unwinds across history. As Martha researches for the true story of the mysterious and wartime beauty Cécile Roussell, what risk will this pose to her own marriage and future happiness? Highly recommended.

Click here to get your copy of The Slow Death of Maxwell Carrick, Troubador Publishing

Be charmed by a romantic awakening at the dawn of the internet

Daisy Burton’s debut novel Sensible tells the story of newly-separated Jessica Munroe and her steamy journey set in the early days of the internet. With Sensible Jess consigned to the past, anything and everything is possible. If only she knew of the lust, let-downs, lies and betrayal that lie ahead of her in a world of sex, pain and self-discovery. Is being reckless really all it's cracked up to be?

Click here to grab your copy of Sensible, CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Be enthralled by the unravelling life of a young wouldbe rock star

A Dress The Color of SkyContinuing the theme of stunning debuts we have the acclaimed novel A Dress the Color of Sky from Jennifer Irwin. Described as both hard-hitting and beautiful A Dress the Color of Sky tells the story of Prudence Aldrich, her battles against addiction and self-loathing, her abusive relationship and some startling revelations concerning her childhood. With some brilliant reviews rolling in and the film rights to the book picked up soon after its publication, this could well be the novel to lose yourself in over the holidays.

Click here to grab your copy of A Dress the Color of Sky, Donkey Skin Productions

Be enraptured by a young adult fantasy romance story of danger and discovery

Younger fans of indie literature should take a look at Burning Embers by Fiona Jeeves. The first installment in the Shadows Return series introduces us to a world of battling kingdoms, danger, romance and a desperate need for self-discovery. Abandoned as an infant, Feia is discovering the destructive magic that lies within her. Her new power comes with challenges. Will it be her salvation or her damnation?

Burning Embers (The Shadows Return)Click here to grab your copy of Burning Embers, Little Wolf Publishing

Be captivated by a story of musical ambition across generations

This brilliant indie offering from Anne Grange is a story packed with great characters and plot twists that, along with Anne’s effortless writing style, will keep you guessing as you tear through the pages. When Jason Knight buys a guitar with the idea of forming a band with his best friend, he knows little of the secret harboured by his mum. With Jason’s guitar playing stirring up his mum’s memories, will he discover the truth and fulfill his musical ambition?

Click here to grab your copy of Distortion, Ramraid Press

Be taken back to the golden age of cinema

The It Girl and Me: A Novel of Clara Bow is the second instalment in Laini Giles’ Forgotten Actresses series. It as the tale of Daisy DeVoe. After leaving her abusive husband, Daisy is establishing herself in the salon of Paramount Pictures, styling hair for actress Clara Bow. 

The It Girl and Me: A Novel of Clara BowClara is wild, her off set persona more chaotic than smoking, boozing sex goddess she portrays onscreen. When Paramount persuade Daisy to become Clara’s personal secretary things become more orderly, however this stability lasts only as long as it takes Clara to meet and become engaged to cowboy star Rex Bell. As the mayhem resumes and Daisy is torn between her loyalty to Clara and her love for her family, she has a difficult choice to make.

Click here to grab your copy of The It Girl and Me, Sepia Stories Publishing

Be immerse in the stories of the reverse harem

Skye MacKinnon is a prodigious indie author with an impressive catalogue of work. Working predominantly in and around the reverse harem genre, Skye has developed a number of series that crossover into mythology, the paranormal and science fiction. 

Click here to see Skye’s impressive catalogue of great indie literature.

Be transported to the House of Grace

House of GracePatricia M Osborne has been with Indipenned since the beginning. Since that time her novel, House of Grace, has been sweeping up fans. Set in 1950 it tells the story of sixteen-year-old Grace Granville and her dream of becoming a successful dress designer with her own fashion house. Her father has other ideas. Thinking her ideas frivolous, he intends to groom her into a good wife for a man of his choosing. When she leaves for boarding school and meets coal miner Jack Gilmore everyone’s plans are turned on their head. What now remains of her dreams and what struggles will she face?

Click here to grab your copy of House of Grace, White Wing Press.

Have a merry Christmas and an indie new year.

Team Indipenned

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