Still tryingto help indie authors. #SupportIndieAuthors #BookwormsUnite

Hey guys, I know it’s been awhile since I posted, a ton of life happening so fast right now. Anyways, even with the busy life, I’m still all about that indie life.

So when a friend wrote me, asking if I could place a post for her, and one that will help indie authors, I had to make time to post. Without further ado, I’ll let Christina take over from here.

 

Hello there! Are you a fan of free books? Do you subscribe to all the big name newsletters to fuel your reading habit? You do? Great! As an indie author who uses those services to spread the word, I can’t thank you enough. But you know, those newsletters are pretty strict and don’t take every book that comes along, which means there are a lot of indie gems that you might miss.
Which is why I’ve created Bookworms Discover. We’re not a daily feed. We’re a new, once a month free book site that will focus on finding the best books you’ve never read. Beginning in January of 2018, we will post up to 30 free books on the first Thursday of every month. Yep, I know, that’s a few months away,but we’ve got some other events we’ll be promoting, and right now we’ve got a contest to name our mascot!
If this sounds interesting, click on the link below and check out our “For Readers” page for a detailed explanation of what we’re all about. While you’re there, we’d love for you to subscribe, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Cruisin’ Through Books Cause Books Make Life Worth Living with Aly, Riley is a slacker edition.

Okay, so I have a couple weeks worth to put up. I had set them up to release on a schedule, since I had fallen a bit behind, but the wordpress site decided they didn’t want to put it up! At least, I’m blaming it on the wordpress site, even though it was probably my fault.

Starry Messenger by Ethan Howard

I have to be honest I picky when it comes to Sci-fi books because not all of them are good.  Some just are not what I like to read.  But this book was not one of them.  I liked the characters and the story kept me reading more.  I enjoyed the author’s style of writing.  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

Bound by Shadow by Reily Garrett

What a great series so far!  I am glad I get to read such great books and I get to write these reviews so others can pick up great books as well.  Kaylee is trying to move on with her life after a deviating loss of her twin brother. But she runs into more trouble of a different kind.  Kaylee is a strong character I admire and I loved this book very much.  There were ups and downs for her but I loved following along to see how she dealt with everything.  Great book! *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  5/5 Stars

Indiana Belle by John A. Heldt

I don’t read many time travel books.  This one was fun to read for me.  I am from Illinois so this book was interesting to read about the 1920s in Illinois.  Changing things in the past when you travel back can be bad or good but you never really know for sure.  This book was very romantic as well and I enjoyed it very much.  I would recommend you try out this author and this book and see if you like it too!  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.* 4/5 Stars

Caligation by Brhi Stokes

This book was different in a good way.  Supernatural fantasy in a new way for me.  I was lost in this book and I enjoyed it very much.  I was lost in this “new” world with the characters.  I was drawn into this book from the beginning. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  5/5 Stars

Laird of Duncairn by Craig Comer

This book was a little steam punk and more fantasy.  I have not read many steam punk but this genre is growing on me. This book is in the long past and humans and fey are not a good terms.  Effie is half human and fey and has to overcome a lot in this book.  This book is also a little mystery as well and I enjoyed that little surprise.  Overall, a good book.  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

Damned if I Do (The Harker Trilogy #1) by Erin Hayes

What an exciting new trilogy!  I love Edie and Jude are both great characters.  I love the way the author gave us a little twist on vampires in this book.  Edie being a “Harker” kills vampires, she is a vamp hunter.  But Can you fall in love with one too? I even love the niece Amelia!  I imagine she is soo cute and adorable, strong like her mom and aunt but so sweet.  So far I love everything about this series!  I can’t wait to read more maybe I will try the next book as a audio book! I have read this author before I like her work! I would recommend you try this author for yourself.  5/5 Stars

Day For Night by Stacey E. Bryan

What a fun and interesting read!  This book had lots of the great in it Vampires, aliens, reality show and so much more.  This book was not what I thought but I enjoyed the surprise of how fun it was to read. * This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  5/5 Stars

The Game by Angie West

I love this book!  This book was so exciting.  I love to play games too, like Uno and Skipbo.  So, I was very much into playing a game every week with this book.  I loved the twist to it being a vintage game and then the book got even more interesting.  I think the idea of the story and everything about this book was great! Angie had a great idea and made it a great book!  I could see this be a movie or maybe even a great Idea for a mini series for TV.  Not a long book but it was a great one!  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  5/5 Stars

Cold Blood by Robert Bryndza

I have read another book in this series, but this series I am reading different by not reading them in order.  I think these books can be read in any order.  So, I don’t mind on this series to jump around.  Erika Foster in this book is a character that sometimes I like and sometimes I don’t like much but I believe a strong character.  I have enjoyed the books I read from this series. *This book was given to me for free at my request from Netgalley and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

Run from a Shadow by Ruth Callick

This book was not what I expected it was sooo much more.  I enjoyed it very much.  Children who left Russia in search of a better life.  There are always many challenges when you try to better yourself, but I feel it is always worth it to try. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  5/5 Stars

Snow by Mikayla Elliot

My first thought on this book when I read the title was that it may be about Snow White.  But I was wrong.  I didn’t expect vampires which was a good surprise for me. I very imaginative story and a face paced plot.  I was drawn into this book right away.  The adventure and the twists in this book were fun to read and I enjoyed it all very much.  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

I was an evil Teenager by Anthony Avina

This book was very fun for me to read.  Lisa Etron is a beautiful crazy girl!  How could that go wrong?  Wow this book was a fun ride I enjoyed it.  I love creepy and scary books and movies so this book has everything I needed and so much more.  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  5/5 Stars

Caroline Eversole and the Gilded Gauntlet by B. B. Morgan

I enjoyed this book quite a bit.  The adventure was very fun to be a part of.  Caroline Eversole wants freedom. I think that Caroline learn she can decide her own fate.  You can be whatever you want to be in life if I want it bad enough.  I try my best at all I do so this book has inspired me and reminded me why I also try so hard.  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana

I thought this book would grab me like Sleepy Hallow the TV show did.  I felt it was a good book but I was not as captivated as I was with the TV show. Mica does not want to go home but return home. I was confused a bit in the beginning.  For me, the story took a while to build up.  I think I just expected more from this book and these characters.  I think the book was well written but I wanted more.  The story did not grab me right at the beginning as I thought it would when I decided to read this book.   4/5 Stars

Skeleton’s Key (Delta Crossroads Trilogy, Book 2)  by Stacy Green

This book was an ok mystery for me.  I was not blown away by this book like I wanted to be.  To me, it took a long time to build up the story.  I loved the part about helping to make an old historical house be beautiful again.  I wish I felt more caught up in this book then I did.   3/5 Stars

The Surrogate by Louise Jensen

I thought this book was a very good read.  I enjoyed the surprises through out the book.  After trying for kids a long time the Kat and Nick get once more chance.  I’m not sure I would’ve taken my friend up on it since they were once very close but people drift apart.  But it makes a great book!  I loved it!  *This book was given to me for free at my request from Netgalley and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

Happiness by Jonathon Pantelis

Who would ever want to lose a sister or a child?  Terry had a hard time of it in this book.  I enjoyed reading it but something in life are just hard to live through and even harder to make it out the other side.  I did enjoy this book. There were so many different emotions for me with this book as I read.  I was touched! *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

PERMANENT HAPPINESS: The only way to find peace, joy and your life-given purpose by Iyabo Ojikutu MD

I think many people struggle to be happy in life but this book, I think, help you understand that you may be on the right path and just didn’t know it.  I felt that way as I was reading this book.  It had some great points that I also hadn’t thought of yet.  This book  was fun the read for me to see how I felt if I was doing well and how improvements in my life can be made. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  5/5 Stars

Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly! First of 2018!

Hey guys, as I’ve said before these are going up for a second time. The first time they go up is on Aly’s site, located here.

One Wish Away by Ingrid Seymour

Oh how I love Genie books!  this books was very good with some different twists I didn’t expect.  Not all genie are bad or good.  I really enjoyed Marielle and Faris’s relationship and how it grew in the book.  I am curious where the next book is going to go.  I think I will have to continue with this series.  I am glad I found it!   5/5 Stars

Special Minds by Ally K.

I think this book is very unique!  I enjoyed it! This book kept me reading more.  I wanted to see what this book was about.  I thought when I read the title it would be about a genius or something but I enjoyed the story because it was not what I expected too.  I got drawn into the story with Milly and I think book two will be great as well.  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.* 4/5 Stars

Cruel Angels Pass by Keishi Ando

This book was a very short read but I liked it.  I think there was something I lost a little in this one though. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  3/5 Stars

Tales of His Words by Keishi Ando

A quick love story that can last over both time and death.  I very dreamy and romantic story for me.  I liked it. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

The Burning by J.P. Seewald

This book to me was a heart wrenching story but a interesting story to read.  This story has me remembering Erin Brockovich a little bit.  Another greedy company was involved in this as well and didn’t want to help anymore than it had to if at all.  The characters were something I can relate to which makes it better for me.  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

Trouble at Riverside Academy  by Liam Moiser

I enjoyed this quick read.  What would you do when your father shows up from out of the blue?  I liked this book and I had a great time getting to know Rachel and Ben.  This book was quite an adventure in a short story. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

Smiley by Michael Ezell

I love these serial killer books!  This one is great yet just as spooky too because the killer is a “nice” guy and neighbor.  I have read in other things about some of these killers can blend in but this guy is good. A home town boy and big LAPD police guy comes back home after he loses his father, and this guy, Garrett, has a killer case on his hands.  The book was great and hard to put down.  * This book was given to me for free at my request from NetGalley and I provided this voluntary review.*  5/5 Stars

Hinder by Kristin Ping

Hinder was not quite what I expected but I enjoyed the meeting and learning about Benders and Wielders.  I thought that was an interesting part of this book. I think the character were very good together.  I think this book and it’s author has some great ideas and a new look on witches.  I thought this book was ok but it did not caught me as much as I had hoped it would.  *This book was given to me for free at my request from Netgalley and I provided this voluntary review.*  3/5 Stars

The Tell All by Libby Howard

What a lovely little mystery book. I enjoyed being cozy and reading a cute,  fun book.  A interesting book I didn’t expect to like as much as I did.  This book had me from the first chapter until the end.  It made me laugh a little too.  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  4/5 Stars

Destiny: Book of Love by Brandon Schieckoff           

This book was ok for me.  I enjoyed reading about the new nation of Heath.  The world building was not bad for me.  I just did not connect to this book like I wanted too.  Bii is a interesting character name I liked it but this book felt to me familiar to me like I have read or watch on a movie a little like it.  I think you should try this book for yourself and see what you think. I think this author is a good writer but the story did not connect to me like I wanted it too. *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  3/5 Stars                   

Grim by Thea Atkinson

This book was good with reapers and fallen angels and much more.  I was hoping it would pull me in more than what it did but I think the characters were fun to read along with and I enjoyed meeting Alya.  I felt by the end of this book I was missing that “it” part of the book that makes me “have to” read the next one in the series.  4/5 Stars

Suckers by Keishi Ando     

I think this one is my favorite of Keishi Ando short stories.  It was creepy and still a great fun read.  So exciting to read good short books!  *This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.*  5/5 Stars

Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly 11/15/2017

Remember, all reviews can be found here on Aly’s site!

Grave Mistake by Izzy Shows     

Blair Sheach, is a girl that does not know she has magic or can be more than a poor girl that grew up in the foster care system.  She finds she has many new powers and a few new friends help along a journey she didn’t know she was taking.  The books has necromancers, vampires, demons, and so much more.  I am excited to find this series and I do look forward to reading the next book.   5/5 Stars

 

THE HIGH ROAD by Ken Hughes

This book was high action and lots of fun to read.  I enjoyed the story of the kids and magic. A street-level urban fantasy is a book type I don’t read much but it that I don’t like them but I just don’t pick them out often.  This book was great.  I think this book is a great start to a series.  *I chose to leave a review after receiving a copy from the author*   4/5 Stars

 

The Red Grouse Tales by Leslie W P Garland

This book is a collection of mysterious stories that all make a great bit of stories to share with friends or near Halloween.  I enjoyed them all in different ways.  Some gave me chills while reading and other I was caught in the moment.  The author has a great way of story telling and I enjoyed this collection. * I choose to write an honest review after I received this book from the author*  4/5 Stars

 

A Travel Guide to Murder by David Wright

I love book about serial killers, I think I have said this before.  Every book is different, a different style of killer and law enforcement style is different  in some ways as well.  Every author has new ideas and this book was no exception.  I enjoyed the surprises this book gave.  * I choose to write an honest review for this book given to me by the author*  4/5 Stars

 

The Flies by Ju Ephraime

What a great ghost story I read close to Halloween!  I loved the cover of this book right away but the story was very captivating.  I felt bad for Jamie Bradshaw as her life was throw into such dismay with a ghost not being helpful along the way.  This book kept me on the edge of my seat wanting more through the whole story.  It was a hard book to put down.  * I choose to write a honest review after receiving this book from the author*  5/5 Stars

 

Absence of Blade by Caitlin Demaris McKenna                                            

I don’t consider that I read a lot of Sci-Fi but I did enjoy this book.  It was a little different from what I expected but that was a good thing.  Strange new world and great interesting characters made this book for me.  This book reminded me a little of Star wars and I am not a big Star Wars fan but I found the differences in the this book kept me reading on to find out what would happen next.  * I choose to write an honest review after receiving the book from the author*  4/5 Stars

 

Just Things by Erin Lee

This book was pretty good.  Another serial killer book.  This book was a bit scary because this killer was very interesting and changing his MO and who he kills and many other things that make this book fun to read.  I enjoyed it very much in the end.  4/5 Stars

 

The Ghost Files 5 by Apryl Baker               

Awesome book!  Still a great series and I can’t wait to see where the author takes this series next.  I also can’t for the movie!!!  I love this series and all the ghosts and demons and many other great things.  I really like Office Dan and all Mattie’s friends!  Great book again Apryl!!!!   5/5 Stars

Cruisin’ through books cause books make life worth living with Aly returns!

Hey guys! Long time no see! The good news is I finally have free time! Yay! That means I’ve been hard at work, finishing editing books, so I can release new ones. It also means that soon I’ll be starting my personal write everyday challenge, so keep an eye out for that!

Anyways, we’re going to try something a little different with Aly’s reviews. I’d love feedback on the format from you guys, so feel free to drop a comment below! Without further ado, I give you the reviews! (Aly actually posts these reviews on her own site before I get them. If you want to see them hot off the press, stop by her website, I know she would love it!)

Alchemy by Alison Gardiner     

I felt this was a good book.  The magical island of Eridor was an exciting new world for me.  I loved the characters and the story as well.  I think kids and adults alike will enjoy this story.  * I received a free copy of this book and this is my honest review*  5/5 Stars

Rebel Rising by Amanda J. Clay

Finally the next book in this series!  I enjoyed the first book and was waiting (well maybe not too patiently) for the next in the series.  It was worth the wait!  This book has lots of great moments for me in it and I was back in the action and excitement.  I can’t wait for the next book!  * I received this book free and this is my honest review*  5/5 Stars

The Inherited Series by Lily Burlington

Who does want to marry a prince?  I enjoyed this book very much from a normal every day girl to marrying a prince is like a few movies I have heard of but a great book!  I loved it!  * I received this book free and this is my honest review*  5/5 Stars

Girl of Glass by Megan O’Russell

I really enjoy Megan’s books!  This book was great.  Living in a dome would be something I could not imagine but with the help of Megan I could see it in my mind.  This book was exciting and the characters were believable for me.  I was drawn into this world and loved it all.  * I received this book free and this is my honest review*  5/5 Stars

Why Can’t My Life Be a Romance Novel by Melinda R. Cordell

A cute short read.  I remember my first crush.  This book was very sweet and a good quick read for me.   It bring back memories of me trying to get the “right” guy to like me in high school and it never worked out for me.   But you get older and taste in men sometime change.  * I received is book free and this is my honest review*  3/5 Stars

Deep Dark Secrets by Sarra Cannon

What is a Spiritwalker?   This book made me ask this question is the beginning and I am still wondering.  The book is very good and I really like this author.  I can’t wait to read the next book, but I hope the next few books in the series help me understand what a Spiritwalker is better.  The author touched on this a little bit in this book but we learned who Marayah and Jordan were and I enjoyed that about this book but now I hope the author will delve into Spiritwalker legacy in the next books more, I feel I want to know more.  But this book was very exciting and I found myself not wanting to put this book down.  This was another great book from Sarra.    5/5 Stars

Daughter of Darkness by Raye Wagner     

This book was short only 90 pages but great!  I have to be honest at first I was a little unsure of the book.  I love the cover it caught my eye but it was great!  Dahlia’s mother is Eris.  Yes, a demigod story but this one is different than what I have read before.   I like Hercules and Wonder Women but I didn’t expect to meet Dahlia and her new friends.  Dahlia has a hard life at first but she finds a few people she can care about.  You should take a look at this book it won’t take you long to fall in love with a new author!  At least this author was new for me.  5/5 Stars

 

Remember, stop by Aly’s site to see the reviews before I get them, or if you’re an author seeking one! And keep being awesome!

There will be watermelon! And #Freebooks! #SIAFBB is back for another round!

Hey guys, it’s that time of year again! The Support Indie Authors book event is going on now. You can get your free books here!

If you’re an author curious how you can get in on the next one, just stop on by the Support Indie Authors Goodreads group, join, participate in a constructive manner, and you can be included too! Keep your eye on the SIAFBB thread for announcements of the next event!

Things are also starting to slow down in my personal life again, so hopefully I can get back to posting everyday here soon! Bout ready to set myself another write everyday goal to share with y’all. Either way, keep being awesome!