Introducing the Indie Author Series

Recently I’ve gotten a lot of indie author review requests, and I was thinking of ways that I could help indie authors out. I used to read a ton of indie books and I love discovering hidden gems and helping promote them and review them. While I am planning on reading and reviewing more indie books, I also thought that it would be great if I could share some of these books with you guys and help my followers find some hidden gems as well! While I don’t have time for every request I know that a bunch of the titles are books that my followers would be interested in! I have already talked to a few authors who reached out to me for review requests and nearly every single one of them was interested.

The indie author series will have:

  • Book Reviews
  • Author Interviews
  • Author Guest Posts
  • Promotional Posts
  • Excerpts from the Books
  • Giveaways!
  • Bookstagram Features

Why do an indie author series?

Indie authors write some really great books, but don’t have the luxury of a big publisher behind them. They rely on bloggers and reviews to get the word out about their books. There is also something so special about finding a hidden gem, building a personal relationship with an author and helping promote an underrated story. Helping authors get their books into the hands of readers is incredibly rewarding.

The Books!

When deciding what books to include in this series I decided that I wanted to promote books that looked interesting to me. Most of these books are fantasy books that I either plan on reading, or would read if I had more time. There are a lot of really interesting books that I’ve already got on my list for this series. Luckily there is no shortage of indie authors out there, so there are many more to come, but as of right now these are the indie books that will be a part of this series!

Once the series starts this page will have links to all of the posts included in the series so they can all be easily found in one place.

In the Jaded Grove by Anela Deen

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Simith of Drifthorn is tired of war. After years of conflict between the Thistle court and the troll kingdom, even a pixie knight known for his bloodlust longs for peace. Hoping to secure a ceasefire, Simith arranges a meeting with the troll king—and is ambushed instead. Escape lies in the Jaded Grove, but the trees of the ancient Fae woodland aren’t what they seem, and in place of sanctuary, Simith tumbles through a doorway to another world.

Cutting through her neighbor’s sunflower farm in Skylark, Michigan, Jessa runs into a battle between creatures straight out of a fantasy novel. Only the blood is very real. When a lone fighter falls to his attackers, Jessa intervenes. She’s known too much death to stand idly by, but an act of kindness leads to consequences even a poet like her couldn’t imagine.

With their fates bound by magic, Simith and Jessa must keep the strife of his world from spilling into hers—except the war isn’t what it appears and neither are their enemies. Countless lives depend on whether they can face the truths of their pasts and untangle the web of lies around them. But grief casts long shadows, and even their deepening bond may not be enough to save them from its reach.

June 29th — Instagram Feature!

Wings of Fate by Skye Horn

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Death chose her for her blood. Fate chose her for her heart.

One step through a rift sends Thea Gilbert from a world without magic into a land of Faerie where she discovers she is a lost princess. In this hidden land, Thea is expected to stop her villainous father who sits on her throne from releasing the Goddess of Death.

While darkness spreads across the Kingdoms of Faerie, Thea is trained by the handsome Fae, Kieran, to master the magic coursing through her veins and prepare for war. As her volatile powers grow stronger, so do her feelings for Kieran. But love between a princess and soldier is forbidden, and in the frantic midst of chaos and war, Thea surrenders to a reckless and deadly decision that could alter everyone’s fate.

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Cassandra Clare, WINGS OF FATE is the enchanting first tale in the magical young adult fantasy series, Kingdoms of Faerie. The series explores a world of magic, myth, and legend through the lens of a powerful female heroine.

July 13th — Instagram Tour and Giveaway!

The Sacrifice of One by Emily Fortney

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Camilla Crim runs her calloused fingers over the mutilated skin on the inside of her arm. This is where she’s been branded with the Warwick W – marking her as little better than a slave. It’s been twelve years since Quinten Warwick invaded her territory and turned its vast wooded land into a national, standardized farm big enough to feed the whole country.

Now seventeen, Camilla’s days waste away on the farm, where discipline is enforced with whippings and beatings. Her reward? A pitiful payout of money rings, most of which goes to cover her father’s drinking habit. Camilla’s life is bleak, but it’s all she knows.

When her only real family, her brother, Tuor, is arrested by Warwick Militia for a heinous crime she knows he didn’t commit, Camilla is shaken. She must discover the truth and free her brother. But as Tuor’s demise draws near, will Camilla find relief in learning the truth surrounding her brother’s crime? Or will she accept that one must be sacrificed for the good of many?

July 30th– Emily Fortney’s Guest Post and Instagram Giveaway!

Red Magnolia by Lucy Holden

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Decadent. Dark. Devastating. Seventeen-year-old Harper Ellory knows the ruins of the past are a dark place for a new beginning. Then she meets Antoine Marigny, and discovers just how seductive darkness can be. After the death of her twin sister, Harper dreams of a new life. But not only is the Mississippi mansion she moves into cursed, it’s also Antoine Marigny’s family home. Now he wants it back—no matter the cost.

Harper’s seen too much death to be frightened off by a curse. But Antoine is a different kind of threat. He has an infuriating smile, an annoying habit of turning up when she least expects it, and a frustrating knack for getting Harper to talk about things she’d rather keep hidden.

Like her emotions.

Antoine is also keeping secrets of his own. Secrets that Harper suspects are far darker than the curse he says he wants to protect her from.

Harper knows Antoine is dangerous. Part of her wants to take his offer and run. No dream is worth dying for.

But Harper is done running from death.

She’s ready to make an offer of her own. An offer destined to turn Antoine Marigny’s life upside down.

Even if it means binding herself to the curse forever.

Red Magnolia is the bewitching first installment of the Nightgarden Saga. A heart wrenching YA/NA paranormal romance full of Southern Gothic atmosphere, supernatural adventure, and shocking twists that will keep you turning pages deep into the night.

If you’re a fan of The Vampire Diaries, Twilight, and romance that rips your heart out, you’ll love the Nightgarden Saga. Red Magnolia is a YA/NA paranormal romance that is sweet with heat, without any explicit scenes, suitable for ages twelve and up. The first in a series of seven, it can be read as a stand alone or as part of the series.

August 2nd — Promo Post with Excerpt and an Instagram Giveaway!

Bonded Fate by Beck MichaelsBonded Fate by Beck Michaels

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The stakes are higher, new questions will surface, and more blood will spill in the thrilling sequel of the Guardians of the Maiden fantasy series.

Reeling from Cassiel’s confession, Dyna struggles to understand what the Blood Bond means for them both, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a newfound enemy. When reuniting with a familiar sorceress, she realizes the only way to defeat Tarn is to find her Guardians—all of them.

Cassiel never meant to tie himself to a human, especially one that inexplicably draws him. But then the bond develops a startling change, and it puts into question everything he thought he knew.

Zev straddles the line between human and wolf, unsure if his dark thoughts truly belong to the Madness. It’s growing stronger, determined to take over—and he may just let it.

The journey to get the answers they each need will test them all. But what Dyna doesn’t know is that it comes with a price, and it may cost more than she bargained for.

August 3rd — New Release Blast Feature on Blog and Instagram with Giveaway!

A Curse of Blood and Power by Viviene Noel

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Engulfed in darkness, she will stumble upon her own.

On Fanhalen, world-walking was once a coveted gift wielded only by the Castellain line. But their line is long gone, and since the sudden disappearance of magic at the beginning of the Shadow War, it is only a whispered memory.

In Mahena’s world, twenty-first century Earth, magic doesn’t exist. But when she awakens in another realm, it rapidly becomes clear that whatever magical fragments remain, they react to her. Plagued by dreams and visions of a past she doesn’t remember, and a cruel voice at the back of her head that isn’t hers, she has no choice but to place her trust in the two secretive, mysterious twins who took her in.

With a death warrant on her head, Emmerentia has been in hiding, with the help of her twin, Fàaran, since the war began. When she learns that a part of her memory might have been stolen from her, she decides to come out of the shadows in search of answers. With a complicated past and twisted emotions, the twins’ unwavering loyalty will be put to the test in the face of this new threat.

To find the answer to the mist surrounding Mahena’s true identity, they all must travel to the Scholar-Kingdom, where the last spell cast still holds and the world’s most coveted collection of knowledge resides. But through a land ravaged by spreading Shadows, will they find their way through the dark?

August 9th — Instagram Book Tour with Giveaway!

They Met in a Tavern by Elijah Menchaca

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The band is getting back together—and they really wish they weren’t.

The Starbreakers were your classic teenage heroes. Using their combined powers and skills, they were the most successful group of glintchasers in Corsar. But that all changed the day the city of Relgen died. The group went their separate ways, placing the blame on each other.

Brass carried on as a solo act. Snow found work as a notorious assassin. Church became a town’s spiritual leader. Angel was the owner of a bar and inn. And after overcoming his own guilt, Phoenix started a new life as a family man.

Years after their falling out, a new threat looms when bounty hunters attack the former heroes. Phoenix tries to reunite the Starbreakers before everything they have left is taken from them. But a lot can change in seven years. And if mending old wounds was easy, they would have done it a long time ago.

 August 9th — Blog Tour & Instagram Tour!

Spellbound by Rebecca L Garcia

A dark and twisted fantasy where hate and love collide in a world filled with snarky witches and vengeful gods. Perfect for fans of To Kill a Kingdom and Kingdom of the Wicked

Grieving being torn from her beloved sister, who remained behind in the human kingdom, Elle makes it her life purpose to become a keeper in her cursekeeper coven.

But this calling won’t be an easy one.

The blood magic possessed by her small coven of four casts them as outsiders throughout the kingdom. Yet when witches are found murdered in the woods, the cursekeepers quickly become the town’s only hope.
Many believe the murders are the work of a god. An old one returned in search of vengeance. Elle, on the other hand, is convinced Viktor, the new warlock to town, is somehow linked to the violent deaths. However, his agenda doesn’t stop there.

Infiltrating her coven.
Charming everyone around him.
Threatening her plans to become a keeper.
This rivalry quickly becomes personal.

When the truth behind the murders surfaces, Elle finds herself thrust into a dangerous new world, trapped between twisted hearts and terrifying monsters. With the victims piling up, she must decide who to trust, before she ends up sharing their same fate.

August 10th — Cover Reveal on Instagram with Giveaway!

The Tenets in the Tattoos by Becky James

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Breaking the tenets of Special Forces means one thing. Death.

Thorrn is an accomplished swordsman desperate for his promotion. But when the king orders that he hand over a girl from Earth, Thorrn’s soul companion, Thorrn struggles to obey. If he doesn’t bow to the king’s wishes, he will be executed.

Aubin is sick of being an apothecary. Unable to defeat death, chafing at injustices piled on him, he’s ready to quit. But when he sees someone in distress and realises he could help, he is confronted with a life-changing choice – he will have to commit treason to remedy this.

Working together, the swordsman and the apothecarist come up with an unlikely plan. Only if they trust each other and put their egos aside can they defeat their common enemy. But do they even have a common enemy, and can the apothecarist be trusted at all…?

August 11th — Instagram Tour and Giveaway!

The Last Shadow Knight by Michael Webb

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On the unforgiving streets of Karad, Veron grows up hungry, inexperienced, and stealing just to survive. After tragedy strikes, he is forced to decide what path his life will take.

Opportunity arises when he discovers the last survivor of a secret organization called the Shadow Knights. Apprenticed to learn their ways, Veron begins to develop abilities he never dreamed he could have.

Meanwhile, an enemy from across the mountains comes to destroy their kingdom’s way of life, and the Shadow Knights are the only ones able to stop him. As Veron fights to survive the city, he prepares to face his destiny.

August 17th– Author interview with Michael Webb!

Oathbound by Victoria McCombsOathbound by Victoria McCombs

Beware the waters. The dangerous deep brings ruin to all.

Emme has spent her life avoiding anything to do with pirates. But the fates are cruel, and now a hidden sickness leads her to partner with pirates for the one thing that can save her—a cure on an island none are certain exists.

The pirate captain’s secrets are darker than the deep and threaten to kill them all. His obligations are tinged with betrayal, for his oathbind must be fulfilled. To ignore it is to invite peril of unimaginable destruction.

As the adventure unfolds, the sea takes more than she expects and the sea gives more than he wants

Upcoming August 17th — Instagram Cover Reveal & Giveaway

City of Thorns by C.N. Crawford

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I never thought I’d be singing happy birthday to myself in a dungeon. And yet when a sinfully sexy demon crashes happy hour, that’s exactly what happens. He’s known as the Lord of Chaos, he’s mistaken me for my succubus doppelgänger.

Happy birthday to me.

When he tastes my blood, he finally understands I’m mortal. And I realize we have something in common: we both crave revenge. So we make a deal: I can stay in the forbidden city to hunt for my mom’s killer. In return, I’ll help him get the vengeance he craves. I just have to pose as a sexy succubus. One problem–he’s my number one suspect.

And that’s increasingly hard to remember as he teaches me my role: seduction. With each heated touch I drift further into peril. And if I fall under his seductive spell, death awaits me.

“I flew through this book… Hot demon lord—check, action—check, romance—check. And there’s spice! If you love my books, you definitely want to read this one.” — Laura Thalassa

August 19th — Instagram Tour & Giveaway!

Dance with the Fae Prince by Elise KovaDance with the Fae Prince by Elsie Kova

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She knew her hand in marriage would be sold. She had no idea a fae prince was the buyer.

Katria swore she’d never fall in love. She’s seen what “love” means through the cruelty of her family. So when she’s married off to the mysterious Lord Fenwood for a handsome price, all Katria wants is a better life than the one she’s leaving. Feelings are off the table.

But her new husband makes not falling in love difficult.

As their attraction begins to grow, so too do the oddities within her new life: strange rules, screams in the night, and attacks by fae that Katria never thought were real. When she witnesses a ritual not meant for human eyes, Katria finds herself spirited away to the land of Midscape.

Surviving the fae wilds as a human is hard enough. Katria must survive as a human who accidently pilfered the magic of ancient kings – magic a bloodthirsty king is ready to kill her for in order to keep his stolen throne – and her new husband is the rightful heir in hiding.

The power to save the fae is in her hands. But who will save her from a love she vowed never to feel?

August 20th — Instagram New Release Tour & Giveaway

Desires of the Immersed by Caelan J. Peters

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Taylor was a rich, popular, yet completely normal teenage girl until the guy she’d fallen for shoved her off a hundred-foot waterfall. Instead of dying, she emerges into a completely different world where she’s immediately captured and thrown into a brutal training camp. Here she’s forced to face the realities of her forgotten past along with the still all too clear memories that are forming her present.Lucca finally returned his lost fiancé to their own world only to find a war threatening to destroy his entire home country. And his mother seems to think he’s the only one who can stop it. He’d never planned on leading the ground force, and he’d never planned to allow the woman he loved to wander a war-torn world alone.But he might not have a choice.

 August 22nd — Instagram Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

Shadow of the City by R. MorganShadow of the City by R. Morgan

A delightful fantasy of friendship and mystery in a setting reminiscent of Latin America, by a fresh new talent.

La Bene is a city poised on the edge of change, where automobiles mingle with horse-drawn trolleys and musicians rub shoulders with politicians in trendy cabarets. Every day brings new magical machines, new immigrants … and a new mystery to solve.

Detectives Rocío Díaz Rossi and Hala Haddad Sosa have investigated many crimes together, and Rocío’s intuition and Hala’s logic make them ideal partners. But this time they’re baffled by a newly discovered crypt in the subway, a missing choreographer, and reports of impossible magic.

As the clues pile up, they discover that they’re not working any ordinary kidnapping. Something darker and more sinister is taking root in the city, perhaps the return of a magic so destructive that no one dares to speak of it. If their suspicions are correct, they will have to face an opponent who threatens not only their commitment to justice, but everyone living in their beloved city.

 August 23rd — Book Blitz Feature on Blog and Instagram!

Daughter of Fire by Stacey WillisDaughter of Fire by Stacey Willis 

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When Savannah Green’s predictable life is suddenly shattered by the false alluring temptation of a party, she finds herself on the plane of the dead, with her only belongings being her memories and the leftover fragments of a severed relationship with her father. Savannah must navigate the life of a Grim Reaper while she closes in on the reasons for her father’s disappearance. And she will begin to dig up the truth about the divine world and those who rule it – as well as the age-old forces hellbent on overthrowing it. But after a mistake costs someone’s life, she will become the Reapers Organisation’s number one target. Yet even while on the run, when a long standing and still very persistent threat arises, Savannah must put her own pride aside in order to protect those she loves. Even if it means dying completely.

August 24th — Instagram Buzz Tour & Giveaway!

House of Eclipses by Casey L Bond

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Capture his heart.
Steal his crown.

Noor is the unwanted, unloved third born of the Aten, chosen vessel of the sun goddess, Sol. While she has no chance at inheriting her father’s title, what she truly longs for is peace from his unrelenting hatred. Hope builds that she may finally be able to claim that reprieve when a missive arrives from the House of the Moon.

The new Lumin, chosen of the moon god, Lumos, seeks to broker peace with the Kingdom of Helios for the first time in ages. He envisions open trade routes and an end to archaic rivalries. His dedication to this cause extends to visions of a union between the two families by marrying one of Aten’s daughters, if one of the matches is a fit.

Driven by his own twisted agenda, Noor’s father is willing to sacrifice his daughters as pawns to steal the crown for him to further his despotic reign, pitting sister against sister in a brutal battle for power. But Noor must come out the victor, either by capturing the Lumin’s heart or stealing his crown. For whomever wears the crown of moonlight, holds the power of the moon itself. With such strength at her command, she could finally defeat her tyrannical father.

Yet this endeavor cannot be accomplished without great sacrifice. As Noor learns more about Lumin Caelum, guilt over her betrayal consumes her, burning hot as the sun itself. If only he wasn’t kind, and selfless, and exactly what she wanted. If only she had greater dominion over her heart…

Can Noor carry out her plan and end her father’s vile reign? Or will unlikely alliances allow a new day to dawn?

August 25th — Instagram Tour & Giveaway!

Cursed Beauty by Stacey O'nealeCursed Beauty by Stacey O’Neale

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From USA Today bestselling author Stacey O’Neale comes a standalone YA fantasy retelling of Sleeping Beauty.

The day has come for sixteen-year-old Aurora to receive her witch mark. She should be thrilled. But unlike the rest of her coven, a centuries-old family curse has already decided her fate; the cost of her new power is her life.

After the ceremony, her grandmother offers her hope: Aurora can save herself and prevent her coven from dying by awakening a sleeping prince with the power to break her curse. Unfortunately, she must travel through the forbidden Shadowlands to reach him.

The enchanted forest is filled with magical creatures—friends and foes—including the mysterious son of a powerful wolf pack leader. Can she find the prince in time, and if she succeeds, will he choose to help despite having been placed under the sleeping spell?

 August 27th — Book Blitz with Giveaway & Instagram Feature!

Scarlet Princess by Robin D Mahle & Elle Madison

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A reckless princess. An enemy kingdom. And a mistake that could cost her everything.

Princess Rowan thought she knew her place in the world.
She never expected to feel like an outsider.
She certainly never imagined she would fall in love, least of all with a man from a barbarian kingdom half a world away.
But when series of missteps lands her in the hands of the people she was brought up to hate, she is forced to reconsider everything she thought she knew about both lands.
And about herself.
After a lifetime of animosity between the kingdoms, will the Socairans ever accept her as one of their own?
Or will her mistakes push her people into yet another war?
*This enthralling story from the Lochlann Realm takes place after The Lochlann Treaty, but can be devoured and enjoyed all on its own.*

August 27th — Instagram Release Day Blast & Giveaway!

Fated by Sarah Biglow & Molly Zenk

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The war for humanity has just begun…

Three months after Mr. Heartsong lit the match that ignited the second Vampire-Human Civil War, Darren and his team of Hunters are doing all they can to combat a vicious enemy. But even with Edith and her daughters firmly on their side, the humans face overwhelming odds and not everyone comes back unscathed.

The heat of battle forces Darren and Edith to confront the reality of their tenuous romance: she’s immortal and there’s no chance he’d let her turn him. Fighting the fear of losing everyone she loves is harder than taking out her own kind with a ballpoint pen.

As the ultimate battle looms, fate comes calling. To win the war, Darren and Edith will have to leave everything on the line.  Even if that means making the ultimate sacrifice for the good of humankind.

 August 30th — Cover Reveal on Blog & Instagram!

The Living Sword by Pemry Janes

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Eurik was found adrift by the san and raised by them. Though he had read much about the outside world, he’d never considered leaving home. Not until his teacher revealed what he had inherited from his parents: a living sword, a sentient blade of rare power . . . and with it, the names of his father and mother.

Reluctant to go, yet curious, Eurik sets out to discover who they were, and what happened to them. But is he ready for all the attention his heritage will earn him? Can he survive in a world he has only read about?

August 31st — Author Guest Post!

Vagabond by Mary A.J.Vagabond by Mary A.J.

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All hope abandon ye who read this book.

After ruling Hell for centuries, Satan’s daughter, Cecilia Harrow, escapes the confines of the underworld in search of safety and a normal life. She finds anything but when she enrolls in Cornelia High School, only to discover a hunt for an ancient artifact, a charming demon, and an enigmatic human.

When her new human life is threatened, she will discover how far she’ll go to save the person she loves, and keep her freedom. Loyalties, blood, and faith will be tested. Cecilia must make a choice: preserve her humanity or unleash the merciless Princess of Hell

September 9th — Release Day Blitz & Instagram Feature!

AgfF.jpegA Girl from Forever by Yolanda McCarthy

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The secretive Forever Institute towers over London. Some say it’s a cult. Others call it mafia. To seventeen-year-old Fern, Forever is simply home, run by the scientists who created her. A home she’s never been allowed to leave.

Forever gave Fern everything. A body that will never age. Psychic abilities, if she can work out how to access them. A purpose: Fern will be part of a new dawn for humanity, although she’s never been told exactly how.

Then Fern is contacted by a cryptic telepath from outside the Institute, and learns some dark truths that make her question everything she’s been taught. Children are being murdered, and Fern is in danger. But her new friend has secrets of his own…


September 10th – Blog Tour — Guest Post & Giveaway!

The Scarlet Rose by Valia LindThe Scarlet Rose by Valia Lind

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A mafia heiress. A desperate bargain. A cursed wolf prince without hope.

Nikita has one goal in life: to take her father’s place in the Bratva syndicate. While her sisters want nothing more than advantageous marriages to wealthy men, Nikita wants control of her own life.

But when her father is tricked into a bargain with Gavriil, the prince of Skazka, to protect her family’s legacy, Nikita has no choice but to steal the portal ring and take his place.

Within the walls of the castle, she finds a spoiled royal, hallways filled with strange statues, and a magic she didn’t know existed.

Tasked with finding a way to break the curse, Nikita spends hours pouring over ancient texts, looking for answers — and a way out.

Her one reprieve is her music. After finding the hidden piano room, she takes her refuge there. Soon, so does Gavriil. Suddenly, the broody enemy is becoming a friend—or something more.

Passions ignite and Nikita must do all she can to save the prince and his people from the curse that could destroy them.
Time is running out. Each day, Gavriil turns more and more into a wolf, losing his human emotions and memories.

If Nikita can’t break the curse, there will be no trace of Gavriil left, and he’ll become the monster he’s always feared himself to be—forfeiting his humanity, and heart, forever.

The Scarlet Rose is a retelling of the traditional Russian Beauty and the Beast fairytale. Set in the world of Skazka, this complete stand-alone novel is full of banter, heart, found family, and romance!

September 10th — Instagram Giveaway & Cover Reveal

Luna by Rae ElseLuna by Rae Else

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When Romulus killed Remus, the wolf clans swore enmity to one another ever after.

Seventeen-year-old Jess has survived an upbringing in care. Diagnosed with rage blackouts, people look at her with pity and fear. The solution? Brutal workouts, Art—oh—and staying the hell away from others. Easily done in backwater Maine.

Yet one night, she wakes to find herself by a lake, her clothes covered in blood, with no memory of what happened. Soon the water is aflame and a portal opens. Transported to the Triodia Penitentiary, she discovers she’s a shifter, a type of para. She’s accused of murder and locked up.

Desperate to find a way out, she turns to her fellow inmates for help. Yet as they mount an escape, the enemies circling her increase. Will Jess survive unlocking the dangerous Heights and Depths of the para world and those within herself?

September 11th — Instagram New Release Tour & Giveaway

Warrior of Magick by Jessica WayneWarrior of Magick by Jessica Wayne

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There is a war coming.
And it will change everything.

For Sienna Faremin, staying alive has been merely a byproduct of the torture she received for over a decade.

Running one mission after another for the Magick council, she is nothing more than their personal assassin, leaving her hands bloodier than most.

​When she’s tasked with killing a man believed to be the last surviving member of a Guardian family, Sienna accepts, only to discover the man she’s supposed to kill is none other than Daxon Ward, one of only two survivors she saved the night the Guardian academy burned to the ground.

As she dives deeper into the truth behind the attack, Sienna discovers a web of lies and deceit carefully woven into place in order to cover a deadly plot that would change the realm…forever.

September 11th — Instagram Giveaway & Book Tour

00 Queen Lucy box set ebook cover_234x350Queen Lucy by Rhiannon Lee

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As I passed by the small kitchen table that had come with the place, I noticed him sitting right in the center, blinking his yellow eyes at me.

Hell is just a place on earth, right?

For Lucy, this couldn’t be any closer to the truth. Stuck working in another dead-end job in another unremarkable city, Lucy’s adapted to life on the run by arming herself with a smokescreen of snarky humor. Sometimes though, her filter-less sasses land her in hot water, especially when it comes to triggering her unruly magic. But, still haunted by the memory of her parents’ deaths, she does her best to scrape by under the radar. Little does she know, however, mysterious forces at work have other plans for her.

I knew I hadn’t left anything on it since what little mail I got, which was mostly bills and junk, littered the top my coffee table.

After a trip to the pound, where a small, scrappy black cat befriends her, a rapid series of events thrusts Lucy—literally—into the complicated world of Hell. Caught up in the politics for the scramble to secure Lucifer’s throne, Lucy’s birthright is challenged when a nefarious plot arises, threatening the stability of not only Hell, but the relationships she’s worked to build after years of mistrust.

I cautiously closed the distance to the table, while he flung himself back into the floor.

Lucy will need to learn to rely on others and use the help offered to her by an alluring demon and a ragtag team of misfits in order to save Hell before it’s ripped apart by all manners of depraved, ruthless enemies.

Expertly hand penned across the front in fancy calligraphy was my name. My entire name.

Lucinda Kenna Melek.

September 12th — Blog Tour with Giveaway & Instagram Feature

Heart of the Huntress by Aimee IrvingHeart of the Huntress by Aimee Irving

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Darkness gathers.
And death with it.

Trained with bow and blade, Aloisia is one of the Chosen Seven Huntresses serving Littlewatch-by-the-Sea. As an esteemed member of the Hunting Guild, it is her duty to provide for the town and ensure those most in need do not starve.

But when her brother is arrested for a murder he did not commit, her world is dangerously close to collapse. Though Aloisia knows what she saw that night – monstrous creatures of darkness – without any proof, her brother will hang.

With the appearance of Inari, a mysterious shaman, comes the prospect of answers. Yet Aloisia must be cautious, for his identity is shrouded in shadows and she cannot be certain where his true loyalties lie.

As an ancient force awakens, Aloisia must work together with the shaman to uncover the truth before it is too late. However, there are those who would rather see her brother executed to ensure their own treacherous lies remain concealed.

Heart of the Huntress is the first book in an action-packed YA fantasy series, perfect for fans of Adrienne Young and Margaret Rogerson.

September 13th — Instagram Giveaway & New Release Tour

The Younglings by Helena M Craggs

The Younglings by Helena M Craggs

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Humans have no idea what lurks in the shadows.

Mortals don’t expect to see supernaturals. Their minds rarely consider the possibility, even when it’s staring them right in the face. I was one such person … until I met my estranged father.

Let me introduce myself. The name is Carter. Quinn Carter. A witty, laid-back, regular guy, who just happens to be half-demon.

Finding out Dad is a demon king was like a sucker punch to the gut. Seriously, I’m a total biological freak. Meeting him was the catalyst for my life tail-spinning into a new world—a world where things of legend are real.

The one positive about this whole situation is the friends I have made. Good friends. But they too have secrets … big secrets. They’re not exactly your average individuals. Turns out demons aren’t the only paranormal creatures out there.

I also need to mention a Vampire Ministry, evil stab-worthy demons, and troubled spirits stranded on the spectral plane. As a consequence, life for my friends and me became a tad problematic.

Being heroes in the mortal realm hadn’t been on anybody’s to-do list, but we had no choice in the matter, and things were about to get very interesting.

September 13th — Blog Book Blitz & Instagram Feature

Wicked Darkness by BL CallaghanWicked Darkness by B.L Callaghan

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Sapphira Dawn had been lied to about her identity.

Now the gods agree she should never have been created in the first place.

Her very existence means that the gods aren’t playing by the rules, and as they ready their game pieces for the next battle, Sapphira must gather her allies before they – and the entire mortal realm – are wiped from the board.

But someone close to her is hiding a deadly secret.

A secret that will make Sapphira question what she is fighting for.

As her allies vanish one by one, Sapphira spirals deeper into her unstable magic, drawn in by the addictive high and wicked release it offers.

If Sapphira can’t control the darkness within, the mortal realm will fall, and everything she knows and loves will be nothing more than ashes and dust

September 14th — Blog Tour with Giveaway & Instagram Feature

The Descendants by Destiny HawkinsThe Descendants by Destiny Hawkins

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Fail the tests and become a slave. Display defectiveness and be put to death.

Monroe Academy was built to separate the weak from the strong. Pass the biyearly leveling and be released into society upon graduation. Fail to be promoted and be stripped of rank and forced into servitude. That was a rule that applied to all but Rayah Bardeau. A student of Monroe Academy, branded as a Null because of her absence of Lighter energy.

With her mother standing as a slave in her place, Rayah was given until the age of twenty to make level six, but at nineteen-years-old and with only eight months until her twentieth birthday, she was only a mere level one. The same level she’s been since she was ten. With the stress of her upcoming test, the loss of a friend, and the constant wrongdoings towards her, Rayah could only dream of escaping from Lytonia, and escape she did. Only, when she awakened in her dorm, she couldn’t distinguish if she had only dreamt of meeting Soren, a wild and adventurous defect in the Wild Lands, or if she had somehow used her Lighter Form to get there.

But only the elite ― the most powerful of Lighters ― could tap into their Lighter Forms. Right? And what was the dark energy she used when she and Soren were attacked by Depleters? Was Rayah really as powerless as she thought? Was she a defect? And if she used dark energy, could she call herself a Lighter at all?

Bestselling author Destiny Hawkins brings you the first installment of a gripping dark fantasy where a powerless girl must survive in a society that doesn’t accept the weak…or the defective.

Content Advisory: The following book contains vivid depictions of violence and death. Reader discretion is advised

September 14th — Blog Tour with Giveaway & Instagram Feature

DaughterofThievesDaughter of Thieves by Lichelle Slater

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A street rat. A magic lamp. An obnoxiously handsome prince.

Stealing a golden serpent should have been an easy-in, easy-out mission with my father. Instead, he was captured by the soldiers of Zunbar. I thought the only chance of freeing him was to get arrested too, but he was moved to the palace prison. Now, my only hope is to join the Desert Trials and find the magic lamp hidden inside the Dragon’s Lair cave.

Ten tasks to prove my proficiency in the art of magic. How hard could it be?

Only, I’ve never used magic in my entire life.

Surviving the trials is only part of the problem. I’ve inadvertently partnered with Prince “Abubu” and he’s bent on reaching the magic lamp before his sister. The lamp with a jinni inside willing to give just one wish is my birth right, and I’m not about to let a dashing prince reach it before me.

But the Dragon’s Lair is more like the Cave of Nightmares, and I can’t escape without Prince Abudar’s help. If we don’t work together, we might not make it out alive, and I am not wasting my only wish in order to escape.

With the chance to make a single wish, can a street rat finally prove her worth?

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Magissa PRE CoverMagissa by Kassandra Flamouri

After fourteen years in America, Chrysa Markou returns to her native village an orphan, crushed by grief and plagued by feelings of estrangement and isolation from her family. Though she hopes for a fresh start, Chrysa instead finds herself beset by vicious gossip, family secrets, and a magical heritage that could seriously derail the future her parents wanted for her.

With the help of a handsome but cantankerous Seer and a pair of burly guard dogs, Chrysa scrambles to protect her village from an onslaught of dark creatures unleashed by the witch who killed her parents. As the noose of the witch’s malice draws tighter, Chrysa must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to win…and if she can live with the price of her victory.

Set in the remote mountains of modern Greece, MAGISSA is a young adult fantasy novel that reminds us that we must take ownership of our own lives if we are to truly succeed.

Upcoming September 16th — Cover Reveal on Blog & Instagram

Fairest by Sophia Zaccaria

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Flirting with evil will be the ruination of her soul.

Goodness is much easier to corrupt than it is to hold on to. And for Natasha, a woman reeling from the pain of losing a loved one, evil is all the more tempting. Luck or misfortune spirits Natasha away to the foreign Court of Velaris in a quest for a suitor but instead secures her a place among Velarian royalty. Craving revenge, Natasha makes use of this opportunity to enact her plans as she navigates the lush court where aristocracy is a double-edged blade. But when she befriends her soon-to-be husband Mikhail, the Beloved Prince, Natasha makes a deadly mistake. She captures the attention of the debonair Darkling Prince; a villainous man meant to ascend the Velarian throne.

Enamored, the Darkling Prince charms Natasha, and soon the two feel a forbidden emotion captivate their stoic, scabrous hearts. But with the existence of a violent rebel group capable of cataclysmic damage, there is little time for love. With war brewing amidst the enigmatic kingdom, the royals must become all the more cunning and devious if they wish to triumph over their adversaries. What draws the insidious line between right and wrong when it comes to a battle of survival? For Natasha, nothing is too far, too light, too bloody, too evil.

Soon, the only reflection Natasha sees in her mirror’s beveled glass is that of an Evil Queen. Often, the cost of survival is more frightening than the beasts of death. But that’s what gives the Queen of Shadow’s beauty an edge: she wears her darkness adorned about her throat like the grandest of all diamonds, ebony, and bloodred in shade.

Upcoming September 19th — Promo Post and Instagram Feature!

The Chalice and the Crown by Kassandra FlamouriThe Chalice and the Crown by Kassandra Flamouri

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Driven, talented, and determined to live up to her family’s fame, Sasha Nikolayeva is ballet’s crown princess. But just when Sasha lands her most prestigious role yet, she falls prey to a host of disturbing neurological symptoms that threaten to end her career and her very life. As her mind and body deteriorate, Sasha spirals into a nightmare world where beauty and cruelty exist in the same breath and villains rule from the shadows.

In the glittering, sharp-edged City of Roses, Sasha is no princess. She’s a thrall, a slave. Thousands like her suffer in cursed silence while citizens enjoy the splendor of the City, blissfully unaware that their servants are anything more than living dolls

Upcoming September 20th — Author Interview

Empire of Dragons by Rachel L Schade CoverEmpire of Dragons by Rachel L. Slade

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Fans of lush world-building, morally grey characters, enemies to lovers, and forbidden romance will devour this epic YA series.

Save the empire…or let it burn.

Revenge failed her…

Three years ago, Lo’laeni Nolanhou did the unthinkable, slaying the empress of the cruel Alrenian Empire and freeing her people, the Forwyn slaves. But the price of revenge wasn’t freedom, only guilt. Vowing to never kill again, Lo dedicated her life to the god Elhani, serving as a nun within the Circle of Serenity to fight against the injustices still wrought against her people in the torn capital of Alrenor.

Then Caesiem, a handsome and mysterious Teramese boy aligned with an underground Forwyn vigilante group, flips her world upside down. The unrest growing within Alrenor is worse than Lo realized. Corruption is everywhere…and the Forwyn vigilantes want an empress slayer.

Revenge fuels her…

For years, Empress Jaliana, Daughter of Karye, has been a captive in her own palace. A prisoner to her mother’s killers. A powerless pawn, alone and unable to take back her throne, her dragons, or her kingdom.

Until one night a never-before-seen gift manifests itself within Jalie. It’s terrifying. Brutal. Everything she has ever needed. But the Forwyn won’t give in easily. They task Kovi, a young soldier, to watch over her, and he challenges everything she’s ever believed about her enemies…

One empire. An age-old hatred. Two girls who will risk anything—even their souls—for their people.

Upcoming September 20th — Instagram New Release Tour & Giveaway

Wish Hunter by Hero Bowen & Jordan Riley Swan

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Explore the dark underworld of wish hunting in the compelling first installment of this urban fantasy trilogy set in Savannah, Georgia—perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and V. E. Schwab.

Nadia Kaminski’s family has stolen wishes for generations, auctioning them off to skeevy business tycoons and politicians in back-alley deals. Their operation is simple enough. Find someone who gained a wish after saving a life. Trick the wisher into sharing a deep secret. Steal the wish.

And as a marriage counselor, Nadia has more access to people’s secrets than most.

But when Nadia comes across the perfect opportunity to steal a wish for herself, she takes it—and the rock star she’s stolen it from desperately wants his wish back.

As Nadia tries to figure out how to get rid of the cocky thorn in her side, she must face off against vengeful wish hunters, her all-too-powerful family, and the consequences of her own desires—because stealing wishes can be a deadly affair.

Content note: spousal death, gun violence, miscarriage.

The Last Wolf by M.S. Kaminsky

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A sixteen-year-old shifter who is the last of her kind. A school for magical creatures on the brink of catastrophe. Learn who to trust fast or it’s extinction, baby.

My entire life I dreamt of studying at Moon Shifter Academy. Finally, I’ll be able to ditch Diurnal—the drug that keeps me stuck in boring human form—and harness my bad-ass wolf-shifter self.

Against my parents’ advice, I head to New York City before school starts and move in with Eddie, a cute boy I met upstate. First summer love fast becomes first summer heartbreak and then, just before school starts, my parents are murdered. If I’d listened to them and stayed put, they might still be alive. Guilt and regret hound me. Nothing to do but throw myself into my studies and somehow make ’em proud, right? Wrong.

School is a total bust. The principal’s single-minded goal is to protect us from blood mages, our sworn enemies. With Mom gone, I learn that I’m the last female shifter in the wolf line. Now the blood mage who killed my parents wants me dead too. But not if I can kill him first.

The Cradle by Ron Sami

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A shaky peace reigns on the vast continent of Atonkaris, with conspiracies and riots brewing everywhere.

A simple fisherman finds the corpse of a stranger and unknown artifacts. For the sake of his family, he decides to take on a difficult and unusual business.

Yves Maurirta is the prince of the Cradle. He is bound by a deadly promise. Will he be able to abandon the fatal and dangerous Journey, from which no one has yet returned?

He has no name. There is only a nickname – the Gift. He is so young, but already a member of a brutal gang, and they go to kill. What will he become? What will be his fate?

The Cradle is the first book in a new series – The Eagre. The Cradle is an epic fantasy set in a vast new world with ancient belief systems, dark magic, and undiscovered lands. The series is ideal for fans of George R.R. Martin, Joe Abercrombie, Steven Erikson, or Brandon Sanderson.

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Jupiter Gate by Mana Sol

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Jupiter Gate is the last Arcane Institute to open its vaunted halls to the People. Long respected for cultivating the most brilliant magical minds in history, it’s now come under fire with accusations of prejudice and elitism. This year, the Academy promises things will be different.

Or so they say as they hastily pick out a few scholarship charity cases, and however haphazard, Blair Kaine is happy to take the handout. Talent and hard work are worthless without money, and although the moral high ground doesn’t put food on the table, her new badge and uniform just might.

Yet she’s far from welcome at Jupiter Gate, and everyone from the highbrow vampires and Nephilim to the sinister Fae all have it out for the mundane mortals in their midst. This is an altogether different world, and they’re about to show her how out of her depth she is, especially the so-called “Archangel” Zed who runs roughshod over the entire school and has it out for her from day one.

But with a little help from friends in equally low places, Blair Kaine is about to turn their whole world upside down.

This is Jupiter Gate Academy, and class is now in session.

Ash: Crooked Fates by Sky Sommers

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Do villains deserve happily-ever-afters?

When Mellie goes to Oz in search of her baby-daddy, she needs a crew to deliver the proof of their liaison – her youngest daughter, Ellie – to the Emerald City. Hijacking someone else’s search & rescue crew? Not a problem. So what if it’s the feared Fairy Queen Morgana’s rescue mission to find her only son.

A cowardly lion and a brainless scarecrow as per the manual are already lined up for the save. The tin-man is already in Oz…somewhere. Darn those iron mirror portals and fae men.

Which one of her entourage will Ellie fall in love with? Will Oz remember Mellie who has born him four kids, including Cinderella? And what about happy-ever-afters, can villains really stomach them?

The Wood Witch’s Daughter by Kate Seger

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Arianette, the orphaned daughter of the Wood Witch of the Greenwood, could not help but be drawn to the strange music in the forest on the night of the Rite – when the Veil between the worlds is at its thinnest.

After being lured by a shadowy woman into the war-ravaged Ethereal Realms and bound by a bargain with a wayward Fae lord, Arianette is torn between two worlds – and two strikingly different men. With both the impetuous Skylord and his stoic half-brother seeking to win her heart, the deepest betrayal of all may come from within as they band together to solve the mystery of Arianette’s origins… before the Fae Courts burn.

But the truth about who – and what- Arianette is might be far more dangerous than they could have imagined, and the hand that destiny has dealt may not be the one Arianette intends to play.

Emily’s Lair by Cary Grossman

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Investigating a grisly murder, detective Will Heller finds himself drawn to person of interest Emily Kostova, the owner of a local bookstore. Emily’s broad knowledge of the Whitechapel murders, and of Jack the Ripper, persuade Will that his conversations with her might help him catch his killer. It is through these discussions that Will learns of Liesbeth Janssen, a woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century.
When additional murders bearing the same bizarre characteristics provide enough evidence to clear Emily, Will is finally free to act on his powerful attraction to her. As they grow close, however, what he discovers about Emily, and about Liesbeth, convince Will that the woman he loves may be harboring a terrible secret.
Giving the reader a harrowing ride between the infamous witch hunts of the 17th century and the present day, Emily’s Lair is a suspenseful page-turner of speculative fiction by Cary Grossman.

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The Threat Below by Jason Latshaw

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Three hundred years ago, something terrifying arose and pushed humanity to the brink of extinction. Now, a small remnant – the descendants of the few survivors who were able to escape the massacre below – lives above the clouds, on the top of a Mountain.

When they discover that their water supply is being poisoned Down Below, an expedition, including seventeen year-old girl Icelyn Brathius, must descend and face the monsters, the Threat Below, that wiped out civilization centuries ago.

Icelyn quickly learns that all is not what it seems as she uncovers secrets hundreds of years old and struggles to stay alive in a world where no human is fit to survive.

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The House Plant by Jeremy Ray

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George, a fern, doesn’t appreciate being bought by Brenda at Garden Palace.

And he certainly doesn’t appreciate being trapped in her house of humans. He yearns to be with the plants outside in the garden. With time, George learns to trust Brenda and think of her as his human. Then one day, tragedy strikes and George’s life will never be the same. What happens when a houseplant loses the thing he never knew he wanted?

You’ll never look at houseplants the same way again

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Luna by Rae Else

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When Romulus killed Remus, the wolf clans swore enmity to one another ever after.

Seventeen-year-old Jess has survived an upbringing in care. Diagnosed with rage blackouts, people look at her with pity and fear. The solution? Brutal workouts, Art – oh – and staying the hell away from others. Easily done in backwater Maine.

Yet one night, she wakes to find herself by a lake, her clothes covered in blood, with no memory of what happened. Soon the water is aflame and a portal opens. Transported to the Triodia Penitentiary, she discovers she’s a shifter, a type of para. She’s accused of murder and locked up.

Desperate to find a way out, she turns to her fellow inmates for help. Yet as they mount an escape, the enemies circling her increase. Will Jess survive unlocking the dangerous Heights and Depths of the para world and those within herself?

Luna is the first in a four-book series, The Dark Between. A decadently dark YA Fantasy full of Heights and Depths that will leave you craving more. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas.

The Raven Thief by Ashley Olivier

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One sword with the power to decide fates.

Known as the Raven, Enya has a reputation for getting things done no matter the cost. Which is exactly why brothers Rowan, Beacon, and Niall hire her to help them retrieve a legendary sword. To Enya, this job means avoiding the noose and giving her crew the lives they deserve.

Unfortunately, there is far more to this quest than meets the eye.

A threatening rebellion. Fights for the throne. Sinister assassination attempts. Tyrannical rulers. With every corner turned, the hunt for the sword becomes far more deadly.

But the worst is yet to come.

An ancient evil is rising, hell-bent on reclaiming its army and power. Can Enya become the salvation mankind needs? Or will secrets kept by so-called allies allow the world to be plunged into darkness and despair?

Robin’s Hood by Jacque Stevens

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Noblewoman by day. Legendary thief by night. Who is the girl under the hood?

Orphaned at five and widowed at sixteen, Marian is the sole heir of Locksley keep and the Earldom of Huntingdon. Her husband, Robin of Locksley, never returned from the crusades, leaving her at the mercy of the sheriff. He chooses her a new husband among his brutal lackeys and taxes her people to rags and starvation.

Marian is sidelined and powerless, but rumors spread of a charismatic thief who could change everything. Clever, brave, and strong, his followers claim that the hooded rogue is Robin’s spirit back from the grave.

Only Marian knows the truth. Her husband is dead, but under his hood, she could be invincible.

The King of Thieves is dead. Long live the Queen.

ROBIN’S HOOD is the first novella in the High Tower Robin Hood YA medieval fantasy series. If you like strong female characters, friends-to-lovers romance, and non-stop twists and turns, then you’ll love this gender-bent twist on the Legends of Sherwood.

Indie Authors with Fantasy Books

The series is still open for submissions from indie authors to join. I am currently looking only for fantasy books. If you’re an indie author and would like to have your book as a part of my indie author series please contact me via my blog’s contact form or my email ( with a blurb, picture of the book’s cover and a Goodreads link.

Let’s Chat!

Do you read indie books or support indie authors? Are there any of these books that look interesting to you? Which ones will you be adding to your TBR? Have you read any of them? Make sure to comment so we can chat about my upcoming indie author series!

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