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December 10, 2012

Reading & News & Give Aways


I enlisted the help of some Ninja Pirate Secret Agents (authors and bloggers who support Indies) to come up with a Top 10 Indie List at The Indie Exchange.

I'm now accepting Feature requests for 2013. I even made a handy sign up form that you can find right here: For descriptions of my features, check under the Review Policy tab.

I have a few GWR Publicity clients who are looking for reviews and blog appearances. Learn about Jeff Gunhus's middle grades fantasy book Jack Templar Monster Hunter  and Terri Morgan's fictional memoir (new adult) Playing the Genetic Lottery. You can also keep up with all GWR Publicity events and authors in our Facebook Group.

If you missed it, I reviewed Beneath the Dune on Saturday.


A signed paperback (open internationally) - LAST DAY
$25 Amazon Gift Card and Swag
$100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash


Caitlin Kane knows more about the impact of schizophrenia than most people could imagine. Both her parents were afflicted with the devastating mental illness, a disease that tends to run in families, and Caitlin and her brother grew up trying to navigate the chaos of living with two schizophrenics. Her tumultuous childhood left Caitlin determined to forge a peaceful and serene life for herself. Now 32, she is living her dream. Married to her best friend, she and her husband are raising two bright young children in the suburbs of Seattle. While her unusual upbringing has left Caitlin with emotional scars, she enjoys the love and support of her extended family and her challenging career as a pediatric nurse. But no matter how hard she tries, she can't shake the obsessive fear that the family illness will strike again, robbing her of her mind or stealing away the sanity of one or both of her children. From
Find Playing the Genetic Lottery at Goodreads, Amazon, and IndieBound.

Talis glimpses an alien world where Rikar, his old friend and traitor, is being tortured. He is tempted down a dark path leading to the forbidden knowledge of Shadow Magic, the magic he needs to keep from going insane.

The feud between the royal houses of Naru has Talis and Mara caught in the middle, and once again threatens their friendship. And the magical Order of the Dawn distances themselves from Talis, pushing him aside to study the discarded magical art of runes. With civil war looming, Jiserian sorcerers again invade the city of Naru, and Talis must rise to help protect their city.

A mysterious sorcerer from the Tarasen Islands arrives, with eyes on the black crystal, aiming to create a World Portal to the planet where Aurellia and his Elders have escaped. Talis finds his heart wrenched between saving his city and saving the one closest to his heart. Even after being trapped on an alien world, with no way back home, Talis realizes that his friendship with Mara and Nikulo is the key to their fate and survival. From
Find Shadow Mage at Goodreads, Amazon, and IndieBound.

A short holiday story. A lonely, neglected little girl finds a home for the Holidays.
Find Christmas Windows at Amazon.


Gen Y has been picked apart by analysts, statistics, and trend reports, which often portray 20-somethings in negative, one-dimensional terms like "entitled" and "whiners". In this thought-provoking new book that aims to dispel these stereotypes, journalist Hannah Seligson chronicles the lives of seven individuals who embody this generation, exploring their challenges and ambitions in vivid detail and sketching a picture, through their eyes, of what life is actually like for young adults. Through these first-hand stories, readers will discover the transformational effect this enterprising, open-minded, innovative, and diverse generation is having on society. From
Find Mission: Adulthood at Goodreads, Amazon, and IndieBound.

I'm also reading a client's book, which I'll be telling you more about in January.

I would love to hear what you are finishing the year reading. Leave a comment, please!

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  1. Interesting mix of themes, and cool about the indie top 10 and the features, will check both out. Have a lovely reading week :) here are my reads:

  2. Sounds like you read an interesting variety of books. My Monday Report is here. Happy reading!

  3. Awesome ideas for authors to introduce themselves and their work as well as your readers to find fantastic stories.

  4. Mission: Adulthood sounds fascinating! Have a great week of reading :)