Indie Reads 1

Some independently published books I’ve read and enjoyed:

I Am Cara by Frederick Anderson

Hallbury Summer by Frederick Anderson

The Butterfly Man by Frederick Anderson

the butterfly man

Recipes For Revenge, A Four-Course Novel by G.M. Barlean

Casting Stones by G.M. Barlean

Dead Blow by G.M. Barlean

Dead Blow

Build a Writing Team by G.M. Barlean

build team

Summoning the Strength by Stephanie Briggs

Sunshine Hunter (A Susan Hunter Mystery) by Maddie Cochere

Big Apple Hunter (A Susan Hunter Mystery) by Maddie Cochere

big Apple Hunter

Even Steven by Wright Forbucks

even steven

The Walking Man by Wright Forbucks

Manslaughter and Other Tears by Dianne Gray

manslaughter and other tears

Wolf Pear by Dianne Gray

Wolf Pear

Let Sleeping Gods Lie by Dianne Gray

let sleeping gods lie

Soul’s Child by Dianne Gray

souls child

The Syndrome Diaries by Rachel Hallet

Mean-Spirited Tales by Sandee Harris

Overlook by Elizabeth Hein


How to Climb the Eiffel Tower by Elizabeth Hein

how to climb eiffel tower

The Six Train to Wisconsin by Kourtney Heintz

Never Say Spy by Diane Henders

The Spy Is Cast by Diane Henders

the spy is cast

In Her Shadow by August McLaughlin


Martin Little, Resurrected by Ella Medler

Proof and Edit 101 by Ella Medler

proof and edit 101

One Night in Bridgeport by Mark Paxson

Weed Therapy by Mark Paxson

Weed Therapy

Marked: Collected RamblingsΒ by Sheila Pierson

Marked Collected Ramblings

Girl’s Got Rhythm by Polly Robinson

Petroplague by Amy Rogers

Perigee Moon by Lynn Schneider

Eyes of Light by Charissa Statsny

Secret Keepers (Eyes of Light)Β by Charissa Statsny

Hands of Mercy by Charissa Statsny

hands of mercy

A Warm Wind by Jane Thomson

A Warm Wind

Deeper by Jane Thomson


41 Responses to “Indie Reads 1”

  1. cindy knoke

    Uh oh, this looks disturbingly like a list of books I am going to want to read. There goes my amazon bills, up and up, and up! I am embarrassed to admit, I have read none of these. I think I will start with Overlook because I like the cover. Just kidding, I will actually read some reviews, but I do like the cover. Seriously, thanks Carrie, I am always searching for the next good book, and now that I have finished all 3 seasons of House of Cards in two weeks, I am ready! πŸ˜‰


    • Carrie Rubin

      I like to support indie authors, so I try to read them when I can. This list is getting pretty long. Can’t believe I’ve read them all! πŸ™‚

      I haven’t watched House of Cards yet, but I’ve heard great things about it.


  2. brucethomasw

    πŸ™‚ I love the prompt! I’m not that good lookin’ but i got somethin cookin’….

    Your novel looks intriguing Carrie.

    Why I’m commenting is I notice you’re giving back to other writers by promoting their work on this page, so I thought I’d give a shout out for my wife Francis’ books, Disappearing In Plain Sight & The Light Never Lies.

    Interestingly, her career path is similar to yours, though her transition is from an educator, researcher and trauma counselor, to a full time novelist.

    As you must know and experience, marketing is the hard part for a writer.
    She is going full out with her homemade blog tour, and in our local community as well. I’m her man, so I help out where I can.

    Would you consider to look at her story telling? I know this takes time and effort, though I’m quite confident you would not be disappointed. She has a great editor, for one thing.

    Here’s are 3 links which would make it easier for you to get an overview of her work.

    1) A book review of her 2nd novel from a few weeks ago, by a fellow novelist:

    2) From an interview that was posted yesterday:

    3) One of Frans recent blog posts:

    Thanks Carrie, for your personal time and the space on your blog for this request. keep up the good work.

    Best regards – Bruce


    • Carrie Rubin

      Hi Bruce. Thanks for stopping by. Sounds like your wife has written a wonderful story. I wish I had more time to get to all the books I’d like to read–my to-read list is so long!–but I went ahead and approved this comment with the links included in case others would like to check it out. I wish your wife well with her marketing. Nice of you to help her out. πŸ™‚


  3. Kourtney Heintz

    I started Ms. Kalman’s book today on your recommendation. Four pages in and I know this woman can write. I’ve already highlighted several amazing sentences. Thanks for telling me about her book!


  4. ellamedler

    Oh, WOW! Thank you, Carrie. That’s so nice of you! πŸ™‚
    And rules are made to be broken. Like… books written in first person don’t sell. No one told Stephenie Meyer that. Or… vampires are overdone. Hahahaha – just look at the US film industry.
    I think the most important thing to remember is to just write. Anything you want, and whichever way suits you best. Let the readers decide what they like. They know better than anyone else, ultimately.
    Good luck! πŸ™‚


    • Carrie Rubin

      You’re welcome. I still recall some of your clever setting descriptions. By the way, I couldn’t find “I Am Cara” on Amazon to link to. Is it no longer listed?


  5. writerwendyreid

    I know that my first book breaks a lot of those rules (which I’m trying very hard not to repeat in the second one) but I know that people have enjoyed it anyways for the page-turning action. Thank God everyone isn’t a grammar nazi. πŸ™‚


    • Carrie Rubin

      I can ignore pretty much anything for a good page-turner, which is why I’ll keep reading books by those who break the rules, as long as they continue to keep me entertained.


        • Carrie Rubin

          I’ve not read those. I usually don’t read YA stuff, but I may have to break down and read The Hunger Game series after all the good things I’ve heard about them.


          • writerwendyreid

            The Twilight books were the first of that genre that I’ve read. My father’s girlfriend read the first two and recommended them. I bought all 4 and have read them twice now. I loved them and I remember as I was reading the first one, thinking, “Hey! I could do this!”


            • Carrie Rubin

              I have no doubt you could. You have a knack for creating that “one more page” story. That’s not something every writer can do. I know, because I read your book and kept saying, “Okay, just one more page” over and over again until I was late for making dinner or whatever else I was supposed to be doing.


            • writerwendyreid

              Thanks Carrie…and at the risk of sounding immodest, you aren’t the first person that told me that. I know it wasn’t nearly as polished as it should have been (which I’m improving on for the print edition) but I take comfort in knowing that the readers who liked this type of story seemed to really like it. That is reward in itself. πŸ™‚


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