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Cinderella’s Cowboy by Roxanne Snopek

Cinderella’s Cowboy by Roxanne Snopek

About “Cinderella’s Cowboy”Chad Anders doesn’t know why mousy Cynthia Henley trips all over her tongue when she’s around him. Nor does he understand his undeniable attraction to this good girl. Wild and sexy is his type, like the dream-girl he caught a glimpse of years earlier he’s never forgotten.Cynthia’s superpower is invisibility, especially with men. […]

His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones

His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones

About “His Captive Princess”Earned respect is sweet…but deserved revenge is sweeter.Warren de Tracy was assured the Welsh village of Dinefwr would be an easy conquest, as would the widow of its fallen prince. Wedding her will appease the locals and win the respect of his liege, the usurper King Stephen.Instead, Warren is ambushed, taken prisoner […]

The Girl of Diamonds and Rust by Susan Ward

The Girl of Diamonds and Rust by Susan Ward

About “The Girl of Diamonds and Rust”“Maybe this is love. Protecting the part of yourself most important to you and knowing when to let go so that you can keep a small piece of that person alive and real in your heart.”~~Chrissie Parker“He will never need you the way I need you. He will never […]

Remembering Will by Jim Yackel

Remembering Will by Jim Yackel

About “Remembering Will”Memory is pain, but there are some things he’ll never forget…At thirty-nine years of age, Will Gailey is an “over the hill” singer-songwriter who leads a rock band that the music business doesn’t consider to have the “now” sound. A trauma has rocked his world, and as a result his memory of events […]

Mooniana and the Secret of the Lost Chronicles of Sophia

Mooniana and the Secret of the Lost Chronicles of Sophia

A new book release from Miranda Moondawn. About “Mooniana and the Secret of the Lost Chronicles of Sophia”In every epoch and age there are a handful of souls who hear the Earth’s voice, hearken to the Muses’s song and drink from the font of the Goddess of Wisdom. These are the poets, artists and visionaries of […]

Storme by Bel Ravenne

Storme by Bel Ravenne

 About Storme:This is the story of two girls; ordinary, but with their own individual traits. Every girl has to express her individuality some way, and these two are no exception.Maria is not afraid of growing up; she’s only concerned with how she’ll make her mother proud of her achievements. Born in a village in North […]

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Contribute a Guest Post to IndieBookWeek.com

Contribute a Guest Post to IndieBookWeek.com

Many of us writers and authors maintain blogs, those creative writing outlets which we tie into our social media accounts as a method of outreach to potential readers and, ideally, new fans.I’ve heard of many reasons for starting a blog, including:- Gaining readership in advance of publishing a novel- Using blog entries as a form […]

Finding that Happy Ending

Finding that Happy Ending

More and more, as a reader, I find myself searching for something new. This has less to do with branching out into genres I haven’t yet explored, and more to do with wanting the “old and familiar” to suddenly feel “fresh and inspired.”More zip? More zing? Is that what’s missing for me? I don’t know. […]

Advancing Writing Skills Through Meditation

Advancing Writing Skills Through Meditation

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations On my checklist of things to do in this life, meditation had always been in the “no time soon” category. Something about it seemed a bit suspect to me. As evidence, I offer you my original take on how it works: […]

Storytelling Through Music

Storytelling Through Music

Yesterday evening, I attended a concert at Strathmore Hall Arts Center. Intermission was followed by a modern symphony making its world premiere performance for a concert band. As part of his introduction, the evening’s conductor, Lt. Col. Jason Fettig, said that the composer intended the piece to be a journey through the ups and downs […]

Storytelling and the Campfire

Storytelling and the Campfire

 I notice as I comb through the self-published e-books on Amazon that a good number of the offerings are autobiographies. Non-fiction. People writing about their own lives and experiences. About their own adventures, misfortunes, and triumphs.It occurs to me that perhaps the meteoric rise in self-published, written works has turned the Kindle into the modern […]

Good-bye, Facebook. I’m Hitting The Road!

Good-bye, Facebook. I’m Hitting The Road!

 I’ve pinned down what it is that bothers me most about Facebook, and it’s this: the lack of context.As a novelist, I work to build a reader’s interest one layer at a time, using a combination of actions (story) and context (backstory). Indeed, context frames every event and every character that finds its way onto […]

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Author Interviews

Author Interview: Chicki Brown

Author Interview: Chicki Brown

About Chicki BrownYear first published: 2010Number of books and short stories currently published: NineBio: Shades of Romance Magazine 2011 Author of the Year, Chicki Brown has published nine novels and one novella, all of which have made different Kindle bestseller lists. A voracious reader since she was a child, Chicki grew up reading everything she […]

Author Interview: Marla A. Madison

Author Interview: Marla A. Madison

 About Marla A. MadisonYear first published: 2011Number of books and short stories currently published: 3 suspense novels.Bio: I’m a retired mediator and now work part-time as an arbitrator. I started writing after I retired and only became serious about it when I joined a critique group of local authors. I discovered that I’m not the […]

Author Interview: Blake Northcott

Author Interview: Blake Northcott

Blake Northcott’s best-selling series The Arena Mode Saga is drawing to a conclusion with ‘Final Empire’, the third and final book of the bestselling sci-fi/superhero series by Canadian author Blake Northcott.The 300+ page novel will be available on Kickstarter beginning October 18th, and will include illustrations throughout by a number of notable artists:Natasha Allegri (Adventure […]

Author Interview: Jonathan Digby

Author Interview: Jonathan Digby

Welcome, Jonathan! Tell us about your background and how you came to be a writer.My background is that I am English, I live in London and I’m an actor and a musician. I wanted to write a book for a long time but couldn’t really decide what to write. I’ve started various writing projects over […]

Author Interview: Vivien Jones

Author Interview: Vivien Jones

 Welcome, Vivien! Tell us about your background and how you came to be a writer.  I’m a middle child of three, born into a Naval family in 1948. I was an early and avid reader. By the time I was 10 years old I was an avid story writer too and this continued long into […]

Author Interview: Kate LeDonne

Author Interview: Kate LeDonne

  Welcome, Kate! Tell us about your background and how you came to be a writer.I was born and raised in the Midwest, Indiana to be exact. I was a bookworm from a very early age, reading everything I could get my hands on. The “Choose Your Own Adventure” series was about the best thing ever. […]

Free Books

Outside by Shalini Boland

Outside by Shalini Boland

About “Outside” (Book One in the Outside Series)A post-apocalyptic romance thriller.The world of the future is divided by Perimeters: high-security gated communities where life goes on as normal. If you’re inside you’re lucky, if you’re outside life expectancy takes a nose dive.Sixteen-year-old Riley is fortunate to have been born on the right side of the […]

The Forgotten Ones (Book One) by Laura Howard

The Forgotten Ones (Book One) by Laura Howard

About “The Forgotten Ones: Book 1 (The Danaan Trilogy)”Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long as […]

The Kraken: Part I by Jonas Cobos

The Kraken: Part I by Jonas Cobos

About “The Kraken: Part 1″Where other authors give us the trappings of steampunk without real substance, Jonas Cobos infuses his world thoroughly with the substance and spirit of the genre, 110% full of steampunk ideas and motivations. And he did something few other writers have done…made steampunk goggles actually functional tools rather than mere fashion […]

The Noru: Blue Rose by Lola StVil

The Noru: Blue Rose by Lola StVil

About “The Noru: Blue Rose”The last thing I see before I close my eyes are his silver wings coming toward me. He lifts me up and takes me in his arms. While demons hurl fireballs at us from every direction, I study his face. I realize he doesn’t want me to live; he needs me […]

A Love That Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne

A Love That Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne

About “A Love That Never Tires”Linley Talbot-Martin is a girl who likes to get her hands dirty. As the daughter of a famous archaeologist, she’s been everywhere and seen everything—except London. When the Talbot-Martin team travels there for her father’s investiture, Linley finally gets her wish. But when the time comes to trade her jodhpurs […]

Free Book: Charcoal by J.E. Rowney

Free Book: Charcoal by J.E. Rowney

“Jess is dead, and it’s my fault.”Anna Macbeth has spent her whole life trying to escape from her past. She left the rural Yorkshire village where she grew up for life as a family lawyer in London, but what secrets did she take with her?When a familiar voice telephones her with tragic news, Anna knows […]

Guest Blog Posts

Direct Submissions: Traditional Publishing, No Agent Required

Direct Submissions: Traditional Publishing, No Agent Required

A guest post by Jennifer Bort Yacovissi.It’s hard to overstate the changes to the publishing landscape over the last decade. The doors to the gates that regulated who got published have effectively been blown off their hinges, and authors are now awash in possible avenues to get their work out into world. For those trying […]

Writing a Novel During My Morning Run

Writing a Novel During My Morning Run

A guest post by Kathryn Pincus.Writing a Novel During My Morning Run WRITTEN BY KATHRYN PINCUS. POSTED IN SELF GROWTH. (Published originally in Living Well Magazine, April 2015 issue)Almost every morning, as the sun is beginning its ascent into the sky, I lace up my running shoes, stretch, and bound out the door. A feeling […]

Writers, Start Building Your Brand Early!

Writers, Start Building Your Brand Early!

One of the great challenges for an indie author is dividing time between actual writing and marketing. And I would argue that the same goes for writers who are as yet unpublished. Sometimes, I like to think about giants like Joyce, Fitzgerald and Nabokov. How did those guys do it? Most likely, not at all—or […]

What My Children Taught Me About Persistence

What My Children Taught Me About Persistence

A guest post by Steven Remington.My two year old daughter stands at my feet while I am speaking on the phone and repeatedly says, “Dad… dad, dad, daddy, dad,” until I am frustrated enough I finally burst out, “What??”All parents have been in this situation. It could be a person you’re talking to at home, […]

5 tips to get past writer’s block

5 tips to get past writer’s block

A guest post by Jaelithe Russ.I recently read a post by a fellow writer who talked about how she doesn’t have the luxury for writer’s block. Like me, she is a busy mother who also works, so when there’s time to write we MUST take advantage of that time or lose it. With so little […]

I’ve Been Set Up!

I’ve Been Set Up!

A guest post by author Thomas Waite:The setting of a novel is critical, particularly for a mystery or thriller. After all, in addition to providing details that enrich the story, the setting can actually assist, or impede, an investigation. Choosing a familiar setting is usually a good idea for a mystery or a thriller because […]

Book Trailers and Author Videos

Jodi Picoult Interview: Arthur Kade’s #InTheLab

Jodi Picoult Interview: Arthur Kade’s #InTheLab

Best Selling Author Jodi Picoult joins Internet Media Lab’s Arthur Kade to discuss her book The Storyteller.

Gillian Flynn on Gone Girl: Waterstones Book Club

Gillian Flynn on Gone Girl: Waterstones Book Club

In Gone Girl, Amy has disappeared, and her husband Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect. Very much proving that there are two sides to every story, the novel shifts point of view with each chapter, so we read of Nick’s encounters with the media and police following his wife’s apparent kidnapping, as well as being […]

Marisa de los Santos Interview with BookPage

Marisa de los Santos Interview with BookPage

BookPage editor Trisha Ping interviews Marisa de los Santos about her book, FALLING TOGETHER.

Adriana Trigiani Interview: The Shoemaker’s Wife

Adriana Trigiani Interview: The Shoemaker’s Wife

Adriana Trigiani talks to the UK’s Richard and Judy about her book ‘The Shoemaker’s Wife’

James Patterson Video: What I’ve Learned

James Patterson Video: What I’ve Learned

“I’m so glad I didn’t give up writing because of one teacher’s comments, and I didn’t give up pushing my first book until it was accepted by a publisher.” – Author James Patterson

Nora Roberts Interviewed by AuthorTalk.TV

Nora Roberts Interviewed by AuthorTalk.TV

 Comedic interview with author Nora Roberts by the hosts of AuthorTalk.TV!Hosts are authors Jill Monroe and Gena Showalter. 

New on IndieBookWeek.com

Free Book: The Depot: When Life and Death Cross Tracks by Carmen DeSousa

Free Book: The Depot: When Life and Death Cross Tracks by Carmen DeSousa

The Depot (When Life and Death Cross Tracks) is a thirteen-thousand-word mini mystery with a ghostly edge by bestselling romantic-suspense author Carmen DeSousa. If you are looking for her full-length novels, please check out her Amazon author page.They say The Depot is haunted. But in all the years homicide detective Mark Waters has visited the […]

Free: Short Stories About Love

Free: Short Stories About Love

5 FREE short stories about love! Download them today, Sunday, October 5, 2014, until Midnight Pacific US time.Each story is 7 – 18 pages. Quick reads, happy endings, and maybe even a few tears!THE BIRTHDAY – As a woman gets ready for a party, her kids, her husband, and her memories keep getting in the […]

The Fiona McVie Interview – 33 Questions

The Fiona McVie Interview – 33 Questions

Name Ashley BarronAgeOld enough to know better, still young enough not to care.Where are you fromWashington, D.C.A little about yourself I’m a bit of a jack of all trades. I believe it is the result of having been born with an outgoing personality and an entrepreneur’s way of looking at life. I’ve worked on Capitol […]

How Old is Too Old?

How Old is Too Old?

After an unexpected project, one that took nearly nine months to bring to completion, I am back to doing what I love: writing, blogging, and building.A painfully large backlog of blog posts, book plots, and marketing ideas are raining down on my brain like meteorites from an explosion on Planet Creative. I’m racing to catch […]

The Help of Others

The Help of Others

A guest post by writer Jessica Loftus:I’ve always thought that the idea of writing being a completely solitary lifestyle was a myth. The act of writing is solitary, not the life of a writer. Especially a fiction writer. For those of us that have the characters in our heads all the time, we wish we […]

Downsizing To An E-Reader

Downsizing To An E-Reader

 My family is filled with serious readers. When together, we collect books, trade books, talk books. Even the little humans among us refuse to go to sleep without their favorite stories being read to them.Recently, during an all-hands-on-deck session to help a family member with a move, while packing up about 20 shelves crammed with […]

Amazon Vs. Hachette

Amazon Vs. Hachette

Let me open this blog post by clearly stating my position: I am not for or against Amazon. I am not for or against Hachette. I am on the side of the marketplace.Sometimes, this is the toughest position to be in. Loyalty pulls in one direction while, often, practicality pulls in another.Consider: I am an […]

Free Book: A Measure of Disorder by Alan Tucker

Free Book: A Measure of Disorder by Alan Tucker

High school will be a breeze for Jenni Kershaw — if she lives long enough to enroll, that is.Jenni’s ordinary, eighth grade life becomes a thing of the past when her science class goes on a field trip. Armed with only their notebooks, MP3 players, and wits, Jenni and her classmates are unknowingly transported to […]

Free Book: Save My Soul by K. S. Haigwood

Free Book: Save My Soul by K. S. Haigwood

Kendra Larkin had everything going in the right direction. Her life was seemingly perfect, and she wouldn’t have changed a thing about it. Unfortunately, the course of her life was about to be forever altered. A tragic rappelling accident lands her on Dr. Adam Chamberlain’s operating table.She agrees to a deal proposed by a guardian […]

Free Book: The Janus Complex by Graeme Gibson

Free Book: The Janus Complex by Graeme Gibson

 The Janus Complex, Book One of the Dark Secrets Trilogy, follows  the growing pains  of a young man (Jamie Raeburn) through all of the complications of life, love, lust, intrigue and violence. Street wise but impetuous he saves the life of an American sailor being brutally attacked in a dark Glasgow alleyway and his life changes completely. Why was Lieutenant […]