“Indie” Authors Rule
1/ Estela Vazquez Perez:
Now, I’ll put my hand up right now and admit something incredibly sinful – I am a die-hard, soppy, romantic. I secretly love romantic novels – not your “Mills & Boon” stuff, but romantic novels with some real guts and grit. This is the stuff Perez writes about and I have absolutely fallen for her towering, powerful, love stories.
Her writing style and her beautifully composed phrasing just had me in raptures and wanting more. She has an uncanny ability to draw you into her novels and to identify and empathise with the main characters. The language she uses is rich and striking. I commented on the review of one of her books that her language is “lustrous” and that is still the best word I can find to describe her style.
So far she has written two exceptional novels. The first I read was called Montenegro Book 1: Cemetery Candles and the last one Light and Shadows.
Check this rising “Indie” star out very soon!
2/ Jana Petken:
I have only read one of Petken’s books to date; The Errant Flock, but I was impressed enough by this book to put her and her other titles at the top of my “to read list”.
The Errant Flock was an historical novel set in Spain during the time of the Second Inquisition. Her attention to historical detail and her powerful descriptions of the people and the practices of the time, were what made this book stand out so much for me. The Inquisition was such a terrible, unjust and evil time for so many cultures all over Europe and around the rest of the world, that it played an enormous part in our history. Petken captures this time magnificently through the eyes of a simple soldier. whilst still conveying the absolute insanity of the Inquisition. I loved this book.
Petken’s first novel is a towering (717 pages on Kindle) award-winning effort titled Guardian of Secrets; another historical piece, this time set in the Spain of 1912. This is high up on my “must read list”. In addition to this she has a series, titled The Mercy Carver Series (Books 1 & 2); Dark Shadows and Blood Moon. These two books follow the adventures, life and loves of Mercy Carver, a recent immigrant to the New World and set in the American South.
Jana Petken is one awesome author and someone to follow and read faithfully.
3/ Johanna Craven:
4/ Carissa Ann Lynch:
Lynch has authored three books to date; This is Not About Love, Grayson’s Ridge and Flocksdale Files: have you seen THIS GIRL? I have thus far read only the last one and was absolutely impressed with her writing, her style and her character development, that I will plan to go back and read her earlier books.
Flocksdale Files was the first in a series. I note on her Amazon author page that the sequel to THIS GIRL; House of the Lost Girls is almost complete with a release date of November 2015 targeted. Excellent – something to absolutely look forward to.
Till next week, when I’ll have four new, and exciting authors to follow:
This article is an abridged version of a much more expansive article on the topic. The full text of the original article can be found here: Grant’s Blog