Today on the blog I’m going to do something a bit different. I’m going to spotlight 5 Indie Authors. Some of the authors write paranormal and some do not. I hope you find new books and authors you like from this list.
First up is Cristy Rey
Cristy Rey Bio
Cristy Rey is the author of the romantic urban fantasy Incarnate series. The first book, Taking Back Sunday, and a short prequel novelette, Edge of Seventeen, are available now at online retailers. She also writes and publishes unconventional romantic women’s fiction. Weeping Angels will be released in July 2014, and The Heart Grow Fonder will be released at the end of the year.
Cristy lives in Miami, FL where she is a reader and writer most of the time, and a knitter much less of the time than she was six months before she took up writing again. She writes the books that she likes to read. She describes her writing style as riot grrrl Jane Austen sprinkled with a little magic. There’s always a killer soundtrack running in the background of her novels – all you need to do is turn to the playlist to know what’s up.
Find Cristy Rey Online
- Cristy’s website http://www.cristyrey.com
- Facebook http://www.facebook.com/cristywrites
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Second we have Patricia Jenkins
My name is Patricia Jenkins but I use the pen name P. L. Jenkins. I am 26 yrs old and was born and raised in TX and have lived there my whole life. I have always had a passion for writing but wasn’t until summer of 2013 that I decided to share it with the world. That is when I began writing Meant To Be. I am a loving wife to a husband of almost 8 years and a mother to two wonderful but crazy kids. Landon who is almost 8 yrs old and Kyler who is 5yrs old. I do have a full time job but still find time to write my wonderful books for yall. I plan to release a total of five more books including the one that is due to release on May 10th.
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Third we have Elaine White
Elaine White grew up in a small town on the east coast of Scotland. She is an author of paranormal romance, crime and MM romance. Fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. She lives vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, while living comfortably at home with a pack of wolves cleverly disguised as one standard poodle. A self-professed geek, Elaine has fallen in love with the research linked with her novels. The more obscure the better. She has recently delved into reading and writing MM romance/erotica and is now a happy addict of the genre.
Elaine has one published novel with her publisher Write More Publications. ‘Runaway Girl’ is the first in a six part series about vampires and their interaction with other supernatural creatures.
“A missing vampire princess. A soul fractured between five young human girls. One loyal vampire with a grudge. Can soldier Damian set aside his personal feelings to follow orders? Can princess Amelia’s soul be reunited in time for the meeting of the three clans? Will her brother Matthew fight for the right to rule? Who will prevail?”
Book two in this series, ‘Reckless Abandon’ will be released in 2014.
“A magical island. A cursed King. Vampire rebellion. Damian’s rule has been questioned. With people dying, can his son, Knox, overcome the darkness shrouding Avelina, while his brother tackles a possessed king on the Island? Will both brothers fall to ruin? Will Damian’s rule … and lineage … come to an end?”
Her second novel ‘Decadent’ will be released from Hot Ink Press in August 2014. It will be her first M/M Romance.
Elaine also has two published short stories. Both are through Write More Publications. The first ‘A Heart That Cannot Beat’, featured in the ‘Novel Hearts’ anthology. It details the various Valentine’s Days that the vampires from ‘Runaway Girl’ have had over the centuries. The second ‘Broken Dreams’ is a wolf-shifter story, featured in the ‘Love Bites’ anthology. It provides an exciting prequel to an upcoming trilogy called ‘The Belesone Pack’.
Amazon International – http://smarturl.it/Int.Amazon
Barnes and Noble – http://smarturl.it/BnN.RG
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Amazon International – http://smarturl.it/NovelHearts
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Runaway Girl – http://smarturl.it/RunawayGirl
Novel Hearts – http://smarturl.it/NovelHeartsTrailer
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Excerpt from Love Bites:
“Milo went over the paperwork one more time. He double checked every signature, every misspelling, and every order that it held. He was done … finally. He glanced at the clock, frustrated. It was two in the morning and he had school tomorrow. He sighed, switched off the lamps, and sat in the dark, letting his natural defenses grow.
Milo was the Alpha of a hundred strong wolf-shifter pack. He would never classify them as werewolves for the simple fact that werewolf legends and stories never seemed to adequately portray the shifter life. He was writing to another pack that night, and he hadn’t been able to turn in until it was completed. Pack business always came first, even before homework. Tonight, he still had some math homework that needed to be finished, but he was too tired to complete it before going to bed. Math wasn’t his subject at the best of times, but it was a necessary tool for a leader to learn and utilize. He would have to ask his teacher for more time tomorrow.
The good thing was that his teacher was another shifter. They all lived in the same community and it helped when things got difficult. If he had to, he could just use his Alpha status—as leader and protector of his pack—to explain away certain things … like homework. No one questioned the Alpha.
Milo’s eyes adjusted quickly to the darkness, and he made his way over to the door and out into the hallway of his house. He should have been heading to bed, but the usual nagging feeling drew him outside again. This time it wasn’t just his wolf that wanted to run free; it was his very soul. His true mate—the one person that his heart was meant to beat for, the one soul that made his complete—was out there somewhere. Close. Finally close. Milo had no idea how long he had felt her within his heart, how long he had been able to tell whenever she was close by, but it felt like it had always been that way.
True mates were the only kind of happiness a shifter was destined for. No wolfshifter, old or young, no matter from what pack, was ever meant to be with anyone other than their true mate. For that reason, Milo had never even kissed a girl before, even though he was nineteen. No holding hands, no kissing, no hugging, no attraction. It was all saved for his true mate, meant only for her. Whoever this mystery girl was that he was drawn to, Milo Belesone had been created just for her. And the very thought that she was close by sent his heart racing and his spine tingling with apprehension.
What if he found her tonight? What if she loved him back? What if she didn’t love him? What if she wouldn’t accept him? What if they kissed? What if they didn’t?
His mind was in utter turmoil. For years he had felt that connection between them, but no matter how close she felt at times, he still hadn’t found her. Sometimes, the connection completely disappeared for days or weeks, which wasn’t normal. He knew that mates just didn’t disappear from one another’s lives. Yes, his mate was out there, he knew it with every fiber of his being, but for some reason, he kept losing her. It was as if she was able to consciously cut off their connection whenever she wanted and it felt so much like rejection that Milo grieved for her often.
A true mate should never refuse the one that they were made for, but the laws of free will meant that they could. Milo had felt enough heartache in his lifetime to know what would happen if his mate rejected him. It would be unbearable.
He rushed downstairs and out the front door of the Alpha house—the biggest in the village—careful not to disturb anyone. The guards at the door didn’t so much as blink as he raced past them and out into the forest. He often went for late-night runs. It was the only way to ease the tension and the pressure of being the Alpha … the only way to grieve in peace.
Milo barely got halfway to his destination when the grief began to overwhelm him. The connection had disappeared again. He fell to his knees, not breathing hard, not panting or out of breath, but from the sheer struggle to keep his emotions in check. An Alpha should never be rejected by his mate. He felt worthless, useless, and stupid, unworthy of his title and the respect that it gave him in the pack.
Now, he needed his extra senses more than ever. He allowed himself to walk the remainder of the way toward his chosen spot. Milo stepped through the trees and into the clearing, returning to the place where he felt most connected to his mate, and began undressing. He would need his clothes intact for returning home in the morning, but for now, he needed his wolf. He needed to feel everything, to sense everything, to see everything just in case she was near. He laid his clothes on a nearby boulder and allowed his body to shift and contort into a large wolf. He was the biggest of his pack as Alpha, and it felt good to feel his strong muscles forming, to have firm, sure footed paws leading him into the middle of the meadow.
It was the most beautiful place that he had ever seen. Milo walked his wolf body into the very center of the meadow and lay down, then placed his head on his front paws. The grief overwhelmed him now, as always. She wasn’t here. She had never been here. Somewhere inside, he continued to hope that the beauty of the area and his strong scent that he left behind there would draw her to the meadow, but it never did. The beauty was lost to him yet again. The blues and yellows and greens of the wild, overgrown grass with its weeds and flowers created a multitude of scents and wonder for the wolf to watch. The bees were busy, the birds were chirping away and it was a safe haven amongst a village of people.
Comfort and sadness suddenly swept over him. He needed this place … now, more than ever before. Milo knew that he was very lucky that he had been given time, since he had been made Alpha so young—at just seventeen—by his father’s illness and his grandfather’s death. He had time to train, learn and to step up to his position, time to drop out of school for his last two years and focus on being Alpha. However, he had gone back to school as soon as he was ready, repeating his lost years to show the others in the pack how important education was. He was their leader, and he had to set a good example, but he had also been granted a rare privilege: he had been given more time to find his true mate than any other Alpha.
Most Alphas were supposed to be united to their true mate by the end of their eighteenth birthday, when they officially became a man. Eighteen was the age when their true mate bond really developed into something that made it possible for two true mates to find each other. All they had to do was to pass each other, look into each other’s faces and they knew. It was instinctual, and the wolves inside of them helped along the way.
Milo had a good sense of his true mate even before that—almost like a radar—to tell him when she was close and when he was most likely to find her in their lands, but he had never found her. He began to wonder if he ever would. This continual feeling her presence and then losing her again was making him insane, making him worry for her safety. What had happened to break their connection? Milo let out a sigh that, in his wolf body became a small huff. He was running out of time to find her. His twentieth birthday was fast approaching and he wasn’t sure that he would be allowed to continue searching for her once it passed. No Alpha had ever ruled his pack this long without a mate.
True mates made Alpha’s stronger, faster, more resilient wolves. True mates made them complete. And how could Milo forget the most important factor of being an Alpha—to produce an heir. He certainly couldn’t do that alone, but he also knew that he couldn’t do that with anyone other than his true mate. He had to find her soon … before the Elder Council got ideas of finding him another girl.
It could only happen to an Alpha. Only Alpha’s were ever allowed to take a mate that wasn’t their true mate. The only exception was when a true mate died and the other was left alone. Then, they were allowed to take another to their hearts, but Milo wasn’t sure that he could even do that. How could he be with a girl that wasn’t his true mate? To kiss her and love her and give her an heir? His every sense screamed at him how wrong it was, but he had no choice. He had less than fifteen days until his birthday. If he hadn’t found his true mate by then, he knew that he would be forced to do the unthinkable. His choice was simple: find his true mate or step down as Alpha.”
Fourth we have A R Flowers
A R Flowers is a native of Maryland. Better known to her friends as Alle loves her cat Scruffie, taking walks, playing guitar, riding her Harley and is a football fanatic. Since she was the ripe age of 12, her favorite team has been the Green Bay Packers. Allie attended college in Maryland achieving a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Coppin University and a M.S. in Human Services Administration with a minor in Psychology from the University of Baltimore; she is completing her Doctorate in Public Policy/Psychology.
A R started writing children’s books and then romance which remain unpublished. Her first love has been paranormal. She has always been fascinated with vampires, reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire. She studied and researched the subject further and only then did she decide to write Forbidden Kiss (Julian’s Mate), which is her Debut Book, the first book in the Protection Detail series; followed by a novella centering on the two main characters. The final book in the series will be released the end of May 2014 is Hers To Protect. A second novella will be released for the holidays. She also has other WIP’s that she will keep her friends and fans up-to-date on. She can be reached on Twitter at www.twitter.com/@AllieFlowers7, www.pinterest.com/allieflowers 7, and www.facebook.com/allie.flowers.7 and www.author pages www.amazon.com/B00F5Z7DKK, www.facebook.com/673539142709998.
Ashley Beale is a self published indie author of Contemporary Romance. Although all her novels run in the adult romance genre, each one is uniquely different than the last! Ashley has a love for triangles, angst, cliffhangers, and happily ever afters- and it shows in all her novels.
Currently the Amazon international bestselling author has six published novels with a seventh coming out May 12th- Ex Convict. Her first published novel, Burning Attraction, released in July 2013- that is when Ashley knew that her life would forever be changed. A secret hobby turned into a full time job, in which she loves! Even with six releases and one book signing under her belt, she knows a life as an author has barely begun- and cannot wait to see what more this new world has in store.
Ashley currently resides in the beautiful state of Maine with her two children. She has lived there most of her life, and plans to until her children are in college. Then she’ll be somewhere warm & sunny! In her spare time (something very rare!!), you can find her reading, writing, or simply spending time with friends and family. She really enjoys interacting with her fans, and getting to know other writers.
You can find Ashley on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ashleybealeauthor and stay up to date on everything at www.ashleybeale.com, where she has a list of all her upcoming signings for 2014 & 2015, as well as her future book releases!
Books: Cassie series- Burning Attraction, Fearless Attraction, Lasting Attraction
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