I keep preaching about Zoe Ashwood, but seriously, that woman can write! I’m currently waiting for her to finish writing book 2 in the Nora Moss series so I can read more of that series. But before I can share that with you I need to share my reviews of the Norse Sea Dragons duo and the prequel and first book of Nora Moss.
I have Rebecca Crunden’s second book, A History of Madness which is the sequel to A Touch Of Death, ready to go. I just need to find the time to read it. Seriously, I’m so far behind my TBR pile that I’m prioritising short books so I can give myself enough of a buffer I can then start A History of Madness because I don’t want to rush it, and I’m fairly certain it’s not a short one.
Liz Davie’s new book is coming on tour with Rach Random Resources (who coincidentally is partially why I’m so far behind, she brings way too many good books on tour!) in September so I need to get that read!
I missed out on reading Claire Huston’s Elle’s A to Z when it went on tour with Rach Random Resources (knew I didn’t have the time), but luckily Claire reached out and offered me a copy to read and review since I enjoyed her first book. So it’s also on the list to read when I find a moment.
Camilla Isley also has a new book (or two) coming out later in the year. I’m down to review the first one Fool Me Twice at Christmas but missed out on the second one. I also have the backlog of her First Comes Love series to finish.
Nicola Italia’s latest book (which is already out I believe…) The Imperial Orchid is on my list. Nicola is also a great example of why I love working with self-published authors. I was like 1 or 2 months delayed in responding to Nicola’s email looking for reviewers, and even though I mentioned I wouldn’t be able to release a review for a few months she was still OK with giving me a copy! She understands that time schedules don’t always work out, and since they don’t have massive sales targets to meet like those published with publishers, we get a bit more flexibility to provide reviews. I just like to be up front about it so I’m not killing anyone’s expectations.
Finally, I have Len Webster on my list. This one’s actually been on there forever but because I bought the book (yes I do actually buy books still!) I keep putting that one on the back burner so I can get to the ones gifted to me. Anyway, I reviewed Thirty-Eight Days as one of the first books I reviewed, and I’ve been wanting to read it’s sequel Thirty-Eight Reasons.
As you can see, I quite enjoy self-published authors!
Dave over at The Write Reads also supports self-published authors. He’s an editor and a tour organiser so he’s a pretty handy (and bloody friendly!) guy to know. I like to think I count him as a friend who’s been a great help to me when I’m freaking out and trying to figure out whether to join a tour or not.
Another way I support self-published (and indie) authors is through the Book Bloggers Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA). This is a competition only open to self-published and indie authors who apply and have one of their books read and reviewed by a team of panellists over three rounds. In both years it’s running I’ve been a panellist, although this year I’m also heading up a team to help keep the competition running smoothly.
Well it’s my Friday night. I hope you’ve enjoyed the couple of posts about self-published authors we’ve been sharing all week. If you have any questions about how you can support self-published authors, please drop a comment below and I’ll come back to you!