Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Giveaway for The Price of Freedom by Lauren Parkes

Howdy! It's Karen with another giveaway from INDIE Books Gone Wild. This time I have a rather intriguing young adult book that I'd classify as dystopian fiction: The Price of Freedom by Lauren Parkes. I did the line editing and Jennifer did the proofreading for this book.

Title: The Price of Freedom
Author: Lauren Parkes
Genre: Young Adult (dystopian)
Length: 313 pages
Buy Link: Amazon

If only the bombing of Dover hadn’t gone wrong. Or maybe that was exactly how they planned it: four dead border guards and a stolen casement of fertility medication. The looted cargo of Fertility shocked the nation—a nation grieving the loss of natural fertility, a people reliant upon assisted birthing schemes to provide a next generation.

It lodged a stone the size of a coconut in the windpipes of every twenty-something female with a pulse. Everyone that is, except Jade Rose. Newlywed Jade did not need Fertility to get pregnant. Focusing on a way to stay under the radar amidst rising political tensions, Jade inadvertently finds herself the target of resistance movement Freedom.

David ‘Blue’ Azure should not have been anywhere near Dover terminal when the bomb exploded. The gun wasn’t even his. Dejected, he enlists in Freedom. But when a plan to recover the stolen Fertility becomes a kidnapping, Blue comes face to face with Jade.

Jade and Blue should have nothing in common. Young, pregnant wife of a pharmaceutical heir and a murderer.

But they did. Once.

On the day of the Dover attack.


Two Kindle eBook copies of the book are up for grabs (two separate winners). Here's the giveaway entry form! Good luck!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Giveaway for The Mirrored City by Michael J. Bode

Howdy! Karen here with another giveaway from INDIE Books Gone Wild. The Mirrored City by Michael J. Bode is the second installment in the Architects of the Grand Design series. It is a fantasy series (on the darker side of fantasy) and has a rather compelling cast of characters. I did the line editing for this book and Tia did the proofreading.

Title: The Mirrored City (Architects of the Grand Design, Book 2)
Author: Michael J. Bode
Genre: Dark fantasy
Length: 367 pages 
Buy Link: Amazon

Maddox is a broken man, held together by the will of his sentient sword. Heath is a prophet of a forgotten god— and an assassin. Jessa is an inexperienced ruler, struggling to broker a truce between her warring nation and her enemies.

That plan for peace is threatened by the local politics of the Mirrored City, a place ruled by dual theocratic governments. Beneath the tenuous accord between the two halves of the city lies centuries of hostility that threaten to break out into open war. Treacherous conspiracies, deadly diplomacy, a string of grisly murders, and the return of the Old Magic could spell the end for all Creation.

No one is who or what they seem. A quest for answers leads the champions to a deadly battle with their greatest foe yet: themselves.


Two Kindle eBook copies of the book are up for grabs (two separate winners). Here's the giveaway entry form! Good luck!

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Monday, November 16, 2015

New Release & Giveaway -- If I Could Fly

Happy Monday! Tia here again. It's time for another giveaway! Today, we have a paperback of If I Could Fly up for grabs. This book was edited by me, proofread by Mollie Turbeville, and formatted by Jo Michaels.

Before I share the giveaway link, here's some information...

Title: If I Could Fly

Author: Tricia Copeland
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Length: 320 pages
Buy Link: Amazon $2.99


Amanda's happily ever after is beginning, but her parents think she’s abandoned her friends, goals, even morals to be with Doug. The assessment is ludicrous, but Amanda can’t convince them otherwise. Their disapproval undermines her self-confidence and she is determined to prove them wrong. To make things worse, Doug has a huge roadblock thrown in his path. Amanda isn’t able to talk about the situation with anyone except Zack, her ex-boyfriend. 

Can she endure the strain of keeping Doug’s secret? Can her already fragile psyche survive a whole summer with parents who condemn everything she does? 

Amanda begins to doubt she can, and there’s no castle, no fairy godmother, no magic wand to rescue her.

Now for the Rafflecopter form. Enter to win a paperback of If I Could Fly (US only).

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Newly Edited - Moon Crossed - The Crescent Hunter Series - Season One

Happy Monday, everyone! Jo here. Today, we have an awesome Paranormal Shifter Romance for you all. IBGW recently did a full overhaul on this book, and now it's live! I did the edit, and the awesomesauce that's Jennifer Oberth did the proofread. But, enough about all that. Let's get to the details!

Title: Moon Crossed - Crescent Hunter - The Complete First Season
Author: Bella Roccaforte
Genre: Upper Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Length (print): 570 pages
Buy Link: Amazon Kindle $3.99

★★★★★ 6 Incredible stars!!! This werewolf hunter series has it all! Wolves, magic, dark twists, humor, love, hate.... This story is a crazy roller coaster with all the twists and turns to keep you hanging on until the end." K. Solomon

"For Though we dwell in the same darkness our song will forever be a discordant symphony, barely perceived."
The first six books in the Crescent Hunter Series!

Claire O'Conlan is a hunter, her kind were created to protect humans from feral werewolves. She's desperate to find a cure for the moon-touch. Until she does, the hunt won't stop.

Despite being raised among supernatural creatures, Claire is determined to make college as normal as possible. But childhood habits die hard. She can't seem to stay away from the wolf-borne, and worse, she's falling in love with Cole Jackson, the big bad wolf.

Claire can't resist the undeniable fire Cole ignites within her. They are falling headlong into a forbidden love affair. Hunter and wolf, a dangerous combination inciting war between factions, action from the council and the biggest risk of all, Claire fulfilling her duty and being the hunter that kills Cole.

Will Claire find the cure? Or will their love end in tragedy?

UtopYA 2015 Nominee for:
Best Kiss
Best Serial Series

***This book contains some adult language and violence and is PG13***

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Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

New Release - Courage Stolen by R. Scott Mackey

Happy Thursday! Jennifer here. Exciting news! Courage Stolen by R. Scott Mackey is available now!
Edited by me and proofread by Karen Robinson.

This is the fourth installment in the Ray Courage Private Investigator Series.

Title: Courage Stolen
Author: R. Scott Mackey
Genre: Mystery
Length: 221 pages
Buy Link: Amazon $4.99

Synopsis: The Monarch Project could revolutionize the energy industry, eliminating the need for foreign oil, dramatically reducing greenhouse gases, and creating a clean sustainable energy future for generations to come. But all this is at risk when someone steals the project and demands $20 million for its return. Ray acts as the bagman in an effort to secure the project’s return. Events become more complicated when two murders ensue. Working against an Asian street gang, eco-terrorists, greedy corporate executives, and a band of academics who seem incapable of telling the truth, Ray and his sidekick Rubia seek to unravel who’s behind it all.

The series in order:

1. Courage Begins - $0.00 right now
2. Courage Matters - $1.99
3. Courage Resurrected - $4.99

Monday, October 26, 2015

New Release & Giveaway -- The Selection

Happy Monday! Tia here again. It's time for another giveaway! Today, we have an e-copy of The Selection (Sapient Salvation, Book 1), proofread by me, up for grabs.

Before I share the giveaway link, here's some information...

Title: The Selection (Sapient Salvation, Book 1)

Author: Jayne Faith with Christine Castle
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 196 pages
Buy Link: Amazon $0.99

Synopsis: Twice a year, the alien Lord Toric demands a selection of human women between the ages of 18 and 20 to compete in the Tournament of the Offered for a place in his harem. Maya must get through just one more selection and then she can marry the man of her dreams. She should have been safe, but when a young woman who was supposed to compete dies the day of the selection, Maya is forced into the Tournament. '

Now she must compete against women who have been training for the Tournament for years to hone their skills of poise, charm, cunning, and seduction. And there is only one winner in the Tournament. The losers will be sacrificed.

Thrown into the fight of her life with no preparation, Maya must shed her innocence and win Lord Toric’s favor. Will she survive the first round, or will she pay the ultimate price for her inexperience?

Next in the series: Sapient Salvation Book 2: The Awakening

Now for the Rafflecopter form. Enter to win an e-Copy of The Selection.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

New Release & Giveaway -- The Laws of Attraction

Happy Monday! Tia here again. It's time for another giveaway! Today, we have an e-copy of The Laws of Attraction, proofread by me, up for grabs.

Before I share the giveaway link, here's some information...

Title: The Laws of Attraction

Author: Christine Castle with Jayne Faith
Genre: Sci-Fi/Romance
Length: 179 pages
Buy Link: Amazon $2.99

Synopsis: Alice and her team venture around the system to hunt for exotic plants and microorganisms for her father’s biotech firm. Unbeknownst to her father and the rest of the galaxy, she uses the trips as a cover so she can sabotage environmentally destructive corporate operations. Her victims dubbed her Agent Z, and fed up with her antics, several of them pooled their money to put a huge price on her head. But she’s not going to let a little threat from the galaxy's richest moguls stop her.

Jake is an interstellar P.I., a skilled space tracker and a lone wolf. When he gets news that his ailing mother’s home has been destroyed, he needs a big payout to buy her a new house. Reluctantly, he teams up with an old friend who makes a living on the shadier side of the law, and together they go after Agent Z and the impressive bounty. When Jake discovers the infamous saboteur is five-foot-nothing Alice, he thinks this will be the fastest cash he’s ever made. But when he learns who's behind the bounty, he begins to have second thoughts about turning Alice over. And of course, Alice has no intention of making it easy for him.

As sparks fly between Jake and Alice, Jake’s walls start to crumble and Alice begins to see her acts of sabotage in a new light. But Jake has a choice to make. Which will win out in the end—money or love?

If you enjoyed Firefly, Farscape, or the Leia - Han Solo storyline in Star Wars, this action-packed space opera romance adventure is for you!

The Laws of Attraction is a full-length novel equivalent to about a 250 page paperback.

Now for the Rafflecopter form. Enter to win an e-Copy of The Laws of Attraction.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

New Release & Giveaway -- Walking Out of the Dark

Happy Monday! Tia here. It's time for another giveaway! Today, we have an e-copy of Walking Out of the Dark, edited and proofread by me and Eliza Dee, up for grabs.

Before I share the giveaway link, here's some information...

Title: Walking Out of the Dark

Author: Steven R. Malikowski
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 296 pages
Buy Link: Amazon $2.99

Synopsis: Even after bad luck had taken Mike’s sight, he still enjoyed an adventure. In one of them, he helped with a ski race with blind skiers. These days, he likes to say, “You might think skiing without sight is tough, but we had the hard part, since we told them where to turn.” Then, he laughs and adds. “That meant standing on a ski slope with blind racers headed right for us.” His adventures and jokes help many people work through bad luck, not just blind folks.

This book is based on real events in Minnesota and begins when Mike attends a school for blind adults. A simple lesson is cooking without sight. A challenging lesson is about finding work. Mike learns that adults with low vision have a low chance of returning to work, which becomes his biggest hope. He wants to find a job again, so he can own a house again. He meets many good people at the school, but some cry more than they used to. Others laugh more, and a few compete in downhill ski racing. In this book, all of them help Mike work through bad luck and blindness.

Now for the Rafflecopter form. Enter to win an e-Copy of Walking Out of the Dark.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Welcome Jessica

Happy Monday, good people of the blogosphere! Jo here. There are some exciting changes happening at IBGW, and I'd like to share with you today. I'm proud to introduce you all to Jessica Nelson. She'll be working under the fabulous Tia Silverthorne Bach. Which basically means she'll be guiding Jessica through our standards and will be available to help her fulfill all our customers' needs from here out.

We found Jessica via Utopia Con, and we've been stalking *ahem* following her on Facebook for quite a while now. We love her personality and energy, and we're thrilled to have her join the family.

So, without further ado, I introduce the newest member of IBGW, Jessica Nelson.

I was the kind of kid who read The Three Musketeers under her desk. I’ve had entire conversations about the difference between a fiasco and a debacle. As a lifelong reader and nitpicker, I am passionate about both a good story arc and the fine details.

My educational past includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English and a certificate in teaching English as a second language. I have taught writing skills to 7th graders, college students, and adult literacy learners. I also spent seven years writing and editing for a university before I began editing fiction professionally.

As an editor, my goal is to be helpful. This means I will always respect your voice, and I will explain my changes or query with suggestions where a bigger fix is needed. My style guide is The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition, and I will edit any genre.

Here's what her clients are saying:

"I've had a few editors in my three years of self publishing, and Jessica Nelson is by far the best. She is professional and intelligent, working her magic to make my novels the best they can be. Working with her is a delight and I love getting her feedback. If you want your novel to be the best, you want Jessica editing it!" ~  Felicia Tatum, author of the White Aura series

So, here's a WARM IBGW welcome to Jessica! Amazing to have you on the team, and I know you'll do great things!

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Monday, September 21, 2015

New Release & Giveaway -- When They Shine Brightest

Happy Monday! Tia here. It's time for another giveaway! Today, we have an e-copy of When They Shine Brightest, proofread by me, up for grabs.

Before I share the giveaway link, here's some information...

Title: When They Shine Brightest

Author: Yordan Zhelyazkov
Genre: Fantasy
Length: 264 pages
Buy Link: Amazon

Synopsis: A character-driven fantasy novel, exploring the theme of loss and how we try to deal with it even when there is no way to do so.

Korsak Dryshore, a middle-aged war veteran, is being held directly responsible for the invasion of his home town of Seten. Everyone in Seten, including his family, blames him for losing the last ditch defense against the aggressors. Utterly defeated, and mourning the loss of his eldest son in the conflict, he has spent the last months following the battle away from home. Upon his return, he has to confront the animosity of the populace, made even worse by his bringing a heathen girl back with him.

Beaten, downcast and in despair, he is resigned to merely spending the remainder of his days in meek quietude. That would prove impossible, however, as he's soon implicated in an escalating political and religious conflict within the city. To make matters worse, his youngest son and the foreign girl are dragged deep into the whirlwind of the crisis.

And in the meantime, they are about to set over Seten.

While a standalone, When They Shine Brightest is also a first book in a new and vast fantasy world and gives the start of events that are yet to reach all of its corners.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

New Release and Giveaway - The Billionaire's Deal

Happy Saturday! Jo here! Today, I'm bringing you info on a brand new release IBGW proofread. Plus, there's a giveaway at the bottom of the page you don't wanna miss!

Get your clicking fingers ready, and let's get going!

Title: The Billionaire's Deal
Author: Crystal Kaswell
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length (print): 254 pages
Buy Link: Amazon Kindle $3.99

A scorching hot new adult romance

Kat Wilder is totally screwed. At only twenty-one, she's resigned to one seriously bleak future. Waiting tables barely supports her only family, her sister, and she's got no luck finding a better job. With no money or time for school, she has no chance at a better life.

Then she meets Blake. The billionaire tech CEO is a lifeline. An arrogant, controlling, impossible to read lifeline. He wants something from Kat and he'll do whatever it takes to get it.

He offers Kat a deal-- a few months of her life for a few hundred thousand dollars. All she has to do is play his girlfriend and convince everyone that she's madly in love with him.

It's Blake's way, Blake's terms, Blake utterly in control.

She tells herself it's only business. But the part between them that matters-- the two of them alone, her giving in to everything he wants-- that part is strictly personal.

The Billionaire's Deal is a four episode new adult romance serial featuring an inexperienced yet feisty heroine and a protective alpha billionaire hero. This is the complete story.

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Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Giveaway for Cries of Innocence by Angela Beach Silverthorne

Hi! It's Tia again, and it's time for another giveaway from INDIE Books Gone Wild. This week, we are giving away a paperback of Cries of Innocence by Angela Beach Silverthorne. I edited this novel, and Jennifer Oberth proofread it.

If you are looking for something unique and compelling, then definitely check this book out.

Title: Cries of Innocence
Author: Angela Beach Silverthorne
Genre: Christian Fiction
Length: 422 pages
Buy Link: Amazon

Synopsis: In the small coastal community of Silverton, an evil presence resides. Over time most residents have grown numb to its insidious and subtle presence. A few have resisted.

Seventeen-year-old Bren has lived a life of abuse, discrimination, and exclusion. She blames her father, the town drunk, for every misery she has ever endured. Instead of surviving within her situation like others do, Bren is fiery mad and begins to push against a system she can’t begin to understand. When her efforts fail, she decides to escape with her mom. They never make it.

Bren is whisked away to The Haven, home of her paternal grandmother, GG. Under her tutelage, Bren is awakened to a destiny she could have never envisioned. She learns about truth and witnesses another side of life. In the process of self-discovery, she has to deal with her own weaknesses, fears, and unforgiveness.

As evil approaches Bren asks, “Who are we up against?” The answer strikes deep within her breast.

Can she stand firm? Can she look into the eyes of hate and forgive? If she can’t, her greatest fear will be realized.

A paperback* is up for grabs (US Only). Please enter below.

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* Winners will be given the option of an e-copy instead of a paperback if preferred.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Giveaway for Is This Me? by Tricia Copeland

Hi! Tia here with another giveaway INDIE Books Gone Wild. This is a debut novel by Tricia Copeland and was edited by me and proofread by Mollie Turbeville. It's a sweet romance and perfect for summer.

Title: Is this Me?
Author: Tricia Copeland
Genre: Contemporary New Adult (clean)
Length: 380 pages
Buy Link: Amazon

Synopsis: Have you ever chosen a path that led you astray?

Amanda has no trouble choosing a college or picking a major. What she does have a problem with is what she would have least expected, a guy. Smart and sexy, Doug is focused on school responsibilities and post-graduation plans. Their paths intersect and Amanda must accept his help or risk losing her scholarship. Determined to maintain appearances, Amanda begins to lie to family and friends. The ease at which she repeatedly deceives those closest becomes disturbing and leaves her questioning: “Is this me?”

Can Amanda find her way out of her contrived world?

A paperback* copy is up for grabs (US Only). Please enter below.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Giveaway for Nightfall (Book Two of the Chronicles of Arden)

Howdy! Karen here with another giveaway from INDIE Books Gone Wild. Last fall, I edited (and did a giveaway) for A Call to Arms by Shiriluna Nott and SaJa H. The authors are back with the follow-up, Nightfall. I did the line editing on this book, and Jennifer did the proofreading.

A Call to Arms was one of my favorite books from last year (not just favorites among those I've edited, but favorites that I read), and I had been eagerly awaiting the next book. And Nightfall does not disappoint. It does, as the title suggests, get darker than the first book as the characters have grown up a little (a couple of years have passed since the end of the first book) and the dangers both inside and outside the realm become all too real. In fact, the book has a lot of intense moments that had me at the edge of my seat!

Title: Nightfall: Book Two of the Chronicles of Arden
Authors: Shiriluna Nott and SaJa H.
Genre: Epic fantasy; LGBT fiction
Length: 424 pages
Buy Link: Amazon

Synopsis: Gibben Nemesio thought his life was over the day he received a conscription notice demanding he train to be a soldier. When he left his home for Silver City, he never expected he'd thwart a terrible plot to murder the King and become an overnight hero—and he definitely hadn't expected to find love in the form of a handsome mage trainee named Joel.

Three years later, Gib has fought his way from lowborn farmer to hold the coveted position as understudy to the seneschal. Despite heightening tensions between the King and High Council and the rumors of impending war still terrorizing the people of Arden, Gib finds solace in the company of his wise mentor, loyal friends, and beloved companion.

But with the arrival of an ominous message from a powerful enemy in the north, Gib quickly realizes peace is fleeting in a world where chaos lurks in every shadow, and treacherous forces—from both outside the country and within—threaten to destroy everything he holds dear.

Two Kindle eBook copies of the book are up for grabs (two separate winners). Here's the giveaway entry form!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Giveaway for Amendments by H.M. Lynn

Howdy! Karen here with another IBGW book giveaway. I'm thrilled to announce the recent release of Amendments by H.M. Lynn. I did the line editing on this book, and Mollie did the proofreading.

I really enjoyed editing this book because the concept was quite fascinating: each person is allowed to "amend" their lives twice, basically to go back to a situation and make a different choice. But a fascinating concept is only one part of this book--really it is the relationship between the two main characters, the sisters, that this book is all about. And that's where the book really excels. It uses this fascinating concept as a backdrop to explore this relationship. My favorite line in the book is when a character says, "Wasted amendments aren’t the ones that don’t work out; they’re the ones you didn’t need an envelope to fix in the first place."

Title: Amendments
Author: H.M. Lynn 
Genre: Speculative fiction
Length: 353 pages
Buy Link: Amazon

Synopsis from Amazon: Emelia must choose. Her sister or her soulmate.

In a world not dissimilar to our own, the Administration have ensured that the human race should not have to live with any regrets. Like millions before her, Emelia now has the chance to go back and make the 'correct' decisions. The little envelope that contains her amendment will change not just her life, but that of the people she loves the most. Her sister Finola, whose reckless and self-destructive nature has led her dangerously close to the sinister Marchers movement, and Gabe, the rock that has been holding the remnants of her family together for as long as she can remember.

Caught between saving Finola or happiness with Gabe, she must struggle to predict how the ripples of her amendments will spread. Two envelopes, two choices, one life. 

What would you amend? 

Two Kindle eBook copies of the book are up for grabs (two separate winners). Here's the giveaway entry form!  

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

'Courage Begins' and 'Courage Resurrected' Giveaway!

Happy Cinco de Mayo, evrybody! Jennifer here with another IBGW giveaway. I’m delighted to announce the release of R. Scott Mackey’s books, Courage Begins and Courage Resurrected. I had a lot of fun proofreading Courage Resurrected (the second in the Ray Courage Private Investigator series). Then I got to edit Courage Begins (the sequel to Courage Matters), and Jo Michaels did the proofreading.

TitleCourage Begins (Ray Courage Private Investigator Series Book 1)
Author: R. Scott Mackey
Genre: Mystery
Length: 85 pages
Buy LinkCourage Begins

From Amazon: Garrett and Tiffanie Bate had it all—youth, money, and a perfect marriage. Until Tiffanie is killed in a suspicious accident. Neither the police nor the insurance investigators can prove she was murdered and the case turns cold. Two years later the insurance company asks an intern—former college professor turned private eye Ray Courage—to reopen the investigation. He uncovers little new evidence to support suspicions that Garrett killed his wife for the insurance money. Garrett has the perfect alibi—hundreds of witnesses that place him more than two hours from the scene of Tiffanie’s death. Ray knows he’s missing something. But what? As his search for the truth unfolds, Ray’s life is put in jeopardy and he realizes his adversary is someone who’ll kill before he’ll be caught.

In this prequel to Courage Matters, Ray Courage begins his private investigation career, displaying the skills, abilities and sense of humor that have made him a fan favorite around the world.

Title: Courage Resurrected (Ray Courage Private Investigator Series Book 3)
Author: R. Scott Mackey
Genre: Mystery
Length: 213 pages
Buy Link: Courage Resurrected

From Amazon: Ray Courage’s wife Pam died thirteen years before in a car accident. Or did she? Ray’s world is turned upside down when he receives a series of e-mails from someone claiming to be his dead wife, accusing him of attempting to kill her and vowing revenge. Ray sets out to find the identity of the e-mailer only to discover the circumstances of his wife’s apparent death appear to be all but accidental. Soon Police Detective Carla Thurber comes to suspect Ray of killing his wife, and of a subsequent murder of Pam’s confidant. Meanwhile, a murderous predator who does not want the facts of Pam’s death to surface aims to stop Ray. In the greatest challenge of his life, Ray must outrun the police and elude those who are out to kill him as he seeks the truth about his wife’s death.

One Kindle eBook of each mystery is up for grabs.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

New Release and Giveaway Helia's Shadow Part One and Two

Happy Monday, everyone! Jo here. Wow, yeah, so I have another giveaway for you today. I did the interior formatting and full wrap cover design (she already had a front cover) for the Helia's Shadow series parts one and two by K. C. Neal. She was such a joy to work with, and I think you'll love the interior of these books. Since they're young adult sci-fi, I had a little fun with them. **NOTE: These are new to PRINT** See what you think. Ready? Let's go!

First up, information about the books up for grabs:

Title: Helia's Shadow Part One (Starlight Age #1)
Author: K. C. Neal
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Length (print): 336 pages
Buy Link: Amazon Paperback $14.99

Sixteen-year-old Helia wants two things in life: to step out of her over-protective mother's shadow and become an engineer, and to stop hiding her relationship with alien boy Kalo. But the world definitely isn't ready for a human-alien romance. And worse, the human-alien partnership is crumbling. Humans are arrested without explanation. Some of them are never seen again.

When the alien leader imprisons her mother on a false charge, Helia discovers the aliens never intended to help humans at all. Now, she must join forces with alien rebels. If she succeeds, humans have a chance at survival and she has a chance at love. If she fails, the dwindling human race dies out in slavery.

When the aliens arrived, they were hailed as the saviors of a dying Earth and dwindling human race. But the aliens didn't come to help. Now, one human girl's ingenious invention and one alien boy's awakened heart are humanity's last hope...

Title: Helia's Shadow Part Two (Starlight Age #2)
Author: K. C. Neal
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Length (print): 380 pages
Buy Link: Amazon Paperback $14.99

Helia’s Shadow Part Two picks up right where Part One ended, with Helia trapped in a transporter on the way to the lunar prison. When she gets there, she discovers that the rumors Gordon heard were true—there are alien cannibals on the moon. It’s more horrific and dangerous than anything she ever imagined. She must survive long enough to figure out how to escape back to earth, find Kalo and the rebels, and take down Reku before he enslaves the last surviving humans. One human girl’s ingenious invention and one alien boy’s awakened heart are humanity’s last hope...

Now for some interior pretty, and I'll give you the Rafflecopter entry form after that.

Part One:

Part Two:

Couldn't you just die? You know you wanna own it now.

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Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Chasing Forgiveness Release Day and Giveaway Event

Howdy all! Jo here. Welcome to another IBGW blog post! Man, do we have a ton of great stuff coming your way over the next month. I won't spoil the surprise, but I will tell you there are some amazing books being released by our authors. Today, we're doing the giveaway for a paperback copy of Chasing Forgiveness - A Tala Prophecies companion novella by Ms. Tia Silverthorne Bach. I did the edit on this book, and I think you're gonna love it! This series has won awards! Grab a cup of coffee and let's get going.

First up, as always, a little information about the book:

Title: Chasing Forgiveness (Tala Prophecies Companion Novella)
Author: Tia Silverthorne Bach
Genre: YA Paranormal
Length (print): 82 pages
Buy links: Amazon Kindle $0.99 (limited time) ~ Amazon Paperback $7.99

When terror strikes, forever altering your life, it doesn’t ask permission or forgiveness.

Madeleine and Amélie’s quiet lives are ripped apart by a creature they never imagined could exist outside a horror story. Their mother is murdered, their father is missing, and the only safe haven is with a family full of secrets. But rescue comes at a price.

Ripped from the light of youth, the sisters are forced into the shadows—where they meet brothers Rafe and Rowan.

It’s not the time for infatuation or love, but the heart rarely listens to reason.

Now, the young women have decisions to make. Will they be able to achieve their unified goal of stopping evil, or will it consume them from the inside out?

They soon learn some choices can’t be undone.

Bet you're eager to win a copy, eh?

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Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Friday, March 27, 2015

utopYA 2015 Experience - Write Your own Future

writeyourfutureHave you got a story in your heart simply bursting to be told? Or characters in your head who never stop whispering their secrets? Maybe you're a devoted reader who wants to tell the world about your favorite books. No matter your goals, UtopYA will envelop you with open arms as well as inspire you beyond belief! The book conference brings female writers of contemporary and supernatural YA and NA fiction together with their fans. Book lovers from far and wide, including authors and readers as far away as the UK, Scotland, and South Africa. This year’s expected attendance of 700-1,000 will be its highest ever.

Those who are interested in a thriving book community will enjoy panels and camaraderie. Readers will not only meet some of their favorite authors (and even do karaoke with them!), but they'll attend educational panels to learn about honing their craft. Whether it's writing or editing a book, designing covers, developing marketing strategies, blogging - they've got a panel for that and more!

Keynote speakers Denise Grover Swank, Lauren Miller and Kim Holden will kick off each day followed by educational panels, games, screenings and more. These panels contain expert advice to aspiring authors and book bloggers, plus open discussion for audience participation. Over 100 exhibitors will showcase their work and meet readers; a B&N and indie bookstore are also on site. In addition to the cosplay karaoke on Friday night, the highly anticipated UtopYA Awards will take place Saturday evening, where nominees are honored thanks to their peers and fans. We'll get dressed up and dance the night away as we fangirl over our favorite book boyfriends ;)

In addition, there is a book signing on Saturday that is open to the public - all UtopYA asks is a book donation or $5 to their charity, Book 'Em. In return, you'll meet bestselling authors, plus a chance to discover plenty of new ones! More than a few women have called this event a life-changing experience! The event is already at 75% capacity, so get your tickets here or hurry over for more information at www.utopyacon.com

Want to know who will be there? Here’s a PARTIAL list of authors, experts, models, and vendors who are ready to meet YOU:

Denise Grover Swank • Kim Holden • Lauren Miller • Marissa Meyer • Myra McEntire • Tammara Webber • Rebecca Donovan • Amy A. Bartol • Jessica Sorensen • Ella James • Cameo Renae • Elizabeth Kirke • Amanda Jones • T.A. Kunz • Chelsea Fine • Whit & Ware • Mae I Design • Indie-Visible • Teal Haviland • Kristie Cook • Clean Teen Publishing • CHBB • Timid Monster • Tia Bach and Indie Books Gone Wild • The Paisley Reader • Delphina Henley • Shana Benedict • Book Junkie Not So Anonymous • Michele Madow • Courtney Stevens • C.J. Redwine • #NALitChat • Chanda Hahn • RK Ryals • A.M. Hargrove • B.J. Sheldon • Cambria Hebert • Tessi Conquest • Nathan Weller • Kendra Malcolm • Madison Daniel • Mindy Ruiz • Bryna Butler • Curiosity Quills • P.K. Hrezo • Rysa Walker • Mary Ting • Bella Roccaforte • Raine Thomas • The Rebel Writers • Michele G. Miller • Raye Wagner • Heather Hildenbrand • S.M. Boyce • Rebecca Yarros • Rachel Harris • Tammy Blackwell • Plot Ninja • Helene Dunbar • Lila Felix • Lizzy Ford • A.G. Henley • Toni Lesatz • Nikki Jefford • Katie McGarry • Stormy Smith • Amy Miles • Rick Miles • Jon Miller • Misty Provencher • Kallie Ross • Stacie Wilson • Morgan Wylie and so many more.

Check the web site for full list of authors, exhibitors, panelists and more!

Now if that didn't get you all abuzz, I don't know what will! Get your tickets!

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Friday, February 20, 2015

Congratulations to Our utopYA Con Trip Winner!

Happy Friday, everyone! Jo here. So, over the last year, we had a little contest running for our editors. Tia and I will be attending utopYA Con in June of this year, and we thought it might be awesome to bring one of our own along to join in the fun. We put it out there, and now, we've chosen a winner.

Congratulations to:
Karen Robinson!

She'll get a ticket to the four day conference and a hotel room for the duration.

Here's a little about Karen:

Howdy! I’m Karen Robinson, and I’m excited to be joining the editing team at Indie Books Gone Wild. I’ve been an avid reader since I was in elementary school, reading anything I could get my hands on although my favorite genres are fantasy and dystopian fiction. In college, I majored in English and spent a couple of years as a copy editor for a financial firm and then a medical publisher. An opportunity led me to graduate school where I received a PhD in medieval literature (and graded many many freshman composition papers).

I decided to leave academia after having a child and to go back to my editing roots. Since then, I’ve been doing a wide variety of editing work from websites for plastic surgeons to eBooks about social media as well as fiction, which is where my editing (and reading) heart lies. I’ve had the pleasure of working with indie author Shane W. Shelton on his Believing Magic series and look forward to developing editing relationships with other authors. When I’m not reading (and even sometimes when I am), I can be found with two sticks and some yarn in my hands—knitting is my other passion.

Using The Chicago Manual of Style - 16th Edition, my goal is not to rewrite your book or create a book that I would have written. Instead, I aim to keep your voice—but just make it a cleaner version of your voice. Ultimately, you are the author and ownership of the book is yours, but working with an editor is a valuable way of strengthening your book and making it the best that it can be so that readers can get great enjoyment out of it.

Her clients love her! Check this out:

“Karen took on my 'MASSIVE' project and did a fantastic job taking my raw manuscript and turning it into a 'book.' She didn't alter the story line, or over edit, which was one of my key concerns. And at the same time she wasn't afraid to do what was just plain 'needed.' One of my problem areas (especially with my earlier writing) was with paragraphing correctly. She addressed that issue wonderfully, which means she not only read it and proofed it but had to 'digest' the material and make decisions as to flow and pace. All changes were made in a way that was 'tracked' and easy to review her edits and tweaks.”
–Shane W. Shelton, author of the Believing Magic series

If you're at the con, stop by the IBGW table and say hello to Tia, Karen, and me! We'd love to see you.

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Indie-Visible 2.0 PubHub Launches


Hey writers!

Did you know you can visit Indie-Visible's PubHub to build your own publishing team?

Indie-Visible is giving extra focus to the PubHub side of things and want to give a big shout out to our AWESOME TEAM OF FREELANCERS.

Indie authors can use this list of highly recommended professionals to "Build Their Publishing Team" and gain assistance in all phases of the publishing process. Propel your next book to the heights of success with expert content editing, copy editing, proofreading, cover art, formatting, interior design, and marketing. PubHub has it ALL!

In addition to building your team, PubHub also provides ongoing Expert Articles with tips and advice on all phases of publishing, including the business side of being an author. Indie-Visible's goal is provide a one-stop, interactive site for all indie authors seeking assistance, encouragement, and a team to root for them.  

New to Indie-Visible? Check out the Soft Launch Post for a nice overview of what they do. If you haven't yet familiarized yourself with them, I encourage you to head on over to their site, get to know The Literacy League Crew, and subscribe to the two Hubs for tons of fun and informative posts.

If you've been following their posts, THANK YOU!

 If you haven't yet subscribed to BookHub or PubHub, you can subscribe on any of their posts, or sign up here.  

Giveaway Alert! As an added BONUS, if you subscribe to either or both Hubs, you will be automatically entered to WIN a fantastic prize package giveaway from the PubHub that will fulfill any author's dreams! This package will include a day blitz package from Red Coat PR, website design by Starling Magic, book cover art from MaeIDesign, branding from Whit&Ware, and more!

Next Tuesday, there will be an official Giveaway Post with all the pertinent details coming soon. It is something you will not want to miss.

So, what are you waiting for? Go check out Indie-Visible and join IBGW in bringing LITERARY JUSTICE TO ALL!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Celebrating Two Years - EIC Tia Silverthorne Bach

Happy Friday, IBGW followers! Jo here. Today, I’d like to share something with you all about my fellow IEC, Tia Silverthorne Bach. You see, today is her two year anniversary with INDIE Books Gone Wild, and I’m gonna tell you a little about how that relationship formed. We’re gonna have a little giveaway at the end of this post, so get ready! Anyone who subscribes to our newsletter will also get an e-mail today about the books IBGW has worked on over the last twelve months. So, lots of amazing things happening on the blog today. Ready? Grab that coffee, get your clicking finger ready, and let’s get going!

I met Tia during the Author Blog Challenge in June of 2012. She and I hit it off right away. We have a lot of things in common—yes, other than being complete grammar nerds and lovers of the written word in general. Usually, when I’m thinking a certain way about something, she’s in complete agreement. We fostered a friendship that’s proven to be one of the best I’ve ever made.

Not only is she an amazing person, she’s also one hell of an editor. It’s rare to find someone who cares so much about their client(s), and her values made her an indispensable addition to the IBGW team. Together, we formed the idea to keep all editing in house so a better product emerged on the other side. It was tiresome to hear the complaints about Indie novels being poorly edited, written, and covered. Our mission, from day one, was to change that stigma.

How many people do you meet in your lifetime that hold the same values and have the same ideals as you? Let me tell you, they’re few and far between.

Not only is Tia a stellar editor, she’s also a fantastic author and book reviewer. If you haven’t been to her personal blog, I invite you to poke around here. For her book review blog, go here. But, I digress.

Last year, almost two years to the day from the time I first interacted with Tia, we met for the first time in person. Sure, we’d had Skype conversations, but it’s not the same thing. She’s just as lovely in person as she is via e-mail. I think, if someone needed a pair of shoes, she’d give them the ones she was wearing and never think twice about it. But she demands respect at the same time, and doesn’t let people push her around or take advantage of her kindness.

I’m so grateful to be able to call Tia my friend, and even more grateful she decided to partner with me in this crazy IBGW venture.

So, to celebrate her awesomeness, I’m doing a little giveaway of all the books she’s helped bring to market with IBGW over the last year (or written). Enjoy entering and helping me celebrate the amazing business that’s INDIE Books Gone Wild with Tia by my side at the helm!

List of books included:
I, Zombie
Tbinkerknese 101
Chasing Shadows
Not Born Here: Stories from Marsden, NC
Fractured Glass: A Novel Anthology

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Do you know Tia? Tell me a little story about how you met!

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!