eBook Review: Bridge Daughter by Jim Nelson

This ebook was sent to me by the author for an honest review.

 

Title: Bridge Daughter

Author: Jim Nelson

Length: 386 pages

Purchase at: Amazon Kindle

Summary: In the god-fearing city of Concord, California, thirteen-year old Hanna lives with her attentive and caring parents. Life is quiet, quaint, and outside of her Aunt Azami and Uncle Rick, Hanna truly believes she needs nothing more in her life. Everything changes, however, on her birthday, when she decides to steal a pregnancy test from her local pharmacy.

Her life is cut in two: life before pregnancy test, and life after pregnancy test, and she must learn to cope with the indelible fact that she is her mother’s bridge daughter. Hanna goes on a mission to learn her own beliefs and values, from herself, to her parents, to God himself, and along the way she learns the gut-wrenching truth that sometimes there is a purpose to your life. And it may not be what you hoped.

Impression: I’ve never gotten teary-eyed after reading a self-published book yet, and I’m happy to say that Bridge Daughter is that inspirational and entertaining of a novel.

Jim Nelson weaves a novel FRAUGHT with taboo topics (religion, sex, life VS death) and handles them so professionally and emotionally. Hanna is a beautiful character that undergoes one of the most trying and tortuous character arcs I’ve ever read- the entire time, I rooted for her through all of her trials, good or bad. She begins the book as a naïve, immature child and ends the novel a saint. Though that, ladies and gentlemen, is the question that Nelson seems to pose all along: where is the line between morality and the right to live your life as you see fit? Is there a line? Is there actually a divine reason behind your existence?

This is an incredible scifi novel that bridges (ha) the gap between religion and science. It is so emotionally superb and is not overhanded with any of the themes (because let’s be honest… religion novels tend to drive people batty, but this is one of the gems that genuinely, genuinely asks you to learn and question on your own). The style is a tough one for authors to grasp, because not many people can write from a thirteen-year old girl’s stunted perspective. But Nelson achieved the nigh impossible. You learn and grow with Hanna, you come to understand the world she exists in and the choices that she has to make, and you endure the tests she must face with as much uncertainty and doubt as she does.

I would suggest this novel to everyone- it is intelligent, gripping, and hard to put down. The action is full-speed ahead; no one makes it out of this book without a tested perspective after some masterfully written heart-wrenching moments. Nelson is a tried and tested author, and I genuinely suggest his book to all scifi and high fantasy lovers. Five feather pens!

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New Self-Published eBooks: August 14-20

Hey again, happy Saturday my book lovers 🙂

I just spent the day brunching and birthday-partying it up for an adorable one-year old, and as much as my aesthetic screams “vampire,” seeing the sun and some great people really made the day into something super special. (And of course, I lathered on that sunscreen lol)

Do any of you guys find that certain interests in different mediums seriously affect your interest in other types of art/ entertainment? For example, my boyfriend and I binged watched Stranger Things on HBO, which just so happened to coincide with my attempt to tackle Stephen King’s The Stand (this has been a bit of a fail lol), but I’ve been hungering for more 80s nostalgia reading, shows, and music. I think it actually began a couple of weeks before Stranger Things when I watched almost all of Molly Ringwald’s movies in a weekend… I think I have a bit of an obsession lol

I’m curious, have you guys watched the show? Or have any reading suggestions to give to kind of go with that whole vibe? I just started Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, and I have to admit I am looooving it. So far, it’s exactly what I was looking for in a story- compassionate, emotional, and just starting in on some Halloween spookiness for that essential paranormal edge.

I would love to hear what you guys have to recommend! Here’s this week’s list of upcoming publications, I hope you find something great to read 🙂

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Stairways End by Walt Pickut available August 14, 2016

Havoc Road (#2) by CR Watson available August 15, 2016

About Time – and Particles Colliding by Mark Murray available August 15, 2016

Moonlighting at the Mortuary by TS McLellan available August 15, 2016

Derailed by CM Boers available August 15, 2016

Bloodline: Samson and Delilah by Y Stokes available August 15, 2016

Fatal Reaction, The Beginning by MA Hollstein available August 15, 2016

One Man’s Island by Thomas J Wolfenden available August 15, 2016

Retaliation (#2) by Tobias Klausmann available August 15, 2016

Remnants (#2) by Bridget Bundy available August 15, 2016

We Who Remain (#2) by Sean Fletcher available August 15, 2016

Cinderella Dreams of Fire by Casey Lane available August 15, 2016

Resurgence by Joshua W Nelson available August 15, 2016

Ice Burns by Charity Ayres available August 16, 2016

Mannegishi by Ben Willoughby available August 16, 2016

The Element Hunter Series Book One by Alyssa Casey available August 16, 2016

Journey Back to Mars by Hugo Huesca available August 16, 2016

Dawn of Defiance by Andi Neal available August 16, 2016

Southern Zombies 5: South of Hell by Ann Riley available August 16, 2016

Fated Souls by Sariah Skye available August 16, 2016

Influence by David R Bernstein available August 16, 2016

Sorcerer: Betrayal by DL Harrison available August 16, 2016

Nightshade by AK Anderson available August 16, 2016

Unknown by Wendy Higgins available August 16, 2016

Enforcer by DM Turner available August 17, 2016

A World Apartby Loui Downing available August 17, 2016

Society Stronghold by TJ Vensarn available August 17, 2016

Diabolical Quest by Joanna Mazurkiewicz available August 17, 2016

A Tale of Two Airships by Katherine McIntyre available August 17, 2016

Curse of Chronos by Megan Cutler available August 18, 2016

Sacrifice by Mia Bishop available August 18, 2016

The Actress, the Witch, and the Amazon by Jonathan Pidduck available August 18, 2016

Episode 1: Bloodlines by Allyson Gottlieb available August 18, 2016

Good Things by Mia Darien available August 18, 2016

The Yesterdays of Tomorrow (#2) by Jessica Hernandez available August 19, 2016

Ricochet Through Time (#3) by Lindsey Fairleigh available August 19, 2016

Ben by Shelley Jarvis available August 19, 2016

The Uprising by Kachi Ugo available August 19, 2016

Dark Realm by Mary Vigiliante Zsydlowski available August 20, 2016

Shattered Fate by Yelena Lugin available August 20, 2016

Children of the Voidby Jack Halls available August 20, 2016

The Hundred Gram Mission by Navin Weeraratne available August 20, 2016

 

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Dawn of Defiance by Andi Neal available August 16, 2016

Origins by MR Pritchard available August 17, 2016

Resurrection by MR Pritchard available August 18, 2016

The Uprising by Kachi Ugo available August 19, 2016

The Sleep Trade by Amy Parker available August 19, 2016

Angels and Avalon by Catherine Milos available August 20, 2016

Fusion Heart by Andrew J Cole available August 20, 2016

Dark Realm by Mary Vigliante Szydlowski available August 20, 2016

 

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Anya and the Power Crystal by NA Cauldron available August 15, 2016

Origins by MR Pritchard available August 16, 2016

The Uprising by Kachi Ugo available August 19, 2016

Resurrection by MR Pritchard available August 18, 2016

Dark Realm by Mary Vigliante Szydlowski available August 20, 2016

New Self-Published eBooks: July 31- August 6

Hey, everyone!

Happy Harry Potter book release day! (And Happy Birthday, Harry!)

I went with a friend to Barnes and Noble and snatched up my copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child today and haven’t really come up for air since I got it. I’m on the final act and am trying to take a moment to breath and eat dinner lol

How about you guys? Have you been lucky enough to have time to get the book today? I feel like a kid again- just reading through the book in a single sitting while it rains and pours outside and the house is quiet with naps and the sound of the Harry Potter movie marathon in the background (I mean… it’s only fitting lol). Jay is under the weather, poor guy, so I’ve gotten him some medicine and he’s just sleeping the day away with the little kitties.

And good news, too, on the furball front! They’re basically inseparable now and I’ve even caught Mr. Meow cleaning Taco multiple times over the past two days. We have little cat trees that they like to sit on next to each other and watch the squirrels outside- it’s an amazing change from what it was a month and a half ago. We finally feel comfortable keeping them out all day together, but we still separate them while we are off at work or out of the house. They tend to get into tussles… Meow doesn’t know how to play yet lol

Well… I must admit… I really want to get back to reading The Cursed Child, so I am going to end this post a little bit short 🙂 I have an awesome TBR post coming up for you guys on Tuesday- I can’t wait to show you guys what books I have in store for August. I’ve gotten some fantastic suggestions that I want to review for you guys and genuinely can’t wait to get to reading them!

Here’s this week’s upcoming publications! Read on, my happy HP friends 🙂 Let me know how far you are in the book! Or do you plan on getting it? The whole screenplay format is a bit uncommon and I’m curious if you guys like the idea/like how it reads/have read any screenplays before.

Talk to you all soon!!!

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Wizards Quest Tales by D Glenn Casey available July 31, 2016

The Kamiri Born: Chronicles of Mehlis (#2) by DL Kramer available July 31, 2016

Mountain of Lies by Raquel Lyon available July 31, 2016

Lion Tamer by Lashell Collins available July 31, 2016

Soleil (#3) by Jacqueline Garlick available July 31, 2016

The Angel of Death by Elicia Hyder available July 31, 2016

Under the Weeping Tree by TN Davis available August 1, 2016

Heroes of Terisca (#2) by Natalie Miles available August 1, 2016

An Inconsequential Life (#2) by Ryan TA Campbell available August 1, 2016

Abnormal by EB Rockwell available August 1, 2016

Before (#2) by Samantha Gregory available August 1, 2016

The Book of Ominiue: Starborn by DM Barnham available August 1, 2016

Caught in the Ripples by S McPherson available August 1, 2016

Ciro Saga, Book One: Hunted by Kevin H Woodside available August 1, 2016

Daughter of the Red Planet by Kim Iverson available August 1, 2016

Disinhibition (#2) by MJ Carlson available August 1, 2016

Dre’s Legend (#3) by Wanda Corsaro available August 1, 2016

Blood Fire by NE Riggs available August 1, 2016

Broken by Josephine Templeton available August 1, 2016

The Broken God by Sabrina Flynn available August 1, 2016

Liberty by Alasdair Shaw available August 1, 2016

Worlds on Fire by Edward Punales available August 2, 2016

The Vanished World (#2) by Mark Knight available August 2, 2016

Midnight Sky (#2) by Amy Braun available August 2, 2016

Support Your Local Mosnter Hunter by Dennis Liggio available August 2, 2016

Outcast Journeys by Tracy Falbe available August 2, 2016

Claimed Undead by Lee Ayala available August 2, 2016

The Well Below the Valley by Katherine Lampe available August 2, 2016

The 24 Hourlies by Gaja J Kos available August 2, 2016

Torven by AJ Maguire available August 2, 2016

Beyond the Divide by SJ Callahan available August 2, 2016

Project Umschreiben: A Sparrow in Time by Wally Young available August 3, 2016

Marcii by Ross Turner available August 3, 2016

Two Percent Power: Delivering Justice by Brian Manning available August 3, 2016

Escalation (#2) by Olivia Rising available August 3, 2016

Cerulean Rust (#2) by William Jackson available August 3, 2016

Spirelli Paranormal Investigations by Kate Baray available August 3, 2016

Raindropt 2: No Place Like Gnome by Deena Byrne available August 4, 2016

Castaways of the Lost Star by C Litka available August 4, 2016

Deicide by Kathryn Andrews available August 5, 2016

Abominable by Alan Nayes available August 5, 2016

Allister’s Calling by Addison Sherell available August 5, 2016

Dead Highways: Regrets (#4) by Richard Brown available August 5, 2016

The Path of Peace by Mike Shelton available August 5, 2016

The Long Cold Ride by Jesse Gray available August 6, 2016

A God in Humaita by Joel Puga available August 6, 2016

The Harvest Moon by David Neth available August 6, 2016

The Ballerina’s Gift by Rachelle MN Shaw available August 6, 2016

 

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The Broken God by Sabrina Flynn available August 1, 2016

Sorceress of Atlanti by Philip Blood available August 1, 2016

Daughter of the Red Planet by Kim Iverson available August 1, 2016

Broken by Josephine Templeton available August 1, 2016

The 24 Hourlies by Gaja J Kos available August 2, 2016

I, Human (#5) by Vito Veii available August 2, 2016

Worlds on Fire by Edward Punales available August 2, 2016

Outcast Journeys by Tracy Falbe available August 2, 2016

Pirates by Paul Kater available August 2, 2016

The Well Below the Valley by Katherine Lampe available August 2, 2016

Spirelli Paranormal Investigations (#5) by Kate Baray available August 3, 2016

Dark Consort by Jay Erickson available August 3, 2016

To Earth and Back by William Boardman available August 4, 2016

Abominable by Alan Nayes available August 4, 2016

The First Soul by WJ Cherf available August 5, 2016

Collapsing Worlds by ML Steele available August 5, 2016

A God in Humaita by Joel Puga available August 6, 2016

 

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Daughter of the Red Planet by Kim Iverson available August 1, 2016

Broken by Josephine Templeton available August 1, 2016

Worlds on Fire by Edward Punales available August 2, 2016

I, Human (#5) by Vito Veii available August 2, 2016

The Well Below the Valley by Katherine Lampe available August 2, 2016

The 24 Hourlies by Gaja J Kos available August 2, 2016

Outcast Journeys by Tracy Falbe available August 2, 2016

Pirates by Paul Kater available August 2, 2016

Spirelli Paranormal Investigations (#5) by Kate Baray available August 3, 2016

New Self-Published eBooks: July 24-30

Hey friends!

I have a confession to make. I’m a huge horror fan, and I’ve never, until today, seen The Blair Witch Project

I am a huge fan of modern, classic, trashy, humorous, speculative, myth-based horror and haven’t even thought of this movie until my bf brought it up. I can’t BELIEVE what I was missing!

It was a total 90s throwback, and after growing up in Massachusetts in the middle of nowhere I couldn’t help but wish I had seen this when I was a teen. Instead of fan girling, I would have been scared out of my pants.

I’m on a total wilderness horror kick, too, which can be seen in the books I’m reading, stories I’m writing, and movies (apparently) I’m watching. I’ve been looking up a ton of localized mythology, too, like Scandinavian forest ghasts. Do you guys find this kind of genre scary? I know some people think it’s slow, but that’s the kind of terror that really appeals to your instincts 🌳🌔

There aren’t that many horror novels on this weeks list of new releases, but there are some good debut novels that have recently come out in-store. Let me know if you’re interested in hearing about the ones I’ve found!

Here we go 😊

Rise of the Dreamer by (#3) by L Higgins available July 24, 2016

Queen of Magic by Haley Nicole available July 25, 2016 

Betrayal Society Lost (#2) by Steven Bird available July 25, 2016

Red: The Untold Story by Angela M Hudson available July 25, 2016

A Faded Star by Michael Freeport available July 25, 2016

Allazar’s The Coursers: Daughter of the Flood by Chrishaun Keller-Hanna available July 25, 2016

The Salvager by Allen Donnelly available July 25, 2016

Kalla’s Symphony by Amber Morant available July 26, 2016

The Lunar Conspiracy by Albert C Kromer available July 26, 2016

Thunder Road by Sierra Dean available July 26, 2016

Nightingale Girl by MR Pritchard available July 26, 2016

Marking Territory (#2) by Daniel Potter available July 26, 2016

The Copernicus Deception (#15) by TR Harris available July 26, 2016

Innisgarbh by Rauri McCallion available July 27, 2016

Dragons Found by M Kay Lee available July 27, 2016 

Nyssa Glass and the Cutpurse Kid by HL Burke available July 27, 2016

Migration by Daniel David available July 28, 2016

Revolution in Time (#10) by Monique Martin available July 28, 2016

Zardoc: Castaway Island (#2) by Paco Jones available July 29, 2016

Maythorn’s Wish by Emily Larkin available July 29, 2016

Earth and Lunar Dreaming by CM Simpson available July 29, 2016

Planetfall by JA Sutherland available July 29, 2016

Stefan by Jocelynn Drake available July 29, 2016

Firefly of Immortality by Kasey Hill available July 29, 2016 

The Augmented (#5) by Peter James West available July 29, 2016

Dangerous Metal by Mariah Avix available July 29, 2016

Chosen by A Bernette available July 29, 2016

Sworn to War (#9) by Terah Edun available July 29, 2016

The Vorkian by Nirina Stone available July 30, 2016

Passage to Glory by JR Lawrence available July 30, 2016

Before I Shatter by Mandy Peterson available July 30, 2016

Wonderland by Emory R Frie available July 30, 2016

Warcaster by JC Staudt available July 30, 2016

Stormblaze by Kat Bonham available July 30, 2016

Insurrection (#3) by Arshad Ahsanuddin available July 30, 2016

Songs of the Osirian by Christopher D Abbott available July 30, 2016

Sorceress Rising (#2) by Lisa Blackwood available July 30, 2016

Hell or High Water (#3) by Hailey Edwards available July 30, 2016

The Randolph Family Saga (#3) by Patricia Leslie available July 27, 2016

Metafictional Metaphysics by Sandipan Datta available July 28, 2016

Death Blinks (#8) by Tamara Rose Blodgett available July 28, 2016

The Enemy you Know by Cate Dean available July 28, 2016

Gates to the Realm (#2) by Junko An available July 29, 2016

Zardoc: Castaway Island (#2) by Paco Jones available July 29, 2016

Earth and Lunar Dreaming by CM Simpson available July 29, 2016

The Augmented (#5) by Peter James West available July 29, 2016

Dangerous Metal by Mariah Avix available July 29, 2016

Warcaster by JC Staudt available July 30, 2016 

Insurrection (#3) by Arshad Ahsanuddin available July 30, 2016 

 

Earth and Lunar Dreaming by CM Simpson available July 29, 2016

The Augmented by Peter James West available July 29, 2016

Gates to the Realms: The Traveller by Junko An available July 29, 2016

Insurrection by Arshad Ahsanuddin available July 30, 2016

 

New Self-Published eBooks: May 22-28

Hey everyone 🙂 welcome to another week of self-published eBooks! I have some awesome self-published reviews coming so I hope you’re in the mood for more great fantasy and scifi!

I’ve honestly had quite a book hangover the past couple of days since finishing The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. Have any of you read it? I’m thinking of doing a review on hat,too, if you guys are interested.  Just haven’t had the heart to start a new book, I’m still  living on Mount Char…

And here we go 😊

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Pacifica by Aaron Jones available May 22, 2016

In the Light of Darkness by Delizhia Jenkins available May 22, 2016

The Forgotten Sister by Kieran Higgins available May 22, 2016

Rise of the Sparrows by Sarina Langer available May 23, 2016 

Circle by HJ Lawson available May 23, 2016 

Cogsmith by Amanda Clemmer available May 23, 2016

Concealed by RJ Crayton available May 23, 2016

Hunting Down Dragons (#2 in the Moonlight Dragon series) by Tricia Owens available May 23, 2016

Uncertain Principles: Demonworld (#3 in the Instruments of Wrath series) by Severine Wolfe available May 24, 2016

The Change: Life by JC Nichols available May 24, 2016

Dwarves in Space 2: Family Matters by SE Zbasnik available May 24, 2016

Warrior Wench by Marie Andreas available May 24, 2016

Jade’s Awakening by Isabelle Hardesty available May 24, 2016

Dylan Peterson: And the Angels of Fire by Matthew Edde available May 24, 2016

The Pretender (#2 in the Soren Chase series) by Rob Blackwell available May 24, 2016

New Spark (#3 in the Dark Magic Enforcer series) by Al K Line available May 24, 2016

Anarchy by Jaymin Eve available May 24, 2016

Fairy magic by Ella Summers available May 24, 2016

Chronicles of Athena Lee (#2) by TS Paul available May 25, 2016

Boneyard (#2 in the Thaumaturge series) by Cal Matthews available May 25, 2016

Invasion by Paul Moxham available May 25, 2016

Godspeaker by Tessa Crowley available May 25, 2016

The Ostara Tale (#4 in the Tales of Chalandor series) by Bobbi Thompson Grende available May 25, 2016

Rosinanti by Kevin J Kessler available May 25, 2016

Rise of the ULTRAs (#2 in the Last Hero series) by Matt Blake available May 25, 2016

Out of the Dark by Claire C Riley available May 26, 2016 

Heldarade Chronicles: Dragons Choice by N Dvais available May 26, 2016

The Songstress Murders by JB Garner available May 26, 2016

Kathya Unbound by Tiffany Cherney available May 26, 2016

Unbearable (#4 in the Stonebrood Saga) by Tracey Cooper-Posey available May 26, 2016

Host by HJ Lawson available May 26, 2016

The Champion of Baresh by Susan Grant available May 26, 2016 

Project Diamond by JW Bouchard available May 27, 2016

Burning Skies (#2 in the Sword of Dragons series) by Jon Wasik available May 27, 2016

The Heroes Among Us (#6 in the Dream Fighter Chronicles) by Calvin Locke available May 27, 2016

Shadow Play (#2 in the Shadow Saga) by John Harrison available May 27, 2016

Stonebriar Casefiles 182: Bad Alchemy by Laura Nicole available May 27, 2016

The Star Bell (#3 in the Cendrillon Cycle) by Stephanie Ricker available May 27, 2016

 

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The Quantum Mechanic by Jason Faris available May 24, 2016

Ambassador 5: Blue Diamond Sky by Patty Jansen available May 24, 2016

Uncertain Principles: Demonworld (#3 in the Instruments of Wrath series) by Severine Wolfe available May 24, 2016

Avenger; A Modern Tale of the Tuatha DeDannan by Joseph HJ Liaigh available May 25, 2016

Kathya Unbound by Tiffany Cherney available May 26, 2016

The Champion of Baresh by Susan Grant available May 26, 2016

Small Steps by Mark H Jamieson available May 28, 2016

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Crimson Worlds Collection III by Jay Allen available May 24, 2016

Struck by Amanda Carlson available May 24, 2016

Kathya Unbound by Tiffany Cherney available May 26, 2016

Smell Steps by Mark H Jamieson available May 28, 2016

Disclaimer: This list is created based on my own research. Any oversights in self-published books are not done purposefully or out of maliciousness. Books with a listed publisher other than the author’s name, listed under a genre other than Fantasy or Science-Fiction, or advertised on a separate eReader site, will not be included. Amendments will not be made to published posts. To ensure inclusion in the weekly updates, please send me an email and a link to your eBook to thedriftingpaige@gmail.com and, if given enough notice, I will do my best to include you!

Author Interview: Christi Smit

Gamma Nine by Christi Smit

Hi everyone!

I’m so happy to be able to bring to you an interview of one of the most passionate, most creative authors in the self-publishing world: Christi Smit, author of Gamma Nine.

Now, hopefully you guys checked out the book review, but Gamma Nine is an epic sci-fi story based hundreds of years in the future and revolves around a military group defending the universe from a deadly plague. The world is rich, the characters unique, and the story is well told. I was lucky enough to wrangle Christi into being my first interviewee, and he gratefully accepted the challenge!

Gamma Nine debuted in the #1 spot on KOBO in its categories, and was #1 for a week in the top 50 sci-fi books and was in the top 10 for a week in the overall top 50. Smit not only put a ton of effort into this premier novel, but he also created a program in which readers can share creativity and become involved in the Gamma Nine universe. Called the Star Explorer Program, readers and fans can contribute pieces of art of the Gamma Nine universe; drawings of characters, spacecraft, planets, etc. Smit crafted this welcoming contribution to create a community of sci-fi lovers who want to express their love of the novels. And speaking of novels, a new (free!) novella will be out TODAY, and click here to download it as an epub. I will put all of Christi’s links at the bottom of the interview, but don’t hesitate to check out his main website here for more info about his books .

Without further ado, let’s learn about the author behind the story: Christi Smit!

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Debut Self-Published Author!
  1. Gamma Nine is an epic science fiction novel that combines an artfully described universe with technical and tactical accuracy. Did you have to do a lot of research for the militaristic and advanced tech scenes? If so, what resources did you use, and how did you meld accuracy and creativity?

Before I wrote Gamma Nine I wrote a 15000 word technical document as part of my universe building. I used it to set the stage for myself and as a history lesson for the universe. It still contained a story and some of the characters present in the current novel. The ZERO chapters are a shortened less technical history refined from that document. While I was writing this technical document I used previous knowledge from media and the internet to fill in the smaller gaps. However, as most of us know these days – when in doubt Google it. I spent hours upon hours reading scientific journals, articles and information about cell structure and how the mitochondrion functioned within a cell and my imagination took that information to create the Beast. I read about faster than light travel and all of the theories and hypothesis on the subject. But sometimes you have to connect reality to science fiction somehow. My explanation for some of the things contained within my novel are outside of what we understand as reality, what is and what is not possible. That is where science fiction comes in and connected what we know to what we wished we did or could. It also helped that I read mostly science fiction novels, so to a degree I know what has been done or has been tried and that foundation is what helped me write Gamma Nine.

 

  1. Will this fabled technical document ever be released? And how does it differ from the current novel?

I might release it as a fun thing for fans should there be enough of them to inquire about it. I still have it here somewhere. The technical document, named The History of Us, differs to Gamma Nine by great lengths. There is far more information on weaponry and military structure. It also contains detailed infection situations and contains a longer version of the original outbreak described in the ZERO chapters. A few other differences would be the formation of the P-SEP program and the birth of the first Star Explorer vessel, BEAM drive information, universe exploration with a few planets thrown into the mix and the birth of the first Titans. The ending is also different from the ZERO chapters. But that I will leave to readers once I release the raw document sometime in the near future.

 

  1. This is kind of a two-parter: Is science fiction your favorite genre to write? Why do you write scifi?

 

Science fiction has always been my favorite genre. It allows my imagination to run free and that is when I am at my best. Horror and Fantasy are genres I also love, but I feel a greater connection to the worlds of science fiction and all of its sub-genres. I have more than this one story planned for the Gamma Nine universe and even more new and exciting projects after the Gamma Nine Trilogy has concluded. There might even be a second trilogy or more stand-alone novels in the Gamma Nine series depending on how much the readers love the universe. That is how much I love writing science fiction. I would keep writing it as long as people wanted to read it. The universes, mine and others, are just places to get lost in and I thrive on the information written into science fiction novels. The details and scope of it all just makes my knees go week whenever I get stuck into the genre. Because of that and many other reasons, there was no choice in the matter when I decided which of my stories to write first. Science fiction bit me when I was a child and I have never regretted making my first light saber noise or begging my parents for spaceman action figures. Nowhere else can your mind leave this planet and see through the eyes of some distant star traveller, nowhere.

 

  1. Which character of yours did you enjoy writing the most? Was one of them particularly difficult to write?

I enjoyed writing Pyoter, Sam and Xander the most. I love writing characters with strange quirks and a good sense of humor. Sam has not shown the depth of his humor yet, he is quite shy, but he will. Rivers was also a particular favorite of mine; he features in my most favorite part of the novel. But I won’t spoil it for those who have not read the novel yet. Nathan was difficult and so was Christian, for personal and other reasons. It was sometimes difficult to separate reality from fiction in some cases while writing them.

 

  1. What was the hardest part of writing Gamma Nine?

To keep writing. Some days I would wake up and refuse to write. Other days I would start writing and not stop until I have the perfect scene. I do not know why that is but I guess it comes down to stress and all of the work involved in self-publishing. At first the novel would have been 80000 words, then 100000 and it ended up on 124000. So that shows you how much of a day to day struggle it is to keep to your schedule and ideas of what your novel should be. That is also one of the hardest parts I think.

 

  1. Are you an outliner or a freewriter? (Meaning, did you plan each scene before you wrote or did you just let your ideas take you where they wanted to?)

When I was studying creative writing I came across an article describing the different kind of writers and how they go about their work. I was intimidated at first when I read about organic writers, those lucky few who plan very little but can write great stories. At that time I was still an undefined and unrefined writer. With practice I started noticing that I was becoming more and more organic as my courses progressed. Most of the courses forced you to plan and show your outlines for everything you did. I did not enjoy that way of writing. It was not until I started my first real project – the document mentioned earlier -that I became truly free to write as I wanted to. I do not plan except a start and end point. I know where I want to begin and I have a vague idea of how the first arc needs to end. Other than that I sit down and I just write. Sometimes I would imagine future scenes or get ideas while I am doing the mundane day to day things. I even dreamt about some things in the novel because it consumed my entire life while I wrote it. I have a notebook I write some things in, but mostly they are just ideas like the names of a vessel or character I thought of or heard that sounded great. Planning just seemed unnatural to me. I write and the story creates itself as I go along.  At least 60% of the novel was decided as I was writing a scene. It sounds strange to other writers but even now I already have an idea of Book 2’s start and a little peek into an end, the middle part will be created as I put pen to paper. The only thing I know is some new characters and some scenes I want to put in, but nothing is set in stone and all of it is floating around in my mind. The same goes for the short story I am writing now. I knew what I wanted to write about and the name, the rest I made up every time I sat down to write.

 

  1. Which writers inspire you?

There are so many. But Orson Scott Card was the one that inspired me to write all of the things stored in my head. His foreword in the original Ender’s game was life-changing. My future wife pushed me to get off my lazy behind and hone my skills and Mr. Card was the trigger.

 

  1. Why did you choose self-publishing and what part of self-publishing appealed to you?

It was the only option at the time that would get my work out there as fast and easy as possible. I wish I did try the traditional route but the genre I chose is not very popular in publishing houses in my home country. I did the research and taught myself about self-publishing and it seemed like the best option. Maybe, or should I say hopefully, I will get published traditionally sometime in the future. I guess it comes down to luck in the end. I regret not sending my manuscripts to publishers in other countries though, something I need to do for the next book or series.

 

  1. What are your writing goals?

 

I have only one. I want to share my stories with others. I want those people that read my stories to put the book down at the end and feel as if I transported them away from whatever was bothering them at the time. It would be great if a reader contacted me and told me that my writing meant something to them, or even just kept them busy for a while. I want my stories to reach people, emotionally reach them to maybe help them through a difficult time or just make them smile, even if it is just once. If I can connect to a reader like that, then I consider myself a lucky man.

 

  1. Do you have any book recommendations that you’d like to share?

Would it be cliché to recommend J.K Rowling, Tolkien or the great Orson Scott Card? Even if it is, read whatever you can find with their names on it. Their writing is beyond the fantastic and borders on perfect in my opinion. Although Tolkien purely because he created what we know as fantasy today, without him we would not have all of the wonderful stories we have today.  If you want to read something quirky and fun, read Felicia Day’s book You’re Never Weird on the Internet (almost). It is worth it.

 

Thanks everyone for reading and I hope you enjoyed the interview! Definitely check out Smit’s book, the first in his series. Hopefully this is the first interview in a series, so if you liked seeing and reading this, please let me know!

For more info about Christi Smit and Gamma Nine, here’s the info you need:

Follow the happenings on Twitter: @GammaNineSeries

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US Amazon Author Page 

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New Self-Published eBooks: April 17-23

We’re back with another awesome list of upcoming self-published eBooks! You know, it’s really fun bringing you guys new debut and self-published authors. Sometimes I feel like I get stuck in a rut reading the same kind of books or the same authors… this is all well and good, but there really is nothing like an unexpected story or novel to really make you start thinking. I like to surround myself with great stories, and I’ve definitely found some gems since I started recording them here for all of us avid readers. Have any of you guys stumbled across something self-published or a recent debut novel that you instantly loved? Let me know! I’d love to hear what is currently catching your interest 🙂

And here’s our upcoming books this week:

 

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The Driver Series by HS Stone available April 17, 2016

Lifepod by Anu Morris available April 18, 2016

Eclipse of the Soul (#2 in the Interdimensional Saga) by JL Hendricks available April 17, 2016

Chronicles of Domaria by LC Lopes available April 18, 2016

The Apprentice’s Talent by Ray McCarthy available April 18, 2016

Hellavey (#2 in the New Breed series) by Lisa Vandiver available April 18, 2016

Winter Smith: London’s Burning by JS Strange available April 18, 2016

Scorched Magic (#7 in the Elemental Magic series) by Angela Wallace available April 18, 2016

The Last Heroes before Judgment by Matt Wilk available April 18, 2016

Scattering Stars by Wendy C Jorgenson available April 19, 2016

Echoes of Tomorrow (#8) by Douglas Wayne available April 19, 2016

The Curse of the Iron Skull (#2 in the Dust McAlan series) by CK Burch available April 19, 2016

Freedom/ Hate by Kyle Andrews available April 19, 2016

Alice in Sinland by Antarra Mann available April 19, 2016

Beauty’s Songbook by RJ Vickers available April 19, 2016

Raiding Cuailnge by Stephen Russel available April 20, 2016

Horribly Ever After by Thatcher C Nalley available April 20, 2016

Earth to Nole: Return of the Prince by Kumar Lomash available April 20, 2016

Tarquin Jenkins and the Book of Dreams by Peter Ford available April 20, 2016

Ghost of Winter by Wendy Tardeiu available April 21, 2016

Cosmo Flux by Samantha Ricks available April 21, 2016

The Anzu: The Wormhole by Mary S Shepard available April 21, 2016

Exfiltration (#4 of the Maelstrom series) by Jack Colton available April 21, 2016

Tempest (#2 in the La Sylphide series) by K Gorman available April 22, 2016

The Sorceress and the Demon (#3 in the Vampire Addictions Trilogy) by Thea Atkinson available April 22, 2016

Iron Fist Keep (#3 in the Prophecy of Axain series) by Steven Atwood available April 22, 2016

Crossed: The Karma Crusades by A Bernette available April 22, 2016

The Other Side of the Clouds by JL Virtanen available April 22, 2016

Canticum Tenebris (#2 Wrath of the Old Gods) by John Triptych available April 23, 2016

The Destroyer (#3) by Michael-Scott Earle available April 23, 2016

 

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Death of Civilization; Invasion by Nathan Hale available April 19, 2016

Cosmo Flux by Samantha Ricks available April 21, 2016

The Anzu: The Wormhole by Mary S Shepard available April 21, 2016

The Vampire of Levantine by Jacob Mossberg available April 21, 2016

Fallen (#5 in the Siren Series) by LA Griffiths available April 22, 2016

Iron Fist Keep (#3 in the Prophecy of Axain series) by Steven Atwood available April 22, 2016

Canticum Tenebris (#2 Wrath of the Old Gods) by John Triptych available April 23, 2016

 

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[Lulu doesn’t post upcoming publications, so this list covers last weeks self-published eBooks]

Silent Stalkers, Blood Fiend, Shadow Things, Midnight Terrors (1, 2, 3, 4 in the Trail of Evil Series) by Timothy Broyles available April 17, 2016

A Journey Too Far Plus Imposter, The Man with Two Minds Plus Mindswitch by Donald H Sullivan available April 17, 2016

Broken Truth by Danielle Dunn available April 17, 2016

Intergalactic Alliance- A Galaxy of War by Adam Luke Neal available April 16, 2016

Forbidden Outpost by Tony Rubolotta available April 16, 2016

Al is in Wonderland by Alaa Abi Haidar available April 15, 2016

The Love Theory by Michael Stansfield available April 15, 2016

Stellar: Off-World by Damian Sylvester available April 15, 2016

The Dryatrix by LZM Lightbrick available April 14, 2016

A Nun for Love, A Sailor in Time by SD Ann available April 14, 2016

Travelling on with Fently Bunklecuzly by Lorraine Bean available April 14, 2016

The Portal Prophecies: A Halloween’s Curse by CA King available April 14, 2016

The Omega Chronicles: The Blockade by Tennijsen Neil available April 14, 2016

Project Genesis Plus Life Pod by Donald H Sullivan available April 13, 2016

The Gorgon Medusa by Tyrone Ross available April 12, 2016

When Ravens Fall by Savannah Jezowski available April 12, 2016

Elfenwurl: Plus the Kidnapped Unicorn by Donald Sullivan available April 12, 2016

Robo Raptors and the Gutsy Rebels by Ben Patterson available April 12, 2016

Downfall by Aaron Morgan available April 12, 2016

An Evil Mind by Susan Hart available April 12, 2016

Forging of a Knight: Rise of the Slavekeepers by Hugo Valentin Negron available April 11, 2016

The Portal Prophecies: Frost Bitten by CA King available April 11, 2016

Last 90 Days by Gail Matelson available April 11, 2016

The Orphan Fleet by Brendan Detzner available April 11, 2016

The Blood Wolf by David Valdez available April 11, 2016

Pendragon Rewrite by Miz Angela Maroh available April 10, 2016

Awakening into a Dream World Reality by Jason NaKondri available April 10, 2016

Human Remains: Ten Classic Sci-Fi Tales by Susan Hart available April 17, 2016

Knights of the Martyr by Daniel Beaton available April 10, 2016

 

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Fallen (#5 in the Siren Series) by LA Griffiths available April 22, 2016

Canticum Tenebris by John Triptych available April 23, 2016

 

Disclaimer: This list is created based on my own research. Any oversights in self-published books are not done purposefully or out of maliciousness. Books with a listed publisher other than the author’s name, listed under a genre other than Fantasy or Science-Fiction, or advertised on a separate eReader site, will not be included. Amendments will not be made to published posts. To ensure inclusion in the weekly updates, please send me an email and a link to your eBook to thedriftingpaige@gmail.com and, if given enough notice, I will do my best to include you!

New Self-Published eBooks: April 3-9

Hey everyone!

Oh man, I have to say: sorry for the late post! I know life happens, you are all so understanding and awesome, yet this move has taken up a lot more time than I had anticipated! This ain’t my first rodeo, by any stretch of the imagination, and honestly I think what’s taken up most of my time has been painting. We painted the new place and it looks BEAUtiful, absolutely gorgeous, and kind of industrial-y, I’ll post pics on instagram once we’re all set up!

But here’s this week’s self-published ebooks for your viewing pleasure, I have some good posts lined up this week so (hopefully) I won’t be slacking anymore! You guys are great, thanks for all your comments and support 🙂

 

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Ablaze (#2 in the Indestructible Trilogy) by Emma Adams available April 4, 2016 
Continentalis by NY Aurele available April 4, 2016

Exploring Me (#2 in the Lightworker trilogy) by Jamie White available April 4, 2016

Storm Tide Rising (#2 in the Blackout series) by DW McAliley available April 4, 2016

Dead Men Walking (#6 in the Fosswell Chronicles) by Raquel Lyon 

The Second Sphere by Peter Banks available April 4, 2016

The BrainWave File by OL Felix available April 4, 2016

ARK-13 by BB Gallagher available April 4, 2016

Purple Magic by Robert Cutillo available April 4, 2016

Southern Zombies 4: Southern Revenge by Ann Riley available April 4, 2016

Aspen (#2 in the Dragon Kings series) by Kimberly Loth available April 4, 2016

The Yorkshire Biryani by Vikram Venkataraghavan available April 5, 2016

Sehmah’s Truth by AJ Culey available April 5, 2016

The Keepers of the Teadrop by Simone Lari available April 5, 2016

Final Solution by J Fitzpatrick Mauldin available April 5, 2016

Echoes of Tomorrow (#7) by Douglas Wayne available April 5, 2016

The Men who Killed God by J Alex McCarthy available April 5, 2016

To Be King by Lara Blunte available April 5, 2016

Shadow Hunters (#2 in the Shadow Series) available April 5, 2016

Sea of Twisted Souls (#3 in the Mystical Island series) by Megan Cutler, James Abendroth available April 5, 2016

Willow and the Gift (#3 in the Willow of Endless Waters trilogy) by DB Jones available April 5, 2016

Payable on Death by Rachel Rawlings available April 5, 2016

White Wolf of Avalon (#2 in the Wolf Maiden Saga) by Eva Gordon available April 5, 2016

A Familiar Darkness by Heather Sutherlin available April 5, 2016

Way Walkers: Broken City (#2 in the Tazu Saga) by J Leigh available April 5, 2016

The Trouble with Time by Lexi Revellian available April 5, 2016 

Masked (#4 in the Citizen Saga) by Nicola Claire available April 5, 2016

From the Ashes by Amber Lynn Natusch available April 5, 2016

Underland by Chanda Hahn available April 5, 2016

A Shade of Vampire: A Clan of Novaks by Bella Forrest available April 5, 2016

A Legend is Born by TL Phillips available April 5, 2016

Herridon (#7 in the Herridon Chronicles) by DL Kramer available April 6, 2016

The Keeper: Ruins in Italy by Katie Reade available April 7, 2016

The Blood Spattered Angel by Aaron Singleton Smith available April 7, 2016

Black Grail by SA Barton available April 7, 2016

Demonstruck by Eliza Marie Jones available April 7, 2016

Dark Genesis by Danial Hooper available April 7, 2016

Taken In (#2 in the Red Enchanter series) by Mary Swift available April 8, 2016

A Storm of Dragons by Peter Dutcher available April 8, 2016

Skyjackers (#6) by JC Staudt available April 8, 2016

Dead by AKH Rayaprolu available April 8, 2016 

Dark Matters: Memories by Andrew Leon Hudson available April 8, 2016

Burial Details by William Mangieri available April 8, 2016

Because You Needed Me by Tess Barnett available April 8, 2016

My Assassin by Shelley Munro available April 8, 2016

Legion of Despair (#3 in the Borrowed World series) by Franklin Horton available April 8, 2016

Shadowheart by Noelle Horton available April 9, 2016

Assassin’s Winter (#3 in the Veiled Dagger series) by Jon Kiln available April 9, 2016 

Dinosaur World Massacre by Adam Carter available April 9, 2016

The Carmichael File (#2 in the 3rd District series) by SJ Garrett available April 9, 2016

 

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Replica by Shannon Meyer available April 5, 2016

Willow and the Gift by DB Jones available April 5, 2016

Sea of Twisted Souls by Megan Cutler available April 5, 2016

Payable on Death (#1 in the Jax Rhodes series) by Rachel Rawlings available April 5, 2016 

A Legend is Born by TL Philips available April 6, 2016

The Vampire of Levantine by Jacob Mossberg available April 7, 2016

Black Grail by SA Barton available April 7, 2016

Burial Details by William Mangieri available April 8, 2016

After Dark by Melody Taylor available April 8, 2016 

My Watcher by C. Zablockis available April 8, 2016

 

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Shadow of Asak by Stephen Brooke available April 2, 2016

Translucent by Nathaniel Beardsley available April 2, 2016

Robo-Raptors and the Gutsy Rebels by Ben Patterson available April 2, 2016

Atlantis Returns by Colin Smith available April 2, 2016

The Totsuka by Ruben Kreiss available April 1, 2016

Command Decision by SE Smith available April 1, 2016 

Afallon: Incursion by RK Souliske available April 1, 2016

The Grey Woods by J Carson Rose available March 31, 2016

The Song of the Sword, The Sign of the Arrow, The Hand of the Sorcerer by Stephen Brooke available March 31, 2016

Alpha by Kurt Bartling available March 31, 2016

Garranok by Lupus Garcia available March 31, 2016

The Legend of Brokensword by Christopher Earl available March 31, 2016

Dust: Before and After by SE Smith available March 31, 2016 

Blood Moon: Werewolves and Shifters by Geraldine Allie available March 30, 2016

Dragon Spindle by Jethro Burch available March 30, 2016

Ethereals by Dr Ivor Jo available March 30, 2016

Project Survivors the Great Intergalactic War by Elias Abraham Zuniga Obando available March 30, 2016

Toolbox Tales (#8) by E Ailemar available March 30, 2016

Q-16 and the Eye to All Worlds by JJ Jankiewicz available March 30, 2016

Guardian by Patrick Molloy available March 30, 2016

Rebuild All Your Ruins by EM Holloway available March 29, 2016

Bound by Sarah Downing available March 29, 2016

Beautiful Thing by Vad Inin available March 28, 2016

The Dragon Realm Chronicles by KJ Foxhall available March 28, 2016

Aquarttus by Costakis Evangelou available March 27, 2016

Indomitable Ideas by John B Bolton available March 27, 2016

 

 

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Payable on Death by Rachel Rawlings available April 5, 2016

Sea of Twisted Sould by Megan Cutler available April 5, 2016

Sehmah’s Truth by AJ Culey available April 5, 2016

Replica (#2 in the Blood Borne series) by Shannon Meyer available April 5, 2016

Runeshadow: The Bard of Broken Spells by Chad Hines available April 7, 2016

The Vampire of Levantine by Jacob Messberg available April 7, 2016

After Dark by Melody Taylor available April 8, 2016

My Watcher by C Zablockis available April 8, 2016

Disclaimer: This list is created based on my own research. Any oversights in self-published books are not done purposefully or out of maliciousness. Books with a listed publisher other than the author’s name, listed under a genre other than Fantasy or Science-Fiction, or advertised on a separate eReader site, will not be included. Amendments will not be made to published posts. To ensure inclusion in the weekly updates, please send me an email and a link to your eBook to thedriftingpaige@gmail.com and, if given enough notice, I will do my best to include you!

New Self-Published eBooks: March 27- April 2

Happy Easter my lovely friends 🙂

It has been a busy week and the next two weeks will be even more jam-packed. As it is, I’m moving! I honestly cannot wait! Moving is an exhausting process but the end result is going to be so worth it. We’ve gotten a new place, just the boyfriend and I and our little furball, and it’s to a homey apartment complex. I can’t wait because it has a small outdoor patio where I can FINALLY start my own garden and we will have a second bedroom that will double as an office and guestroom. It’ll be so nice to have a place that is our own. BUT that has meant it’s been a little difficult to be on the blog so much. I will try to keep up, I promise, and here is another weekly update on to-be-published ebooks.

I hope you can find something interesting to read in this list, I love supporting self-published and debut authors whenever I can.

 

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Threads that Bind the Tempest by Sarah Sunday available March 27, 2016

Freak (#4 in the Endgame Eternalised series) by Ray Boxall available March 27, 2016

Diary of a Teenage Oracle by Elizabeth A Reeves available March 27, 2016

Destroyer (The Void Wrath Trilogy) by Chris Fox available March 28, 2016

Nephilim by Sammy King available March 29, 2016

First Flight: Vikings in Space by Jaya Doone available March 29, 2016

Shaded to Win by Lynne Ardmore available March 29, 2016

Blood Lust by Jill Cooper available March 29, 2016

Song of Awakening: Melody Smith by DR Roster available March 29, 2016

Alone by Kate L. Mary available March 29, 2016

Beastwalker (#3 in the Pharim War series) by Gama Ray Martinez available March 29, 2016

Sorcerer: Witch’s Woes (#3 in the Power of Air series) by DL Harrison available March 29, 2016

Worth the Wait by Christina Borum available March 30, 2016

Elemental: Steele Stolen (#1, #2) by Cheryll Hastle available March 31, 2016

Dust McAlan and the Heart of the Serpent by CK Burch available March 31, 2016

Master of Time (#3 in the Chronicles of the Half-Emrys series) by Lisa Rector available March 31, 2016

Snow White (#1 in the Curses of the Witch Queen series) by Amanda A Alten available March 31, 2016

Vision in Love by Liz Bower available March 31, 2016

Bloodline Maharlika by Anne Plaza available March 31, 2016

Heaven’s Key (#1 in the Demon Hunter series) by Electra Graham available March 31, 2016

Prophet of Chaos (#2 in the Chaos Theology series) by J Hamlet available March 31, 2016

Tales from P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer available April 1, 2016

Skyjackers: Episode #5 Beaten to the Punch by JC Staudt available April 1, 2016

Season of Ash (#2 in the Equinox Chronicles) by Bronwen Carlyle available April 1, 2016

The Oracle’s Dilemma (#2 in the Oracle Saga series) by Amber Darke available April 1, 2016

Kaschar’s Quartet by David Gowey available April 1, 2016

Paradise Cursed by Chris Rogers available April 1, 2016

Apocalypse Wow 2: Apocalypse Wower by Ben Mariner available April 1, 2016

Fire War II: Treason by TT Michael available April 1, 2016

There’s No Place: Embracing the Beast by Tracey H Kitts available April 1, 2016

The Andromeda Project by Jason Michael Primrose available April 1, 2016

Guilty by Association by EA Copen available April 1, 2016

Resurrection of an Empire: The Magic Within (#2 in the Magic Within series) by Sharon Gibbs available April 1, 2016

A New Light (#5 in the Age of Dawn series) by Everet Martins available April 1, 2016

Home (#3 in the Among the Dead series) by Raven K Asher available April 1, 2016

Mane of Redemption by Aaron Brinker available April 1, 2016

The Unstoppable: Misplaced Journals by Alex Peters available April 1, 2016

The Beauty of the Beast by Roselynn Cannes available April 2, 2016

Dust by Andra Leigh available April 2, 2016

The Horns of Avalon by Sam Sisavath available April 2, 2016

 

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Crown of Sacrifice by Lara S. Chase available March 28, 2016

Blood Spelled by Gayle Parness available March 30, 2016

Hunter’s Moon by Rachel E. Rice available March 30, 2016

Afterburn: Reclaiming the Throne by Nicole MacDonald available March 31, 2016

Burn by LL Hunter available March 31, 2016

Revolve: Escape by Joshua Gotte available March 31, 2016

The Ragnarok Saga: The Rusted Crown by Austin Macauley available March 31, 2016

Mr. 303: Part 1 The Virus by Fox Emerson available March 31, 2016

The Tale II by David Kingsley Evans available March 31, 2016

Masque of the Vampire (#8) by Jokene Naylor available April 1, 2016

The Lost Star by Odette C. Bell available April 1, 2016

Gamma Nine by Christi Smit available April 1, 2016

Newborn by Emma Lowe available April 1, 2016

Giovanni Goes to Med School by Kathy Bryson available April 1, 2016

The Marianated Nottingham and Other Abuses of Language by Charles E. Pearson available April 1, 2016

The Curse of Kereves Dere by Nick Falkner available April 1, 2016

The Defender Chronicles by Robert Collins available April 1, 2016

The Thirsts of Substance and Time by Brian J Bell available April 1, 2016

Wiley Royce Versus the Martians by LM Foster available April 1, 2016

Faery Fire by Raven Williams available April 2, 2016

 

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The Mutants by FA Ludwig available March 20, 2016

Lady of Illusions by Donald H Sullivan

Extant by Baron Brady available March 20, 2016

The Restorer of Magic by Adeana Terrill available March 21, 2016

Enpidra the Exodus by Drew Washington available March 21, 2016

A Merry Frost by Geraldine Allie available March 22, 2016

The Sly Phantom by Monique Golay available March 22, 2016

Deep World Fire by CM Meridian available March 22, 2016

Damsels in Distress Universe Rules by Ernest Bywater available March 22, 2016

The Redensive Epiphanies of Pouty McNavel by David Gullen available March 22, 2016

The Funny Necromancer by Monique Golay available March 23, 2016

The Devil, the Angel, and the Carpenter’s Son, The Search for Sarah Sinclair (#1, #2 in The Dragon Realm Chronicles) by KJ Foxhall available March 24, 2016

The Furgle and the Frimp by Darren Bane available March 24, 2016

Resurrection by Patrick Alexander available March 25, 2016

Leporder and the Savings of Karen Marie by Samuel Smith available March 25, 2016

Rebuild All Your Ruins by EM Holloway available March 25, 2016

Bound by Sarah Downing available March 25, 2016

The Colar Boys: The Four Prophets by Scott C. Anderson available March 25, 2016

The Song of the Sword, The Shadow of Asak by Stephen Brooke available March 25, 2016

Garranok by Lupus Garcia available March 26, 2016

Dear Time Circle of Life by Jon Ng available March 26, 2016

 

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Crown of Sacrifice by Lara S. Chase available March 28, 2016

Ronin by Edward W. Robertson available March 30, 2016

Escape Aether, Save Aether, Into Aether by LM Fry available March 30, 2016

Magio Kingdom by Carita Lewis available March 30, 2016

The Tale II: The Abomination by David Kingsley Evans available March 31, 2016

Coexist by Anna Tan available March 31, 2016

All That Glitters by Michon Neal available March 31, 2016

The Lost Star Episode Three by Odette C Bell available April 1, 2016

Gamma Nine by Christi Smit available April 1, 2016

The Defender Chronicles: Volume 2 by Robert Collins available April 1, 2016

The Marianated Nottingham and Other Abuses of the Language by Charley Pearson available April 1, 2016

Giovanni Goes to Med School by Kathy Bryson available April 1, 2016

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This list is created based on my own research. Any oversights in self-published books are not done purposefully or out of maliciousness. Books with a listed publisher other than the author’s name, listed under a genre other than Fantasy or Science-Fiction, or advertised on a separate eReader site, will not be included. Amendments will not be made to published posts. To ensure inclusion in the weekly updates, please send me an email and a link to your eBook to thedriftingpaige@gmail.com and, if given enough notice, I will do my best to include you!

New Self-Published eBooks: Week of March 20-26

Hey, everyone! This week, we have a bit of a change. There weren’t as many self-publications as usual (in the notable exception of Lulu!) and I actually decided to cut Kobo from the list. There have been more weeks without any publications than there have been with, so I figured that that forum is much less popular than the others. We still have four strong publication routes that readers and writers use, though, so hopefully this doesn’t disappoint anyone!

And away we go!

 

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The Third Throne: Angel of Vengeance by Tabitha Barret available March 20, 2016

Legend of Auberon by Elspeth Thomas available March 21, 2016

Found Objects by RussViola available March 21, 2016

Whispers of Bedlam Asylum by Mark C. King available March 21, 2016

Echoes of Tomorrow (#6 in the Season One Echoes of Tomorrow series) by Douglas Wayne available March 22, 2016

Dragon’s Heart by Michaelle Rabe available March 22, 2016

Sleight (#2 in the Benjamin Brown series) by Tom Twitchel available March 22, 2016

Imperfect (#2 in the Seven Flowers series) by Darci Darson available March 23, 2016

The Ballad of the Emerald Bard, Opus 1- The Suite of Seduction, Lost Love, and Revenge by Dan Bonser available March 23, 2016

Project Reunion (#2 In the Calm Act series) by Ginger Booth available March 23, 2016

Wars and Rumors of Wars: Episode 3 by M.G. Norris available March 25, 2016

Unleashed Evil: Time to Destroy by Keri Cooper available March 25, 2016

Tainted Ink by Tania Johansson available March 25, 2016

Spinnings: Brief Fantasies in Prose and Verse by Marian L. Thorpe available March 25, 2016

Skyjackers Episode 4: Betrayals and Betrothals by J.C. Staudt available March 25, 2016

Pima County Mesa Creek by Deep Bora available March 25, 2016

The Eye of Fuusa by Paul Emery available March 25, 2016

Clara Bow and the Stagg of Aaron (#2 in the Clara Bow Adventures) by Michael Dale available March 25, 2016

Blood Moon by Alexis Tiger available March 25, 2016

Sunk by Lies by Jess Erin available March 25, 2016

 

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Dragon Princess by Jason P. Crawford available March 20, 2016

The World Walker by Elizabeth Tybush available March 20, 2016

The Grid 3: Catharsis (#3 in the Grid Trilogy) by Paul Teague available March 22, 2016

Defeated Death by Luciana Correa available March 24, 2016

Temporal Contingency (#4 in the Big Sigma series) by Joseph R. Lallo available March 24, 2016

Indigo Man by M.J. Carlson available March 25, 2016

Godkill by W.Wm.Mee available March 25, 2016

Outbreak (#2 in the Solomon Experiments series) by Christina Fonseca available March 25, 2016

Red River Song by A.R. Mummey available March 25, 2016

Den of Sorrows by Quinn Loftis available March 25, 2016

The Phoenix Requiem by Richard L. Sanders available March 26, 2016

 

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The Infernal Isle: A Tale of Olde by Bryan Laszlo available March 24, 2016

Red River Song by A.R. Mummy available March 25, 2016

The Phoenix Requiem by Richard Sanders available March 26, 2016

 

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Phoebe and Jay by Carmel de Bertaut available March 13, 2016

Sweeter than Honey: Call of the Kodiak by Geraldine Allie available March 14, 2016          

Spludge, Beautiful Thing by Vad Inin available March 14, 2016

To Summon the Blackbird by Ken Dogget available March 14, 2016

Space Zombies by Regan W.H. Macauley available March 14, 2016

Mind Travelers 2- Harold’s Journey by J. Vincent Leroux available March 14, 2016

Actuna of Toris, Reconquest, and Retaliation (#1, #2, and #3 in the Arcadamius series) by Edward Warrior available March 14, 2016

A Road to the Thoen by Matthew Sciriha available March 15, 2016

Seeking the Light of Justice by Barry Nadel available March 15, 2016

Grey’s Land by George Redman available March 15, 2016

The Explorer’s Daughter by John William Meredith available March 15, 2016

This Monstrous Hope by Amanda Marslen available March 16, 2016

Planetfall by Susan Hart available March 16, 2016

Last 90 Days, Advance Notice, Reactive Heart (#1, #2, and #3 in the Archie Trilogy) by Gail Matelson available March 17, 2016

Kingdom Tales by Charles Umerie available March 17, 2016

Saefren Warriors, Conquest of Altimer (#1 and #2 in the Warriors of the Realm series) by Chris Brehm available March 18, 2016

The Messenger’s Heart by Richard Paul available March 18, 2016

Taken by Borgs by Sally Ann Melia available March 18, 2016

Atlantis Returns by Colin Smith available March 18, 2016

Invasion of the Ortaks by Sveinn Benonysson available March 18, 2016

Downfall by Aaron Morgan available March 18, 2016

Orbbelgguren Series (#7) by Stephen Christiansen available March 18, 2016

Descending by Kenneth R. Gerety available March 19, 2016

Silver City by Louise Lake available March 19, 2016

The Last White Faerie Tales by Roger Ewing Taylor available March 19, 2016

Extant by Baron Brady available March 20, 2016

 

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