Five Fall Favorites, Day 5: Indie Published

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Hello ladies and gents!
Welcome to my blog … and to my fifth post in Five Fall Favorites 2017! I’m sure you remember the amazing blog party we did last year, and if you don’t, this invitation will give you the highlights:
(By the way, the constant repetitiveness is a little … sad … but you know what? THE PURPOSE IS THE BOOKS NOT THE INTRO. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.)
Invitation

To find out more, check out today’s post by Rebekah A. Morris.Β Through this post, you will also find the other blogs participating, etc. Which is all stuff you need to find the “book room” for the day. (More on that later!)
Basically, we’re sharing our favorite books in six categories, handing out free ebooks, and giving away a grand prize including several paperbacks! (The winners will be announced this Saturday.) (And if we get enough entries, we will add a second … and then a third … prize!)
We’re going to have so much fun! I can’t wait to share my favorites in each category with you. This, especially, was a fun category for me … but you’ll see!
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And now, our feature presentation …
 

Indie-Authored-Books

(For those of you who don’t know, “Indie” is another word for “self-published.”)
Okay, so, I read a lot of Indie books, so narrowing this down was super hard. But I did it! So, here are my Top Five Indie Picks for Five Fall Favorites 2017. (I feel like I should make a badge, but I’m too lazy …)

The Old River Road by Ivy Rose

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This is such an amazing book! I remember pre-ordering it as soon as I saw it (#prettycoveranyone), and I read it in an afternoon. Read my review here. (I went ahead and edited it a little recently, too, because it made no sense. #oldpostsbyme)

Buy on Amazon ~ Add on Goodreads

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A Question of Honor by Jesseca Wheaton

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I beta-read this book … but I don’t know if I was much help. Why? Because all the feels were killing me! Seriously, what an emotional, meaningful, amazing book! I wrote a very long review here. (BTW, the sequel is coming out soon, and one of my wishes in the review was granted! *hugs Jesseca*)

Buy on Amazon ~ Add on Goodreads

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The Crowd by Alleece Balts

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Though this book is another that I wouldn’t recommend to younger teens, it’s a great book for older teens who enjoy YA contemporary. It was quite interesting and different from what I normally read. I loved the characters, too. My review here.

Buy on Amazon ~ Add on Goodreads

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The Secret Slipper by Amanda Tero

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This is the second book in the Tales of Faith series (and hopefully not the last? Amanda? Please?), but I like it just a wee bit better than the first one though they were both amazing. Basically, The Secret Slipper is a retelling of Cinderella. Read my review here.

Buy on AmazonΒ ~ Add on Goodreads

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You’ll Be Like Faye by J.C. Buchanan

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This is an amazing story! It was a bit of a mystery with a dash of family drama. I’d recommend it to anyone 8-20! πŸ˜€ Read my review here.

Buy on Amazon ~ Add on Goodreads

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Giveaway

The grand prize consists of a basket filled with …
β€’ Signed copy of Dylan’s Story by Rebekah A. Morris
β€’ Signed copy of Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts
β€’ Signed copy of Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman
β€’ Signed copy of The Twin Arrows by Kate Willis
β€’ Signed copy of Journey to Love by Amanda Tero
β€’ Coffee Nut M & M’s
β€’ Packets of Apple Cider
β€’ Cute Fall Mug
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We have reached 75 people, and therefore there will be a second prize! It will consist of …

  • The winners choice of three kindle books (chose from the books in the basket).
  • MaybeΒ an Amazon gift card. If we have a US winner for the Grand Prize, there will be an Amazon gift card. If it’s an International winner, there won’t be.

If we reach 100 people, there will be a third prize!

Click to Enter!

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“Book Rooms?”

Now, here’s another way (besides the giveaway) to get your hands on some free books!
Every day, one blog in the party with host the ‘book room.’ The ‘book room’ will have a free ebook – probably a short story or novella – for everyone!
THOU SHALT GET EBOOKS. (You can track down the book room through Rebekah’s blog.)
My room for today is …

FFF - boats

 
Confession Time: I’ve never been on a boat … not really.
I’ve gone out on lakes in little row boats, though, and gone kayaking and paddle-boarding. All on the same lake. πŸ˜› So … I guess I do have a little experience?
They call me Kaptain Kell …

Until tomorrow,

~Kellyn Roth~

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p.s.

What did you think of these books? Have you read any? Will you now? What are your thoughts on Indie/self-publishing? Do you like boats?

Showing 44 comments
  • Madison | MadiGrace.org
    Reply

    Haha, I’ve never read any of these books either… but I’ve definitely heard of Amanda Tero!
    Madi

    • CutePolarBear
      Reply

      I glad you’re getting an education; it’s very important to know of indie-authors! πŸ™‚
      CutePolarBear

      • Madison | MadiGrace.org
        Reply

        Haha, I guess so… I don’t think I’ll self-publish so I’m *super* clueless about all these indie authors!

        • CutePolarBear
          Reply

          Oh, really? Have you found a traditional publishing house yet, or are you just thinking traditional publishing is better for you?
          (Kellyn- Haha! Great minds think alike, I guess. :P)
          CutePolarBear

      • Kellyn Roth
        Reply

        *nods* (I think I said something very similar before I say this comment, Hanna … XD )

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Well, Indie isn’t necessarily well known. πŸ˜‰ But I’ve educated you now, right? πŸ˜›

  • CutePolarBear
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    Ooh, I’ve read two of the books you mentioned! I actually beta read “The Secret Slipper”, so maybe that’s why it was better than the first one? (JK :P) And I think I want to read “The Old River Road” even more than I want to read “Left to Die”. Family history, and all. πŸ˜‰
    CutePolarBear

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Yes, I’m sure that was why it was better than the first one … πŸ˜‰ But I beta-read both, so I don’t know what’s up wit that … πŸ˜›
      Oh, right, it’d be right up your alley! πŸ˜€

      • CutePolarBear
        Reply

        Hmm, what is with that? A fluke, probably. πŸ˜‰
        I know!

  • Sarah Holman
    Reply

    I liked Old River Road!

  • Faith Potts
    Reply

    I’ve read 3 of 5 of these. XD “You’ll Be Like Faye” sounds good!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      It’s a really cool mystery/family drama-ish story … I’d definitely recommend it. πŸ™‚

  • Katja L.
    Reply

    Ivy Rose is one of my favorite Indies. <3 I have all of her published books. 😍

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      I have The Old River Road … I’m waiting to get Left to Die when I have some cash. πŸ™‚

  • Liberty
    Reply

    I haven’t read any of these! They all look so good!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      That’s because they all are good. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

      • Liberty
        Reply

        Haha! Probably! I shall have to read them!

        • Liberty
          Reply

          I’m thinking about doing NaNoWriMo this year. Got any ideas?

          • Kellyn Roth
            Reply

            Pick something you really want to write. πŸ™‚

            • Liberty
              Reply

              Uh oh………I have a lot of things I really want to write. πŸ˜›

              • Kellyn Roth
                Reply

                Well, pick something you can’t stop thinking about. (Okay, that might be tough, too, but … um …)

  • RebekahAshleigh
    Reply

    I really enjoyed β€œA Question of Honor”!! β€œThe Old River Road” is a book that I really want to read!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      “A Question of Honor” is one of my favorite books ever! It’s just so amazing. (GIL IS MINE Y’ALL MMKAY!?)

  • Rebekah A. Morris
    Reply

    I’ve read all but the last book on your list. Great list, and I know it’s really hard to pick just 5 books in this genre!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Choosing was next to impossible! But I finally did. With much regret to the books I wasn’t able to include. πŸ™‚

  • Olivia Bell (aka Livy)
    Reply

    Neato! I haven’t read any of those, haha! I LOVE self-publishing and actually hope and pray to in the near future! My top favorite indie books are “Worth It All: Running the Race of a Lifetime” by Isabella Morganthal (that book is life changing!) and “Not Abandoned” by MacKenzie Morganthal (they’re sisters, in case you were curious). Those books are a definite MUST read! πŸ˜€

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Sounds great! I’ll have to look into them. πŸ™‚

  • Victoria
    Reply

    I haven’t read any of those books and they all look amazing!!! My TBR list is getting a little out of control here! LOL

  • Bethany R.
    Reply

    I’m adding “The Secret Slipper” to my TBR and I still have to read “The Old River Road”! A Question of Honor is fabulous!!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      They’re all quite amazing! Ooh, yes, aQoH gets me right here. *places hand over heart*

  • Marilyn
    Reply

    These books all sound like great reads. Thanks for the list.
    Marilyn

  • E.F.B.
    Reply

    My TBR…It grows heavy. Well, heavier, anyway. πŸ˜› I’ve heard of all but two of these, but haven’t had a chance to read any of them yet. They all sound so good!

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      I hope you get a chance to try some of them someday … I think they’re all awesome, obviously. πŸ˜‰

  • Crystal
    Reply

    I’ve heard of most of these, but still need to read them (except for The Secret Slipper). Again, so many books…. πŸ˜›

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Yes, the books just seem to multiply every day!

  • Amanda Tero
    Reply

    Read
    Read
    Haven’t Read
    Read πŸ˜‰
    Haven’t Read

    Oh, and I’m still praying about a book three… πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
    Great list, and I’m honored to be on it! <3

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Maybe I should start praying about book three, too … πŸ˜›

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