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Denise Grover Swank

Winter Indie Book Fair

Did you find a new Kindle, Nook, or iPad under the Christmas tree? Browse the Indie Book Fair and find a new ebook to break in that reader!

These great new books were released Nov 2011-Feb 2012 by Indie authors, priced right so that taking a chance on a new author doesn’t have to break your wallet. (Check out last fall’s previous Internet Book Fair for other great Indie finds.)

[Indie = self-publishedor small-publisher, for the purposes of this post]

Note: Links are given for Amazon, but most authors publish across all e-book formats. Click on the author’s name for additional purchasing options, including paper copies.
For Your Browsing Pleasure
Contemporary (Adult)
Build a Man by Talli Roland (Chick Lit) 
to the rich, rude and deluded, cosmetic surgery receptionist Serenity Holland
longs for the day she’s a high-flying tabloid reporter. Unfortunately, every
pitch she sends out disappears like her clients’ liposuctioned fat, never to be
seen again. Then she meets Jeremy Ritchie — the hang-dog man determined to be
Britain’s Most Eligible Bachelor by making himself over from head to toe and
everything in between — giving Serenity a story no editor could
resist. With London’s biggest tabloid on board and her very own column
tracking Jeremy’s progress from dud to dude, Serenity is determined to be a
success, even going undercover to gain intimate access to Jeremy’s life. But
when Jeremy’s surgery goes drastically wrong and Serenity is ordered to cover
all the car-crash goriness, she must decide how far she really will go for her
dream job. $0.99
on Amazon
Golden Sky by Elisa
Hirsch (Memoir) 
night I met Cade I never would’ve thought that two years later, after we
were homeless street musicians in Hawaii, we would have a little girl and
another baby on the way.  Our son was born with the type of birth
defects that make televangelists cringe. The “death home” gave him a really
nice funeral, the kind I’d never wished to attend. We lost it after that,
totally cemented in our grief.  Cade got into drugs, joined a rock
and roll band, and I kicked him out of the house. That was how I met: Earl
(an old man and unlikely best friend), the “big sag” (a middle aged woman
who still flashed folks), Todda (the stripper next door), and Chris
(a cowboy who fell in love with me). It wasn’t until I killed a rogue
skunk, and my daughter nearly choked on a fry, that I gave my husband
another chance.  But could our marriage recover from the death of our
son? $2.99 onAmazon
Else’s Fairytale by E.M. Tippetts (Contemporary Romance) 
Vanderholt is the hottest actor under thirty with legions of screaming fans.
Chloe Winters is a college student who hasn’t gotten around to watching most of
his movies. When they meet by chance, he is smitten, but it just
isn’t her fairytale. In fact, it could be her worst nightmare as her past,
attracted by the bright lights of the media, comes back to haunt her.$0.99 on Amazon

Historical Romance

The Duke’s Divorce by Anne Gallagher Available late January 2012
simple trip to the Scottish Highlands finds the Duke of Cantin with a bride he
does not want.  With her impeccable beauty and fiery disposition, Fiona
takes Society by storm.  As their prearranged divorce proceedings draw
near, can Fiona change his mind? Check author’s website.

Literary Fiction
String Bridge by Jessica Bell 
Greek cuisine, smog and
domestic drudgery was not the life Australian musician, Melody, was expecting
when she married a Greek music promoter and settled in Athens, Greece. Keen to
play in her new shoes, though, Melody trades her guitar for a ‘proper’ career
and her music for motherhood. That is, until she can bear it no longer and
plots a return to the stage—and the person she used to be. However, the
obstacles she faces along the way are nothing compared to the tragedy that
awaits … $6.99
on Amazon ALSO:  Music Sample!
Sherwood Ltd. by Anne R. Allen
Sherwood. The name immediately
conjures up images of Richard Greene, Michael Praed and Russell Crowe. Or maybe
that sly fox in the Disney version. Only, in Anne R. Allen’s latest rom-com
mystery the fox is a coyote and there’s no Robin Hood. Or is there? In her
usual inimitable fashion Allen peels back the layers, one hilarious subplot
after another, until you just never know what’s real and what’s not. Rather
like the Robin Hood legend. When the Manners Doctor, Camilla Randall, flies
into Robin Hood airport with a suitcase in one hand and a book contract in the
other she thinks she’s leaving all her problems behind and is about to start a
new life. If you look very carefully you may just spot the Sheriff of
Nottingham, Maid Marian and even Little John hidden away. But as for Robin Hood
himself… You’ll just have to read it and find out.  $2.99
on Amazon
Short Stories and
The Initiate (Cloud
Prophet Trilogy) by  Megg Jensen (YA Fantasy)
a thousand years ago, the gods left Eloh’s people and took their magic with
them. To win back their favor, her people sacrifice ten female initiates every
ten years. No has ever survived. There has never been a Chosen One. Forced into
becoming an initiate, Eloh will try to find a way to beat the odds, stay with
her boyfriend, and survive the fires that threaten to consume her. But will her
lack of faith in the gods and her disbelief in their magic doom her to a
painful death? $0.99 on Amazon
Eight by Karly Kirkpatrick (YA Paranormal Short Story Collection)
to be thrilled and chilled by Kirkpatrick’s eight short tales in EIGHT. These
eight stories, while short, pack a big punch. There are demon spirits, zombies,
and even some human baddies. Each story comes complete with author’s
commentary. It also includes the previously unreleased short Grenades. $0.99
on Amazon

{CoverComingSoon} In His Eyes by The Indelibles (YA Anthology) – Available February 14th
in time for Valentines Day, The Indelibles bring you a one-of-a-kind young
adult anthology! Twenty original short stories, all from the point of view of
our favorite male characters – some are old flames from our novels and some
were dreamed up especially for this anthology. Let these imminently crushable,
swoon-worthy guys show you what romance looks like – in his eyes. Add to Goodreads
The contributors to IN HIS EYES include
award winners, frequent “Top 100” placers, and hot 2011 debut authors: S.R. Wells, C.K.
Bryant, Elle Strauss, Susan Kaye Quinn, Jessie Harrell, Magan Vernon, Lisa
Nowak, Heather McCorkle, RaShelle Workman, Ali Cross, Karen Amanda Hooper, Cory
Putman Oakes, Laura Pauling, Stacey Wallace Benefiel, Sarra Cannon, Katie Klein,
Cheri Lasota
Transcendent: Tales of
the Paranormal by
Lani Woodland, Melonie Piper, Rita Webb, Wendy Swore, Melanie Marks, Heather McCubbin and Evan Joseph (YA Anthology)
Discover the secrets of a siren, fly with a hawk
girl over the mountains of Montana, and flee supernatural party-crashers as the
décor comes to life in this magical journey through paranormal stories. Along
the way, watch for ghosts in a haunted house, or ride through the moonlight
with a stranger. Save a comatose boy who has lost his soul, and don’t forget to
bring your garlic and wolfsbane—you never know when the shadows will snag you. Transcendent
includes eight stories of magic, love, death, and choice by some of the newest
names in young adult fiction.$0.99
on Amazon


Young Adult
Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn (Paranormal/Science Fiction) 
When everyone reads
minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep. Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone
who can’t read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can’t be
trusted, leaving her no chance with Raf, a regular mindreader and the best
friend she secretly loves. When she accidentally controls Raf’s mind and nearly
kills him, Kira tries to hide her frightening new ability from her family and
an increasingly suspicious Raf. But lies tangle around her, and she’s dragged
deep into a hidden world of mindjackers, where having to mind control everyone
she loves is just the beginning of the deadly choices before her. $2.99 on Amazon
Bound by C.K. Bryant (Paranormal Romance) 
When a photo shoot ends
in tragedy, Kira discovers her best friend, Lydia,has been keeping a secret.
Knowing the truth, and accepting it, will change Kira’s life forever and thrust
her into a world of ancient curses, magical objects, and savage enemies. What
happens next will challenge everything Kira knows about her world, herself and
the shape-shifting warrior she’s falling in love with. No longer the timid
mouse her mother accused her of being, but a woman who finds the mental and
physical strength to endure and survive. $3.99 on Amazon
Become by Ali Cross (YA Urban Fantasy)
Sixteen-year old
Desolation Black wants nothing more than to stay in Hell where it’s cold and
lonely and totally predictable. Instead, she’s sent back to Earth where she
Becomes the evil she despises and the good she always feared. When Desi is
forced to embrace her inner demon, she assumes her Choice has been made—that
she has no hope of being anything other than what her father, Lucifer, has
created her to be. What she doesn’t count on, is a reason to want to
change—something she’s never had before—a friend. $3.99
on Amazon

Exiled by RaShelle Workman (YA SF Romance) 

divided them. Chance brought them together. Only love will save them.
An alien princess exiled to Earth. An arrogant boy. One week to get back to her
planet or she’ll die. And, her only chance for survival? She must help the boy
find his soul mate.
Piece of cake! $0.99
on Kindle

The Secret of Spruce
Knoll by Heather McCorkle (Urban Fantasy)
the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll
to live with an aunt she’s never met. Little does Eren know the entire
town of Spruce Knoll is filled with “channelers”—a magical group of
people who immigrated to the small Colorado town when they
were driven out of their own lands. Channelers are tied to the fate
of the world. As the world slowly dies, so do they—and they alone
have the power to stop the destruction of Earth. Soon, Eren learns
she not only lives among them, but she is one. When she meets local boy Aiden,
his charm convinces her that being a channeler may not be all bad though. $4.99 on
Destined by Jessie Harrell (Retelling) 
Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most
beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with
the one creature even the gods fear. As she feels herself slipping closer into
the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender
touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she’s come to
expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined. $0.99 on Amazon
Darkspell by Elizabeth Mueller (Paranormal Romance) 
Winter Sky believes she
is everything ordinary . . . until she is kissed by Alex Stormhold. As
seer of Stormhold Coven, Alex is sworn to be Winter’s protector against the
darkness that hunts her.  Violently thrust into a magickal realm she
always thought impossible, she stumbles upon a disturbing secret of her own.
Will love prove thicker than magick? $3.99 on Amazon

Untraceable by S. R. Johannes (Thriller) 
Grace has lived in the
Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her
about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival. When her dad goes missing on a routine
patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities,
tribal officials, and nature to find him. One day, while out tracking clues,
Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a
secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace
travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father. Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and
lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And
it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer)
for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves. $2.99
on Amazon

Rival Demons (Book 5 of
the Peachville High Demons Series) by Sarra Cannon (Paranormal Romance) Available January 20th
After narrowly escaping death at
the hands of the Order of Shadows, Harper finds herself thrust into the strange
and beautiful world of the shadow demons. But crossing through the portal
doesn’t mean she is safe. The Order of Shadows is determined to bring her home
and transfer the Prima line to the Harris family. They send their most vicious
hunters after Harper. Hunters who will not stop until they have found their
prey. Determined to keep her safe, Jackson takes her deep into an underground
world filled with dangers of its own. Here, Harper will begin a journey that
will teach her more about herself and her own path than she ever imagined
possible. Add
to Goodreads TBR
The Legend of Victor
Standish: Under a Voodoo Moon by Roland D. Yeomans (Urban Fantasy/Romance) 
Can love kill? Yes
… if you love a ghoul who hungers for your flesh only slightly less than she
does your heart.  Yet to the lonely street orphan Victor Standish, who has
risked his life for a meal, to find love (even for one magical French Quarter
night) is worth dying in the morning. $2.99 on Amazon All profits go to the Salvation Army.
Getting Sideways (Book 2 in the Full Throttle Series) by Lisa Nowak (Contemporary) 
Getting shipped off to live with his
uncle Race was the best thing that ever happened to fifteen-year-old Cody. Then
a wreck at the speedway nearly ruined everything. Cody’s making every effort to
get his life back on track—writing for the school paper, searching for the
perfect girlfriend, and counting the days until he gets his drivers’
license—but there’s no escaping the nightmares that haunt him. A
chance to build his own car seems like the perfect distraction. Until Cody
realizes he’ll have to live up to Race’s legendary status. But that’s the least
of his worries, considering he doesn’t have his dad’s permission. All he has to
do is the impossible: keep Race from discovering his lie until he can convince his dad that racing’s safe. Yeah, sure. That’ll
be easy. $3.99
on Amazon

Tangled Tides by Karen Hooper (Sea Monster Memoirs) 
Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters—until she becomes one. When a hurricane
hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up
in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides
believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the
sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be
done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more
precious. Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at
nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people—until he falls for Yara.
The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and
the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process—or she
might open the gateway to a love that’s deeper than the oceans. $4.99
on Amazon
Here by Denise Grover Swank (SF Romance)
year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend
Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new
talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and
Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can
explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the
accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before. Classmate Evan Whittaker paid
Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s
volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can’t ignore that
his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he
wears a pendant she’s been drawing for months. When the police show up one
night looking for Evan, he begs Julia to run with him, convincing her that
Monica is still alive. Julia agrees to go, never guessing where he’s really
from.  $2.99 on Amazon
The Veil by  Cory
Putman Oakes (Paranormal Romance)
Addison Russell is in for a shock when she discovers that she can see the
invisible world of the Annorasi.  Suddenly, nothing is as it appears to
be—the house she lives in, the woman who raised her, even the most beautiful
boy in town all turn out to be more than what they seem.  And when this
strange new world forces Addy to answer for a crime that was committed long
ago, by parents she has never known, she has no choice but to trust Luc, the
mysterious Annorasi who has been sent to protect her.  Or so he says . . .
on Amazon
Embrace by Cherie Colyer (Paranormal Romance)
is familiar enough with change, and she hates everything about it. Change took
her long-term boyfriend away from her. It caused one of her friends to suddenly
hate her. It’s responsible for the death of a local along with a host of other
mysterious happenings. But when Madison meets a hot new guy, she thinks her
luck is about to improve. Madison is instantly drawn to the handsome and
intriguing Isaac Addington. She quickly realizes he’s a guy harboring a secret,
but she’s willing to risk the unknown to be with him. Her world really spins out of control, however, when
her best friend becomes delusional, seeing things that aren’t there and
desperately trying to escape their evil. When the doctors can’t find the
answers, Madison seeks her own. Nothing can prepare her for what
she is about to discover. $6.99
on Amazon
Onyx Talisman by Brenda Pandos (Paranormal Romance)
Unrest stirs deep in Scotts Valley. Filled with
uncertainty, Julia anxiously awaits Nicholas’ return. Phil, holds the pieces of
Julia’s fragile psyche together, secretly hoping Nicholas stays away forever.
But Alora secretly conspires to reclaim her talisman and strip Julia of
everything she holds dear. Little
do they know, a war is coming and more than one vampire would like to see the
Prince of Vampires overthrown. Can Julia bargain with fate? Find out how it all
ends in this explosive grand finale of The Talisman Trilogy. $3.99 on Amazon
to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon (Science Fiction)
school senior Alex Bianchi’s estranged father gets her an internship at Circe
Operations Center to pad her college applications. But Circe isn’t your typical
military base. It’s an alien-run operation center and not all of the aliens are
friendly, especially the one that tries to kill Alex on her first day. When
Ace, a dark-eyed Caltian, enters and saves the day, she can’t help but be drawn
to him. Can these star-crossed lovers survive when they’re on the brink of
intergalactic war? $2.99
on Amazon

One by  Catherine Stine (Science Fiction/Thriller)
Fireseed One is a
journey into a tricked-out near-future earth where 18 year-old Varik has
inherited a vast ocean farm, following the suspicious drowning of his Marine
biologist father. When Marisa, a beautiful and devious terrorist, destroys the
world’s food source, Varik is forced to travel to a lethal hotzone, teeming
with dangerous nomads and a strange cult to search for a magical hybrid plant
that may not even exist. The catch? He must take Marisa along, the only person
who seems to know way, way too much key information.  $2.99 on Amazon

The Missing by M.A. Leslie (Paranormal)
Eight-year-old, Ethan Doyle is just a normal kid whose biggest problem in life was to fight for the attention of his busy parents from his older twin siblings. But, after his aunt and uncle tragically die, his family takes in his teenage cousin, Kelsey, and moves to a spooky old, manor house in a new town. At first, everything seems fine, but when he begins to see and speak to a spirit named Lucas, his biggest problem becomes, just staying alive. Lucas was ten years old when the spirits of the house came to him and asked him for help setting their spirits free. Unfortunately, he never made the deadline and as a result the spirits took him and made him a part of the house as well. As he soon finds out, the only way he can save his own soul is to save the souls of the missing boys in the house. With his own deadline in place, Ethan enlists the help of his cousin Kelsey to solve the twenty-year-old mystery of THE MISSING. $0.99 on Amazon

Princess Kandake by Stephanie Jefferson (Fantasy) Available February 1, 2012

In Nubia a woman can be whatever she chooses. At 14,
Kandake knows exactly what she chooses…Prime Warrior of Nubia. But her
grandmother has said that she will follow her father on the throne. Refusing to
abandon her warrior dreams she continues to train. When her brother is kidnapped,
Kandake learns she must be both queen and warrior to win his release! See Author’s Website 
Middle Grade

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