TBR Tuesday: INDIEpendence Day Blogfest

Happy INDIEpendence Day!

The book

I thought and thought about what indie published book I could highlight today, and finally I remembered ones that I just recently got during their free promotions. I heard about them direct from the author, Dene Low, who happened to teach the one creative writing class I took in college. Years later, I ran into her at a writers’ conference and looked up her books.

When she mentioned these freebies on Twitter, I snapped them right up! They’re regularly $3.99 on Kindle, so even full price, they’re a bargain!

Crimson Blues Write Like Your Brain Works
Thirty-year-old lawyer Amanda Taylor moves to a small town after winning a sensational criminal case that got national attention. She’s tired of criminal law and just wants to settle into private practice in a place that will allow her to recoup her energies and her belief in human beings. However, although she loves her new home, after she meets her handsome neighbor, Kevin Blakely, she realizes that something isn’t right in the town. Kevin has been brought in from another state to be the new county school district supervisor. He thinks it’s so he can bring the school district into the technological age, but he becomes suspicious when the district budget doesn’t add up and certain members of the school board, who had welcomed him with open arms, begin to distance themselves from him. When he realizes he has been set up to be the scapegoat in a case of fraud and embezzlement, he goes to the only lawyer who isn’t part of the good old boy network in town—Amanda. As the case becomes more complicated, so do Amanda’s and Kevin’s feelings for each other. Learn how to write more easily, more creatively, and more effectively by taking advantage of the way your brain is hardwired to use language. You can write thousands of words a day by using this system and knowing the strategies that will appeal most effectively to your readers. You can learn how to revise easily and with purpose. I’ve done the research so you can have access to my knowledge and thirty years of experience without having to go through all of the work I did. By using my writing system, you can be more productive and inventive and strategic as you write.

I’ve previously read Dene’s trade published MG novel, Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone: The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival. It was nominated for an Edgar Award (I can hardly believe someone I sort-of know was nominated for an Edgar!), and it’s absolutely adorable! It also happens to be $3.99 on Kindle. I’m really looking forward to both of Dene’s books on my electronic TBR!

The Giveaway!

I’m giving away your choice of one copy of Dene Low’s Kindle e-books! You must leave a comment on this blog post AND fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter, and additional entries are available through the Rafflecopter!

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You may enter through July 8th; winner will be announced here July 9th & contacted via e-mail.

Join the blogfest!

Want to join in the INDIEpendence Day blogfest? Here’s how it works:

  1. PICK A BOOK: Pick an indie (self-published or small press) book that you either HAVE READ AND LOVED or WANT TO READ.
  2. WRITE A POST: On INDIEpendence day (July 2nd), write a post about that book. It can be a review, an interview with the author, or simply a post highlighting the book. In your post, be sure to include: 1) HOW you found out about the book and 2) WHY you liked it (or WHY you want to read it). Make it easy for people to sample your indie author by providing buy links as well.
  3. DO A GIVEAWAY (optional): You can give away swag, or a copy of the indie book you’re highlighting, or don’t do a giveaway at all – it’s up to you!
  4. IMPORTANT: you may NOT highlight your own novel or one of the Indelible’s novels (this is a Pay It Forward event!)
  5. GO TO GOODREADS (optional): Add the Indie book or books you’re featuring to our ever-growing INDIEpendence Day List.

Which of Dene’s books would you pick? What indie published books are on your TBR??

6 thoughts on “TBR Tuesday: INDIEpendence Day Blogfest”

  1. These all sound FAB! I love the titles and the vintage looking covers. What fun stuff! Thanks for participating Jordan! I’ve entered~ :o) <3

  2. Her books sound great. I’d love to read her MG novel. I’m currently reading indie book BANE by Keary Taylor.

    btw, it was difficult for me to locate the comments and how to comment on this blog. Just fyi.

    1. I’m guessing you mean from the main blog page? (Since, you know, on the post pages scrolling down is kinda obvious). I’ve been trying to get a comments link on the main blog page but it keeps breaking the layout.

  3. Oooh, ooh, ooh, Write Like your Brain Works sounds great! They both sound wonderful, but I’d like help with writing, just in case there is hope for me 🙂

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