Sunday, May 27, 2012

Shout out to Indies - our newest meme


We here at The Paperback Princesses often receive emails from Indie authors requesting reviews and are blessed with  free book copies.  Often we are unable to get to so many titles before our mass market published books take over our TBR shelves.  That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of great reads though!  We want to give back to those Indie authors and are declaring EVERY SECOND SUNDAY our SHOUT OUT TO INDIES MEME.  For those of fellow bloggers, please feel free to add our meme to your regular schedule.  We only ask that you quote and link back to us as a courtesy.  For all of you Indie authors, we invite you to contact us at the contact link to your top left.  We will select 1 - 3 titles (each time we post) that sound interesting.  Lastly, for you readers, this is a bit of a test so please do comment and let us know what you think.  We will also be offering up giveaway copies whenever we can!  So without further ado, here are this week's picks -

Summary (by Goodreads)

“The Substitute” is set in an alternate Britain, where Vampires and Mortals co-exist more or less in harmony. However, that may soon be about to change . . .

Emily Brown starts her new job at Pathway Software, and at first everything goes well. She makes new friends there and her bosses are impressed so things are really looking up for Emily. Until her friend is killed. Murdered. The official account said it was a gang hit gone bad, and rumours suggest she had drugs in her possession.

However another, unofficial, report suggests that the bullet wounds were all post-mortem, and the drugs were planted on her in the morgue. It also says that she suffered multiple broken bones, cuts, contusions and…vampire bites. Everything suggests that her friend died a brutal and vicious death at the hands of a number of vampires.

Vampire and Mortal relations are, on the whole, very good. Ever since The Compact, there have been eighty five years of unprecedented peace between the two worlds. But there are some dissenters, the foremost of which are the sinister Circle of Ixiom. And Emily is about to become their bitterest enemy . . 

Holly has been gracious enough to offer up an e-copy of her book.  Please leave a comment with your email address and this title if you are interested in winning a copy!  Contest ends June 3rd!  This contest is INTERNATIONAL! 

Suffocate is the first novelette in THE BREATHLESS series. It is a 15,000 word young adult thriller that combines the dystopic and science fiction genres.

For centuries, the world outside the Biome has been unlivable. Today, marks the first time anyone will attempt to leave the suffocating ecosphere. Eria is not worried because her scientist father has successfully tested the new Bio-Suit many times. It's a celebratory day until something goes horribly wrong. In the midst of tragedy, Eria uncovers a deep conspiracy that affects the very air she breathes. 

If those responsible find out what she knows, they won't stop hunting her until she takes her last breath.

The 2nd novelette in the series, CHOKE, is scheduled for Fall 2012. The 3rd, EXHALE, is scheduled for Winter 2013.

Shelley has been kind enough to offer up an e-copy of her book.  Please leave a comment below with your email address and this title if you are interested in winning a copy!  This contest is INTERNATIONAL!  Contest ends June 3rd!


  1. I'm not sure I can commit to another meme, but kudos for the idea! I also receive many requests and review books from indie publishers and I'll do my best to join :)

  2. I've been itching to read Suffocate!! The cover is gorgeous!

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  3. Love this idea! How else do amazing Indie books turn into the next best sellers?

    Suffocate -

    Definitely judging this book by it's cover, but sounds like a neat dystopia twist.