Sunday, January 13, 2013

Shout Out to Indies

Published: December 2012
Summary: The Author

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.
A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

When I asked Bella why she writes for the YA audience this was her answer:

In my view, YA novels can be read by everyone. YA fiction appeals to
people of all ages. And as an author, I want my stories to be read by the
widest possible audience.


a) to the book:
b) And the facebook page:

Our second book this post is:

Cross Country 101 by Dan Martinez

Eric Hunt is an incoming freshman at Regal High School. His father expects him to go out for football but after being humiliated in a football scrimmage, decides to try cross country. He has some success despite being bullied by Beef and Crush during school. Eric, a slight-of-build frosh, then determines -- against student and parental expectations -- to excel at it. He makes the varsity squad as his rival Bryce, at Skyline High School, had already accomplished. Once on the varsity, Eric struggles through animosity from the upperclassmen while trying to maintain good grades. Can Regal cross country establish teamwork? Can Eric develop his talent enough to challenge rival Bryce?

"Why I write for the YA audience."

I didn't realize I was writing for a YA audience until it was evident that I was writing about a young protagonist. There is a lot of stuff going on in high school and not necessarily the end of the world. A potpourri of issues teenagers can relate to, lots of conflict, struggles and change. Realistic fiction allowed me to write about an exciting teen experience for young people to connect to or maybe others might consider visiting.

Cross Country 101 is available now,
And available on Amazon:

Thank you to both our Indie authors this time around.

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