❢I is for Indie Authors❢ A-to-Z Challenge April 2016

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I is for Indie Authors!

These are those self-published amazing people that feed our need for stories.

Specifically in the Romance Genre!

!!!!!!!THIS IS NOT DONE! ONGOING PROJECT!!!!!!!

I thought for my Letter I, I would compile a list of Indie Authors. Not sure what that is? Well, indie authors are basically the underground of the writing world. They self-publish, they handle everything to do with their books from beginning to end. They find the people to design, edit, etc. Anyway, I adore the independent author community. Most indie authors have a tenacity and a passion for writing that just seems to make their work stand out more to me. They are often frowned upon by the big publishing companies, they don’t get nearly the same amount of publicity and they don’t make nearly as much as you would think they do. (Because self-publishing is extremely expensive.) However, they bring us stories that otherwise we wouldn’t have, because they strike out on their own. I have found some of my favorite books and series due to this.

Why did I want to do this? I am always looking for new authors, regardless of what type of author they are, however, I tend to collect the indie ones and keep them filed away. I also wanted to do something because of how reviews are being handled lately. It is extremely hard, and becoming even harder for some bloggers to get their reviews posted. Sometimes these get taken down. Sometimes they won’t even put them up to begin with. So this is my way of showing support to the indie author community. That way others can find them too.

That being said, the list I’m making is to keep for even after the A-to-Z Challenge ends. So that it can be used as a reference! Anyway, enjoy, and hopefully find a new author, book, or even series!! 😀

P.S. If you’re an indie author who writes romance, and would like to be added to this list, send your information to me (Amber) in an email! (EmberDe21@gmail.com) (Knowing me and my OCD for list making, this will likely turn into a database.)

Information for these authors has been gathered!! I’m awaiting email replies or sending them out to them to confirm that they are self-published before I add them to this list.

Self-published Indie Authors:

LeAnn Ashers-

About: LeAnn Asher’s is a blogger turned author who spends her days reading and writing She released her debut novel early 2016, and can’t wait to where this new adventure takes her. LeAnn writes about strong minded females and strong protective males who love their women unconditionally.

Email: authorleannashers@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeAnnashers
Twitter: https://twitter.com/leannashers
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/LeAnn-Ashers/e/B01AVUCOLG
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14733196.LeAnn_Ashers

Lexi Bissen-

About: Lexi Bissen is a new author with her series, Second Chance Boys, in the works. She was born and raised in Florida and enjoys spending her time with family and reading while laying out in the sun. Lexi is currently in college working on her degree in publishing and editing, and giving the voices in her head a story. What inspired Lexi to write was meeting a model at a signing and BAM! a story came to her head. After that, a series came along and more potential stories continue popping up here and there.

Email: authorlbissen@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Author-Lexi-Bissen-723233977813150
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14777308.Lexi_Bissen

Lacey Black-

About: Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey welcomes the opportunity to chat with her fans.

Website: https://laceyblack.wordpress.com/
Email: laceyblackwrites@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlaceyblack
Twitter: http://twitter.com/AuthLaceyBlack
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8414783.Lacey_Black

Cassia Brightmore-

About: Cassia Brightmore is a dark romance author. She loves writing dark stories with twisted characters that she hopes will thrill the reader as well as make them fall in love.

She loves hockey, video games and online shopping. If she’s not writing or editing, you can usually find her doing one of these things. Writing is her passion and publishing her first book as an indie author is truly a dream come true.

Cassia lives in Ontario, Canada with her two furbabies; Molly and Harley.

Website: http://www.cassiabrightmoreauthor.com/
Email: cassiabrightmore@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CassiaBrightmoreAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cassiabr8tmore
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10803348.Cassia_Brightmore

Kristina Canady-

About: What inspired you to write your first Novel? “My girlfriends and I were sitting around discussing our latest reads, all the perfect Cinderella type romance novels that are out there and how we would like to read something that more could relate to. I have been an avid reader since I was a child and love to write, so I decided to write something for us. A not so perfect love story; one that had a little humor, tied in some vampires, a little adult content, morally hard choices and was a satisfying read for all those hard working readers who want some good ole’ junk food for the brain when they come home after a long day at work.”

Raised in California she moved to Colorado to pursue her education and fell in love with the area as well as her now husband.

Though Kristina loved her art and literature classes in college she put that to the side in order to start her career in nursing. After establishing her career she felt something was missing. While she adores being a nurse she felt her artistic side was calling and started to pick up her writing and painting again, setting aside a few hours a day on her day’s off. After a period of time, she found that her short story had grown into her first novel. Writing is a passion of hers and she feels the greatest achievement in her art is creating works that bring enjoyment to others.

She continues to reside in Colorado with her husband and children. Kristina is working on her third novel, part III of The Lunar Eclipse Series.

Website: http://www.lunareclipseseries.com/
Email: eclipsedbylove@lunareclipseseries.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midnightbloompart1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KristinaCanady
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/KristinaCanady

Tracey Champion-

About: (Taken from Tracey’s Website)

Hello, I’m Author Tracey Champion

I’d like to tell you a little about me. I began writing at the age of 17. I happened to be mad at a boy I was dating at the time. I never finished the story. However, I posted a 3rd person point of view piece from Forget Cinderella in a group and was asked where did I get it, do you have more. Well the rest, you should know I wrote the book.

 I am a stay at home mom to two wonderful children. Thing 1, my daughter, is my oldest and Thing 2, my son, my youngest and a handful. I am a stay at home wife. That means, if you have ever read your bible I follow some of the examples of the Proverbs 31 wife. I take care of my home (yes, its nice and clean), I help my husband with his job when needed, and I homeschool my children.

I write new adult, erotica. I love to read. Please don’t ask me for my favorite author or you might get a long list. I also am the owner of a book blog Hot Girls Read. I love to write the stories that come to my head, or in most cases the voices that talk to me.

 You will find that I am fun loving and caring. I’ll be the first to say what comes to my mind, my mouth or my fingers. Why, because what I am telling you will end up being the truth and I’d rather tell the truth (which I don’t have to really remember cause it is always there) than to tell a lie (a story in which I will have to remember to get my facts straight). I will also be the first to say Thank You where it is due.

Website: authortraceychampi.wix.com/traceychampion
Email: authortraceychampion@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Author-Tracey-Champion-1595451284057148
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrsmonkey829
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13993798.Tracey_Champion

Carian Cole-

About: I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in the mountains of beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

Website: http://cariancolewrites.com/
Email: carrie@carriancole.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cariancoleauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarianCole
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/carian_cole

Amy Davies-

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Ada Frost-

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Amanda Heath-

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Kerry Heavens-

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Cambria Hebert-

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Emery Jacobs-

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Colbie Kay-

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Linda Kaye-

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Katheryn Kiden-

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Lex Martin-

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Kathy J. Reinhart-

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K. Renee-

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Gina Savani-

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Lisa Sommers-

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TJ West-

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Ashley Wheels-

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Aidan Willows-

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Elizabeth York-

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kendra says:

    This is a truly awesome idea! 🙂 I look forward to discovering more authors!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Amber says:

      Thanks! It will be a process for sure, but I’m excited about it. 😀 I’ll have more info on the last tomorrow morning or later tonight.

      Liked by 1 person

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