Saturday, February 14, 2015

Spread Some Indie Love Blog Hop & Giveaway

Diviner Series (3 books)

by Nicolette Andrews

A few years ago, I hadn't had much experience with indie authors. Honestly, I didn't really think there were any good books that were indie published. But I gave one book a chance. A book I found for free through an email newsletter I subscribe to. After I finished that book, I realized how wrong I was. I was so very wrong. 

I've come to have a new appreciation for authors who go the route of self-publishing. So when the opportunity came along to participate in a blog hop that promoted everyone's favorite indie authors, I jumped on the chance. 

In preparation I went through all the books I've read in the past year or so (which ended up being way too many books) and I found it very hard to make a final decision on which author I would feature. There are so many great ones that I've come across. However, I finally picked on.

Without further ago, my choice for my feature indie author/series is (drum roll, please)... The Diviner Series by Nicolette Andrews. This three-book series has got fantasy, magic, mystery, murder and a dash of romance. 

The journey starts off in Diviner's Prophecy with Maea, who has recently lost all her memory. She doesn't know who she can and can't trust. It seems like everyone is using her to their own gain. She travels to court, where she hopes answers to her past can be found. What she really finds is a web of deceit and political maneuvering. 

What I really loved about this series was that it wasn't a run-of-the-mill fantasy where I can predict what's going to happen next. The storyline is complex enough to keep you interested, but not so complex that you feel as if you've missed something. The characters are likable, even the ones who appear to be using Maea. 

This is a coming of age story for Maea, and I found her to be a great leading character. She's vulnerable, but strong when she needs to be. She's a little bit naive, but not a blundering idiot. She stumbles through a world of magic and mystery to find that she is the last of her line. She is the last Diviner. And she may be the only person who can stop an ancient evil from destroying everything she's come to love. 

So if you're looking for your next indie YA fantasy to try out, make sure to put this on your list. The best part is that you can get the first book in the series for free on Amazon. 

Make sure to check out the other blogs on this hop. I can't wait to find some new indie authors myself. Lastly, a thanks to b00k r3vi3ws for hosting this lovely hop.

Since I had such a hard time choosing what author I wanted to go with today, I decided to add a list of some more great indie authors. 

Here are some indie honorable mentions:
1. Memory's Wake Trilogy by Selina Fenech- The review is here
2. The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker
3. Caged Series by Amber Lynn Natusch 
4. Darkness Falls by Jessica Sorensen
5. Demon Lord by T.C. Southwell
6. Warriors of Ankh by Samantha Young

Giveaway (Int)

The lovely Nikki Godwin has agreed to provide swag packs for three winners in this giveaway. 

About Nikki 

Nikki Godwin is a YA/NA/LGBT author. She can't live without Mountain Dew, black eyeliner, and music by Hawthorne Heights. When not writing, she internet-stalks her favorite bands and keeps tabs on surf competitions. Her favorite surfer is Gabriel Medina. If you ever get her started on surfing or music, she'll never shut up. You've been warned.

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My fellow hoppers