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Carpe Librum

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#IndieBooksBeSeen TBR

Godwine Kingmaker: Part One of The Last Great Saxon Earls - Mercedes Rochelle The Errant Flock (The Flock Series Book 1) - Jana Petken The Imp of  Eye (Renaissance Sojourner Series Book 1) - Kristin Gleeson, Moonyeen Blakey Soldier of Fortune (I): The Wolf Cub - David Pilling, MoreVisual The Secret World of Christoval Alvarez - Ann Swinfen Beneath Still Waters - Cynthia A. Graham The Bastard Princess (The Elizabeth of England Chronicles Book 1) - G. Lawrence, Brooke Aldrich The Luck of the Weissensteiners - Christoph Fischer Jasper - Book Two of the Tudor Trilogy - Tony Riches Blessop's Wife - Barbara Gaskell Denvil

I started this post out as a draft of my July TBR. When I quickly came up with a list of 10 independently published novels that I've been wanting to get around to reading, I decided they needed their own post. Some of these have shown up on my monthly TBRs before, but others are brand new. I've read other works by a couple of these authors (David Pilling & Tony Riches), but the others are new to me.


Some people stay away from indies because they've been burnt. Nobody likes to spend a few dollars - and even more importantly, their precious reading time - on a dud that did not find a major publisher for a reason. Of course, as an independent author myself, I have good reason for giving others a try more often than most. I will say that I find just as many hits (& misses) among indies as I do mass market, but I am also careful about what I read from either source.


If you are interested in testing out the indie waters, maybe some of these sound good to you. Have you read other self-published works that you would recommend? I'd love to hear about them!