Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Spirit Keeper Garners a Great Review

Melissa Luznicky Garrett's new YA paranormal novel, The Spirit Keeper, has received an excellent review from A Reader Reviews!

For those who don't know, the Spirit Keeper is about a teen girl named Sarah whose family has kept the truth of their Native American heritage secret her entire life, refusing to acknowledge where they came from. But when a family that has direct ties to their past moves to town, Sarah’s true identity is revealed.

Here is a taste of the review:

"Garrett nicely captures the emotions and thought process of a teenage girl, who is, at turns, resolute in the face of bullying by classmates, grateful to her aunt and uncle for their care, and both impulsive and careful as she falls in love for the first time." ~Michelle of A Reader Reviews

To read the remainder of the review and more from A Reader Reviews, click here

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Live Chat with Christine Fonseca & Heather McCorkle

A live author chat with the Indie Elite's own Christine Fonseca and Heather McCorkle is happening tonight, April 17th at 5pm Pacific Time, right here on the Indie Elite site! To participate all you have to do is log in below (NO ACCOUNT REQUIRED) to chat. They'll be chatting about their novels, publishing, editing, writing, you name it! And they'll be giving away books and swag throughout the chat.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Coming Soon~Mea Culpa by Christine Fonseca

This June Christine Fonseca (via Compass Press) is bringing us a new short novella in the Requiem series, Mea Culpa. It is a behind the scenes story the comes between her debut full-length novel, Lacrimosa, and it's sequel Libera Me (due out this fall). Here is a bit about it (SPOILER warning! If you haven't read Lacrimosa yet, this blurb contains spoilers):

Everything has a price; and the cost of Nesy’s life may be higher than anyone expected. 

Nesy’s wounds should have been fatal. Fortunately, Mikayel knew something the rest of the Council didn’t—how to counteract Azza’s attack. But it’s Zane that must carry out the task. Will he have the strength to confront something even more frightening than Azza to save Nesy? And will he be able to shoulder the cost?

Christine's books on Amazon and B&N

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Release by Cyndi Tefft~Hell Transporter

The anticipated sequel to the YA (or New Adult for those familiar with the genre) haunting novel on life and love after death, Between, has arrived! Author Cyndi Tefft raises the bar with Hell Transporter. Here is a bit about what the gorgeous Scottish highlander turned reaper is up to in book two:

Aiden MacRae has been given a new life after being stuck transporting souls to heaven for the last three hundred years. He doesn't know the culture, the times or the slang, but there is one thing he does know: he didn't come forward alone.

The master of hell has other plans for the Scottish Highlander and has sent a transporter of his own to get the deed done. Will Lindsey be able to save him or get caught in the crossfire?

Available on Amazon & B&N. You can find Cyndi on her blog, Twitter, and Facebook.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Freaksville by Kitty Keswick Releases On Kindle

Every now and then something happens at a publishing house and the little details of a book release get hung up, especially in the case of digital format as the industry is still finding it's way with it. Unfortunately this was the case with Kitty Keswick's novel Freaksville, and it wasn't released in eBook format at the same time it was released in print format. But the wait is now over and its available on Kindle! Hopefully the Nook version will soon follow but for now we're celebrating each step. In fact, to celebrate, Kitty is giving away a Kindle copy of Freaksville! If you haven't read this fun, innovative story yet then you definitely want to get in on this giveaway. To enter click here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Elle Strauss's New Release~Clockwiser

If you haven't read Clockwise, the fun time-travel YA novel by Elle Strauss then you're missing out. If you have though, then no doubt you'll be excited to learn that the sequel, Clockwiser, is now available! If you haven't read the first book click here to enter to win a signed copy from Elle! Here is a bit about Clockwiser (SPOILER warning if you haven't read book 1):

The last year has been smooth sailing for Casey Donovan. She and her boyfriend Nate are doing better than ever, and things at home are good, too. Everything’s been so calm, she hasn’t “tripped” back to the nineteenth century in ages.

Then the unthinkable happens and she accidentally takes her rebellious brother Tim back in time. It’s 1862 with the Civil War brewing, and for Tim this spells adventure and excitement. Finding himself stuck in the past, he enlists in the Union army, but it doesn’t take long before he discovers real life war is no fun and games.

Casey and Nate race against the clock to find Tim, but the strain wears on their relationship. It doesn’t help that the intriguing new boy next door has his sights on Casey, and isn’t shy to let her know it.

Can Nate and Casey find Tim in time to save him? And is it too late to save their love?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Welcome New Member Dawn Dalton

We're excited to welcome our newest member, Dawn Dalton. She started writing at the age of 8 upon discovering writing about monsters was way less scary than looking for them under her bed. She's still leery of things that go bump in the night, but thinks her storytelling skills have improved. Dawn lives in Canada with her husband, stepdaughter and three bullmastiffs. You know, just skulking around.

Her haunting story, THREAD OF THE PAST, is included in the Spirited anthology published by Leap Books (2011).

You can find Dawn on her Blog and on Twitter as @dawn_dalton

About the SPIRITED Anthology:

Haunted houses. Haunted hearts.  And a past that refuses to die.
Spirited, a haunting collection of 13 tales guaranteed to keep you up all night.


Letitia Hawke is used to feeling invisible and the only thing that makes her senior dance bearable is the location – one of the most haunted houses in the country. The Tish makes an unexpected connection with Elijah and it’s bye-bye wallflower, hello gothic rose. Too bad the Franklin House is a jealous host.

Dawn also writes adult thriller and paranormal fiction under the last name IUS. For more information, please visit her blog.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Cyndi Tefft

Cyndi lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest where the weather is overcast and rainy, much like the Highlands of Scotland. So she was right at home when she got the chance to visit Eilean Donan Castle in May 2010. A self-proclaimed Scot freak, she loved every bit about the trip to Scotland: the people, the kilts, the accents, the fish & chips, the haggis...well okay, not the haggis.

Here is a bit about her novel Between:

It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water's life isn't alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile and Scottish accent. 

After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.

Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden and heaven's siren song, Lindsey must learn the hard way whether love really can transcend all boundaries.

Cyndi is collecting pictures of fans with their copies of Between to create a fan gallery on her blog so be sure to stop by! Click here to learn more about Cyndi and her novels.

Stellar Review of Christine Fonseca's Lacrimosa

Congratulations to Christine Fonseca on a stellar review for her debut novel, Lacrimosa. It's from Tiffany of Escaping One Book at a Time. Here is just a taste of it:

"Okay I seriously hate to start a review like this but OMG!!! Seriously this book blew me away!! I was amazed at the amount of emotion there was and yet it didn't take away from the story. I am still (4 days later) having issues getting past just writing sentence after sentence of wow! I went into this book with fairly high expectations. That is not typical of me at all but high expectations and all this book blew me out of the water. Yes, you have your Angels that are here to vanquish the evil, and yes evil is HOT but nothing will prepare you for the ride that you will go one in this book. The is so much love, pain and action that you wont want to stop." ~Tiffanny M

To read the rest of this in-depth review click here

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Live Author Chat Coming Soon

A live author chat with the Indie Elite's own Christine Fonseca and Heather McCorkle is coming on Tuesday April 17th at 5pm Pacific Time, right here on the Indie Elite site! To participate all you have to do is click on the chat button above and log in (no worries, NO ACCOUNT REQUIRED) to chat. They'll be chatting about their novels, publishing, editing, writing, you name it! And they'll be giving away books and swag throughout the chat. Hope to see you here Tuesday the 17th!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Independent Book Blogger Award

The Indie Elite has entered the Goodreads Independent Book Blogger Awards! This contest is for book bloggers who support authors, books, or the publishing industry in some way. The winning blog will receive a trip to Book Expo America 2012! To vote for the Indie Elite click on the button below. Don't worry, it won't take you anywhere strange, just to Goodreads. May the best blog win!

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Welcome New Author Kitty Keswick

Kitty Keswick has been an Anglophile since age four when she saw Robin Hood and fell head over heels in love. As she grew up on her grandfather’s California vineyard, Kitty’s imagination was her best friend. At a very tender age, she started writing her stories and reading them to the grapes.

Kitty spends her days with Werewolves, Valkyries, Vamps and other creatures that go bump in the night.

She is a Class of 2K10 member (fabulous authors who debuted in 2010). You can find Kitty on Twitter and Facebook. Her debut novel, FREAKSVILLE, is published with Leap Books. You can find it on B&N and Amazon, among other retailers. She is also a contributing author in the anthology SPIRITED. Here is a bit about Freaksville:

A group of teenagers, trapped in a haunted theater on the night of a full moon, find out that ghosts are the least of their worries…

Every woman in the Maxwell family has the gift of sight. A talent sixteen-year-old Kasey would gladly give up. All she wants is a normal life. Shopping and talking about boys with her best friend and long-time sidekick, Gillie Godshall, consume her days. Until Kasey has a vision about Josh Johnstone, the foreign exchange student from England. The vision leads her into new realms, a lead in a play, a haunted theater ... and into the arms of Josh. Yet, both Kasey and Josh have secrets lurking in dark corners. Can Kasey’s new romance survive FREAKSVILLE?