Everyone! We are almost done with Wheel of Time. After over a year, Laura and I will be taking a minute to prepare for a brand new miniseries. But before that, we want to take a pause and highlight one Indie Author for the month of June. So we will be voting in what we read next. We will do 4 weeks doing a deep dive. This is an excellent opportunity to start a series that hasn’t been finished yet! This is different than February Showdown, because Laura and I can’t go wrong! We cannot wait to see which book we will be reading. So without further ado, here are the nominees:
The Part about the Dragon Was (Mostly) True by Sean Gibson: A humorous tale about the tale of the dragon, the finding of treasure, and how telling things like it is may make a lot of things seem much more serious and much less heroic.
Miss Percy’s Pocket Guide to the Care & Feeding of British Dragons by Quenby Olson: A spinster suddenly becomes the keeper of a dragon in this tale. She was supposed to have a lethargic life, and now she is thrust into romance, drama, and everything in between.
Last Memoria by Rachel Emma Shaw: A woman who steals memories in this dark fantasy novel. A person who wants to restore the thoughts he lost. A grim novel with characters galore.
The Living Waters by Dan Fitzgerald: A lighter fantasy novel where two people are sucked into mythical wetlands. They are led into a troubled, hidden space. Adventure abound!
Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystal Matar: A man who believes in the law. His beliefs questioned. A mystery surrounding a body washed up on the shore. Will his morals finally break?
Fortune’s Fool by Angela Boord: A secret affair. A disfiguring punishment. A burning need for revenge. A woman once in the throws of silk and wealth is now with mercenaries and danger. What will happen next?
Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang: The second time we’ve seen this author up for OWWR Pod votes. A mother struggling to repress her violent past. A son struggling to grasp his violent future. A father blind to the danger that threatens them all.
The Thirteenth Hour by Trudie Skies (Wrong picture. Hannah is human): Cruel gods rule the steam-powered city of Chime, demanding worship and tribute from their mortal subjects. A woman becomes a most wanted person after she kills a mortal.
Kings and Daemons by Marcus Lee: In the Ember Kingdom, a dying land riven by famine and disease, Daleth the evil Witch-King plots his conquest of the neighbouring Freestates. He is thrown in with a huntress, and their worlds are about to be thrown into war.
Shadow of a Dead God by Patrick Samphire: It was only supposed to be one little job – a simple curse-breaking for Mennik Thorn to pay back a favour to his oldest friend. But then it all blew up in his face. Now he’s been framed for a murder he didn’t commit.
Paladin Unbound by Jeffrey Speight: The last of a dying breed, a holy warrior must rise up against a growing darkness in Evelium. A lowly mercenary must solve a rash of disappearances.
Empire’s Daughter by Marian L. Thorpe: Lena’s world is about to change forever. Harried from north and south by two different enemies, both wanting this last remnant of a greater Empire’s land, and with invasion imminent, the military leaders see no choice but to ask the unthinkable: that women learn to fight.
We Men of Ash and Shadow by H.L. Tinsley: A #Benfluenced pick, this book takes a mercenary who wants to repent for his misdeeds, and makes him into an unlikely mentor of a skilled would-be assassin.
The Fires of Treason by Michele Quirke: Princess Elizabeth has always idolized and supported her older brother, but when Greg is accused of treason and banished, her loyalty to him is tested in ways she never could’ve imagined.
We Break Immortals by Thomas Howard Riley: One of three very chunky books. A drug addict who hunts sorcerers down by tracking their magick, the most renowned swordsman no one has ever heard of, and a thieving magick-wielding woman hellbent on revenge collide during a last ditch effort to stop an insane superhuman serial killer from making himself a god.
Illborn by Daniel T. Jackson: Another chunk monster. After 800 years of a person ascended into heaven, four men and one women develop abilities. Can they survive when this is forbidden?
Vultures by Luke Tarzian: The heart of a demon lives and must be destroyed. One man believes he can do this, but war spares no one .
Small Places by Matthew Samuels: A boy meets a witch once upon a time. Thirteen years later, she needs his help finding out what is messing with an earth Spirit.
#iHunt: Killing Monsters in the Gig Economy by Olivia Hill: A monsterhunter who works like Uber! This is just a paying job. Running away from horror and dark humor? In this economy?
The Marked Princess by E.P. Stavs: With her eighteenth birthday fast approaching, crown princess Josselyn deLure knows it’s her duty to choose a husband, but that doesn’t mean she has to be happy about it. But once she has to flee for her life, she must deal with magic and a fight against darkness.