Y’all, we are so excited to start our next round for IndieMission, coined by Hannah last time! We want to take this time to highlight an Indie author, and we will read someone from this lineup voted on by all of you! We changed up the lineup this time, added a few, and did A RANDOMIZED BRACKET!! Hannah had to do a “pick a number” for at least 15 minutes, and revamp the entire bracket (this takes a lot longer than she’d care to admit on her Friday night with Thor Love and Thunder going in the background. But without further delay, here is the new bracket!!
Here is a small breakdown of all the groupings this time around!!
First Side Lineup
Fairy Godmurder by Sarah J. Sover: Gwendolyn Evenshine thought being a fairy godmother would be cut and dried—take on a charge, solve a royal problem, and return to the Academy for her next assignment. But she got too close. When the beloved Princess Francesca is brutally murdered on her watch, Gwen refuses to resume her fairy godmother duties. Instead, she laces her docs and hits the streets of Boston in search of the bastard who took Frankie from her, a serial killer who operates in lunar cycles.
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: 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.
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.
Illborn by Daniel T. Jackson: After 800 years of a person ascended into heaven, four men and one women develop abilities. Can they survive when this is forbidden?
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.
Seasons of Albadone by Elan Marche: Four stories. Four Destinies. All align. An aspiring enchantress, a drunken father, a foreman and a mother. A twisted world of beauty and darkness.
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 .
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.
The Thirteenth Hour by Trudie Skies: 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.
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.
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!
Second Side Lineup
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.
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 Sword in the Street by C.M. Caplan: Hired blades ought to be better at making ends meet. John Chronicle bleeds his patron’s foes in savage duels. While he’s disgusted by the petty grievances and corporate laws he champions, even the promise of security is better than nothing at all. But how long can he depend on a wage that barely pays enough to cover his rent?
Shadowless by Randall McNally: What if the gods want you dead? A young boy lies on a beach on a warm summer’s day. While trying to block the sun from his eyes Arpherius makes a shocking discovery; he has no shadow. Confused and bewildered he asks his uncle why he is shadowless.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Can’t wait to get started MONDAY! A reminder that you should read every single one of these books, no matter what. We plan on it!!