Spend Your Gift Card on Indies

Years ago, my faculty/staff yoga class at the college where I teach gave me a huge Barnes and Noble gift card as thanks. Sad to say, I spent it on traditionally published e-books, books my book club had chosen, which were priced at over ten dollars.  Only one of them is a book I will ever read again. I could have–had I discovered indie books back then–enjoyed three times as many reads for my money, and gotten those traditionally published books from the library. If I get a gift card now, I go for indies.

You’ll find some of my favorite indies among the books reviewed on this site. Browse the archives, browse the categories, and spend away. There are sales links right on the category pages, no hunting to see if a book is on B&N or Kobo. If you find it here, it is!

And yes, I’m having a #sale through January 10th on all books in my Mae Martin Psychic Mystery Series, two of which earned B.R.A.G. Medallions. A dollar off an indie price–it’s like buying three to get one free. https://amberfoxxmysteries.wordpress.com/buy-books-retail-links

And if you think about good quality indie books’ prices, and equally good “trad pub” books’ prices, it’s kind of like a three for the price of one sale all the time





Two Reviews: Short and Sweet, Short and Scary

WinstonCrewel Intentions

Lois Winston’s Crewel Intentions is a mini-sequel to the first book in the Anastasia Pollock crafting mystery series. It’s light, tight and cozy, with the mystery neatly set up and solved in a few chapters. Anastasia is as delightful a narrator as ever, with her humor and knowledge of crafts. A fun read for anyone who enjoyed Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun, and is curious about what happened to Erica next.

Many of Winston’s books are listed on this site with buy links:




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DV Berkom’s Let Sleeping Dogs Lie is a chilling mystery/thriller set in the Arizona desert.

Skinwalkers, A woman kidnapped by a bad boyfriend. Clues in petroglyphs behind an abandoned gas station.

I kept wondering how Berkom could tie it up in twenty-three pages—it just kept rolling, getting more intense. But she pulls it off brilliantly. This was my first venture into the Kate Jones series, and won’t be my last. A boxed set is in my Nook and I’ll be reading it soon.

Buy links and information about Berkom’s other books can be found at http://dvberkom.com

You’ll also find some of her work on the mystery page on this site.