It’s that time of year again. Christmas shopping is in full swing and you are trying to figure out what to get the book lover on your list. Sure they have their favorites. Don’t we all? But what if they have been looking for something different? What if they want to try some new authors? Today’s post is called 15 Indie Author Books To Give This Year, full of various genres, even kids. So take a look and see if you can find something for the reading aficionado in your life. Who knows, you may introduce them to their new favorite author.
Indie Author Books.
For Such A Time As This by Candace A. Jones– If you know a person who is looking to find their purpose and grow closer to the Lord, this is the book for them. Candace gives a powerful testimony about lessons learned from the harsh realities of her own past. In these discussions, she offers encouragement coupled with God’s word that there is hope and that we are all created for a purpose.
Everlasting Life by Kristy Phillips-This is a compilation of books about growing into a stronger, healthier relationship with God and yourself. This book will bring a greater sense of intimacy with the Lord and heal your soul.
Phenomenal Dad by Cruz Santana- Do you know a single Dad who is struggling? Then this book is exactly what he needs. Filled with lessons learned from her own divorce in regards to the father/child dynamic, this tough as nails mother of eight provides insightful and practical tips and lessons for single Dads who strive to have the best relationship with their kids as possible.
Seasons Of Darkness by Belinda G Buchanan-Ethan Harrington lost his innocence the day his mother took her own life. Having to grow up fast, he builds a wall around his heart that he vows no one will ever penetrate. Living alone with his controlling and abusive father, he tries to live among the remains of a family that was never functional in the first place. A kindhearted doctor, a beautiful girl and a nanny all love him in different ways. This is a dark yet hopeful coming of age tale about the relationship between a father and a son when tragedy strikes.
To Leave A Memory by Pat Dunlap Evans-This is a heartwarming story of a Georgia family’s victory over a devastating tragedy. History professor Andrew Ward’s wife has a premonition that something will happen if Andrew allows their son to go out one stormy night. Tragedy strikes, proving her premonition correct. Andrew is too anguished to admit he is wrong and he and Lizzy drift into avoidance. Their young daughter, Jane, can’t forgive her brother’s death nor can Thomas, an arrogant millionaire and a thorn in Andrew’s side. When Lizzy decides to leave, Jane encourages her to repair her marriage. When a second tragedy strikes, each family member faces a choice they don’t want to make and Andrew has to find a way to leave a memory.
What Haunts Me by Margaret Millmore–Does the reader in your life love the paranormal? Then pick them up a copy of What Haunts Me. George is plagued by strange dreams-nighttime visions of ghosts who wander among the living and infect their victims with deformity and disease. A deep instinct emerges in George, he can kill these monsters and heal their victims. Suppressed memories start bubbling to the surface and George becomes consumed with his new responsibility as his sanity slips. Along the path he finds friends and allies as well as enemies he could have never imagined.
More Indie Books.
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After All Is Said And Done by Belinda G. Buchanan– This book is a continuation of the life of Ethan Harrington as an adult. It is a very deep book about infidelity, heartache and forgiveness. Ethan is now a doctor, devoted husband, eager to be a father and a borderline alcoholic. He has spent most of a year trying to forgive his wife for her infidelity with a colleague and slowly starts to heal with the birth of his son. However, it isn’t long before he finds out the secret his wife has been desperately keeping from him. With his life crumbling and his drinking escalating due to this discovery, Ethan’s jealousy and insecurity engulf him. Now that his marriage is in pieces and his sanity questionable, Ethan struggles to confront a past he has spent his whole life trying to forget.
Worst Christmas Break Ever by Jennifer Waddle–Brad Finckley is having the worst Christmas break ever. Find out why he woke up to a white mixing bowl, why he had to leave giraffe crackers for Santa and why the new Pocket Gamer Deluxe was the only thing on his Christmas list.
The Dinosaurs Did It by Amanda Bowyer– Shawn was a good kid. Until the dinosaurs moved in! Everything from windows and vases to carpets and pies are ruined and Shawn’s Mom thinks he’s responsible. It’s not her fault; after all, it’s not easy to believe dinosaurs are to blame.
Make Money As A Freelance Writer: 7 Simple Steps To Start Your Freelance Business And Make Your First $1000 by Gina Horkey & Sally Miller-Have a friend who is writing inclined and looking to start a new career next year? This is the book they have been looking for. Covering topics like overcoming your fear to finding your niche to gathering samples and creating a portfolio to sourcing jobs, this book will make sure your writer friend will start off on the right track. (Amazon, e-book only)
Don’t Eat Your Boogers (You’ll Turn Green) by Carrie Lowrance- Goober McGee has a bad habit. He eats his boogers. His older brother, Sludge, warns him that he could come down with a case of Boogeritis. Goober thinks Sludge is just pulling his leg until one day he wakes up and he’s green-everywhere! How does he get rid of it? Join Goober on his journey to get better by learning to try new foods, becoming a role model for his peers, and promising to never eat his boogers again.
Lithium Dreams And Melancholy Sunrise by Carrie Lowrance– This is a book of poems about heartache and it’s various forms. From cheating to disillusionment to unrequited love.
The Safety Of Objects by Carrie Lowrance- This is a book of poems about objects. Everything from Breakfast to Grass to Shoes to a Mother Cat.
The Wreck Of Columbia by Ken Zurski– Do you know a history buff? This is the true story about a steamboat named Columbia, that was returning from a moonlight excursion, which collapsed and sank in the Illinois river. Out of nearly 500 passengers on board, most were from Pekin Illinois. Eighty-seven people lost their lives that night. The rest survived to tell their tales of survival and fortitude. The gripping account of this accident follows the compelling story of when the captain knew their was a problem to the cries and screams in the night to courageous actions of the search and recovery crews to the pursuit by law officials to find truth and justice.
The Knight Of Cups: The Danse, Book 1 (Volume 1) by Kevin Wright-While investigating a gangland murder, detective Tom Chapel discovers that the world is darker than he ever imagined and evil is very real. A world where vampires gather in dark alleyways and the most dangerous predator is not what you would think. Are Chapel’s experience and skills up to the task? And who is Pieter Durant? Apparently, there are things in the night that even monsters fear…
The Reluctant Butterfly by Debra Collett– This book is about Little Lou, a caterpillar who is afraid to turn into a butterfly. She soon discovers that her life is going to change forever. With a little help from her best friend, Ladybug, and some advice from Butterfly, she explores the values of true friendship, embracing change and facing fears.
I hope this list will cover the various tastes of all your reading friends. Happy shopping!