It’s that time of year again! For me, Christmas has always been about the spirit of giving, and for the second year in a row, I thought I would share some of my FAVORITE independently-published reads from 2016–and give them away, too!
There are twelve giveaways in all, and the grand prize of a $25 gift card to Amazon to sate all your indie-buying needs. So come back every day for more bookish goodness!
Now, without further ado, let’s get this party started!
On the first day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me…
A Feisty Woman Who Can Raise The Dead
This historical fantasy knocked me upside the head and stunned me until I’d devoured all seven books in two days (yep). It has everything that makes my heart sing – a female protagonist who straddles the line between innocent and kickass, a brooding love interest with whom she spars readily, a cast of secondary characters that brought forth even more fun, and, of course, your spec fic element.
The seven books follow Charlie, a necromancer who had been kicked out of her house by her father at thirteen to live on the streets of London as an urchin. When she accidentally raises a dead spirit in public, she’s whisked away to Litchfield Towers, the home of the head honcho for all things paranormal in the UK. Only, he and everyone else thinks she’s a boy (one of my fav reveals in the first book).
I thoroughly enjoyed the weaving in of some nineteenth century literature and the slow progression of romance between Charlie and Lincoln that has all the starts and stops necessary. Although the seventh book is not the end, it doesn’t leave you in a position where you’re missing the next book, only missing the cast of characters that you’ve grown to love.
Even better: The first book in the series is a free download!
Thanks for this opp Sush! I haven’t read any historical fiction this year but my most anticipated hf read is Stalking Jack the Ripper!
Yeah! That’s a popular one
Does Stalking Jack The Ripper count? That was a favorite historical this year!
YES it totally counts! I’ve heard wonderful things about it!
“A Feisty Woman Who Can Raise The Dead” Hehe, true. 😀 You’re kicking off the event with a pretty good book! I haven’t read the sequel yet, but I do have it.
I just adored this book. I’ve got some great picks this year!!
I’m so excited to learn about all the books you picked!!
I think my favorite was These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker.
Oooh! That was a good one, I hear.
I loved it when you did this last year! And “a feisty woman who can raise the dead” had me right away. Must read!
My favorite historical fantasy this year was Like a River Glorious, the sequel to Walk on Earth a Stranger. I love western historical fantasies.
The first one is a free download I *think*! It’s really a wonderful series!
Unfortunately, I haven’t read any historical books this year. 🙁
Haven;t read any Historical Fiction books this year, but I’m getting some good ideas of ones to check out next year! Thank you for the chance to win so many interesting sounding reads!