It’s time for Indie-Mas! This is the THIRD annual recap of all the independently-published books I’ve read. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…
On the ninth day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:
A Fantasy Romance that Swoons
I would describe the Key as Throne of Glass minus all the assassin nonsense and switching love triangles. It’s definitely one of those books you just get lost in and hold on for the ride. Rema is the only blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl in a town where everything is restricted, including food and travel. She’s pretty happy in her horse farm with her
Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru uncle and aunt, until she happens upon a handsome prince in the forest. Prince Nice Guy is mildly interested, which means Prince Jackass (aka the heir) decides to mess everything up and drag this poor unsuspecting girl to the kingdom just to make his brother jealous.
There’s a rebellion brewing, there’s romance, and there’s a twist that you see coming from the first moment it’s mentioned. But I kept reading, wanting to see how it all plays out. The end of book 1 is something of a cliffhanger, but lucky for you, all three books are available.
Seventeen-year-old Rema lives in a brutal kingdom where travel between regions is forbidden, people are starving, and looking at someone the wrong way can mean death. Nineteen-year-old Darmik is the king’s son and Commander of the King’s Army. He spends his days roaming the island, doing his father’s bidding and trying to maintain control over the people.
When a chance encounter throws Rema and Darmik together, they share an instantaneous connection, but any sort of relationship between them is strictly forbidden. Darmik’s brother, the Crown Prince, notices Darmik’s interest in Rema and, in a calculated, political move, blackmails her. Faced with an impossible choice, Rema is forced to sacrifice her heart in order to save her family.
As Rema is taken to the palace with the Crown Prince, Darmik confronts the growing rumor that a legitimate blood heir to the throne exists and is trying to overthrow Darmik’s family. In Darmik’s quest to hunt down and kill the threat, he discovers that nothing is as it seems. Locked in the king’s castle, Rema finds herself a key player in a massive power struggle. When Darmik shows up, she’s not sure if she can trust him. The line between friends, enemies, and loyalty becomes blurred. As truths are unlocked, Rema understands that she just might be the key to finding the rightful heir and restoring peace to the kingdom . . . if she can manage to stay alive long enough
Enter the Giveaway
More on IndieMas
IndieMas is my annual recap of my favorite reads of the year. It’s a chance for me to pause the Sush marketing machine and focus on some folks doing good work out there. I like to really focus on those underrated gems with less than 50 reviews. For you, the reader, I do a giveaway on each post, as well as a grand prize. This year, I’m giving away a paperback copy of one of the eleven books, shipped anywhere Book Depository delivers!
You can click on any of the covers below to find out more, or enter the raffle at the bottom.
IndieMas 2017 Picks
The Grand Prize
This year, I’ll be giving away a grand prize of one paperback copy of an IndieMas pick! As with all the above, this giveaway is international to anywhere Book Depository delivers. Enter below!
And don’t forget, each book above has its own eBook giveaway, too! Make sure you enter and give some authors some love.