Ed Drury Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Ed Drury is the readers’ choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge.

The winning entry is rewarded with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

Continue reading “Ed Drury Wins Flash Fiction Challenge”

Book Brief: Nightcrawler

by John Reinhard Dizon
Genre: Action/Adventure , Women’s Fiction , Thriller/Suspense
40,143 Words

Nightcrawler is about the exploits of Sabrina Brooks, the heiress to the Brooks Chemical Company. Bree is trying to pick up the pieces after her father’s death, and is now in a position to live up to a personal commitment to use her resources to benefit the oppressed. She is intrigued by the notion of conducting a guerrilla campaign against drug gangs in New York City, and accesses top-secret archives detailing Government contracts for developmental research of chemical weapons. She uses her wizardry in chemistry to concoct weapons for her own use as a vigilante known as the Nightcrawler. NYPD undercover officer Hoyt Wexford becomes friends with Bree, and begins to suspect she knows the identity of the Nightcrawler. Her sudden interest in a series of terrorist attacks in the New York area makes him believe she may be investigating a group called the Octagon. He tries to follow her but is too late to prevent a showdown between the Nightcrawler and the mysterious Reaper. Hoyt rescues Bree and learns her secret identity, and together they plan to stop the Octagon once and for all in preventing a chemical attack in NYC on the Fourth of July.

This book is available at Amazon. Continue reading “Book Brief: Nightcrawler”

IUEA Voting: Best Review Site, Watchdog Site, and Resource Site for Writers.

IU Excellence Award Winner SAMPLENominations are complete for the 2013 Indies Unlimited Excellence Awards. We are now down to the finalists in each category. Voting to determine the winner for each category will commence at 5 AM US Pacific Time on February 7, 2014, and conclude at 5 PM US Pacific Time on February 21, 2014.

Winners will be determined by dividing the votes received (popularity) by the Alexa global traffic ranking (impartial industry statistics) as read on the morning of February 6, 2014 . Alexa is the foremost internet traffic ranking service. A site’s Alexa ranking is an indication of the utility and presence of the site.

Winners for each category will be announced at 5 AM, US Pacific Time on February 24, 2014.

You may vote only once for one finalist in each category:


Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Book Review Site?

  • I Feel the Need, the Need to Read (28%, 309 Votes)
  • Big Al's Books and Pals (27%, 298 Votes)
  • Say What Savannah Mae (20%, 221 Votes)
  • I Am, Indeed (7%, 81 Votes)
  • Sunshine and Mountains (6%, 66 Votes)
  • Harlequin Junkie (4%, 43 Votes)
  • Novel Grounds (4%, 41 Votes)
  • Kindle Obsessed (3%, 37 Votes)
  • Lusty Penguin Reviews (1%, 13 Votes)
  • The Cult of Me (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,112

Loading ... Loading ...
[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]

Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Resource Site?

  • The Indie View (36%, 215 Votes)
  • Kristen Lamb’s Blog (22%, 133 Votes)
  • The Passive Voice (13%, 80 Votes)
  • Anne R. Allen’s Blog (13%, 78 Votes)
  • The Creative Penn (7%, 39 Votes)
  • The Book Designer (5%, 28 Votes)
  • Let's Get Visible (3%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 593

Loading ... Loading ...
[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]

Which of the finalists is your choice for Best Watchdog Site?

  • Preditors & Editors (58%, 236 Votes)
  • Writer Beware (42%, 168 Votes)

Total Voters: 404

Loading ... Loading ...

[Note from IU admin: The finalists for the category “Best Book Review Sites” were determined using Alexa rankings where ties existed. The site “Let’s Get Digital,” was also nominated for the category “Best Watchdog Site.” While this is a portion of what Mr. Gaughran does on his site, we felt the category “Best Resource Site” was a better fit.]