Romancing the Craft of Poetry and Fiction Contest

83c84d744b555fcc44a0e228cd896c7aTL Publishing Group LLC is now accepting submissions for their Romancing the Craft of Poetry & Fiction Contest. For each submission, please upload up to three poems or a fiction story with 3,000 words or less.

Entry Fee: $5.00

Deadline: June 30, 2014

Prizes: First place: $300 and a one-year print subscription to the Torrid Literature Journal. Second place: $200. Third place: $100. All winners will receive publication in the Torrid Literature Journal.

Visit the website for more information.

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Video Trailer: The Royal Wizard

The Royal Wizard The kingdom of Wilderheim stands bastion between the world of humans and the Otherlands. It is ruled as much by people as it is by creatures Other and as such, it must always have a wizard at the right hand of its king. When destinies converge toward an inevitable battle for power, the balance between justice and magic shifts, and the royal wizard and her king get caught in a maelstrom of colliding forces. Nothing is ever as it seems with a trickster hiding in the shadows. When the gods begin to play, mortals tremble…

The Royal Wizard, the fantasy romance by Alianne Donnelly, is available at, Smashwords, and Amazon UK.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on April 26, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Indie Reads – March 2014

Indies Unlimited does not review books, but we do have a couple of renowned reviewers on staff. We thought a great way to celebrate indie writing would be to ask those reviewers for their top indie picks of the month. We sent them a questionnaire that asked six questions:

1. What was the best indie book you read this month?
2. Seriously?
3. Are you saying it’s better than my book?
4. Did you even read my book?
5. Would you say my book was a close second to the one you picked?
6. Do you mind if I say it was a close second?

Evidently, they only had time to answer the first question on the survey. Oh well – soldiering on – here are this month’s top picks from our experts:

Earthquake DollThe Earthquake Doll by Candace Williams

“…a gripping coming of age story set against a unique backdrop of time and place.” – BigAl.

Read the rest of the review by Big Al.

The Earthquake Doll is available through

Price of JusticePrice of Justice by Alan Brenham

“It had everything you could possibly want from a thriller: action, intrigue, corruption, deceit, and a very likeable detective on the hunt of some especially vile, seedy and slimy criminals.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Price of Justice is available on

In the SunshineIn the Sunshine by PJ Lincoln

“I read the story in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed the tale. A nice, light romance with a feel good factor.”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

In the Sunshine is available through

The Dark AgeThe Dark Age by Jason Gurley

“I can’t remember the last time an author’s words had such an effect on me. … While The Dark Age: A Short Story is heart wrenching, it is also uplifting…”

Read the rest of the review by Fredlet.

The Dark Age is available at
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The Unburied DeadThe Unburied Dead by Douglas Lindsay

“An excellent, well written story that will appeal to readers of gritty, down to earth crime / noir.”

Read the rest of the review by Keith Nixon.

The Unburied Dead is available through