Spider Road Press Invites Submissions

spider road pressSpider Road Press invites submissions of unpublished short stories of no more than 8,000 words with strong female characters to “Eve’s Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery and Horror.” This anthology will be published by Spider Road Press in late 2014. Men and women are welcome to submit. They are looking for literary, intense stories in which women actively face dangerous situations. They seek tales in which the plot strengthens the characterization.

Prizes: Contributors will be paid $20 and 2 free books.

Entry fees: Free

Postmark deadline: April 30, 2014

For more information, please visit their website.

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Video Trailer: The Wall of Broken Dreams

wall of broken dreamsDuring the height of the Vietnam War, a Chicago street kid, boxer, and blues guitarist – Johnny Richards – is drafted and sent to fight with an elite Army combat platoon in Vietnam. On an “in country” R&R at Vung-Tau, Johnny meets and falls in love with Mai, a local Eurasian beauty. Johnny and Mai engage in a five day whirlwind romance, and they plan a life together in the USA after the war.

But shortly after returning to his combat unit, Johnny takes a bullet for a buddy and is gravely wounded on a combat air-assault into an enemy stronghold. Are Johnny and Mai allowed to live out their dreams? In 1983, at The Vietnam Memorial, better known as “The Wall,” Johnny’s hopes, dreams, and survival come face-to-face with an emotional but spiritual realization that can only be his.

The Wall of Broken Dreams, the historical fiction book by author Duke Barrett, is available from Amazon US, Amazon UK, and other online retailers.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on May 31, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Indie Reads – April 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. Here are this month’s top picks from our experts:

WILLWILL by Dan Cardinal

“…tight writing, clean editing, engaging and compelling scene setting.”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

WILL is available through Amazon.com.

Raising ChaosRaising Chaos by Elizabeth Corrigan

“…if you want to be pulled into a unique story with depth this is a good one….”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Raising Chaos is available on Amazon.com.

HustleHustle by Tom Pitts

“Hustle is a tightly written novel with a straightforward, no nonsense plant, excellent cast of characters and a real treat to read…”

Read the rest of the review by Keith Nixon.

Hustle is available through Amazon.com.

Keeping Private IdahoKeeping Private Idaho by Rick Just

“It’s a cautionary tale … Keeping Private Idaho also explores some universal themes, dealing with change and the concept of geographical and cultural roots…”

Read the rest of the review by Big Al.

Keeping Private Idaho is available at Amazon.com.
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battle of stryker passBattle of Stryker Pass by Susan Stuckey

“This is a powerful coming-of-age war story … The plot is well paced and Ms. Stuckey has done an excellent job building her fantasy world and the magical elements…”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Battle of Stryker Pass is available through Amazon.com.