High Desert Journal’s 2014 Obsidian Prize in Fiction

High Desert JournalHigh Desert Journal is looking for quality work that illuminates the landscape of the interior West, the people and the relationships between the two. We accept work from residents of the interior West working with any theme, and from anyone living outside of this region creating with an element or theme of the interior West.

Prizes: $500 and publication
Entry fees: $12/story
Postmark deadline: July 1, 2014

For more information, please visit their website.

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Video Trailer: Triple Dog Dare

Chick-lit, romantic comedy by K.S. Brooks and Stephen HiseWhen wealthy champion dog breeder Stu Hockersmith presents prize pup Lord Louis to lovely Bianca Jameson, he hopes to win her heart. Bianca, oblivious to Stu’s amorous intentions, takes the adorable pooch back home to California where she goes on to become a celebrated author, writing books about little Lo-Lou.

To make matters worse, Stu is informed that gifting the dog broke the kennel club bylaws and he now must get the pup back before his father’s legal team takes action against the woman he still loves.

Triple Dog Dare, the light romantic comedy by K. S. Brooks and Stephen Hise, is available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK.

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 – May 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:

circle in the sand lia fairchild 120x177Circle in the Sand by Lia Fairchild

“There’s a feeling of warmth throughout and you are cocooned in a glow as you read this….”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Circle in the Sand is available through Amazon.com.

99 jobs by joe cottonwood 120x17799 Jobs by Joe Cottonwood

“…full of lessons about life and people well beyond just the nuts and bolts of Cottonwood’s work.”

Read the rest of the review by Big Al.

99 Jobs is available on Amazon.com.

The Hunt for Well Hidden TreasureThe Hunt for the Well Hidden Treasure
by Bob Sheard and Timothy Taylor

“…an exciting read for kids, teens, and adults alike.”

Read the rest of the review by Michael Thal.

The Hunt for the Well Hidden Treasure is available through Amazon.com.

A Warm Place to call HomeA Warm Place to Call Home by Michael Siemsen

“…a complicated tale of the concept between good, evil, and purity as they become shades of gray…”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

A Warm Place to Call Home is available at Amazon.com.

Green Eggs and WeeziGreen Eggs and Weezie by Cathy Oliffe-Webster

“…a ‘feel good’ book with plenty of wry humor splashed about for good measure.”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

Green Eggs and Weezie is available through Amazon.com.