Featured Book: Don’t Tell Anyone

Don't Tell Anyone (award cover)Don’t Tell Anyone
by Laurie Boris
Genres: literature, women’s fiction
Available at Amazon US and Amazon UK.

When a family accidentally learns that their matriarch has breast cancer, their complicated weave of family secrets and lies begins to unravel. Can they hold their own lives together long enough to help Mom with hers? Winner, The Kindle Book Review’s 2013 Best Indie Books Award.


“Ma. I got to tell you something.”

Estelle couldn’t hold it in any longer. “She’s drinking.”


“Didn’t I warn you? Properly raised Jewish girls don’t drink like fish! Unitarian? What kind of meshugge religion is that? With all that coffee, and talk about the origin of the universe, and letting people believe in God or not?” She paused to catch her breath, and then lowered her voice. “You know her father was drunk at the wedding.”

“Ma, I was drunk at the wedding. So was Charlie.”

Apparently her elder son still failed to see the distinction. “No. There’s drunk and there’s drunk. You were celebrating. He was drunk. It’s in the genes. Don’t say I didn’t warn you when you come home one day and find your wife passed out on the sofa–on my sofa–and your son sticking his finger in electrical sockets and eating rat poison.”

What others are saying:

“She told a good story, gave me believable characters and dialogue, and added in some humor as well. I didn’t want this book to end.” – Amazon Customer (Lynne Schneider)

Kindle Unlimited

KindleUnlimitedYou’d have to have been living under a rock for the past week (or on vacation somewhere where there’s no internet) to have missed Amazon’s big news about its newest feature, Kindle Unlimited.

For the low, low price of $9.99 a month, Amazon.com will let readers download an unlimited number of ebooks and audiobooks from its special Kindle Unlimited store. (Those of you who are forced, by geographical happenstance, into shopping from Amazon’s other storefronts are out of luck. Sorry about that.) And this month, Amazon’s making the service free, so everyone can try it out.

This would seem to be a boon for the voracious reader. One trad-pubbed novel can set you back $9.99 or more, and a single audiobook costs easily twice that. The drawback for readers, though, is that Big 5 books are severely under-represented in the KU store. So people who pick books based on the bestseller lists are going to be disappointed. There are other factors limiting reader interest in KU, but I’d rather talk today about what this means for indie authors. Continue reading “Kindle Unlimited”