Indie Reads – May 2016

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:

jonathans shield channing turnerJonathan’s Shield by Channing Turner

“The author has a good, plain style without frills … and keeps the story moving at a goodly clip.”

Read the rest of the review by Judi Moore.

Jonathan’s Shield is available through

Sonnets for Heidi 120x177Sonnets for Heidi by Melissa Bowersock

“This is a novel with a warm glow. It’s professional, it’s classy. Sheer pleasure from start to finish.”

Read the rest of the review by Cathy Speight.

Sonnets for Heidi is available through

Spider's Lifeline 120x177Spider’s Lifeline by Lynne Cantwell

“… Webb’s voice is light and easy to read. … Ms. Cantwell has indeed woven a tangled web.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Spider’s Lifeline is available at

Dark and Disturbed 120x177Dark and Disturbed by Morgan Winters

“I found all of these devilishly delightful, but not overly graphic, or profane.”

Read the rest of the review by ?wazithinkin.

Dark and Disturbed is available on

the girl with the cardboard portThe Girl with the Cardboard Port by Judith McNeil

“…it’s Judith’s willingness to share her story truthfully and in bare-boned detail that makes this such a compelling read..”

Read the rest of the review by Pete Barber.

The Girl with the Cardboard Port is available on


Where’s Print Book Party?

Mr Pish looking through binoculars in Mr Pish's Woodland Adventure
I know Print Book Party is here somewhere!

We imagine you’re looking for this week’s Print Book Party. Well, there isn’t one.

You see, print book prices don’t change weekly (or even daily) like eBook prices do, so we decided to give the admins a break (they were getting cranky from overwork – since they don’t get paid, you know), and only run Print Book Party on the first Sunday of every month.

You can still post your book to the most recent installment of Print Book Party by clicking here and clicking on the headline at the top of the list. After you click on the headline, you will be brought to the most recent post where you can scroll down and list your book. Please make sure not to drop and run! Share the post with your followers so they know where they can find your print book along with a bunch of others. Then it doesn’t make it all about “you” so you are not actually self-promoting. Capische?

And make sure to follow the rules of Print Book Party. We do this all for you, and all for free, so please pay attention. If you go over the 140 character description (and that is CHARACTER not WORD, people!!), the admins will delete some words, leave others, and MAYBE they will make sense. You don’t want to be THAT guy, do you?

So go forth, be free, enjoy your Sunday, and thanks for being here at Indies Unlimited.

Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Matchy Matchy

Flash fiction writing prompt copyright ks brooks June 95 helmet and matching cups COMP
Photo copyright K. S. Brooks. Do not use without attribution.

Since you all seem to like the photo without the written prompt, let’s do it again. Use the photograph above as the inspiration for your flash fiction story. Write whatever comes to mind (no sexual, political, or religious stories, jokes, or commentary, please) and after you PROOFREAD it, submit it as your entry. There will be no written prompt this week.

Welcome to the Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture at left.  The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.

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Cheri Gillard Wins Flash Fiction Challenge

Cheri Gillard is the Readers’ Choice in this week’s Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge. The winning entry is decided by the popular vote and rewarded with a special feature here today. (In the case of a tie, the writer who submitted an entry first is the winner per our rules.)

Without further ado, here’s the winning entry:

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