7 Indie Reads for Summer {with giveaway}

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Today, I’m happy to host a guest post by Valerie Howard. Valerie is an indie author of 22 books and plays for children, teens, and adults. She is the wife of a reverend, the mother of a toddler, and the owner of two hyperactive beagles. When she’s not writing, she likes to spend time with family, watch action films, wear flip-flops and eat chocolate. She has a reader’s website and an author website, and you can connect with her on Facebook

And at the end of the post, you can win a eBook version of Think!

Here are her suggestions for your summer reading: 

7 Indie Reads for Summer

Summer is known for its long, lazy days, but we all know it’s not going to last forever. (Especially in Maine where I live!) Since no one wants to waste a minute of their summer sifting through the thousands of books on Amazon, I’ve done the work for you and hand-picked 7 books from the authors at Clean Indie Reads– books that are guaranteed never to make you flinch or blush with inappropriate content. So, without further ado, here are my top 7 books for you to read this summer:

Book #1 Pride and Butterflies by Franky A. Brown

Why you’ll love it: Caralyn Sharp seems too busy to fall in love while she’s juggling her demanding job and Maid-of-honor duties, but she and Alex keep running into each other– literally. If you want a laugh-out-loud romance, this is the book for you! Genre: Chick Lit Perfect for: Reading while tanning by the pool. Also by this author: Julia the Secret Keeper, Julia the Secret Blogger

Book #2 The Collar and the Cavvararch by Annie Douglass Lima

Why you’ll love it: Modern-day slavery, social injustice, escape attempts, trouble with the law, and an unlikely teenage hero, this book will seem glued to your hands until you read the very last word. Genre: Speculative Fiction Perfect for: Distraction during a summer thunderstorm. Also by this author: Prince of Alasia, In the Enemy’s Service, Prince of Malorn


Book #3 Reluctantly Married by Victorine Lieske

Why you’ll love it: What would happen if you took two co-hosts of a television show who can’t stand each other, and put them in a reality show where they have to pretend to fall in love? You’ll have to read this fun and funny romance to find out! Genre: Clean Romance Perfect for: Reading on the couch while the game is on Also by this author: Not What She Seems, Accidentally Married

The King's Scrolls by Jaye Knight

Book #4 The King’s Scrolls by Jaye L. Knight

Why you’ll love it: If you want to get your heat racing without having to exercise in the heat, Jaye L. Knight is the author for you. Dragons, death sentences, secret rebel armies, and an emperor bent on a blood-bath…this book has brought the adrenaline rush, so get ready for a fantastic ride! Genre: Christian Fantastical Suspense Perfect for: Sitting on the couch in front of the air conditioner. Also by this author: Resistance

Book #5 Pippa of Lauramore by Shari L. Tapscott

Why you’ll love it: Knights, kingdoms, castles, duels, a tournament to win the feisty princess’s hand in marriage, all while she discovers she’s fallen for someone who’s not able to compete? Yes, please! Genre: Romantic Fairytale Perfect for: Chilling on vacation.

Book #6 The Gypsy Pearl by Lia London

Why you’ll love it: If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to travel to different planets, meet different creatures, discover new societies, and have super-human abilities, you won’t want to pass this book up! Genre: Futuristic Space Fantasy Perfect for: Sitting in bed when it’s too hot to sleep. Also by this author: The Gypsy Pearl 2: Craggy, The Gypsy Pearl 3: Tye, Her Imaginary Husband

Book #7 Be Thou My Vision by Faith Blum

Why you’ll love it: If you like a sweet country romance, you’ll fall in love with spinster, Anna Stuart, and the pastor who steals her heart. Genre: Historical Western Christian Fiction Perfect for: Reading by the light of a campfire Also by this author: A Mighty Fortress, Amazing Grace

Here’s your chance to win one of Valerie’s books, Think. I read it awhile back and loved it! It’s an interesting read, well-written and the perfect length if your summer is busy, but you want to read! A short description: “What would happen if you woke up one morning and realized that everyone you met could hear every thought going through your head?”


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