Nov 25, 2015
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Amy Edelman

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Gypsy Brothers

The entire USA Today Bestselling series, now available in a paperback omnibus!

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Property of the Bad Boy

I didn’t know the meaning of tied down, unless it involved a hot chick lashed to a bedpost under me.

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Dear A. – I am writing to express my gratitude for your gift. There are no sufficient words, but please accept my sincerest thank you. Yours, R. She writes me back. I didn’t expect that. She tells me she’s a lover of chicken pizza and video games, a hot sorority girl with the nickname Sloth. […]

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Under the Influence

Under the influence of my dimwitted, naïve, traitorous heart, I became intoxicated with what I now know was simply a figment of my self-indulgent imagination.

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Reckless Love

Reckless Love, a standalone novel, is also a companion to the New York Times and USA Today bestseller Hard to Love.

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‘Sweet Crude’ Odyssey

By Alex Sochi

Rating:  star star star star star 

A Nigerian man with few opportunities enters the profitable-but-dangerous world of smuggling crude oil out of the Niger Delta for sale on the international market.

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Sleep Tight

How far would you go to hold on to the people you love?

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IR Launches New Blog for Authors

But where should IR’s authors go, the ones looking for more detailed info about writing, marketing and selling their books?

Opinion  |  

Equal But Different

Self published books should be separated from those of traditionally pubbed; not because they’re less than, but to make it easier for book-lovers to find what’s quirky and different and ahead of the trad pubbed curve.

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The Arrangement 13 (The Ferro Family)

Volume 13 in the New York Times Bestselling “Arrangement” Serials

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Happy Thankgiving!

From Amy and all the IndieReader Staff

Debate  |  

Indie Authors & Paid Reviews

Orna Ross from ALLi Joins the Debate

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Cliff of the Ruin

By Bonnie McKernan

Rating:  star star star star star 

Mae Kendrick, born in Ireland, has lived with her aunt and uncle in New York since her infancy, and has grown into an accomplished painter and a lovely woman. Her relatives are concerned, however, by her lack of potential husbands after a failed engagement.

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Truth City

By Nick Sapien

Rating:  star star star star star 

Truth City is a perfect world where the all-knowing Truth Machine keeps society safe and honest.

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Dead to Me

By Bradford Brillowski

Rating:  star star star star star 

Dead to Me follows the psychological world of Patrick, a young adult just setting out on his own, who is occasionally prone to cosmic visions.

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The Colony

By Blaine Readler

Rating:  star star star star star 

Blaine C. Readler’s science fiction novel, The Colony, creates a terrifying antagonist in picturesque rural Wisconsin.

Another Mans
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Another Man’s Treasure

By S.W. Hubbard

Rating:  star star star star star 

Thirty-three year old Audrey Nealon runs Another Man’s Treasure, a rather unique business that handles estate sales.

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With a Little “Faith”

I like to think of myself as a hard-ass (despite the fact that I cry every time I watch “Elf”…that scene where they’re all singing in the Park just kills me).

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Observation  |  

Did Self-Pubbed Authors Invent “New Adult” Fiction?

While the mainstream media’s current mode of thinking is that self-pubbed authors are nothing more than trad pubbed wanna-be’s, unable to create something original, the evidence—at least in the case of the throbbingly hot New Adult fiction category—seems to point to a much different scenario.

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IR Interview  |  

5 Questions for the 2nd Indie Author To Break the Sound Barrier*

…er, whose book–The Revolution Was Televised–was reviewed by The New York Times

Correction  |  

Have Indies Finally ‘Arrived’?

Yes, they have repeatedly cracked The New York Times best seller list and are being picked up by traditional publishers for lots of money at a blindingly fast pace. But most mainstream media still won’t review their work. In other words, they are still not viewed as equal to trad pubbed authors (this, despite that fact that Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, has just released a memoir by the 25 year singer, Ke$ha).

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The New York Times (Finally!) Reviews a Self-Pubbed Book

After featuring them on their best seller lists—mostly via the inclusion of ebooks a little over two years ago—The New York Times has finally reviewed a self-published book.

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Remembrances  |  

Sandy, the Oceans are Rising Behind Us…

A lifetime of Jersey Shore memories.

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50 Years of the Playboy Interview

Scores of men (including my father) claimed they only read Playboy for the interviews. Not that I ever believed him.