Meet Your 2016 IRDA Winners and Download Their Books Free–Today Only!

IndieReader, the consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, is hosting a day of free ebook downloads to introduce consumers to the winners of its 2016 IR Discovery Awards (IRDAs). You’ll find the full list of winners below.

Downloads (an estimated $200 value) are today through 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 16. All free books, along with author interviews, book samples, trailers and more is available at indiereader.com/irda2016.

The judges on the IRDA panel included top people in all areas of the publishing industry, in concert with IndieReader’s trusty reviewers. Judging was based on the quality of writing and the originality of the story. There was a first, second and third place winner in each of the fiction and non-fiction categories, in addition to winners in various sub-categories, indicating that each book has received at least a 4-5 star review (out of 5 stars).

Without further ado, IndieReaders, meet this year’s winners!

2016 Fiction IRDA Overall Winners

 

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Before the Court of Heaven

by Jack Mayer

Category: Popular Fiction

Contact: jacklmayer33@gmail.com

A young German nationalist, a collaborator in the assassination of Walter Rathenau, finds healing and redemption in rescuing refugees from the Nazis he once supported.

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Outrageous

by Neal Katz

Category: Historical Fiction

Contact: teri.rider@gmail.com

The lives of two clairvoyant sisters make a drastic shift into the world of wealth when they befriend one of the richest men in the nation.

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The Diaries

by Chuck Driskell

Category: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Contact: chuck@chuckdriskell.com

From the opening scene on an airplane when a former Special Ops expert has to subdue an unruly passenger, to his rage when his lover is lost to him, the first-time author, Driskell, creates life-like characters, constant tension and unpredictability.

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2016 Non-Fiction IRDA Overall Winners

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weight
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Weight Training Without Injury

by Fred Stellabotte & Rachel Straub

Category: Health + Nutrition

Contact: info@weighttrainingwoi.com

A user’s guide to help prevent injury for beginners as well as advanced individuals looking to maximize their weight training regimes. With over 350 pictures and detailed explanations, readers are provided with an easy way to start or improve one’s current routine.

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Hidden Solutions All Around You

by Daniel R. Castro

Category: Self Help

Contact: danmancastro@gmail.com

Written by an attorney, entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker, this title is a thought-provoking and encouraging stimulus to creativity and effort, which may very well inspire new ideas and inventions.

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The Teachings of Shirelle
Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead

by Douglas Green

Category: Self Help

Contact: cavalleriapress@gmail.com

When Douglas Green decided to get a dog, it was because a voice told him to, and throughout this engaging canine biography, we see Green listening to voices, dreams and intuitions, which seems suitable for someone who has been both an award winning playwright and a psychotherapist concerned with helping troubled kids.

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IRDA Category Winners/Fiction

Biography
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Managing Bubbie 

by Russel Lazega

Contact: rlazega@aol.com

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Children’s Fiction (Picture BookS 4 – 8 years)
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inspector

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Inspector Dewey

by Kristen Heimerl

Contact: kmheimerl@gmail.com

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hector's

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Hector’s Heroic Day

by Patrick Jones

Contact: patrick.jones93@comcast.net

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Children’s FICTION (age 8+)
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the trophy

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The Trophy of Champions: Pie Rats 4

by Cameron Stelzer

Contact: cameron@daydreampress.com.au

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the kingdom

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The Kingdom of the Sun and Moon

by Lowell H. Press

Contact: lowell@parkersmillpublishing.com

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Fantasy 

masters'

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Masters’ Mysterium

by R. R. Reynolds

Contact: nlpublish@msn.com

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Historical Fiction

heaven

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Heaven Earth or Hell 

by Maeve Nolan

Contact: maevenolan@hotmail.co.uk

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Horror
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kai

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Kai

by Derek Vasconi

Contact: skpublishing124@gmail.com

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 LGBT Fiction
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simple simon

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Simple Simon

by William Poe

Contact: wpoe54@gmail.com

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Literary Fiction
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HighRoad

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High Road

by David Chauner

Contact: dmc@davidchauner.com

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Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
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the maynwarings

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The Maynwarings

by Digger Cartwright

Contact: diggercartwright@gmail.com

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New Adult
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i am

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I am Ed

by R. A. Akerlund

Contact: deruvo@btinternet.com

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Poetry
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CityTimes2

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City Times and Other Poems

by Vihang A. Naik

Contact: info@vihang.org

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Science Fiction
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we chose

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We Chose To Go

by Charles B. Smith

Contact: chasmith@alumni.nmu.edu

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Short Stories
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signs

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Signs of Passing

by Owen Thomas

Contact: owenthomasfiction@gmail.com

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Young Adult (TIE)
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Max and the Mara

by Jesse Arnold

Contact: spartanious17@gmail.com

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the monster

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The Monster Realm

by Nara Duffie

Contact: chuck@roamandramble.com

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IRDA Category Winners/NonFiction

Business
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NETWORKING karma

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Networking Karma

by Gail Tolstoi-Miller

Contact: gmiller@consultnetworx.com

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Children’s
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hayley's

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Hayley’s Courage

by Linda M. Steiner

Contact: steinercon@aol.com

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History
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EMERGENCE

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The Emergence of One American Nation

by Donald J. Fraser

Contact: dfraser@surewest.net

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Inspirational/Spiritual
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sightseeing

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Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country

by Louisa Oakley Green

Contact: psychicbystander@gmail.com

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Memoir 
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trading

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Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother: A Daughter’s Memoir

by Sandra Bullock Smith

Contact: sbsinsantafe@yahoo.com

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Nature, Animal Rights
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WildOnes

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The Wild Ones

by Corky Scranta

Contact: cypsych@yahoo.com

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Psychology/Mental Health
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the more

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The More You Do The Better You Feel

by David Parker

Contact: davidp_us_uk@yahoo.com

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Travel
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the world

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The World Heritage Sites of France

by Jérôme Sabatier

Contact: jrm.sabatier@gmail.com

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Women’s Issues
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exploring

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Exploring Your Unplanned Pregnancy

by Tyne Traverson

Contact: jeffduffey69@gmail.com

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