RECOMMENDED INDIE READS

One of my favorite things about being an independent author is being part of a community of other writers who are so supportive, encouraging, and talented. I've been able to read some excellent indie books over the years, and I wanted to compile a list of some of my favorites. Please consider supporting these authors by reading their books and leaving them a review if you see something that interests you.

SCIENCE FICTION

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The ZIVA PAYVAN Series
EJ Fisch

Assassins. Conspiracy. Complex characters. Action scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat. What's not to love?

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STARSWEPT
Mary Fan

To escape a bleak life on Earth, talented children are raised to compete with each other in various arts for limited spots as performers on an alien world.

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AURORA RHAPSODY
GS Jennsen

An epic 9-volume space opera saga spanning entire universes and featuring a cast of characters who will continue to amaze you.

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The MALFUNCTION Trilogy
JE Purrazzi

This grim biopunk trilogy follows protagonists Menrva, Bastille, and Cowl as they face some intense obstacles and are forced to make tough choices.

ASTERION NOIR
GS Jennsen

This latest series from GS Jennsen, is already convinced one of my favorite science fiction stories. Go read it.

Like right now.

A well-written, engaging short story that examines what it's like to find home in a strange land.

NOMAD OF THE EMIRATES
EB Dawson
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FANTASY

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TALES OF THE WENDY
Erin Michelle Sky & Stephen Brown

This  well-crafted YA fantasy series is a retelling of Peter Pan that centers around protagonist Wendy Darling. A delight from the very first page.

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DRAGON LYRIC
Bethany A. Jennings

Jennings makes a unique concept work with a compelling main character and high stakes.

WATERS OF SALT AND SIN
Alisha Klapheke

This book has one of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen. It also features great world building, endearing characters, and a unique social structure and magic system.

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THE INKLING
KT Ivanrest

This is a fun little short story with an intriguing magic system and compelling characters.

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The BLACK YEAR Series
DJ Bodden

Everything you could want in a paranormal/urban fantasy series—terrifying monsters, unique spins on classic tropes, and lots of humor.

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THE SAVIOR'S CHAMPION
Jenna Moreci

This is one of my new favorite fantasy novels. I absolutely loved the characters, and the plot is a thrill-ride right up to the very last page.

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THE ELECTRICAL MENAGERIE
Mollie E. Reeder

This steampunk fantasy gave me everything I wanted and more: complex characters, a unique setting, mystery, magic, and adventure.

OTHER GENRES

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THE RAVENTREE SOCIETY
JE Purrazzi

This supernatural horror serial is written in short, self-contained but closely linked episodes that follow a paranormal investigator searching for his missing younger brother.

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GET IN MY HEAD
SM Holland

These contemporary YA novels offers a glimpse into what it's like to live with a mental illness and the harsh, unfortunate realities that can go along with it.