Monday, July 2, 2012

INDIEpendence Day & A Giveaway!

INDIEpendence Day - A Celebration of Indie Authors
is hosted by The Indelibles as a way to spread the word about great Indie books and authors!
To see more INDIEpendence Day posts stop by The Indelibles site this week and use the linky on the INDIEpendence Day Blog Post to navigate between blogs.

 As part of INDIEpendence Day I decided to spotlight two books:  
A Young Adult Indie book and 
An Adult Self-pubbed book.

AND I'm giving away a Kindle copy of both books!

First the books: 
There were a LOT of great books I wanted to choose. I decided on these two, because I have read and love both books, and adore both authors.

Under the Banyan Tree by Toni DePalma 
Irena's not sure where she's headed when she runs away from home--she just wants to leave the trailer she shared with her mamma and daddy far behind. When she stumbles upon the Banyan Tree motel, something tells her it's exactly where she's meant to be. But trouble follows Irena wherever she goes, and the Banyan is no different in this story about what it means to be a family.

Where I found out about this book
Toni DePalma is a member of my amazing critique group and we blog together over at Writers By The Shore. She is truly an amazing author and gives wonderful advice.  

Where you can find Toni's books: 
Under the Banyan Tree - Amazon (Hardcover or Kindle), Barnes & Noble
Jeremy Owl - Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Devil's Triangle - Coming soon from Crescent Moon Press

Brevity of Roses by Linda Cassidy Lewis 
Jalal Vaziri has looks, money, women—and a habit of running from reality. When he abandons New York and reinvents himself as a poet in a California beach house, he thinks he’s running from a father who hates him, a career mistake, and endless partying. A fresh start is all he needs. After an intriguing woman enters his life, he believes all his dreams are coming true, but too soon, those dreams dissolve into nightmare. Jalal flees again. Only this time, a woman blocks his retreat and challenges him to finally face the truth about what he’s trying to outrun.

Where I found out about this book
Linda is an amazing author that I had the lucky opportunity to meet on Twitter. I truly enjoy her blog posts and her book. I'm (im)patiently awaiting the release of her newest work after she posted a teaser on her blog recently. I truly can't wait to read it now. :-)

Where you can find Linda's book: 
The Brevity of Roses - Amazon
 The Giveaway!
Since this is the first giveaway I've done on my blog I've decided to keep it simple. 
- I will choose 2 winners, 1 for each book, and announce the winner on the blog on Friday, July 6th. 
- All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and your email address. That way I can send the Kindle books to you if you win. :-) 

Have a great Independence Day! :-)


  1. I have read The Brevity of Roses more than once. It's a wonderful book!

    1. It is definitely a great book, which is why I couldn't pass up highlighting it this week. :-) Thanks for stopping by Christa.

  2. The Brevity of Roses is a fabulous book. The characters stick with you forever. Under the Banyan Tree sounds interesting as well.

  3. The brevity of roses sounds like an amazing book that I would love to read.

    trombonechick04 at yahoo dot com

    Linda Foster

  4. Both books sound great. I'd love to read Under the Banyan Tree.

    ellestraussbooks at gmail dot com

  5. Under the Banyan Tree sounds cool!

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  6. Thank you for a lovely giveaway! kcarlson1152[at]