Sunday, July 1, 2012

Indie-Pendence Week Blog Hop!

Big thanks to GraveTells for hosting this and showing such support for Indie authors! DVK has some great content for this week to both spotlight and provide resources for authors going the indie route.

One of the big discussion topics going around is the definition of an indie author. what makes an author "indie"? Now I believe that anyone who takes the chance and coughs up the courage to put their work out there themselves is an indie author. The more I thought about it however, I realized that there are some small presses that pretty much just give some assistance to authors that are putting out their own work. CreateSpace is a perfect example of that. I actually know several indie authors that use them and their work is great and still very much theirs and theirs alone.

Now I don't have a lot of connections or anything when it comes to the indie author path and what all it entails, but I do know of a cover artist, a new/small publisher who also does graphics, and a promo company. I also know a lot of authors that would be willing to share their experiences and such, but don't want to just throw their names out there and invite you to contact them without speaking with them first. If you're interested, email me and I can point you in the right direction :-)

Once Upon a Time Covers
Fated Desires
Book Trailer Showcase

Ok, now on to the giveaway for my stop on this hop. I want to shine a light on some of my favorite indie authors, so I'm offering 1 winner his/her choice of these books from Amazon or Barnes and Noble:

Blood Awakening by Wenona Hulsey
Significance by Shelly Crane
Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell
Blood Avenged by Gabrielle Bisset
Angered Seasons by Mireille Chester
Craved by Stephanie Nelson
The Mystic Wolves by Belinda Boring
Immortal Voyage by CG Powell

Some of these are series firsts, so if you've already read it and want the next in the series, that's negotiable ;-)

Just enter the Rafflecopter below and you're golden! Open to US/INT since it's digital copies up for grabs.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to keep hopping!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I'm having a hard time choosing between Destiny Binds and Craved!! I think I'd choose Craved because I love the paranormal element!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Hehe, if you're a paranormal fan, I think you'd enjoy just about any of the options lol. But yes, I think Craved has the most variety of paranormal beings.

  2. Great post, Buffy. And thanks for your help in putting the event together.

  3. Blood Avenged by Gabrielle Bisset, I've read one of her books & it was very good.

    Thanks for putting this hop together & for the awesome giveaway!

  4. The Mystic Wolves by Belinda Boring...because i love to read story all about werewof or dhifter :)
    thx u so much ^^

  5. Each of these books would be new to me so if I won I'd be happy with any! :D

    Great giveaway--you really know how to support an indie chick!

    Great hopping with you...

    Cheers, Ash

  6. I would love Blood Avenged by Gabrielle Bisset.

  7. I would love Blood Avenged or Craved.

  8. I think probably Blood Avenged I haven't read that series yet and it looks good :O)

  9. I haven't read any of these titles, but they all sound great!

    Thanks for doing the blog hop. :)

  10. Blood Avenged as I've heard great things about it!!!

  11. I'd love Blood Avenged! I've heard great things about it :)

  12. Gabrielle Bisset's Blood Avenged! I've been wanting to read her books for a little while now and this series looks great.

  13. They all sound great Id pick BLOOD AWAKENING

  14. I would love to read any of them but if I had to pick I think I would pick Craved.

  15. I would love to read Significance because I liked the review. This is a new book/author for me & I added it to my book wish list.


  16. I think Craved or Blood Avenged. I haven't read those yet. I love Shelly Crane but I have read all of her books. ;)

  17. I want Belinda Boring's newest in the Mystic Wolves series. I have all the rest already. Love her work.
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win! <^_^>

  18. Thank you for participating in this fun hop. I think I would choose Angered Seasons by Mireille Chester, as this is a new author to and I have read or have many of the others. I am curious about this one and want to know what happens LOL

  19. Blood Avenged by Gabrielle Bisset would be my choice. I have been following her on FB and through GFC and find her excerpts to be very interesting.

  20. I really like Blood Avenged by Gabrielle Bisset but Craved and Destiny Binds sounds awesome too. this is such a hard decision.

  21. I would love to read Blood Avenged. Thanks, Buffy!

    geishasmom73 at yahoo dot com

  22. Id probably pick Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell. I love shifters and this one sounds good!