ICYMI – Indie Authors On The Bookcast Oct 6-10

October 12, 2014

What’s The Deal With Present Tense?

October 11, 2014
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I’m getting tense. Present tense. I have been seeing it more frequently in books by indie authors. “I hear a faint knock on the bedroom door….” I know, it’s supposed to immediately put me in the scene, feel what the character is feeling, see and hear what the character is seeing and hearing, make my heart pound along with theirs, and so on and so forth. But I just find it .. annoying. Combine the…

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She May Be The Key to Earth’s Survival

October 10, 2014
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Fiery tornadoes cut through quiet forests. Balls of lightning burn everything in their paths. Earthquakes open chasms that swallow vehicles whole. Clement is reeling from a new onslaught of curses, and it all started the day a mysterious, giant woman arrived at Jenna’s school. In Dave Becker‘s young adult supernatural fantasy “The Apolline Sibyl,” Jenna Hamilton was just hoping for a normal sophomore year of high school. Instead she finds herself trapped in the middle…

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A Tale of a Tortured Tenure. Now She Can Laugh About It.

October 8, 2014
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Have you ever dreamed of trading your robust urban lifestyle for the simple life of small town U.S.A.? DK King has been there. Her book “Living The Big Sky Life” is a clever memoir that will take you on a healing journey from the outside in — from the coastlines of Orange County, California, to the big sky resort town of Whitefish, Montana. Recounting her personal ordeal with vivid clarity and unparalleled recall, DK King…

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Should Books Have Ratings?

October 7, 2014

Take The Bookcast’s first reader poll:

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A Perfect Life Crumbles. Can This Teen Survive?

October 6, 2014
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Taliyah Russo seems to be living the perfect middle class suburban life: supportive parents, good school, devoted friends. But when her family’s dark secrets come to light, the facade of perfection crumbles. In the new novel “Heart of Kings” by Fanchon Stylezz, Taliyah leaves Long Island to live with her grandmother in Red Hook Brooklyn, where she meets two mysterious, treacherous but alluring men who vie for her attention. Caught in the middle of a…

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