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IndieMas Day 1: Masque

It’s time for Indie-Mas! This is the THIRD annual recap of all the independently-published books I’ve read. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…

On the first day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:


A Beauty and the Beast Retelling…WITH MOIDER!

Masque was a book I had on my 2016 Indie-Mas TBR post, and I’m so excited that I actually read a book on my TBR (that actually happens rarely cause… SQUIRREL!). This one is as I said: A Beauty and the Beast retelling plus a murder mystery.

But the reason why I recommend this book isn’t because of that (I mean, how many BatB retellings are out there?), but it was actually the protagonist. Girl was TWENTY-EIGHT and was like “Yo, I’m an old maid and I am proud of it!”

After my own heart, right?

Really, it was so refreshing to see a woman who patted the twenty-something men on the top of their head and sent them on their merry way, who treated her teen/tweenaged servance as her “children,” and was totally cool with an unmarried life. No bitterness, no snide remarks to her friends with kiddos. And when Prince Charming shows up, she’s very much like “Uh, we will get to you when we have time.”

Even though the protagonist is 28, the heat rating is negligible, so this one is actually for most fans of YA and up. Definitely put this one on your TBR if you haven’t already.


It’s the Annual Ambassadorial Ball in Glause, and Lady Isabella Farrah, the daughter of New Civet’s Ambassador, is feeling pleasantly scintillated.

In the library is Lord Pecus, a charming gentleman whose double mask hides a beastly face, and who has decided that Isabella is the very person to break the Pecus curse.

In the ball-room is young Lord Topher, who is rapidly falling in love with an older woman.

And in the card-room, lying in a pool of his own blood, is the body of one of Isabella’s oldest friends: Raoul, Civet’s Head Guardsman. The papers sewn into his sash seem to suggest espionage gone wrong, but Isabella is not so certain.

Lord Pecus, as Commander of the Watch, is of the opinion that Isabella should keep out of the investigation and out of danger. Isabella is of the opinion that it is her murder to investigate, and that what a certain Beast-Lord doesn’t know won’t hurt him. . . .

Will Isabella find the murderer before Lord Pecus does, or will she end her investigation as a bloody spatter on the parlour floor?

Enter the Giveaway

 
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More on IndieMas

IndieMas is my annual recap of my favorite reads of the year. It’s a chance for me to pause the Sush marketing machine and focus on some folks doing good work out there. I like to really focus on those underrated gems with less than 50 reviews. For you, the reader, I do a giveaway on each post, as well as a grand prize. This year, I’m giving away a paperback copy of one of the eleven books, shipped anywhere Book Depository delivers!

You can click on any of the covers below to find out more, or enter the raffle at the bottom.

IndieMas 2017 Picks

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Day 12

The Grand Prize

This year, I’ll be giving away a grand prize of one paperback copy of an IndieMas pick! As with all the above, this giveaway is international to anywhere Book Depository delivers. Enter below!

And don’t forget, each book above has its own eBook giveaway, too! Make sure you enter and give some authors some love.

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  • My favorite book this year was Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan. It was a thrilling end to the series!

  • Amna Zaman

    My favourite reads for this year were ACOMAF, Resurgence, and One Hundred Names

  • W.R. Gingell

    Thanks for featuring me! And with MOIDER! I SOL’d (snickered out loud 😀 )

  • Elizabeth Fiedler

    Another favorite of this year was Thrice the Brindled Cat Hath Mew’d. I LOVE the preteen poison-loving girl detective protagonist

  • Shay

    I have too many favorites! Probably my most favorite this year would have to be ACOMAF!!!

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