So the very first Indie Author Rockstar (more on that in a minute!) has been announced and the winner is Wren Emerson and her debut novel I Wish, the first in the Witches of Desire series.
All she ever wanted was a chance to settle down in one place.
Thistle Nettlebottom knows her life isn’t exactly normal. She travels the country with her secretive mother and bestselling author grandmother in a pink RV going from book signings to crazy research trips. She’s never been to public school or had a boyfriend, but she can pick a lock and hotwire a car. One day the phone rings and they set a course to a tiny town that’s not on any maps. Suddenly, Thistle finds her whole life changing.
She’s finally found the home she’s been searching for.
Thistle soon realizes that Desire isn’t like other towns and she’s not like other girls. The family she trusted has lied to her about everything her entire life and the things she doesn’t know about herself could cost her everything. Her legacy as one of the most powerful witches the town has ever seen has made her enemies that have been waiting patiently for a chance to destroy her. Thistle needs to learn to use her powers to protect herself before they succeed.
Be careful what you wish for.
Thistle has a power unique even among the magic wielding witches of Desire. She can wish things into existence. At first she enjoys the freedom of having everything her heart desires, but she soon realizes that her power comes at a terrible price. She’s losing her grip on her sanity at a time when she can’t afford any weakness. Her enemies are closing in quickly, but she might not have the strength to save herself.
Now, I checked out I Wish, and I was hooked by the first page. The premise, setting and characters are just that interesting. But don’t take my word for it. Download the sample and see what I mean.
Also, in case you haven’t heard about the Indie Author Rockstar awards, it’s a fairly new concept, but one that I’m sure we’ll be hearing more and more of over the next few months.
The premise is simple: six books, randomly chosen from the pool of submissions, compete against each other for the entire month. Check out the blurbs, sample the ebook, and purchase one or more of them if you feel so moved. At the end of the month, we vote for the book that is most deserving of our praise and promotion.
Not everyone can vote though. Only other authors that submitted a book for the pool of potentials are allowed to vote. So essentially, Emerson’s novel was deemed worthy by a group of her peers. Voting is not open to the general population to keep it from turning into a popularity contest, and thus having the potential for abuse.
For more information, including how to submit a book for a chance at the monthly competition, check out the Indie Author Rockstar site.