I love self-published and independant authors! If you support them too, check out my April reads.
OFFERINGS TO THE FLOWER MOON: THE TALE OF THE ABRAMS WITCH by J.E. Erickson
"University student Moira Clarke studies myths and legends, but as much as she loves old stories, she wants to capture a new story for her senior project. Recent folklore. A legend that's still alive. She has a lead -- the Abrams Witch, a supernatural entity blamed for a history of murders and disappearances in a rural Minnesota town -- and she's going to dig it up. Stories must be told.
"Beneath the veneer of small-town kindness and spring celebrations are a series of horrifying and tragic tales of women whose only connections are Abrams and the sinister cult controlling the wicked power there. Trapped by this sinister force, Moira can only keep searching as her time runs short. What she uncovers is a dark history of murder and abuse, of sinister rituals and magical secrets that drag her into the heart of Abrams' truth: that there is a ghost in every story, a demon behind every shadow, and a vengeful witch who's been waiting for Moira her entire life."
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ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES by NJ Gallegos (Alien Buddha Press, 2022)
"A morass of mind-altering substances mixed with regret. This fast-paced novelette by the talented NJ Gallegos will make you cringe and laugh out loud in turns, and you will love the twist at the end. Superb!" -- Dr. S. K. Burkman, The Dragon Doc
"Gallegos draws you into the narrative, a concoction of drugs, infidelity, and depression, which slowly builds through a series of calamities and heart pounding sequences of man vs beast I've seen in recent memory." -- David Rollins Green
"Gallegos has written the perfect story. Gory, unique, compelling, humours, exciting, weird, and wonderfully dark. I will be thinking of this tale for a long time." -- Sarah J. Huntingdon
NJ Gallegos' debut novel, THE BROKEN HEART, releases this year. If you want updates, sign up for her newsletter!
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THE JOYS OF BEING ALIVE by Bailey Gee
"Bailey Gee is a Canadian author, poet, and mental health advocate. She came out with her first book, The Many Personalities of Me, in 2020, a detailed and raw look at her life with mental illness. Bailey was born with Spina Bifida and, later on in life, developed depression and other mental health issues. She has been determined to use her platform to help others in similar circumstances."
"THE POWER OF A POEM
She sits down
To write a poem
A poem about
But also everything all at once.
The power of the pen
Smoothly glides across the paper
And magic happens
She's had in her
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