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Indie Books: Pride & Popularity by Jenni James

Pride & Popularity by Jenni James
Jenni James has written an entire series based on Jane Austin novels. I love Jane Austin, and I feel like Jenni James did a great job of following the basic story lines while creating an entire new story and world Each of the novels take place in the same town or have similar characters. They are a lot of fun and definitely worth checking out. She has several out right now, so if you like them, you'll have a lot to read.
In Pride & Popularity, Chloe Hart does not like the popular crowd, especially Taylor Anderson. The story goes from there. It's funny and sweet and just a great read.

Indie Books: Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot
I read Anne Eliot's first book Almost: A Love Story and I really enjoyed it. So when I found out she had another book out I was super excited. I really enjoyed Unmaking Hunter Kennedy. It had a sweet story and a unique perspective on the whole falling in love with a celebrity factor. 
In the story Vere, who is kind of a geek, is charged with the task of helping Hunter Kennedy hide from the press so he can deal with some trouble that he has run into.  The story is good. Genuinely fun and heartwarming. If you haven't read it, you should check it out.
What did you think of the book?

Indie Books: Working It Out by Rachael Anderson

Working It Out by Rachael Anderson
Rachael Anderson is one of the indie authors that I automatically buy the book when I realize that she has a new one released. She does a great job building the relationships, and having the characters really connect, plus all of her romances are clean, which is something I look for when I'm reading.
In Working It Out, Grace works as a physical therapist, and she gets a patient Seth. Her first impression is not very good, and then there is the additional complication that he is her patient. The relationship builds and there are a lot of ups and downs that go throughout the story. 
I really enjoyed it, and if you like it, I suggest that you check out her other work as well.

Indie Books: Missing Lily by Annette K Larsen

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Missing Lily“You don’t know who I am,” I whispered. He didn’t move—either away from me, or closer—and after an interminable moment, I stepped back and hurried out of the house.He didn’t follow me as I fled into the night. Lylin was not used to being alone—much less alone, hurt, and lost. So when she is separated from her guard and forced to abandon her horse, she counts herself lucky to stumble upon a manor house. Still frightened by those who chased her into the night, she keeps her identity a secret, calling herself Lily as she accepts the help of kind servants, and the compassion of Lord Fallon. When they fall into an easy friendship, she wonders if her secrecy was too hasty. However, as she gets to know the manor and its residents, Lylin discovers that she’s not the only one hiding secrets, and it may be a very good thing that her host doesn’t know her true identity as a member of the royal family.  
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Indie Books: The Outer Edge of Heaven by Jaclyn Hawkes

The Outer Edge of Heaven by Jaclyn M Hawkes
Jaclyn Hawkes is likely my favorite Indie author. She has written a slew of books, mostly romance, very clean with religious overtones. She has a historical book Warrior's Moon A Love Story.  I stumbled into her by reading The Most Important Catch. I'veenjoyed everything I've read by her, and I highly recommend reading her books.
In The Outer Edge of Heaven,  Charlie decides to go help out on a ranch over the summer instead of taking on a high powered internship. Charlie wants something different from what her parents want from her, and this book is about how Charlie finds her way. Of course there is a very swoon worthy leading man involved as well. Have you read anything by Jaclyn Hawkes? What did you think?
Just a heads up, she writes LDS fiction, and some of her books are a bit heavy handed when it comes to religious themes. If that's going to bother you, you may want to steer clear of the Rockland Ranch series, where it i…

Indie Books: Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Slammed by Collen Hoover
I first read this more than a year ago. She already had the series completed, which is Slammed, Point of No Retreat, and This Girl. I enjoyed all three of them, as well as her other books Hopeless and Losing Hope. Colleen Hoover just has Maybe Someday come out, which is published by Simon and Schuster.
This is the story of Layken and Will. Layken's father just died and they move as a result. She meets the boy across the street, and they have an obvious and real attraction to each other. And then stuff happens (I don't want to give it away) and they can't be together anymore.
I really enjoyed the story, and I liked the setting of the book, the background of the beat poetry, and all of the characters in this book. It is definitely worth reading.
I like her writing style, and it's definitely worth checking out. Another plus is that the writing is really quite clean, no graphic sex scenes or anything like that, in any of her books so far.
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Fabulous Friday!

I'm still trying to work out the schedule for posting on here. I'm thinking that Tuesdays and Thursdays might work better for me. But it's been longer than I meant to go without posting, so I thought that I would post something exciting today.

It's finally Friday. I look forward to this day every week, because it means I can sleep in tomorrow. But that's out because my daughter has a basketball game, and we have to leave about the same time we would if she was going to school.

Today's fabulous it the wonderful spring weather. After a week of gloomy rainstorms, it is finally sunny. And it's just gorgeous out. I'm so glad that I can enjoy the good weather. It's not hot, just warm. The perfect day for a picnic or to take a good book out in a hammock.

What's your fabulous today?

Indie Books: Easy by Tammara Webber

In an attempt to begin updating on a regular basis, I thought I'd feature a great indie read each week on Mondays. Hopefully, I can add two more posts in throughout the week as well. We'll start with this though.

Easy by Tammara Webber
Tammara Webber started out as an indie publisher with her book Between the Lines, which is a great read. She's since gotten an agent and a publisher, and I'm not sure if she published this independently originally or not. This is my favorite book by her to date, and I'm really looking forward to reading Breakable that comes out at the beginning of May. This is a new adult book, but it is not a graphic erotica book. New adult sometimes reads more like Erotica, and this doesn't. It's a great read. YOu should definitely check it out!
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Home Matters by Julie N. Ford According to her mother, Olivia Pembroke was born to be a star. But how is she supposed to be famous when she can't even get a decent acting gig? Her lucky break comes when she lands an audition for a wildly popular home improvement show. Even though she has no design training and has never even held a power tool, she refuses to let that stop her. She's confident that her destiny is finally within reach. When her affections are torn between her heartthrob co-host and the irritating, yet somehow endearing lead contractor, does she continue to reach for the stars? Or does she design a new happily ever after? One that leads not to the fading lights of fame and fortune, but to a love that will burn forever.
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This is a promising new series out by six different authors. The books are each connected by a character or characters from the previous book appearing in the next book in the series. This i…