The only difference is, my favourite authors are not the famous, legacy published authors. They are in fact, the new breed of clever, witty, sharp, innovative and wonderful indie authors.
I count among my heroes and my idols, some amazingly talented independent authors who have challenged the accepted norms, written what THEY want to write, bucked the system and done it perfectly. They are who I aspire to be.
When one of them publishes a new book, I am all aquiver with excitement and can't wait to get my hands on it. Just for the record and also because I want to give these wonderful authors as much credit as I can, I will list my top ten Indie Authors (in no particular order). When their new books come out, I am first in the line to get a copy and really, you should be too. So, here we go. My current top ten indie authors:
Ken Fry, Paulette Mahurin, Jana Petken, Gordon Bickerstaff, Nyasia Maire, Mary Anne Yarde, Julie Elizabeth Powell, Stuart Kenyon, Hannah Howe and one other.
Yes, you guessed it - ELLIE MIDWOOD
Ellie has written (to date) a very genre-specific series of historical novels (thriller romances) all set around World War II. Being a big history buff myself, I have loved every single book she's written and I've read them all. Her latest novel is again set in the period and is called: The Indigo Rebels
If you haven't read any of Ellie's work before, I strongly suggest you give it a go and if you have, well you know I'm not blowing smoke when I say, a new Midwood Release is a BIG DEAL.
The German army has marched into Paris. Three siblings, three very different people leading very different lives, find themselves face to face with new occupants of their city, and neither of them can guess what the occupation has in store for them, and how it will change their lives once and for all.
Giselle Legrand, a renowned novelist and a socialite, encounters an unannounced guest in her apartment – a newly arrived chief of the Gestapo, Sturmbannführer Dr. Karl Wünsche, who is intended to billet there and who soon starts making rather unwelcome changes in Giselle’s lifestyle. Strong-willed and defiant, Giselle gets involved with one of the first Resistance cells, refusing to submit to the newly established authority despite the developing relationship between the two.
Kamille Blanchard, a new widow of the war left alone with a small daughter, is dreading the approaching army. However, she never expected that she could find love in the arms of an officer, who appears at her door as soon as the German army marches in. But will Kamille be able to trust a former enemy when he has to choose between his feelings and the duty for his country?
Marcel Legrand, a former history student and a deserter, fearing the capture by the Germans has no other choice than ask for the help from the ones he used to fear and avoid – the mysterious communists, who call for an uprising and freeing their country from the Nazi plague.
Soon, the fates of all three siblings will become intertwined in a dangerous knot, all of them, fighting for the same goal: a liberated France.
Ellie lives in New York with her fiancé and their Chihuahua named Shark Bait.
Readers' Favorite - winner in the Historical fiction category (2016) - "The Girl from Berlin: Standartenfuhrer's Wife" (first place)
Readers' Favorite - winner in the Historical fiction category (2016) - "The Austrian" (honorable mention)
New Apple - 2016 Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing - "The Austrian" (official selection)
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