Friday, October 10, 2014


Books! Books! Books! and MORE BOOKS!

I’m a writer. I like books. I like the feel of them, the smell of them – well, except for older ones – and even the sight of them. One of my favorite places to visit is a book store (Barnes & Noble, to be precise). But some of those big stores don't carry books by Independent Publishers, so my quest today is to promote Independent Publishers who provide a service to writers who might not find success with traditional publishers. 

While many traditional publishers appear to mold their writers into replicas of what they perceive their reading audience would like, Indie Publishers recognize the diversity of reading audiences and publish books more traditional publishers might bypass. 

So in my plea for support of Indie Publishers, I would like to introduce you today to several books, all from Indie Publisher, Humor Outcasts Press, with blurbs taken directly from Amazon and a link provided to each book’s Amazon page (by the way, I also enjoy my Kindle app):

“We all want our life to be one smooth road, but none of us gets that all the time. Between the calm stretches of highway, we are forced to deal with the potholes and the occasional speed bump that accompany the turmoil surrounding family, jobs and friendships. If we don't slow down to maneuver the bumps, we might find ourselves a bit battered and bruised. This book, gives us a look at some of those speed bumps and how love, patience and a good dose of humor help us maneuver life's complications. …”

“Love, Montana is a story of romance, commitment and eternal love. Set against the backdrop of the majestic scenery of Montana, this novel tells the story of western fiction novelist, Montana Joe and the love of his life, Rose. From their first tempestuous meeting, you will be drawn into this smart and funny story and will find yourself rooting for these two lovers as they realize that they are each other’s destiny.”

“When the author was born, his mother did the unthinkable. She gave him a girl’s name—Stacey. 

But Stacey’s name was just the first hurdle he’d face in his uphill climb from birth to manhood. He also had to deal with an entitled older brother, the hodgepodge of different men his mother was involved with, and the nomadic lifestyle he was forced to endure for five years. And to top it all off, his mother couldn’t cook a decent meal to save her life. …”

If you ever wondered what 50 would look like on a former alcoholic tattooed shoe addict who eats cake out of her garbage can and secretly prays to her vagina to die on a regular basis - well wonder no more and Welcome to Heidi. This collection of stories culled from over 300 blogs and rewritten for your pleasure will take readers on a journey they never expected and perhaps never knew they wanted to go on. …”

“Life is full of strange and awkward events seemingly designed to annoy us. To Thomas Sullivan, these trials and tribulations are actually meant to entertain us. Within these pages you ll encounter a guy who finds humor in: Searching for a cozy, old-school barber in a gentrifying neighborhood, but landing at a frantic corporate salon that smells like a meth lab. Running late for a flight, only to find himself on The Terrorist Watch List. Watching The Peoples Court with a stranger in the world s gloomiest bar. Surviving condemnation from the hard-working folks at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Fixing up a house when he knows nothing about home improvement. And much, much more wonderful absurdity.”

The Evil That Men Do [Kindle Edition] by Sherry Yanow and Deborah Fezelle 

“His brother was murdered, his ghost wants answers, and Nick McDeare ends up living in the beautiful widow's brownstone to get them. Before he nails the killer will Nick's own demons be exorcised … or will explosive secrets torpedo his last chance at love? …”

A Canine's Guide to the Good Life by Frankie (Author), LuLu (Author), Friends (Author), Donna Cavanagh (Contributor) 

You'll love this short tail-wagging tale from two pooches who've been around the block with and without a leash. Frankie and LuLu tell it like it is when it comes to reining in an owner and getting the upper paw. You'll smile, you'll cringe and you just might bark out loud as these two intuitive mutts demonstrate that you don't need a pedigree to be top dog.”

Meet Noah Vail, author, humorist ... and horse. In Never Say Neigh, Noah shares his wise and timely insights (with a little help from Mary Farr) with the humor and panache that only a clever horse can provide. …”

Lexa James discovered her sexual desires and the power of her sex appeal and layered it with confidence that makes her a vixen and desirable to many. Through sexual thrills, she gained empowerment. Through experience she triumphed. And through both failure, and success, she conquered. Lexa James brings to you the real accounts on what it means to be a sexually fueled and empowered woman while staying true to who she is.”

Elliston is an absurd novella based in the myth of song and the horror of reality. The fictional but all too true story about the formation and implosion of an audacious and critically acclaimed band. This is the cocaine riddled tale of one of the first bands of the pseudo famous Nashville indie rock scene, detailed in sex, drugs and lies re-branding the city of country through the bloodshot eyes of its elitist rockers.”

If you would like to read more from this author, please visit me at any of the following places. As always, thank you for reading! 

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