Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Indie Books Read: March

Here at Phantom Owl we support indie authors. We've asked book bloggers to share their indie book reviews with us, and at the beginning of every month, we're going to share with all of you the wonderful books they've suggested. We hope to not only bring attention to indie books, but also to promote the bloggers that are taking the time to read and review them.

The list includes books of all genres.

Books are arranged by rating.

Paranormal Keepers by Jen Naumann
April Books Rating - 5 Stars
Goodreads Rating - 5 Stars

"The very first chapter sent chills through me, and I couldn’t help but be sucked into Harper’s life." - April Books


The Devil's Cradle
KT Book Reviews Rating - 5 Stars
Goodreads Rating - 4.61

"If you like a thrilling story line and don't mind a little bit of dark content... I highly recommend this book. I LOVED it." - KT Book Reviews
Cup of Life by Juliana Haygert
Bookwyrming Thoughts Rating - 5 Stars
Goodreads Rating - 4.58

 "Micah's a fun character; I'm sort of wishing Destiny Gift and Soul Oath had more of Micah, and it's a lot of fun seeing things from the another corner." - Bookwyrming Thoughts

A Different Kind by Lauryn April
Pretty Little Pages Rating - 4 Stars
Goodreads Rating - 4.67

"A Different Kind is inviting and fast-paced. The story took off on the very first page, and I found myself engrossed immediately." - Pretty Little Pages

Shattered Veil by Tracy E. Banghart
Anatea's Bookshelf Rating - 4 Stars
Goodreads Rating - 4.55

 "Shattered Veil, after starting out not that great, turned out to be a really enjoyable read, and I'm happy to say that I'd recommend it to anyone and am happily waiting for the next book in The Diatous Wars." - Anatea's Bookshelf

The Rookie's Guide to Guns and Shooting by Tom McHale
SKJAM Reviews Rating - Unrated
Goodreads Rating - 3.62

"I’d recommend for future editions, if any, that the politics and “humor” be cut back considerably in favor of more solid information, which is what the book does best." - SKJAM Reviews

See what books were suggested by bloggers in February

If you are a blogger who would like to contribute to the "Indie Books Read: April" post, you can do so HERE. Reviews submitted must be for books read in April of 2014, must be self-published or  published by an independent or small press (Like Phantom Owl), and must be added by the reviewer not the author. You can add a review for a book that we've already featured, but cannot submit the same review twice.

How can we improve this post? Let us know, leave a comment.


  1. Wow, this is a wonderful service you guys have! I will definitely be telling others about you, thank you so much for helping indie authors and their reviewers!

    Since you asked for ways to improve the post, I do have one idea. I especially like the fact that you've included a quote from the reviews here; it gives interested readers a chance to preview the review before looking. However, I wonder if you ought to put a place on your submission page where reviewers could enter a quote from their reviews themselves? This might save you guys time--it would mean that you wouldn't necessarily have to go onto the page and find a quote yourselves. Just a thought.

    -H.C. Dallis
    Latest post - Challenge of the Week: Character Quirks that Matter

  2. Thank you!

    We're so glad you're enjoying these monthly posts, and we've been so happy to see how many bloggers have been participating. We couldn't do this without them.

    We would love to include a way for bloggers to include their own quote, it certainly would save us some time. However, at the moment the service we use to generate the linky list doesn't allow us to add any other options. If we end up changing how bloggers can link up their reviews in the future, we'll certainly take that into consideration. But, right now using Simply Linked seemed to be the easiest option for us and the bloggers uploading their links.

    Thanks for commenting,
    The Phantom Owl Team