Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Young Adult Indie Carnival!

Scroll down to the next post for information about the Soul Quest Blog Tour.

Welcome to The Shootin' Gallery and the fourth post in the YA Indie Carnival. The carnival is designed for authors, readers and reviewers of YA Indie books. Each Friday this team of YA Indies will post on a common theme.

Today's post theme is, Three Indies we are currently reading. I really love this post theme because I get a chance to brag about my indie friend's great reads (...more than usual).

Well, for starters I just finished reading a great book by a fellow named Matt Xell. His book is titled Tower of Parlen Min.
It was a great read that kept me on the edge of my seat from cover to cover. I would say Tower of Parlen Min is a cross between Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and The Hunger Games. Here is a link to my review on Goodreads.

Goodreads description:
Ves Asirin wins a trip to the Tower of Parlen Min. There, with 19 other children, he competes in the Sword Challenge; a series of puzzles and tasks, for $12 million. As fantastic and glorious as the tower seems to be, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his destiny ... if he can escape 'The shadow'.

Currently, I am reading J. L. Bryan's Jenny Pox #1. So far I am really enjoying this book. It is the first of Mr. Bryan's work that I've ventured into and he already has me caught up in Jenny's mysterious and poisonous plight.

Goodreads description:
Jenny has a secret. Her touch spreads a supernatural plague.

She devotes her life to avoiding contact with people, until her senior year of high school, when she meets the one boy she can touch, and she falls in love.

But there's a problem--he's under the spell of his devious girlfriend Ashleigh, who secretly wields the most dangerous power of all.

Now Jenny must learn to use the deadly "Jenny pox" she's fought her entire life to hide, or be destroyed by Ashleigh's ruthless plans.

Not recommended for readers under sixteen due to mature content.

Last, but not least, my next indie paranormal romance read will be Addison Moore's Burn, the third book in her Celestra series. I was thrilled with Ethereal and Tremble and have no doubt that Burn will be absolutely brilliant. I must confess, however, I am hopeful that Logan will win Skyla's heart (... sorry Gage). To read my reviews of Ethereal and Tremble select the highlighted links.

Goodread description:
Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is having difficulties with the living and the dead.

With Chloe’s diary in her hands, Skyla embarks into the mind of one of Paragon’s most twisted former residents.

After accidentally kick-starting the faction war, Skyla finds herself in more danger than ever before. So, when Marshall offers her a taste of the gift of knowing, Skyla attempts to use it to alter the outcome of future prophesies.

And now that Skyla’s love life seems to involve one boy too many, she must choose who to be with. If she waits too long, the decision just might be made for her.

Well, those are my indie reads for now... the list keeps on growing (thank goodness!). What are yours?

Make sure you make your way around to the other fascinating carni's booths in the YA Indie Carnival. You can find their links below. Enjoy the amusements!

Before you head off to the next booth in the carnival please don't forget about...

The Guardians of Souls Blog Tour August 25th - 31st.

The Guardians of Souls, Book Two in The Soul Quest Trilogy. It is available on Amazon NOW!

Carnival of fun!

The Ferris Wheel

Dani Snell: An awesome reviewer.

The Rockin' Roller Coaster

Patti Larsen: Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, and The Diamond City Trilogy.

The Kissing Booth

Courtney Cole: Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.

Cotton Candy Corner

Wren Emerson: Author of I Wish and a contributing author in the upcoming anthology that I am participating in (The Glassheart Chronicles).

The Fun House

Nicole Williams: An indie author of paranormal fiction. Her titles include: Eternal Eden, and the upcoming Fallen Eden. She is also participating in the Glassheart Chronicles. Here is the link to my review on Goodreads.

The Dunking Booth

Fisher Amelie: Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.

The Carousel
Laura Elliott: Author of the recently released Winnemucca!

The Haunted Castle

Rachel Coles: Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms.


T.R. Graves: Author of Warriors of the Cross.

The Face Painting Booth

Cydni Tefft: Author of Between

The Fortune Teller
P.J. Hoover: Author of Solstice
Congrats to P. J. for her recent
book trailer award for Solstice!

Popcorn and Caramel Apples!
Alicia McCalla: Author of Breaking

Pony Rides!
Heather Cashman: Author of Perception

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  1. This was excellent. The first book sounds perfect for my son. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for the congratulations, and I hope you enjoy all your reading!

  3. I have not yet read the Tower of Parlen Min or thank you for the recommendations! :)

  4. First, great additions this week to the blog! Second, thanks for recommending Tower of Parlen Min. I can't wait to add these books to my lists.

  5. Thanks for all the links! The carnival idea is super fun.

    I wanted to pass on the Liebster Blog Award to you. It's one of those ways bloggers can recognize each other and share the love! If you want to pass it forward, see this post on my blog for more info:

  6. I really need a month off to just read... this round of YA Indie Carnival is killing me! They all look SO GOOD!!!

  7. Thank you everyone for your comments!

    Do read Tower of Parlen Min. It is awesome and you won't be disappointed! :)