Today is the first day in this Blogmas 2019 where I get to rave about favorite authors! This is no mystery that most of my romance stories are from indie authors and so it was only fittign to have a “Best Indie Author” category!
If you follow me for some time now, this won’t come as a surprise because my two winners of the day are all the time in my top 5 of authors!
First winner: the sweet and extremely talented Amy Harmon!
I know Amy for years now and my “Best of the bests” book is still Making Faces!
Amy is magic with words! She has a grace in her writing that is unrivaled.
In 2019 she wrote an historical/fantasy fiction: What the Wind Knows that will get featured in another category and a PNR/Fantasy fiction: The First Girl Child.
For those who don’t know Amy, here is one of my favorite quotes, in the hope to give you a taste of her grace.
“True beauty, the kind that doesn’t fade or wash off, takes time. It takes incredible endurance. It is the slow drip that creates the stalactite, the shaking of the Earth that creates mountains, the constant pounding of the waves that breaks up the rocks and smooths the rough edges. And from the violence, the furor, the raging of the winds, the roaring of the waters, something better emerges, something that would have otherwise never existed.
And so we endure. We have faith that there is purpose. We hope for things we can’t see. We believe there are lessons in loss, power in love, and that we have within us the potential for a beauty so magnificent, our bodies can’t contain it.”
― Making Faces
My second winner is another author that I follow for years.
She does not “mass publish” and each of her booksn must be cherished as true pearls.
Able to write an epic romance story, a dark romance or a romcom that is much more than a romcom, meet the versatile and tremendously gifted Leylah Attar!
Her 2019 book Moti On The Water has already been featured as Best RomCom!
One of my favorite quotes:
“Sometimes we need to be jarred out of our own reality. We base so much of ourselves on other people’s perceptions of us. We live for the compliments, the approval, the applause. But what we really need is a grand, spine-chilling encounter with ourselves to believe we’re freaking magical. And that’s the best kind of believing, because no one can unsay it or take it away from you.”
― Mists of The Serengeti
Who is your favorite indie author of 2019?
Thanks for reading!
I still want to read that Attar book. I saw several great reviews for it, and I read my first Amy Harmon book this year too (and I liked it)
Yay! We will make a fan of you Sam LOL
Love this post, I need to read Leylah Attar….2020 will be my year!
We often forget the authors behind the books we read, so I’m pretty glad to see you give recognition to the new ones you discovered and merit more praise and attention! 😀
Well Lashaan being indie means that they do all the heavy lifting so yes they deserve all our praise!