Did you know that September is Self Published Fantasy Month? This annual event is all about honoring fantastic indie fantasy books, a topic near and dear to my heart. For one thing, I’m the author of my own work of self pupped fantasy (check out The Lady of the Watchtower, which just came out last week!), but I’m also a passionate reader of the genre. As a result, I will be posting weekly SPFM-related content.
I’d thought I’d kick things off by letting everyone know the indie books I hope to read over the next month. Maybe some of them will appeal to you as well!
Soul Singer by Becca Andre- This is actually the second book in Iron Souls, a series that checks off a lot of boxes when it comes to things I like about fantasy. Entrepreneur and violinist Briar Rose just wants to keep her family’s company from being sold off. Unfortunately, her efforts lead her into the world of Ferromancers, or people who can perform metal dangerous magic. The first book did a great job of blending history and fantasy. I know I enjoyed the unique steampunk elements and the secondary romance. I’m eager to see how things turn out in book two.
Poison and Honey by Kristen Brand– This novella is the first in a new series, Dark and Otherworldly. Poison and Honey focus on Leigh Morgan, a slave that secretly works to take down the Others and free her fellow humans. This is complicated when she attracts the attention of the handsome prince of the Otherworld. The second I first heard about this book, I knew I had to check it out. I look forward to reading it this month.
The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids by Michael McClung- This one might sound familiar to you. For one thing, it won The Self Published Fantasy Blog-Off. Secondly, it’s the official read-along book for Self Published Fantasy Month. The summary promises a grimdark story of thieves and revenge as well as a search for a legendary sword. Sounds like an exciting ride.
So that’s it for my TBR. I’ll check in at the end of the month and let you know how things went. In the meantime, keep an eye on my blog for more SPFM-related content.