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Book Watch: Indies Released This Week #1

When I created my Book Watch post earlier this week I was terribly surprised that I didn’t have any books pre-ordered. And while there were no traditionally published books I had on pre-order, there were four new books that released this week, all of them independently published or self-published.

While I normally wouldn’t create an entire post to showcase an add-on book, because there were four awesome books that released this past week that I did buy, I just had to share them here on the blog.

So, here are the four Indie books released from December 13-19th, 2011 that I ordered.

Existence by Abbi Glines was released in the U.S. on December 13, 2011 in eBook format only.

It is currently available to order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Existence is published by Wild Child Publishing.

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I first noticed Existence because of its cover, which I saw on a blog sidebar and immediately add to my TBR pile on Goodreads. I had heard great things about the author’s writing thanks to Tiffany King, author of another awesome series with a book that released this past week. But I hadn’t been aware of this book until I saw and fell in love with its cover.

The cover is amazing. I can’t stop staring at it. I planned on ordering this book for my Kindle the moment it was released. Except that I didn’t make note of its release date.

With thanks to some awesome people who left a comment on my RTW #50 post earlier in the week, I discovered its existence – no pun intended – and ordered it immediately. Aside from cover love, and that I heard the author is amazing, I love the names she chose for the characters. They are original and really stand out.

What could be more exciting than a book in which the main character falls in love with Death, but doesn’t know it, is set to die herself, but doesn’t know it, and has Death breaking all sorts of rules because of her?

Nothing could be more exciting. This book sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it in January.

The Ascended by Tiffany King was released in the U.S. on December 15, 2011 in eBook format

It is currently available to order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Ascended is the third and final book in The Saving Angels trilogy.

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I had no idea The Ascended was releasing this week when I created my post. I thought it was coming out next week or I definitely would have included it in that post. But once I heard of its release I headed over to Amazon to download it for my Kindle.

I’m excited to see how this series ends, though I’m sad to see it go. There was a pretty big cliffhanger for Krista and Mark at the end of Forgotten Souls and I am curious to see if there is a happy ending or if Krista loses Mark forever.

I am hoping to see a lot more of Haniel in this book as he was quite an interesting character in Forgotten Souls. And I really hope to see all my questions answered as this series comes to a close.

I definitely hope to read this book before the end of the year, but if not, it will be one of my very first reads of 2012.

Good For You by Tammara Webber was released in the U.S. on December 16, 2011 in eBook format.

It is currently available to order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Good For You is the third book in the Between the Lines series by author Tammara Webber.

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I knew this book was scheduled to come out in the middle of the month, but as I couldn’t confirm its exact release date when I created my post, it didn’t get mentioned. And since it wasn’t available to pre-order it wouldn’t have included the links to buy.

As soon as I saw that it was available, I bought a copy for my Kindle and have been fighting the urge to read it ever since.

I am so excited that this third book in the series will be Reid Alexander’s story. I actually read the sneak peek at the end of Where You Are and couldn’t wait to find out what happened with Reid and Dori.

As much of a fan as I am of Graham and Emma – and I’m a huge fan of their story – I’ve held out hope since the very first book that Reid would find redemption. I sensed a goodness in him and wanted him to find a happy ending for himself. Of course I am a little scared that I will be heartbroken.

I only just read the summary on Goodreads, and now I’m even more desperate to find out what happens this “one night” that turns Dori’s “entire world upside down.” From the description it sounds like it’s not only Reid that needs redemption, but her too.

I hope that I can start reading it later this week, but if not, I plan on squeezing it in before the end of the year. There is no way that I can wait any longer to read it.

The Onyx Talisman by Brenda Pandos was released in the U.S. on December 16, 2011 in eBook format.

Published by Obsidian Mountain Publishing, it is currently available to order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Onyx Talisman is the third and final book in the Talisman series by the author.

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I own the first two books in both print and eBook formats and now own The Onyx Talisman in eBook format only. I plan on buying a print copy when it’s released so I have a complete collection in both formats, but at this moment I’m not sure of its scheduled publication date.

While I have not had the time to catch up on the series, this is a series I’d love to read in its entirety in February. Back-to-back-to-back vampire books sounds like such a perfect reading week and one I hope to have early next year.

I can’t really talk about what happens in this book because I’m hiding from the Goodreads description for fear of spoilers. But I know this series is one that I’ll love because I did read the first few chapters of the first book in the series.

I just wish I had been able to find more time so that I could have been completely caught up before this final book was released. But at least now I won’t have to wait.

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I wish I had been more alert to the fact that so many amazing books were releasing this past week or I would have included them in the standard Book Watch: Releasing This Week post. And I wouldn’t have had an RTW post with zero books. But I am glad that by adding them after their release I am able to include links to buy.

I hope I haven’t missed any more young adult books that were published in the past week, but if I have, please let me know!

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