Indie Fiction Challenge: April Wrap Up

ABC Indie Fiction Challenge 2011 The aim of the challenge is to read 24 indie fiction works in 2011. Each must be by a different author, and every author’s surname must begin with a different letter, for a total of 24 out of 26 letters of the alphabet. Interested? Sign up here.

I can’t believe I forgot to post an April wrap up! Why did no one hit me with a large (soft) stick?!

In any case, we’re now more than one third of the way through the year, and more than one third of the way through the Indie Fiction Challenge! I’ was awful in April and didn’t write a single review. Luckily you guys took up the slack!


Lieu, Kat — Maid For Me
This YA romance follows the adventures of 16-year-old Mina, who has had to act more like a parent than a teenager and struggles with unrequited love. But a new job as a maid for a billionaire’s son is set to change her fortunes, especially when she’s the only one who can protect the son from a dangerous stalker. [Full review here.]


Maarten, Valerie — Second Chances
Ever since her father was convicted of murder 20 years ago, Kadi Crowe has closed herself off to love and life. When her father is finally released from prison and a similar murder takes places, she’s determined to prove his innocence — and give her own life a second chance. “Well-written and full of suspense,” says Sibel.


Scott, D.D. — Bootscootin’ Blahniks
Chick lit goes Country! Manhattan apparel designer Roxy Rae Vaughn will do everything it takes to succeed in the world on her own terms. But when she accidentally runs into cowboy Zayne, her eyes are opened up to an entirely new world of country line dancing and bootscootin’ blahniks. “A funny, sexy, sassy read.” [Full review here.]


Tirraoro, Tania — Sweet Seduction
“A really sweet feel-food romance, light and easy to sink into,” says Sibel. Successful business man Rufus is used to getting anything he wants. But the arrival of the feisty yet vulnerable Livia makes Rufus realise that his life is missing something, and only Livia can fill the gap.

The rest of you challenge participants, drop me a line in the comments for what you’ve read and I’ll add it to the list!

Coming Up…

If you’ve read 8 books so far this year, all you need to do to stay on track with the challenge is read 2 more this month. Remember that you don’t need to read in alphabetical order and are allowed to skip two letters of the alphabet. Check out the suggested reading list for ideas.

What have you been reading in May?


About A.M. Harte

A.M. Harte writes twisted speculative fiction, such as the post-apocalyptic Above Ground and the zombie love anthology Hungry For You. She is excellent at missing deadlines, has long forgotten what ‘free time’ means, and is utterly addicted to chocolate.
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