There are a LOT of independent authors out there nowadays with more joining their ranks all the time! The ease of self publishing these days has had a dramatic impact on the independent marketplace. The ability of the author to reach their audience has never been higher.
That said: The amount of self published authors out there makes it more difficult to gain the attention of readers. The clamor of self marketing can create a white noise sensation that most readers would rather tune out than sift through. It is difficult being just another star in a night sky that is already full of stars.
Yet in the midst of this modern self publishing boom you’ll find some marvelous gems and beautiful stories! A lot of talented authors choose to self publish so that they gain full creative control over their work, and that can be a thing of beauty when handled correctly.
I want to use my platform as a book reviewer to place a spotlight on some of the self published works out there, and help them to break free from all of the clamor, and connect with their readership. My goals are to review one self published book a month and share my findings with y’all. I’m not taking submissions from authors at this time, just searching out stories that capture my interest. I do welcome any and all reviewers to join in the search with me!
I hope y’all will find this journey as much fun as I will and if any of you would like to join in the fun I will be titling and hashtagging this adventure as: Stars In The Sky as there are many stars in the night sky and I’ll be bring attention to a few of the ones that shine brightly to me. Appropriate for a book review blog entitled RedStarReviews 😉 I’m very excited about this and looking forward to sharing my discoveries with y’all.
Wolf Song by L.T. Bradley is an excellent book. This story grabbed hold of me from the start and had me eagerly turning the pages looking forward to whatever happened next!
The story follows Zoë who is gifted with a second sight to see the supernatural filling the world around her. You watch as she starts as a scared individual running from her gifts and then starts to learn and take control of her life and fate. But no one can escape fate, or can they?
Wolf Song is a good balance of mystery, romance, character development, action, and humor. The author truly breathed life into the main character of Zoë. You can find yourself identifying with her at one moment and shaking your head at her in the next. Zoë’s personality shines through the pages, through her fashion, her fears, her insecurities, her strengths, her boldness, wisdom, and foolishness.
Every so often you find a story that sings to you and Wolf Song was such a story for me.