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Catching up with My Indie Sisters

I’m currently reading two novels at the moment as I have serious multitasking skills.  I’m reading Julie Presley’s Stones of Remembrance and Belinda Williams’ Radiant.  Both are great reads, both are well written and both are excellent examples of their genre and yeah, both are indie authors who might not have been published if they hadn’t taken the initiative to do so themselves.  This is why I love indie!

Belinda’s Radiant is a fast paced thriller with a super natural twist.  Set in the city of Sydney Australia, Radiant is a story about angels, demons and a girl on the run.  As I’ve been reading I’ve really been drawn into the story and intrigued about the ideas behind it and seriously impressed with her story telling skills.  I really think that this could be a popular novel as Belinda is excellent at creating tension, fast-paced action, romance, likeable characters and the story grabs you, pages turning at lightning speed!  Amazing work Belinda!

My other read is Julie’s Stones of Remembrance which is a Christian romance novel.  I don’t typically read books like this but I wanted to check it out because Julie is a fellow blogger as well as a fellow indie and I was curious.  Julie really brings us into the story as well and she’s created the emotional moments perfectly.  I also really liked her use of God as a character in the story who speaks to her main characters, not out loud necessarily, but in ways that they can understand.  And the struggle to do the “right” thing is very well done and one scene in particular got me teary eyed as her main character wrestled with why her sister died and why God had allowed this to happen.  It was very human and touching.  I can’t wait to see where both of these stories end up.  I’ll tell you, I’ve been very impressed with my fellow Indies and I actually have some other books in line to read next, Casey Voight’s The Dove and LW Patrick’s Shadow of Wrath.  I’ll keep you posted.

About Victoria Sawyer (283 Articles)
Victoria Sawyer is a blogger, author, graphic designer, social media enthusiast and mental health advocate. Shocking, honest, sarcastic and humorous, Victoria aims to make readers feel tangible emotions and physical sensations through writing that brings you into the mind and body of someone suffering from panic attacks, anxiety and this strange often darkly hilarious thing we call life. She published her novel Angst in 2013, which realistically and often graphically depicts life with mental illness. Along with crazy blogging, Victoria enjoys reading historical novels, playing with her naughty cats, engaging in rants and metaphysical existential meltdowns and using punctuation to excess in everything she writes.

2 Comments on Catching up with My Indie Sisters

  1. A big thanks for the call out, my Indie sister! In some ways it’s more nail biting when fellow authors read your books, so I really appreciate the support and am glad you considered it an intriguing read. I can second your comments on Julie Presley’s novel, Stones of Remembrance – I recently completed it myself and like you, it’s not my normal read, but I was really impressed. Julie has a gift for creating characters that draw you in and you can relate to. I too was teary at certain points. Well done, Julie!


    • Hey Bel, no problem! I officially finished it too! And left you a quick review on Goodreads. I’ll write a longer one too for Amazon and Curse of the Bibliophile. It was a good read! So exciting! You done good girl, made us proud!!! 🙂


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