Welcome to IndiesRising. I’ve got
18 25 great authors with more than 136 180 titles up already and more being added every week. Enjoy. — D. L. Keur, owner
I love good books. I love that they sweep me away to new worlds, expose me to new ideas, envelop me in a timeless state where nothing else exists but the story I’m living as my eyes drink in the words. This is why I read. This is also why I write.
Books (and horses) were my salvation as a child and young adult. They still are, in some ways, but not for the same reasons. But good books — ones that literally immerse me in their worlds — are hard to find. Maybe, as a reader, I’ve read so many books that I’ve become “read out”. I doubt it, though, because, honestly, I still find some, here and there, that, once more, sweep me away into their worlds so that everything else ceases to exist. When I find those gems, I love them. And it makes me hungry for more. So, once again, I’ll start hunting for the next one.
Rare as hen’s teeth.
The trads (traditional publishers) promise the world and usually deliver pale regurgitations of the same old thing they think will sell to most. I’m not most. I’m somebody who wants it well done, riveting, but lacking gruel and salaciousness, thank you. I don’t want to cringe at viscerally delivered, vicious cruelty. I don’t want to roll my eyes at bad, even ugly sex. If it doesn’t further the story, the plot, what’s it there for? To titillate me? Hardly. I’ve got a grand sex life with my husband, thanks. Don’t need the sad serve-up of tart pudding. Nope. And I definitely don’t need the crude, the cruel, the gore, and the ugly violence. I’ve got the news if I want to tune into that (which I don’t).
So, here we are — a site devoted to MY kind of books — but with a filter (a couple of them):
- All books you find here are published by independent authors — authors who are brave enough to self-publish their own books, despite all odds against them.
- No porn, no X-rated, no erotica, no anything like that. (Read my ABOUT page if you want to know more.)
Oh, are we going to have fun! Finding good books and sharing them is one of the most delightful occupations my inner child has ever known.
click/tap to go to that book.
Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense ▮ Historical ▮ Romance, Women’s Fiction ▮ Science Fiction ▮ Fantasy ▮ Other Speculative Fiction ▮ Other Fiction Genres ▮ Young Adult, Children’s ▮ Short Stories, Anthologies ▮ Non-Fiction ▮ Poetry
NOTE: Each book is linked to its onsite presentation on its Indies Rising author page. This page isn’t quite as sorted and catelogued as I’d like it, yet, but, in the interests of getting this place going, it’s now officially a work in progress. ?? If I missed, misplaced, or mis-categorized somebody’s book, do advise. I’ll be truly grateful for all the help I can get. — D. L. Keur
Literary, Mainstream, Out-Genre
INDIVIDUAL AUTHOR PAGES
Adele Archer, Romance ▮ Laura Belgrave, Mysteries ▮ G. J. Berger, Historical ▮ R. V. Biggs, Author ▮ Roland Boykin, Fantasy ▮ Clayton Bye, Author ▮ LJ Cohen, Sci-Fi, Fantasy ▮ Marva Dasef, Author ▮ P. R. Ford, Science Fiction ▮ Heather Haven, Mysteries ▮ Dave Higgins, Speculative ▮ Shawn Jones, Hard Sci-Fi ▮ D. L. Keur, Author ▮ Paulita Kincer, Women’s Fiction ▮ Richard Levesque, Science Fiction ▮ p. d. r. lindsay, Historical ▮ Russ Linton, SF/Fant ▮ Nathan Lowell, Science Fiction+ ▮ Brian Meeks/Arthur Byrne, Author ▮ Michael Allan Scott, Thrillers ▮S. Bradley Stoner, Author ▮ Steve Turnbull, Speculative ▮ Michael K. White, Literary Humor ▮ Patty Wiseman, Romance ▮ Nathaniel Wyckoff, Author
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