4 Indie Romances You Don't Want to Miss

Indie RomancesIndie authors have made a big splash in the romance arena with their fresh stories, a willingness to take risks and stake out new subgenres, and their drive to get more of their novels and novellas in front of their fans as quickly as possible. (Do you remember when only Nora Roberts and Danielle Steel were publishing more than two books a year? I sure do.)

Here are four indie romances that recently caught my attention and will have you loading up your e-reader or your bedside table with these authors' other titles as well.

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Now That I've Found You (New York Sullivans Book 1) by Bella Andre - I think we've all suspected that the life of a reality TV star isn't all fun and games, but for the sake of her family, Rosa Bouchard continues to play the role people expect of her--until a TV crew releases nude photos of her taken secretly and without her consent. Upon fleeing to the empty and wild end of Long Island, Rosa discovers a safe haven with blocked artist Drake Sullivan. With Drake at her back, Rosa decides to figure out how to take back her life and her dignity and restore other women's as well. This new story arc in Andre's wildly popular Sullivans series is empowering and super-sexy, and you'll have plenty more books to read if you fall in love with this one.

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Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers Book 1) by Penny Reid - I'd pick this up for the cover alone. A funny, sweet, and tumultuous romance brews between two former enemies who have plenty of their own problems to deal with even before the local motorcycle club (and why don't we call them gangs anymore?) starts blackmailing our hero. Lots of tension, but the laughs outweigh the suspense. I can't wait to read about the rest of the bearded brothers...and  I am in luck because Beard Science (book 3) just released on October 11. If you too have a weakness for bearded heroes, see my post, "Is He Scruff Enough?"

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Beautiful Storm (Lightning Strikes Book 1) by Barbara Freethy - Freethy's suspense novel about a JAG lawyer who goes missing and the storm photographer who thinks she sighted her in the glow of a lightning strike sets a slow-build romance at its core. Readers of Robyn Carr and Brenda Novak will be satisfied and more as the lead suspect and the photographer follow the missing lawyer's trail and uncover not only shocking secrets but love along the way. No minutely detailed sex scenes here—only the constant, mature buildup of love and respect.

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Veiled by Karina Halle - Halle does a superb job of channeling Ada in her kinda-addition to her chilling Experiment in Terror series. Brash, bright, and sometimes terrified out of her wits, 18-year-old Ada is starting to see beyond the veil, and unfortunately what she's seeing is her dead mother asking her to save her. Handsome immortal guardian Jay shows up to help guide Ada in controlling her powers, but it's up to Ada to decide if she's willing to risk everyone else to rescue her mother. A romantic urban fantasy with strong horror elements, Veiled pulses with a powerful, addictive force. Halle is a master at conveying her characters' voices, putting you right in their heads as they spar with the supernatural.


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