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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Getting Sideways and Someone Else's Fairytale Released Today

Looking to stock up some reading material for the holidays? (I've been cramming my nook full of new titles in anticipation of some reading time, once my current draft is finished.) Two Indie friends have books releasing today:

Running Wide OpenFellow Indelibles author Lisa Nowak is releasing her contemporary boy-POV novel Getting Sideways, the sequel to Running Wide Open. It's a great gift for NASCAR and racing fans (yes, Amazon and B&N now BOTH support gifting of e-books).

Running Wide Open $0.99 on Amazon and Barnes&Noble
Getting SidewaysCody Everett has a temper as hot as the flashpoint of racing fuel, and it's landed him at his uncle's trailer, a last-chance home before military school. But how can he take the guy seriously when he calls himself Race, eats Twinkies for breakfast, and pals around with rednecks who drive in circles every Saturday night?

What Cody doesn't expect is for the arrangement to work. Or for Race to become the friend and mentor he's been looking for all his life. But just as Cody begins to settle in and get a handle on his supercharged temper, a crisis sends his life spinning out of control. Everything he's come to care about is threatened, and he has to choose between falling back on his old, familiar anger or stepping up to prove his loyalty to the only person he's ever dared to trust.

Getting Sideways $3.99 on Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Getting shipped off to live with his uncle Race was the best thing that ever happened to fifteen-year-old Cody. Then a wreck at the speedway nearly ruined everything. Cody's making every effort to get his life back on track—writing for the school paper, searching for the perfect girlfriend, and counting the days until he gets his drivers' license-but there's no escaping the nightmares that haunt him. 

A chance to build his own car seems like the perfect distraction. Until Cody realizes he'll have to live up to Race's legendary status. But that's the least of his worries, considering he doesn't have his dad's permission. All he has to do is the impossible: keep Race from discovering his lie until he can convince his dad that racing's safe. 

Yeah, sure. That'll be easy.

If you're looking for something more girlish and fun, fellow Scribbler's Cove member E.M. Tippets has just released her chick-lit novel Someone Else's Fairytale.

Someone Else's FairytaleSomeone Else's Fairytale $0.99 on Amazon and Barnes&Noble, FREE on Smashwords

Jason Vanderholt, the hottest actor in Hollywood, falls for everygirl, Chloe Winters, who hasn't even seen most of his movies. It's any woman's fairytale, except for Chloe's. The last thing she wants is media attention. Although she's slain her own dragons, there's always the possibility they might come back to haunt her.

Happy Reading!


  1. Thanks for the book info, Susan. Right now I'm reading Open Minds and School of Fear.

  2. Thanks for featuring me, Susan. :)

  3. Thanks for the links. I just downloaded the Fairytale. Sounds like a good one!

  4. Ah yes, now I see it. Erudite comments... - why did I never notice that? Or maybe I did. Anyway, thanks for the links! Good luck to both the authors!

  5. This is how long it took me to find this post. Sorry for the belated thank you, but thank you!!!