Top 10 self-published novels

Check out my favourite indie and self-published books. As I read more I may split this by genre. Depends what I get sent!

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1. Longreave by Daniel Barnett

Longreave is about as accomplished and well-rounded a story you could hope for. Set in the fictional town of Manxfield, near Boston, (at least I couldn’t find it on Google), the story focuses on the lives of Mark and Alice Currier as their marriage breaks down, and Alice’s brother Alex. 

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2. Celebrity Gulag by M A Rice

An expressively written tale of a man of science fighting to stay alive in a dystopian, alt-future society, where fame and fortune take precedence over altruism. A society for the one.

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3. A Traitor's War by Graeme Rodaughan (Book 2)

An action-packed vampire thriller that improves upon its predecessor - but you will need to read the first one.

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4. A Life Removed By Jason Parent

It may not have the depth of say a Silence of the Lambs, but this crime thriller does well to weave an intriguing plot that leaves you wanting more of the bad guy. And everyone loves to hate a bad guy.
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5. A Subtle Agency by Graeme Rodaughan (Book 1)

Like Underworld on speed, it’s got all the adrenaline and action-packing shots of entertainment you could want, wrapped up in a no-nonsense narrative.

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6. Hallow Mass by JP Mac

With overtones of William Peter Blatty’s humorous dialogue style, Hallow Mass is irreverent, self-deprecating and amusing – a paranormal novel with a personality.

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7. In the Presence of Knowing by Valarie Savage Kinney

In the Presence of Knowing is the opening, enjoyable book in the Windy Springs saga - a book of battling demons, coming to terms with yourself, of accepting others, and crafting beautiful fairy wings in a magical forest.

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8. Vampire Wars by Perry Lake

Vampire Wars is an inventive and entertaining tale of Dracula’s many ups and downs. If you think he has it all his way, you would be mistaken – those who sleep by day have no idea of the war that is being fought by night, unless they become dinner, of course.

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9. The Hunters by Demetrius Sherman

Plot-wise, The Hunters is a fast-paced action-horror set primarily in the middle of nowhere, with the tables being turned on a television crew expounding the virtues of hunting wildlife. The primary character is Tim, the presenter, who gets under your skin enough that you will find yourself rooting for the hunters. The biggest issue here may well be the length: as a novella, there are quite a few characters vying for your attention, with a lot of tell instead of show, so you never really get a chance to connect. 

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