• Amy Shannon

Best Indie Books of 2017

The final count is in for the Best Indie Books of 2017 and every vote counted.

The process? Every nomination counted as one vote. After that, it was up to the readers, authors themselves, friends, family or whoever voted. The list of nominations was on my site. I also allowed write in votes for titles that weren't on the list.

The purpose of this process and award was to show Indie authors that their work was appreciated and even if they ever get that inkling of doubt if they should continue writing, they should know that they should always write. I also wanted to try to build up a community of support of Indie authors.

The results:

The Top 20 Books of 2017

20. Beyond the Vale by Kerry Alan Denney 19. Bound by R.M. Gauthier 18. Bittersweet by Aliya DalRae 17. Finding Solace by C.L. Scholey 16. Sand, Sea and Stone by Brent Thomas 15. Fighting for Fall by Kayla Dawn Thomas 14. Finding pandora: the complete collection by E. Rachel Hardcastle 13. Church of legend by Mikel Wilson 12. Trees of Rebels by Chantelle Atkins 11. A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing by Cherie Kephart 10. The Journey to Authorship by Tracy Powell 9. Crazy Love by Rachael Tamayo 8. Nova by Joanne VanLeerdam 7. The Passing of the Night by Joanne VanLeerdam 6. Hidden Lives Anthology by Jerry Pociask 5. Grandma, Me and Tree by Jerry Pociask 4. The Lucky One by Sherry V. Ostroff 3. Secret Need by Satin Russell 2. Wired Hard by Toby Neal 1. Wild Side by Shayne Silvers

The winners will receive individual emails from me, which will include the badge and information that I will need to fulfill the blog posts about them and their work.

I also want to acknowledge the nominees who didn't make the list.

Be appreciative of the work that you do. I am honored to have the opportunity to read much of the work below, and if I haven't, I hope that I will be able to do so.

  • His Bride From The Sea by Mikel Wilson/Sherry Gist

  • Legacy by Stephanie Barr

  • Unveiled by A.D. Trosper

  • Sweet Discovery by Aliya DalRae

  • The Tannis Project by Daryl Ball

  • The Littlest Cowboy by Juliette Douglas

  • The Spider's Web by Jay Michael Wright 2

  • The Pacifist by Mehreen Ahmed

  • The Beast Within by SL Perrine

  • Barbra Streisand on the couch by Dr. Alma Bond

  • Red Winter by Kyra Kaptzan Robinov

  • El Sendero by Mark Reefe

  • The Head Hunter book 1: Zombified by Santiago Cirilo/Kindra Sowder

  • The Book of Roland by James Master

  • Imperfect Mermaid by Kris Shields

  • Passion and Penance by Lana Cordova

  • The Minotaur Hunt by Miriam Hastings

  • The F*cking Widow: Crimerotics by Aurora Diamond

  • The One Who Eats Monsters by Casey Matthews

  • The Future is Built on Ashes by Charles Lee Mullenix

  • Obsessed with the Kill: Abdul Uncut by TJ Weeks

I want to also acknowledge the titles and authors of those write-in votes.

  • The Battle Cry and the Berserker by C. L. Scholey

  • Witch Queen's War by Eric R. Asher

  • Fire's Song by J.E.Mueller

  • A Time to Fall by Jess Vonn

  • An Amorous Dance by Jessica Lauryn

  • Storm Front by Jim Butcher

  • A Life Before, by Julien Ayotte

  • Murder at the Playgroup by Liz Hedgecock

  • Echoes in the Storm by Max Henry

  • Blood is Thicker by Orlando Sanchez

  • Path of Stone by R. L. King

  • The Other Side by R.L. King

  • Warlock for Hire by Sean Stone

  • Rage by Shayne Silvers

  • Unchained by Shayne Silvers

  • Lucifer's Game by Rachael Tamayo

Thank you to everyone who participated in this. I hope to make it an annual recognition. If you haven't yet, subscribe to my blog to be updated on all things writing, including work from Indie Authors, and contests such as this.

List and book information on my blog at http://writeramyshannon.wixsite.com/amyshannonblog/best-indie-books


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