Some of you may know this already, but among the world of indie authors, getting a review from BigAl’s Books and Pals is no small accomplishment. According to statistics released by the site, “In the twelve months ending February 28th, 2014, BigAl and the Pals will have received over 1,400 books to consider for review and published 368 book reviews.”
I’m wicked excited that one of those titles was mine: Sliding Past Vertical has been selected as one of the books they felt stood out as an exceptional example of indie writing. (Their words, not mine, and they’re enough to make a girl mix up a pitcher of virtual margaritas and dance. No, not on the pole. Not since the last time.)
Anyway…B&P divided these books into thirteen categories. Sliding Past Vertical has been nominated for Contemporary/General Fiction. Starting now, you can vote for your favorites in each category. If you think the book is worthy, I hope you’ll swing by and give me your vote; I’d appreciate your support. Thank you! Voting enters you into a drawing for some cool prizes, and I hope you win!
Voting automatically enters you into B&P’s giveaway. You can learn all about that here. Voting ends at midnight, March 12, and final results will be announced the morning of Wednesday, March 15. Winners get a shiner badge and some cool exposure on the B&P website. Exposure (not the kind when you’re swinging around on the pole) for indie authors is a really good thing.
Some of my friends and colleagues have also been nominated. Lynne Cantwell’s Tapped, the third book in the Pipe Woman Chronicles, has been nominated in the Fantasy category.
Bad Book, a wickedly funny combo-genre novel written by Stephen Hise, KS Brooks, and JD Mader, has been nominated in the Humor category.
Julie Frayn has been nominated in the Women’s Fiction category for her novel, It Isn’t Cheating if He’s Dead.
Nicole Storey has also been nominated in the Fantasy category for Blind Sight, the first book of her Celadon Circle series.
DV Berkom’s wild ride, Yucatan Dead, sixth book in the Kate Jones series, was nominated in the Thrillers category.
Good luck to all the nominees and remember that if you vote, you can win!
[Voting notes: The form doesn’t like Internet Explorer. Once you click on this link that takes you to the site, log in with Facebook or your email address. Click on the downward-facing arrow in each category to see the books nominated. Click the open circle to the left to make your selection and “Enter” to register the vote. Clicking on the title will give you more info about the book.]
Congratulations my clever friend! I shall be voting, of course. The link isn’t live just yet. I’l do it as soon as it is. x
I will, too! I don’t even know who is in which category yet, except for my friends who have pre-announced it.
Congrats, Laurie! Thanks for sharing. Best of luck!
You, too! (smooches)
Wow, what a stellar list of books. Will vote when it goes live.
Quite the line up, yes? Thank you, Yvonne! 😀
CONGRATS, Laurie!!!! Well deserved 😀
And, I’d really like to see that margarita pole dancing thing…
Yours, too! 😀
Aww, thanks for the plug! (Gotta love the glowy wolf…. 😉 ) Good luck, Laurie! 🙂