This week I will be reviewing:
- The Making of Gabriel Davenport by Beverley Lee
- Yetunde: An Ode to My Mother by Segilola Salami
- Enrule by Holly Sparks
Also, all June Go Indie Now! Boxes have been shipped out, and ordering is now open for the July Indie Pride Box! This is a reminder that our July box will have TWO of my favorite indie novels that I have reviewed this year to celebrate Indie Pride Day on July 1. We have also solidified the “bibliotherapy” theme that I have been grappling with for the box. Being a sufferer of panic disorder and clinical depression, I have found that reading is the only thing that I have been able to do to soothe myself when I am having an episode. That being said, I have transformed the Go Indie Now! Box into a monthly bibliotherapy session, and we will no longer be listing the genre of the month. Instead, we will be advertising a statement that explains what that month’s box is for. For example, our June box’s bibliotherapy session is for “when you want to escape reality and go back to a simpler time”. This allows you to “blindly” try new genres and books you might not have picked up before, because that is how I have found many of my recent favorite books! We also have made the box completely inclusive of all five of your senses, and it is now a truly 4-D bookish adventure! So be sure to sign up for the July box before July 1, which is the deadline, or email me with your email to pre-order a box and you will be charged on July 10 instead. Remember that we also have a coupon code for 10% off of your first box! Just use “GIMMENOW” at checkout.
For those who don’t know, we are also offering a LGBTQ+ Pride Box in our one time shop, and 100% of all proceeds will be donated to Free2Be, a non-profit down south that supports the LGBTQ+ community there. This box will feature one indie LGBTQ+ themed novel, multiple pride items, and guest author swag. We created this box in light of the horrible tragedy in Florida, and want to help any way that we can. Each box will be different and made to order, so no two boxes will be the same! Also, if you are already a subscriber and want to buy one of these boxes for charity, use the code “PRIDEFUND” to received free shipping. This way I can combine your LGBTQ+ box with your next monthly box.
A NOTE ABOUT THE GO INDIE NOW! LITERARY AWARD
May was the first month where I awarded our first book the Go Indie Now! Excellence in Literature Award. May’s winner was Give It Back by Danielle Esplin, and soon I will have her interview up as well as all of the information on her beautiful novel!
Each month I will be giving out an award to a different indie book that I have reviewed, and the winner will be posted on this blog, given a certificate of achievement, and a medal to display on their novel. Also, at the end of the year, we will be offering a big Go Indie Now! Box that will include all winning novels and bonus content. Author interviews will also be printed up and sent out in the next Go Indie Now! monthly box to announce their winning. If you have already asked me to review your book, you are already qualified to be considered for the award; but if you haven’t, please fill out my review request form!
I hope everyone has a great week, and that it is filled with many bookish adventures!
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