Again Indie Books


 Hi Everyone,

Thanks for being here. I appreciate it. A lot! ❤

Here are a couple of my latest e-book reads that you might like.

Unhappy Endings is certainly a fitting title for this collection of three flash fiction stories. The endings are also unexpected. In Sylvia’s World a young woman dreams of escaping from a marriage to a man who has little interest in her life. In the middle story, Cleopatra’s Slippers, the author takes us into curfews and the  thorny moral question of the right to die from a teenage daughter’s viewpoint. The last story, Emmaline, lets us  draw our own conclusion on a sixteen year old girl’s pregnancy.

These days, I’ve been  finding myself pressed for time and so the flash fiction format was perfect. Unhappy Endings provided me with my literary fix and boosted my imagination.

This is not the first time Judy has been on my blog. You can read  more about her on my series  How I Got Published and on her interesting website.

Unhappy Endings will be a free Kindle download from Dec. 1 to Dec. 5. Her collection of short stories, Live Free or Tri, will be free on Kindle at the same time. She’s hoping to get some Amazon and Goodreads reviews!



I was initially attracted to this debut mystery novel  because of its setting. I have been following Jet Eliot’s Travel and Wildlife Adventures blog for some time now and so I felt that I could count on a vicarious Australian escape. The author’s description of snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef is worthy of any good travel book. Then there’s Jet Eliot’s  grasp on Australian nature, the cacophony of jungle sounds in the rain forest and her casually inserting Aussie words such as the chocolate covered pastry named the Lamington – the same name as her protagonist – Anne Lamington – a perky, middle aged-woman whose curiosity leads her to sleuthing.

Wicked Walkabout is a mystery, much in the style of the classic who-dune-its. Lately, I tend to lose interest very quickly on the many novels I’ve been coming across. Not so with this book. The author did a terrific job of holding my interest. I liked the characters in the book and loved the relationship of the protagonist with her police officer son back in America. I suspect that in her 2nd installment of the Anne Lamington series – The Golden Gate Graveyard – we’ll be hearing more about her son.

You can read more about Jet Eliot here.

21 thoughts on “Again Indie Books

    • Hi Jill. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. ❤ Wicked Walkabout does have a great cover. and it is intriguing. It's so nice to discover the writing of fellow bloggers. Hope you're enjoying your weekend.

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  1. Thanks for reading and reviewing Unhappy Endings! These flash fiction stories were the start of my writing career (first published in three different issues of THEMA Literary Journal) and so they mean a lot to me. I ended up following a mystery path, vs. a more “literary” path…but who knows what the future holds.

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  2. Both of these sound good. I’m with you on the ‘flash fiction’-sort of books. I’m reading a series of four novelettes about the adventures of a 1960’s rabbi. I find I like the shortness, able to finish a story, take a break, and then go to the next one. I never would have predicted that.

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  3. I, too, have been struggling to find quality reading time so I was glad to read about the flash fiction collection. I’m sold on it already and good for a review. Thanks for the post, Carol.

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  4. Two lovely recommendations, Carol, Unusual , a bit different but fascinating. Happily short stories and flash fiction collections seem to be having more success these days. I’ve also been in a patch where a few books just failed to hold my attention – which is not usual at all.

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  5. Carol, I am delighted with your generous and warm review, thank you. And yes, you are right about the recently-released book, Golden Gate Graveyard — Anne Lamington is up to her usual curious inquiries, and yes, her son plays a bigger role. But mostly it’s the two women who traverse San Francisco and eventually, but not with ease, discover the truth. Unhappy Endings sounds like a winner too, all stories devoted to women and their lives. My humble thanks~~

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  6. Bonsoir CAROL

    Prendre le temps d’aimer
    C’est l’éternelle jeunesse
    C’est du rire
    C’est la musique quand on se sens en pleine forme
    C’est pleurer quand on a l’émotion
    C’est du cœur à partager avec les siens ou avec ses amis
    C’est de lire pour s’instruire et avoir su savoir
    C’est écouter
    C’est l’intelligence
    De penser est la clé de la réussite
    De jouer nous rappelle notre enfance
    De rêver c’est un souffle de bonheur
    Il faut prendre le temps de vivre car les jours passent vite
    Passe une belle soirée
    Gros bisous Bernard

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