As an avid reader, I have a to-be-read pile that could easily fall over and crush me, if it were a physical object. Thankfully, it is not. Like many readers, I’m constantly searching out new books to read, even though I have a humongous list of books that eye me pathetically even as I’m browsing Amazon. I’m still not sure if Kindle Unlimited is my best friend or a monster that plans to drag me underneath a pile of ebooks and consume my body and soul. At least I’ll die happy.
Indie fantasy is one of my reading passions. I’ve learned about some great indie fantasy reads from the Realm Makers writer group, and from the Indie Fantasy Addicts Facebook group. A few times a year, Indie Fantasy Addicts does a reading challenge. This will be my third time participating, and I can’t wait to devour some excellent books. I’ll let Angel Haze, one of the group moderators, tell you about the challenge and the available prizes.
June 21, the first day of summer marks the first day of the Summer Reading Challenge in the Indie Fantasy Addicts Facebook group. (Read ANY indie fantasy, and subgenre of fantasy (ARCs, audiobooks, and shorts included) and have a chance at winning some amazing prizes such as signed books, ebooks, audiobooks, and swag from some Amazon Bestselling and USA Today Bestselling authors! All readers have to do is post about their reads in the group and tag them with #IFASummerChallenge19.
Here are some of the authors who graciously donated signed copies and ebooks to this challenge. Many of them being USA Today and Amazon bestselling authors.
ML Spencer, JT Williams, Mike Shelton, JA Andrews and tons more.
The purpose of this is just to have fun and discover more amazing indie fantasy authors! We are going to make this simple. There is no set reading list. ARCS and audiobooks also apply. Read whatever you want as long as it’s indie fantasy.
All you have to do is post what you’re reading, tag it with #IFASummerChallenge19, and your thoughts on the book (without spoilers!) so the rest of us can discover more amazing adventures!
The Challenge will go from June 21 to September 22, 2019—the last day of summer! For the solo challenge (everyone is included in this regardless if you’re on a team or not), we will be doing a tiered winning system since not all readers read at the same rate. Eg. A tier for the winner for whoever reads the most indie fantasy books, and a few other tiers. eg. 20+, 16-20, 11-15, 5-9. 0-4.
Draws will be done to choose winners from the two lower tiers.
Grand Prize: Multiple signed books and swag
The other tiers will have chances to win a signed book, ebook, audiobook, swag, etc.
There will also be prizes awarded to the winning team, the team with the best team spirit, the team who listened to the most audiobooks, etc.
Let the adventures begin!!
Sounds fun, right? I’ve compiled a list of books for the challenge that I hope to read this summer. The full list can be found here on Amazon: http://a.co/8fJZf14
The nine books I’m most excited about reading are:
- Between Floors by W. R. Gingell
- Curse of Magic by K. M. Shea
- Voice of Power by Melanie Cellier
- Traitor at the Stone Court by Jordan Rivet
- Wings Beneath Water by Yaasha Moriah
- Horseman by Kyle Robert Shultz
- Coexist by Anna Tan
- Shard and Shield By Laura VanArendonk Baugh
- Wish You Weren’t Here by Janeen Ippolito
If you read fantasy, what is your favorite subgenre? Let me know in the comments!