You’re a reader. You devour books like warm-out-of-the-oven brownies, and are always on the hunt for the Next Great Thing to lay those hungry eyes upon.

Maybe your TBR pile is dwindling. Maybe it’s taller than Everest, but nothing there seems to suit your current literary craving. Maybe it’s time to discover a NEW TO YOU INDIE AUTHOR.

Today’s selection includes an ongoing New Adult story (and spoiler alert–it’s free!), a non-fiction memoir on women’s sexuality, and a spicy fantasy series (the first book is also free!).


REBUILDING LEX by Amber Medina West

12650507_10154564121181562_1962489812_nAlexandra Greene has had a tough year. A major loss turned into a public scandal has made her the subject of whispers and speculation. All she wants to do is get through the rest of her Senior year and somehow figure out what’s next for her.

But how do you manage a loss that leaves you estranged from nearly everyone you ever cared about?

And what happens when you find the one person who understands isn’t quite who you expect?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR12660207_10154564121186562_581059364_n

I’m a Northeastern transplant dodging rodent sized bugs and sweltering heat in the jungles of Central Florida.

When I’m not battling the urge to pass out, I’m busy being a maker of spreadsheets, geek, photographer, and writer, in no particular order.

You can read my ramblings at or find me on Twitter (@amberwest) where I abuse hashtags and make people laugh.

Or at least, I make myself laugh.

You can have a look at REBUILDING LEX for FREE at Wattpad (click here). It’s an ongoing work, so expect new words from Amber on a regular basis!

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EMBRACEABLE by August McLaughlin

41cplfBW3gL._UY250_A provocative blend of memoir, anthology and inspiration, EMBRACEABLE is a celebration of women’s sexual empowerment. Learn how August McLaughlin, creator and host of Girl Boner®, found her way out of the sexual repression to which too many girls and women are prone. She then weaves research and inspiring facts around stories contributed by women who’ve cultivated sexual empowerment in their own lives–on topics ranging from asexuality, kink and burlesque dancing to religion, “slut”-shaming and surviving sexual assault. Learn what girls do (and don’t) learn in sex ed, the truth behind widespread damaging messages, the role body image plays in embracing our sexual selves and more.

Check out the book trailer:

Please note: This book contains sexually explicit material and brief descriptions of sexual violence.


71ieSmacnhLAugust McLaughlin is a nationally recognized health and sexuality writer, author and host and creator of Girl Boner® and Girl Boner® Radio. Her work appears in DAME Magazine, the Huffington Post, and more. Known for melding personal passion, artistry and activism, August uses her skills as a public speaker and journalist to inspire other women to embrace their bodies and selves, making way for fuller, more authentic lives.

Click here to pick up August’s book at Amazon! 

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12659662_1247434348605108_280803667_nCursed to darkness, he makes a wish for freedom. She shows up instead…

A shapeshifting gryphon cursed to eternal darkness…

Sunlight shouldn’t be deadly to Griff Cyrus. Determined to break his curse, he follows an oracle’s bizarre instructions to have a magical package shipped to his apartment. Since when do brown trucks deliver mystical cures?

A lonely woman craving the spice of life…

Kala Kaneko’s social life couldn’t be more bland. When a strange parcel arrives at her door by mistake, she seizes the excuse to introduce herself to the intended recipient, her mysterious neighbor.

Fate has a twisted sense of humor…

Griff expects the package to free him from the curse, but opening the box unleashes a mythical creature bent on Kala’s death. Yet if Griff follows his instincts to protect her, he could sacrifice his last chance at freedom.


91WPnb+BjRL._UX250_After an allergic reaction thwarted her attempt to find Atlantis, Jami Gold moved to Arizona and decided to become a writer, where she could put her talent for making up stuff to good use. Fortunately, her muse, an arrogant male who delights in causing her to sound as insane as possible, rewards her with unique and rich story ideas.

Fueled by chocolate, she writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy tales that range from dark to humorous, but one thing remains the same: Normal need not apply. Just ask her family–and zombie cat.

Visit Jami at for more information and to connect with her on social media!

You can grab UNINTENDED GUARDIAN for FREE! at Amazon. Be sure to check out the subsequent books in the series, TREASURED CLAIM, PURE SACRIFICE, and IRONCLAD DEVOTION while you’re there!

Happy Friday, and as always, loads of love,



4 thoughts on “DISCOVERY

  1. Amber West says:

    Thanks for sharing, Myndi!

    I’m really loving the Wattpad format for getting to exercise the writing muscles and get immediate words out to readers. Looking forward to seeing some of your readers over there! 🙂

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