Sunday, January 20, 2013

Day 1 of our Indie Author Appreciation Week

Welcome to the Sassy Book Lovers Indie Author Appreciation Week!
Day 1 will feature some of my favourite indie authors including:
Vivien Sparx
Hannah Downing
Andrea Cothern

Now sit back and enjoy reading about these fantastic authors and their books. 
Hopefully they will end up on your TBR pile.

Vivien Sparx

Bio-  Writing was never my first choice for a career. I had always dreamt of being a movie actress or a fighter pilot. Unfortunately I was too ugly for film and too uncoordinated to negotiate my way down a flight of stairs let alone fly a plane. I knew I needed a career were no one saw my face and I was away from sharp objects and weapons. Writing seemed the most obvious choice.
 I write erotic romance and stories about BDSM because I have a vivid imagination and because we all have a little bit of kink and this is the only way I can live out my fantasies without getting locked up. To get me through the long days of writing I self medicate with Jim Beam and chocolate (not mixed together) I write all of my stories on a laptop whilst laying in my king sized bed wearing lingerie and being massaged by my two millionaire firefighter boyfriends. So if you are wondering why some of my stories take so long to write now you might understand. Like all of my erotic romance stories this biography is a complete work of fiction. 
I am actually just a normal Aussie girl who is working hard to write stories that entertain and arouse.
I hope it is working!

The Devil's Touch
Lucien Lance - a ruthless, relentless corporate raider. A man known for his single minded determination and his uncompromising thirst for money and power. A man so fearsome they had a name for him on Wall Street.


When young Angelica meets Lucien at a business function she quickly discovers just how dangerous and sexy Lucien is, as he seduces her into an erotic world of dominance and submission using a mysterious pleasure technique called the 'Devil's Touch'.

But Lucien's hunger for wealth and control comes with a cost... 
and Angelica must decide how much she is willing to risk to earn the chance of love. 

Vivien has numerous books that just keep getting better. You can keep up to date and check out her other books through the following links:

Hannah Downing

Bio - Hannah was born in the United States before moving to Australia when she was a child. Her love of reading developed when she was very young and her mother would sit and read with her at night, also passing down some of her own childhood books for Hannah to enjoy. Hannah has always loved writing, but began to take it up seriously two years ago when she became involved with an on-line writing community that inspired and delighted her. Hannah currently spends her days working as a Social Worker in a Mental Health Service in Cairns, Queensland, Australia, and loves to travel, both domestically and internationally, as often as she can. Her dream is to see everything the world has to offer.

Why I Write
It sounds clichĂ© but the truth is, I'm compelled to write. I have stories that float around in my head and won't leave me alone until I write them down. I can't tell you how annoying it is to be in the shower and have a character telling you his life story. That was actually how Pieces of Us came about. Cameron had been following me around for days, whispering in my ear about his broken marriage, and one day I was in the shower and he said - "Look, what do I have to do to get Charlotte back?" The story grew from there and now it's a novel. Writing is my break from reality and my creative outlet all in one. 

What I'm working on now
Right now I actually have a few projects on the go. I have notebooks (dozens of them) filled with story ideas. I just need to find the time to actually write all the words. What I'm mainly focused on though is a YA series about a sixteen year old girl who discovers that she can travel through time. There are two handsome boys and some adventure along the way. It's a fun story to write and I actually have a meeting to pitch it to a publisher this weekend. So, I'm flying to Melbourne to meet with them and hope they like what I've got. Watch this space.

Pieces of Us
Charlotte Barnes believed her life was perfect until a betrayal forced her from everything she knew and loved. Devastated and trying to put the past behind her, Charlotte sought a new life in a new town.

Now, five years later, her fiancĂ© has convinced her it’s time to return home and face her past. But will the truth she learns and the people she reconnects with destroy her carefully crafted happiness?

Hannah Downing has created an emotional rollercoaster about lost love and the way one indiscretion can change the course of your life. Charlotte questions every decision she’s ever made, but she may discover that when you lose everything, you can truly find yourself.

You can find out more about Hannah through the following links:

Andrea Cothern

Bio-  Andrea Cothern lives with her family in Orlando, Florida, and enjoys painting, crafting, reading, and writing in her spare time. Raging Goddess Well down well down Jewelry is her "other" side hobby. She was born in St. Petersburg, FL, but has spent most of her life living in Ocoee/Orlando. She began writing poems and short stories as a young child, and enjoyed English as her favorite subject. Ruby Sun is her first full length novel. Sapphire Moon, the second novel in the Ruby Sun Series, is now available. She is the co-author of Corona with Bernard Hovestadt. Works in progress include Diamond Earth, Book 3 in the Ruby Sun Series, and The Shifting Mist, a stand alone novel. 

Ruby Sun 
 Life in Blanding’s about as thrilling as watching paint dry. Nothing exciting ever happens. Then the Sheltons move to town, and Beth’s life will never be the same. What’s up with this new family? Their son Robert’s drop dead gorgeous—and he’s got a chip on his shoulder the size of a planet! Lizzy is lively and fun, not like the bossy and demanding Clare, who’s supposed to be Beth’s best friend! Until she sets her sights on Robert, that is! The mystery begins to unravel after an innocuous trip to the museum. Can this be true? Are they really extra-terrestrial visitors? Has Beth fallen in love with an alien?

When did her life become like an episode of the X-Files?
Getting Robert to tolerate being around Beth is only the tip of the iceberg, as she falls head over heels for the gorgeous outworlder. But that love is threatened by a mysterious man who seems to be after the family. Who is he, and what does he want? And to what limits will he go to obtain his goals? Will Beth end up relocating to another planet to stay with her newfound love, or will she be forced to let him go to save him?

Check out Andrea's other projects through the following links:

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for three more amazing Indie Authors!


  1. I love this event you've created. I hadn't heard of any of these authors or books.

    Thanks for sharing about them.


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