5 Indie Authors you should be reading

5 Indie Authors you should be reading

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

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So it is day something the fortyteenth of quarantine. Have you read any good books yet?

If you have or if you haven’t, it might be time to get into one. Find a new favorite author. I got five more for your reading pleasure.

These authors are not in order of badassery. I simply numbered them because my post is always 5 and I’m keeping with tradition. I hope you find one you like. Here’s five more indie authors you should be reading.

Happy Reading My Friend!

5) Benjamin Smith

My book pick: Atlas

4) Ron Starke

My Book Pick: Slab Steele and the Venusian Exchange

3) Anna Rose

My Book Pick: Luci: Rhoades to Hell

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5 Indie Authors you should be reading

5 more indie author’s you should be reading.

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

**DISCLAIMER** Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and I do earn a small commission from them.

I hope this post finds you as well as you can be at this time.

One of the things that helped me through hard times was reading. Reading provided a cheap way to escape when things were not going great in my reality. I would say that you feel the same way.

So, I asked some of my friends if they had any free or lower-priced books that they could let me put up on my blog. And guess what? It was an overwhelming response that left me speechless and humbled.

So in the next few days, maybe even weeks, I’ll be sharing five authors and their books.

Here’s my first five. Stay safe and healthy my friend. Happy Reading!

5) DaKiara

My book pick: Falling in love with Poetry

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Night Portals Boxed set is Free

Night portals Boxed Set is free right now.

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

**DISCLAIMER** Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and I do earn a small commission from them.

I know a few things right now.

I know a lot of people are scared, I know that a lot of people are at home and climbing the walls, and I know that a lot of people are strapped or going to be strapped for cash.

When bad things in my life happened to me I always turned to reading. It took me away for a little while. Books can be your salvation.

So I decided I would put up my Night Portals Boxed Set up for free. Please enjoy the stories. I hope they give you a little bit of adventure and peace in these weird times.

Love you guys,

Ernie

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5 Indie Authors you should be reading

5 authors, you should be reading

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

**DISCLAIMER** Some of the links in this post are affiliate links and I do earn a small commission from them.

It’s Tuesday, and you know… What? What’s that you say? I missed a week? Yes, I did, but it was because I was celebrating the day my youngest son came into this world. He’s seven now and full of beans.

Anywho, these five authors are as good as any I’ve shared here on this blog. From horror to heart, to Science Fiction to set and setting, you will not go wrong with this group of story tellers. Here’s my five picks for this Tuesday.

5) Garek Godrik

My book pick: Dark Revenant: Chronicle Of The Five Book One

4) Charles Barouch

My book pick: Adjacent Fields

3) Terry R. Hill

My book pick: Third Exodus (In the Days of Humans Book 1)

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Short Story Corner: Bus Stop by Ernie Howard & Drought by J.E. Mac

Chris Fried reviews, Bus Stop.

The Indie Athenaeum

Short Story Title: Bus Stop: A Short Story

Author: Ernie Howard

Editor: Jessica West

Publication Date: December 9, 2019

Available on:Amazon as an eBook

Indie Athenaeum Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


Winter is a teenager looking for revenge after his girlfriend got sexually assaulted by the school bully. Thinking only about his rage, he comes up with a plan to acquire a gun! Will he follow through and succeed?

This story delves into the teenage mind and how eh-bus stopit thinks, demonstrating a depth of humanity and the darkness that lurks underneath it. The true horror of the story is what happens next and how it’s ingeniously resolved with an unexpected twist.

I originally read this short story when it was published in “Tales from the Canyons of the Damned: No. 26“, a collection filled with frightening stories just like this one.

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Sample from, Leap, A Night Portals Short Story

LEAP


A Night Portals Short Story

“You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.”
—Terence McKenna

It was colder than usual. The top of the ragged tent flapped and waved as Charlotte opened her sleep crusted eyes. Sara Ann’s arm laid across her throat and she gently picked up her little sister’s appendage and laid it back over the little girl’s small torso.
She laid there for a moment trying to lull herself back to sleep, but she was already too much awake. She needed to get up anyway, she thought. Today was her Leap Day. She’d been chosen yesterday for this important calling, and Charlotte wanted to be ready.


Just one more good day with her parents and little sister before she took her leap and went somewhere else. She was excited as were most of the people who had gone before her, with just a touch of fear. But the tribe Wiseman assured her that where she was going, the land was plentiful with food and warmth. A place where you didn’t have to worry about radioactive meat and water. A place where you slept on soft blankets and pillows, that never had to be shared.

“Everyone had one.” The tribe Wiseman said. Charlotte believed him. He bore the mark of the “Sigh.”


Charlotte recalled the little creature that was drawn on the Wiseman’s arm. Round head, round ears, and a round jolly belly, that wiggled as the Wiseman moved his saggy fleshy arm.

Read the rest of, Leap, HERE

5 Indie Authors you should be reading

5 authors, you should be reading. nightportals.com

Ernie Howard's Night Portals

This weeks Indies are a powerful group. We have a few USA Today bestselling authors and an author from across the pond who changed the game, in my opinion. These authors are numbered but not in order of brilliance, but they are all worth the read. Explore these authors.

5) Eamon Ambrose

My book pick: Zero Hour: Omnibus Edition 

4) Jason Lavelle

My book pick: A Flutter of Darkness

3) Katie Salidas

My book pick: A Weapon Of Magical Destruction (Agents of A.S.S.E.T. Book 1)

2) Patrice Fitzgerald

My book pick: Karma of the Silo: the Collection: a WOOL story

1) Megg Jensen

My book pick: Dragonlands, Books 1 – 3: Hidden, Hunted, and Retribution

There ya have it. I have read all these authors at one time or…

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Book Review: Melody 8 – Books 1-3 by Ernie Howard

Chris Fried reviews Melody 8

The Indie Athenaeum

Book Title: Melody 8 – Books 1-3

AuthorErnie Howard

Publication Date: October 7, 2019

Available On: Amazon as an eBook and as a paperback

Indie Athenaeum Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


Melody is a seventeen-year-old girl living in a post-apocalyptic world where music of any kind is completely banned. A township is ruled over by a brutal warlord and his cohorts. All the while, Melody and her mother try to survive their bleak existence. But when the warlord comes to their home, it’s just the beginning of the changes that will forever alter Melody’s world. And everything that she thought she knew will be upended and thrown out the window.

Melody is processing everything she learned m81about her destiny and what she needs to do to follow through on it. Caught between safety and uncertainty, she decides she must seek out others like her who…

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Grams, A Flash Fiction Story

My father used to mow my grandparent’s lawn. He would plop my Little sister Rachel and I in the living room, with a fudgsicle and an orange crush soda, and go out to mow grass that was always way overdue for a cut. Dad would always leave the front door open, and the screen door closed so we would know where he was at all times.

I can still hear his voice as he was going out the door, “Abby, watch your sister, and no going down in the basement or up in the attic.” These were easy to follow rules because both those places contained monsters. Every kid knew that.

Grandma would pat the couch and tell me to come sit by her. She knew that between my sister and me, my imagination was more developed. I’d get off the chair that Rachel and I would fight over every visit, and my sister would quickly steal it. Getting to talk and sit with Grandma was a treat that only seemed to be bestowed on me.

Grandma always smelled of baby powder and just a tint of something that was unpleasant. I didn’t mind it, though. I loved talking with my Grandmother. She told me about olden times. Times when there were more horses than cars on the road. Times where men wore suits and women wore long dresses and hats so big, they shaded not just their faces but their whole bodies. Hearing about the hats always made me smile.

She would tell me about the day she met my Grandpa. How they’d fallen in love on a summer day. They’d had a picnic next to a pond, and Grandpa had sung to her. She would laugh and always tell me how Grandpa was the worse singer, but she loved him more because of it. Mainly because he dared to do it.

Grandma always knew when dad was just about done with the lawn. She would end our talk the same every time. With a saying, I tell my kids to this day.

She would say, “Death is an illusion for the living, Abby. Love is the only real thing.”

My dad would come in and ask me who I was talking to. A couple of times I had said Grandma, but I quit saying that because it would make my father upset. So, I would say no one. We would close the house up and go home. I really wish I could have met my Grandma when she was alive.