August 2017 – Indie Book Connect

Rating: 5/5


Price: $20.00 USD for a month-to- month subscription without tax applied. The company also offers a 3 month prepay ($57.00 USD), a 6 month prepay ($105.00 USD), and a 12 month prepay ($192.00 USD).


Products: Two AUTOGRAPHED books wrote by indie authors that you won’t find in popular stores such as Books a Million or Barnes and Noble and at least one bookmark!


Ships to: USA with $5.00 USD shipping and other destinations for $25.00 USD.

We’re back and with another review of Indie Book Connect! I absolutely love my subscription and I love repping for these lovely people! If you’ve ever wanted to try something new, try this sub box now and use my code: POPTHEBUTTERFLY for 10% off!


And with no further ado, here’s what was inside this month! The package came with the usual “remember to leave a review” card, a bookmark, and two signed books. The bookmark is a pretty feather and I wish I knew who these were from because this bookmark is so so pretty! The two books in the sub box were Toru: Wayfarer Returns by Stephanie R. Sorensen and The Roar Book One by A.M. White. Toru is retailing for $16.93 on Amazon, the book came with a newsletter from the publishing company and a letter from the author, and here’s an excerpt:

Revolutionary young samurai with dirigibles take on the West in this alternate history steampunk technofantasy set in 1850s samurai-era Japan. In Japan of 1852, the peace imposed by the Tokugawa Shoguns has lasted 250 years. Peace has turned to stagnation, however, as the commoners grow impoverished and their lords restless. Swords rust. Martial values decay. Foreign barbarians circle the island nation’s closed borders like vultures, growing ever more demanding. Toru, a shipwrecked young fisherman rescued by American traders and taken to America, defies the Shogun’s ban on returning to Japan, determined to save his homeland from foreign invasion. Can he rouse his countrymen in time? Or will the cruel Shogun carry out his vow to execute all who set foot in Japan after traveling abroad? Armed only with his will, a few books, dirigible plans and dangerous ideas, Toru must transform the Emperor’s realm before the Black Ships come. Toru: Wayfarer Returns is an alternate history steampunk technofantasy set in 1850s samurai-era Japan and is the first book in the Sakura Steam Series, an alternate history of the tumultuous period from the opening of Japan in 1853 to the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Readers who enjoy steampunk alternate histories more typically set in Victorian England or the American Wild West may enjoy this steampunk story made fresh by the Japanese samurai setting, as well as readers who enjoy historical fiction set in Japan.


The Roar is retailing for 10.73 on Amazon and the book came with a card with the author’s info on it. Here’s the excerpt for this book:

The world as we know it disappeared with the Roars. Alex was enslaved by those that controlled them. Little does she know that some have survived the Roars and live outside the compounds. Someone out there is very interested in finding her. Alex’s world is about to expand beyond her imagination. She might just have what it takes to change everything.


Verdict: First of all I love the premise of these two books and I can’t wait to get into them! Secondly, With this subscription you’ve saved about $10 dollars on books! The books are always signed and the books always come with goodies. If you’ve not given Indie Book Connect a try, you totally should today!


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