Sunday, March 15, 2015

Clean Indie Reads March Madness Blog Hop, Sale & Giveaway - Find Your Next "Flinch Free" Read


Have you ever skipped over the parts of a book with too many graphic details about a violent act or bloody scene? Do you pass over paragraphs or pages that go beyond the bedroom door in a way that makes you uncomfortable? Do you cringe when you come upon excessive and pointless foul language in a story? I do, and too often. Sometimes in these days of "anything goes," I need to take a break from all the oversexed, obscenely violent, and filthy language that permeates popular culture, including  books. This is not always easy because the powers that be at the helms of pop culture think this is what everyone wants.  Well, not everyone, which is why I was thrilled to discover Clean Indie Reads, the home of "flinch-free fiction," and joined them not only as a reader but as an author.

Clean Indie Reads is a group of indie authors writing fiction that's clean, meaning  without gratuitous sex, violence or profanity. Home to more than 2000 (!) authors, CIR offers titles in just about every genre from children's books, to YA, new adult, romance, mystery, you name it. We not only help each other market and promote our work but also support one another through the writing process, publication, and sometimes personal difficulties. We also share our members' news and accomplishments on our website, Facebook page, and on Twitter using the hashtag #CR4U. This is a tight group, but open to others who'd like to join us. Readers are always welcome. Here's the link.
  
Over the next five days, we’re hosting a March Madness Blog Hop, Giveaway, and Sale. Please take a moment to visit our authors on the blog hop to find out what we're all about, then browse through our free and discounted titles on our sale page to try out a clean indie read. I guarantee you'll connect with someone offering just the book you need right now. 

But before you go, be sure to get in on our "Year of Reading Giveaway." Forty authors have contributed books to create an awesome year of reading for one lucky reader! All you need to do is visit as many of the blogs in the giveaway as you can by March 20th.  The books offered in the Grand Prize can be seen in the slide show on the right side of this page. Be sure to fill out the secure Google form at each blog you visit - each time you do, you'll earn another entry! And you can start right here! Good luck! And happy reading!

March Madness Book Bundle Grand Prize!

8 comments:

Keely Brooke Keith said...

Hi Marianne,
I've added your books to my TBR list!
Keely

Marianne Sciucco said...

Aww, thanks Keely, that's so sweet. I look forward to hearing your comments.

lindacovella.com said...

Clean Indie Reads group, authors, and their books rock! Thanks for your post, Marianne!

Shanna Hatfield said...

Thanks for joining in the blog hop, Marianne! Best wishes to you!

The Word Place said...

Yes, thank goodness for CIR as a source of reading material! Looking forward to Blue Hydrangea.

Melanie said...

It's great to be a part of this blog hop with you! Best of luck!!! :-)

SherryGLoag said...

Another blog-hopper dropping by to wish you a great w.end :-)

Ines said...

It's so great to be part of CIR with you, Marianne!