Tuesday, January 3, 2012


There's a new book review site in the blogosphere and I have no doubt it's gonna be killer.

Ooh, pretty,wispy, ethereal site!

Indie Books R Us is the brainchild of two dedicated author/reviewers, Cate Peace (aka Lexcade) and Landra Graf (aka Rise of the Slush). Separately, these ladies rock when it comes to putting out reviews. Together ... well, settle in for the ride. Depth and insight and a knack for getting to the underlying intents and issues of a work are their hallmarks. I enjoy reading their reviews even though they almost always make me interested in a book I figure beforehand will be an easy pass. If I have any complaint about them as reviewers, it's that they're awfully hard on the wallet.

Go. Put the site in your RSS feed or have their posts emailed to you.

I've been following their individual blogs and reading their reviews and other posts for ages now. All to say I've been a fan of their work for a long time, and the fact that their inaugural review is of SECTOR C in no way influences the admiration I have for these ladies.

Plus, Landra and Cate are both HUGE advocates for animals. Landra contributes a monthly post to the Confessions of an Animal Junkie blog about a small rescue organization -- Pawsibilities -- she belongs to and the important work they do in finding foster and forever homes for the dogs in their care. Cate tweets and posts links and videos that help raise awareness about animal neglect and abuse.

Oh, what rating did they give SECTOR C? A "Yay!" How cool is that?!  

Look for my author interview with them on the Indie Books R Us site this weekend.

And look for my December sales roundup here soon! (It's a cautious "yay" too.)


lexcade said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!

We would never have thought of this without your suggestion. So, we have you to thank, too :)

Sylvia said...


Landra said...

Woot! Woot! Thank you Phoenix. Lex is right, we would have never thought to connect without your initial nudge!

:) Super Excited!

Chelsea P. said...

Yayyyyyy!!! Congrats on your A!!! And this sounds like a fabulous idea! :)

Lora said...

Thanks so much for mentioning our rescue : ) Wahoo!

Ms. Rise of the Slush consistently gives me a larger reading list than I could ever keep up with, but every time I finish a book I'm always "Thank you, it was awesome" : )

Jo-Ann said...

Righto, I'm going to check the site out now.
Congratulations on the A.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Wow! What a great idea. I'll go and check it out your reviews.