~Book Review~ “The Independents: A Short Story” by Aaron L. Speer


Martina Johnson is a divorcee, mother of two, and a struggling author.  She knows she has talent and that her books were well written, but she has only an agent that never reaches out to her, only a handful of reviews and pitiful sales of her books.  She knows a change is in order if she wants to achieve success.

Not wanting to dirty her own name, Martina created a new persona, a male with a super-hot body and all the attitude to go with it to tackle a new genre, erotica.  Almost immediately, she has adoring fans, sales through the roof and everything she ever wanted as an author . . . until she gained the attention of the Independents.

And, once you have the attention of the Independents, you can’t escape it . . . because Independents stick together and once you insult one of them, you have insulted them all.  When the onscreen threats start becoming real, Martina is left wondering how things got so out of control and if she can put a stop to it.

It amazes me how much story Aaron L. Speer was able to pack into 27 short pages!  I readily admit that while I enjoyed his social commentary on how the Indie writing community sometimes works . . .yes, we have all seen the drama, I was also completely freaked out by the ending of this book and just how far the Independents were willing to go to support one of their own.  A fantastic and terrifying read.  5 stars!


About the Book:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2tSKCg1

Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2sQ3QmP


A traditionally published author decides to self publish a new work in the hopes of igniting her stalled career. Despite roaring success, she uses lies and a fake author personality to build up a following. Her deceitful tactics come to the attention of The Independents, who have a message for her. One that may not stop with words on a screen…

A one shot short story

You Insult One. You Insult Them All



About the Author:

I love writing adult paranormal fiction. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts….oh my. I’ve been writing since I was 11 but I’ve always been a dreamer……often getting caught staring off into space as I created stories in my mind.

When not spending time with family I enjoy dragging my forever patient wife to watch my beloved St George Illawarra Dragons, going to the movies for the latest blockbusters, going to the gym for my dream body. Or just a body. Anything, really.

My beautiful wife and I just welcomed our first child into the world. My fans have declared him the Prince of Speerverse and claim he seems to take after me in his want to build the tension as high as possible…making us and our loved ones wait 3 long days for him to make his entrance. My wife and I live with the love of our lives in Sydney, Australia; the setting for the majority of my works.

Connect with Aaron L. Speer:

FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/aaronlspeer/
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2enuF5L
GoodReads Author Page: http://bit.ly/2ie0qRq
Newsletter Sign-Up Form: http://bit.ly/2exvxYK
Twitter: @aaron_speer
Blog: https://aaron1185.wordpress.com/
Join other Speerverse Fanatics here: http://bit.ly/2qKTMG7


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