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Indie Beginning Podcast

Indie Beginning is an audiobook format show focused on bringing readers and indie authors together through reviews and dialog. Every month the hosts, Ben and Marie, will read the beginning of two independently published novels and then read reviews and discuss topics sent in by the listeners on the following week's episode. Our hope is to help indie authors grow through the feedback given by the people who love stories. Submit your Indie Stories at acnbooks.com/submit or leave feedback by commenting on your favorite podcasting platform; you may just find yourself on the following week's episode. Thanks for listening!

Feb 19, 2018

Afterlife, Memories, Family History. All of these themes arise in this weeks featured beginning, Fred’s Funeral by Sandy Day. A story inspired by the author’s very own Great Uncle Fred. Would you want to hear how people remembered you after you are gone? Do you share the same memory of yourself? This episode is...


Feb 12, 2018

Should Trigger warnings and Content Advisories be included in literature? Are they helpful for readers or detrimental to authors? Today we discuss this topic while reviewing reviews left for last week's featured story, Impatient for Death, A Love Story. Our host Marie has a conversation with the story’s author,...


Feb 5, 2018

"Impatient for Death, A Love Story" from Carmilla Voiez’s book Broken Mirror and Other Morbid Tales is being featured this week. Through tragedy and loss Chloe finds her love, but can she find herself? Find it on Amazon here! After the show, stop by Acnbooks.com/indie-beginning and leave a review. Reviews can also be...


Jan 29, 2018

Today we discuss Forbidden and taboo topics in literature while reviewing reviews left for last week’s featured beginning, Dance of the Butterfly. Are there any topics too risqué for certain genres of literature? Author Scott Carruba has his own belief for this topic and shares it with Marie and Ben. Be sure to...


Jan 22, 2018

This week we introduce readers to Scott Carruba's dark urban fantasy Dance of the Butterfly about two warring families that must uphold a secret duty to protect humanity from a common enemy. This story chases danger, secrets, serial killers, and savage influences. After the show, stop by Acnbooks.com and leave a review....