10 Favorite Indie eBooks of 2022!

To celebrate a banner year, we’ve picked 10 Favorite Indie eBooks of 2022 that you simply cannot miss! From domestic thrillers to cozies, with historical fiction, fantasy, memoir, and more, this list has a book for every type of reader.

The Ravaged by Norman Reedus

Jack’s dying mother told him, “Run and never look back.” He spent his life amassing wealth. But after losing his family, he has no one to share it with. Alone with his demons and a backpack, he heads to South America. There, Hunter soon learns of his father’s death in a mysterious fire. Biker buddies Nugget and Itch ride with him cross-country, while stories from his father’s life help ease the struggles of small-town Americans. Seventeen-year-old Anne flees Tennessee after her older brother attacks her. She whacks him with a skillet and hops a freight to Alabama with her best friend. Along the way, they build friendships, uncovering something they never had: family.

What Readers are Saying: “I like that each chapter is about a different character… I’m really interested in seeing where these characters stories go. Great job Norman!!” – Amandalc2, B&N Reviewer

A Light in the Flame by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The truth about Sera’s plan is out, shattering the fragile trust forged between her and Nyktos. She will do anything to end Kolis, the false King of Gods, and his tyrannical rule of Iliseeum. But Sera cannot afford to fall for the tortured Primal. And as Sera begins to realize that she wants to be more than a Consort in name only, the danger surrounding them intensifies. The Primal power of Life is growing inside her, pushing her closer to the end of her Culling. And without Nyktos’s love she won’t survive her Ascension. That is if she even makes it to her Ascension and Kolis doesn’t get to her first. Because time is running out. For both her and the realms.


What People are Saying: “If you’re looking for a great storyline with fascinating characters and adventures then you need to read A Light In The Flame (well the entire series really). Jen’s imagination is unmatched and I’m always voracious for her next work of art.” – LK09, B&N Reviewer

Last One To Know by Barbara Freethy

I was working at my sister’s clothing boutique in Carmel when I got the call. The hospital told me that my mother had been shot and was in critical condition. This could be my last chance to see her, and I needed to go to San Francisco immediately. I was stunned. Not just because of the horrific news, but also because my mother had died in a storm twenty years ago… To find out the truth, I’ll have to dive into the life of the woman in the hospital bed, into her past and mine. But as I get closer to the truth, the target moves from her to me…and suddenly her life isn’t the only one on the line.


What People are Saying: “So many twists and turns to this book. You think you’ve got it figured out and then…NOPE…you make a 180 and head off another direction. Fast paced and absolutely suspenseful, I so enjoyed this book.” – Perriknows, B&N Reviewer


Someone Like You by Marie Force

I suddenly lost my husband in a senseless shooting. Now, I’m lost in a sea of well-meaning people. My friends and family do what they can, but I quickly realize that surviving this loss is going to be on me. When a friend of my sister’s connects me to the Wild Widows, I find a group of fellow travelers who understand my new reality. The Wild Widows have one requirement for membership to their group—I must be open to the possibility of a Chapter 2, which is what they call a second chance at love. While I’m not in any way looking for or ready for a Chapter 2, if I’ve learned anything it’s that I’m not in control of where this journey will take me.


What People are Saying: “Someone Like You ticked all my boxes, I swooned, I sighed, I smiled and I cried and honestly this story deserves more than the five stars I can give it so what are you waiting for, please one click this journey of second chances, love and hope.” – Jwright57, B&N Reviewer

Murder at Morrissey Motel by Gregory Payette

Jake Horn knows he’s a good P.I., but the flailing agency he inherited from his uncle doesn’t reflect it. A single dad with a teenage daughter in college, Jake’s doing everything he can to keep it all together. The last thing he needs is an ex-girlfriend asking him to help prove her husband’s a cheater. Then the husband winds up dead at a local motel. And Jake must clear his own name to save the woman who left him high and dry. With corrupt government officials pulling strings in the shadows and a Russian mobster breathing down his neck, this might be the one case he’s not sure he can solve before someone else is killed…


What People are Saying: Set in the 70’s, this new series is a well-written thrill ride with some solid twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end.

Gilded Girl by Pamela Kelley

When Eliza Chapman, a London ladies maid, learns that Ward Redfield, one of the richest, most successful men in New York City is also her father, her whole world changes. He has sent a one-way ticket for her to join him, his mother and his daughters, Alice and Rose, at his palatial Manhattan mansion. To say Eliza is a fish out of water is an understatement. But as Eliza settles into her new life, she begins to question what is most important to her. But then an unexpected tragedy changes everything and Eliza has to reconsider her dreams and embrace new possibilities.


What People are Saying: Gilded Girl is a beautifully written heartfelt & emotional book that will pull at your heart-strings. Wonderful characters & storyline. I was captivated from the very first to the last page.” – Doncella16, B&N Reviewer

The Librarian of Crooked Lane by C.J. Archer

Librarian Sylvia Ashe knows nothing about her past until she stumbles upon a diary that suggests she’s descended from magicians. But she quickly learns that finding the truth won’t be easy. Gabe survived four harrowing years of a brutal war. Now, he buries himself in his work as a consultant for Scotland Yard. His life changes when he unwittingly gets Sylvia dismissed from her job and places her in danger. After securing her new employment in a library housing the world’s greatest collection of books about magic, Gabe and Sylvia’s lives become entwined. They must work together to find both the painting and the truth about Sylvia’s past before powerful people can stop them.

What People are Saying: “This was a new author for me, so I definitely went in with no pre-conceived thoughts and came out very glad I selected the book. Can’t wait for the March 2023 release of the second book, it has definitely hooked my curiosity. Keep writing CJ Archer.” – CJTasha, B&N Reviewer

Murder at North Pond by London Lovett

Business school graduate Anna St. James never expected to find herself running a boarding house on a small island off the east coast. Now, settled into life as owner and landlady of the Moon River Boarding House on Frostfall Island, Anna couldn’t imagine any other life. Even if, occasionally, quite occasionally, there’s an unexpected murder. When a man dies in a pirate battle reenactment, Anna steps in when the small island police force runs thin. And this time, she has a parallel mystery to solve. Her newest tenant, Nathaniel Smith, is quite the puzzle, a puzzle who came with a piercing blue gaze and a trove of secrets…


What People are Saying: “London creates environments that I enjoy escaping to, and characters I love spending time with… Do yourself a favor and drop by Frostfall Island. The only downside is waiting… for the next installment.” – Celtic Cat, B&N Reviewer

I Am Fun Size, and So Are You! by Anjali Bhimani

Internationally-known actress and dog mom Anjali Bhimani’s (Ms. Marvel, Overwatch, Apex Legends, Modern Family) new book is a series of essays—part memoir, part life map— all combined to lead you through your own personal challenges and toward a fuller, bigger life. With sections like “How the Hell Do I Love Myself,” “Fabulous FOMO,” “Whatever the Weather,” and “The Candy-Coated Shell,” Anjali (with help from her dog, Charley) combines her unique sense of humor and insight to bring you “your buddy in a book.” With stories both cringeworthy (hello high school) and uplifting, I Am Fun Size lets you know that not only are you not alone, but we’re all in this together.


What People are Saying: “This book has just been a source of comfort for me on both my good and bad days. The illustrations help bring a smile to my face while the words impact and warm my heart.” – Tina!, B&N Reviewer

Oleander City by Matt Bondurant

The hurricane of 1900, America’s worst natural disaster, left the island city of Galveston in ruins. To raise money for the recovery effort, “Chrysanthemum Joe” Choynski, the most successful Jewish boxer in America, and Jack Johnson, a young hometown hero known as “the Galveston Giant” will go head-to-head. Meanwhile, the Red Cross minister to the sick and hungry as mounted vigilantes of the Ku Klux Klan use the chaotic situation to settle old scores. After witnessing a terrible crime, six-year-old orphaned Hester finds sanctuary with the ladies of the Red Cross in a heartrending convergence of historic figures.



What People are Saying: “Bondurant is at his best in this novel as it investigates racism and social injustice in the early 1900s in Galveston TX… This is literary writing at its best, but the story is also tense and momentous and wonderful. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.” – AirbornePoet82, B&N Reviewer

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