Meet the UBR Co-Founders and Select Staff This November

October 3, 2016

Review of A BOOK OF REVELATIONS by A. C. Burch

by yvonnelieblein       Selected as a Top Pick!       selected

A Book of Revelations delivers the voyeuristic aspects of social media sans FOMO (fear of missing out) thanks to Burch’s stellar ability to place a reader inside the characters he’s created. His short stories have an epic feel because of his exquisite use of language and penchant for deftly wielding details. Lately, there’s been no shortage of research on the benefits of reading floating around in the “soundbite-osphere,” everything from reduced stress levels and higher happiness quotients to better sleep and elevated empathy. As for the latter, being immersed in the worlds masterfully created by Burch may result in an almost immediate boost in understanding. The eavesdropping sensation they induce is mesmerizing, and the stream of unexpected revelations are, too.


Join us at The NCWN Writer’s Conference

We’re excited to announce our presence as an exhibitor at the 2016 NCWN Writer’s Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina on November 4-6. We will be selling Top Picks, Underground Titles, and a few select Pitch Perfect Picks. If you are in the area, stop by and meet co-founders Amy Biddle & Brian Braden, as well as our columnist Lauren Faulkenberry, our reviewer Lynne Hinkey, and the author of our 2016 Novel of the Year winner, Ted Kelsey. The exhibitor’s tables are available to the public, but if you register for the event you will also have access to a litany of professional workshops, readings, panels and lectures.


4 Ways a Road Map Can Propel Your Novel Forward

by Lauren Faulkenberry      

As a writer, I’m torn. I enjoy the discovery that happens while writing, as many of us do. I delight in letting characters develop organically, based on decisions they make and conflicts they create. Part of the joy of writing for me is having surprises happen along the way. But sometimes that’s the hardest way to write.



Author Spotlight: Keith Hirshland

Here at the Underground, our goal is to promote as many quality indie authors as we can. Toward this end, we’re continuing Author Spotlights. If you are an author and like what you see, go to our submission page for a chance to be featured on Underground Book Reviews! Please welcome Keith Hirshland!




This Week’s Sales and Giveaways

There are four sales and giveaways this week, including a Goodreads giveaway of our Pitch Perfect finalist TUPELO HONEY: “A humorous, unconventional family yarn about a young girl navigating a hardscrabble upbringing in Mississippi who loses everything but finds her way.”



Pitch Perfect Pick Winner

Over the last month, our top submissions were put to a vote. This one came out on top.


The Latina President

Votes: 4

Can a Latina U.S. President reform a corrupt financial system before the system itself destroys her? “An unusually deep plot for a political thriller…An enthralling protagonist at the heart of a gripping tale. A suspenseful–and topical–tale of White House intrigue.” — Kirkus Reviews



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