Many of you will already know that Maria is a resident author on, a message board dedicated to indie/small press authors and their readers.

BestsellerBound was created by author, Darcia Helle, to give a voice to indie authors and to help readers find new and exciting books to read.

The BestsellerBound team have come up with a plan to propel an indie author to the top of the Amazon kindle sales charts. The aim is to raise the profile of indie authors and show that they are commercially viable.

Please show your support for indie authors by 'liking' the Facebook page and recommending it to your friends! If you blog, you could also help out by posting a link on your blog. Or if you Tweet, please tell all your followers.

Darcia Helle's book The Cutting Edge has been chosen to front the campaign.

Darcia Helle is a very talented writer who has self-published no less than 7 books. Here's the blurb from "The Cutting Edge"

My name is Skye Summers. I'm a hairstylist and I can't stop fantasizing about killing my clients. Not all of them, of course. I only want to kill the ones who irritate me, which, if I'm being honest, is most of them. My occasional fantasies have turned into chronic daydreams. They're bloody and vivid, like watching a slice-and-dice movie on IMAX. I also want to kill my husband's ex-girlfriend. She's not a client but she tops my list. Eighteen years ago, she gave birth to his daughter and she has tormented him ever since. I should be troubled by this growing desire to use my surgically sharpened shears for more than a haircut. Instead, I wonder how I can get away with it.

Followers will be asked to download a copy of 'The Cutting Edge' kindle book on Amazon on December 20th 2010. Darcia has kindly agreed to reduce the price of the ebook to 99c in the US on the day of the download, so this should translate to about 71p in the UK. If enough people download the book it should go to No.1. Hopefully on the US and UK Amazon kindle lists!

This campaign has been set up because Maria and the team at feel passionately that all books, irrespective of how they were published, should have an equal chance to be read and enjoyed

BestsellerBound: 'The Cutting Edge' Campaign

Promote Your Page Too

Follow Maria...
Total Art Soul

Total Art Soul


Please click on the logo to visit Maria's author page on their site.


Please click on the GoodReads logo to visit Maria's profile at and add her as your friend!

The Writers Room

Click the logo above to
visit Maria's page at
The Writers Room

Indie Book Bargains
Cheap Kindle Daily

'A Time To Tell' has been honoured with the "Top Choice Award" at FlamingNet - A website dedicated to reviewing books for young adults. To read the fantastic review please click the award logo above.

Rock And Roll
Skill 7

Shadow Forest

Maria is a participating author on the website 'Shadow Forest Authors'.

Maria is now a reviewer for Click the logo above...

The I. P. Giftshop

The Independent Paperback Giftshop
Christmas Catalogue 2012 Featuring 'Haunted'


Visit The Independent Paperback Giftshop on Facebook by CLICKING HERE

Free Kindle Books