Posted January 08, 2012

Introducing the Indelibles

Welcome to The Indelibles Blog Hop!

In celebration of our official launch, we are giving away a KINDLE FIRE! If you’d like to start at the beginning of the INDELIBLES ON FIRE GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP, then please start HERE.

If you are already mid-hop, then welcome to your next stop! By following the link at the bottom of this post, you can proceed to THE END (Woo Hoo! You’re almost done! This is your last author-page stop!). If you are entering to win the KINDLE FIRE, don’t forget to make a note of the keyword at the end of every blog post – the words spell out a phrase you will need to enter the contest on the last stop.

Marketing guru Shelli Johannes Wells has teamed up with twenty-four other indie and small press authors to bring you the Indelibles.

“We are indie authors who write middle grade and young adult fiction.

We are dedicated to leaving a permanent mark on the world with our stories and words.

We are The Indelibles.”

Each week, we’ll explore fun, fabulous, and fierce topics for today’s teens, drawing on pop culture and themes from the books we write. Check out our official launch Monday, January 9th for fun giveaways at We’ll also be having a “blogger” chat on January 11th and a writer/author chat on the 18th to answer questions about self and indie pubbing. See our blog for details.

And now with no further ado, here’s a little bit about me: Cory Putman Oakes


Cory Putman Oakes was born in Basel, Switzerland, but grew up in Novato, California and attended Marin Catholic High School.  She then spent three fantastic years at the University of California at Los Angele before graduating in 2001 with a B.A. in Psychology.  In 2004, Cory graduated from Cornell Law School with a Juris Doctorate Degree and her husband, Mark (the first was the intended consequence of attending the school, the second was a bonus).  Since then, she has been an associate at a big law firm, taught business law to undergraduates at Texas State University and written several books for young people.

Cory now lives in Austin, Texas with Mark and their beautiful daughter, Sophia.  In addition to writing, Cory enjoys reading, cooking, running, and hanging out with her family and pets.

You can follow me several ways:

My debut Young Adult Paranormal is called THE VEIL. Here’s a little bit about it:

Seventeen-year-old Addison Russell is in for a shock when she discovers that she can see the invisible world of the Annorasi.  Suddenly, nothing is as it appears to be—the house she lives in, the woman who raised her, even the most beautiful boy in town all turn out to be more than what they seem.  And when this strange new world forces Addy to answer for a crime that was committed long ago, by parents she has never known, she has no choice but to trust Luc, the mysterious Annorasi who has been sent to protect her.  Or so he says . . .

Sound like something you’d like to read? You can buy it on AMAZON (paperback or Kindle) or Barnes & Noble (paperback or Nook).
OR you could win it HERE! Enter my contest below: all you need to do to enter is follow my blog and answer a simple question for me. The winner, randomly chosen my, will win their choice of a Kindle, Nook or paperback version of THE VEIL. I’ll announce the winner here on Thursday (1/12/12)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The keyword for this stop on the hop is: WORDS
FINISH THE HOP by going back to the Indelibles Home Page and entering to win a Kindle Fire! CLICK HERE TO FINISH THE HOP!
Good luck and thanks for sticking with us this long – you’re awesome!



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  1. ash krafton

    January 9, 2012 at 9:08 am


    The Diviner, by Melanie Rwan, was the best book I read all year. It is a prequel to The Golden Key, which is my all-time favorite book.

    The Diviner is a rich history of the desert-bred peoples who are so desperately misunderstood by the peoples in The Golden Key. I love the way Melanie makes me fall in love with her characters, leaving me breathless and devastated when things go wrong. I am invested in each and every one of her characters and I disappear in their world every time I pick up one of thosebooks.

  2. Courtney

    January 9, 2012 at 10:16 am


    I’m always looking for more middle grade Kindle books for my son! Thanks for writing, we’d love to win a copy 😉

    • Courtney

      January 9, 2012 at 10:17 am


      Oh, and my fav book of the year would be Divergent. I was able to immerse myself in her world and never wanted to leave.

  3. Jennifer C

    January 9, 2012 at 10:25 am


    Favorite Book of 2011 — I have so many. I’m going to go with Divergent right now. I loved it because it kept me on my toes and wanting more.

  4. Candace

    January 9, 2012 at 11:45 am


    My favorite book read in 2011 was Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky. It was a book about how technology effects communication between people daily and I thought I could really picture a world like Kacvinsky describes in Awaken.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  5. KMS

    January 9, 2012 at 12:21 pm


    Hello, I liked and followed you everywhere. Malyjah/Kali Skittles.

    My favourite book this year was actually by Megg Jensen. Her cloud prophet trilogy was my favourite series this year because it was so different and she writes so beautifully. She really had me wanting to know what happens next while also making me want to read slowly so it didn’t end.

  6. Stacey Jo

    January 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm


    Wow, this is truly a hard one because I love so many books. But I would have to say “Until The End” by Christopher Pike. Why? Because I believe a book should make you feel like you are there with the characters and that’s exactly how it was for me in this book. Christopher Pike is very talented and manages to convey real emotion in everything I have ever read by him. And I always enjoy meeting his characters.

  7. Kris Asselin

    January 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm


    Good luck Cory as you and the rest of the Indelibles start on this incredible journey together!

  8. Lisa Asanuma

    January 9, 2012 at 2:20 pm


    I have to admit, the best book I read last year was The Hunger Games. I was just so impressed with the clarity of the writing, the strength of Katniss, and the way the story was built!

    Following you via Google Reader! :)

  9. Brenda Demko

    January 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm


    I don’t have a favorite. I like many books, but Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protector series is at the top of my list and so is Unleashed by Sara Humphreys. Your book seems very intriguing. I’m looking forward to reading it. Thank you to all of you Indelibles. This blog hop has been a great way for us readers to meet you and find out how great you and your books are. :)

  10. Diana

    January 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm


    Variant by Robison Wells is an AWESOME read which debuted in 2011. It’s got a dystopian feel and packs a twist and sucker punch at the end. Your guessing the whole time what is really behind the things that go on in the story.

  11. brandy korzep

    January 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm


    I have so many favorites from 2011 to name only one. Tigers Voyage – Collen Houck, Silence- Becca Fitzpatrick, The Unbecoming of Mara Dayer- Michelle Hodkin and City of Fallen Angels- Cassandra Clare or at the top of that list.
    Thank you and the indelibles for such a great way to find new reads for this year. Im looking forward to reading your book!

  12. Sara Kovach

    January 9, 2012 at 4:23 pm


    My favorite of 2011 was The Help. Just a fascinating story & I love historical fiction.

  13. Gena Robertson

    January 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm


    My favorite book of 2011 was Unlovable by Sherry Gammon. I rode an emotional roller coaster while reading it. It just touched my heart so deeply – I cried, laughed out loud and was amazed at the lessons taught in the book. It just blew my socks off.

    Thank you so much for being part of this wonderful hop! I’m loving every minute of finding new authors and wonderful books!

    Your book sounds very intriguing, and I’d like to read it. I’ve put it on my wishlist to follow up on! Thank you for the giveaway chance!

  14. Kristie

    January 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm


    I love to read, hared to pick a favorite, but The Appentice series by Joseph Delany were a great read. Thanks

  15. Marian Scadden

    January 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm


    I just had to re-read The Phantom Tollbooth last year. I love that book because with puns and humor there are so many true-isms in the story. I even listened to it as an audiobook a couple of years ago and was surprised to hear an author’s interview at the end of it–made my day. BTW, I grew up in Austin, graduated from Crockett HS.

  16. Julie Witt

    January 9, 2012 at 9:48 pm


    My favorite book of 2011 was without question Under the Never Sky!! It totally blew me away! The characters, the world building, the action – it was a trifecta of awesomeness!

  17. Carey Velazquez

    January 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm


    Your book sounds really good. I look forward to reading it. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  18. Carey Velazquez

    January 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm


    Shoot, sorry. Didn’t see the note about my favorite book in 2011. Here it is:

    Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck.
    The Tiger Saga is awesome, but this is the best so far. I love all the East Indian lore, religion and culture she describes. But this book included so much more than just that. It seemed to have more Asian influence as well and mixed in others as well. Of course it had THE BEST love triangle scenarios ever!! Such tension. At first I was totally rooting for Ren, but in this book Kishan won me over. I still felt a tug myself, back and forth, between the two. Just some amazing writing! Oh and Wes’ character was awesome. Hilarious guy who understood the personal dynamics going on on that boat. Wish he was around longer. :)

  19. Celina Ortiz

    January 9, 2012 at 10:57 pm


    Divergent was my top read for 2011.. I LOVE DYSTOPIAN!

    I love that this tour has opened my eyes to so many talented writers that I might have missed otherwise. I run and operate a book blog and I truly hope that I get the chance to work with the whole bunch of you all in the future.


  20. K Stepp

    January 9, 2012 at 11:33 pm


    I read so many books in 2011 and I cannot pick a favorite. The Stephanie Plum book, unfortunately I don’t remember the name-something with eighteen in the title. Also I think it was Dead Reckoning(the sookie book) yeah I really liked that one. I know there were more, but those are a couple that I enjoyed reading.

    On to the last stop in the blog hop now-this has been nice, getting to read more about each of you and learn more about your books!

  21. Katrina Whittaker

    January 9, 2012 at 11:57 pm


    My fav ya book for 2011 would have to be Shadow shifter by Melissa D ellis ! A wonderful story filled with everything one could want in a new and refreshing storyline filled with twists and turns and has you eagerly awaiting the next book !!

    This hop has been an incredible idea ! so many wonderful new authors and books Ive found thanks for participating ! :P)

    kat :)

  22. Valerie

    January 10, 2012 at 12:19 am


    My favorite book of 2011 was The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson. It was so awesome because I’ve been wanting to read it since it came out but I never had the time until Christmas break. The story is fantastic and unlike anything I’ve read before.

  23. Denise Z

    January 10, 2012 at 1:51 am


    I have read some outstanding books this year and one that comes first to mind is Blood Rock by Anthony Francis. This is book two in the Skindancer series and I love the world building and the main protagonist is a girl after my own heart. She is strong and loyal and takes no guff and willing to go the extra mile to protect those she loves :) Thank you for the fun today, I have enjoyed meeting so many new (to me) authors and signing up to follow. I am certainly looking forward to the journey :)

  24. Tamie Roberts

    January 10, 2012 at 6:56 am


    The phrase is: the Indelibles are a group of totally fun fierce and fabulous writers dedicated to leaving a permanent mark on the wort with our stories and words.

  25. Tamie Roberts

    January 10, 2012 at 6:57 am


    The phrase is: the Indelibles are a group of totally fun fierce and fabulous writers dedicated to leaving a permanent mark on the wort with our stories and words.

  26. Tamie Roberts

    January 10, 2012 at 7:59 am


    The most wonderfull book (s) I read in 2011 is Addisom Moore’s Celestra series ( in particular would be Vex). They have completely engaged me from start to finish!
    Next would have to be Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Prince. Again was hooked from the moment I opened the front cover.

  27. Nikki

    January 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm


    The best books I read in 2011 were the Hunger Games trilogy. I loved the story telling, the characters, the rebellion.

  28. Katy Koskela

    January 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm


    Favorite book….hummmmm….I read constantly, but frequently not what I would consider “great” literature! However, I did read a contemporary romance called “Sing me Home” that I really liked. Not sure it was my favorite, but I can remember the title!

  29. Aeicha

    January 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm


    Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Why? It’s breath-takingly and beautifully written! Laini Taylor has magical way with words.

  30. Amy

    January 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm


    Oooh, this is hard. I’m going to have to say my favorite, though, was The Killer Is Dying by James Sallis because, well, he’s my writing guru and I learned a bunch from him by spending time with him as he was writing this book.

  31. Pamela

    January 11, 2012 at 1:36 am


    The best book I read in 2011 is The Name of the Wind. The first couple of chapters were hard to get through, but once the main character starting telling his story, I was totally sucked in and could not put it down! My friends at work had recommended it, and I am very glad I followed their advice.

  32. Mary Huff

    January 11, 2012 at 9:37 am


    My favorite book of 2011 was Tiger’s Voyage by Colleen Houck. I loved the way it reads, the adventure, and the drama of the book. Just an overall goodread. Can’t wait to read The Veil. Thanks for the contest.

  33. Di

    January 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm


    My favorite was definitely Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Somehow, didn’t manage to get to it until last year, but the imagery in that book is gorgeous and the core story chilling. Amazing.

  34. Taffy

    January 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm


    I LOVED Fat Cat. Smart, intriguing, insightful, humorous.

  35. Kelli Spear

    January 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm


    My favorite of 2011 was “Divergent”. It was a refreshing dystopian story that kept me riveted and craving more. Plus, it is set in my hometown of Chicago! Doesn’t get better than that. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Vickie Reljin

    January 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm


    My all-time favorite books of 2011 (and this century) are Colleen Houck’s Tiger’s Curse Series! I love love love them! What’s not to love about two amazing and gorgeous guys that just happen to be tigers? I love tiger’s and I love Ren and Kishan!
    The Veil sounds good! I am excited to read it even though this is the first time I’ve heard about it. This hop was fantastic because I got to “meet” so many wonderful authors and I got to get excited about reading all of their books! Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!!

  37. Hua

    January 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm


    The best book I read in 2011 was The Hunger Games. Not only was the story riveting, but I haven’t felt as involved with a character as I did with Katniss. It was a superb job of writing.

  38. Susan Oloier

    January 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm


    The Veil sounds like a great read. My favorite book of 2011 was This Thing Called the Future by J.L. Powers. It was so well-developed and layered that I felt completely connected to the characters even though they were based in South Africa–a place I have never been. Plus, the themes were incredible. In fact, I did an author interview with J.L. on my blog I was so impressed with her writing.

  39. Sher A Hart

    January 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm


    I still haven’t read Divergent, but Open Minds beat Hunger Games. Hunger Games had too much graphic violence and I didn’t think Katniss stayed true to her character in the last book. The author tried to teach a lesson about the evils of war by turning Katniss into a vengeful b-word and making (spoiler name redacted) hate her. Open Minds had all the mind games and tension with less hunger, especially for gore. Also major societal change in 1 book vs 3.

  40. Sher A Hart

    January 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm


    Forgot to say I don’t do email subscriptions but will do RSS if you add it. My email is way too full.

  41. Susan @ The Book Bag

    January 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm


    I just finished Shatter Me and I cannot stop thinking about it. What would it be like if you could not touch anyone or you might kill them? Amazing story.

    thanks for this amazing hop!


  42. Ideapipmelype

    January 23, 2012 at 3:48 am


    Hello! Just want to say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.

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