Marian Andrew's Indie Books & More

Marian Andrew's Indie Books & More

Welcome to Marian Andrew’s Indie Books & More, the podcast for literary fans and indie authors who would like the chance to listen to and talk about their books and the challenges of self-publishing. I always recommend some books I’m reading and really enjoying. Popular topics include chick-lit, sappy romances, erotica, family sagas, paranormal love plots, LGBTQ romances, female empowerment, and reverse-haram dramas. For show info, book lists, & more, visit


January 29, 2023 50 min

Season 2, Episode 4, Part 2

This is the second part of the two-part discussion I had with Emma, author of the Pink Club Series. We continue our fun and fully engaging chat about various controversial topics we've recently seen crop up within our indie author community.

Emma's website for the Pink Club Series can be found here.

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Season 2, Episode 3, Part 1

This is the first of two episodes where I chat with British author Emma Bruce, author of the Pink Club Series. We talk about the various topics we've recently seen crop up within the indie author community, some controversial, some taboo, but overall an enormously fun discussion.

Emma's author profile can be found here

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Season 2, Episode 2, Part 2

Following last week's podcast, this is the final chapter of the episode of Book Reviewers, Raters, and Haters. This episode includes my conclusion and what authors can do to fight the toxicity of trolls and obnoxious book reviewers.


You can find the online article I discussed in this podcast here.

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September 4, 2022 46 min

Season 2, Episode 1, Part 1 is where it all starts.

Book review trolls exist, and many indie authors have been bullied off several online book platforms because of it. In this episode, I discuss the level of toxicity and obnoxious behavior some reviewers have and leave for authors’ books. I will pick out some reviews of books left by reviewers for some of my favorite indie authors. I will dissect these reviews and call them out as ...

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September 4, 2022 8 min


This is a short intro to Season 2 after a long summer break from podcasting. I return as your host Marian Andrew, and in this podcast, I discuss what to expect when you tune in this season. Also, there are some special thanks to a few community friends who have helped along the way.

Feel free to comment/contact/follow me on my website and social media profiles.

Twitter: MarianAndrew5

Instagram: Mar...

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This is the last podcast of the season. I will be back again in September.

Join me today with American romance author, Gladys Cross who wrote the paranormal Order Bound Series. The final book to the series Unbroken was released on Amazon this month.

Gladys's books can be found on Amazon, Amazon Author Profile


More info about this podcast can be found at

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June 5, 2022 40 min
Tune in to this Sunday’s podcast as I chat with my husband because it will get explicit….okay….not really. This is a public podcast and we have to keep it clean! But we’re discussing reverse harems, smut books, and romances. Basically, it’s all about Sex and the City and the female version of Hugh Hefner!   We’ll also be chatting about my latest book series release, The Titans Series, and the first book to the series, GODS of Ci...
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May 21, 2022 40 min
Listen to the podcast this Sunday as I chat with Gina Awad & Tony Husband about their latest book, United.   United is a moving and beautifully illustrated book that captures the real life tales of people living with dementia, as told by their loved ones caring for them.   More info can be found and links to their books:
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May 8, 2022 26 min

I want to talk about some recent issues in the news that most of the world has been chatting about, which weirdly enough, have a strong similarity to the three-book series I wrote, The Izzy Nichols Story.


Tune in and listen to my podcast as I discuss these issues and the importance of awareness.


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April 24, 2022 20 min
This Sunday I'm chatting about audiobooks! As a self-published indie writer, I've explored the possibility of getting into the audiobook market, but is it worth it?   Plus, as an extra bonus, I’ll be reading a sample chapter from my recently released book, Evanescence!   Links to my book can be found here. Links to the book trailer can be found here.
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April 10, 2022 42 min

Listen to my latest chat with British author Graham Sclater as we discuss his latest novel, Born to Run, the third book following I Will Survive and Love Shack stories.

A fantastic thriller story from start to finish and a brilliant ending to the Liam and Zita alliance.

Links to Graham's website & books can be found on the podcast page of my website:

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March 27, 2022 35 min

"What if I told you that everything the world knows is lie?" Eva Sterling (Evanescence)

Join me as I meet up with a special guest who will host this week's podcast. In this episode, I talk about my latest book, Evanescence, a contemporary dark paranormal romance that releases on March 30th. Diving deep into the story about how I finally arrived at publishing this particular sub-genre romance novel and what inspired me to transfor...

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March 13, 2022 37 min
Listen to my latest podcast as I chat with Elizabeth Suggs, co-author of the Collective Tales anthology books:   Collective Darkness Deluxe Darkness Collective Fantasy   We discuss Elizabeth's books and chat about anthology writing.   Links to Elizabeth’s website & books can be found on the podcast page of my website
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February 27, 2022 26 min
Listen to my latest podcast with Kayla Hicks, author of the romance novel Anywhere Else.   We discuss Kayla’s book Anywhere Else, a sweet romantic tale with realistic drama, the inspiration behind her book, and chat about our different experiences as self-published indie authors.   Links to Kayla’s website & book Anywhere Else can be found on the podcast page of my website
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February 13, 2022 42 min

Listen to my podcast as I chat with 3 awesome romance authors for a unique Valentine’s tribute. We discuss everything about romance books today, our experiences as romance writers, and some naughty but fun topics that tend to crop up within our genre!!

Romance Authors:

  • Barbara Kellyn, award-winning Canadian romance author.
  • Garry Michael, author of All The White Lies We Tell.
  • Gladys Cross, author of Inked and Blinded By Love.
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January 30, 2022 37 min
Tune into my podcast as I chat with Tom Reppert, a veteran who served with 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam and the author of the historical dramas, The Light at Midnight, The Far Journey, and The Captured Girl.   We discuss the inspiration behind his books, his life, and his career as a writer.   Tom's book links can be found on the podcast page of my website,
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January 16, 2022 25 min

Tune into my podcast as I chat with Dani Hoots, author of the sci-fi western novel Revenge, City of Kaus. We discuss the inspiration behind her book and some of the challenges self-published authors face. 

Book links can be found on the podcast page of my website:


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January 2, 2022 32 min

Happy New Year everyone! First podcast of the year and the start of a new season! Join me on this podcast session as I had the opportunity to chat with Philip Duncan, author of the thriller book, Blood Ties. We talk about his inspiration behind the book and the challenges we face as self-published authors. 

Links to his book and website are on the podcast page of my website

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December 19, 2021 38 min

Tune into my last podcast for this year! I chat with American poet Jean Bansemer, author of 2020 Hindsight: Poems and Conversation Starters for Students of the Pandemic Era. We discuss the inspiration behind her book and some of the challenges students and people face during the pandemic era.

Book links can be found on the podcast page of my website


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December 12, 2021 42 min

🎄🎁 Special Christmas Podcast Edition 🎄🎁

Listen to the podcast as I talk with International Bestselling Romance Author Kelly Moran.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelly Moran this weekend, talking about her career, and receiving invaluable self-publishing advice. We also talked about her latest Christmas romance book Mistletoe Magic.

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