Until Nominated for a Readers' Choice Award


I'm excited to announce that Until My Soul Gets It Right has been nominated for a Reader's Choice Award at BigAl's Books and Pals, the permier indie review site, in the contemporary fiction category.

Here's a little bit from the email I received.

In the twelve months ending February 28th, 2013, BigAl and the Pals received over 1,400 books to consider for review. Almost 300 of them were selected, read, and reviewed. From those we chose the books we felt stood out from the pack as exceptional examples of Indie (self-published and small press) writing and divided them into eleven categories.

Your book, Until My Soul Gets it Right, is nominated in the Contemporary Fiction category. Congratulations.

For two weeks, starting March 18th at 10:00 Eastern Time and ending at Midnight Eastern Time on April 1st, we'll be asking readers to vote for the winner in each category. Winners will be announced the morning of Wednesday, April 3rd. We'll also have a giveaway with various prizes for those who vote.

If you would like to vote for Until My Soul Gets It Right in the contemporary fiction category or for any other of the nominees, please click here. Voting begins today and continues until April 1.

Here's what BigAl had to say about Until when it came out last year.


I loved the first book of The Bibliophiles series, A Whisper to a Scream. I knew the remaining books in the series would each focus on specific members of the book club introduced in the first book, and wondered how that would work. Would the stories be chronological, happening at the same time (which seemed like it would present problems), or something else? It turned out to be something else, at least in the case of Until My Soul Gets It Right.

If you’ve read the first book, you’ll remember Catherine as the “actress” who, if you reacted to her the same as I did, might have been a bit of an enigma, and who possibly rubbed you the wrong way at times. This book goes back to Catherine’s childhood, and brings her story forward to the present. It changed my opinion of Catherine for the better.

It’s a story that anyone should be able to relate who has wanted to escape where they grew up, for whatever reason. Berner has a talent with prose that flows smoothly and puts the reader right where they belong, inside the character’s head. Until My Soul Gets It Right is another winner.


A small amount of adult language and adult situations.

Although the second book in the series, reading the first book is not a prerequisite for full enjoyment of this book

Rating: ***** Five stars

Until My Soul Gets It Right is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.


Kelly Hashway said…
Congratulations, Karen! That's great!
Beverly Diehl said…
That was a really nice review, and I've already voted for you!

(btw, the captcha on your blog drives me nuts - just wanted to let you know, in case you didn't, that you HAVE captcha on it.)
Thanks, Ladies!

And Beverly, sorry that captcha bothers you, but when I turned it off, I got spammed so much that I have no choice. :(
Congratulations! That is really exciting:) Good on ya:)
Thanks much, Unpublished Life!
Janel Gradowski said…
Congratulations! Off to vote. :)
Claudine G. said…
Congratulations, Karen. This is wonderful news!
Thanks, Claudine! Nice to hear from you. Hope all is well.
Ruth Schiffmann said…
Wow, huge congratulations to you, Karen!! =D
Congratulations, Karen. I've awarded you the Liebster Award for excellence in blogging.
Great news, Karen. Congratulations!

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