Romance sells. (Or, as they usually say, sex sells.) And now more than ever, sex is being introduced into young adult literature every day. But that’s another debate for another day. Instead, I wanted to focus on the overall umbrella term of romance in YA. Is romance necessary in every YA book? The short answer… Continue reading Is Romance Necessary in YA?
#MondayBlogs Writing Tips for Love Interests
Romance sells. This is a proven publishing fact. Though that doesn’t mean you should add romance to your novel just to add it, romance is quite popular in ANY genre, and let’s be real, love is everywhere. The chances of writing a book with no one (not even a side character) falling in love or… Continue reading #MondayBlogs Writing Tips for Love Interests
#WW My Next Publication: Two Books, Release Dates, and More.
Last week, I announced that I signed November Snow with Clean Teen Publishing, and as promised, I'm releasing additional information today. The original version of November Snow that was published in 2007 was 600 pages. That being said, the rewrite is actually longer than the original, so Clean Teen Publishing has split November Snow into a two-part… Continue reading #WW My Next Publication: Two Books, Release Dates, and More.
#BookRelease Seconds Before Sunrise Evolution Day!
Holy Dark! We are here! Book 2 of The Timely Death Trilogy, Seconds Before Sunrise, releases today. (And the last book releases in two weeks!) Before I tell you to check out the sequel here—Okay. Fine. Here’s Amazon and Barnes & Noble—I wanted to tell you a little about my journey up until this point.… Continue reading #BookRelease Seconds Before Sunrise Evolution Day!
June’s Ketchup Eek! June is coming to a sunny end, and July is approaching as fast as a bottle rocket. (Fourth of July references are fun.) We are SO close to the release of Minutes Before Sunset. In fact, we’re officially less than a month away. (Eek again!) I’m undeniably excited, and I cannot thank… Continue reading June’s Ketchup
#WW: Debating Giveaways and Donations
#WW: Debating Giveaways and Donations. By now, you probably know that Clean Teen Publishing is running a Goodreads Giveaway for 3 ARCs of Minutes Before Sunset. And if you’re involved in the publishing industry at all – and I’m assuming you are if you’re reading this – then you already know how widely debated giveaways… Continue reading #WW: Debating Giveaways and Donations
Finding Interesting Quotes
Announcements: Bookstore Browser reviewed Minutes Before Sunset, stating, "The book sets up a great world, with interesting characters and storyline as a great start to the trilogy." Check out the entire review by clicking here. ... Finding Interesting Quotes Quotes. We love them. I rarely log onto any social media site without seeing some quote… Continue reading Finding Interesting Quotes
Why Most of my Characters are Male
Announcements: Red Sands Reviewz read Seconds Before Sunrise and wrote, "You know how they say sequels aren’t as good as the first? This is not the case. It was fun to read from the start to finish.” And now you can read her review from start to finish by clicking here. Krazy Reads reviewed Take… Continue reading Why Most of my Characters are Male
Spreading the Love
Shannon - here - for one announcement and a small introduction. Special thanks goes out to everyone who came to the Indie Romance Convention last night! The event was amazing, and my Amazon rankings even went up! Thank you for checking out The Timely Death Trilogy and supporting me as we near the release date of… Continue reading Spreading the Love
My Poem is Published
In case you didn’t see the update during my last blog post, my first podcast interview was posted. Click on The Lurking Voice to listen to it. The author, Ryan Attard, described it as, "Now, I’m not gonna spoil anything, but Shannon is one of those pure artistic souls with a dark side (Darth Shannon)… Continue reading My Poem is Published