Hello my loverlies! I just wanted to share a pretty with you to cheer up your mid-week slump.
I hope you love it as much as I!
Don’t forget, you can pre-order your ebook copy today!
Add it on Goodreads now!
Oof. I knew it had been awhile since I posted here, but I had no idea it had been this many months. I am so sorry.
With the ability to cross-post on social media, my patreon page, and my posts over at the Spellbound Scribes’ page, I really thought some of those things had found their way over here. But obviously not.
It looks like I just dropped off the face of the earth here.
Well, if you’d like to do any catching up, I have posted about goings on over at the Spellbound page here.
One big development that I should share right now, right here, is the cover reveal of my upcoming release:
This is the companion novel to Dandelions (this is a prequel if you’re trying to keep track of the timeline), where we follow Gwen’s sister, Maggie, on her journey at the start of the apocalypse. I don’t have a release date just yet, but I will be announcing it very soon.
Secondly, I have been very good about being active on Patreon. If you want a sneak peek at Maggie’s story, I have been posting the flash fiction installments of this book for a while now. If you pledge just $3 a month, you can catch up on all previous posts and read the future posts as well!
Also, today I started a new adventure on Patreon. I am going to attempt to share a weekly tarot card, free to read, to help guide and inspire us for the week ahead. Today was the first post. You should check it out. Again, these posts will be public and no pledges are needed to see them.
I promise, I will do better to post and cross-post here. I don’t know how I let this slide again. I guess I have too many things going on in my head, something was bound to get pushed out. Thanks for sticking with me though; I really appreciate it!
Oof, it has been a minute since I last posted here. I am sorry about that! But at least I’m coming back with something fun and exciting, right?
If you’ve been following me on other outlets then you know I’ve been working on the very first companion novel to my Ash & Ruin Trilogy. I finally have the release day set and the cover is all pretty and creepy, just like we like it for our apocalyptic adventures!
So, are you ready to see it?
At fifteen years old, Gwen’s world has ended. Not because she’s gone through a break-up. Not because her parents are ruining her life with a lame curfew. Not because her grades are struggling. Not in the way a fifteen-year-old’s life usually ends.
At fifteen years old, Gwen has burned the dead bodies of both her parents and fortified her home against the plague-spreading monsters who killed them, waiting for her sister, Maggie, to make her way back home in the apocalyptic landscape that is the world now.
At fifteen years old, Gwen’s world has ended, but she’s not giving up. She’s not giving up on life, her home, or her sister. Because all you have left when the world ends is hope, so that’s what she’s got, a BB gun and hope.
Hopefully it’ll be enough.
You can pre-order your ebook copy now at these sites (more to be added as soon as they’re live):
(It, along with all of my other books, are available on all of Amazon’s sites, but there are so many to list, so just do a quick search for it and you’ll find it!)
Hello my loverlies!
I’ve been waiting to share this cover and title reveal with you for ages now. Seriously, I had both ready before I even started outlining the new book. But this week I crossed the 50k word mark in the book so I think the time has come.
First, the official release date will be October 25, 2016. So if you’re able to come to Comikaze this year, it will be available that week, just in time!
Here are the pre-order links if you’d like to be a superstar and get that:
Now, without further delay, the seventh Matilda Kavanagh Novel:
She’s be manipulated, hunted, and caged, now Mattie is fed up and ready to take on the establishment. It is time for a regime change. It is time to expose the lies and crimes of those in charge.
At least that’s what everyone else wants. Mattie just wants to avenge her parents’ death and find a moment of peace. But in order to do that she will have to help her friends with their plans to overthrow the Los Angeles Coven and the Grand High Witch and her cronies.
But with nightmares and anxiety plaguing her, can Mattie do this and keep what little of her sanity she has left? She’ll find out when she enters The Witch Trials of Los Angeles.
I really can’t believe I’m already doing the cover reveal for the sixth Matilda Kavanagh Novel. Sometimes, when you commit to a series, writing can feel like a chore and you start to fall out of love with the characters, but that hasn’t happened for me with this series. Mattie and her world are my escape. I love writing these adventures and playing with this magic. This book will explore something new for Mattie, revealing new things about her world, and we’ll understand her a little better. I’m really excited about it and I hope you are too.
So, without further ado…
(missing links will be updated as they become available!)
Hope is a dangerous thing, but powerful. Hope keeps you going. Hope can keep you alive.
But hope can shatter your world.
Kat and Dylan have found a home, but the monsters are still out there. The pox and plague still ravage the world. They have hope of finding a vaccine, but their encampment isn’t equipped to develop it.
Dylan is still too weak from the pox to leave the encampment, so Kat must decide between staying by his side and protecting her last remaining family member as he leaves to find supplies. Separated for the first time since they came together, Kat and Dylan will have to fight their own battles to save what is left of their bloody world.
Kat will have to hold on to hope that she has anything left to save and someone to come home to.
If she can survive.
About the series:
There are two inherent truths in the world: life as we know it is over, and monsters are real.
The Pestas came in the night, spreading their pox, a deadly plague that decimated the population. Kat, one of the unlucky few who survived, is determined to get to her last living relative and find shelter from the pox that continues to devastate the world. When it mutates and becomes airborne, Kat is desperate to avoid people because staying alone might be her only chance to stay alive.
That is, until she meets Dylan. Dylan, with his easy smile and dark, curly hair, has nowhere to go and no one to live for. He convinces Kat there can be safety in numbers, that they can watch out for each other. So the unlikely couple set off together through the barren wasteland to find a new life – if they can survive the roaming Pestas, bands of wild, gun-toting children, and piles of burning, pox-ridden bodies.
The world has ended, and hope is the most dangerous thing left.
Battered and bruised after barely escaping San Francisco with their lives, Kat, Dylan, and Blue press north – desperate to reach the possibility of a new home.
But strange, monstrous ravens are tracking the remaining survivors, food is becoming scarce, gasoline is running short, and people are becoming suicidal, making survival almost impossible.
And the Pestas are growing bolder. Somehow, their numbers are growing.
The further north they go, the harder it becomes to ignore the signs that they’ve made a fatal mistake. Kat must face the impossible truth that there is no escape, there is no safe haven, and their worst nightmares don’t come close to their new reality.
About the author:
Like so many other writers, Shauna grew up as an avid reader, but it was in high school that she realized she wanted to be a writer. She released the first installment of her Paranormal YA Series, The Elemental Series, Earth, on May 1, 2011 and has since released four sequels, with the series coming to an end with Spirit. In December of 2013 she released the first in her Paranormal Post-Apocalyptic trilogy (Ash And Ruin Trilogy), World of Ash. Be sure to also check out her newest series: The Matilda Kavanagh Novels about a spunky witch just trying to pay her rent in West Hollywood. Shauna is currently hard at work on one too many projects, trying to organize the many voices in her head. It’s a writer thing.
About the Cover Artist Stephanie Mooney:
I am a 25-year-old graphic designer, artist, and aspiring author currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio. I’m a renaissance girl — a lover of all things creative and artistic. From the moment I learned to use my hands, I was writing stories about princesses and sketching ballerinas. I guess I never really stopped.
Most of my training has been informal, and many of my skills are self taught. In 2006-07, I spent a year interning at a church in Louisiana where I worked in their art and design department. In July 2007, they hired me as one of their designers. I worked there for three years, gaining experience in graphic design, advertising, set building, event planning, and product design. From there, I began my career in freelance design.
Many of my clients are indie authors looking for affordable cover designs. I love working with authors and getting excited about their stories with them. I’m still building my web portfolio, but I really enjoy designing and developing websites as well.
Today I am excited to share with you a cover reveal for my friend and critique partner, Leah Ryne.
Leah is an awesome writer and person so you should really check out her stuff, especially if you’re a fan of the horror genre or even my own Ash and Ruin Trilogy. And with Halloween not too far away, this is the perfect time to jump into her creepity worlds.
Her upcoming release, Jo, promises to be a great read! And without further ado, here is the cover:
Jolene Hall is dead – sort of. She can walk, think and talk, but her heart doesn’t beat and her lungs stopped breathing ages ago. Her body’s a mosaic of jagged wounds and stapled flesh.
Jolene Hall has a choice: turn herself in to the authorities, led by a suspiciously handsome police officer, or team up with her roommate Lucy and her boyfriend Eli to find a way to save herself. To Jo, the choice is clear. She’d like to know who turned her into a monster, and she’d like to live to see another sunrise.
But that choice has drastic repercussions.
On a trip deep into the snowy White Mountains, to a hidden laboratory filled with danger and cadavers, Jo and Lucy find more reanimated girls. Part body, part machine, run by batteries and electricity, these girls are killers, created by a shadowy Order with a penchant for chaos…and murder.
To make matters worse, a photo on a wall of victims reveals Lucy is next in line to be “recruited” into this army of beautiful, walking corpses.
When Jo’s physical condition takes a turn for the irreparable, and the Order kidnaps those she loves most, she must sacrifice herself to save them all.
Leah Rhyne is a Jersey girl who’s been in the South so long she’s lost her accent…but never her attitude. After spending most of her childhood watching movies like Star Wars, Alien(s), and A Nightmare On Elm Street, and reading books like Stephen King’s The Shining or It, Leah loves writing tales of horror and science-fiction.
She lives with her husband, daughter, and a small menagerie of pets. In her barely-there spare time, she loves running.
If you want to check out her first series you can find it in the following links:
Paranormal Authors Writing with Passion!
An imagination and a pen
Fantasy, fires, and flailing
Stories of Strong Women from History and Today