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Blog Tour: L. Shannon

L. Shannon’s News for June 2008

*What’s on my schedule?*
July 2008 – Father of the Wolf coming in print
August 2008 -The Vampire Oracle: Love with Cobblestone Press
Sometime – Lover’s Touch – this story has been delayed due to cobblestone scheduling. It will be out soon in CPQ

Every Friday at 9 eastern – Cobblestone Press release Chat – I don’t always make it to chat, but stop by anyhow and say hello to the other wonderful authors of Cobblestone Press. http://www.cobblestone-press.com/chat.htm

*Welcome!*
Welcome to new members teri_darth and dianestu13 ! Thank you for joining the group!

*Contests!*
Join the L. Shannon newsletter loop http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LShannon/ and automatically be entered for a chance to win a free L. Shannon e-book. I give away one every month just for being a member! I call these Member Rewards. J I also have a second contest just for members every time I have a new release. I call these Release Rewards. Both of these contests require you to send me an email to confirm the win.

MEMBER REWARDS!
June – jcksnt
(E-mail your choice of e-books to lshannon@hotmail.com )

RELEASE REWARDS!
From May – Anom’tan 4: Walking Death’s Edge – soozlebug2000
(Confirm your win by emailing me at lshannon@hotmail.com )

WHO SAID THAT?
In Anom’tan 3: Walking at Sundown, who said… “I believe you will die this night.”
I’m still waiting on the correct answer for this contest, so keep sending entries! (E-mail your answer to lshannon@hotmail.com .)

NEW CONTEST!
The fourth and final Anom’tan book has been contracted to Cobblestone press. On the day book 4: Walking Death’s Edge is released (May 30th) I will draw one winner from eligible entries. The winner will receive a box of synnfully fun prizes including but not limited to… scented candles, relaxing bath set, fuzzy cuffs, romantic game dice…
YAY! We have a winner! Thanks for the many entries for this contest. I loved hearing which lines you liked and I will definitely be having more contests like this one.
The winner is… Caity_Mack!! Her favorite line was: "He looked fragile and ill, but behind that terrifying exterior was a stark beauty so breathtaking she thought for a moment he must be an angel".
Other contests ~ Watch my blog at http://lshannon.blogspot.com/ and Cobblestone Mainstreet for spur of the moment contests and up to date info on contests and news.

*New This Issue*
You can see my coming soon books and read blurbs and excerpts for all my work at www.lshannon.net .

Since I don’t have anything else coming out right now, I’m reposting the information on Walking Death’s Edge.
Anom’tan 4: Walking Death’s Edge
Cobblestone Press
Genre: Erotic Urban Fantasy
May 30, 2008
http://www.cobblestone-press.com/cat…r/lshannon.htm
Two sides of a single dangerous coin. Bryck works death magic to do his duty while Maya feeds on death to survive. Together they could rescue or destroy everything they hold dear. It’s a chance they’re willing to take, risking everything to bring Flayvor back safe and whole.
UNEDITED EXCERPT

“Hello, Dante.”

Bryck didn’t jump in surprise, because damn it, Daelyn don’t scare. And in his case, half Daelyn don’t scare much. Not that the woman standing in the entrance wasn’t odd. She was. She was perfectly odd. Her silver hair streamed around her, framing her light brown skin. The hair blended in, matching her white gown, some flowing muslin thing that looked almost as fragile as the girl herself.

From her bare feet to her silver hair, the girl was frail and ghostly. And obviously blind.

Dante glided forward and caught the girl’s hand. “Maya, I’ve someone I want you to meet.”

Bryck watched as she pulled her hand back. Good. She didn’t seek out the vampire’s touch. At least she didn’t seek out his touch now. Had she ever? He bit back the growl that clawed at his throat.

He had no right to even consider possessing such a fragile girl. He pushed aside the insane impulse and stomped up beside the vampire. “So this is her?”

Her face turned his way and he could almost see her hackles rise. Her nose flared out just once before she adjusted the angle of her face to look directly at him even though her eyes remained closed. “I’m Maya. Who are you, demon?”

Demon? How could she know? “You must see a hell of a lot better than it appears.”

She shrugged. “I usually see what I need to. Who are you and what do you want?”

“What I want is my demon back. I’m told you can assist me, but now that we’ve met I begin to wonder how.”

“But we have not yet met. Meeting requires a greeting. If it is as you say and you require my assistance, I would think you’d be somewhat more accommodating to my desire to have your name. As it is, I am beginning to consider you no better than the last demon I faced and that encounter ended with a demon dying. I ask again, for the last time. Might I know the name of this demon, who I face, who I do not know, who has come to ask for my aid?”

“Maya?” a human male asked quietly from the open door. “Have I come at a bad time?”

“Ricky.” The relief and pleasure in her voice twisted inside Bryck’s gut. She turned her back on him to make her way toward the human, moving slowly and with great care.

She wanted this human, when her only reaction to him was one of outrage. And why did that knowledge bring his already rising anger to a boil? Why did it make him want to rip the human into small bite sized pieces?

“Thank the gods you came. I was afraid that you would skip this week when I found the place had been attacked.”

“I know how much you need …my product.”

Her hand closed around the human’s elbow and she leaned in close enough for her small body to brush against his side.

Bryck’s vision darkened. “Fuck this! We don’t have time for your dealer to make a delivery.” He grabbed her shoulder, spinning her back around to face him. The skin-to-skin contact sizzled through his veins, setting his body on fire. His iron control over his powers melted, evaporated, leaving his darkness surging outward without restraint.

Her eyes opened with a flash of pure white light. Her energy met his with an explosion of power, throwing them both into the unknown. For a heartbeat the world roared. The lights and windows shattered. Tables and people were shoved away by the outward force. Lightning streaked from the night sky, pounding the street outside the club.

Then just as suddenly as the world had gone to hell, it all settled into a deep well of silence.

“Well, shit.” He dropped his hand away from her.

“You can say that again.” The white light of her eyes faded, revealing soft brown irises. She blinked up at him as if seeing him for the first time and considering the fact that she had appeared blind, it probably was for the first time.

END EXCERPT

*Currently available*
Cobblestone Press
Anom’tan 1: Walking with Synn ~ 7/20/07 ~ excerpt – buy
Anom’tan 2: Walking in Memories ~9/21/07~ excerpt – buy
Anom’tan 3: Walking at Sundown ~ 2/22/08 ~ excerpt – buy
Anom’tan 4: Walking Death’s Edge ~ 5/30/08 ~ excerpt – buy
Eagle Clan 1: Father of the Wolf ~ 6/30/06 ~ excerpt – buy
Eagle Clan 2: Destiny ~ 6/30/06 ~ excerpt – buy
Lynx Clan 1: Forgiven ~ 9/15/06 ~ excerpt – buy
Origins: Vali’s Curse ~ 11/10/06 ~ excerpt – buy
Origins: A Spirit United ~ 11/2/07 ~ excerpt – buy
Origins: My Immortal ~ 12/14/07 ~ excerpt – buy
Tascryn: Season of Blood ~ 10/31/06 ~ excerpt – buy
Tascryn Royals 2: Blood Reign ~ 1/19/07 ~ excerpt – buy
Tascryn: Surviving Synn ~ 5/11/07 ~ excerpt – buy
Forever Eden ~ 8/17/07 ~ excerpt – buy

Changeling Press
Tascryn Royals 1: Of Blood and Blessings ~ 6/2/06 ~ excerpt ~ buy
Chances: A Snowball’s Chance (hot flash) ~ 3/3/08 ~ excerpt ~ buy
Acacia 1: Abducting Aeron ~ 4/18/08 ~ excerpt ~ buy

*Off Topic*
Hope everyone else out there is enjoying the hot/warm weather. I’ve been working outside quite a bit and even are caught up on my gardening. Looks like I will have lots of tomatoes this year. I may have to learn how to make tomato sauce and can it.

Who am I kidding? I’m not that domesticated. I’ll pick and eat what I can and give the rest away to family and friends. Just because I love to grow it means I’m any good at the rest of it.

Since my riding mower died last year and I killed my push mower long ago, my yard has turned into a jungle. In one way I love it. Makes the place feel so wild. On the other… well most of it is taller than I am and I don’t even have a horse any more to eat it down. (Our last horse died of old age a few months back. Samar was 36. The whole valley misses him. The kids even made a memorial for him. It was terribly sweet.) Back to the grass- I broke down and bought a weed-eater today. I figure I need to at least trim a path. Not that anyone else come here often but yesterday when I went for the mail I missed the bridge and ended up in the creek. Yep, it’s time for a path. LOL

Shannon

*Writing Wips*
I have been working on a lot and not getting much done. My one bit of success is completely due to the slave driving tendencies of my CP, Moira Reid. After the start and stutter of a spin off story tied to the Vampire Oracle: Love coming out in August, she beat me up and tied me to the computer chair… No she didn’t. Really. But she did save my butt by offer to write the story with me. By passing it back and forth, we finished the story in a week.

Welcome Home (a Steel City Vampire story) will soon be available. We are planning to offer it and all the little extras that come with it as a free down load. I’ll keep you up to date on the details as I know them.

*About L. Shannon*
L. Shannon, the author, came into existence in June of 2004. Ms. Shannon’s always been a reader and lover of books, but never considered writing until one night when she ran out of books to read… She began writing that very night as the first line defense in a battle against insomnia. Her writing has steadily grown into a war against reality. Her friends kindly say reality never stood a chance.

The L. Shannon novels have expanded to fill an entire world with paranormal wonders including Valàfrn werewolves, Tascryn demons, blood-sucking vampires, sexy selkies and many, many more. Be careful if you choose to enter Ms. Shannon’s hunk-filled world. You may never wish to leave…

In the time Shannon doesn’t spend writing, she’s kept busy with bothering her husband, showing dogs, gardening and watching over her four Butterfly Koi ponds. You can learn more about her writing and her life at www.lshannon.net .

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Take a walk on the dark side of sexy ~ Anom’tan 4: Walking Death’s Edge ~ 5/30/08

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