<![CDATA[shannaswenson.com - Adventures in Writing]]>Thu, 18 Apr 2019 00:01:13 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[Spring updates- Book giveaways, fellow indie author interviews, Escape cover release and more]]>Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:17:54 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/spring-updates-book-giveaways-fellow-indie-author-interviews-escape-cover-release-and-more
Get a FREE sample of Abundance (through Chapter 3 plus) as  part of twenty  other books/book samples available in the Sizzling Spring Romantic Suspense book promo, running from now until Tuesday, April 30th. 
Searching for a romance that's not too cold but not too hot? Then head on over to the Just Right Romance book giveaway running from now until Monday, April 15th. 
Join me every Thursday night on my blog for a new author interview with one of my fellow indie authors whose works I've read. Tonight, I interview Veronica Cline Barton after reading her book A Crown for Castlewood Manor. 
The book cover release for Escape from Abundance will be at the end of this month, I will be giving you sneak peeks of it on social media for the next couple weeks until I release it on Tuesday, April 30th! Escape from Abundance- Book 3 in the Abundance series will premiere in June. I can't wait to share Dallas Kinsen and Cole Callahan's story with you all! 

Stay tuned for more updates, more teasers from book 3, a sale on book 1, local events and more in the coming months! 

-Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series 
<![CDATA[Aspiring Author BlogĀ  Review and Giveaway!!]]>Mon, 18 Mar 2019 23:21:21 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/aspiring-author-blog-review-and-giveaway
Abundance is now featured on yet another blog! Check out the latest blog book review of my debut novel, Abundance, on The Aspiring Author Blog. You can also enter for your chance to win a free copy of it too for a limited time. 
<![CDATA[Exciting news for (and from) this self-published author!!!]]>Sun, 10 Mar 2019 15:40:17 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/exciting-news-for-and-from-this-self-published-authorI will be an attending author at this AMAZING event in October
I am beyond thrilled to announce that I, Shanna Swenson, will be one of the many attending authors amid the bestsellers at the Sweet As A Peach Indie Author Event coming to my town of Cumming, GA on October 5th! 

Get your tickets NOW!!!

I can't wait to participate, network and meet my readers!!! It's going to be SO much fun!!! 

Starlight Valley is HERE!!!

I just released Starlight Valley yesterday to My Book Cave and Book Funnel as a FREE ebook. Are you anxious for book 3 and can't wait to go back to Abundance? Well, here's your chance to blast back into the past and read David and Corrine's story, back before it all began. Get your FREE copy by clicking the links below. 

Cowboy romance- Book Giveaway

Is one FREE cowboy romance novel just not enough? Alright, well, how about six more?! Yup, I've teamed up with several other authors to bring you a cowboy romance book giveaway- it's going to run from now until April 5th, so go ahead and get your month's worth of sweet to steamy cowboys with this book giveaway that sure to make you say, "Yeehaw!"

Market Day at The Market in Acworth, GA

And lastly, 
I'll be hosting a book signing and giveaway at The Market in Acworth for Market Day. Everything storewide is 20% off, so come down and get your autographed copies of both Abundance and Return (while supplies last) for a discounted price and be entered for a chance to win this gorgeous epic fantasy novel (all the way from Montana) Nav'Aria: The Marked Heir by my fellow indie author and dear friend, K.J. Backer.
I hope to see you there! 
Until next time,
-Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series


General Updates

<![CDATA[March News- blog appearances, new release, a book signing and more!]]>Sun, 03 Mar 2019 03:18:12 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/march-news-blog-appearances-new-release-a-book-signing-and-more
 There's a lot going on this month!

- I recently received a stellar 5 star review  from longandshortreviews.com. I was compared to Nora Roberts- talk about being blown away AND I received this awesome graphic to put here on my website. In fact, it's about to get put on the Home page ;-) 
- I have an upcoming blog appearance on The Aspiring Author Blog. There will be a review for my book, a giveaway for a free digital copy and a guest post- an article I wrote about the importance of networking as an indie author. 
- My permafree book/book magnet, the prequel to Abundance, Starlight Valley, will be available on Saturday, March 9th. If you have subscribed to my newsletter, you'll get the FREE ebook sent directly to your inbox that day. Go back in time, in this short novella, to Corrine and David's story, long before Natalie met Jack and Starlight Valley Stables was originally founded. 
- I have a book signing coming up on Saturday, March 16th at the Bailey and Company Designs booth at The Market in Acworth, Georgia. It's Market Day and everything storewide will be 20% off, plus you can get a discounted bundle price of $25 when you purchase both books. I'll be there to personalize your copies! 
Don't miss out!
We'll have a raffle with giveaways and a chance to win a signed copy of Nav'Aria: The Marked Heir by KJ Backer, an EPIC YA fantasy novel with action, suspense and unicorns. 
- I have an upcoming indie author interview with fellow indie author, Nicole Rodrigues- author of the Double Play Series, a sizzling sports romance series, on Tuesday, March 5th. I just did a blog post review of the latest book in the series, Going, Going, Goner. I absolutely LOVED it! 
- Finally (maybe...I think, haha!) my books are now in the Forsyth County library system. I will be meeting with the coordinator for the Community Author Program this Monday. 

This month is full of big and exciting things, and I'm looking forward to continuing to get my name and books out there in the public eye as well as online. This is such an amazing journey and I look forward to continuing my writing, stay tuned readers for more news in the coming months. Happy March!! 
- Shanna 


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<![CDATA[Upcoming Book Signing and Sale!]]>Sat, 23 Feb 2019 23:38:51 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/upcoming-book-signing-and-sale
Abundance and Return to Abundance are now available for purchase at the Bailey and Company Designs booth at The Market in Acworth, GA. You can get your signed copies of Abundance for $15.00 plus tax and Return for $13.00 plus tax. The Market is open Monday- Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM and on Sundays from 12 PM- 6 PM. 

Join Kathryn, owner of Bailey and Company Designs, and I on Saturday, March 16th in the booth for Market Day for an extra 20% off of EVERYTHING storewide. We're going to be hosting giveaways and drawings, and I'll be there to personalize your signed copies of my books. We look forward to seeing you there!


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<![CDATA[Current happenings!]]>Fri, 01 Feb 2019 23:22:58 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/current-happenings
So much going on around here... where to start...

Abundance is one of the many books in two book promotions right now. The Overcoming book promotion listed below and the Season of Love book promo which starts on 2/2 and runs to 2/16 It will feature an array of romance novels from sweet to spicy. Find your next book boyfriend with this hot giveaway!!

I am the featured author this month on the Goodreads New Authors forum. I'm super excited and honored to be able to share book excerpts and tell a little more about myself there as well as connect with fellow authors and readers! 

I've finished the amazing fantasy novel of fellow author KJ Backer, Nav'Aria, check out my five star blog post on it.

I'm currently reading Nameless by Marni MacRae, and I have three more books I plan to read this month- Curveball by Nicole Rodrigues, A Secret Place of Thunder by Patricia D. Adams and the highly anticipated sequel to Hunted in the Valley, Secrets in the Valley, by C.R. Pugh. It's a great time for some hot new reads!

I've finished the prequel to Abundance. It will be titled Starlight Valley, and I'm in the process of getting the cover designed. I will keep you posted on the release date and where to look for it. Book 3 is being editing too, and I'm looking to release it in the summer. 

Happy weekend everyone! Happy reading AND happy writing- for those that apply ;)


General Updates

<![CDATA[Overcoming Book Promo Now LIVE!]]>Sun, 20 Jan 2019 03:19:53 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/overcoming-book-promo-now-live

Take advantage of this promo with books that were written to inspire you! Click the picture above for an array of free books and samples. From now until February 17th get the first three plus chapters of Abundance free with a newsletter sign up. 

<![CDATA[Updates in the series/General Updates]]>Wed, 16 Jan 2019 02:17:14 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/updates-in-the-seriesgeneral-updatesI was struck with the brilliant idea (not like I don't have enough on my plate) on Friday that I should do a prequel to Abundance, sort of an "intro to Abundance- where it all began" kinda deal. I've also been editing book 3, working on book 4 and reviewing other indie author books. Check out my latest blog post on Blood Drops for a creepy read here- review-of-blood-drops-by-wb-welch.html

Next up is Nameless by Marni McRae and K.J. Backer's Nav' Aria: The Marked Heir

Return is available in paperback now for those who were waiting, still available only on Amazon. Just click the button below at the bottom of this post to grab your copy now. 

I have started a newsletter, so be sure to sign up for all the latest news, updates and free stuff coming soon. Abundance will be part of a book promo coming up starting January 20th as well as one for Valentine's Day in February, so be sure to check back here for free books/book samples. I will be sure to keep you all posted! Have a great night!

As always thanks for your support



<![CDATA[Return to Abundance is now LIVE...and getting 5 star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads!!!!]]>Sat, 05 Jan 2019 00:52:42 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/return-to-abundance-is-now-liveand-getting-5-star-reviews-on-amazon-and-goodreadsReturn to Abundance launched today, y'all. And it's getting five star reviews!!! I'm crying ugly tears of joy! Both my recent reviewers loved Return and they're ready for book three! I'm beyond ecstatic!!!
I put both reviews on the Home page. 

I also received yet another great review on Abundance today too!
Check it out here: www.jacobrundle.com/news/abundance

And Don't forget to get your copy of Return
Here: www.amazon.com/dp/B07MN2LWZG 
<![CDATA[Smashwords End of Year Sale- 75% off]]>Fri, 28 Dec 2018 23:00:29 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/smashwords-end-of-year-sale-75-off
Abundance is on sale now on Smashwords- Just $1 ebook format.

Get it here: www.smashwords.com/books/view/904548
Enter Code- PY69C at checkout

Happy New Year and Happy reading :-)