I know your plans probably aren’t gonna be as elaborate as they were prior to the pandemic, but hopefully you can still have some time with your family and reflect on our veterans, the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice... and hopefully get some reading in too :-D
I've got a couple book giveaways going on, as well as the title reveal for book 1 of my new series because...well, what's not to love about FREE books, hot book teasers, and new book boyfriends?!
Win a handmade book sleeve and TWO signed books
I’m doing an awesome giveaway with Emina from The Guide to Romance Novels on Instagram and Facebook.
How to win:
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I recently revealed the title of my newest book baby to come.
UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT is the first book in my four-book football romance series, Gods of the Gridiron.
It’s the thrilling tale of two former high school classmates, RB Travis Redmond and ADA Skyla Larson, who just happen to reunite in the same watering hole one night.
What starts out as bar room banter soon turns into a fight for their lives as they find themselves being chased down by a notorious mob boss.
You don’t wanna miss Travis and Skyla's exciting story. It’s going to be coming your way in late summer/early fall.
Sign up to be a part of the street team HERE.
The cover and blurb will be coming soon, along with an ARC sign up form. You won't want to miss out on this enemies to lovers romance.
(P.S. I wanna give a BIG thank you to Books and Moods Designs and PR for my awesome Gladiators logo. I love it!!)
For your graphic design needs, check them out on their website here.
PERSONAL FOUL- Get your FREE ebook copy (AVAILABLE NOW)
My personal "Thank you" for being a valued reader :-D
For being a valued reader and to kick start the Gods of the Gridiron series, I'm giving you the FREE prequel of my new football series, PERSONAL FOUL
*P.S. There's a SNEAK PEEK of book 1, UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT in the back ;-)
You can download your FREE ebook copy here.
Lincoln Porter’s life ended the day his precious four-year old daughter, Marlowe, succumbed to leukemia.
He lost all motivation and quit the NFL.
Then his wife of five years left him.
And he slipped even further into an abysmal pit of depression.
But, his life is about to take a drastic turn—Following a chance encounter with a stranger in a lone bar in San Antonio, he’s now feeling death’s cold grip start to suffocate him; he’s gone and done the unthinkable. He’s committed suicide.
He’s dying. And alone. Or is he?
Is all lost?
Or will fate give him another chance?
The penalty flag has been thrown—and Lincoln’s got a personal foul. Is the game over for good or can love redeem him?
**POSSIBLE TRIGGER WARNING**
This novella is intended for an 18+ audience. It discusses sensitive topics that may be triggers for some—death of a child, a suicide attempt, and has mildly graphic sexual content.
Reader discretion is advised.
Writing, reading and watching...
I am vigilantly working on getting my football romance series ready for a late summer/early fall release, along with a few other works, but I'm always fitting in things that aren't book related too.
I've lost 25 lbs since last August eating clean and working out, written three books since February and recently watched five seasons of the show, Outlander.
If you haven’t gotten into this historical time travel romance with one of the swooniest book heroes yet, then check it out. I think even my husband now has a crush on James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser. I’m also reading the books too... yes, I know. I'm kind of obsessed.
(In my defense, how can I not be with a hero that looks like the above picture? Insert shrug emoji here LOL)
Until next time,
I hope you are staying safe and looking forward to the summer.
I wish you and yours a happy and safe Memorial Day holiday. I’ll be in touch soon with a fun summer sports book giveaway that's sure to please.
Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series and PERSONAL FOUL
Book boyfriends that'll make you swoon ;-)
COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on us all
I hope you are all well and safe and taking all the precautions you can amidst this pandemic. Times are crazy and scary too, despite all the funny memes that are circulating right now. Laughter is good medicine though and the morbid side of me must laugh where I can, when I can, to keep from going nuts.
What are you doing for your mental health during this time?
I've been working out, writing, reading and taking calming baths-- ya see, my husband and I are still working among all this chaos, so life has gone on.
I find routine helps with my melancholy, although I do miss seeing my family and I sincerely hate that I couldn't be with my sister yesterday on her birthday :-(
But I do have some happy news to share with you:
The Abundance series is finally complete
The fifth (technically sixth) book in the Abundance series is here, Abundance Legacy. Take a journey back to the Texas town where swoony cowboys await to take your breath away, families are rock solid, and love is just a heartbeat away.
You’ll get Savannah, Jax, and Morgan’s stories and be prepared for some action, suspense and steam.
The grand finale had to be grand indeed, so I pulled out all the stops!
You can grab your copy HERE now.
SALE on book 1- now ONLY $0.99
With everyone being stuck home, why not have a big sale on my first book of the series?
You can get your Kindle copy of Abundance right now for just $0.99.
You can also grab the prequel novella, Starlight Valley, for FREE by signing up for my quarterly newsletter.
So, what's next....?
So, what’s next for this author you might ask?
Well, I got plenty up my sleeves including a fantasy, a dystopian sci-fi, an anthology and so much more. Summer brings a paranormal folklore story that’s sure to please. My friend, Jen said it was one of the best short stories she’s ever read…and she’s read A LOT!
I’ll be sure to let you know when that will be released ;-)
GODS of the GRIDIRON series-