<![CDATA[shannaswenson.com - Adventures in Writing]]>Tue, 04 Jun 2024 08:21:04 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[#1 New Release... I'm speechless! Thank you!!]]>Sat, 29 May 2021 14:42:13 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/1-new-release-im-speechless-thank-you
​First off, I want to wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. To those who gave it all, may we never forget your ultimate sacrifice for our freedom! 

How are you spending your three day weekend? Me? Well, you're looking at it, LOL. I plan to let hubby spark up the grill, sleep in, and just relax. 

So this happened yesterday... 🤯

I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of shares, likes, comments and posts about Until Kingston’s release yesterday! The unwavering support from readers, bookstagrammers, reviewers, family, friends, and fellow authors has truly humbled me… but seeing this banner absolutely floored me! That new readers took a chance on a new author, that friends and family took the time out of their busy days to purchase/download my work, that my current readers and fans stopped and wished me a happy release, left a beautiful review… just having YOU celebrate with me has filled my heart with such happiness.

Some people know what that little orange banner means, others—like my sweet Momma who called me and asked me to explain, love you Momma—may not. To some people, it means nothing, to others it means everything.

Most of us indies strive hard to get to that point, where our books rank highest in their categories. It’s a milestone for us, an accomplishment, a pinnacle. Perhaps it’s simply another label in a life where we’re surrounded by them…

To me it means that I’m touching hearts all over the world, that readers are enjoying what I do as much as I enjoy doing it, that YOU have faith in me and my writing abilities, and that all my hard work—late nights, lost sleep, missed meals, missed family functions, eye strain, and slacking on laundry and housework—has paid off.

So, thank you, all of you who have supported me throughout my writing journey. I truly appreciate everything. I couldn't have done it without you! 

Have you got your copy yet?

Until Kingston is the next installment of Aurora Rose Reynolds's HEA world and it's taking readers by storm! 

Here's what they are saying: 
  • This book was hot! I loved this addition to the Happily Ever Alpha world. Kingston is so swoon-worthy you’ll just want to lick him. --Five Star Amazon review
  • It was hot, forbidden, INTENSE and the BOOM happened. What happened afterwards was really great reading. --Goodreads review
  • ​​Oh my gosh....what a book!!! Love, laughter, action, steam, HEA and an epilogue!!! I can’t get over how much I love King and Guin!!! -- Five star BookBub review
  • The action is intense, the story fast paced, the chemistry sizzling. The drama is real, the characterization fabulous, and the story thoroughly engaging! -- Amazon review
  • ​Shanna Swenson is a new to me author, and man did I love her writing style which got me from the jump only to let me go when I had no more pages to experience. -- Five star Goodreads review

Grab your copy now and find out what's so great about King and Guin! 

Until Thor is next... 

If you loved Kingston, you're gonna fall hard for his "little" brother, Thor, written by the resident Swoon Queen herself, Nicole Rodrigues. 

Next up in the HEA world is Until Thor. Nicole has brought the heat with this one! 

When Dr. Jolie Palmer left her life in Georgia, she never imagined her husband would refuse to give her a divorce. To make matters worse, a muscled header biker swiping off her side view mirror without a second glance just adds fuel to her fire.

Find out what when she follows the big lug into a biker bar. 

This story will have you laughing, crying and swooning. 

Add Thor to your Goodreads TBR HERE

Be sure to follow Boom Factory on Amazon for notifications of the HEA world books' release dates. 

Bloggers/bookstagrammers/reviewers, head to Give me Books to sign-up for an ARC of Until Thor:

Cam and Dev are getting their story too...

My first love was my last love, my only love. In fact, I never really knew love... Until Camryn.

​Subscribe to my newsletter for all the latest! 

Anthologies are coming later this year!

​I'll be doing two anthologies before years' end for both Halloween and Christmas, with my good author friend, JD Park. Fun and sexy short stories that will introduce you to new characters and authors. 

Stay tuned for more! 

Shanna Swenson, Author of the Abundance and Gods of the Gridiron series

Writer, reader, and lover of the simple things in life ​😌


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<![CDATA[BIG ANNOUCEMENT- I'M AN AURORA ROSE REYNOLDS' HEA WORLD AUTHOR]]>Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:00:00 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/big-annoucement-im-an-aurora-rose-reynolds-hea-world-author


I’m super excited to officially announce that I’m writing for Aurora Rose Reynolds' Happily Ever Alpha World!

The Happily Ever Alpha World are books written in association to the internationally bestselling Until, Until Her, and Until Him series written by Aurora Rose Reynolds. My story for the Happily Ever Alpha World will be Until Kingston, which is connected to Aurora's Until December.

❤️ You can add Until Kingston to your Goodreads TBR HERE: www.goodreads.com/book/show/54892713-until-kingston

Please subscribe to Boom Factory Publishing's newsletter for the latest information on the Happily Ever Alpha World: http://eepurl.com/dFpCIf

Want to know where else to follow us?
❤️Website: https://boomfactorypublishing.com/happily-ever-alpha-world/
❤️Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boomfactorypublishing/
❤️HEA Reading Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/504741946546068/

#HappilyEverAlphaWorld #AuroraRoseReynolds #FeelTheBoom


Be sure to follow me on Amazon, so you can grab your copy when it goes LIVE!


Have you read an ARC of book 1 and now you're ready for book 2?

FALSE START is a friends-to-lovers/second chance romance that will break your heart and put it back together again. 
Hear quarterback, Zeus's story of tragic loss turned true love.

For those who want to sign-up for an ARC copy of book two, FALSE START, click HERE: https://forms.gle/ib5VZHJk2Hug...
ARCs will go out on Friday, September 4th for its Friday, September 25th release! 

Meanwhile, get ready for the cover reveal for this baby! (BLURB AND PREORDER TOO 🤩)


Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series and Gods of the Gridiron series

Writer of swoony cowboys, sexy football players, and now a hot new hero for the Happily Ever Alpha World

<![CDATA[Summertime is a great time for a cover reveal, title reveals, announcing my BIG news and more.]]>Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:00:00 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/summertime-is-a-great-time-for-a-cover-reveal-title-reveals-announcing-my-big-news-and-more


Surprise! It's cover reveal day for book 1 in my football romance series, GODS OF THE GRIDIRON. 
Book 1 is an enemies to lovers/former classmates romance with action, suspense, and of course my favorite sport, football :-D

They don't call him Ares for no reason!

Travis Redmond, the ram of a running back for the Atlanta Gladiators, may be a lot of things—hot-headed, arrogant, rash—but a cheater isn't one of them. Until cheating is the only option he has to save his brother, Tucker, from the clutches of a dangerous criminal mastermind.  

When his impulsive actions get him an UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT penalty and he ends up suspended and back in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, the last person he expected to see again was Skyla Larson, his former classmate from Brevidge High.

Skyla isn't the shy girl he remembers from Biology. She's changed after a decade and man, is she scorching hot now… and with the sass to go along with it too! Sly little Sky’s got a few secrets of her own, including a particular person she's investigating as Atlanta’s assistant district attorney.

Their reunion and bar-side banter are short-lived though as these two suddenly find themselves running for their lives...and falling in love on top of that!

Love has poor timing, especially when they have everything to lose including their hearts… The “god of war” may have found something worth fighting for—the mighty Aphrodite of his.

Be sure you follow me on Amazon to get the notification for when it goes LIVE! 


So now that you know book 1's title and release date, here's the rest of the books in this four book series :-) 

(A friends to lovers/second chance romance that will inspire you)

(A twist on the classic prince and the pauper with a blind date and a fake engagement)

(A forbidden/taboo romance with a single dad and a bad girl with a heart as big as her attitude)

If you're a blogger/reviewer/bookstagrammer and want to sign up for the series, click HERE

Want to become a SUPERFAN?

Are you a fan of mine? Do you enjoy reading my books? Want FREE books for life? Yes, I said FREE books for life! For the lifetime of this writer anyway ;-) Have you enjoyed reading my works and would you like to get free books written by me for LIFE? YES, that’s right. You can get free review copies of my upcoming releases before they even release.
(Sound too good to be true? Read on)

Did you know I have an ARC team of super fans who I would love to have you be a part of? Did you know these fans get free Advanced Review Copies (or ARCs) of my upcoming books before they release?

Well, if this sounds like something you’d love to be a part of just fill out this handy-dandy form, so you don’t miss
your spot https://forms.gle/g75VM1K5PoqD6qg47

I'm an award-winning finalist!

I got the exciting news last night that yours truly was honored with being a finalist in the Fiction:Romance category for both my books Abundance and Return to Abundance in the 2020 International Book Awards!! I can't believe it!! I'm so grateful for this prestigious award and to the judges and reviewers who selected my book babies as finalists. If you haven't read these books, grab them HERE.
What else am I up to? I'm working (also taking bathroom selfies and attempting to rock messy buns) working out, getting these books ready for their late summer/fall releases while writing and reading too, and attempting to socialize a little bit. 

​Y'all stay safe and be kind to each other. 

Until next time,
​Happy reading!!!

Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series and the GODS of the GRIDIRON series 

Where fiction rocks :-D

<![CDATA[It's Memorial Day weekend-How about some FREEbies?!]]>Sun, 24 May 2020 15:29:10 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/its-memorial-day-weekend-how-about-some-freebies
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:
  1. Follow me on BookBub (if you don't already)
  2. Like Emina's Etsy page on FB
  3. IF you're on Instagram, head here, if not that's ok too. The post is available on Facebook as well. 
You’ll be entered to win a customized book sleeve and personalized autographed paperback copies of BOTH Abundance AND Return to Abundance.
  • ONE lucky winner will be selected.
  • Shares are not required but VERY MUCH appreciated.
  • Please don't follow to unfollow!
  • Open until Tuesday 5/26/20 at 9 PM!
*Available in the US and Canada ONLY.*
You can check out Emina, her blog and Etsy page at
The Guide To 🅁🄾🄼🄰🄽🄲🄴 Novels
Facebook ETSY: https://www.facebook.com/tgtrnstyle
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theguidetoromancenovels 
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.

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?

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 ;-)

<![CDATA[Spring is here...and so is some exciting news from Abundance]]>Sun, 29 Mar 2020 17:57:19 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/spring-is-hereand-so-is-some-exciting-news-from-abundance

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on us all

Hello readers,

First off,
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-

I’m currently working on a four book football romance series too--The Gods of the Gridiron. I’m (hoping) to release the first book in the series, TITLE COMING SOON, in early fall/late summer. We shall see how the writing goes.

​Click HERE to sign up to be a part of my street team. 

Sin and Secrets Series-

Calling all my dark(er) romance fans:

I've also got a hot prequel novella coming in November. It’s a collaboration I’m doing with three other authors, Nicole Rodrigues, Kali Brixton and Cara Wade. It's gonna be sooo good.

It’s a dark romance starter that will have four books to follow it.

Stay tuned because we have brought the heat, twists, and craziness to this one.

Click HERE to be part of the street team. 

I'm a Sunshine Blogger Award Nominee 

My friend Veronica Cline Barton nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award and I in turn am nominating Katie Backer, Jennifer Soucy, Trisha Harley McCarthy, Kali Brixton, Jacob Rundle, Britney Chavez, Queen of Books, and The Guide to Romance Novels- Emina in turn.
Here's her 11 questions for me:
1.           A fav travel destination?
My favorite travel destination thus far has to be Alaska. It was so remote and awe-inspiring. The quiet, beauty and solitude of it blew me away.
2.           Favorite outfit or fashion accessory?
Jewelry, I love my necklaces.
3.           A subject you’d like to learn more about?
Virology right now…
4.           Architectural style that fits your personality?
Gothic revival
5.           Are you better writing or speaking?
Writing for sure
6.           Do you think aliens exist (the truth is out there!)?
Yes!! I’ve watched far too many shows and read way too many books/articles dealing with the paranormal and aliens. I believe!
7.           What’s your proudest achievement (non-family)?
My proudest personal achievement aside from publishing my books is losing over twenty-pounds and getting back to being healthy this year.
8.           3 photos to capture where you are today?
(See my gallery below) 
9.           Top 2020 goal?
Hitting my weight goal by the end of the year!
10.        Winter snow or sun and sand?
Sun and sand, I’m a Cancer and a water baby so I gotta have the beach ;-) 
11.        Outlander or Downton Abbey or ???
To be honest, I haven’t ever seen either one :-/
Thank you to Veronica for nominating me for the Sunshine blogger award, it made my day!!! :-D
Here are my 11 questions for MY nominees:
(List who you were nominated by, feel free to answer or not in one of your posts, and nominate your 11 blogger nominees if you’d like to spread the blogger love- Don’t forget your 11 questions)

  1. If you could be anywhere else in the world right now, where would you be?
  2. What’s your favorite food of all times?
  3. What are you currently reading?
  4. What’s a must to start your day?
  5. Sunsets or sunrises?
  6. Show me your favorite photo from 2019?
  7. Beach or mountains?
  8. Workouts? Yes or no.
  9. My favorite sport is____.
  10. Dark or milk chocolate?

Until next time, 

In honor of endometriosis awareness this month, I want to implore you to stay strong and keep fighting the fight. This too shall pass. 

Until next time, readers

Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series and PERSONAL FOUL

Shanna is a romance author with big dreams who loves the simple things in life--chocolate and coffee ;-) 

<![CDATA[Happy New Year, Abundance fans!]]>Tue, 07 Jan 2020 12:30:00 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/happy-new-year-abundance-fans2020 is HERE, can you believe it?!

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and I hope that Santa was good to you!
What resolutions have YOU made for 2020?

I am in the process of getting book five, the final book in the Abundance series- Abundance LEGACY, ready for publishing, February/March, working on a story for an paranormal romance anthology coming out this summer (among many other works in progress) and I’ve actually started writing a fantasy novel.

With that being said, I’m also in the process of working on ME. I hope to get stronger, leaner, and healthier in 2020, I’ve lost 15 pounds so far--I am super proud of myself. 
I'm eager to do more hiking and traveling this year, and catch up on some movies and TV shows I've been wanting to see!

What about you?!

Book 5 is in the process of getting its cover done as we speak, but until then here is a collage of what’s coming up in this book.

I can’t wait to share it with you!
Abundance Legacy premieres SOON

Austin Montgomery and Savannah Kinsen are scorching hot in this grand finale. Here’s a snippet of the blurb ;-) 

A legacy is what binds a family together… but the Kinsen/Butler legacy is in peril.

Kinsen Ranch and Starlight Valley have seen many years pass, there’s been love and laughter, tears and triumphs-- four relatives are in line to inherit the horse ranches that’ve made their families famous.

Dallas is thriving as a veterinarian alongside her father, Jackson has come of age to take over the land, Savannah is a big name at NASA, and Morgan Butler owns his own construction company.
Savannah Kinsen

Her fiance has just kicked her out of their Houston apartment. It’s back home to Abundance for her, tail set firmly between her legs, but as an astrophysicist, she’s been thrown completely out of orbit. Her day only gets worse when she meets a hot-headed--albeit drop dead gorgeous--cowboy who wants to steal an antique rocking horse out from under her in a toy store. Hell hath no fury, and Savannah’s a woman now fully scorned as she unleashes on him.

But Austin Montgomery is much more than meets the eye, and she’s in for a surprise come evening when where else does she end up meeting him once again but The Rusty Spur?

Her life is about to drastically change, ready or not!

Return turned ONE year old on 1/4

Return just celebrated its 1st book birthday :-D!

​I can't believe Nate and Jordan have been breaking--and mending--hearts for a whole year now! Have you read the sequel to Abundance? If not, head here and grab your copy now!

I guess now would be a good time to tell you about the promo that I am a part of. It’s entitled Sexy Series and has books that are part of, you guessed it, a “sexy series".
It runs from now until January 31st, so be sure to get your FREE books while the promo lasts. 

Currently Watching​

Where are my Star Wars fans at?

Hubby and I have been watching The Mandalorian and if you haven't started yet, you're gonna love it! I can't decide which one is more adorable, the Mandalorian or baby "Yoda". Hmm...

We also just saw the final Star Wars movie: Rise of Skywalker. Fellow fans, get your tissues ready. It was AWESOME!

We also recently finished The Witcher on Netflix (for you fellow fantasy fans) and I'll reiterate, it's AWESOME too. I may need to rewatch that one...Two words, Henry Cavill.


So, I'll have ARCs of Book 5 coming out soon for my ARC readers and the cover reveal too, of course. I'm thinking end of this month?!

I can't wait to see it and share it and give you the grand finale of my debut romance series. It's truly bittersweet. 

But no worries, readers, there is much more in store for the future!

Stay tuned... 

Until next time,
​Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series

Where swoony cowboys/bikers/musicians await to take your breath away...


General Updates

<![CDATA[December is here...and Santa is bringing more than presents this year ;-)]]>Mon, 02 Dec 2019 23:49:45 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/december-is-hereand-santa-is-bringing-more-than-presents-this-year
Happy Holidays, from Abundance!

Can you believe it's the last month of 2019?
Santa will be here before we know it! ;-)
So, how about some holiday romance to get you in the Christmas spirit?

Buck is almost here- just 4 more days

Buck Jenkins goes live THIS Friday, December 6th. 
Can't wait that long?
Well, listen to a LIVE reading tomorrow night, Tuesday, 12/3 at 8 PM on Mynae's Book Nook on Facebook here

Stars over Abundance releases this Friday, 12/3 

One unexpected night...

Two unsuspecting hearts...

Their paths inescapably intertwine and neither will come out unscathed.
Book 4 in the Abundance series follows the story of a one-night stand that becomes so much more for two broken-hearted lovers. Get swept up and head back to Abundance, Texas once more as Buck and Vivian take your soul on a journey through heartbreak, tragedy, new beginnings, and perseverance. You’ll be laughing, crying, and swooning for these two “stars” in Stars over Abundance.

I'll be in three Facebook parties celebrating Buck's release too, so be sure to join me that night on 
Red Hatter's Book Hangout
Sisters Get Lit(erary)
Love2ReadRomance Party Room

With Love From Venice: Christmas is releasing on December 5th!

​I wrote a holiday romance short, It Came Upon A Midnight Claire, as part of the Voyages of the Heart With Love from Venice: Christmas anthology. 

Voyages of the Heart has brought back some of your favorite authors along with some new to the anthology series. It’s the fifth volume and our Take Two in Venice. Make sure you preorder today! 

Preorder Link: https://books2read.com/Venice-Christmas
Amazon Reminder: https://forms.gle/MggLCFquYYVu9B156

About With Love From Venice: Christmas 

There is lots to discover in Venice. The quaint houses, lovely cafes, and popular attractions needed more than just one visit. We've decided to cruise the waters one more time to see the magic that can be brought alive for Christmas.  This time, the brilliant city of Venice will be cultivated by bright lights, festive decor, and holiday romance. Welcome back to "The Floating City".

Is this your first time traveling with Voyages of the Heart?

Check out the previous books in the series!

London: http://Bit.ly/WithLoveFromLondon
New Orleans: https://books2read.com/WithLoveFromNewOrleans
Dublin: https://books2read.com/WithLoveFromDublin
Venice book 1: https://books2read.com/Venice

Find us online!

Facebook Page: http://bit.ly/VOTHFB
Reader Group: http://bit.ly/VOTHReaders
Instagram: http://bit.ly/VOTHIG

The cover will reveal this Thursday 12/4, one day prior to its release. 

Candy Canes and Cocktails Interview

Join me on the Yours Truly Book Services Facebook Page for a LIVE interview at 7 PM this Sunday, December 8th. We'll be talking about my books, the author life and just having fun. So grab a cocktail and chill with me, Dawn and Rachel this weekend. 
What are you excited about this holiday season? 
I'm excited to share these new releases and spend time with my family. 
I'm gonna be taking a break from social media most of this month to celebrate the holidays and I'll be getting back into the writing cave. 
I've got some great things lined up for 2020 including a new series, some paranormal romance and an awesome collaboration, and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you.
Until next year...

Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year...and as always happy reading ;-) 

<![CDATA[November News... new releases, cover reveals, FB parties and more]]>Sun, 10 Nov 2019 22:04:31 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/november-news-new-releases-cover-reveals-fb-parties-and-more
Fall, my favorite time of year, is here in all its colorful beauty. 
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, and I've got several fun things to share with you, including pre-orders, new releases, FB parties and more!
SO read on ;-)



Grab your ebook/Kindle copy now
for it's Friday, December 6th release. 


One unexpected night...

Two unsuspecting hearts...

Their paths inescapably intertwine and neither will come out unscathed.

Book 4 in the Abundance series follows the story of a one-night stand that becomes so much more for two broken-hearted lovers. Get swept up and head back to Abundance, Texas once more as Buck and Vivian take your soul on a journey through heartbreak, tragedy, new beginnings, and perseverance. You’ll be laughing, crying, and swooning for these two “stars” in Stars over Abundance.

(RELEASES 11-21-19)

Evelyn Montgomery, Nicole Rodrigues, Jennifer Soucy, JD Park, S.S. Richards, VR Baucke and myself have all teamed up to bring you a dark romance anthology that benefits a great cause.

Dark. Deep. Raw. Honest.

Journey with us as we tell you stories of heartbreak, loss, desolation, tragedy, pain and love that will break your heart and weave it back together again. These seven authors bleed through the pages of this anthology put together for suicide awareness, telling you tales of ruin turned into rose petals, darkness turned to light, and life after facing death.

All proceeds will go to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for six-months from the original publication date of Nov. 21, 2019.

Let Nicole Rodrigues, Evelyn Montgomery, J.D. Park, Shanna Swenson, Jennifer Soucy, VR Baucke and S. S. Richards into your hearts and help save a life.

A BNN Publishing & PR publication.


We've got an AWESOME lineup of authors attending this FB party on the Sisters Get Lit(erary) FB page on Thursday, November 21st starting at 11 AM, including Tia Louise, Willow Winters, SE Rose, Harlow James and Lacey Heart to name a few. 
Be sure to join the group for giveaways, some fun interaction, games and more. 
Blog Talk with Trisha Harley McCarthy
​I was recently a guest on blog talk radio with Trisha Harley McCarthy discussing all things author life, did you miss it? 
That's alright, they're recorded so you can still check it out ;-) 
So, what are you doing this year for Thanksgiving?
I'm actually gonna be spending this Thanksgiving at the beach, and I'm super excited about it. I'll be having turkey at the Tiki; I see football and crab legs in my future B-).
I also plan to catch up on my reading too. I'm currently reading Mistletoe and Mayhem, book 4 in Veronica Cline Barton's My American Almost Royal Cousin series, and I plan to finish Deadline by Judy McDonough and start KJ Backer's second book, Nav'Aria: The Pyre of Tarsin

I hope you all have a safe and happy day with your families. 

I'm still awaiting the go-ahead to release my teasers for the Christmas anthology; I'm hoping we'll have the cover soon... I'll keep you posted ;-) 
I'm in the process of editing book 5 (still) for a hopeful February 2020 release.
I have two stories for anthologies that'll be coming up next year that I'll be starting on soon as well as some miscellaneous novels that have come to me recently ;-) 

Stay tuned for more future works coming from this small-town author...

Have a great weekend and happy reading :-D

-Shanna Swenson,
author of the Abundance series

Where swoony cowboys (and football players) await to take your breath away ;-)

<![CDATA[Happy Fall, y'all!! October brings the Sweet As A Peach Book Event this Saturday, book 4's BIG cover reveal :-D AND my favorite holiday!]]>Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:48:26 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/happy-fall-yall-october-brings-the-sweet-as-a-peach-book-event-this-saturday-book-4s-big-cover-reveal-d-and-my-favorite-holiday
Happy October, Abundance fans AND Happy Halloween--albeit it early ;-) 
Hello from Abundance!
I can't believe it's October already. It finally looks like next week will give us that cool weather we've all been holding out for here in the south! (Thank the Lord!)

This month is packed with exciting stuff...

Just three more days until my big book event this Saturday.
​If you're a local Georgian, come and stop by. We’ve got books, authors, raffles, freebies and more! 
Just scan the flier below to purchase your ticket. 

Without further ado, I’m super excited to finally reveal the cover for book 4--Stars over Abundance, Buck and Vivian's story.
That’s right!!!!

 HERE it is!!!
 Stars over Abundance- set release date 12-6-19 
I’ve set a release date for Friday, December 6th and ARCs are going out mid next month.
You’ll have Buck in plenty of time for Christmas :-D
Here's the official blurb:
Vivian Alexander- Hollywood’s Oscar-winning actress extraordinaire was “coerced” into coming to the Helping Heroes Ball by her manager, to make an appearance and save face after the interview that embarrassed her far more than she cares to admit. After all, she’s good at hiding her true feelings behind the radiant smile that’s made her famous. Well, she came, she saw, she made her appearance. Now it’s time for a quick and inconspicuous exit…until she sees a familiar face she never imagined she would.

Buck Jenkins- Retired football player/gridiron legend/playboy comes to the ball; for it’s a good cause, and being as he’s not too far from Dallas and all he really can’t pass up the opportunity— not when he’s been MIA from the limelight as long as he has now. It’s a good excuse to get out of town anyway, for a much-needed break from the grievous chaos ensuing his life at the moment. But he didn’t see the bombshell blonde starlet coming until she was directly in front of him. Now, his night just made a surprising turn for the best.
One unexpected night...
Two unsuspecting hearts...
Their paths inescapably intertwine and neither will come out unscathed.
Book 4 in the Abundance series follows the story of a one-night stand that becomes so much more for two broken-hearted lovers. Get swept up and head back to Abundance, Texas once more as Buck and Vivian take your soul on a journey through heartbreak, tragedy, new beginnings, and perseverance. You’ll be laughing, crying, and swooning for these two “stars” in Stars over Abundance.

Bloggers, Bookstagrammers, and reviewers, sign up for the ARC: 

Book collage courtesy of Nicole Rodrigues- I LOVE it, thank you, girl!
So... Book 4 ARCs will go out November 15th--sign up if you're a reviewer, blogger, or simply a lover of steamy cowboy romance. The release date will be December 6th.

I plan to have pre-orders ready by Friday November 1st, so keep an eye on your inbox ;-) 

My "secret short story" is coming up in an anthology set to release for Christmas that I'll be able to start discussing with you next month ;-) (I can't wait for this!!! You're gonna love it!!!) 

I'm in the process of editing Book 5 (yes, it's already written) and I CANNOT wait to share all these lovable characters with you!
Savannah, Morgan, and yes, even Jackson, are all grown-up (NO, I didn't stutter) and falling in love. It's the next generation Kinsen/Butler/Boyd clans and y'all are in for some big surprises...

Here's a little teaser for ya! ;-)
Are you a lover of reading and you also review?
Then check this out. 

Do you love reading and reviewing romance novels?! 
If you love free Romance ebooks, reading, & then will leave a review, we want you!
Sign up HERE: https://forms.gle/uPoAtt1r1UqdKSGh6

**No need to be a blogger or bookstagramer! Read what you want!! No mandatory reading requirement!!**

Alright, where are my horror fans at? Are you excited about October, Halloween, football, cooler weather, new book and movies releases? Share with me in the comments below!!! 
One more local alert!!!

Will you be attending the 2nd Annual Boot Scootin' Boogie at the Cumming Fairgrounds on Friday, November 1st?

If so, I'm doing a readers' basket for the raffle with all three of my books in print, autographed by yours truly, a signature mug with my logo and a few other reader friendly treats ;-)

***All proceeds go to Creative Enterprises Inc. A non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization serving adults with disabilities in Cumming, GA***

For more information go to www.creativeenterprises.org/
Well, that about wraps it up for what's going down in A-town (Get it? Abundance... A-town... LOL! I'm so tired I'm cracking myself up.) Anywho, I wish you all a lovely--and much cooler--fall than summer was. And I'll catch ya next month. 

​Until next time, 

Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series 

Where swoony cowboys await to take your breath away. 

<![CDATA[Ah, September... Football is back and Abundance's book birthday is 9/16. Let's celebrate with a HUGE SALE!! :-D]]>Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:56:26 GMThttp://shannaswenson.com/adventures-in-writing/ah-september-football-is-back-and-abundances-book-birthday-is-916-lets-celebrate-with-a-huge-sale-d
It's September and fall won't officially begin until the autumn equinox Saturday, September 23rd...but try telling us Fall lovers that--am I right ;-)? I'll be putting decor up before the day is out.

Alright, first off...

Who else is as excited as I am that football is back?

Any other Packer fans around here?

College kicked off the season last week and professional starts back Thursday night with the Packers vs. Bears game (100th season)

Go Pack Go!

I legit can't wait!!!
Big news for Abundance

September 16th marks Abundance's 1 year book birthday!

And to celebrate, I'm giving you an all expense paid trip to Abundance from September 5th to September 19th.

(*All three ebooks in the series will be FREE for 5 days each starting Thursday 9/5)
**Abundance will be FREE from 9/5-9/9, Return will be FREE from 9/10-9/14 and Escape will be FREE from 9/15-9/19 **

In addition to that, the entire series will be on SALE (50% off on all three ebooks) ALL month, and the paperbacks are discounted too (up to 20% off), so if you haven't gone yet, pack your bags and head there today! Click HERE.

September also has an array of awesome new releases going on too, so be sure to check your inbox for my newsletter coming on Thursday for those! 

How about more FREE and discounted  books?!

Do you love steamy romance novels?

Well, this promo is for you then! Covering romance, contemporary romance, new adult, and paranormal romance. There's something for everyone in this array of 140+ Kindle Unlimited books. Grab yours now

*Promo runs from Sunday, September 1st through Monday, September 30th.*
Are you a fan of book series?

Well, then check out this discount series promotion for general fiction mystery and suspense romance, starting Thursday, 9/5 until Wednesday, 9/11.

Grab yours here.
Only one more month before the Sweet As a Peach Indie Author Book Event coming on Saturday, October 5th right here in Cumming, GA.

The incredibly talented authors- 
Nicole Rodrigues, author of the Double Play Series and upcoming Saddler's Series will be joining me along with Evelyn Montgomery, author of the Kismet Series, to name a few in this epic line up of awesome indies.

​Grab your tickets now and join us on October 5th at the Lanier Technical College Conference center. 
The countdown now begins for book 4, Stars over Abundance, for all my Buck Jenkins fans out there I hope this can help tide you over until you get to see him again in early December (right in time for Christmas :-D) 

Here's the official blurb:

Vivian Alexander- Hollywood’s Oscar-winning actress extraordinaire was “coerced” into coming to the Helping Heroes Ball by her manager, to make an appearance and save face after the interview that embarrassed her far more than she cares to admit. After all, she’s good at hiding her true feelings behind the radiant smile that’s made her famous. Well, she came, she saw, she made her appearance. Now it’s time for a quick and inconspicuous exit…until she sees a familiar face she never imagined she would.
Buck Jenkins- Retired football player/gridiron legend/playboy comes to the ball; for it’s a good cause, and being as he’s not too far from Dallas and all he really can’t pass up the opportunity—not when he’s been MIA from the limelight as long as he has now. It’s a good excuse to get out of town anyway, for a much-needed break from the grievous chaos ensuing his life at the moment. But he didn’t see the bombshell blonde starlet coming until she was directly in front of him. Now, his night just made a surprising turn for the best.
One unexpected night...
Two unsuspecting hearts...
Their paths inescapably intertwine and neither will come out unscathed.
Book 4 in the Abundance series follows the story of a one-night stand that becomes so much more for two broken-hearted lovers. Get swept up and head back to Abundance, Texas once more as Buck and Vivian take your soul on a journey through heartbreak, tragedy, new beginnings, and perseverance. You’ll be laughing, crying, and swooning for these two “stars” in Stars over Abundance


Keep your eye on your inbox next month for the big cover reveal!!!

Until then, Happy reading and Happy Fall, y'all!! 

-Shanna Swenson

author of the Abundance series, where swoony cowboys await to take your breath away. 


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