Hi readers! How've you been? I didn't get around to posting an update last month, but I did send out a newsletter and do a couple book promos, so maybe that makes up for it ;-). I know your summer--like mine--has probably flown by. The kids are already back in school and we are one month closer to 2020.
I hope you had a nice, fun, relaxing Independence Day. I did and I held my talk at the library on the 13th. It went smoothly and was good to have a voice in my local venue--albeit it be a small one.
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So, I have some exciting news to share with you (drum roll please) I recently sent Book 4: Stars over Abundance (Buck and Vivian's story) out to beta readers and I gotta say I am loving the feedback I'm getting. I will be doing some edits on it in the coming months and getting the cover sent off to my designer. But I'm aiming for a December release. I'll be sure to share the cover well before then ;-) But, we'll see how it all goes. Right now, I'm not rushing because I do work a full time job, send out a monthly newsletter, manage all these social media sites, blog, and review too--among write, take care of hubby and myself and a large house, try and maintain some semblance of a social life and so forth...
Speaking of reviews- Did you see my last book review for Pomegranate by Nicole Scarano? NO! OMG! Click here.
If you love Greek mythology, you HAVE to read this book. No seriously! STOP what you are doing and read it. Browse through the rest of my blog as well because there are several good ones in there that you might have missed, along with some indie author interviews of what inspired their work.
Speaking of indie authors and their work- Keep an eye out in your inbox for this month's coming newsletter. There's a ton of new releases and trending books in it, info on upcoming series, AND even a HUGE book giveaway. It'll be going out on Tuesday, August 6th, so if you aren't a subscriber, click here. You'll also receive some free gifts just for being a newsletter subscriber ;-)
There's still plenty of time to grab your tickets for the Sweet As a Peach Indie Author Book Event coming in October 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.
Have you read my series?
If not, stayed tuned next month for the big book birthday sale I'm gonna be hosting for ALL three books. That's right! It's the upcoming one-year anniversary for Abundance's debut on September 16th, and you'll have an opportunity to get all three in the series for NOTHING. ZERO. ZILCH. NADA. I'll keep you posted, but September is gonna be big for books! I just wanna go ahead and let you know, so you can be prepared to stay in bed reading all day LOL!
And with that I'm gonna head on over to Mailerlite and get to working on my newsletter. Here's a teaser for Book 4 for all my Buck Jenkin's fans ;-)
Until next time,
Happy reading from Abundance--where swoony cowboys are waiting to take your breath away ;-)
Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series
...and said swoony cowboys ;-)
Escape from Abundance is now available! Just released on Saturday, June 8th, the saga continues with Dallas's story- a tale of murder, deception and young love. Head back to Abundance and fall in love with your favorite cowboys and cowgirls all over again in book 3 of this 5 part series. Get it on Kindle, Kindle Unlimited and in paperback formats now on Amazon!
Current Book Giveaways
Want FREE books? Who doesn't! Grab yours in these two awesome summer book giveaways going on now:
Romance Getaway- Get 40 + FREE romance books, plus enter for a chance to win $. Now what's not to love about this giveaway? *Promo ends- Sunday, June 30th
Southern Heat- What's hotter than a southern summer? Seventeen sizzling southern romance novels! From all these awesome names, get your fill of Wrangler jeans and sexy southern drawl from Georgia all the way to Texas in this hot book promo!
*Promo ends- Sunday, July 14th
My birthday is Saturday, June 23rd and in lieu of celebrating my third book in the series, I'm hosting a big giveaway! All three of my paperback books, signed and delivered to you.
All you have to do?
--Follow me on BookBub
--Tag a friend (a fellow reader perhaps) and send them to my profile there (via email, text, social media- anything goes!)
--Have a U.S. mailing address
Do these three things and notify me that you have (use the contact form here, email me, or contact me on any of my social media platforms) and you'll get an entry into the giveaway!
It's that simple!
*Extra entries for leaving a review of any of my 3 books on BookBub - 3 entries for all three!
**Book giveaway is not affiliated with BookBub or any entity save for the author hosting it- Shanna Swenson.
***Contest ends on July 4th at midnight. US residents only for paperbacks. Ebooks can be substituted for non-US residents if applicable. NO purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winner will be contacted by July 6th.
Featured Read- Abundance
Abundance was featured on two Instagram pages this month. Kali Brixton reviewed it and my other three books as well. Check out her amazing book blog here.
Abundance was read and reviewed by The Momma Book Club on IG as well. Check out their review here.
I personally have two local events coming soon to my town of Cumming, Georgia!
First- is my talk at the Forsyth County Library coming up on Saturday, July 13th. I'll be talking about my books and hosting a book signing. Be sure to stop by and grab your copies. I'll have all three books there and they'll be discounted!
I'll be accepting cash, credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Venmo and Apple pay. Come on out. I would love to hang out and meet you!
Second- is the Sweet As A Peach Indie Author Event coming on Saturday, October 5th to the Lanier Tech Campus in Cumming. Join me, Heather Gunter, Katie Ashley, Nicole Rodrigues, Evelyn Montgomery and many more indie authors as we gather together for this incredible event coming this fall. I'm super excited to be a part of this and meet my fellow writers. It's going to be a blast. Be sure to grab your tickets now before they're gone. We'll have door prizes, raffles, giveaways- you don't wanna miss this!!
Exciting news in the coming months
I've got some super exciting news but can't quite share it just yet as it's a secret. Shh.... (wink wink)
I've been accepted into an anthology with numerous fellow authors that will be releasing later this year, just in time for Christmas. It's going to be so good. I can't wait to be a part of it!
In the mean time... I'm currently working on book 4 and 5 of the Abundance series with no set plans for release dates as of yet. Right now I'm just focused on enjoying my summer, catching up on my TBR list of fellow indie author books, and preparing for my upcoming events.
Are you enjoying my books? If so, please be sure to leave a review for them on Amazon, Goodreads and BookBub. This makes it possible for others to be able to read them too.
Thanks so much for all your support. It means so much!
Until next time,