Friday, December 20, 2013

Here's a couple awesome deals to wish you a Merry Christmas! (And a big announcement)

     I have a few Christmas traditions that I look forward to every year but one of the biggest is watching Scrooge with Albert Finney.  It's really old and kind of laughable sometimes, but it's just not Christmas until I sit down with my kids and watch that movie.  We like to see who can do the best high kick afterwards.  My ten year old son totally won this year.  We sing along to all the songs and during the following week we enjoy calling each other 'Badjets'.  None of us know what the heck that is, but one of the street urchins calls Scrooge that and we think it's hilarious.  I know, we're kind of strange like that but that's a family tradition.  I was wondering about it this year and I realized that watching that old movie is so important to me because of the way it makes me feel afterwards.  I feel inspired and empowered to be better and do better.  And I think books, movies and music are incredibly powerful tools to either uplift or to bring down. 

   As a writer, I want to make sure that what I do in some way helps, or eases someone's day or lightens a burden.  That's why I wrote my 2 Christmas Novella's this year. At Christmastime it's so easy to get bogged down in the stress of presents and money and parties and expectations so it's important to take a few hours and unwind and re-energize yourself. 

    If you haven't had a chance to order Sophie's Christmas wish, here's the link.  It's a short story that picks up Sophie's story from my book Makeover.  My other Christmas Novella is called Allison's Christmas Carol.  Here's the link.  This story picks up Allison and Will's story from The Broken Road and deals with a marriage on the brink of divorce.  I have to admit I was inspired by Scrooge.

   Now those short stories are presents for yourself.  You're so busy spoiling your family and friends, don't forget to spoil yourself too.  You deserve it!  But if you're still stressing that long Christmas list, I'm here to help. I've put two of my best-selling books on sale for the next week at $.99.  Giving E-Books is the way to go this year.  Easy, no wrapping and super cheap.  Why give a gift to someone that you know they really don't want?  Why give a plate of cookies that will be forgotten in an hour?  Give a gift that will make someone FEEL something.  Give a gift that will uplift and lighten.  Give a gift that will be remembered. 

   My first book that I'm listing at $.99 is You Belong With Me.  Here's the link

I know, I know - you've already read this one.  But remember - it's a gift for that someone you know who  could use a good book to read by the fire.  
   My other book I'm listing for $.99 is actually a book written under my pen name Katie Lee O'Guinn called Werewolf Dreams.  It's a YA Paranormal book perfect for the teenagers in your life that are so hard to shop for.  Here's the link.

   And now for my big announcement:  My newest trilogy will be out soon. Well, the first book anyways.  Remember Rob from my Love and Dessert Trilogy?  The man who misjudged Kit so heartlessly but sort of made up for it in My Sweetheart by being so amazing with Jane? Well, he has 2 sisters and a restaurant.  How could I pass that up?  I've got my work cut out for me, but I'm going to redeem that man if it's the last thing I do.  
   In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the Christmas Season. Wrap your arms around your family and friends and remember to reach out and bless the lives of those around you who are suffering or sad or who have lost hope.  
Merry Christmas my friends!
- Shannon


Hyper Hulia said...

You did it! Thank you for making Rob's story. Was it just for me? Lie to me and make me happy. That's all I wanted when I finished your desserts trilogy. See Shannon, wishes do come true! Now how about Tate's family? wink wink.

Shannon said...

Hyper Hulia - you crack me up. So glad I'll be making your wish come true :)

Ashlea said...

I just finished your werewolf trilogy tonight and I loved it, I can't wait for the next one, when will that be? I'm also glad you wrote one for Rob can't wait. Also I'm excited to read your new Christmas ones also. Thanks for all the wonderful reads.

Shannon said...

Hi Ashlea, so glad you enjoyed my werewolf books. The next one should be out sometime in January hopefully. Merry Christmas!

Rachel Williamson DeVaughn said...

Hi Shannon-
I just finished reading your dessert trilogy and loved it so much I HAD to write a blog post about it!! Hope you will check it out. :-)
I LOVED LOVED your books. thank you for good clean fun christian!!
Can't wait to read about Rob's story.
If you ever need blog reviewers for your books, please let me know! :-)
Rachel from VA

Shannon said...

Hi Rachel! Just read your blog. So glad you decided to buy You Belong with Me. What a fun blog. I'm glad I have the chance to redeem Rob for you. I'm working on it right this minute actually. Who knew there could be so much drama owning a restaurant? Thanks again for blogging about my books! Have a wonderful New Year - Shannon