Monday, February 24, 2014

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Just had to share some of these awesome reviews! 
Fun weekend read!February 7, 2014
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This review is from: Come To Me (Book 1 in the Love and Trust Trilogy): Book 1 in the Love and Trust Trilogy (Kindle Edition)
This is a perfect book to snuggle up with on a winter weekend (next to the fireplace is an excellent choice). I always know that I can relax and enjoy Guymon's stories, because I won't come across any content that I couldn't share with my Grandma (we swap books all the time). . .but that the story will also be engaging and just the right amount of romance! Wren is a great character, different than most heroines, in a good way! I will say I will never cook the same way again, after learning Wren's secret to great meals! I met my husband while working in a restaurant--so this was a fun read for me. Guymon's characters feel so real that I almost believe they could live down the street from me. I'm just disappointed I can't order a Friday night meal at the Iron Skillet after a rugby game and pick up a cupcake afterwards. . .I am certainly looking forward to the other books in this series. . .and I have a few guesses on which couples they might feature.

5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book from Shannon Guymon! February 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Another great read from Shannon Guymon! Be Mine continues from where Come to Me leaves off; only this time the story focuses more on Bailey and Kam. One thing that I love about reading Shannon Guymon's series are the characters from the previous stories show up and you get to read more about them and their story. In the Love and Trust Trilogy you get appearances from the Kendall sisters from the Love and Dessert series. It's so nice to sit back and relax with a good book. This one won't disappoint. It is a good clean story with good characters and good conflicts. I also love that you get to read the next book in the series so quickly. It always stinks to wait months or even years for a sequel to come out. And isn't the cover incredible!?! I'm excited to read book 3!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars You will Fall in Love!! February 23, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I was so excited when this book came out!! I had been anticipating Kam's story for awhile, and boy was it worth the wait!! I honestly couldn't put this book down, especially at work! Breaks and lunch couldn't come fast enough. I loved this story from beginning to end, and it left me excited for the Taryn's story!! Shannon didn't disappoint yet again!!
This story is about giving love a chance, and not giving up just because it gets hard! It's also about not letting your past keep a hold of you! It's fun and witty and will have you laughing throughout the book!
You will fall in love with Kam in the way that he cares and loves all those around him! Bailey is such a fun sassy character that at times she makes you smile or shake your head at the same time. I love watching her character evolve in the book, and see the woman she becomes! This story truly makes you fall in love with being in love!
The story had me smiling, laughing, and when it was over a little sad. I am so glad there is another book to follow! I highly recommend this story and other ones by Shannon, they are truly worth the read!! Can't wait for the next ones!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Live on Kindle TODAY! Be Mine, Book 2 in the Love and Trust Trilogy


  Men are terrifying to Bailey Downing. Not that she wants anyone to know that, but with her mom insisting she fall in love and Kam Matafeo pushing her to feel things she doesn't want to feel, Bailey is determined to make a nice, safe choice. Dean Hogan is the perfect man for her. Smart, wealthy, charming and best of all, safe. But when her romance begins to unravel with Dean, she's faced with a choice: open her heart, or stay safe, cold and lonely.
   Kam is determined to help Bailey no matter what it takes and with the support of her sister Taryn and her brother Rob, she makes the decision to be brave. But Kam's ex-girlfriend Meredith isn't shy about wanting him back. Bailey will have to learn to fight for what she really wants. The question is, would she rather be safe or would she rather be loved.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! And here's a little something just for you

   So I was planning on having Book 2 in my Love and Trust Trilogy out today. Did. Not. Happen. So ashamed. However, I do have a cover reveal and the 1st chapter for your Valentine's Day enjoyment.  I mean, the whole month of February is the month of love, right?  Missing the 14th is forgivable. . . please?

   Phew - now that I have my confession out of the way, on to my favorite Holiday: Halloween. Just kidding, I love Valentine's Day! Flowers,candy, romance and love.  Tons and tons of love.  But knowing from past experience how this plays out in real life, I've figured out it's always smart to have a good book standing by for emergencies. This might be why I became a romance author. Hmmm.

   So to tide you over, here is my newest cover for Book 2, Be Mine:  

   And the first chapter:

Chapter 1 – Kiss and Tell

Taryn’s Birthday Party

                Kam watched as Wren walked out of the restaurant with Rob and shook his head slightly.
                “Why the frown? Aren’t you glad to see them back together?”
                Kam turned and looked down into the beautiful face of Bailey Downing, Rob’s youngest sister. “I’m more worried right now. Looks like Rob has a second chance. I just hope he doesn’t mess it up this time,” he said, glancing back at the door.    
                Bailey frowned and crossed her arms over her metallic dress. “Okay, Rob has made mistakes but so has Wren. Have a little faith.”
                Kam grinned and turned his whole attention back to Bailey. “I have plenty of faith. What about you?”
                Bailey’s eyebrows went up and she smiled slightly. “I have plenty of faith in my brother. He’s the best man I know,” she said with a proud tilt of her head.
                Kam stepped closer and took her hand, pushing the large metal bracelet she was wearing up her arm. “Nah, I’m talking faith in love. Do you have any?”
                Bailey licked her lips and looked away from him as he continued to play with her bracelets. “Sure, of course I do,” she said breezily.
                Kam watched the way her eyes narrowed and her mouth turn down. “Faith takes action Bailey. You should go out with me.”
                Bailey’s eyes turned wary as she smiled faintly. “I really wish I could Kam, but my social calendar is kind of full at the moment,” she said and with a little wave, turned around on her high heels and began walking away.
                Kam frowned darkly at her back and without thinking, he moved forward, grabbing her hand and pulling her down the hallway and toward the empty kitchen.
                “Hey! What are you doing?” Bailey squawked, pulling on her hand as he pushed open the door and flipped on the light.
                He let go and looked down at her with his hands on his hips. “So what was this Bailey? You spend all night flirting with me and talking to me and playing me up and when I take the bait you just swim away with a little wave of your hand. I didn’t take you for shallow and cruel, but that’s what it’s starting to look like,” he said grimly.
                Bailey’s mouth fell open and she shook her head. “Just because a girl talks to you doesn’t mean she wants to date you. I guess you’re just used to all the girls falling at your feet so it comes as a shock when I don’t. Well, here’s some advice Kam. Grow up buddy and get used to disappointment. Now I’m bored, so just move out of my way,” Bailey said with a queenly flick of her wrist.
                Kam’s face cleared and he nodded his head. “Ah, I get it now. You were just using me. You were getting me out of the way so Rob could make his move.”
                Bailey bit her lip and looked at her feet for a moment. “I don’t use people,” she said tightly starting to look mad.
                Kam leaned back against the door and crossed his massive arms over his chest. “Yes Bailey, as a matter of fact you do. You used my attraction for you against me so you could get your way. Add manipulative to that list.”
                Bailey crossed her arms over her chest, mirroring Kam and tapped her foot on the floor angrily. “You’re a jerk. Now get out of my way,” she hissed and moved forward, assuming Kam would move as well.
                Kam’s eyes gleamed darkly at Bailey and he moved. He grasped Bailey’s upper arms and pulled her up against his chest before leaning down and kissing her. Bailey immediately stopped pulling away and began kissing him back. Kam lifted his head after a few moments and stared with hard eyes down into Bailey’s unfocused blue eyes.
                “See you around Bailey,” he said and turned and walked out of the kitchen, letting the door swing shut.
                Baily stood where she was, looking dazed and feeling a little wobbly. She lifted a hand to her lips and then closed her eyes briefly. “Wow.”

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   Happy Valentine's Day my friends! Hope it's wonderful
   - Shannon

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The power of a good review

I was on this morning and came 
upon this review for Come To Me.  A little hint:  I'm 
having a really good day now :)

Jen rated it 5 of 5 stars
So. Stinkn'. CUTE!!!

Shannon Guymon is one of those rare gems whose books I have regrettably overlooked for a long, long time.

Upon completion of the first book I finally succumb to I thought to myself, "All right, that was actually pretty good."

Completing the second book I thought, "Ok, this is really good."

After the third, "Why has it taken me so long to read these books!?"

And now, after finishing Come To Me, I declare that I am a fan for life!

Guymon has this miraculous ability to write about relationships that are overflowing with abundant amounts of cuteness! The men she dreams up are the types that make you sigh and say, "Oh...if only you were real."

And because of the fact that you are emotionally attached to these characters, the drama that ensues is that much more intense and dramatic. It truly breaks your heart to see these characters struggling and in pain.

I can't even begin to express how excited I am for future novels from this author. And I about peed my pants when I discovered that she also writes under a pen name...More novels await me! Mwahahaha!!