Who I’m Becoming – Blurb

 

 

Montana Delray is the most laid back of the popular rock band, FireNine. He’s goofy, charming, blatantly honest, talented, a massive flirt, and extremely handsome. The girls literally throw themselves at him, and he accepts it. He loves the attention. The fame. The parties. His single life. With so many women to choose from, it’s not in his nature to chase after just one, but when Lauren Harkin enters his life, that all changes.

Lauren is smart, sexy, confident, and knows exactly how to get under his skin… and although he hates to admit it, he loves it. He wants her in every way possible, but she doesn’t want anything to do with him. Famous FireNine rocker, Delray isn’t the kind of guy Lauren needs to bring into her life. After having her emotions tampered with repeatedly, she refuses to give into someone who will most likely take her for granted and make things worse. But with much effort and some sexual manipulation, Montana and Lauren come to an agreement neither of them can resist.

As their fling carries on, though, everything intensifies, and once they realize it true fear sets in. Soon they come to the realization that they care for one another more than intended, and they both know caring for someone other than themselves means opening their hearts. The reality they face with each other is totally unexpected and becomes their biggest fear… and neither of them is ready for it.

Montana hawk

Add it to your TBR list on Goodreads.

Who I’m Becoming

 

 

Who I’m Becoming COVER REVEAL

It’s been a few months since I’ve updated you guys with some great FireNine news. I know you all have been patiently waiting for the next and I really do appreciate that. It’s been one hell of a year for me, from finding out I was expecting, to writing books and editing, and then moving from one apartment to another while feeling like a beach whale… (Okay… I’m exaggerating. How about a gorilla instead?)

 

Anyway, I’ve been working hard on the fourth book of the FireNine series. The book is written in Montana Delray’s POV along with his love interest Lauren Harkin. I think they’re a great couple. I DON’T have a blurb just yet but should have one in the next few days to share with you guys.

 

So let’s get down to the best part of this post…. the COVER!

 

Who I'm Becoming front cover

 

 

This cover was made by the ever so talented Najla Qamber of Najla Qamber Designs. I’m head over heels for this cover. I fell in love with it because it fits Montana so well. The expected release date for Who I’m Becoming will be August 25th so jot it down! And if you haven’t already, add it to your TBR list today on Goodreads! :)

Goodreads: Who I’m Becoming

 

So what do you all think? I hope you’re all excited for Montana’s book. He’s a true character. He’s making me fan myself while writing… It’s insane. He’s insane, but y’all already knew that. LOL. Some teasers will be shared soon! Hope you’re all ready! <3

 

PS: There is no pre-ordering for this one. It’ll be released as soon as the 25th rolls around.

 

Much love,

Shanora

BEWARE Paperback Giveaway + More!

Hey guys!

 

It’s giveaway time! I had some difficulties with the BEWARE paperbacks about a week ago and just got them yesterday. I’ve been itching to do a giveaway ever since releasing the book and now I can! I’m excited about this one. I love, love, LOVE the cover and my main man Ace!

 

The giveaway will be simple. All you have to do is comment under this blog post and tell me who your favorite character of mine is and why. I love the explanations. You guys dig much deeper into these characters and bring them so much life – more life than I ever thought possible for them. It can be any character of mine, published or unpublished, and you can list as many things as you’d like about them. Trust me, I’ll read them all. :) With this giveaway, three winners will win a signed paperback of BEWARE and signed FireNine bookmarks, one of each. (See image below)

 

Beware giveaway

 

For the second half of the giveaway, it’s a chance to win a FireNine bracelet along with signed bookmarks. For a chance to win, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter @shanorawilliams and Instagram @reallyshanora – that is, if you have one! If you don’t have one, I’d so make one. I love Twitter and Instagram! And I update often on there! (Plus, there will be mini giveaways going on over there soon. ;) ) The links have already been inserted into the Twitter and Instagram handles. All you have to do is click them to follow me. Once you’ve done that, tweet me with your Instagram handle so I can enter your name in the drawing.  If you already follow me, then you’re automatically entered for a chance to win. Just make sure you tweet me your Instagram handle so I can enter your name.

 

I hope I made this pretty easy for you guys. I’ll have this giveaway up and running until Monday, July 7th. Have fun and thanks to everyone that participates! Oh, and happy Fourth of July weekend! :)

 

Shanora <3

Questions & Answers

So, I’ve been getting a few questions here and there. Most of them about about the FireNine series and the OBTAINED series.

 

I’ll start with the FireNine series:

I’ve been asked when Montana’s book will be released. Montana will have his time to shine. I wish I could tell you all the exact date, but as of right now I have no date because I haven’t even started his book. I’ve been aiming for August or September. A little background info on myself: What some may not know is that I’m expecting a little one in October so the fact that I’m carrying a child and trying to write all of these books is stressful, but it’s okay. I know I can do it. My mind seems to be little foggier now, but no big deal. I can still write. The FireNine books will be done before the baby comes… (I hope! LOL)

Another thing… Roy’s novella I hope to get out before Montana’s book. I’m going to be honest here… I haven’t given much thought on Deed’s book, so there’s bad news there. I’ve decided not to write Deed’s short story since most of his story was told in Who He Is. Not that I don’t love Deed just as much as my other boys, but there are just some stories that don’t need explaining. It was all right there in WHI. I feel like with his story, I won’t have much to tell and I’ll be forcing it. I hate forcing stories. It’s not in my nature.  But don’t worry, he will be showing up in Montana’s book a few times.

 

Now onto the OBTAINED questions:

For those that don’t know, OBTAINED was a paranormal romance that I’d released about a year and a half ago. It was my pride and joy. It was my world at one point but I took it down because I wanted to do something new with it. To this day, I still think of those characters and all they stood for. I loved Jules. I loved Felix. They’re my babies, so it breaks my heart to say that I won’t be continuing the OBTAINED series as it once was. It was more of a YA read than anything. I’ve decided to make the OBTAINED books into a New Adult Paranormal kind of thing. I love NA and I definitely love Paranormal. It’s what really got me into this writing thing. The characters will still be the same, the love will still be there, and the craziness will still run in their blood, but it will be a little steamier and ten times hotter. Because, well, I love writing steamy scenes. LOL.

I don’t have a release date or time-frame for these, but I’m hoping the first one will be able to get released sometime this year. I know I’ve kept the OBTAINED fans waiting for so long and I sincerely apologize for that. The contemporary books took me by storm and I’m a writer that writes what I feel. I write from the heart. And if a character is really speaking to me, I have to get them out there, hence the reason BEWARE is being released before all of these titles. :P (June, 2014)

 

So thank you all for you patience. Please be thoughtful with this. It’s not easy writing while pregnant. It’s just not the same as before, but I’m not complaining. I’m trying to keep pushing for my readers and get as many books as I can out there before he/she arrives, but my baby and my health comes first. I’m passionate about what I do, and even if it takes me a while, I will get everything done, just for you guys. Just be patient with me. :)

 

BEWARE : SYNOPSIS/BLURB

Remember when I was telling you all about the book I’m working on. BEWARE?

Well, BEWARE has taken a completely different turn on me. But I can’t complain. I love it.

London and Ace are complicated characters for sure, but their story is amazing thus far.

I’ll be brief on this one:

The book has a completely new blurb. I scribbled this up last night so it may not be the final blurb, but it’ll be something similar to this. Tell me what you think? I personally find this story intriguing. It’s full of twists and turns. Full of intensity. It’s so fun and interesting to write.

Blurb:

Ace is bad.
Very bad.
After losing my brother, I know I should stay away. So why can’t I?
He’s irresistible. He’s confident. He’s amazing… but he’s dangerous.
He was there the night my brother was killed. He watched it all go down.
I should stay away. The things I saw weren’t acceptable. They’re not even legal.
I should want Ace as far away from me as possible—I should consider him a monster and a threat to my life—but something keeps drawing me back. Something keeps bringing me to him. Something is making me… weak for him.
He’s warned me many times to stay away. He’s even threatened me. But I know, just as much as he does, that I won’t stay away.
I won’t until I get answers.
But there’s one thing wrong with getting too many answers. It leads to lies. It leads to trouble. It leads to danger. But worst of all, it leads to me falling deeply and madly in love with him.
I’ve gotta be out of my mind.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
London Stallone hasn’t always had the perfect life, but she did have the perfect older brother. He did everything for her. He took care of her when no one else would. He’s always been the shoulder she could lean on, but when he ends up killed, things turn for the worst.
London soon demands answers, and the first person she runs to is her brother’s co-worker and good friend, Donovan “Ace” Crow. Ace isn’t the ordinary guy. He doesn’t come equipped with flowers and chocolate. He doesn’t hand out smiles and hugs to every female he meets. He’s strict and only about business, and London believes he’s a part of the reason her brother was murdered.
As time progresses, London begins to get caught up in deadly situations. Ace repeatedly tells her to back off—to get lost—but she refuses. Soon, with all the run-ins, arguments and disagreements, it leads to something Ace never thought he’d have to do for anyone.
Protect her.
He doesn’t want her to get hurt. She doesn’t want to stay away. He’s cautioned her. He’s warned her. He’s done everything he can to make her leave him, and the mess he’s in, alone. But has he done enough? Has he sacrificed everything in order to keep London out of harms way?
Sometimes love can get in the way of your priorities. And sometimes love can easily become your enemy—you worst nightmare. It can destroy you. 
 
This is a story full of dishonesty. Disloyalty. Broken hearts. Pain. Suffering. Lies. Destruction. This isn’t a fairytale love story. This is real. And it just might break you.
You’ve been warned…
 
BEWARE.

So? Huh? Thoughts?

This book doesn’t have an official release date yet, but I’m aiming for June/July of this year! :) I’ll post a teaser as soon as I get deeper into this baby.

Giving Away 10 Who I Am ARCs!

Hey all!

So, today is a lucky day. I’ll be giving away [10] ARCS of Who I Am to a few peeps today. The rules are simple, really.

All you have to do is comment under this blog post, telling me what you’re most looking forward to from Roy’s book. Answers will be chosen by random, of course, but if you give me a little umph and effort as to what you’re really looking forward to – like, if you can make me believe that you seriously are looking forward to his novel – I’ll be sure you receive an ARC, no matter if it’s exceeding the limit of 10. :)

Only thing with ARCS when I send them out is I only send them straight to kindles to prevent piracy issues. Just to be on the safe side, please add my email address (shanoraqw@gmail.com) to your approved list on Amazon. That way I’ll be able to send the doc straight to your kindle without going through the hassle of contacting everyone. I will list winners on Facebook so no one’s sitting around waiting for their copy to magically show up. Be sure when you give your reason, list your kindle address along with it. (ends with @kindle.com)

If you aren’t sure how to add my email address to your approved kindle docs, follow the steps below:

Go to amazon.com > your account > manage kindle > on the left side of the screen you’ll see something that should say “Personal document settings”. Click that and then at the bottom of the screen it’ll give you the option to add approved email addresses. Again, mine is shanoraqw@gmail.com

Easy giveaway, right?

This will last until tomorrow afternoon. There’s also a giveaway on my Instagram for 2 SIGNED PAPERBACK copies of Who I Am. In order to enter for a chance to win, you must follow me on Instagram (by clicking the link below), like the post for the paperback giveaway, and then follow the rules below. The rules are pretty easy.

Shanora’s Instagram

If you don’t have an Instagram, you should make one! Why not? Instagram is fun! :D

WHO I AM Ecover

Good & Bad News…

DUN, DUN, DUUUNNN!

Hey, loves.

So, as you can see, I have some good news, and some bad news. Most people like to start with the bad news to keep the ending sweet, so I’ll do just that.

The bad news is that the release of Who I Am (FireNine #3) – Roy Sykes’s book – will have to be pushed back. I know, I know. This sucks, but luckily it won’t be too long of a wait. The original date was supposed to be January 14th, but because I love to promote myself and my work before just putting it out there, I’m releasing the book on January 28th. I know some people hate delays, and I do apologize but I’m not a fan of putting a book out when I’m not completely comfortable or satisfied with it. There’s so much I can do for Roy and his book and I want to really get the word out about him.

The cover will be revealed on January 10th, and to make up for the delay, I’ll be giving away a signed copy of Who I Am. It’ll be from the first batch I order. More info will be posted about that when the time comes.

To add Who I Am to your TBR list, click the link below!

Who I Am (FireNine #3)

Now… on to the good news! :)

I know after Roy’s book, most of you will be waiting on Montana’s book (Who I’m Becoming). Trust me, his book is in the works and I’ve already started it, but being a writer, different ideas always strike us at the most random times. I’ve started a new novel that I’m completely in love with titled Beware. It’s a New Adult Contemporary Romance. I think if you’ve enjoyed the FireNine series thus far, then you’ll LOVE this standalone. It’s raw and powerful. I’m very eager about it and I know this one will be completed before Montana’s. Luckily, I’m a quick writer. Since more ideas are flowing for Beware and it’s getting more attention from me at the moment, I’m going to hold off on Montana’s book until I’m finished with my current work in progress. I don’t want to force myself to write Montana’s book. He deserves all of my attention. I love that kid. And his story is going to be amazing. I want to be sure I give him all the time I can to make his story the best it can be.

I don’t have a release date for either books yet, but you can add them to your TBR list on Goodreads by clicking the links below. The release dates will be determined soon.

Who I’m Becoming (FireNine #4)

More info about Who I’m Becoming will be posted on my Facebook fan page as soon as I have updates!

Thank you!