Good & Bad News for the New Year!

Hi all!

So, I have some news to share. Some of it is bad, but I think you’ll love the good. I’ll start with the bad news.

I know many of you have bought and read the Control Series. Carlos and Mya are really fun characters. Building them and their story up is like a game for me – a fun one! I love it, and it’s not like me to let certain things get to me (and trust me they haven’t) but due to so many negative emails, negative comments on my page that I’ve had to delete repeatedly, and dozens of personal messages that are quite rude about the series I will be discontinuing it. Now, I’m sure this is what those Negative Nancy’s want, but trust me I did NOT let them get to me, nor did I let them hurt my feelings. My skin has grown quite thick since becoming an author. In fact, I’ve brushed almost everything negative off because I don’t care. What I write is what I write. I write it because I love it and I enjoy sharing it with my readers. I think some of you can recall me saying that I wrote this series for fun. It was priced under a dollar because I just wanted people to read it and have fun with it, enjoy it. Some people have gone too far about the series and normally I would spazz out but it’s all good. I’m keeping my cool. Having a baby has allowed me to gather A LOT of patience so those people and their unkind words mean absolutely nothing to me. I’m still going to do what I love to do and I’m still going to share their story.
I will be taking Control Me down from all eBook platforms on December 20th, BUT for those that have enjoyed the series thus far, I will add it to Wattpad (follow me on wattpad here > http://www.wattpad.com/user/ShanoraWilliams) so you can all enjoy it FOR FREE. I will continue this series for my readers because I love you and I refuse to leave you hanging. I feel much better letting you read it for free than buying it. That goes for the next book, Release Me and even the books to come. Now, I can’t promise that I’ll be working hard on these one and releasing them back to back, but I will release bits and pieces from the books in (hopefully) a timely manner.

Now onto the good news!
I say “hopefully” because I’ve been planning something big for the past six months. A lot of people saw the announcement a few days ago. Many of you LOVE Ace Crow. Hell, I love Ace Crow! That is my honey! BEWARE was a fun one, but I was also very passionate about him and London, not to say I’m not passionate about Carlos and Mya. After a few weeks, I realized that couldn’t be it. I had to do more. I wanted more Ace myself, so I thought about it for days on end and finally I came up with a plan. And of course that plan has a twist! The storyline that I came up with has me so excited that I can’t stand it! The ending fit their story, but I can see sooooo much more with these two. So much more. I can’t say when this will be releasing because I’m still working on it and I want this sequel to be the best it can be for you guys, but you all know me. I will be sharing teasers, gifting ARCs once I’m finished and there will be a cover reveal in the beginning of 2015. Since I no longer have any books ahead of me, this gives me the rest of the year to spend time with my family for the holidays and enjoy my little boy. Gosh, he’s growing wayyyyy too fast! After January 1st, though, I will be heading into my office and hammering at my keyboard. I’m just as excited as you guys.

Thank you all so much for understanding. I know doing things like this can cause an author to lose readers, but I feel this is what I need to do. It’s not only for you guys, but for myself as well. The Control Series started just for fun, why not just share it freely for others to enjoy? It will be up on Wattpad soon! :) If you have any questions please feel free to ask them.

Happy Holidays you guys!

xoxoxo

Shanora Williams <3

Control Me Blurb

I’m finally sharing the blurb for Control Me. This is the first book of the Control series. A release date will be shared on Monday! :)

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It’s hard to stay in your right state of mind when the man you’re being penetrated by is everything you never thought you could have.
It’s hard to hold onto reality when he hands you an undeniable escape.
He brings you to life and makes you forget who you truly are. There are rules and boundaries of course, but you consider it perfect, nonetheless.

The truth is I’m not completely sane.
I’m not okay.
I have issues.
And he knows this, yet he constantly leads me on.
He dominates me.
He indulges in me.
He craves me.
But he and I both know how this arrangement will end.
Someone will get hurt. I will lose control..
But the control he has over me– the power he possesses– is something he won’t let go of. It’s what he enjoys and he refuses to give it up, that is until he realizes it’s putting both of our lives at risk.

Exclusive Teaser – Control Me… coming soon!

I couldn’t help myself! I’m sharing a teaser from my WIP! Its pretty long too. But that’s ’cause I love you guys! :) After you read it, tell me what you think! BTW I don’t have a release date for this one yet, but I’m hoping to have one soon.

This teaser is unedited and is subject to change…

 

Carlos Montero
“This won’t work, Carlos,” I breathed. My voice was heavy and thick. My lips felt like they’d been filled with lead, most likely the result of me lying to myself. I wanted it to happen again, but on the other hand I didn’t. I didn’t because I knew it’d lead to other things. And because I was really looking forward to working with his team. I felt important.
“Allow me to make things easier on you—a proposition, more like.” He pulled away, but only to grab my hand and effortlessly pick me up out of my seat. Reeling my body into his, he turned me so my back was facing his desk. Then he sat me down on the edge gently, just as he’d taken the seat I was in only seconds ago. My heart raced in my chest as I looked down at him, watching as he lifted my legs to place my feet on his thighs. I had no choice but to plant my palms on his desk and lean back to keep my balance when both feet were in the position he desired.
His eyes zoned in on the lacy light-pink panties beneath my skirt and I cursed myself. Damn, today was the wrong day to wear a skirt. Hell, any day around him was the wrong day to wear one.
With my chest rising and sinking, Carlos bent forward, pushed my skirt up until it bundled around my hips and then tucked his thumbs beneath the straps of my panties. He did all this with swift movements. He was a pro at this, no doubt—but of course that’d already been established on the night we first met.
I knew it was necessary for me to object to this, but as he licked his lips, the words that were formulating got trapped in the heart of my throat. I remembered how hungrily he devoured me in Key West, how unexpected it was, yet how amazing I felt to have his face buried between my legs. It was a feeling I couldn’t describe. Perfectly erotic in every way.
With his eyes trained on mine, he brought my panties towards his nose and inhaled my scent. “So sweet,” he murmured, lowering them. My core tightened as he ran a hand up my thigh. “Now that I have your attention, I’ll tell you what will happen. And you will comply. Understood?”
In the heat of the moment, I responded without hesitation. “Yes.”
“Good girl,” he grumbled right before kissing the insides of my thighs. His lips were so soft, yet so demanding. Each kiss seared my skin, leaving a trail of fire as he backed away. “During these four days, you will stay at the hotel I’ve reserved for you. I will come by for lunch and I will fuck you. I’ll leave for work again, but I will come by for dinner, we’ll most likely eat together, and then I will fuck you again.” He clutched my hips in his hands, bringing his mouth closer to my throbbing nub. A whimper sounded in my throat as he ran his tongue from my upper thigh and down, but stopped just before reaching my pulsing heat. “I will have my way with you, like I did in Key West. I will own every single inch of you until I’m tired of you, no matter how long it takes. Do I make myself clear?”
So many thoughts were running through my head. One, he had no right to try and own me, and to know that even if I did give in he would get tired of me frightened me. Things like this never turned out the way they should have. Two, even though those thoughts were running across my mind, what I wanted most was his mouth sealed on me. Sucking. Lapping. Licking. I wanted this man to make me come for days. His proposition was meant in the most asshole-ish of ways—for his needs—but it made sense. He didn’t get enough of me in Key West, and he was treating this encounter with me as chance to get me out of his system.
For some reason, I was okay with that because in that very moment I wanted the same thing; Carlos Montero out of my system and out of my life. I knew if I went along with this, he’d leave me alone for good and I’d never have to see his face again.
Right now wasn’t the time to be hooked on someone. It was the time to become someone. So with a small nod, I breathed the word “Yes” and his lips curled at the corners, proving that I’d pleased him with my answer.
“Good girl,” he whispered. “Now, before you run off to the hotel to get ready for dinner, I’m going to leave you with something to think about until we see each other again.” He looked at me beneath his lengthy eyelashes, his lips thin. “I’m going to eat you, Mya, so fucking good that you’ll have no choice but to be ready for me when I get to that hotel room.” With his intense, orgasmic words lingering in the air, he picked up my hips and sunk his sweet mouth into my wet and eager pussy.
I squealed, but brought a hand up to cup my mouth instantly. He reached up to remove that hand, and after suckling my clit for a split second, he said, “Make noise. Scream. I don’t care who hears you.”

P.S. This book will have a whole lot of sexy and a whole lot of secrets. That’s a combo I love! <3

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.

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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. :)