Monday, June 17, 2013

Featured Author: Shae Shannon


Shae Shannon was born in California where she lived until the age of 13.  Her family decided to uproot and move to a small town in Oklahoma.  It was fate, Karma, or coincidence that had put both Shae and her future husband on the paths of destiny and love.  She spotted him in the back of a pickup truck while cruising town, his hot sexiness capturing her attention and her heart.  One introduction later and she knew that he was her soul mate. Dustin was also from California, and had grown up only 30 miles from her. 
After marriage, Dustin joined the Army.  They spent 9 years in northern New York and 4 years in Georgia.  He served 3 tours overseas, and numerous stateside training exercises. It was during the long, stressful, lonesome deployments that Shae found she could escape into imagination and majestically teleport into juicy books. Her most prized gift came in the form of a kindle, sent from her husband in Iraq.  She quickly filled her digital library, and adds to it every week.
They are blessed with three kids ages 16, 10, and 5. Two dogs, a hamster, and a fish make for a chaotic crazy daily routine that Shae handles like a pro, and with a lot of humor.
Needing to branch out more, Shae picked up her laptop and began to write, allowing her boisterous imagination to fly.  After what seemed like an eternity, she finally created her first novel that soon became published by Siren Publishing.  She was finally on the path of her dreams of becoming an author.
Shae currently lives Oklahoma, where the tea is sweet, the grass is green, and people still say ma’am and thank you.  Every summer, they load up the family and head for the lake for swimming and fishing.  There is not a water park or swimming pool in the world that could ever compare to a rope swing and a floaty.  The only thing that will change is that Shae will be scribbling and writing as she floats on the water and works on her tan.


Author Questions:

What inspires you to write? A lot of things inspire me.  From smells, to places and people, my imagination explodes with possibilities.  I am a major day dreamer, so while I am scrubbing the bathrooms or cooking, my mind is reeling different scenarios. J

Are you plot or character driven? Definitely plot.  Once the main idea has bloomed, the characters are born and lead me through their story.

Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what kind?  Not usually.  I am normally tuning out so many noises (kids, television, husband, dogs, hamster chewing like a lunatic on the bars of the cage….) that if I do get a quiet zone, I keep it that way.  Music does inspire events in my writing.  I love music, and no world is complete without it!

Tell us about the different types of characters you like to write about? Why are these types so appealing to you? I have a bad habit of always making the hero/heros the big, brawny, dominating and intimidating bad boys.  I have to think long and hard about the different characteristics that I find hot.  As for the heroine, I love spunk.  She has to have a sense of humor under whatever type of girl she is. 

Are any of your characters like you? And if so, in what ways are your characters like you?  There is a bit of me in all of the girls I have written about.  I think that my most recent, Her Knights in Black Stetsons, Smalltown USA, EmmaLee is almost my twin.  The story fit my upbringing, and she seemed to just float into my head!

Is there a particular genre you prefer to write? Nope.  So far I have only written Western and Paranormal, but I have a whole world of military brewing on the back burner waiting to be told.  

Do you have a favorite character from your books? My favorite character so far has been Giselle from my Decadent Delights series.  She is so strong and wise, but under it all she is a sucker for love.  Her take charge attitude cracks me up. 

Reader Questions:

What are your favorite genres to read from? I love everything from Shakespeare and poetry to novels, and romance of all kinds.  I read a historical romance a long time ago about a pirate… it lacked enough heat in the sex for my taste, and I have sworn to myself that someday I will write about hot sexy pirates that bend you over the bow if you are naughty!

What are your comfort reads when you are sick or feeling low?  Western Erotica.  There is nothing better than a sexy southern drawl sweet talking you out of your miserable state and into their bulging, muscular arms!  (yep, I said their, as in plural. The more the better! J)


Night or Day? Night.

Coffee or Tea? Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. 

Leather or Lace? Leather all the way!

Chocolate or Sex? Humm… how about chocolate covered sex? 

Pajama movie night or Cocktails at the bar? As a mom and wife, every night is a pajama and movie night.  I would love one night out of drinking and dancing.  (Yep, at 32 I still like to get some booty work goin’ on!)

Formal or Casual? Casual.

Always and Forever

An alpha wolf, and an alpha panther—both of which are hot, sexy, brick walls of ooh-la-la wrapped up in "yes please, give me more"—decide to pursue Giselle Shalay, things explode in a supernova of desire and need. She is torn between what her body craves and what her mind protests. She is a free-spirited, independent witch who could never succumb to the role of an obedient, mindless, submissive wife. Aiden Grey refuses to share Giselle, whether Brandon Knight is meant to mate her or not. Brandon tries to show him reason, but any discussions end up in blows. When push comes to shove, he turns to his pack and declares war against the panthers in a fight to win her hand.
Can they come to terms with what fate has dealt and work together in convincing Giselle that her place is with them, or will egos and misconceived ideas keep destiny from joining their hearts forever?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Jess! You are such a doll. It is always fun hanging with you sweetie! Your blog is gorgeous! <3 <3