Take a trip down the rabbit hole

BewareCoverI’d like to invite you all to pick up a copy of my newest project Beware the Little White Rabbit launching today with Leap Books. Thirteen YA authors, myself included, conspired to bring you this journey into startling new wonderlands with reverence to Lewis Carroll in this Alice in Wonderland inspired anthology

Each story in this collection will intrigue, bewitch, and enchant. Through rich historicals, castles and keeps, wild wormholes, secret workshops, deadly plagues, and gritty urban explorations, BTLWR presents new tales of Alice and her white rabbit.

BTLWR is now available in print and as an e-book. Please check out this fantastic adventure and if you like it, show some love and leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.

Racing Hearts: Book 2 cover reveal (+ giveaway)

Racing Hearts 2 Final Today I’d like to share the cover for Racing Hearts: Book 2 (coming June 2015) and in honor of this special occasion, I’m giving away five copies of Racing Hearts: Book 1 to five lucky winners.

All you have to do is enter this Rafflecopter giveaway.

Contest begins today and ends April 11 at midnight. I’ll notify winners via email. Good luck!

PS. If you’ve had a chance to read Racing Hearts 1 and enjoyed it, please leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.

LEAPing Into the Future

Leapbadge1 (1)I recently signed on with the boutique e-publisher LEAP Books and will be launching my e-novella series RACING HEARTS in Fall 2015. LEAP gives authors a full creative and marketing suite that easily adapts to our changing trends in publishing. They are currently accepting submissions from agented and non-agented authors in YA, New Adult, and Middle Grade, both novel and novella length. Here is a little more about them:

“Having a small publishing house means you get to be picky about the books and authors you represent,” says Shannon Delany (YA author and now publisher and owner of LEAP BOOKS, LLC). “You don’t feel the pressure of filling a certain number of slots each year–you can truly make quality come before quantity.”

Thanks to longtime Leap author, Judith Graves, an enthusiastic trio of experienced YA authors has joined forces to lead LEAP Books LLC into the future. Graves had recently begun developing the SHINE e-novella line, and seeing Delany comment on Facebook about possibly starting a small publishing house of her own, Graves suggested Delany join her. But things grew from there.

LEAP BOOKS’s founder, Laurie Edwards suggested the two take over the entire house–not just a single line. In short order Delany was owner and publisher with Graves as her very capable co-publisher. The pair knew that a third member of the team was needed so they could more easily focus on their strengths. Delany contacted author and YA Fest organizer Jennifer Murgia and brought her on as Marketing Director. With the addition of a CFO and building on the established group of editors and illustrators, the new face of LEAP began to take shape.

“We’re leaping ahead with the growth of the SHINE e-novella line, but we’re gladly maintaining the foundation Edwards gave us. We have a great backlist of books written by eager authors–they just need some more attention in the market. I’m proud of LEAP’s history. If I wasn’t and I didn’t see huge potential in this company, I wouldn’t be here. The authors in our backlist are talented–we have award-winners, NYT Bestsellers… What more can you ask for?”

Learn more about LEAP, our books, our talented authors, our vision!

To kick off the official announcement of the big changes LEAP is undergoing, the LEAP Leadership Team has started a Rafflecopter contest for one lucky winner to win three Leap e-books of their choice. Enter here to win!