Book News

Sales, new release updates, and hilarity

Redemption, the fifth book in the Ash Park series, is officially with proofreaders. And that means I have a spare moment to breathe and update you on all the exciting things going on right now! And maybe tell a joke or two. Because, obviously.


When Famished hit BESTSELLER status (16 different lists, and #1 in several categories), I was awed and grateful and SO EXCITED. But I’m even more excited that it is staying high on those lists. This week, thanks to an article about “badass women authors,” Famished hit #5 again–so I decided to extend the sale JUST A LITTLE. You can GET IT HERE FOR ONLY $.99! You should also check out the other authors on that list. Bestseller Kristen Mae is one of my faves, and if you liked Famished, Red Water will be right up your alley.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL. CONVICTION, the second in the Ash Park series is ALSO ON SALE! CLICK HERE TO SNAG IT FOR ONLY $1.99!


Hidden has been kicking butt since its release last month. It almost pains me to wait for the end of summer to release Redemption…but editing takes time. It’ll be here before we know it. Look for #5 in the Ash Park series, due out in September!


What newsletter would be complete without an exquisitely terrible joke?  I could butter you up with the ones my kids like, such as the infamous: “What did the pig say at the beach on a hot summer’s day?” (“I’m bacon!”) But I’d rather do one about lawyers in honor of that Conviction sale. How about one Shannon would hate:

A prosecutor vacationing on the Riviera met an old lawyer friend and asked him what he was doing there. The lawyer replied, “Remember that lousy piece of real estate I purchased last year? Well, it caught fire, so I’m here with money from the fire insurance. How about you?”

The prosecutor replied, “Remember that horrible real estate investment I made in Mississippi? Well, the river overflowed. I made it down here with cash from the flood insurance.”

The lawyer cocked his head. “Wow,” he said, “How do you start a flood?”


I didn’t promise joke greatness…but hopefully it brightened your day just a little.

Thank you for reading. I couldn’t do this without you.


Who wants free stuff?

Hey, hey, hey!

It’s been quite a month. From the release of my newest short story, “Alien Landscape,” to “Crimson Snow” sticking at #1 in its category, to getting ready for a new release, time has just flown by. Oh yeah, that’s right…A NEW RELEASE. Hidden will be available May 17th. Just LOOK at that cover. I CANNOT WAIT.  But in the meantime, I have FREE goodies for you to celebrate this upcoming awesomeness! TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Reading is the gift that keeps on giving, so forward this email to any buddies who want to check out a new author. You’ll be super popular. (Trust me, I’m a professional. I know these things.)



If you haven’t read my first three novels, Famished, Conviction, and Repressed, I put free samples of those novels up on InstaFreebie. Go download the first three chapters for free and get a feel for the insanity. Share the links with your friends and travel to Ash Park together. Just click below to claim your sample chapters and get a taste for Ash Park.

Claim your free sample of Famished here

Claim your free sample of Conviction here

Claim your free sample of Repressed here


“Crimson Snow” is still up for free on all platforms from Amazon to Nook to Google Play to iBooks to Kobo to InstaFreebie! Click here for InstaFreebie or find your retailer HERE and snag that one too.


My writing partner has a short story freebie up as well! If you like dark and gritty with a crazy twist at the end, it’s for you–but you have to read it all the way through. Trust me on that one.

Claim “Black-Eyed Susie: A Short Story” here


I’d love to know what you think about ALL of these books and stories, so feel free to drop me a line!

Can’t wait to hear from you!


Short Stories and the Illuminati

A couple weeks ago, I sent you guys a free short story to celebrate Valentine’s Day and I am so happy to share that Crimson Snow has been topping the charts on Amazon!! Number one in short stories for mystery, thriller and suspense, and number three in short stories, literature and fiction. Did you read it? Did you like it? If you loved reading it as much as I loved writing it, pop over to Amazon and Goodreads and leave a review! PRETTY PLEASE? Those reviews let me keep writing and also let me give away the occasional short story. (wink, wink)

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The wait is finally over–REPRESSED IS AVAILABLE NOW!

I am so excited to announce that Repressed is NOW AVAILABLE to the public! This book was a labor of love and I adored every moment of the process, from the nitty-gritty research to interaction with readers who just COULD NOT WAIT for this book to hit the shelves. In this newsletter you can find the video book trailer, read early reviews, and check out the back cover copy as well as find links to purchase. Plus there’s a joke down there near the end (because of COURSE there is). And if anyone wants to share the link to the book on social media, you will have my undying gratitude.

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Have you been waiting for the perfect time to buy Famished? TODAY IS THE DAY! Famished is on sale THIS WEEKEND ONLY. Through cyber Monday, the Famished ebook is at its lowest price EVER. But don’t wait! This special is a countdown sale, and every day we get a little closer to the original price–the sooner you act, the less you’ll pay. CLICK HERE to grab a Black Friday copy at 67% off the cover price!

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FREE Advanced Copies of Repressed UP FOR GRABS, giveaways, and book-related penis jokes

Repressed, the 3rd book in the Ash Park series is coming out in December, but if you can’t wait for December, guess what? YOU DON’T HAVE TO. Yep, that’s right, I’m giving out 50 advanced review copies of Repressed far in advance of the release.* Why am I doing this? Because I NEED REVIEWS ON AMAZON LIKE KAHL DROGO NEEDS TO GET IN MY BEDROOM. I also need your help spreading the word about the book.

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And the winner is….

What’s up all you fabulous readers? It’s been an amazing few weeks and today is extra bootylicious because it’s GIVEAWAY DAY. I’ve got book news, embarrassingly hilarious typos and another upcoming giveaway in this newsletter. But first, thank you to all of you who entered the giveaway by leaving book reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Your words make me “do-the-cabbage-patch-in-my-pjs” happy.

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