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Omicron Prequel Available on #GooglePlay. #Aliens #Murder #Romance

Do you Google?

Aliens! Murder! Romance!
Aliens! Murder! Romance!

If you’re a Google Play fan, good news! Omicron Zed-X, the prequel story to the Omicron ZX world, is now available on Google Play! Get it HERE.

Starship captain Zala Lei’s bid to bring a dangerous criminal to Justice leads her to Omicron 5 and the sexy Xander Lodai, a man even more dangerous than the one she’s chasing. She can only hope that Xander will help her stop evil in its tracks before she becomes the next victim. But can she save her heart from Xander?

 

Ever Wanted To Be A Writer? Use This Code And Join In The Fun At Write On by Kindle!

Have you dreamed of being a writer? Maybe just for fun, or maybe as a career? Or do you just have that one idea that NEEDS to come out. Well, let me tell you about this awesome new place for writers (and readers!).

It’s called Write On By Kindle. It’s a site where you can post your manuscript and get honest feedback from readers and other writers. I used one of these sites when I first started and the lessons I learned were invaluable. It helped me polish my book and get ready to become a published author. If you want to be a writer, I can’t recommend this enough.

Starting TODAY, and for the rest of the week, I’m the Writer in Residence at Write On by Kindle. How cool is that? I’ll be giving writing prompts, reading some of the manuscripts on offer, and offering feedback on a few. I’ll even read over all the short stories created from my prompts and pick out my favorites.

To join Write On by Kindle, go HERE and enter this code: SHEAMACL

Welcome to the party!

Firefly Meets CSI Meets…Ancient Aliens?

FINALLY! The book you’ve all been waiting for!

Rage of Angels02_200x300A Rage of Angles is now available on Amazon, iTunes, and Kobo and coming soon to Barnes & Noble. Those of you who want paperback will have to wait a little bit longer, but it’s coming later this month.

Here’s the blurb:

Firefly meets CSI in this brand new series from Shéa MacLeod, author of the international bestselling Sunwalker Saga!

On planet Serabim there are two types of people: humans and Angels. When humans first arrived on Serabim, the natives welcomed them … as long as humans stuck to the low grounds and left the aeries and the Angels alone.

But something changed.

Angels are murdering humans at an alarming rate, leaving their mutilated bodies on public display. In horror, the humans call upon their local Rider for justice. Omicron ZX_200x300

All is not as it seems on idyllic Serabim, as Captain Zala Lei and her Rider, Xander Lodai, will soon discover. The Rage of the Angels may indeed be something entirely more human.

This one has been a long time coming, so I hope you all enjoy it!

If you want to know how how Zala and Xander met, don’t forget to check out the prequel novelette available for just 99 cents.

Traveling Through Space and…Time?

Nope, not a Time Lord. Don’t I wish? I mean where would YOU go if you had a Blue Box?

A Regency we will go!Me? I might start with Regency era England. Just for kicks and giggles.  I’m obsessed with it and I would love to see what life was REALLY like outside of a Jane Austen novel. Since I’m fresh out of time traveling devices, I do the second best thing and go on retreat with the Oregon Regency SocietySewing of hats

 

Last weekend I was down at The Chateau At The Oregon Caves with the rest of the group. We danced, played whist, ate until we burst, and generally had a fabulous time ala Regency. The Chateau is such a magical place. I highly recommend you add it to your bucket list.

For me it was a time to let go and relax. I came home feeling renewed and ready to get back into my latest work: A Rage of Angels.

Rage of Angels02_200x300I know some of you have been waiting for this book for a good, long time. Well, it’s finally DONE and off to the proof reader for a final polish. The official pub date is October 14th, but I might get it up early. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, I’m working on finishing up the first draft of my very first contemporary romance, Kissing Frogs. It’s an amusing romp through London in the vein of Love, Actually and The Holiday (minus the Christmas theme). No word yet on a pub date for that, but I’ll let you know.

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Ride the Dragon: Intro Box Set #paranormal #science fiction

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Want to try out the first book in four of my series for a discount? Check out Ride the Dragon, the paranormal/scifi intro box set. It’s cheaper than buying each book individually and it will give you a taste of some of my worlds.

NOTE: These are not new stories, but previously published books packaged together at a discount.

Description from Amazon:

A collection of four books introducing you to four different paranormal and science fiction series by Shéa MacLeod. Perfect for anyone new to MacLeod’s writing.

OMICRON ZX (An Omicron ZX Prequel) – Starship captain Zala Lei’s bid to bring a dangerous criminal to justice leads her to Omicron 5 and Xander Lodai, a man even more deadly than the one she’s tailing. She can only hope that Xander can help her stop evil in its tracks before she becomes the next victim.

FEARLESS – Soulshifter Trilogy Book 1 (A Sunwalker Saga Spin-off novella) – “I hated this life I’d found myself in and yet I had no choice but to carry on living it. Lost. Confused. Alone. Forever separated from my own kind.”

Murdered at the hands of her king and former lover, Zip finds herself stripped of nearly all her powers and trapped inside the mortal body of a teenager. She finally knows what it is to be human, but it might be the last thing she wants. Especially with a killer stalking the halls…

“Swallowing hard, I held his gaze. I wasn’t sure if I was daring him or defying him. Maybe both.”

Mick Egan is determined to make his life count for something. Getting clean was one thing. Discovering the secrets of a girl like Zip is another. If he was smart, he’d run like hell, except he’s not about to leave her alone to face a murderer.

DRAGON WARRIOR (Dragon Wars, Book 1) – A man without a past.
A woman without a future.
A world destroyed by monsters.
All that’s left is hope.

In Rain Mauri’s post-apocalyptic world there are no shades of gray when it comes to survival. Until she meets a Dragon Warrior and discovers nothing is as simple as it seems.

Together, Rain and the Dragon Warrior must uncover the truth behind the nightmare their world has become. Their quest will put them in the crosshairs of a ruthless enemy, but with her determination and his skill, they might just save their race from destruction. If they can save each other first.

BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR (Cupcake Goddess, Book 1) – Once the Welsh goddess of love and beauty, Branwen has lost her powers (most of them), moved to the middle of nowhere, found an obsession for cupcakes, and gained twenty pounds (okay, fifty). She’s not having a good millennium.

So when her next door neighbor, cross-dresser Ryan Roberts, makes a simple wish, Branwen decides to grant it. Ryan is about to find out that where cupcake obsessed ancient goddesses are concerned, you should be careful what you wish for.

Available now on Amazon and Kobo.

Supernatural Saturday. And Stuff.

I haven’t done a Supernatural Saturday in AGES. Seriously, over a year. So rather than bore you with my ranting about whatever supernatural creature is on my mind, I’m giving you this:

3195402a102037433b241316647lYou’re welcome.

You know I only do this because I love you, right? ;)

If you enjoyed that, you should come follow me on Tumblr. That’s another thing I joined ages ago but didn’t do anything with. I am now randomly posting things that make no sense. They’re just things I like. For instance, delicious Regency gentlemen. And amusing memes.

(I’m also on Pinterest if you don’t mind your feed being cluttered with pins of chocolate cake and hot British men.)

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If you’re wondering what I’m up to, I’m writing like mad trying to get the next thing out and into your hot little hands. Right now I’m working on two books at a time. I’m at the 55% mark for A Rage of Angels (Think Firefly meets CSI with a splash of romance and Ancient Aliens) and almost 70% on my hilarious new contemporary romcom (Think London, coffee, cupcakes, and Tom Hiddleston… mostly because I just like Tom Hiddleston.)

More eye candy. Just because.

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Happy Saturday!

 

Changing My Appearance

Due to various circumstances I won’t go into, I had to cancel my trip to ARC Phoenix this year. Boo! I hope all of those who go have a BLAST! Hopefully I can make it another year.

Ann Aguirre (left) and yours truly at the Beaverton Powell's book signing.
Ann Aguirre (left) and yours truly at the Beaverton Powell’s book signing.

Instead, I’ll be at the Greater Seattle RWA Writer’s Conference in Bellevue, Washington on October 17 – 19. I’m so excited! One of my favorite authors - Ann Aguirre – is the keynote speaker.

I got to meet Ann at a book signing here in Portland about a year ago. She’s such a genuine person.  I’d love to be her BFF and bake her cupcakes and talk books and hot boys, but that would be rather stalkerish, don’t you think? So instead I will simply go and clean whatever nuggets of wisdom I can from her talk.

I’ll also get to meet (and re-meet) my Montlake peeps. Hang out. Party. Etc.

Also, the party theme is Sexy Librarian. Urm…

What’s Next in the Sunwalker Universe?

Kissed by Ice_200x300With the release of Kissed by Ice, Book 5 of the Sunwalker Saga, I’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding the final book, (Kissed by Eternity, Book 6).  I thought I’d take the time to answer some of those questions now.

But just so you know, I will NOT be answering any questions regarding who Morgan ends up with, who dies, why so-and-so is a jerk, etc., etc.

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When will Book 6 be out?

I don’t have an exact date yet, but sometime this winter. I’m aiming for February. Be sure and sign up for my mailing list so you don’t miss out.

(I promise no spam! I hate spam! I only send newsletters when I have a new release.)

Will Book 6 really be the last Sunwalker novel?

Yes. And no.

How’s that for clear as mud?

On the one hand, the Sunwalker Saga was always meant to be only six books, and six books it shall remain. HOWEVER, the Sunwalker Universe is a pretty big place and there are still a lot of awesome places, supernatural species, and kick-ass characters yet to discover. Plus some whose stories aren’t nearly finished yet. So, next year I’ll be starting a brand new series set in the Sunwalker Universe. It’ll star a few old faces and some brand new ones.

Including THIS guy… ;-)

Haakon KbI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But I’m so sad over the Inigo/Morgan situation. HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME???

Because I’m evil.

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But I want more Sunwalker NOW! Why can’t you write faster?

If I could have a superpower it would be supersonic typing! LOL Seriously, though, if you want more in the Sunwalker Universe, check out the Soulshifter Trilogy (Starting with Fearless which is just 99 cents). You’ll find out what happened to Zip and Mick (Mikey) after the events of Kissed by Smoke and before the final show-down in Kissed by Eternity.

If you have any other questions about the Sunwalker Saga (or anything else really), please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll answer as many as I can.

And remember: NO SPOILERS!

Magic & Mayhem Release Party TODAY! #giveaways #paranormalromance

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Join in the fun TODAY at 4pm Pacific (7pm Eastern). Three hours of games, giveaways, and random shenanigans to celebrate the release of my book, Kissed by Ice, and Tara West’s hilarious paranormal romantic comedy, Divine and Dateless.

Here’s the LINK. Stop on by and say “Heyyyy!”

FAQ: Of Audible and German Translations

I get a lot (and I do mean a LOT) of questions from fans about versions of books other than those currently available. The most common question I get (other than “When is the next book out?”) is when Kissed by Moonlight or Kissed by Ice will be available as audio books. The second most common question is when the rest of the Sunwalker Saga will be translated into German.

Let me answer question number two first. It’s the easiest.

german-class-langu_2497150bAt this time, Montlake Romance has no plans to translate the rest of the series. This makes me sad as I know I have a lot a fantastic German fans and right now their only option is to read the rest of the series in English. Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can do about this. However, I have been assured that once the German translation of Kissed by Darkness has been out for one year, the team will have another look at sales, etc. and consider whether or not to translate more books.  So, fingers crossed!

Now to the first question: When will the second half of the Sunwalker Saga be available as audio books?vintage_mic

Simple answer: I have no idea.

More complicated answer: I’m working on it.

Since I have to pay out of my own pocket (and audio books are very expensive to produce), it will, at the minimum, be several months if not a year or more. And that’s just for Kissed by Moonlight. If it happens at all.  I know some of my lovely readers really prefer audio books, which is why I’m trying to make this happen for you. So, please, please, please be patient. I’m doing my best.

I want to say a big huge THANK YOU to all my readers. You all are absolutely the best! I couldn’t do this without you!

I hope I’ve been able to answer your questions for now. I promise I’ll keep you posted regarding any developments.