Cat Welcomes Award-Winning Author Shawna James and Her Two New Book Releases of Her “They Loved Collection.”



Shawna James
Author Shawna James


BIOGRAPHY

Shawna James is an award-winning author & writer. Her debut novel “Despite the Devil” was released in audio, paperback, and hardcover in Spring 2021 as part of her “They Loved Collection” book series. She has received 5-Star awarded book reviews, including a Readers Favorite, and is a winner of the Canada Book Awards, as she quickly began gaining reader fans from around the world.

This author has book two of her collection now at a special pre-order price, titled “As It Should Be,” and releases July 7th, 2021 as the e-book is specially priced for all her reader fans at .99 cents until release day on Amazon Kindle! All Shawna’s books will be available to on Kobo, iBooks. Book one is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and many fine bookstores.

Popular for her unique style of writing, sharing real life elements into her fictional drama stories like social and women’s issues, some law and family court issues, with a splash of contemporary and untraditional romance that brings her characters and storylines to life.

Shawna, a Canadian author, holds a masters’ degree in education and works as a university instructor, fueling the bright minds of her students. When she is not writing in her favorite coffee shop or instructing, she enjoys the great outdoors and loves hiking with her puppies. She also enjoys traveling abroad, is an avid reader, and enjoys family time and watching her favorite football games on Sunday afternoons. She calls herself a writer, a dreamer, and traveler. Cat thinks those are all great qualities! She continues to reside outside the Vancouver, Canada, area.

The author welcomes readers, publishers, and agents to visit her Official Author Website for all her author news, updates, new releases and is open to interviews and author podcasts at https://ShawnaJames.com …You may connect with her through her social media: WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodreadsAmazon. You can also interact with her on https://reedsy.com/discovery/user/shawna-james



“They Loved Collection” ~ Books By Shawna James

Despite the Devil


Despite the Devil

by Shawna James now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Despite-Devil-Untraditional-Romance-Collection-ebook/dp/B08L1G7PBF/ also available in paperback, and audiobook!

Published: Nov 11, 2020
Series: They Loved Collection Book One
Contemporary Romance Women’s Fiction Literary Fiction

Book Overview

Stephanie gazed at Andrew’s clean-shaven, long and slender face. His dark green eyes were captivating. His brown hair was neatly combed to the side. His eyebrows were thick and kind of joined in the middle, and his nose looked even sharper from the angle at which Stephanie was now looking at him. Girl, he’s handsome! Stephanie thought, And that accent!

When Stephanie meets Andrew Simmons, she believes she’s found the perfect man: smart, handsome, kind, and athletic. Best of all, the Norwegian former soldier is as interested in her as she is in him. But as their romance begins to blossom, Stephanie learns that Andrew’s past could haunt their life together. His dangerous earlier life may destroy the happiness the two of them share. Will Stephanie and Andrew’s fairytale be strong enough to resist the wickedness from Andrew’s former life?

Winner of the Canada Book Awards!

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A Readers Favorite 5-Star Awarded Book Review!


Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite ~ 5-STARS

Despite The Devil is a work of fiction in the women’s fiction, contemporary romance, and interpersonal drama sub-genres, and was penned by author Shawna James. This compelling and emotional tale focuses on the central couple Stephanie and Andrew, whose initial romance seems ideal and a true match made in heaven.

But Andrew has skeletons in the closet from old mistakes, and both he and Stephanie always have one eye on the past, consumed by the fear that it might come to destroy their future. What results is a poignant, romantic, and emotional tale about finding love and fighting for it, with faith and perseverance.

Author Shawna James has crafted a romantic drama that delivers clean content suitable for readers of all sensitivities, and with a deep sense of passion and devotion from its central pairing. More than this, the work smacks of realism thanks to the grounding of the characters and their realistic dialogue. When faced with adversity they react in ways that we as readers can really relate to, and it compels us to go with them every step of the way on their journey.

One of the things I particularly liked about the work was the plot structure, which keeps things interesting as different elements being revealed. We get some great highs and lows as we see how Andrew and Stephanie deal with the bumps on the road. Overall, I would certainly recommend Despite The Devil for its realistic approach to contemporary drama. A well-written work indeed… Highly recommend this read to women.


Another Book Reader and Reviewer Said This About “Despite The Devil”

The story of Despite the Devil is a phenomenal book because it encompasses everything good about literature. It has a brilliant plot, enthralling characters, and an incredibly well-thought-out story that will keep the reader wanting to read for hours on end. Despite the Devil is a unique and special book; it is exceptional for the apparent reasons… that it encompasses everything great about the written word, but it is unique because of the plot. The plot of this novel is unique for the romance genre in my opinion and it reads like a movie, and you can imagine the details in perfect glory!

Shawna James, the author does an incredible job of piecing together romantic elements with exciting and suspenseful moments and seamlessly integrates themes into one book of intrigue. James’ is a phenomenal writer because the author is dedicated to her work as well as passionate. James’ passion for the written word shines off the page and into the reader’s mind; her sometimes lengthy, beautiful descriptions will send the readers mind into visual overdrive, the reader will be able to perfectly imagine every detail the reader comes across and that in my opinion, is a sign of a talented author.



NEXT UP IS BOOK TWO BY SHAWNA JAMES

As It Should Be (They Loved Collection Book 2)


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As It Should Be (They Loved Collection Book 2)

by Shawna James now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Should-They-Loved-Collection-Book-ebook/dp/B093RVCNYJ/

Publishes: Jul 07, 2021 Pre-order
Series: They Loved Collection ~ Book Two
Contemporary Romance Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction

Book Overview

Andrew and his wife, Stephanie, thought they had bought their safety and freedom.  Just as they had settled into an idyllic life in Norway, the table turn again, into a living nightmare.  They are forced to move back to Canada and run through yet another convoluted maze.

Upon arriving back to the country in which they met, a man in a blue Jetta begins following Stephanie and their daughters. 

Can Andrew protect his family from the looming threats? 
And who is following Stephanie? 

Even in the midst of difficult circumstances, Andrew and Stephanie stay positive and strong for their daughters, hoping that someday the curse will be lifted. 

Shawna James
Shawna Enjoys the Outdoors



Want to learn more about the Author? Shawna appeared on the fabulous and popular authors podcast “Words With Writers,” The Romance Show a few months ago.

Now you can take a listen to her episode here: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-8awgt-fe7ace


Episode Eleven Release Date: March 21, 2021 ~ With Author Shawna James.

Get ready to share the love with this month’s romance themed episode! Co-hosts Chris Gorman and Brandi Tanner welcome Lilith Darville, who will share an excerpt from Tate’s Tale, book one in the Sexy Sins Afterlife Retreat Series, and Shawna James, who will read from her novel Despite the Devil, which is part of her They Loved Collection
This episode does contain some language that may not be suitable for younger listeners.







Let’s Learn How To be Facebook Friends and More By My Guest & Author ~ Art Crandon. New E-Book Release For Only .99 Cents…


And now for something completely different for all my Avid Readers

There are not many of us living our lives without Facebook – it has become part of our life, but is it a force for good? Certainly, it’s great for keeping in touch with our friends.

But, nowadays who is a friend? You see someone you have something in common with, maybe your job, or a sport or pastime, you send them a friend request – they accept – and then you never hear from them again. What’s the point of that? You may occasionally see a post by them, or they may see one of yours, but apart from that there is no relationship at all.

I made a decision a few months ago that I was not happy with that. I want interaction with my friends. I want to know what they’re doing – and let them know what I am doing.

I am on a mission – to become a FRIEND to my Facebook friends. I’m gradually going through my list messaging them all, telling them what I’m doing, asking what they are doing, and if I can help them in any way.

The results are interesting, and I certainly know more about my ‘friends’ than I did before.

I wrote a short piece just to explain what I am doing – and I put some funnies in there, just to keep your interest. It’s only a short read – check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Fun-Facebook-know-your-friends-ebook/dp/B08XWHR337/

MORE BOOKS By Arthur Crandon Can Be Found On His Fantastic Website here:
https://www.arthurcrandon.com/blog

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Arthur Crandon has been writing for many years and has four books under his belt, with a fifth to be released in March of 2021. He has received many accolades for his writing including more than 100 five star reviews and he has been voted No. 1 by Goodreads readers in their poll – ‘Little known authors worth reading’. His debut novel, Deadly Election, also topped the Amazon Best Seller list for Murder and Political for free books.

​He writes thrillers, suspense and intrigue novels mainly set in South-East Asia. He also writes a blog where he comments on Asian politics and social matters – and his own work. Arthur is a former lawyer who worked in the UK, Hong Kong and the Philippines specializing in visas and immigration – a great source of inspiration for his stories. His time as a warden for the British Embassy in Manila also provided insight for his writing.

In between writing and blogging, Arthur has gained an M. A. in creative writing and plans further study. In his spare time he enjoys music (he is a keyboards player) and cooking. Arthur is married with five children. He and his wife, Lynnie, divide their time between the UK and Asia. Visit him on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Arthur-Crandon/e/B008O0QBF6?re

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Literary Christmas Wishes, New Year Resolutions and more From The Cat …

Now that the first day of winter has come and winter solstice at that, I wanted to share some Merry Christmas Wishes from our Author, Rusty Blackwood, and share my literary New Year resolutions with my friends, readers, and all my new visitors. I am very blessed to be able to help and work with many amazing authors who share the same passion as I do when it comes to writing. They may do it as a hobby, a side career, or for many different reasons.

What I enjoy is to see authors become successful and that their books are found by avid readers who may enjoy our authors’ craft as writers and many of whom are independently or self-published. I especially enjoy helping those authors who are new and have published their first books as I get to help them learn just how and where to market and promote their books. It truly is my passion.

As I go into my 7th year doing so, I can honestly say I have much gratitude to be able to this as my little “at-home-business” and came from being very frustrated myself when my first book was published. I had to do the research and learn what I pass on to help other new authors’ and believe me, there was a lot of trial and error.  I don’t think there is a real solid recipe for book marketing and promoting.

I tell my clients (friends) that marketing a book will only go as far as it was written and edited and some genres just sell better than others. It is what’s between the pages of well-written words. It is why I enjoy reading books. A great story, be it fiction or nonfiction, needs to be able to pull in the reader and transport them into another time or place. But I will always stand by my motto … “that any book that has been published, no matter how long that book has been released and not read by a reader? It is still a new book!”

So as this year comes to a close and a new year is dawning, here is what I wish as my New Year Resolution for all the authors I work with past, present, and future. And my new year message to all those avid readers too … PLEASE CONSIDER placing a little book review when finishing a book. Think about the hours it took the writer to bring that story and some enjoyment of reading a book brings. And we look forward to all reviews regardless if they are good or “not so much”… WHY? It helps writers know what a reader likes, dislikes, or helps our craft as a writer.

THAT is this CAT’S New Year Hope! I wish you all who visit here a blessed and very Merry Christmas 🎄🎄🎁🎄✨🥰😺📚📚

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A SPECIAL MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH Video From Author, Rusty Blackwood!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Top ranking romantic fiction author Rusty Blackwood believes the flair for fantasy is anything the mind wishes it to be, and she is a master at this. Within her expressive mind is found an endless array of romance, passion, textures, and colors to sweep the reader to exotic, faraway places where anything is possible, proving that her words really do leave you breathless.
Canadian born Blackwood, who chose her plume de nom by combining both the colour of her russet hair with her estranged husbands’ great, great, Scottish grandmother’s maiden name, grew up on her paternal grandfather’s farm in southwestern Ontario, Canada where she developed her love of writing while still in grade school, entering numerous competitions and writing exhibitions throughout her area, and attributes her love of writing to her late father James, and to the late Gladys Carroll, her elementary teacher. Although unprofessionally trained in the field, Rusty has always had an affinity for the written word, a gift to express it, and has demonstrated this talent many times since becoming a serious writer in 2001.

Miss Blackwood is a bronze medalist winner in the 2006 Annual International Library of Poetry, sponsored through PoetryPoem.com, for her 2005 poem, Desire.

She has written an eclectic array of contemporary and traditional poetry, publishing her first collection in October of 2009 entitled, “Feelings: A Rhythmic Journey in Thought,” which was later re-released in a second collection with additional content in 2011 under the title, “Impressions: A Poetic Rhythm in Emotion.” Feelings were followed in April of 2010 by a collection of assorted short stories for children, as well as the young at heart, entitled, “Young Minds,” which was later re-released as a second collection with additional content in 2012 under the title, “Through the Eyes of Innocence.”

In March of 2012, Rusty released her first short-story comedy, “The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom.”

Following a previously hard-fought, misguided, and misleading publishing road into the competitive world of mainstream fiction with her first two-part romance/drama, ‘Passion in Paris’ – Connections to the Past and Directions of the Heart respectively – Rusty was finally given the chance to accomplish what she had originally set out to do, and this exciting reprieve can be found within the pages of her 4-star, heart-touching romance/drama, “Passions In Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary.”

‘Passions in Paris’ is followed by the riveting 5-star award-winning romantic fiction drama, ‘Willow’s Walk.’

In July 2017, Miss Blackwood released her second installment in the Derwood comedy series, titled, Derwood Returns. In this hysterical follow-up to The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom, the bubbling and pretentious Englishman, known for his staunch outlook and demanding ways, decides to return to the picturesque village of Vinehaven on the Lake, where he takes up residence in the swinging Sunset Villa Retirement Center, located directly across the road from the infamous Anchors Away, of which he hastily departed two years earlier. Now he is back, with a hard-learned lesson beneath his belt, and hopes of finding the life that escaped him on his initial try.

Rusty currently released the third installment of the Derwood Tugbottom comedy series, entitled, Derwood Goes Caribbean, on January 27, 2019.

Travel with Derwood, and his best friend, Robbie, as they board The Travelling Minstrel on a swinging single’s cruise to the Caribbean. Christmas 2014 is fast approaching and an intrepid Derwood talks Robert into taking a single’s cruise to the Caribbean with him., which sens them on another eccentric adventure. Will they find what they hope to aboard ship? Will happiness presents itself in one the ports of call, or will it avoid them altogether? Find out, in this third Derwood adventure, certain to make you laugh as you cruise right along with him.

Rusty’s third novel, The Perils of Autumn, is a 5-star award-winning romantic fiction drama set in the early 1970s at Landon Lawns Stables, a fictional thoroughbred racing stable in the posh community known as The Meadows located just outside Lexington Kentucky. This enthralling story centers around heroine Autumn Leeves, a twenty-four-year-old newly graduated RN, who is sent on assignment to Landon Lawns to care for the terminally ill wife of English equestrian master, Cyril Landon.

However, once there, Autumn encounters a world filled with intrigue, wonderment, and a well-kept secret. The Perils of Autumn was released on January 17, 2019, and is available in paperback, hardback, and Kindle editions at all Amazons, and in Kobo at Chapters. Paperback and Hardback editions may also be ordered at all Chapters, Coles and Indigo. This novel is also a FINALIST in Romance in both the 2019 International Book Awards and The American Book Fest Best Book Awards.

The 5’1″(154.94 cm) spunky redhead is often asked how much of herself is found in her heroines, and she has been noted to say a fair amount, adding that most writers inspiration comes from many different aspects of life experience and reaping from them all that one can to use to one’s best advantage, so in that respect, she would have to say that many sides, aspects, and flavors of her heroines derive from her own personality and life.

Rusty has always loved the Arts in their many unique forms and this is demonstrated in the two Interior Decorating and Design diplomas she holds, as well as her many years spent on the south-western Ontario stage performing with her family’s country music band, The Midnight Ramblers, and the country-rock – blues band, MIRAGE respectively as an accomplished vocalist, bassist, and rhythm guitarist.

Rusty firmly believes in going after what she wants, doing whatever is required to make it happen, and turning a deaf ear to anyone who says it cannot be done. She has faced many challenges throughout her life, emerging more determined with each, but make no mistake about her methods, for she is a firm believer in Karma and the adage that whatever you put out in life revisits you, so be sure your intentions are proper.

Miss Blackwood now resides in the cultural city of St. Catharines, Ontario and when not at her keyboard, enjoys art, music, nature, gardening, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her loyal cat, Tipper.

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Author, Rusty Blackwood Virtual Book Blog Tour for ‘The Perils of Autumn’ Begins June10th, 2019 by ‘Enticing Journey’…

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Hello and Welcome Avid Readers and Friends!

What reader doesn’t love an amazing Virtual Book Blog Tour of a new book release?

Well, this one begins for Ms. Rusty Blackwood on Monday, June 10th, 2019 and runs through June 14th, 2019 and is being run by The Fine Team at “Enticing Journey Book Promos!” Here are all the details and links readers and book bloggers need to “Be In The Know” and JOIN ALL THE FUN!
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Title: The Perils of Autumn
Author: Rusty Blackwood
Genre: Romance Suspense/Drama
Release Date: January 17, 2019

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From the author of the riveting romantic fiction drama, Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary, and the celebrated, 5-star award-winning romantic fiction drama, Willow’s Walk, comes the intense romantic drama, The Perils of Autumn.

This page-turner, set primarily in the early 1970s, centers on a young Kentucky woman, Autumn Leeves, born in 1946 to Abigail Leeves, an unwed mother who struggles to make ends meet. By 1970, Autumn graduates nursing school and is sent on assignment by the local hospital to care for the terminally-ill wife of middle-aged English equestrian master, Cyril Landon, owner of Landon Lawns Stables, a most successful thoroughbred racing stable located just outside Lexington, Kentucky in a posh community known as The Meadows.

Duff Taylor, world renown jockey who is tops in his field, lives full-time above the tack room at Landon Lawns and enjoys the many benefits it brings, but he also has a dark secret surrounding an unsolved racing incident from his past that he will go to any length to protect.

Autumn arrives at Landon Manor in time to be thrown into the chaos and finds herself caught in the ongoing disruption that ensues.


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Top ranking romantic fiction author Rusty Blackwood, who chose her plume de nom by combining the colour of her russet hair with her husband’s great, great, Scottish grandmother’s maiden name, was born in St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada on October 5th, and grew up on her paternal grandfather’s farm in the County of Elgin, located in the south-western portion of the province of Ontario.

She acquired her love of literature while still in elementary school where she entered her original compositions into county fairs, school contests, and whatever venue allowed participants in the writing field. She has carried that love ever since and has put it to use many times since becoming a professional writer in 2001.

From the time of youth she has loved the Arts in their many unique forms, she is a graduate with honors in Interior Decorating & Design. She spent many years on the south-western Ontario stage performing with her family’s country music band: The Midnight Ramblers, followed by the country – rock – blues band: ‘MIRAGE’ as an accomplished vocalist, bassist, and rhythm guitarist. She now resides in the cultural city of St. Catharines, Ontario.
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