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

Shawna James
Author Shawna James


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 …You may connect with her through her social media: WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodreadsAmazon. You can also interact with her on

“They Loved Collection” ~ Books By Shawna James

Despite the Devil

Despite the Devil

by Shawna James now on Amazon: 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!


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.


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:

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:

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.

Author & Book News, Updates and More! What Are My Book Promo Clients Up To?

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Author, Andrew Branham has been all over the place lately! First, his new book/memoir is now out in paperback! Just in time for your holiday gift giving. Know how you know the readers on your holiday will love this book? It hit Amazons #1 Best Selling Memoir in the #LGBT category that’s how! I also gave Andrew a 5 star review. Adoption for a gay couple with the desire to start a family shouldn’t be this hard. His story will make you laugh. cry and more. It also gives an in-depth look at just how broken our adoption system is in America. The best part of this book? A portion of the proceeds when you purchase this book will go back to other couples who can not afford to do so.

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Now here are some brand new guest author interviews that Andrew has done in the last month! He also has a wonderful author/book website as well. See links below..
Morning Journal.

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Now more news about Short Story writer and Author, J.A. Owenby. She has generated some awesome book buzz with both her e-books over on Amazon! TEARS In The Sun just has received 3 more 5 star reviews this month. This girl has a knack of weaving in important issues that effect many of teens and women today. She is currently working and writing on first featured novel due out this spring 2016. .

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Jen has been featured on Awesome Gang Books Website! ..
She also was featured and Tears In The Sun has a wonderful book review below! I can not wait for her novel! She is an author to watch . . .

A Short, Honest Treatment of a Serious and Real Problem — J.A. Owenby’s “Tears in the Sun”

I read a wonderful kindle short story recently by J.A. Owenby about a girl whose mother has clear mental health issues. The story is not a lecture. It offers no diagnosis or cure. It instead depicts the struggle faced by its protagonist, a teenage girl named Lacey, and presents a very real and poignant picture of the frustration and ambiguity that can threaten to immobilize anyone a conflicted, ultimately chaotic predicament. It’s very short, only 99¢ when I downloaded it, and well worth the read. . . .
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Now some New Book Release News! We have some authors who have released some new books. Our first is a from a fiction crime novel writer who has switched gears and has released a Collection of his Short Stories in one book! It has been a labor of love for Author, Wayne Andrewartha as through many years, he has written over 48 of them. So he wanted to share them with his readers. I have not read it yet, as it just came out on Amazon.. . .

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About The New E-book:
This book, a collection of short stories, is something different. During the past two years, while writing the three novels now published as E-books on, my mind was constantly plagued with fragments of ideas for short stories. Some were so demanding, I had to push aside the novel I was working on to write that particular short story. During these two years, I’ve written 48 short stories. The stories themselves are quirky extracts, partly from my own experiences and partly from people around me. Most have a surprising twist at the end, which probably confirms how I see life. I have enjoyed writing these real-life stories, albeit with a little bit of imagination thrown in to the mix . .

And Wayne also has a new Crime Novel that has released as well! “What Goes Around” is a fantastic thriller action read!
Visit Wayne’s Amazon Author Page for all his novels!
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So lets check in with my cousin Vinnie! LOL. I just like saying that! What has Author, Vinnie Sorce been up to?
Well his new book, Jersey Justice is receiving many 5 star Amazon reviews since its release. Here a couple of what readers have to say about Vinnie’s book after reading!

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“A read packed with energy and pace, like an action thriller film that puts plausibility in second place to high adrenaline entertainment. I had little sympathy for the main character, a hormonally overloaded scum bag who is a thug first and an investigator second. I don’t think we are meant to have any. The book is exciting escapism that provides the thrills of the screen or video game while allowing the freedom of imagination allowed by the written word.” Loved It!!
Bravos, Vinnie! I couldn’t put this one down. Funny, fast paced and suspenseful. What a combo. I can’t wait for the next one! Highly Suggest this one!

Vinnie has  been featured on many Book Reader & Review websites as well. Here is one I’d liked and wanted to share it with my readers and followers. It’s why you need to grab your copy of Vinnie’s book and make it your weekend read!

An Interview With Vinnie Sorce, Author ~ After Dark Reading Nook.

About The Author
I am a writer, currently misplaced in Northern AZ. I grew in North Jersey.I’ve been writing for about ten years on and off. I’ve sold several short stories and articles and I have my blog. I’ve just recently self-published my first novel, Jersey Justice.

I have one child left who hasn’t escaped yet. I like to read, watch too much TV, wear my heart on my sleeve, and over examine situations that haven’t occurred yet.

Oh, and I eventually want to save the world, but lack of super powers are making that a difficult job.

Have you always wanted to be a writer? Why?
I always loved the thought of being a writer, but never imagined actually doing it. One day I saw an ad on Craigslist for short stories and I thought, what the heck. I submitted and it was bought. That lit my spark again.Then I wrote the book and couldn’t find a publisher or agent. Several years passed and self-publishing became so easy that it was time to take another shot.

So I did!

So go click on the blue link above to read the whole interview of Author, Vinnie Sorce!
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Well readers, I hope you enjoyed reading about what some of Lyon Book Promotions authors have been up to. I get so excited to share when our authors I get to promote have fabulous events and guest interviews and more to with all of you!

Lyon Book Promotions of Author, Catherine Lyon 🙂