Tuesday, October 8, 2013


I am pleased to announce my new release with Amira Press : HUNGER

 HUNGER picks up where book one, Crave, left off. In Hunger, Dr. Jackson Weiland is on the hunt for the panther that killed his mother.  It’s a search that uncovers more clues about his true identity as a panther shifter, and leads to more bloodshed.  As things continue to heat up between him and his soul mate, Zahara Nnembia, Jack can’t shake the feeling that the beautiful panther knows more about what’s happening than she’s letting on. Zahara is indeed withholding information from Jackson. She’s afraid that once Jackson learns of her roll, he will leave her. She goes to great lengths to hide her involvement in a rival pack’s quest to locate Jackson. But Zahara, in trying to correct her mistake, makes things worse.

Excerpt : …The humidity in the air seemed to rise as he climbed
onto the porch. He shifted into his human form. His muscles ached while his
bones snapped back into alignment. He waited for the pain to subside, then
climbed to his feet. Ignoring his clothes, which still lay where he left them, he
made his way inside.
Beads of sweat dripped from his hair and into his eyes as he made his
way to the master bedroom, then into the bathroom for a shower. He wasn’t
due to the hospital until later, but it was on his agenda to go to his father’s
house to retrieve the computer and all of the files in Tobias’s office. There
had to be something in there that would reveal who Jack was and why he was
a shifter.
Jack stood under the hot spray of water. He ran his hands over his
biceps, noting how his muscles had doubled in size. His abs were flatter,
sleeker. The mild-mannered college professor he once was, was now
unrecognizable in light of the changes to his body. That was fine with him.
He reached for the soap. Stopped. Inhaled deeply. Zahara. Her honeysuckle
scent seemed to coat his soul, rendering him motionless. Immediately, his
cock thickened and lengthened against his thigh.
When he turned, he could make out her outline on the other side of the
frosted glass. He opened the door to get a better view. Zahara Nnembia.
Panther. Daughter of Elon. Capturer of his heart. Jack studied her long,
black tresses that fell over her shoulders in silky waves. She had a petite but
athletic frame that was covered by a pink nightgown. Within the deep V
neckline, he could see the creamy texture of her chocolate skin and began to
Zahara had his clothes in her hand, which she now tossed on the floor.
With deep-set hazel eyes, she gazed at him as if appraising his body from
head to toe. Jack’s heart thundered. Oh, how he loved this woman.
Controlling himself around her was never an option. He felt his hunger for
her rising to near panic levels and turned off the water.
“I thought you were going to go running with me,” Jack said.
“I wanted to give you some space.”
Jack nodded. He was disappointed, but he understood. “Right now, I just
need you. Come here.”

Buy link : http://www.amirapress.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=427

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sneak Peak : Crave by R.W. Shannon

I've been back underground trying to complete a couple of stories. Don't forget my last release, Bitten, is still available from Cobblestone Press. And, please vote for my Men of Rhodes series from Beautiful Trouble Publishing for best series.

Here is a sneak peak of what I'm working on. A shifter story called Crave. In Crave, Dr. Jackson Weiland is a leading expert on shape shifters after a chance encounter with a panther in his youth. Little does he know, he was about to become one.

Zahara Nnembia seeks the doctor's help in learning why her pack is being murdered for their bones. Once the secret is discovered, both of their world will be turned upside down.

Here's an excerpt:

Once breakfast was over, the investigation began and the group moved to an area of the compound that was set up like an exam room. Jack sat on a table. Elon started by withdrawing two vials of Jackson’s blood and sending them to a lab on the property to be tested. Jackson noticed the hue of his blood had changed. It was darker and thicker than normal. Elon also took Jack’s blood pressure and heart rates, which were also higher than normal. Jackson had a physical two months ago and knew what the base number should be.
            Elon studied the data he’d written on his clipboard. “They’re online with that of a panther,” he said. “And they only gave you tea?”
            “From what I can recall. They could’ve done something else to me while I was unconscious.”
            Elon sat down his clipboard. He retrieved a penlight from his pocket and shined the light in Jackson’s eyes. Jack squinted at the light. When Elon leaned away and scribble notes, Jackson exhaled. 
            “I’ll need you to shift, Dr. Weiland.”
            “If you’re up to it, I’d like to perform some agility tests. I have a course set up around the property. And you’re not invited,” Elon tossed over his shoulder.
            Amin and Serge snickered. Jackson looked toward the doorway where Zahara stood.  Until now, Jack had tried to ignore Zahara’s presence to focus on this part of the examination, but now, when he looked at her, his heart beat wildly in his chest. She made a face and crossed her arms over her chest.
            “Why not?” Zahara asked.
            “He’s going to be naked, for a start,” Serge said.
            “So, I’ve been around naked men before,” she countered.
            Jackson stiffened. The thought of her being with other naked men infuriated him. A growl escaped his mouth.  Elon looked up from his notes and sent a hard gaze toward Zahara.
            “Sweetie, please stay inside,” Elon said.
            “He’s right,” Jack said. “Who knows what I’ll do in animal form? You need to be safe.”
            “You won’t hurt me.”
            Jack stared at her for a long time. He wanted to back up her claim that he wouldn’t, but even he wasn’t so sure. Zahara began to move toward him. Her mother caught her arm.
            “Let’s let the boys have their fun,” Cyrah said. “We can go to the mall. Then, have lunch at that little bistro you like.”
            Zahara looked annoyed but allowed her mother to lead her out of the room. Jack exhaled. This was hard for the both of them, but they had to hold on. Elon patted him on the shoulder.
            “It’s obvious my daughter has deep feelings for you. And I’m not going to be able to keep you apart for long.”
            Jack smiled sheepishly. “Sir, I-.”
            “Just be careful with her. That’s all I ask.”
            Jack looked Elon in the eyes. “I’d rather die than hurt her.”
            Elon nodded. “Let’s get back to the test.”
            When Jackson returned to his suite hours later, he was exhausted. Every muscle burned. Not just from the shift, but from the rigorous pace Elon put him through. He had to admit that having the chance to run around the lush grounds with the sun beating down on his black fur was exhilarating. Elon had allowed Amin and Serge to run with him and for the first time in his life, he understood what it felt like to be a part of a pack.
            He stripped off his clothing. Seconds later, his door flew open. Jackson turned to see Zahara standing there. His heart rate sped up. She entered the room and closed the door behind her. As she moved toward him, her gaze took in every inch of his nude body. Zahara seemed to have trouble breathing, but, so did he. Jack thought of putting his pants on, but changed his mind. He wanted her to see him. All of him.
            “How did it go?” She asked.
            “It was amazing,” he admitted. “Your father seemed pleased that I could hang with your brothers.”
            Zahara wasn’t looking at him. Her eyes were transfixed on his cock. When she reached out to touch him, he knocked her hand away. Jackson wanted to hold her but he was covered in sweat. Still, he could feel her desire where he stood. His cock hardened at the thought of being inside of her. Zahara’s eyes immediately went to his lengthening muscle and gasped. Jackson shook his head.
            “You’d better go before your father finds you in here,” he said.
            “I don’t care. I want you.”
            “I want you, too. As you can see, but not like this. I think I’m finally on Elon’s good side.”
            Zahara sighed heavily. “But, Jack-.”
            “Let me take a shower. Then, I have a surprise for you.”
            Zahara looked into his eyes. “What?”
            “You’ll see. Go change and I’ll meet you in the garden at six.”                   
            She stood on her toes and pressed her lips against his. “Okay.”
            Jack stepped away from her and walked to the bathroom. When he felt her gaze on his ass, he chuckled. If he wasn’t a gentleman, he would’ve already taken her. Now, he wished he wasn’t so nice. There was a loud bang on his door. Jackson stopped walking.
            “Z,” Serge called. “Dad saw you go in there. If you’re not out of Jackson’s room in five seconds, I’m instructed to drag you out by your hair. Feel me?”
            Zahara groaned. She looked to him for help. If she stayed any longer, she’d ruin the surprise he lined up for her. Jackson pointed at the door.
            “Go,” he commanded.
            She exhaled sharply, then, stomped out of the room. Jack continued on. Once in the bathroom, Jack turned on the cold water and stepped under the icy drops. His dick ached, seeking the release that he refused to give it. Jackson sighed. He had to face the fact that he needed her. And tonight, all bets were off. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Really, it's an honor to be nominated! Swirl Awards!

I am excited to announce that I've been nominated for a Swirl Award!

My series, The Men of Rhodes, was nominated for Best Series of 2012.

Midnight Muse, Designing Heart, Brush Strokes, and Finding Home were published by Beautiful Trouble Publishing.

Check them out here: http://beautifultroublepublishing.com/genres/interracial-contemporary-romances.html

And Vote for me here: http://www.swirlawards.com/p/best-series-poll_28.html

Monday, February 18, 2013


Check out my new release with Cobblestone Press!

Bitten - Queen Aurora is forced to execute her ex-husband Abel. When he vows revenge, Aurora doesn't take his threat seriously. That is, until she learns of a new turn in her territory, Mario.

After a drunken one night stand, Mario awakens in the morgue as a vampire. He is summoned to the Queen's castle to meet her. Immediately, the new vampire is taken with the Queen. With Mario’s impending death sentence on the horizon, she finds herself falling fast for the new turn. When Mario saves her life, what is Aurora willing to give up in return? 

Excerpt : Aurora gripped the arms of her throne as the guard brought her ex-husband, Abel, into the room. Though his wrists and ankles were bound by shackles, he was still a dangerous man. The former vampire king’s handsomeness was also not lost on her. Golden eyes were set within a face covered by bronze skin as he gazed angrily at her. His mouth, one that she had once relished kissing, was surrounded by a thin mustache and beard and turned into a snarl. Drops of sweat sparkled within the strands of his curly, black hair and clung to his nude body. A bevy of emotions swirled within Aurora as Abel was forced to kneel in front of her.
Though her legs wobbled, she stood to address him, as was protocol. For so long, she had loved this man, and now she had to execute him. His crime was killing thousands of innocent humans in an attempt to take over the world. Who knew such a madman lurked within him? With her, Abel was gentle, but his ambition turned him into an evil, bitter vampire. Aurora pressed her lips together as she gathered her words. As queen of the vampire race, the crowd expected her to speak, but she lost her voice as soon as Abel walked into the room. He had that effect on her.
“Abel Abdul Shala,” Aurora spoke at last. “You’ve been convicted of crimes against human nature and sentenced to death. Do you have any last words?”
“How could you do this to me?”
A chorus of gasps rippled through the onlookers that crowded into the great room to witness his execution. Aurora flinched. She did nothing to Abel, except love him, and apparently that was a colossal mistake. Though she took the dual head axe from the guard, she just held it at her side. His facial expression was stoic, but his eyes were soft.
“I’ve done nothing to you,” she said softly.
“I thought you loved me.”
“I did, once.” She emphasized the past tense. “But, you’ve betrayed me. You’ve betrayed everything our race has worked towards—to live in concert with humans. I can’t overlook this.”
Abel spat on her words. “The humans are good for nothing but fresh blood. I thought you’d stand by me no matter what.”
“I can overlook a lot of things, but not this. I am queen.”
“I created you,” he snarled.
“Yes, you turned me, but I have orders from the demonic council. I must carry out this execution.”
“I love you, my queen. Don’t make me beg for my life.”
Aurora opened her mouth to reply, but closed it. What could she say to that? The expression on Abel’s face hardened. In a flash, she was reminded what an evil son of a bitch he was. Not only did he kill those humans, he tried to kill her. Twice. She gripped the handle of the axe so tight her knuckles ached. But, so did her heart.
“It’s too late,” she said.
“Then, I curse you,” Abel spat. “I will come back from the grave and kill you, Aurora.”
“Even you don’t have that kind of power.”
“Try me.”
A hush fell over the crowd. As vampire queen, she would not be disrespected by Abel. He had a history of doing that in public, too. Finally, after being by his side for more than a thousand years, Aurora was free of his reign of terror. She nodded for the guard to bend Abel forward so that the former king’s neck was exposed. Her fangs lengthened in anticipation of the strike.
“So be it,” Aurora said as she swung the axe and severed Abel’s head.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New release...Deadly Desires from Beautiful Trouble Publishing

Deadly Desires has been release from Beautiful Trouble Publishing.


Besides Macy’s annual shoe sale, the only other place Nici Browning would rather be is in the arms of her boyfriend. There were many things she loved about Steel including his sexy accent, killer smile, full lips, and crystal green eyes. What she didn’t love however was his job…and the secrets surrounding it. A lawyer, Steel travels constantly. It’s not the travel that concerns her, but the places to which he travels. 

Steel Colston is doing everything in his power to keep his girlfriend from learning his true occupation. However, Nici already suspects something is amiss. Steel seeks advice from Hunter, his closest friend who just happens to be a fellow assassin. Before Steel can decide whether or not to reveal what he actually does for a living, the choice is taken away from him. Nici is kidnapped by someone who has a personal vendetta against him. 

Steel is on a mission to save Nici at all costs. But, can he get to her before time runs out?


Nici wondered why Steel took so much interest in the movie. After all, it was fiction. She studied his profile in the darkness. What didn’t she know about him? His body, she knew like the back of her hand, but she sensed there was more. 

“We may have to skip dinner,” Steel said. “I’m expecting a call from Hunter.” 

“Speaking of which, I want to meet him.”
Steel frowned. “Why?”
“He’s always calling you and dragging you off to God knows where. I want to be able to put your friend’s name with a face.” 

Nici’s eyes widened. She had expected him to put up more of a fight, as he did when her parents wanted to meet him. Steel released her hand and draped his arm around her shoulders. As the movie played on, she realized that she was falling in love with Steel. The only part of him she didn’t like was his career. She still struggled with why a criminal lawyer needed to travel all over the world, but she didn’t question him directly about it. 

The former Irish rugby player was six foot four inches of solid muscle. In the flickering lights, she could make out his short brown hair. When he caught her looking at him, Steel wiggled his eyebrows at her. 

“I know what you’re thinking,” he whispered, his green eyes sparkling in the dim light. 

“Which is?”
“That we were at home. In bed. And my cock was deep inside you.”

Buy it here! https://beautifultroublepublishing.com/xcart/Deadly-Desires-EBOOK.html

Monday, January 7, 2013

Inferno available for Kindle

I've re-release a title that was formerly known as Hell's Angel's

Inferno is what happens when Heaven and Hell collides.

Check it out and buy it here! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AWTEVM2