Category Archives: Isle of Skye Book One

Editing, Formatting, and Random Thoughts.

 

I made a vow to update my blog more regularly and I am determined to do so!

I have been editing and reformatting Isle of Sky, book one, all week. It still, even after being professionally edited (HA! That’s a story for another day) needs tweaking.  I am finally on the process of reformatting, which I actually do enjoy, and I hope to have an updated version out soon.

I have to be honest, I am having fun rereading the story. It’s been quite some time and even though, this process is tedious, it’s also been a bit more of a motivator for me.

I think, as authors, we are always so immersed in our current projects, that we almost forget our other, older stories. I find myself remembering writing my first book and being overwhelmed with joy and terror.

So much has happened since I first wrote Isle of Skye. Not only personally, but also professionally. I am a lot more confident in my writing and also more comfortable in my own skin, if that makes sense.

I encourage all other authors who follow me, to sit down, and reread your work. It is truly an amazing experience. Not only can you make some tweaks, but you can also just take a moment to relive that joy.

And laugh about how insecure and terrified you might have felt when you finally finished.

I will admit though, I still do have doubts and insecurities about my writing. When I publish a book now there is a moment when I am almost paralyzed with fear. It’s not something that we authors talk about much. We try to convey this confidence that our book is the best ever as we try to sell it to not only our faithful readers, but new buyers as well.

I think you have to be always questioning your work and also, you have to be hungry in a sense. If you lose that edge, what is the point? Where does the satisfaction come from? Writing a book is a feeling like no other. There’s always that one review that makes your toes curl and your heart skip a beat. You can have dozens of bad reviews, but all it takes is for one to have you skipping through the rest of your day.

So, that’s it. That’s what’s going on in my world. Rediscovering, re-imagining, and refocusing.

Now, it’s time to finish book one and go on to book two. Isle of Night.

I will only ever admit this once.

But it’s one of my favorite books I have ever written.

Shhh…don’t tell anyone.

 

~Shannon

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Free Book Weekend!

 

I am very excited to offer The Skye Trilogy FREE for the next five days! You can download with the links below. I am also beyond proud and happy that my boys are offering their first three books in their comic book series for free as well this weekend.

SeppinRek’s next two books, Brawler and Wave will be available next month. Wave was written by yours truly and I can’t wait to share the story with all of you.

Happy reading!

 

 

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Extra! Extra!

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Yes, it has been forever since I have posted anything. I can tell you though, that I have been working like a mad woman over the past several weeks, and I can finally share some exciting news.

My entire body of work will be available in print!

Amazon is now printing my books for me and I have spent many days (and nights) editing and formatting my first trilogy. I just received the paperbacks and I am beyond happy to see them in print.

I also worked on new book covers with Seppin over at SeppinRek and I am in love with how they look.

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You can go here to purchase the print versions!

 

 

I am also thrilled to announce that my new book The Wicked Thorn is almost done!!!

This book has been a huge departure for me and I have loved every minute of writing, and editing. I cannot wait to share with you my new series on vigilantes and I hope…like really, really, hope, that you will be just as consumed by them as I am at the moment.

I will let you know more as the release date (2/14/2017) draws near about the story and I am also happy to say that I will be doing an interview about The Wicked Thorn on SeppinRek.

I think I even scammed a podcast interview so that is sure to be amusing.

Happy reading!

 

~Shannon

 

 

Browse and Buy Books!

Isle of Skye, Book one of the Skye Trilogy

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H1C3D9K

 

Isle of Night, Book two of the Skye Trilogy

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J9KERJC

 

Isle of Dawn, Book three of the Skye Trilogy

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXIY9XM

 

Skye Trilogy Box Set

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXIYA7C

 

Scrumptious Skye Confections Cookbook

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LX7OLR2

 

The Cursed Charm, Book one of The Fae Witch Series

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OY5NMCA

 

The Cursed Wand, Book two of The Fae Witch Series

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RW1NMBY

 

The Cursed Dagger, Book three of The Fae Witch Series

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UI23PTS

 

The Cursed Scepter, Book four of The Fae Witch Series

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XK41BL0

 

The Fae Witch Series Box Set

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XK6SE4K

 

The Fairy Door, Book one of The Hidden Realm Series

http://www.amazon.com/Fairy-Door-Hidden-Realm-Book-ebook/dp/B0114Y9YTI/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447046977&sr=1-3&keywords=shannon+barczak

 

The Fairyland Queen, Book two of The Hidden Realm Series

http://www.amazon.com/Fairyland-Queen-Hidden-Realm-Book-ebook/dp/B015K5XUB0/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447046977&sr=1-7&keywords=shannon+barczak

 

Enchanting Wick, Book three of The Hidden Realm Series

http://www.amazon.com/Enchanting-Wick-Hidden-Realm-Three-ebook/dp/B01722CYUM/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447046977&sr=1-1&keywords=shannon+barczak

 

Captivating Wick, Book four of The Hidden Realm Series

http://www.amazon.com/Captivating-Wick-Hidden-Realm-Book-ebook/dp/B017V4XI4W/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1447417882&sr=1-14&keywords=shannon+barczak

Isle of Dawn Early Release!

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Twenty years ago I sat down to write a book and I failed miserably. Over the years I secretly thought about several different stories and how I would go about writing them but I never had the courage. Almost a year ago I sat down to create the story that I knew I had to get out of my head and on to the computer screen.

Today my dreams have become a reality.

I decided to release Isle of Dawn, The Skye Trilogy, and Scrumptious Skye Confections a few weeks early. To be honest, it’s been done for over a week now but I was still hesitant. I wanted to hold on to them a little bit longer. In a way, I guess, I wanted to keep this book to myself as long as possible.

Isle of Dawn is so much more to me than book three of my trilogy. It’s a culmination of  my dreams, my goals, long nights and a sense of accomplishment that I have never felt before in any thing I have ever done besides becoming a mother. This is the end of my characters journey but in reality is just the beginning for me. I don’t want to say goodbye and I have finally come to the realization that I don’t have to bid farewell to the characters I have come to know and love.

To be able to publish my books is not only a way for me to reach other readers that hopefully are like me but it is also a way for me to preserve my thoughts and my writing for me to enjoy. I can’t tell you the thrill I get seeing my name on a book cover and I hope I never become jaded enough to dismiss those butterflies that are floating in my stomach.

This project was a long time in the making and today I realized that it wasn’t so much my writing that was the project but myself as an individual.

I am a published author of a trilogy and a cookbook.

Yeah, this past year really just happened… Holy Moley!

I hope my readers enjoy the conclusion with Isle of Dawn and I really hope they love the cookbook because that was a lot of fun to write!

 

Isle of Dawn:

http://www.amazon.com/Isle-Dawn-Book-three-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00LXIY9XM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1405728251&sr=1-1&keywords=isle+of+dawn

 

Skye Trilogy Box Set:

http://www.amazon.com/Skye-Trilogy-Scrumptious-Confections-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B00LXIYA7C/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1405728068&sr=1-2&keywords=isle+of+dawn

 

Scrumptious Skye Confections Cookbook:

http://www.amazon.com/Scrumptious-Skye-Confections-Trilogy-Cookbook-ebook/dp/B00LX7OLR2/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1405728314&sr=1-6&keywords=skye+trilogy

 

Isle of Night Free 7/17-7/21/2014

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I just wanted to write a quick update. I decided to take advantage of Kindle Publishing’s Free promo days for Isle of Night. The book will be available to download from 7/17-7/21/2014. I thought it would be a great chance for everyone to read book two before Isle of Dawn, book three of the Skye Trilogy, is released which is only two short weeks away!!!

I submitted a few notifications on websites that specialize in advertising Free Kindle Books and I was so excited to receive an email a few hours later from FreeBooksy saying that they were going to feature my book on the front page of their website!

They even gave me this cute little badge.

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I hope everyone enjoys the book and I am also extremely anxious to finish formatting Isle of Dawn because I am so proud of this book. I cannot wait for everyone to read it and I hope you love the story as much as I do!

You can pick up your free copy here:

http://www.amazon.com/Isle-Night-Book-Skye-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00J9KERJC

or here:

http://freebooksy.com/freebooks/2014/7/17/marvelous-free-kindle-books

 

Need to catch up on the Skye Trilogy? Download book one, Isle of Skye now!

http://www.amazon.com/Isle-Skye-Book-One-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00H1C3D9K/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0ME1WH0AEWE26M6DY90K

 

Book three, Isle of Dawn, will be released on July 31, 2014!

 

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