Category Archives: romance

Now Available: Sand & Water

Pretty soon I’ll shut up about this! 😉

I am thrilled to announce that my first novel, Sand & Water, is now available for purchase from Dreamspinner Press in ebook and paperback formats. It will also be available for Kindle soon, and I’ll let you all know when that happens!

I’ll be celebrating over at the Dreamspinner Press blog starting at 9AM (Eastern time), and I’ll have some giveaways to share, so come on over and visit!

Cover Art and Coming Soon!

My first novel, Sand & Water, is now coming soon at Dreamspinner Press! Release date is August 15. It’ll be available in both ebook and print.

The blurb:

Widower John McConnell gets along fine raising his daughter on Georgia’s Tybee Island, though he wouldn’t exactly say he’s happy. Haunted by the memory of his dead wife, John hasn’t considered dating again until he meets Bryan Simmons in the park. It isn’t long before John realizes that what he feels for Bryan could be something real, but how will he know he’s ready to move on?

As John soon discovers, Bryan carries some heavy emotional baggage of his own. With John’s help, Bryan starts to put his demons to rest, and together they lay the foundation for a relationship. It looks like they might finally leave their tragedies behind them—until John takes a misstep that could turn a magical night together into their last.

Reese Dante has done an absolutely gorgeous job on my cover art. Check it out:

That’s Bryan on the left and John on the right, just for the record. 🙂

I’m just a wee bit excited!!

Release Day for “Chicago”!

It’s another release day! Dreamspinner’s 2011 Daily Dose set, First Time for Everything, is out today. Those who bought the set in advance will get a story a day all month long, or you can buy any of the individual stories starting today. You can also still purchase the full set, at a 32% discount off the individual sale prices.

My contribution to the set is the short story “Chicago.” The blurb:

Darren Lowell and Nathan Thomas are at loose ends in the Windy City. Darren came to visit his boyfriend, but after one too many insults, he dumped the conceited jerk and is taking some time to clear his head. Nathan just left the military and has a few days free before settling down into civilian life and beginning the job-search grind. A chance meeting in a hotel lobby that progresses into a spectacular night will make Chicago a whole lot more interesting for them both. Chicago may not just be a brief stop on their journeys—it could be the starting point for a passionate new future.

Enjoy! 🙂

Updates, get yer updates!

First up, Dreamspinner is now taking pre-orders for the First Time for Everything Daily Dose set, which will give you a story a day for the month of June. Right now, you can get the whole set for just $39.99! Prices go up as the release date approaches, so order early. Individual stories, including my story “Chicago,” will go on sale in June.

And my other bit of news: I have a contract on my novel! Sand and Water is tentatively set for a late summer release (also with Dreamspinner). More details as I have them!

Release Day! Uniform Appeal is out!

It’s another release day! The Uniform Appeal anthology is out today from Dreamspinner Press, and it includes my short story “Discovering Columbus.” You can grab a copy in ebook or paperback format. (It’ll be out in Kindle format soon, too.)

The anthology includes stories from an incredible list of amazing authors, so be sure to check it out, especially if you’ve got a thing for men in uniform. 😉 The full list:

Chasing Jamie by Eric Arvin
Famished by Lou Harper
Delayed in San Diego by Pepper Espinoza
Hot Stuff by Maria Albert
Duty by Emily Moreton
Discovering Columbus by Shae Connor
Fire House Flame by Paul Taylor
Sold! By K.R. Foster
Heat of the Moment by Dawn Douglas
Double Cross by Lesley Hastings
The Night Shift by Louise Blaydon
Jean-Paul by Ryan Loveless
Walk a Mile by G.R. Richards
Secrets and Lies by Jay Starre
The US Male by Lisa Worrall
Good Things Come… by Rowan McAllister

Sold! “Chicago” + Uniform Appeal

I’m happy to announce that my short story “Chicago” will appear in the Dreamspinner Press First Time for Everything Daily Dose Set, to be released in June.

Tonight, I’m reviewing final galleys for my story “Discovering Columbus,” which is part of the Uniform Appeal anthology, set for release on April 11. There’s cover art, too, check it out!

Uniform Appeal Anthology

Inching Closer

One final beta on the novel received, and comments incorporated. I also made a few more passes to fix some formatting and wording issues and get it generally in better shape. The synopsis is written, and my other beta has said Wednesday for her comments, so there’s a chance I might get this thing submitted by next weekend!

That assumes I survive another move first, of course. 🙂

>Sold!

>My cop short “Discovering Columbus” has been accepted for Dreamspinner Press’s Uniform Appeal anthology. Release date is April 11. 🙂

>Model Student review at Fallen Angel

>Teresa at Fallen Angel Reviews has posted a very happy-making review of Model Student. Things I particularly love to read: This is the first book I have read by Ms. Connor and it won’t be the last.

Thank you, Teresa!

>A "4-Cherry" Review for Model Student

>Very happy to say that Whipped Cream Reviews has given Model Student 4 Cherries. A brief excerpt:

There is a lot going on in this short story, but it’s not short on detail or emotion. Shae Connor writes with such fluidity that I didn’t want to stop reading, even after the last page.

Thank you so much, Tiger Lily!