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Author Spotlight: Tera Shanley

Hi All!

I’m so glad to be spotlighting author, Tera Shanley, this week. If you all haven’t read any of her works, you are surely missing out as she is a wonderful writer. Her most recent release is book 1 in the Silver Wolf Clan series. Check it out!

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Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing Corp.

Book 1 in the Silver Wolf Clan saga


What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp. When he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.

Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. His eye color shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than human. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but a good guess as to what he’s become.
Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect Morgan and the little girl in her care. He hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Morgan but knows he should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?


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And here is a bit about Tera…

Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Westernblog tour author pic Romance, to Apocalyptic (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love. A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn’t busy running around after her family, she’s writing a new story or devouring a good book. Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, friend hugging, and the great outdoors. For more information about Tera and her work, visit

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 And now for a wonderful…


Greyson’s muscles quivered under Morgan’s hand but it likely had nothing to do with the cool rain. He opened his eyes slowly and the brilliance of the golden color pooled there was almost too dazzling to look directly at. Like staring at the sun. No one would mistake those for human eyes.

If she’d had any doubt before about the brand of monster he’d become, those liquid amber eyes put them to rest. He pulled his hood back and the chin-length dark blond hair from her memory fell forward into his face. She moved a strand to the side. He’d lost weight in the past year. He hadn’t had an ounce to lose in the first place, but it looked as if he’d struggled to stay healthy. His eyebrows, just a shade darker than his hair, were furrowed but he let her drink him in. He was playing fair. For all she knew, he’d been watching her the entire year. It was her turn now.

His nose was straight and his jaw line masculine. From the brief moments she’d known him out in those woods, she’d seen how intoxicating he was. He’d been a fearless warrior bent on that murdering wolf’s destruction, no matter the cost. Here, in the dirty alley under the relentless clouds, with those glorious feral eyes and a snarl in his chest, Greyson Crawford was utterly consuming.

Softly, she said, “You’re beautiful.”

His shaky whisper tore at her. “I’m a monster.”

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Irish Dreams New Cover Reveal

It’s an oldie but a goodie! Check out Irish Dreams new cover! I loved the old cover as well but as Lyrical Press has become an imprint of Kensington Publishing, Irish Dreams is no longer part of a collection. This cover shows a bit more of the softer sensuality this novella represents, especially being set out in the countryside of Ireland.


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Release Day: May I Have This Dance Excerpt

Hi All!

Welcome to the release day for First Frost, A Lyrical Press Anthology! This is a gift from several of Lyrical’s very talented authors and editors as well as Lyrical Press itself to our lovely readers out there. You can click here to read blurbs on all the stories and get download links.

Today I have included an excerpt from my very own May I Have This Dance for you all to read. This novella is available within the First Frost Anthology so if you like what you read, download it free! You’ll get several other great novellas too!

Enjoy and thank you readers out there. You make writing so much fun!


“If you think I’ll sit by and watch you throw away everything, you’ve got another thing coming.” His father’s dark gaze lingered on Gemma. “You’re better than that.”

Sebastian pressed his lips together. The pointed remark pushed him past his breaking point. He returned his father’s stare. “I won’t say I agree with the stance Grandfather took, but history shows he didn’t have much luck convincing you of that once upon a time.”

“I behaved young and foolishly, much like you.” His father basically had wished away his only son’s existence. Who was he kidding? Father would never understand him. Any passion for what life could bring had died with Mom.

“Then you should know I need to figure out life on my own.”

“Don’t be stupid. Why repeat my mistakes?”

“Stupid? First I’m irresponsible and now I’m stupid? What you don’t understand is I don’t see them as mistakes. I take no issue with them and they define me as much as my achievements do.”

“I’m telling you, it’s not worth the trouble.”

“I don’t know about that.” He turned and slipped a hand around the back of Gemma’s neck, leaned in and kissed her. He’d meant it to be rough and angry and short, but she responded, taking him off guard. He lost himself in the kiss, deepening it then reluctantly pulling away. The sleepy, stunned look in Gemma’s eyes mirrored how he felt. He forced himself to face his father. “I’d say she’s damn well worth it.”

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Cover Reveal: First Frost Anthology

Check out Lyrical Press’ Cover for their First Frost Anthology, set to release November 11th! This truly is a gift from nine of us authors and Lyrical to all you wonderful readers out there. Thank you for reading our stories and supporting the art of writing, we hope you’ll enjoy this gift.

Note: Each short story is labeled with it’s genre, the anthology does include erotic romance.


First Frost

Melt away the winter chill with a little help from Lyrical’s authors.

A Lyrical Press anthology

Keep the Fire Burning Fantasy romance by Daisy Banks A flame of passion turns into an ever-burning fire of love. Devastation unites a Prince and a village maiden and together they discover the sweet fire of the flame of love.

Three-Way Tie, a Neighborly Affection short BDSM erotic romance by MQ Barber Strong knots hold love fast. Henry gives his submissive lovers a day filled with the best kind of tension.

In His Embrace Contemporary romance by Wendy Ely When life’s glow threatens to die in a person, love’s light guides the way. Tori expected Friday to be completely ordinary: a quick goodbye to her best friend who was going away on a business trip for the weekend, a routine checkup at her doctor’s office, and the rest of the day filled with work. But she was wrong. Ben’s hand rested on her hips a little longer than usual during their goodbye, igniting sparks she’d tried to ignore for years, and then her tests came back abnormal. Scared and alone, she wishes for one person’s hand to hold–Ben’s. He is trying to make it back before her next doctor visit, but can he?

May I Have This Dance Paranormal romance by Toni Kelly The right partner makes all the difference…in love and dancing. Tired of hiding who and what he is, half-demon Sebastian Reyes is determined to find happiness. Easier said than done, though—his true identity could drive away the only woman he loves.

A Keeper Contemporary sweet romance by Charlotte McClain Some things are worth keeping. Some guys are keepers. Dina Paxson has a few days before going back to work on the cruise ship to straighten out a billing snafu at the storage facility. Paul Hanover is baby-sitting the facility for his mother when Dina comes in. She’s a little odd, but in a way that makes him want to know more about her. Too bad his need to know conflicts with her desire to be a little more anonymous.

Like Autumn Leaves and Campfires GLBT erotic romance by Elle Parker Mysterious neighbors, scheming wives and bar fights. This was not Dino’s idea of a relaxing vacation. All Dino Martini wants is to enjoy his vacation with best friend turned boyfriend, Seth Donnelly. But when he stumbles across a mystery, it feels like business as usual. If Dino wants to spend his time focused on Seth instead of fighting in bars, he might have to get back to work.

Ripe for Trouble Contemporary romance by Autumn Piper Are they ready for love this time around, or just ripe for trouble? When Ivy Leeds takes a job in her hometown, few things have changed…but Ridley, the bad boy of her graduating class, has cleaned up his act. Or so everyone else thinks. After hearing him and his friend practicing pickup lines, she has her doubts. Ridley Tucker can hardly believe his eyes. Ivy, the president of the Brainiac Club, has returned to town. Some things never change—she’ll barely give him the time of day, and she still looks as fine as she did that night at Prom, when they almost… Well, when he blew their chances forever. Or…did he?

Slip the Skin Paranormal romance by Tera Shanley His curse is her cure. Just when Linden Ashby finally accepts her impending doom, a handsome stranger gives her another chance at life. But will it be at the expense of her soul?

Highlander’s Captive Historical romance by Joanne Wadsworth His mission is to capture. Hers is to turn the tide. Julia MacLeod is held captive by a Highland warrior, a man whose deep-seated honor may just turn him into becoming the captured instead.

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Blood Eternal: Cover Reveal

Hi all,

Check out the new cover for Blood Eternal, due to be published by Lyrical Press in March of 2014! More to come as available.

– Toni Kelly


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