Shannon Esposito




Kate Sh...
2,547 books | 293 friends

Alec Vo...
56 books | 486 friends

August ...
89 books | 528 friends

Linda
8,730 books | 1,553 friends

Sally J...
97 books | 325 friends

Jessica...
467 books | 772 friends

Claire ...
914 books | 875 friends

Marni Mann
213 books | 2,332 friends

More friends…



Shannon Esposito

Goodreads Author


url

gender
female

website

twitter username

genre

member since
June 2010

About this author


Average rating: 4.12 · 247 ratings · 53 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
Karma's A Bitch (A Pet Psyc...
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 12 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Silence Is Golden (A Pet Ps...
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lady Luck Runs Out (A Pet P...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Monarch
by
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Strange New Feet
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sahara's Song
4.6 of 5 stars 4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Best of Friday Flash Volume...
by
4.83 of 5 stars 4.83 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Flash Fiction 40: The July ...
by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Women of Mystery, Volume 2
by
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Shannon Esposito…

So, I’ve told you guys about my newpet cozy series coming soonfrom Severn House.Some news …I’ve learned thefirst book is slated for hardback publication in the UK this August, the US edition and worldwide e-book will be out the first of December.


I can’t wait for you guys to meet the main character, Elle Pressley. I think you’re going tolove her story! Today,I want to give you a little insight i...

Read more of this blog post »
Like  •  0 comments  •  flag
Published on March 19, 2015 08:09 • 11 views
Karma's A Bitch Lady Luck Runs Out Silence Is Golden
A Pet Psychic Mystery (3 books)
by
4.027472527472527 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 182 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Shannon's Recent Updates

Shannon Esposito wrote a new blog post
So, I’ve told you guys about my newpet cozy series coming soonfrom Severn House.Some news …I’ve learned thefirst book is slated for hardback public... Read more of this blog post »
Shannon Esposito wants to read
Why Materialism Is Baloney by Bernardo Kastrup
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Modern Ayurvedic Cookbook by Amrita Sondhi
Rate this book
Clear rating
Biocentrism by Robert Lanza
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Ultimate Detox Bible by Amy  Andrews
Rate this book
Clear rating
ComPETability by Amy Shojai
Rate this book
Clear rating
My Smart Puppy (TM) by Brian Kilcommons
Rate this book
Clear rating
Blood Faerie by India Drummond
Rate this book
Clear rating
Keep Me Ghosted by Karen Cantwell
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Grave Gourmet by Alexander Campion
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Shannon's books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Cozy Mysteries : This topic has been closed to new comments. Title and Author Game - Archived 12332 1278 Jul 15, 2013 11:58AM  
Cozy Mysteries : This topic has been closed to new comments. Cozy Mystery Themed BINGO: Cozy Cat Lovers 113 130 Oct 31, 2013 04:35PM  
What An Animal Re...: Marisa's 2013 Challenge 3 13 Nov 03, 2013 01:56AM  
Cozy Mysteries : December 2013 9 98 Dec 15, 2013 08:59AM  
Cozy Mysteries : Mystery ABC's, Round 2 5589 701 18 hours, 59 min ago  
Rosemarie Urquico
“You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who read understand that all things must come to end, but that you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.”
Rosemarie Urquico

1357 Cozy Mysteries — 6905 members — last activity 9 minutes ago
For those who love a good cozy mystery while curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee/tea/cocoa and maybe a dog/cat next to them. Please be kind an ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 20736 members — last activity 15 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
35935 MYSTERY NOVELS BOOK CLUB — 521 members — last activity May 11, 2015 11:39AM
For all the people who are devoted to the genre of mystery fiction, this is the place to be. The term mystery Fiction includes Crime fiction, detectiv ...more
56074 Active GoodReaders — 458 members — last activity May 03, 2015 06:14PM
For anyone who enjoy GoodReads and socializing with the wonderful people on the site. Start your own buddy reads, ask for recommendations, and have fu ...more
25x33 Ciara Knight's Book Club — 460 members — last activity Feb 25, 2013 10:46AM
This group is to discuss AWESOME books!!!
62304 We Read Indie Books RG2E! — 208 members — last activity Jan 25, 2015 05:51AM
We're an enthusiastic group of indie readers, and many of us are indie authors. As indie publishing expands, we want to get to know and learn about in ...more
2944 Doggies! — 197 members — last activity Sep 24, 2014 06:50AM
For those who love dogs just as much as cats...or not. But you better love dogs!
74205 The Indie Bookshelf — 1366 members — last activity May 30, 2015 11:07AM
We are a group of avid readers and bloggers who review independent author's books. We offer our services free of charge and sincerely wish to bring mo ...more
37292 Q&A with Margaret Atwood — 810 members — last activity May 16, 2015 07:15PM
Join bestselling and award winning author Margaret Atwood for a discussion group in celebration of the paperback release of her novel The Year of the ...more
50149 BookBunnyPR — 3050 members — last activity May 21, 2015 07:28AM
Readers, welcome! Please join in the book discussion. This year's theme is #50cultnovels
More of Shannon’s groups…



No comments have been added yet.