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Shira Anthony

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Shira Anthony is a complete sucker for a happily-ever-after, and rarely reads or writes a story without one. Never a fan of instalove, Shira likes to write stories about real men with real issues making real relationships work.

In her last incarnation, Shira was a professional opera singer, performing roles in such operas as “Tosca,” “Pagliacci,” and “La Traviata,” among others. Her Blue Notes Series is loosely based upon her own experiences as a professional musician.

Shira is married with two children and two insane dogs and when she’s not writing, she is usually in a courtroom trying to make the world safer for children. When she’s not working, she can be found aboard a 36’ catamaran at the Carolina coast with her favorite sexy captain at
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Shira Anthony Thanks for asking Rachel - I wouldn't have known the link was dead if you hadn't! It looks like they changed the URL for the story. I've updated it on…moreThanks for asking Rachel - I wouldn't have known the link was dead if you hadn't! It looks like they changed the URL for the story. I've updated it on the book listing, or you can click here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I don't know about the .pdf link, but I'll look into that as well. The story has been incorporated into the 2nd edition of "Blue Notes #1", but I've left the original up here on Goodreads.(less)
Shira Anthony I'm working on several projects right now including the final installment in the Mermen of Ea Series, "Running with the Wind," a joint project with…moreI'm working on several projects right now including the final installment in the Mermen of Ea Series, "Running with the Wind," a joint project with author Michael Halfhill, and the second book in a new vampire series. Not to mention a number of other projects on the back-burner including a story with author Cody Kennedy and another Blue Notes Series novel featuring Jules Bardon's little brother, Guy. Way too many things!(less)
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Today is release day for First Comes Marriage ! The book is now available for download from Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance Ebooks, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers.

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“Something wrong?"

"No." David's voice was low and full of emotion. "I just wanted to look at you."

"What do you see?"

"My future.”
Shira Anthony, Prelude

“He is so beautiful," she thought, aching from the sadness that she saw in his eyes. In the late-afternoon sunlight, those eyes were almost green. She took his face in her hands and pulled him to her, claiming the kiss she had so desperately wanted the day before but had forgotten in the heat of the moment. She closed her eyes and felt him respond to her mouth, his tongue seeking hers.”
Shira Anthony, From the Depths

“I cannot come with you, my prince," he said with great tenderness, as he kneeled over the sleeping Neriah and placed the chain around his neck. "But perhaps, when you sleep, you will dream of me." He touched his hand to Neriah's forehead and whispered, "Now, forget me.”
Shira Anthony, The Dream of a Thousand Nights

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Dreamspinner Press: The Dream of a Thousand Nights by Shira Anthony 1 7 Sep 26, 2011 07:04AM  
Dreamspinner Press: Blue Notes by Shira Anthony 2 15 Dec 31, 2011 10:00PM  
“I cannot come with you, my prince," he said with great tenderness, as he kneeled over the sleeping Neriah and placed the chain around his neck. "But perhaps, when you sleep, you will dream of me." He touched his hand to Neriah's forehead and whispered, "Now, forget me.”
Shira Anthony, The Dream of a Thousand Nights

“He is so beautiful," she thought, aching from the sadness that she saw in his eyes. In the late-afternoon sunlight, those eyes were almost green. She took his face in her hands and pulled him to her, claiming the kiss she had so desperately wanted the day before but had forgotten in the heat of the moment. She closed her eyes and felt him respond to her mouth, his tongue seeking hers.”
Shira Anthony, From the Depths

“I will give you a few guarantees of my own, Mukthar. I guarantee that before the sun sets, even if you win, even if my cold, dead body is lying on the field, you will rue the day you ever set foot in the Plains. For every inch you advance I'll exact gallons of Mukthar blood. I guarantee that there will be not one family of the Bear Mukthars or they will mourn at least one of theirs. I guarantee that even if you are triumphant the fruits of victory will taste like dust in your mouth. I guarantee that if you fail to kill me today, you will meet me again. You will meet me at the Ximerionian border. You will meet me at every city, town, village, and hamlet. You will meet me on every Amirathan crossroad, on every hill. I will fight you with every sword at my command, with every arrow, with every dagger. I will fight you with pitchforks. I will fight you with the very rocks of the land you try to conquer. I will never, never, never give up.

~Anaxantis, before the Battle of the Zinchara (May 29th, 1453 aed)
Andrew Ashling, The Invisible Chains - Part 3: Bonds of Blood

“Did Anton try the carrots?”
“I believe so. Flavio seems happier, at least on that count, and I have noticed now that Anton shudders whenever he sees anything vaguely resembling a carrot. Which I think is rather sad, as they are a beautiful root vegetable.”
“Yes,” said Joe seductively, remembering the huge carrots back on the kitchen table.”
James Austen, Raw Food

“Jules sidled over to Jason and, without warning, slipped a single finger under the waistband of Jason’s pants. “I like the clothes,” he said as he looked up at Jason with a challenge in his eyes. Jason calmly extricated Jules’s hand, bringing it up between the two of them.

“You don’t quit, do you?” Jason chuckled, realizing that he’d not only gotten used to the kid’s flirting, but that he was beginning to find it a little bit flattering. His face grew warm with the thought, and he hoped that Jules hadn’t noticed.

“Nah. Quitting’s not my style.”
Shira Anthony, Blue Notes

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Rachel Haimowitz Thank you for the friendvite, Shira! :D


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Shira Anthony My pleasure!

Rachel wrote: "Thank you for the friendvite, Shira! :D"


Josephine Myles Hi Shira, thanks for the friendvite :D

Jo x


message 4: by Shira

Shira Anthony Josephine wrote: "Hi Shira, thanks for the friendvite :D

Jo x"


You're welcome!


message 5: by Nic

Nic Hi Shira, Thank you so much for the GR friendship.:)


message 6: by Shira

Shira Anthony ★NicStar★ Because two men are better than one! wrote: "Hi Shira, Thank you so much for the GR friendship.:)"

Back at you! XD


message 7: by DaisyGirl (last edited Aug 26, 2013 05:36PM)

DaisyGirl Hi, Shira. Thanks for your friendship. I'm loving the Blue Notes series! You have earned a true-blue fan. :)


message 8: by Shira

Shira Anthony Aww thanks Daisy! I love to hear that. XD And thanks so much for the friendship!


message 9: by Gina

Gina Hi Shira! Yes, i am stalking you! Now I won't miss what you have coming next! Happy release day! :D


Macky ~ Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews Thanks for accepting Shira. And ditto what Gina said ~ Happy release day. :D


message 11: by Shira

Shira Anthony Macky wrote: "Thanks for accepting Shira. And ditto what Gina said ~ Happy release day. :D"

LOL Macky! Stalkers (who like my books) are more than welcome! Hehehe!


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