Shannon Donnelly

166 books | 475 friends

150 books | 567 friends

Laura W...
386 books | 1,739 friends

Alison ...
170 books | 338 friends

280 books | 889 friends

Paty Jager
166 books | 237 friends

Angela ...
475 books | 670 friends

Regan W...
998 books | 908 friends

More friends…

Shannon is following 7 people

Shannon Donnelly

Goodreads Author

in The United States


twitter username



member since
November 2010

About this author

Shannon Donnelly's writing has won numerous awards, including a RITA nomination for Best Regency, the Grand Prize in the "Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer" contest, judged by Nora Roberts, RWA's Golden Heart, the Laurel Wreath, the Winter Rose, the Bookseller's Best, and multiple finalists in the Holt Medallion, the Colorado ACE, the Golden Quill, and others. Her work has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: "simply superb"..."wonderfully uplifting"....and "beautifully written."

In addition to her Regency romances, she has had novellas published in several anthologies, has had young adult horror stories published and is the author of seve

lietomeI loved the show Lie to Me for its use of micro expressions–small facial ‘give aways’ that revealed the truth no matter how someone tried to stop it. But what do these facial tics and bits of body language have to do with dialogue? Isn’t dialogue about putting down what someone is saying in your story? Well yes–and no.

I’m doing a workshop on Dialogue for Outreach International Romance Writers s...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
like  • 
Published on January 03, 2015 14:42 • 1 view
Average rating: 3.48 · 1,078 ratings · 114 reviews · 34 distinct works · Similar authors
A Proper Mistress (Proper S...
3.21 of 5 stars 3.21 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Under The Kissing Bough
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 97 ratings6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lady Scandal
3.07 of 5 stars 3.07 avg rating — 122 ratings7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cat's Cradle
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 68 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Dangerous Compromise (Com...
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Compromising Situation (C...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 56 ratings6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Eleanor Roosevelt
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Proper Conduct (Proper Seri...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 45 ratings6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barely Proper (Proper Serie...
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 58 ratings6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Much Compromised Lady  (C...
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 47 ratings8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Shannon Donnelly…
Proper Conduct A Proper Mistress Barely Proper
Proper Series (3 books)
3.308270676691729 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 266 ratings

A Compromising Situation A Dangerous Compromise A Much Compromised Lady
Compromise Series (3 books)
3.541176470588235 of 5 stars 3.54 avg rating — 170 ratings

Burn Baby Burn Riding in on a Burning Tire
MacKenzie Solomon Demons & Warder (2 books)
3.6666666666666665 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 15 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

No Life for a Lady
Rate this book
Clear rating

Loki's Daughters
Shannon Donnelly is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

Raising Innocence
Rate this book
Clear rating


Shannon's Recent Updates

Shannon Donnelly is now friends with Sue1958
Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Rate this book
Clear rating
The True Story of Mattie Groves by Barbara Samuel
Rate this book
Clear rating
Isabella by Loretta Chase
Rate this book
Clear rating
Devil's Bargain by Rachel Caine
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bump in the Night by J.D. Robb
Rate this book
Clear rating
From Pharaoh's Lips by Ahmad Youssef
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stargate SG-1 by Suzanne Wood
Rate this book
Clear rating
Lord of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Shannon's books…
“We all tell stories--to ourselves and to each other. Some of learn to tell only the most interesting bits.”
Shannon Donnelly

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Fall Challenge 2011 Completed Tasks - DO NOT DELETE ANY POSTS IN THIS TOPIC! 2272 638 Nov 30, 2011 09:05PM  
Traditional Rege...: Favorite Regency Authors 5 59 Feb 12, 2014 10:25AM  
Bodice Ripper Rea...: * Zebra on Kindle! (& other formats) 98 312 Jan 02, 2015 03:21PM  
Zebra Romance: * Zebra Regency on Kindle 1 3 Jan 02, 2015 04:32PM  
“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
Ray Bradbury

“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

“It was growing late, and though one might stand on the brink of a deep chasm of disaster, one was still obliged to dress for dinner.”
Georgette Heyer, April Lady

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

4550 Regency Era Novels — 533 members — last activity Jan 28, 2015 05:24PM
Let's talk about your favorite regency era historicals. Old and new authors! What do you like?
72929 Lovers of Paranormal — 6212 members — last activity 4 minutes ago
If, like us, you enjoy anything paranormal, then this place is for you. This is a bookclub dedicated to Paranormal. (YA & Adult) Fantasy, dystopia, sc ...more
99986 Modern Good Reads — 5512 members — last activity 13 minutes ago
Modern Good Reads connects readers with books, authors, & challenges. We want to chat, inform, & provide events & discussions, a home for readers and ...more
65467 Paranormal TV — 117 members — last activity Jan 29, 2015 04:35AM
Discuss your favorite scifi and fantasy shows. Talk everything alien, superhero, fur, and fang.
2768 Historical Romance — 4421 members — last activity 1 hour, 32 min ago
A group for people who enjoy reading and talking about historical romance books. This group is NOT for regular fiction, non-fiction, paranormal, or ot ...more
64170 OCC/RWA Virtual Reading Lounge — 69 members — last activity Apr 11, 2014 09:09PM
Welcome! The OCC/RWA Virtual Reading Lounge is a place where you can find information on new releases, as well as the backlists, of OCC/RWA's publishe ...more
42800 Menage Readers — 1995 members — last activity 12 hours, 37 min ago
For those of you that love reading books with more than just two lovers. This group will discuss all combinations of polyamorous relationship books. 1 ...more
109784 GOOD REVIEWS — 4260 members — last activity 23 minutes ago
This Group is only for authors who are looking for reviews and Reviewers who love to read books and share their reviews.
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 46970 members — last activity 1 minute ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
66130 Urban Fantasy series' — 1576 members — last activity 21 hours, 13 min ago
This is a group for everyone who absolutely loves finding a new Urban Fantasy series to keep them occupied for a while. For fans of the mass media ser ...more
More of Shannon’s groups…

No comments have been added yet.