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Shayla Black

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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her charact

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Shayla Black One of the first things that ever struck me as romantic was actually from a children’s book:
"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a…more
One of the first things that ever struck me as romantic was actually from a children’s book:
"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

A close second would have to be from the magnificent, I-bow-to-you awesomeness of Jane Austen because this line still gives me chills.
"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” ~ Pride and Prejudice(less)
Shayla Black I hope to release another one someday. Besides my schedule being VERY full, I was unable to obtain the rights back to the first four books and Mated…moreI hope to release another one someday. Besides my schedule being VERY full, I was unable to obtain the rights back to the first four books and Mated novella from the publisher, which nixed my plans to reissue them (with all the sex and other deleted scenes they’d removed) so I could continue the series. If that changes, then I’ll do everything to work one into my calendar because I miss these characters, too. Rest assured, I’ve heard from MANY of you who want to know what’s going to happen with Bram and his mysterious Emma. And of course, lots of people ask for an update on the big guy, Shock. I’m hoping this situation resolves itself soon. I’ll keep everyone advised if there’s any progress.
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“Watch that mouth, cher. I own a ball gag. I know how to use it, he growled.”
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“She frowned. “I did nothing to arouse you.”
He clenched his jaw, his stare growing more aggressive. “You breathed.”
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message 15: by Melissa

Melissa Thank you for accepting my friend request! Love and can't wait for the next book in your Wicked Lovers series.

message 14: by Mandy

Mandy Saial Shayla,
Just want to say thank you !
I won the contest on goodreads for a free copy of Theirs to Cherish. I cannot wait to devour the new Wicked lovers book. :)

Savannah Shayla, thank you for the friendship. It is so lovely to connect with you here. I'm a huge fan of your work.
Stay naughty,

Zany Rin Okay I must confess that you have earned a permanent spot in my heart as one of my most favorite authors ever! First with your Wicked Lovers series that I am so happy to hear there will be more (YaY!!) and now with your Doomsday Brethren series!!! I am just about to start Duke's book but I have to say Ice owns my heart. His story had me in tears may they be from sadness or joy. Sabelle is the perfect heroine for him. Granted when Lucan's book comes out I am sure it will probably tie for first place with Ice because know that one is bound to pull on the strings of my heart. But Shock is the mystery I am dying to know!!! Is he good? Is he bad? Half-vamp? The not knowing is testing my sanity! So please tell me you have book for Shock in mind?!?! Thanks again for creating such amazing stories with worlds I can get lost in.

message 11: by Shayla

Shayla Black Thanks very much for your comment! I love writing the Wicked Lovers series and have plans to continue. Xander's book will be titled BOUND TO YOU and will be out in early 2013. I'm planning to work in a little something for the Colonel along the way. I'm also hoping to come up with a story about Thorpe in the future. I appreciate you taking the time to write. Happy reading!

Zany Rin Thanks for accepting my friend-vite.
And I have to tell you the I abso-freakin-lutely LOVEyour Wicked Lover series!
I read them all straight through one right after the other.
Waiting to read Tyler's book is so going to kill me!!
By far one of my top favorite series ever!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such amazing stories and I am hoping you will continue this series on for quite some time.
I would really like to see a book for Xander and some happiness for the Colonel!

Shayla Black Thanks very much, Joan! I appreciate that. Happy reading...

message 8: by JoAn

JoAn Shayla,thanks for adding me as a friend. You are one of my top authors.

Shayla Black Thanks, Michelle. I hope you enjoy!!

Michele Shayla, thanks for friending me. I'm so excited that there is only a few days left till I get "Belong to Me" on my nook! I've been waiting months since I preordered it! Love your work! Michele

Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog) Hi Shayla! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I am a HUGE fan of your Wicked Lovers series! I can't wait for Logan's book!

Thanks for all the great sexy stories! Love them!

message 4: by Gigi

Gigi Hi Shayla! Thanks the friendship! I can't wait to read wicked ties. I've heard such great things about it.

Have a great weekend!

Angela Hi Shayla, Thank you for adding me as a friend! I'm about half way through Surrender to Me and all I can say is WOW!!!! This series is truly amazing :) Keep the great stories coming!!!

Pamela Hey Shayla...Thanks for accepting my friend request.

Kristie Hey Shayla!

Thanks for adding me as a friend:)
I love your books! Have a great day.

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