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Shayne Leighton

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With over a decade of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries, Shayne Leighton is a creative professional with edge and quirkiness. Her debut novel, Of Light and Darkness hit Amazon's coveted Top 100 overall bestsellers list once during the fall of 2015, and again in the summer of 2016, reaching the #4 spot. Having a background in film science, Shayne has produced book trailers and marketing materials for New York Times bestselling authors and major publishers such as Cynthia Leitich Smith (Tantalize, Candlewick Press), Alex Flinn (Towering, Harper Teen), and Kimberley Griffiths Little (When The Butterflies Came, Scholastic Press). She strives to be the Guillermo del Toro of the publishing industry, knowing what works ...more

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Stopping by GoodReads to quickly announce my new boutique publishing company specializing in short story and novel fantasy fiction and romance. Take a peak at The Parliament House:

www.parliamenthousepress.com

I am also in the process of beginning a brand new trilogy (totally unrelated to Of Light and Darkness). The Night Realm Trilogy will be something of Six of Crows meets Twil... Read more of this blog post »
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“My dear…if you ever wish to flee a nightmare, all you must do is turn on the light, he whispered.
-Mr. Trinozka - Chapter 4
This is one of my favorite from chapter 4”
Shayne Leighton, The Vampire's Reflection

“The occult town was vibrant, busy with fiddles playing themselves on street corners, and enchanted paper lanterns hanging mysteriously string-less in the dead of night. Lycanthropes chattered with each other in alleyways between the hotels and inns. Fairies stalked in the shadows, preying on unfortunate cats and mice. Hearty Elves with round bellies and rosy smiles worked late into the night, pushing their wooden carts filled with baked goods and meats.”
Shayne Leighton, The Vampire's Daughter

“Charlotte sighed and, resting her chin on her knees, watched the fire again. Mr. Třínožka placed a hand on her shoulder, which made her feel even warmer. He smelled to Charlotte like one of those butterscotch candies you forgot about in your pocket for a year. The older, the sweeter.”
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