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Shannon Mayer

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June 12, 1979




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A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I was born into a family of Star Wars nuts. I have a lot of siblings (somewhere I lost count but I think there was more than could be numbered on one hand) and being one of the young padawans I was subjected to Star Wars marathons, on a regular basis. If you've read any of my books you'll see there is often a reference to said movies as a small homage to my upbringing. May the force be with you and all that jazz.

I started writing when I realized I didn't want to grow up not believing in magic, or not believing in creatures everyone else said didn't exist. That being said, I have never seen a fairy, unicorn or dragon. I had a neighbour who swore they fed the leprechauns in their garden, but I never caug

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The Value of Loyal Readers

True story, but I have some of the most loyal readers in the book world. No, really, I do. And it’s not because they all leave me five-star reviews (they don’t, I have ARC members who’ve left me two-star reviews) and it’s not because they message me constantly to tell me how wonderful my books are….its simpler than that. 

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“The devil will tell you nine truths, so that you’ll believe one lie.”
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What should our November 2018 pick be?

The Bone Witch - Rin Chupeco (High Fantasy)
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Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman (Urban Fantasy)
  27 votes 17.9%

The Paper Magician - Charlie N. Holmberg (Historical Fantasy)
  18 votes 11.9%

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Mark of the Demon - Diana Rowland (Urban Fantasy)
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Hexbreaker - Jordan L. Hawk (Paranormal Romance)
  10 votes 6.6%

Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia (Urban Fantasy)
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City of Dark Magic - Magnus Flyte (Urban Fantasy)
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Witch's Reign - Shannon Mayer (High Fantasy)
  7 votes 4.6%

The Wizard's Daughter - Barbara Michaels (Historical Fantasy)
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Captivated - Nora Roberts (Paranormal Romance)
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Anagha Uppal Thanks for the friend request! Have a great day (:

Natasha Thank you for connecting with me on goodreads, I look forward to sharing some good books and some not so good good books with you -♥-
Sincerely Natasha
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James Caterino Hi Shannon,
Thanks for adding me and looking forward to checking out your books. Have a great weekend!

Jennifer Thanks for the add!

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Lisa Kessler HI Shannon -

Thanks for your interest in my new eBook release "Across the Veil"!!!

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As an indie author, I couldn't make any of this happen without you! :)

I really appreciate your support, and I hope you love the story!!!

Lisa :)

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Ellen Maze Hi Shannon :-)
Thank you for the friend-vite! I also wish you incredible success with your writing. I don't know if you read vampire fiction, but here is my bestseller (a curiously spiritual vampire tale): Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider
Have a super day and write any time!
Ellen C Maze

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