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Ally Shields

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Ally Shields is the author of urban fantasy/paranormal mysteries with a touch of romance.

Her Guardian Witch series was completed in 2015 with the release of the seventh and final book, Eternal Fires. Due to an ongoing story line, Ms Shields recommends this series be read in order, beginning with Awakening the Fire. A series sequel of three books is expected in 2017-2018.

As of June 2017, a sequel series, Guardian Witch Legacy, emerged with Embers of Fire (Book 1).

The Elvenrude trilogy that takes place in New Orleans and also in an elven world on the far side of a magic portal includes Cross Keys, an Elvenrude novel; Cross Keys: Revelation; and Cross Keys: Unity.

Another series, Maggie York Paranormal Mysteries, also set in New Orleans, first

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Ally Shields Nothing new, I'm afraid. Know your main characters well enough that you can imagine how they will feel and react in every situation. Write as often as…moreNothing new, I'm afraid. Know your main characters well enough that you can imagine how they will feel and react in every situation. Write as often as you can. And then be persistent in getting your story to readers. My first book was rejected by agents 167 times. :) Now I have 7 published.
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Ally Shields Thank you for following Ari's story. My min pin Ranger has so much energy. I don't know what I'd do without his antics every day. :)
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Picture Welcome to the Coffee Chat!
This week’s guest is young adult author Suan A. Royal, featuring her book, In My Own Shadow, a fantasy romance, rated PG-13.
Nice to meet you, Susan! How do you take your coffee?
SAR: I like it strong, with and and a spoon of sugar. There’s nothing better than that first cup in the morning.

Ally: Coming right up. While I pour, pleasure introduce yourself to readers....
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Awakening the Fire Fire Within Burning Both Ends Blood and Fire Fire Storm Wild Fire Eternal Fires
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Cross Keys Cross Keys: Revelation Cross Keys: Unity
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“No hurry, she thought, a warmth growing inside. All the best wines took time.”
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“she checked her overnight phone messages and found a long message from Ryan about irresponsible reporters and keeping them in jail where they belonged. Despite the seriousness of the situation, Ari suppressed a chuckle. Ryan’s second message, left ten minutes after the first, said, “Never mind. I’ve had my coffee now,” and she laughed out loud.”
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Ally Shields Serena wrote: "Great to connect with you!"

Ditto! :)

Serena Great to connect with you!

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Ally Shields Dawn wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request Ally I love your Guardian Witch Series got to purchase them soon! Can't wait to read! Hope you are having a great day! :)"

Great to become Goodreads' friends with you. Happy reading!

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Dawn Thanks for accepting my friend request Ally I love your Guardian Witch Series got to purchase them soon! Can't wait to read! Hope you are having a great day! :)

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