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.

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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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“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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Gusto Dave Hi Jan! Thanks for approving us as friends.

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Beth Hi Jan,
Thanks for befriending this fellow SinC Guppy on Goodreads. I hope you have fun here!

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