Merry Shannon

Merry Shannon is a writer, costumer, and full-time social worker living in sunny Denver. Her stories are filled with adventure, fantasy, and plenty of sweet 'n sexy girl-on-girl romance.

Coming In 2015!

Click here for the details about Prayer of the Handmaiden, the much-anticipated second book in the Ithyria series. Celibate priestess Kadrian must defend the kingdom of Ithyria from a dangerous enemy, and ultimately choose between her duty to the Goddess and the love of her childhood sweetheart, Erinda.

Newest Release

An anthology of paranormal romance stories from some of Bold Strokes Books' most popular writers, including a ghostly mystery from yours truly called "Lucky Number Seven." Winner of the 2013 Golden Crown Literary Society Award!

Out in Colorado video from Denver Pride 2014

George Seaton put together this awesome video of Out in Colorado at Denver Pride this year. Very proud to be a part of this fantastic group of writers!

Denver Pride 2014

Pride this year was SUCH a blast. Exhausting, but I can’t remember the last time I’ve had so much fun at an event. All in all there were four Bold Strokes Books authors present, Barbara Ann Wright (lesbian fantasy), Joel Gomez-Dossi (gay thrillers),  Jerry L. Wheeler (gay erotica) and me. Barbara’s books sold out on…

Some new SotG images

After remodeling our office at home, I’ve had the chance to update my Daz 3D program and play around with more character art. I’m slowly updating the profile images for the characters, as I learn more and more fancy lighting, posing and rendering tricks. Anyway, I thought I’d share the new renders of Talon and…

Creating Longing – What’s the Problem?

Elements of Romance -> Longing -> Problems This is the latest installment in a blog series on the elements of romance. We’re currently discussing Longing – what does it mean, how does it drive  characters’ behavior, how does it affect the events of the story? Now that we’ve gone over the importance of creating breathless attraction…