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!

If You Liked Sword of the Guardian, You’ll Love…

… Daughter of Mystery: A Novel of Alpennia by Heather Rose Jones.   No. Seriously. So this book is 18th century female bodyguard yumminess, with a mystical religion, an androgynous sword-wielding duelist, a spunky, scholarly heiress and a greedy villain. I’m in love. This is the kind of stuff the world needs more of! The…

First Out In Colorado Readers’ Appreciation Event

Had a blast yesterday at Blush & Blu, a laid-back, lesbian-owned coffeehouse / bar in downtown Denver, where the Out In Colorado group hosted it’s first readers’ appreciation event. It was a great chance to sit down with a few readers, drink coffee, and chat about books and any other topics that struck our fancy.…

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…