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Huge giveaway of book-themed swag from Prayer of the Handmaiden, running until 4/17/15! Prize packs include collectible buttons, tote bags, jewelry and a handmade set of plush character dolls... don't miss it!

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.

Newest Release

The long-awaited second book in the Legends of Ithyria series - sequel to the Goldie Award-winning Sword of the Guardian. 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. Now available for pre-order!

Deleted Scenes

New section of the site, devoted to scenes that hit the cutting room floor before the books hit the shelves!

Book Recommendation: When Women Were Warriors

Okay, this is technically a books recommendation, plural, because this story is spread out over three volumes: The Warrior’s Path, A Journey of the Heart, and  A Hero’s Tale. But in my opinion this is really one long novel, broken into three easier-to-publish pieces. Plan to read all three, because you won’t get the actual…

Happy Book Birthday!

Good morning, friends and readers – today is the official book birthday for Prayer of the Handmaiden! ♥   It also happens to be St. Patrick’s Day. I racked my brain to come up with a clever holiday-to-book connection I could blog about today, but other than Erinda’s green hair ribbons and Kade’s status as…

Book Recommendation: The Pyramid Waltz

Starting this off with full disclosure: this book is part of the Bold Strokes Books family, and if you will recall, I was at Denver Pride last year with Barbara Ann Wright and a couple other BSB authors, so I’ve had the chance to hang with her in person a bit and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. That…

Another early review (from an awesome author, no less!!)

So one of my favorite writers, D.Jackson Leigh, posted this lovely Goodreads review of PotH yesterday, and I only just discovered it: “I’ve never read a book by this author that I didn’t like and this one is no exception. She’s a fantastic writer of fantasy. Her world-building is impeccable, and her plotting full of…

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