Shannon Stacey
The Devlin Group series is available again!

The four Devlin Group book covers

This action-adventure romance series follows the men and women of the Devlin Group, a privately owned rogue agency unhindered by red tape and jurisdiction. Whether doing a private job or a secret mission for the government, these contract agents don’t hesitate to put their lives on the line…especially when it comes to love.

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Grace Nolan walked away from the Devlin Group carrying Alex Rossi’s child in her womb and his bullet in her shoulder. But a ghost from the past has kidnapped her son, Danny. The ransom—Alex Rossi. To get her son back, Grace will have to step back into the life she’d left behind and reveal her secret to Alex…

With vengeance for his mother’s murder nearly at hand and a deadly substance on the loose, the last thing Alex Rossi needs is to find himself at the business end of Grace’s gun. Now the clock is ticking as they race to save a child and stop a madman bent on destruction.

But Alex has a secret of his own, and it may be the ultimate betrayal.

Amz http://amzn.to/2l05idQ

BN http://bit.ly/2ktWNLq

iBooks http://apple.co/2jH3nJU

Kobo http://bit.ly/2klf6jx

ON THE EDGE

When an explosion rocks the Devlin Group, two agents must risk everything to save them all.

Tony Casavetti emerges from an undercover assignment only to be summoned to NYC by Charlotte, the Devlin Group’s executive administrator. When he arrives, he finds out she may be ruthlessly efficient, but his assumption about her being matronly was dead wrong.

Charlotte Rhames has it all—looks, wealth and the respect she craved. But an attack on the Devlin Group throws her back into the pit of sex, money, and murder she’d crawled out of.

With Tony’s life at stake, how far is she willing to fall?

Amz http://amzn.to/2l0eIpH

BN http://bit.ly/2klgNxs

iBooks http://apple.co/2jZGHWv

Kobo http://bit.ly/2k3G4NQ

NO SURRENDER

Don’t hold back. Never give up. If only it was that easy…

When sabotage downs their helicopter in the mountains, Gallagher finally gets the up-close and personal time he’s been craving with fellow agent Carmen Olivera. After their rescue, the saboteur’s trail sends the Devlin Group to Africa, where Carmen tries to revert back to her cold, professional self. Except Gallagher isn’t ready to let her go. Not by a long shot.

As the Group gears up to rescue a young woman held hostage in the well-guarded compound of a guerilla warlord, Carmen tries to shove her long-time attraction for Gallagher—now jacked up by one mind-blowing night—back into its mental corner. No matter what her heart says, there’s no future with him. They’re from different worlds. Not to mention the effect a failed relationship could have on the job.

But as the mission gets blown all to hell, they find the African jungle has its own, brutal way of deciding who has a future at all…

Amz http://amzn.to/2kZX999

BN http://bit.ly/2jAt186

iBooks http://apple.co/2k3Je4l

Kobo http://bit.ly/2l0ch6o

NO PLACE TO HIDE

Jack Donovan went through hell and back to save Isabelle once. Now she’s back in his life, hunted by an assassin so elusive some claim he’s only an urban legend. More than just a gun for hire, the killer is driven by a pathological need to take down his targets and, when Isabelle escapes the bullet meant for her, Jack knows he’ll strike again. The only way to keep her alive is to keep her close, and Jack’s about to learn what hell really is.

In the year since Jack rescued her from a guerrilla compound and then walked away, Isabelle Arceneau has begun to put her life back on track. Now somebody wants her dead and Jack is once again her only hope for survival. As the Devlin Group races to uncover the killer’s identity and Jack and Isabelle go on the run in a desperate bid to keep her alive, she knows she can trust him with her life, but never again with her heart.

Amz http://amzn.to/2l084zR

BN http://bit.ly/2kwc0eL

iBooks http://apple.co/2kXqZMd

Kobo http://bit.ly/2l0c57p

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Deliberate boredom

Toward the end of last year, I was reading Roni Loren’s review of the book Deep Work by Cal Newport and one line really stuck with me.

Our subconscious mind works out answers to things when we’re bored or doing something relaxing.

I was crazy-busy at the time, so I didn’t pay much attention to the words simmering in the melting pot, but something else I read before the new year (I don’t remember what) prompted me to go back and read the blog post—and that line—again.

I realized my mind is never bored.

And right now, you’re probably thinking “oh look, another author saying you have to shut off social media to get shit done”. Nope. There’s a good chance you won’t ever see me being that author.

This is about off-line time. If it’s about anything that can be easily summed up in one word, it’s streaming. I was first published in 2005 and I can remember those first years pretty well. (Because, you know, it was only ten or so years ago.)

We always joke that the best ideas come to us while we’re showering or driving or cleaning the dryer vent (I’ll have to take people’s word on that one), but it’s actually true. The hours away from the computer, doing housework or commuting or whatever, were when I sorted out my story in those days. While driving, I’d tune out the commercials and songs I don’t like on the radio and figure out the heroine’s backstory. While doing the dishes, I’d plot out the big action scene. When I sat down at the computer to write, my subconscious had been hard at work and I had story to put on the page.

Now? There are no radio commercials and songs I don’t like because I have a constantly curated playlist of current favorites on my phone. I sing in my Jeep, to every song. My iPad travels around the house with me, streaming TV episodes I want to catch up on or favorite movies to keep me company. In my house, washing the dishes takes the same amount of time as a show with no commercials. What a coincidence! Seriously, the other day, I carried my iPad from the chore I’d been doing to the litter box, so I could keep watching my show while I scooped.

Other than a quick shower, there are literally no minutes in the day when my brain is not actively engaged and processing incoming content. So when I sit down at the computer and open my manuscript, I shouldn’t be surprised when the subconscious/muse/girls in the basement just sit back and say “What? Ain’t got nothin’ for ya today, dollface.” (Apparently my subconscious mind is a gin joint. IDEK.)

So I’m trying to leave the iPad behind as I do all those menial chores this year. It’s a process, so I’m having mixed results. When I go into the kitchen to clean, my brain looks something like an overactive black Lab puppy who thinks he’s going to the dog park—oh boy oh boy oh boy—and retraining is hard. Sometimes I cave.

But this is the year I learn to be bored again.

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The first chapter of WHAT IT TAKES is up now!

You can read the first chapter of WHAT IT TAKES: A KOWALSKI REUNION NOVEL and find preorder links here! You get a glimpse of a few series favorites (more show up later!) and meet the new couple who are going to fall in love at the Northern Star.

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Happy New Year!

A pin-up girl, streamers and balloons. Let's do this, 2017.

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Release day! HOLIDAY WITH A TWIST is now available!

This is my favorite time of year. The heat and humidity are behind us (here in the northern hemisphere), but it’s not yet cold enough to make me complain (too much). There’s an air of festivity, and I love holidays that include eating delicious foods with the people I love the most.

It’s also become a tradition for me to write a Christmas novella, and this year the tradition continues with Holiday With A Twist. I loved writing Croy and Leigh’s romance, and there’s also a pug who stole my heart.

“Perfect length novella and a truly awesome story makes this a must read Christmas story.” –  A Night Owl Reviews Top Pick!

Holiday With A Twist coverAfter a messy breakup, Leigh Holloway is ready to start her life over. Until her parents put the family home on the market and call her back for one final, memory-making Christmas. The last thing she wants to do is deprive her mom of the perfect holiday, so she’ll lie her way through the visit and worry about her future in the New Year. Too bad the only bar in town is owned by a guy she seriously wronged in high school.

Leigh’s best friend broke Croy Dawson’s heart, and Croy knows it was Leigh’s fault. They’ve never liked each other, but Croy isn’t cruel: he’d never turn away a pretty woman in need of some family-Christmas fortification. He doesn’t expect her to drink just enough candy-cane martinis to tell him her secrets—and he definitely doesn’t expect to get caught up in her holiday madness.

Despite the surprising love and laughter, Croy and Leigh can’t escape the truth: he can’t walk away from his family obligations and she has a life and career to reboot. But anything is possible if your holiday comes with a twist…

Carina Press: http://bit.ly/2gbgLqh

Kindle: http://amzn.to/2bOUsDs

iBooks:  http://apple.co/2bostLN

Nook: http://bit.ly/2bj63hy

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2gbTzaJ

Google: http://bit.ly/2bQ9mut

You can also read the first chapter on my website, here.

If you’d rather listen to Holiday With A Twist, especially during the busy holiday season, it’s also available from Audible! http://adbl.co/2fecShK

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