Shannon Stacey
Happy birthday, Minibella!

It feels like not so long ago that 3 month old Mini came home with us, but it was actually Memorial Day weekend of 2008.

 

And today, our pretty pretty princess Minibella is celebrating her 12th birthday! (By celebrating, I mean napping in her chair.)

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HERE WE GO, a sexy hockey romance, is available now!

The wait is finally over! I’ve been talking about this story for a long time, and it’s finally out! It’s a fun, steamy story with a heroine who’s a little different than I’ve written before. I absolutely adore her, and I hope you do, too!

A hockey player climbing back to the top of his game blows up the sport’s hottest rivalry when he unknowingly indulges in a one-night stand with his rival’s sister.

Kristen Burke isn’t a hockey fan. She grew up in the shadow of an older brother destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame and she wants nothing to do with hockey players. She’s focused on her career and nailing the promotion she’s worked hard for. She also likes to have a little fun, but when the hot, bookish guy she brings home for a night turns out to be her brother’s fiercest on-ice rival, all that work might be for nothing.

Will “Cross” Lecroix is stuck in a city that hates him, doing a conditioning stint after an injury incurred during a fight, and a quick fling with a beautiful woman seems harmless enough. Not even twenty-four hours later, he’s in the media spotlight sporting a bruised jaw and being asked if the rumor he spent the night with Erik Burke’s sister is true.

Making a split-second decision meant to save her reputation with her conservative boss, Will announces he and Kristen have been dating. With her promotion potentially at risk, she has no choice but to play along—and the playing part isn’t bad at all. The more time they spend together, the more the line between pretend and real blurs, but Will’s return to his team looms over them. As the clock runs out on their fake romance, they have to decide—is what they have the real thing, and is it worth the price they’ll pay?

Read the first chapter!

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My 2019 Favorites!

 

I keep track of books I read and movies I watch throughout the year in my planner, so I was able to go back through the list (and the ratings I gave them) and pick my favorites.

The cover of Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

I read some great books in 2019, but I think my very favorite was Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik. I have the next book in the series, Aurora Blazing, in my Kindle app.

Polaris Rising is space opera at its best, intense and addictive, a story of honor, courage, betrayal, and love. Jessie Mihalik is  an author to watch.”–Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author

My favorite movie?

Movie poster for Snowbound for Christmas

No question, my favorite movie of 2019 was Snowbound for Christmas! But that’s probably cheating a little bit.

When a high-powered CEO gets trapped by a snowstorm with his ultra-efficient executive assistance he can no longer deny he has feelings for her as more than an employee.

So, my favorite movie NOT based on one of my books?

Movie poster for Murder Mystery

I absolutely loved Murder Mystery, which is a Netflix film, and I lost count of how many times I rewatched it. So funny and smart and silly.

A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.

And while writing this, I’m watching my first movie of 2020: Mr. Right! I love Anna Kendrick like crazy.

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Watch SNOWBOUND FOR CHRISTMAS tonight!

 

SNOWBOUND FOR CHRISTMAS, based on my novella, Snowbound with the CEO, premieres tonight at 7pm ET on Uptv! Check your listings for the channel and for additional airtimes!

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One Christmas Eve Release Day, Movie News & More!

The season of holiday romances is upon us! And this year, I’ll be celebrating not only with a Christmas novella, but a movie! I’m so excited about both, but let’s start with my second Cedar Street novella, One Christmas Eve, which is available today!

ONE CHRISTMAS EVE is a must-read for contemporary romance fans. — Fresh Fiction 

They couldn’t be more different. Or more perfect for each other.

New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey returns with a warm and cozy opposites-attract Christmas story.

Zoe Randall is busy living her life as she damn well pleases. She’s back in her favorite town, her divorce in her rearview mirror, and living out her childhood dream of running a bookstore with her cousin. She has no interest in the uptight nerd who opened his boring-ass business next to her shop…until he complains about one of her sexy window displays.

Then it’s game on.

Preston Wheeler knows he takes life a little too seriously. But when the saucy bookseller next door starts pushing his buttons, he can feel that changing. Beautiful, vivacious Zoe challenges him in all the best ways, and soon he’s pushing her buttons right back: teasing and flirting all the way through the holiday season.

As Preston loosens up and Zoe is treated to the man behind the suit (particularly his forearms), she realizes she’s more interested than she cares to admit. And Preston comes to see the beauty—the absolute delight—in adding Zoe’s bright splashes of color to his once very black-and-white existence.

This book is approximately 34,000 words

Kindle | Apple Books | Nook | Kobo | Google Play | Harlequin

(Paperback and audio book editions are not available at this time. I know this disappoints some readers, but it’s not in my control and if that changes, I’ll let everybody know.)

 “This story is filled with humor, steamy scenes and Christmas fun. …a truly delightful Christmas romance.” — Harlequin Junkie

 

MOVIE NEWS!

The fabulous Brain Power Studio turned my novella, Snowbound With The CEO into a movie for this holiday season! Snowbound for Christmas will air on UPtv on Sunday, December 15th at 7:00 ET! It’ll be airing on Super Channel in Canada, but I don’t have the listing information yet. I’ll be sending an announcement when I have all the information, but save the date!

And if you want to read Snowbound with the CEO before you watch the movie, it’s available now from:

Kindle | Apple Books | Nook | Kobo | Google Play | Harlequin

It’s also available in audio from iTunes and Audible (and it looks like it’s part of the Audible Escape package!)

 

And more good news! My hockey romance, Here We Go, is heading into the final stages of production and will be available very soon! I know it’s been a bit of a wait for those who read A Second Shot, but it kept being put on the back burner by contracted work. But it’s not on the back burner anymore!

Harlequin is working on the title and cover for the first book in my Blackberry Bay trilogy, which will release in July from Special Edition, so hopefully I’ll be able to share that soon. And there are also other fun things in the works, so keep checking my website or social media for updates! In the meantime, I hope you enjoy One Christmas Eve!

Happy reading!

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