Shannon Stacey
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



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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ONE SUMMER WEEKEND is available today!

Many of you know that I love writing Christmas novellas, and I’ve published one almost every holiday season of my career. 2019 will have a holiday novella, but I also wanted to write a fun, sexy summer romance set on Cape Cod. It’s a setting that’s close to my heart (home) and writing Noah and Carly’s story was so much fun! Best friends! A fake relationship! Only one bed! It’s definitely a favorite of all the novellas I’ve written, and I hope you enjoy it!

New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey delivers the feel-good beach read you’ve been waiting for.

Best friends. A fake relationship. And only one bed.

Noah Stafford loves his life—his happy, single life. So what if he made up a fake girlfriend to stop his boss’s matchmaking? He kept things close to the truth—Carly really does have long, sexy legs and a killer sense of humor. She just happens to be his best friend. His wicked awesome and completely platonic best friend.

But now his boss is having a destination wedding, and Noah is expected to attend…with Carly, his girlfriend.

Carly Randall has no interest in living out a rom-com plot. But Noah is her best friend, so she agrees to help. Still, once they arrive on Cape Cod, she can’t explain the sudden butterflies she feels when he looks at her that way. Or why she doesn’t mind when Noah’s hands stray a little south of her back.

What happens on the Cape stays on the Cape.

Except not really, not at all, and once their sexy faux-cation is over, Noah and Carly return to a reality where everything’s changed. Going for it would mean risking their friendship…but forgetting how good they were together just isn’t an option.


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Carina Press


Many readers have asked me if ONE SUMMER WEEKEND will be available in paperback or audiobook editions. As of now, there are no plans to make it available in paperback, as it’s a novella. While I would love for my publisher to package the two novellas together, I don’t have any control over that. As for audiobook, I don’t know. Carina Press novella are often released in audiobook, but I don’t know if ONE SUMMER WEEKEND will be produced. I’ll keep checking, though!

I hope you enjoy ONE SUMMER WEEKEND, and stay turned for more news coming in the near future, including the cover for ONE CHRISTMAS EVE, a release date (finally) for HERE WE GO, and more information on my upcoming BLACKBERRY BAY series with Harlequin Special Edition.

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Boston Fire Collection Volume 2 is available now!


🔥Three #BostonFireBks in one handy-dandy digital collection!!!🚒






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Maine road trip: knights and flying moose

Last month, my husband and I took a road trip to Moosehead Lake region of Maine to do some snowmobiling. When we travel, I often see things that pique my curiosity and I look them up on my phone. But there are still places with no cell coverage at all and we were in one of them.

I knew it was going to happen like this: See interesting thing. Can’t look it up. “Oh, I need to remember to look that up if/when I ever get cell reception again.” Forget the thing. Spend the 2am hour trying to remember the interesting thing I wanted to look up.

So I made notes on my phone of things I saw that I want to know more about.


Sangerville, Maine: A Town of Two Knights

That welcome-to-town sign definitely caught my attention because when you think of knights, remote parts of Maine don’t generally come to mind.

From the town’s website: The town was named after Colonel Calvin Sanger, an early settler and landowner.  It is the birthplace of Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim (1840–1916) and Sir Harry Oakes, 1st Baronet (December 23, 1874 – July 7, 1943).

Apparently, Maxim created the first portable fully automatic machine gun.

Oakes appears to be slightly more interesting. From his Wikipedia page:

He earned his fortune in Canada and in the 1930s moved to the Bahamas for tax purposes, where he was murdered in 1943 in notorious circumstances. The cause of death and the details surrounding it have never been entirely determined, and have been the subject of several books and four films.


Abbot: Maine’s #1 Town

Another welcome-to-town sign. I remembering at the time wondering if it was voted the best town to live in, but that seemed unlikely. (Sorry, 700 people of Abbot. It’s lovely, but you’re competing with Ogunquit and Bar Harbor and that’s just on the coast.) And it’s too far from the ocean or Massachusetts to have been the literal #1 town (which was Kittery). So, then I wondered if it was the first town after the split from Mass. Nope.

I can’t find a source for the #1 designation. (Also, I spelled it wrong in the Notes app because the town at some point dropped the second T.)

OH WAIT. It’s alphabetically the first town listed for Maine. Okay, then.

Misery Gore

Just a gore with a cool name, I guess. (Gores are little bits of land that fall through the survey cracks, which you can read more about here if you’re so inclined.) Despite it being Stephen King’s state, Misery Township predates the book.

Pegasus Moose

I wasn’t able to get my own photo because my husband drives fast and the snowbanks on the side of the road were very high, but I caught a glimpse of a moose statue with wings. I was able to get a stock photo for y’all, though.

A very large moose statue with gold antlers and huge gold and white wings

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You can see why it caught my eye. Apparently the statue honors an old Abenaki legend. You can read a good (short) article about it here. Maybe someday (when they have cell coverage and fast food restaurants) I’ll go back when trying to get to the statue doesn’t involve scaling a wall of snow they could use for filming Game of Thrones.

And now I know.

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Looking for a quick, romantic Valentine’s Day read?

Did you know I wrote a Valentine’s Day novella five years ago? Trivia night, a lost phone number and other romantic hijinks ensue in ALONE WITH YOU! You can find more info and buy links here!  

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