Blog – Krystal Shannan

#FeastOnFriday with Krystal

Something super fun that I like to do every week is hang out with you guys, talk food, and then on Fridays I cook something that one of you recommended. There are two ways to participate. I know not everyone is on Facebook, so I always upload my live videos onto YouTube so everyone has access.

On Monday's check for a post on my Facebook Page and then later my YouTube channel where you can comment and give me recommendations for #keto recipes you want me to try. Posting a recipe or a link to a recipe is how you enter for that week's giveaway. Sometimes it's swag. Sometimes a signed book. And all my prizes are open to US and International fans, although if you live across one of the large salty ponds, it will probably take longer to get your prize. But I will still mail it!

Then Friday, usually in the evening, I will get on Facebook live and cook for you and chat! It really is a lot of fun.

If you don't know what keto is, really simply, it's a low-carb sugar-free lifestyle. I'm working hard to completely overhaul my habits and change the way I eat to be much healthier. This is a concern for so many of us in this day and age, I thought it would be a lot of fun to include all of you in the process. Even if you're not trying to lose weight like me, we're always looking for good things to eat, right?

HUGS,

Krystal

The Fundraiser Begins!

Thank you for voting and helping us choose the designs to represent Somewhere, TX and Sanctuary Texas series. So excited! Today is the day! The store is OPEN! Remember that 15% of all swag shop profit is going directly to the ACH shelter. I will be personally packing necessity items and delivering personalized backpacks with the special ‘holiday hug' adoption symbol.

Please help me support children and teens in the local ACH shelter this holiday! Purchase your swag from the Krystal Shannan store at https://www.teechip.com/stores/krystalshannan today and use the code HOLIDAY15% through Sunday to get a discount!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and be safe.

Hugs,

Krystal Shannan

Vote On Designs!

Hi everyone! Thanks for coming by! Please be sure to leave comments below to tell me what kinds of swag you like to purchase. Shirts? Hoodies? Bags? Jewelry? Mugs?

Then also cast your vote on your favorite designs to be made into swag to represent the Sanctuary, TX series and the VonBrandt, Moonbound, Somewhere, TX books!

1)Pick a letter (A, B, C) for the Sanctuary series

2) Pick (2) numbers for Somewhere, TX (There are a mix of designs for the Moonbound/VonBrandt books and then 3 designs for Everyday Joes' bar!

Just a quick reminder if you missed my previous video explaining the project. 15% of profits from the swag shop will be used to build bags for the kids at my adoption agency's shelter (local to me in Fort Worth). Help me, help these kids! We can do it together! We can make sure these kids are seen and heard and feel just a little bit of love when it looks like their whole world has disappeared.

Hugs,

Krystal

The Big Announcement!

Hey everyone! I wanted to let you know that new books are coming! I don’t have official dates yet, but never fear, you will be hearing all about them soon. Right now, I wanted to share about a super cool idea that I’ve been working on with my team.

A lot of readers have been asking for swag designs relating to Sanctuary, Texas and Somewhere, TX. So I am rolling out some awesome merchandise and I wanted to make it really really special and meaningful beyond just, hey! Look at this cool shirt…sooooo, if you haven’t heard yet that my husband and I are in the process of adopting! Surprise!

We are in the final stages of getting our license from the state so that we can apply to adopt a sibling set through CPS. We are just over the moon and we can’t wait to love on the kids God plans to eventually put in our home.

Through this process we learned a lot about the Foster care system and the overwhelming need kids in our foster agency’s shelter have for just basic things that a lot of us take for granted. Toothbrush. Hair brush. Socks. The list goes on and on.

And now the idea! Reader swag combined with a fundraiser! But before I get into all the details of the fundraiser we are going to have some fun.

I want to make sure you guys get to weigh in on the designs and what you’d like to represent those two series, especially since I’ve had so many people ask about it. We’ll do Soulmate Shifters series too, I promise. But For right now I’m focusing on Sanctuary and Somewhere TX series books and raising some extra money to get the kids at the shelter duffle bags of toiletry items they desperately need along with a few other bonus items, like socks or slippers and maybe some MP3 players. A lot of these kids arrive with nothing more than the clothes on their backs.

I can’t change the whole world, but this is a small corner that I can make better with your support. We can show these kids that they are loved. They are cared for. I even had a special design created just for the bags that will be given to them. I’ll show you guys that later too.

15% of all profits from my swag shop will go directly to ACH. I will be personally buying and packing the bags and delivering them. So you’ll get to see pictures of everything as the project moves along. I’m so excited you guys. This is going to be amazing.

I’ll be back tomorrow to show y’all the designs my team came up with and you can vote for your favorites to be made into shirts, hoodies, tote bags, coasters, all kinds of fun stuff! We’re going to have a contest and some giveaways, but the main event is the swag and the fundraiser for the kids and teens in the local shelter.

Please be sure to say hi in the comments below and if you feel led to share this video with your friends, it would mean the world to me. Thank you! I’ll see you tomorrow.

Hugs,

Krystal

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I’m Not Lion to You Reader Appreciation Giveaway

I'm Not Lion To You

New Release and Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Help me celebrate the release of my new series!

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How to post a review on Amazon

1) Go to the Amazon website and logon: https://www.amazon.com/

2) In the site search box, type in the name of the book you'd like to review.

3) Click on the correct item in the search results.

4) Scroll down to the bottom of the product/book page to the Customer Reviews section. Click the gray “Write a Customer Review” button.

5) Click to specify how many stars you want to award the book. A text box will appear, prompting you to write a review and headline. Click “submit.”

6) To document your review, scroll down to your review and click on the title of your review. This will open a new browser window with your review. Copy and paste the URL. To capture a screenshot by clicking the PrtScrn button on your keyboard. For Macs, press Shift-Command (⌘)-3.

Need more help? Watch this video.

How to post a review on Goodreads

1) Go to the Goodreads website and logon: https://www.goodreads.com/

2) In the search box, type in the name of the book you'd like to review.

3) Click on the correct item in the search results.

4) Underneath the book’s cover image, hover over the stars until the desired number of stars is highlighted, then click on them to rate the book.

5) A pop-up menu will appear above the stars. Click on “write a review.”

6) Enter your review on the following page, and click on “Save.”

7) To document your review, scroll down to your review and click “see review”. This will open a new browser window with your review. Copy and paste the URL. To capture a screenshot by clicking the PrtScrn button on your keyboard. For Macs, press Shift-Command (⌘)-3.

Need more help? Watch this video.

How to post a review on iBooks

**You do not need to purchase the item on iBooks/iTunes to leave a review. If you do not have a Mac device, you can download the iTunes Desktop App to post reviews.

1) Open up the iTunes Store.

2) In the search box, type in the name of the book you'd like to review.

3) Click on the correct item in the search results to be taken to its iTunes page.

4) On the item's iTunes page, choose “Ratings and Reviews” from the top navigation.

5) Click the button, “Write a Review.” A pop-up window will appear.

6) Write your review and hit “Submit.”

7) To document your review, capture a screenshot by clicking the PrtScrn button on your keyboard. For Macs, press Shift-Command (⌘)-3.

Need more help? Watch this video.

 

How to post a review on Kobo

**You do not need to purchase the item on Kobo to leave a review.

1) Go to the Kobo website at https://www.kobo.com

2) Click on the “My Account” button, and then sign in to your new account (or create a new account if you do not already have one).

3) Find the book you want to review via the site search engine.

4) Scroll down to locate the “Write Your Review” button. Click on the hyperlink to post your review.

5) Fill in a star rating, review headline, review text, etc.

6) Click on the “submit” button.

7) To document your review, capture a screenshot by clicking the PrtScrn button on your keyboard. For Macs, press Shift-Command (⌘)-3.

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