April 2016 – Krystal Shannan

Archive Monthly Archives: April 2016

Exclusive Excerpt Friday ~ Hunted Wolf

Is everyone enjoying the new Moonbound Series? Hunted Wolf was the conclusion to the series and ended with a bang! If you haven't tried this new paranormal romance series, grab your copy today!


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With plans to kill a psychopath, nothing will stop him.
Not even the magick.

Holding a gun and storming a beach like a courageous soldier is strange territory for Hannah Lee, a quiet Seattle doctor. Stepping foot on that beach changes everything for her. Feeling an undeniable magickal pull, Hannah knows her real mission: find the wolf who sets her heart on fire. She never expected him to come in war paint and Kevlar, wielding an automatic weapon. But Viper has an agenda of his own–despite the attraction he so desperately feels. Will he succumb to the magick or will his vendetta stand in the way of what Fate desires?

While each book in the Moonbound series is a complete and satisfying romance arc, there is a larger suspense arc that is revealed in pieces and not fully resolved until the end of the final book. We highly recommend reading the books in order, and starting with Book #1, The Werewolf Cowboy.


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Have You Read My Dragon Masters

Looking for your next paranormal romance novel? Check out my Sanctuary, Texas series. My Dragon Masters is the second book in the series and stars two very sexy dragon brothers. Book four is coming soon!


Fire and ice don't go together… or do they?

My Dragon Masters (#2)When the beast within wakes, her desires burn with a fire she can't escape. She won't let anything stop her, not even the fact that she has no memory. She doesn't know who… or what she is, but also can't shake the feeling that she's something more than human.

Dragon shifter twin brothers, Miles and Eli Blackmoor, are exiled Drakonae kings. A thousand years ago they lost their soul mate, Diana Karlson. Betrayed by their own people, they spent centuries on earth searching for a way to reclaim their birthright and their wife. They've dedicated their lives to protecting the House of Lamidae, hoping one day one of the seers in the house would have a vision to help them.

All the Sisters ever say is… she is coming to you.

Warning: Contains scorching m/f/m menage, bondage, and a sassy dragon female who wants her mates to play!


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Exclusive Excerpt Friday from To Find a Mate

To Find a Mate is now available! Come join the sexy cowboy werewolf shifters of Somewhere, Texas! The VonBrandt Family is at it again. Who doesn't want to run with these shifters in the VonBrandt Family pack!


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she just needs to tell him…

Everyone in Adam VonBrandt’s world seems to have found their mate. Except him. With several families of wolves in town for a moon run, there have never been so many choices. Surely, he can find a mate among all those single women.

Paige Wheeler sees her big, smiling rancher every Friday morning for six years. When her boss gives her one Friday off, she has to find a way to get into the bakery. Doesn’t everyone know she needs to see Adam every week? But when she starts blathering about hallucinating a couple of werewolves, she becomes Adam’s biggest priority. He just has to get his hands on her…



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Have You Read My Viking Vampire

Enter the world of Sanctuary, Texas with My Viking Vampire! This is my adult paranormal romance series full of paranormal creatures in a whole new world!


Bailey Ross’ world is crumbling around her. Her abusive ex, a human, is closing in on her again, and to make matters worse, myvikingvampirea new enemy, a djinn, is stalking her.

This supernatural being takes great pleasure in human pain, something Bailey has in excess thanks to her ex. If she’s caught by either, she’s as good as dead.

Backed into a corner and desperate to escape, she does something she swore wouldn’t ever be possible again –trusting a man. And he’s a vampire.

Protection via the sexy vampire Erick Thorson may prove to be a little more than she bargained for. Sparks fly between them and she finds herself agreeing to more than just protection. Though he has promised not to let anyone harm her, the small west Texas town is more than it seems and he may not be able to make good on his vow no matter how hard he tries.

Will Sanctuary be the home Bailey longs for or will she have to die to find out?


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NEW RELEASE – To Find A Mate!

KrystalShannan_ToFindAMate_1400pxGuess what! It's release day! You finally get to read Adam and Paige's love story! You are going to love them! I did. I laughed and cried and put everything into this book with Camryn. We know you are going to love it.

Get your copy today!
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Love Paws Release Day




Help us celebrate Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and go download this amazing anthology NOW. Only 99 cents for seven wonderful, sexy romances . . . you can't beat that deal.

Of course, what could make six contemporary romance shorts plus one story with a paranormal twist by award-winning and best-selling authors even better? Add seven sweet, scene-stealing pets . . . and then make the whole project a benefit for animal rescue charities!

That's just what we've done. LOVE PAWS features short stories with a little bit of steam, a little of sweet and happy endings all around. Each story also includes a pet, just to give the romance a bit of a boost.

Each author is donating her portion of the net proceeds to a specific animal charity. Check out which charities will benefit below! And don't forget to enter the giveaway-scroll down.

Get your copy now! Amazon/iBooks/Nook/Google/Kobo


Montana Heat (Chefs of the West, Book One) by Becca Boyd (Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter)

One protective smokejumper, one reluctant landowner, one big fire… Randa Sadler has turned away the sheriff, the Forest service, and all her neighbors. She knows the fire is coming, and she's not leaving her home. When Tyson Herrick is sent to talk her down off the mountain, he finds the secret that's keeping her there… but can he save her from the oncoming fire without losing his heart in the process?

By Chance (A Playing Games Spin-off Novella) Rene Folsom (K9s for Warriors)

While burying herself into her editing job, Samantha Cline struggles to come to terms with the fact that her love life is dormant… and has been for quite some time. Every sickly sweet love story she has to edit continuously reminds her of how impractical romance is. Aside from her loyal group of friends who have their own relationship drama, she settles for companionship of the canine variety with her best bud, Chance. In truth, there’s only one man who has ever turned Sam’s head, though she’d never admit it aloud. She remembers watching him train horses on her dad’s farm as a teenager, and no other man has ever measured up. Now that he’s been living next door to her for a few years, she can’t help but wish he’d glance her way and show some sort of recognition. Sam is finally pushed over the edge when her dog runs off, forcing her to reassess her lot in life and what it would take to heal her heart in his absence. Then, one stormy night, her very sexy neighbor shows up on her doorstep, stealing her breath away with his presence. After a rather awkward encounter, Sam can’t help but wonder if she’ll lose her chance for good.

Saving Grace: A Beautiful Ruin Story Alison Foster (LA Animal Services)
They call it a moment of truth. We all have them. Nathan and I are no different. Those are the moments when things can go two ways, toward a better life or toward destruction.
Nathan was my everything — until this morning when a white lie entered our circle of trust which led quickly to a second lie and then, of course, in our life, a gun is always soon to follow.
They don’t cover guns or deceit in any of my baby books. I checked. My charmed life with my man and my sweet dog, Annie, is spinning out of control again. And to make matters worse, we haven’t had sex in weeks.
All in the Takeoff (The Rawley Family Romances – 4) Olivia Hardin (Pets Fur People – Tyler Humane Society No-Kill Shelter)
Harrison Richards may be part-Rawley, but he’s content with a ranch life just outside his tight family circle. On a flight to pick up a rescue dog after his cousin Kay’s wedding, his small Cessna is grounded due to weather. Harrison’s left to find lodging for himself . . . and a shepherd-mix named Curtiss. Single-mom Kitty Sears has a hectic life running a busy bed-and-breakfast. The short window between winter and summer is her unofficial vacation, when local tourism is almost dead, so she’s surprised to get a call about a guest looking for special accommodations. From the moment Harrison lays eyes on Kitty Sears, he has a feeling he’s getting more than he bargained for in a hostess. He’s not looking for romance, but it may be that love just needs a little spark to takeoff . . .
My One And Always (A THE ONE Trilogy and ALWAYS LOVE Trilogy Crossover Short) Tawdra Kandle (MuttNation)
Sydney moved to the small town of Burton, Georgia to run her aunt's bakery. At least, that's her excuse. She doesn't exactly want to broadcast the fact that her own restaurant went belly-up, her boyfriend ditched her and her life is in shambles. And the cute newspaper guy who keeps pestering her for date with his danish? Yeah, that's not happening. Will is pretty sure he's a glutton for punishment. After all, Sydney's made it clear she's not interested, but he just can't seem to stay away, no matter how hard he tries. Now, though, he's got a secret weapon–the four-legged kind. Can this down-on-his-luck dog be the key to toppling the walls around her heart?
Lindy James is the sister of baseball star, Tate James. When Tate’s neighbor Kip Deevers crosses paths with Tate's little sister, he gets more than he bargains for-a grade school crush and a pair of dog paws on his chest. The attraction between the two is undeniable, but Lindy’s past has her afraid to let Kip get too close. Kip is willing to put aside his dislike for all things furry to get to know Lindy better, but will she let her guard down long enough for Kip to win over her heart?
Taunt: A Twisted Wolf Tale Juli Valenti (Suncoast Animal League)
There’s no place like home.
When a tornado plagues the state of Arkansas, picking up Emmy’s house and dropping it into a world she’s never seen before, she thinks things couldn’t get any worse. Except, she was wrong. Especially when it killed the good witch and she’s named a murderer.
In order to get home, and to escape the wrath of the enraged town-folk, Emmy must maneuver the Wicked Woods, along with her pet wolf, Laurent, to prove she, herself, is not a Wicked Witch. In the woods lurk nightmares of her own creation, and, when doubt begins to set in, she realizes things are not always as they seem.
Follow the story of Emmy and Laurent in this modern-day twist on The Wizard of Oz.


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Trevor MacLaughlin has been in love with his sister's best friend for years. But, he let her move away to college without ever telling her how he felt and hasn't seen her since.

Now, years later, a second chance with the woman of his dreams practically falls into his lap.

Will he take a leap of faith and tell her how he feels? How he's always felt? Or will the woman he knows is meant to be his slip through his fingers a second time?


Highway to Heath: #DeathToSugar

HealthMy name is Krystal and I'm addicted to sugar.


Sugar and sweets are not my friends. They have been for so long that I forget the damage they do every time I eat them. Every time I reach for them to comfort me through stress or annoyance or boredom. A lot of you that follow my newsletter know that I've been tracking my food through My Fitness Pal and that has been a great first step for me. Learning portion control. Learning to limit my intake.


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The problem is that limiting wasn't enough. I still ate the bad stuff, just in smaller doses and my body refuses to let go of the pounds weighing me down. I was talking to my friend Becca and we share a lot of the same struggles. So we've decided to take a permanent step forward with a goal that's achievable. Something we can do to take a step forward.

  • No refined sugar
  • Walking 20 min a day

We're going to check in with each other and stay accountable every day on Facebook, Twitter. I'm sure we'll continue to blog post about it too. This is a problem that so many people struggle with. It's not ours alone. Our whole country struggles with an addiction to white sugar. It's everywhere. In everything.


I cleaned out the pantry

But eating is a choice. Taking drugs is a choice. No one is force-feeding me ice-cream and m&ms. I AM CHOOSING to eat them. Sure my brain is telling me how delicious they are. How they make me feel happy and satisfied. But it's a lie. Maybe for the five minutes while I'm eating it, I feel good. But after that. After that I'm feel guilty and ashamed that once again I made a terrible choice for my body. For my overall health.

I found out yesterday that I have sleep apnea and I'm going to have to start wearing a CPAP machine at night. I'm angry and scared and the first thing I wanted to do was eat.

But I didn't. I vented to Becca and we decided to take the Highway to Health. Our first two pit stops are eliminating refined white sugar and walking EVERY single day.

This also is a CHOICE. I have to make it every day to change the habit I have. It is not going to be easy. I'm gong to want to not do it. My brain is going to lie to me and say the other way is no big deal. That it's no use to try cause I'll never be able to change.

But I can.

I will.

And I invite you to come along with us.


Have You Read To Save a Mate

To Save a Mate is the FIRST book in my new adult paranormal romance series, the VonBrandt Family. Luke and Kara were so much fun to write about and might have made me cry a time or two! The fourth book in this series, To Find a Mate, is coming SOON! Check out To Save a Mate…..


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What do you do when everything you thought was real turns out to be a lie? How do you pick yourself up and move on? Move past the pain?

Kara McClure is living the perfect life. A great boyfriend, supportive loving parents, and a full ride to John McAdams University on a scholarship. What could go wrong? But something always does. When tragedy hits, you’re supposed to be able to count on those closest to you for support. Kara turns to the love of her life, Vincent Harris, only to find him supporting the nether lips of her sorority sister.

Luke VonBrandt is a business college student with a secret no one can know. When an accident threatens the life of an innocent girl he's secretly loved since high school, he risks everything to give her a second chance on life, even exposing the truth about what he is. The blue-eyed beauty haunts his dreams and her scent is all he can think about.

Luke’s wolf insists he find a way to claim her as his own.

But Kara’s broken heart will fight him every step of the way.


Exclusive Excerpt Friday from Broken Wolf

The last three books in my new paranormal romance series are now available! Broken Wolf is the seventh book in the Moonbound series. Broken Wolf has some unique characters that we meet for the first time and I hope you enjoy all of the sexy shifters in this series!


Moonbound Series: Broken Wolf (Book #8)


Paying a debt may cost him his life–or his heart.

When an old friend seeks his help, Russian mercenary Vadik Nabatov doesn't hesitate for a second. After all, he owes Luther his life. But something is off. Luther isn't the same, and even a professional like Vadik might be in over his head. The last thing he needs is to enter into enemy territory with Andrea VonBrandt, who stirs up a desire in him that he thought was long gone.

But sitting back and letting Andrea go into a madman's lair as his submissive and downtrodden slave is asking too much. She can't possible face a crazy billionaire alone. Now, it's up to Vadik to save the woman, so he can save his heart.



With plans to kill a psychopath, nothing will stop him.Hunted_Wolf

Not even the magick.

Holding a gun and storming a beach like a courageous soldier is strange territory for Hannah Lee, a quiet Seattle doctor. Stepping foot on that beach changes everything for her. Feeling an undeniable magickal pull, Hannah knows her real mission: find the wolf who sets her heart on fire. She never expected him to come in war paint and Kevlar, wielding an automatic weapon. But Viper has an agenda of his own–despite the attraction he so desperately feels. Will he succumb to the magick or will his vendetta stand in the way of what Fate desires?