Shelly McGowan

Book Cover Changes

It’s been eighteen months since I originally published Magic’s Lover in August 2016.

I did see the reviews (Thank you!), the emails, and private messages requesting that Shay & Pierce’s book become a series. I happily jumped into book two and wrote the second most requested story. Ghost’s book was published as Magic Denied in September 2017. You can find the e-book through most retail sites. Yes, there is a book planned for Petra.

During the writing of the second book I found with Ghost’s story and the additional storylines, and the series as a whole was going in a much different direction than originally anticipated. While I loved the first cover, I felt the covers need to be updated. All e-book versions will automatically update with the new cover when you sync with your retailer.

Author Biography

I was raised by my paternal Grandma, Georgette.  My life was filled with good food, stories, and lots of lessons about antiques, old plantations, and what proper etiquette was for young ladies. Grandma’s retirement was dedicated to me. That love resonates with me every day, especially in my writing. When I was thirteen years old Georgette handed me a paperback book and told her to dream. From that moment on I have not stopped reading or dreaming of becoming a writer.

After a long career in technology, real estate, and raising three children I decided it was time to pursue a dream. While I had written technical documents during my career in technology I had no idea what it meant to be a fiction writer. With determination and the guiding hand of a veteran writer as my mentor, I slowly learned to craft a story. Finally, I realized my dream with my first publication of Magic’s Lovers in August 2016.

I saw the reviews for Magic’s Lovers, the emails, and private messages requesting that Shay & Pierce’s book become a series. I eagerly jumped into book two and wrote the second most requested story. Magic Denied was published in September 2017. Petra’s book is planned!

I live in Seattle, Washington area with my geeky husband of over twenty years and three teenagers, squeezing in writing when I can. The house includes four dogs, six cats, two birds, and whatever lizards my husband keeps in his basement lab. She spends most of her time researching, writing, and video conferencing with friends across the country.

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