Indie Book Stores: Showing Some Love

Recently, I was invited to do a signing at Main Street Books in historic downtown St. Charles, Missouri. Since independent book stores are so important to authors and the future of books, I took some time to chat with the owner, Emily Hall about Main Street Books and book selling and the romance novels she is most looking forward to reading.

Shawntelle’s Got You Covered – an interview with Kimberly Killion

Happy Holidays, everyone! I’m excited about this December post since I get a chance to interview Kimberly Killion, the creative director and owner of the Killion Group, the newly formed umbrella company for Hot Damn Designs. They design romance covers and so much more, but I won’t go into that since Kim’s the focus of this interview. Let’s get to the first question that will lead to all the other ones: Shawntelle: What services does the Killion Group provide for the romance community?

Kim Killion:
Wow! I hope you’re sitting down. The Killion Group continues to add services monthly! Right now, I think we’re offering everything but house cleaning and babysitting. But seriously, we strive to be a one-stop shop for authors while maintaining quality. If you just need an eBook cover, we’ve got you… Continue

Guest Post: Shawntelle’s Got You Covered

Hi, all! I’m Shawntelle Madison and I write quirky, urban fantasy romance novels! Next month, Kept, the next book in my Coveted series will be released from Ballantine. I’m quite excited since I had so much fun writing the book. And the cover! Who doesn’t love to see Paul Marron in action? If you haven’t read the first book, be sure to check out Coveted. It came out this spring and is another cover with Paul. When I’m not writing, I work as the web developer for the Killion Group, a company that designs book covers for several traditional and e-Book publishers. I’ve been working as a web developer/designer for over ten years now. Since I sit on both sides of the fence as an author and designer, I’ve come to appreciate… Continue

B&N Bookseller Picks: May

Barnes & Noble buyer Jules Herbert is a driving force behind the excellent selection in Barnes & Noble’s romance section. Here’s his list of recommendations for the month of May:

A sneak peek at COVETED by Shawntelle Madison – On sale 4/24/2012!

Check out this excerpt of Shawntelle Madison‘s Coveted! If Stephanie Plum were a werewolf, she’d be something like Nat Stravinsky. It’s Nat that gives this funny, sexy new urban paranormal romance its refreshing twist—because being a werewolf isn’t Nat’s only quirk. And it’s not why the cute, charming Nat is still single, or why she’s the family misfit and an outcast from her werewolf clan…it’s because she’s obsessed with hoarding holiday ornaments! Nat’s “secret” is just the first of the delicious, hilarious twists in this funny and inventive new take on the urban paranormal genre. Coveted by Shawntelle Madison (Excerpt)(function() { var scribd = document.createElement("script"); scribd.type = "text/javascript"; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = "http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js"; var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })(); Preorder now | Find Shawntelle on Facebook!