Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Shannon Delany Guest Post + Giveaway

Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Shannon Delany.  Shannon is the author of the 13 to Life series (13 to Life, Secrets and Shadows, Bargains and Betrayals, Destiny and Deception, Rivals and Retribution) and Weather Witch.

Keep reading for a chance to win a prize pack from Shannon Delany.

Guest Post: Shannon Delany

You know I have a love of the paranormal, I mean, my debut series was all about hot Russian-American werewolves... So where's the paranormal in this steampunk novel WEATHER WITCH? It's everywhere and nowhere.

WHAT?! Well, if you live in our world (which I expect you do if you're reading this) anything beyond what science interprets as normal is paranormal, so many of the characters in this novel are of paranormal origin. The Weather Witches, Wardens and Wraiths, all of the Wildkin (including merrow, pooka, kelpies, gytrash, oisin, wolfkin, and kumiho). BUT. If you live in the world of WEATHER WITCH, none of those characters or creatures are paranormal. They're all distantly linked through heritage (thank you, Darwin for clearing such things up) although you probably wouldn't invite most of them to a family reunion because you might suddenly find yourself served up.

So, normal or paranormal, WEATHER WITCH is somewhat about getting along with your kin. Before they kill you.

Weather Witch by Shannon Delany.

In a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!

Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing to celebrate her birthday with friends, family and all the extravagance they might muster. The young man who is most often her dashing companion, Rowen Burchette, has told her a surprise awaits her and her best friend, Catrina Hollindale, wouldn’t miss this night for all the world!

But storm clouds are gathering and threatening to do far more than dampen her party plans because someone in the Astraea household has committed the greatest of social sins by Harboring a Weather Witch.

Release Date June 25, 2013.

Thank you Shannon for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Shannon Delany and her books, please visit her website and don't miss our interview with Shannon here at From the Shadows.

Weather Witch Tour Giveaway

We are giving away a prize pack including:
  •     a signed copy of Weather Witch
  •     a Weather Witch coffee mug with special goodies
  •     signed copies of 13 to Life and Secrets and Shadows
  •     a handcrafted mask
  •     a special metal and crystal bookmark
  •     a mini top hat
  •     a silhouette of their own profile cut and matted by the author (Author note: it'll take a few weeks after getting their profile before I can get it to them, of course).

To enter, use the easy peasy Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is open internationally. 

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  1. Wow, that sounds nifty! Thanks for the giveaway (hopes to win!).

    Where did you develop the idea for the evolutionary creation of the different species? I think that's how I understood your explanation, anyway. Is it something you saw elsewhere and developed on, or is it something you read and it put the idea in your head, or how did you come up with it?


  3. Weather Witch sounds like my kinda book, thanks for the giveaway!

    Is this a stand-alone or first in a new series?

  4. Thank you for sharing this treat with us. Steampunk is a fun and relatively new to me genre that I am just starting to explore and enjoy. I am looking forward to reading Weather Witch. Do you anticipate this being a series with these characters or possibly with this world and new characters stepping into the spotlight?

  5. Shannon, what made you think about picking the 1840's times frame, other than the age of steam?

  6. I have the same question, why the 1840's and why Philadelphia?

  7. Love finding new books to read.
    So ive started stalking, twitter, fb.

    Thanks for chance to win the nice prise package

  8. Sounds like a great book. What started your fascination with the Paranormal/Steampunk?

  9. Where did you get your idea for this book?