Shannon McRoberts

Biography

I am an independent artist, author, poet, and book reviewer. I love playing MMORPGs and reading a good book.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It has to be creating the worlds and characters. Bringing something from tiny "seed" in my mind to a greater than life character in a written world for others to enjoy. After I write the books, I have even more fun designing my own character art!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is my favorite platform. It has helped gain readers by allowing me to use coupons for giveaways, blog tours, and gifts. It has also expanded my reach to other major platforms where I may not have been able to sell before. I especially love that you need to have at least purchased a book to leave a review on the Smashwords page.
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Videos

Verses of Athine
Book trailer for Verses of Athine. All art by Shannon McRoberts.

Books

Cursed Bloods
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Series: The Daughter of Ares Chronicles, 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,840. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The follow up book to Verses of Athine and the next book in The Daughter of Ares Chronicles is here! Nikeda did not die. In fact, her cursed bloods flourish in Zarra's realm. To further complicate matters, Miranda has fallen in love with Nikeda's son, Drake. With the truth out, Zarra must choose between killing her friends or accepting Miranda as the prized lover of a powerful enemy.
Erosion of the Heart
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
This is a collective book of poetry by Shannon McRoberts. This includes both new poetry and all of the poems found in "REMORDERE" and "Poetry for the Chronically Heart Broken and Depressed". All of these titles were previously only available in paper back, but now they are available here for your favorite reading device!
Verses of Athine: The Daughter of Ares Chronicles
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Series: The Daughter of Ares Chronicles, 1 through 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,100. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.60)
Take what you know about mythology and throw it out the window... Do you have any idea what Zeus, Odin, Pandora's Box, Atlantis, Machu Picchu, Hera, Nike, Dragons, Vlad, Clones, and Vampires have in common? Athine does! The Daughter of Ares Chronicles follows Athine as she uncovers the secrets of her destiny while interacting with key figures from many mythologies. Installments 1 through 4
A Short Story from the N'Loron Universe #2
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Series: The Daughter of Ares Chronicles, One Shot. Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a special short story from the N'Loron Universe. What is that you ask? It's the veil that my Daughter of Ares Chronicles character, Athine, protects. This is the second in a series of free short story e-books. The #2 issue ties in with some of the plots in my current WIP (Cursed Bloods slated for 2014), but anyone should be able to enjoy the short story as stand alone tale.
A Short Story from the N'Loron Universe #1
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Series: The Daughter of Ares Chronicles, One Shot. Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.75)
This is a special short story from the N'Loron Universe. What is that you ask? It's the veil that my Daughter of Ares Chronicles character, Athine, protects. This is the first in a series of free short story e-books. The #1 issue ties in with some of the minor plots from Athine Verses: The Narkurru, but anyone should be able to enjoy this short story as a stand alone tale.
The Secret of Genetic Corp X
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Series: The Daughter of Ares Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,190. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00)
Have you ever dreamed you woke up fully-grown with a head full of knowledge, but you had no sense of identity? No memories. No dreams. No sense of who you are. You see it in the movies all the time and somehow it seems glamorized. To tell you the truth it’s more like a nightmare. My name is Zarra Jane, or at least that is what I am told.

Shannon McRoberts’s tag cloud

amazons    athine    celtic    clone    depression    destiny    dragon    fantasy    female lead    free    future    goddess    greek    heroine    high fantasy    lore    loss    love    magic    mytholgoy    mythology    nloron    norse    sad    scifi    short    speculative fantasy    vampire    veil   

Smashwords book reviews by Shannon McRoberts

  • Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight on Aug. 24, 2012

    This was a wonderful adventure and I can't wait to see the second book come out. When the author contacted me to do a book review I thought what the hay! This isn't usually the type of book I read as far as main character, age, etc. But wow....I could not put this down. It is very well written and obvious that the author takes care in writing. I was excited that this was the first review I got to do on my new kindle! It is worth every penny you spend on it. It is also suitable for young adults. No smut or extreme violence.
  • No Shade For Travelers on Sep. 19, 2012

    I was asked to review this book. I did not look at the summary but simply cracked open the ebook and began reading. I was very surprised by this book and really enjoyed the entire thing. It was just the right length and the tension between the main female and male character really feeds into the story. It is a fun sci fi story the has a lot of well written twists and turns. I would highly recommend it.
  • No Shade For Travelers on Sep. 19, 2012

    I was asked to review this book. I did not look at the summary but simply cracked open the ebook and began reading. I was very surprised by this book and really enjoyed the entire thing. It was just the right length and the tension between the main female and male character really feeds into the story. It is a fun sci fi story the has a lot of well written twists and turns. I would highly recommend it.
  • Henrietta The Dragon Slayer (a young adult epic fantasy adventure) (The Five Kingdoms #1) on Jan. 21, 2013

    This was a very interesting read. I am all about kick butt heroines and this one had two strong leads. This is pure fantasy! I hear tale that another one is being published and I am ready for it. Very suitable for YA and I love the lost king tale. I think I liked it a little better than Hunger Games. (I received a free e-copy for an honest review)
  • Horizon on Feb. 16, 2013

    This was a short story about the intricate nature of marriage and having partners that want to try new things, but one is having to be persuaded as each have their own ideas. My only thing is that it was too short. However, for a free short story what does one expect. It wets the appetite. I think this story is enough to get you to see Kayla's style and be interested in the other works available. I would think this would be a great right before bed read, not too long, not too short, and lots of interesting things to dream about :0)