Shannon Donnelly's writing has won numerous awards, including a RITA nomination for Best Regency, the Grand Prize in the "Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer" contest, judged by Nora Roberts, RWA's Golden Heart, the Laurel Wreath, the Winter Rose, the Bookseller's Best, and multiple finalists in the Holt Medallion, the Colorado ACE, the Golden Quill, and others. Her work has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: "simply superb"..."wonderfully uplifting"....and "beautifully written."
In addition to her Regency romances, she has had novellas published in several anthologies, has had young adult horror stories published and is the author of several computer games. Currently, she is a member of several chapters of RWA, and she is a past-president of the Beau Monde, Regency Chapter of RWA. She has spoken at past writer conferences, including RWA's national conference, and regularly gives workshops online. Her abiding passions include--besides writing--her dogs, reading, gardening, painting, belly dancing, and the ever present horses in her life. She can be found online at sd-writer.com and twitter.com/sdwriter.
Where to find Shannon Donnelly online
Where to buy in print
Stolen Away: A Regency Novella
"...a madcap adventure historical style that was just plain fun to read...Ms. Donnelly adds uniqueness to the genre with her wit and passionate characters." -- Reviewed by Tina Burns for The Road to Romance
The Cardros Ruby
As a killing frost holds everyone prisoner in the Yorkshire country, a fragile alliance will be tested by old secrets and lies. Ultimately, the truth may be found in the story of what did happen to the Cardros Ruby five years ago?
Paths of Desire
“I was hooked and pulled right into the world of the story from the very beginning…Highly recommended.” -- Romantic Historical Lovers
Show and Tell: Secrets to Improve Your Writing
"You definitely added more tools to my writing toolbox...Thank you!" -- Genene Valleau
"You gave valuable info regarding the use of telling and showing and now better understand when to use them in my writing." -- Gerry Jove
A Much Compromised Lady
Romantic Times Top Pick
4½ Stars and Gold Medal
"...a wonderful hero, who will out-duke any duke you’ve ever read about." - Kelly Ferjutz, Word on Romance
"There is enough sexual tension and mystery plotline to keep one reading." - Marilyn Malone, Regency Lover's Cafe
Will it take a Gypsy thief to steal the heart of a rake?
A Dangerous Compromise
"Delicious, delightful, and devilishly good reading..." -- Emily Hendrickson, author of The Rake's Revenge
She wants a rake to reform--until she meets a gentleman who is more than a match for her.
"The third of Donnelly's "Proper" regencies is simply superb..." John Charles - American Library Association
"...a wonderful, uplifting story." - Jani Brooks, Romance Reviews Today
Is he too wild a rake to tame? Or is she just the woman as wild at heart as he is?
Romantic Times Bookclub Nominated "Best Regency"
4½ STARS TOP PICK – "Excitement and passion are fierce companions... sure to captivate readers." -- Romantic Times Bookclub, Robin Taylor
"Don’t miss LADY SCANDAL." -- Romance Review Today, Jani Brooks
"Totally engaging! Donnelly’s pen is wicked with inspiration." -- Scribes World, Brenda Ramsbacher
A Compromising Situation
RWA Golden Heart Winner, Best Regency Romance
“I can't say enough good things about this book except BUY IT!” – Cybil Solen, Rakehell.net
“…an amusing and heartwarming tale about these two lonely adults who struggle to overcome some imagined or real flaw...” -- Teresa Roebuck, Romantic Times
A harsh lord and a stubborn governess--somehow love has to find way across all boundaries.
A Proper Mistress
"With its excellent characterization, polished prose, and humor, Donnelly's latest Regency is a supremely satisfying, deftly plotted delight."
– Book List, American Library Association, John Charles
"...delightfully offbeat romp with an engaging set of young lovers and a good cast of supporting players...highly enjoyable"
— Romantic Times Top Pick - 4½ Stars - Teresa Roebuck
Best Historical Romance - Winner Winter Rose
"The dark, fascinating gypsy hero is neatly offset by the lively family of a young women who draws him like a magnet in spite of her disapproval." — Romantic Times, Teresa Roebuck
He wants to help her family--she doesn't trust any man. When two strong will clash, which one of them will bend?
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