Shannon Donnelly


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 and

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Paths of Desire: the Sweet Regency Edition
By Shannon Donnelly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,630. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Fiction
New edition for Traditional Regency Fans! NO MAN’S MISTRESS… She wants a rich lord for a husband—she won’t end like her mother, abandoned and broken. NO WOMAN’S FOOL… He wants to prove to his friend she’s the wrong woman—he knows too well the pain of a bad marriage. The last thing either wants is to fall in love, but when desire leads to a passion, how can the heart help but follow?
Paths of Desire
By Shannon Donnelly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,470. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
From the award-winning author of Regency romances comes a new Regency Historical romance. Can one woman's love and one man's desire remake the paths for both of their lives?
Story Telling; Story Showing
By Shannon Donnelly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
"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

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