Shéa MacLeod has dreamed of writing novels since before she could hold a crayon. She totally blames her mother.
After living for the past six years in London, England she has returned to her hometown of Portland, Oregon in search of the perfect cup of coffee. No, she doesn't have an accent. Well, not much of one, anyway.
She is the author of the fast paced urban fantasy series, SUNWALKER SAGA, as well as the post-apocalyptic romance series, DRAGON WARS.
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Nothing Tastes As Good: A Cupcake Goddess Novelette
by Shéa MacLeod
Price: $0.99 USD. 8600 words.
Published on September 24, 2012. Fiction.
Tired of the rain in Granite Falls, Branwen (former goddess of love and beauty) swaps places with a fellow goddess and finds herself in San Antonio. Unfortunately, she also ends up next to yet another annoying neighbor and meets another person unhappy with her body image.
Be Careful What You Wish For (A Cupcake Goddess Novelette)
by Shéa MacLeod
Price: $0.99 USD. 7800 words.
Published on August 22, 2012. Fiction.
Once the Welsh goddess of love and beauty, Branwen has lost her powers (most of them), moved to the middle of nowhere, found an obsession for cupcakes, and gained twenty pounds (okay, fifty). She's not having a good millennium.
So when her next door neighbor, cross-dresser Ryan Roberts, makes a simple wish, Branwen decides to grant it...
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Smashwords book reviews by Shéa MacLeod
- Shimmerspell: The Shimmer Trilogy, #1
on May 28, 2011
Shimmerspell is a lovely paranormal YA story about a girl who discovers that neither she, nor the world around her, is exactly as it seems. There's a little touch of romance, quite a bit of magic, and a few surprises along the way.
I truly believe Spencer is a talented writer. Her descriptions of places such as the Isle of Mermen are outstanding. She doesn't just show you what it looks like, she draws you right into it.
Having said that, the book is slightly choppy in places. Some things are left a little unclear (For instance dark elves and light elves are a big part of the book, but they are never really explained.) or feel slightly rushed. But this is her first novel and it's a pretty solid offering. She can only get better.
I certainly won't hesitate to recommend Shimmerspell as a light, quick read to anyone who enjoys a paranormal YA. It's also a nice relief from the usual vampire trope. :-)
- I Zombie I
on June 10, 2011
trangely enough, I bought this book as an ebook before I even had a Kindle (Though it is available in paperback on Amazon's US site.). It just looked that good.
I really, truly enjoyed this book. Particle physics, a crazy scientist with a doomsday machine, zombies roaming the streets of Munich hungry for brains. What's not to like?
Plus I love the humor and the 80s music references. What can I say? I'm old school like that.
I thought the story had a unique twist to the telling, as well. It sucked me right into the middle of the zombie apocalypse and I could hardly put it down. The book, that is. Not the apocalypse.
There were a couple of plot points that seemed to be unfinished, but I'm assuming that's because this is the first of a trilogy, so I look forward to seeing them answered.
All in all I consider this a great read and highly recommend it to all zombie lovers. Or lovers of zombie stories. I'm very much looking forward to the next in the series.
- The Case of the Flashing Fashion Queen - A Dix Dodd Mystery
on June 11, 2011
Private detective Dix Dodd isn't having a good day. She's been framed for murder, is on the lam from the police, and she's hiding out in a cheap motel with her only change of clean underwear a glow in the dark thong. Fortunately she's got a super hot (and somewhat younger) male assistant. And cookies.
I found this book to be a really fun, fast read. Similar to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books. Really looking forward to the next in the series.
- Mental Shrillness
on July 14, 2011
The stories contained herein are, in a word, creepy. We’re talking severe creepiness factor here, people. I mean shards of glass spontaneously erupting from … oh, wait. I don’t want to give anything away. You have to buy the book and get all creeped out with me. Deal?
If you like Poe, Stephen King, or Jack Wallen or are just a fan of horror in general, you’re going to like these little tales of the twisted. That’s my 2 pence.
on Aug. 05, 2011
This short story really captured my attention and held it all the way through. I love archaeology and the paranormal so this was right up my alley. I would have loved to know more about the ancient civilization and where they came from, etc, but this WAS a short story. Not a novel. lol Two thumbs up! Thoroughly enjoyable.