H.M. Shander


USA TODAY bestselling author H.M. Shander is a star-gazing, romantic at heart who once attended Space Camp and wanted to pilot the space shuttle, and not just any STS – specifically Columbia. However, the only shuttle she operates in her real world is the #momtaxi; a reliable SUV that transports her two kids to school and various sporting events. When she’s not commandeering Betsy, you can find the elementary school librarian surrounded by classes of children as she reads the best storybooks in multiple voices. After she’s tucked her endearing kids into bed and kissed her trophy husband goodnight, she moonlights as a contemporary romance novelist; the writer of sassy heroines and sweet, swoon-worthy heroes who find love in the darkest of places.

If you want to know when her next heart-filled journey is coming out, you can follow her on Twitter(@HM_Shander), Facebook (hmshander), or check out her website at www.hmshander.com.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
At first I was super hesitant to make the switch from traditional paper books to e-books. However, I was given a KOBO as a gift from my husband, and by time I finished reading my first e-book, I was hooked. I love that I can read into the middle of the night with my backlit KOBO, It's slim design and lightweight design allow me to bring it anywhere as it fits nicely in my purse as doesn't make my wrists ache from holding a heavy book.
What can we expect from you in the near future?
With the success of the Cheshire Bay series (Return to Cheshire Bay won a 2021 Bronze Medal in a Readers Choice Award), I am expanding the series.
Christmas in Cheshire Bay is currently part of the Sugar Plum Kisses anthology, but will be released on it's own in early 2022. Confirmed for a September 6th is JOURNEY TO CHESHIRE BAY, and will bring back one of your favourites from the series.

Now that they plotting is complete, there will be four more Cheshire Bay stories coming your way, with Easter Egg visits from other Cheshire Bay characters - AND - a surprise visit from a character in another book. This series will have second chance romances, a revenge story, a plot to find and connect with a long lost family member and more. I can't wait for you all to read these. I love being back in Cheshire Bay and I hope you will enjoy it too.
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Where to find H.M. Shander online


Cheshire Bay
Welcome to Cheshire Bay, a small-town community on the western edge of Vancouver Island. You'll come for the views of the Pacific Ocean, but you'll stay for the hospitality. The Cheshire Bay series contains three amazing stories featuring strong heroines and the sexy heroes who unwittingly steal their hearts. In Return to Cheshire Bay, you'll fall in love with the former bad girl, as Lily temporarily leaves her city life to find peace and contentment. When she settles into her family's beach side summer home, a chance encounter with a sexy pilot next door changes her plans. In Adrift in Cheshire Bay, you'll root for Cedar as she struggles to come to terms with the recent upheavals in her life - including a surprise pregnancy - as her long-term relationship is tested. In Awake in Cheshire Bay, you'll swoon with Amber, the local bartender, over the newly stranded guest in town. The night the share changes her, and now she’s terrified of what happens when the sun rises and it’s time for him to leave.
Return to Cheshire Bay
Price: $2.99 USD.
Adrift in Cheshire Bay
Price: $2.99 USD.
Awake in Cheshire Bay
Price: $2.99 USD.
Accidentally In Love
Three standalone novels and the way they accidentally discover their happily ever after.
The Aurora MacIntyre Trilogy
Meet Aurora, who suffers from PTSD and a drug addiction, and read as she grows and overcomes her greatest fears with the sweetest men by her side.
Duly Noted
Price: $3.99 USD.
That Summer
Price: $2.99 USD.
If You Say Yes
Price: $2.99 USD.


Second Chances in Cheshire Bay
Pre-release—available April 18, 2023. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: Canadian English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Thirteen years apart. Two shattered hearts reunited. One shot at a second chance neither of them saw coming
Charmed in Cheshire Bay
Pre-release—available February 1, 2023. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: Canadian English. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
No kissing, no dating, and no matter what, absolutely no falling in love.
Christmas in Cheshire Bay
Pre-release—available November 1, 2022. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,040. Language: Canadian English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Holiday
Can a Christmas miracle happen even if you don’t believe in the magic?
Welcome to Cheshire Bay
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 124,130. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Collections & Anthologies
From H.M. Shander, a USA Today bestselling author, comes a sweet with heat and heart-warming boxed set about finding love—and family—where you least expect it in the small town of Cheshire Bay
Accidentally in Love
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 165,690. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Collections & Anthologies, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
A boxed set featuring three full-length romantic novels. From the beaches of Mexico, to a kindergarten classroom, to a Vegas wedding chapel. Three strong heroines, three charming heroes, three heartwarming and emotional reads.
Awake in Cheshire Bay
Series: Cheshire Bay. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,980. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
An emergency landing, a sexy stranger, and a night Amber’s never going to forget. It was only supposed to be a warm Cheshire Bay welcome for the unexpected guest, with the sexy accent. It turns out to be a star-filled night full of sizzling chemistry neither of them wants to end. What happens to them when the sun rises, and it's time for him to leave?
Adrift in Cheshire Bay
Series: Cheshire Bay. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,310. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Cedar's plans of announcing her pregnancy to her long-time sweetheart fall apart when they both find out he already has a child, and she's forced to plan a new future. But Mitch means the world to her. Can she forgive and forget?
Return to Cheshire Bay
Series: Cheshire Bay. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,670. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
When Lily returns to her beach home town, she's reunited with her former dorky neighbour Eric, but as she falls for the matured man he's become, her troubled past threatens to tear them apart.
Whistler's Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,130. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Could there be anything worse than being stranded on top of a mountain with your ex? Corrine's about to find out when the power goes out at a mountaintop tram station, stranding her and her ex-boyfriend together until they get rescued. With only so many places to hide, they will be forced to confront their haunted past.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Britannia has it made. A high-profile career, a corner office with a view, and a sexy weekly meeting with her hot boss to boot. Until a chance meeting with the enchanting Noel Sullivan makes her question if what she wants, is really what she needs.
It All Began with a Wedding
Series: Accidentally In Love. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,940. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Wedding in Vegas aren't real, are they? If they are, Izabella's in serious trouble, and so is the future of her grandfather's pharmaceutical business. She needs to track down her (gulp) husband and demand an annulment before the ink dries on the new ownership deal. But Theo has stipulations of his own before he'll agree, and the clock's ticking. In love and war, someone always loses.
It All Began with a Mai Tai
Series: Accidentally In Love. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,120. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » New adult
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Camille lands after a whirlwind trip on the arm of the sweetest guy, ready to take charge of her life. However, when her serial cheating boyfriend meets her at the airport ready to try again, Camille's plans for a happily ever after take a downward spiral.
It All Began with a Note
Series: Accidentally In Love. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,970. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
One mistaken note brought them together. Their geography will tear them apart. Keeping things strictly physical will prove a challenge…
The Aurora MacIntyre Series - Boxed Set - Books 1-3
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 236,710. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Collections & Anthologies
One devastating accident. Two brothers who push Aurora to her breaking point in order to help her heal. Three hearts vying to find their soul mate...
If You Say Yes
Series: The Aurora MacIntyre Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,690. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She thought riding in a car would end the PTSD. She thought taking the recommended doses of a prescribed drug would end the dependency. She thought juggling a romance and a friendship between the brothers would end their bitterness. She was wrong. It's not the end. It's just the beginning.
That Summer
Series: The Aurora MacIntyre Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,280. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(3.00 from 1 review)
Aurora has nine weeks to get her shit together and win back the love of her life so she enlists in Lucas' help. He has big plans to help her cope with her PTSD. What they didn't plan for were the intense emotions that come from pushing yourself to the breaking point, and learning you are you and what you want.
Duly Noted
Series: The Aurora MacIntyre Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,510. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.43 from 7 reviews)
After a devastating car accident, Aurora struggles to live a normal life. Her attraction to sexy Nate pulls her out of her shell — until he reveals a secret that could change everything…

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Smashwords book reviews by H.M. Shander

  • Deception on Feb. 16, 2015

    I thoroughly enjoyed Deception. It was an engaging read and took me about 90 minutes to read - perfect for a nice afternoon break with a cup of tea. On my kobo, it listed the downloaded book as 100 pages so I was quite shocked when the story ended on page 60. I WASN'T FININSED YET - I still wanted to read more about Sacha and Trey, and felt that their story wasn't yet complete. I did feel that the story wrapped up well enough, albeit quickly, but I personally would've liked more development on the romance front. I had to keep reminding myself that this is a short story - but Grace has an amazing foundation here - and she could easily expand this into a full length novel - developing the other characters around the main two. Included as a nice 'bonus'- the remaining 40 pages on my kobo contain excerpts from her other novels - some of which I can't wait to read. Want a great afternoon read - this is the book for you.