In Shayne's first year out of high school she penned, co-directed, and starred in the feature film 'The Incubus', a paranormal romance, which obtained distribution and screened in over fifteen theaters across South Florida among major theater chains such as Regal, AMC, and Cinemark. 'The Incubus' has also obtained a passionate fanbase of over 100,000 girls online and has garnered the attention of reporters from the Miami Herald, CBS News, and NPR Radio.
Leighton also starred alongside Scream Queen, Tara Cardinal, in the film 'Legend of the Red Reaper' which made its world debut at the 2012 AFM in Los Angeles.
Twenty-Two-year-old Leighton is excited to release her debut young adult novel series, 'Of Light and Darkness', set in contemporary Prague, as well as developing the film adaptation of the novel series.
Recently released songs can now be heard on ReverbNation.com with a full-length album in the works. Leighton is currently named #35 on the pop charts in Miami, FL.
Named #26 in Boca Magazine's "Top 100 'It' People" for 2011.
Shayne Leighton lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with her husband and key inspiration, Frank and travels back and forth to the Czech Republic often.
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The Vampire's Hourglass
by Shayne Leighton
A few short weeks after Charlotte’s near-death experience in the woods, she reawakens inside the walls of the Regime Palace without Valek. Lost and alone, she confides in Nikolai, the seemingly normal boy with the strange powers. Then they are called to the depths of the mysterious Dark City, Abelim. Not knowing what they will find, Charlotte and Nikolai fight to stay alive and stay together...
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