Shayna Gier

Biography

I'm 22 years old and can be found hanging out somewhere in Kansas City, Missouri. (Though, truth be told, you are more likely to find me on my bed in my small studio apartment.) I've been writing for as long as I can remember, and reading for even longer than that.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I have so many favorite authors it's not even funny. My current favorites are Richelle Mead and John Green. Others that have influenced me, or who I have enjoyed (in no particular order) include: J.K Rowling, Beverly Cleary, Dani Lowman, Stephen King, Louis Sachar, Jodi Picoult.. and there's many more I can't think of at the moment.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My son! I love him so very much, and when I really don't think I have the energy to do anything at all, knowing he needs me and I'll get to see his smile gives me whatever it is I need to be able to get up and face whatever the day may bring.
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Where to find Shayna Gier online

Twitter: ShaynaGier
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Where to buy in print


Books

Stuck in Estrogen's Funhouse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00)
There are just some things not even a Sex on the Beach can fix...

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Smashwords book reviews by Shayna Gier

  • Trevor's Song on March 19, 2012

    This book was a all-around fun read. Exactly what one would expect having a metal-rockstar narrating- without ever being boring or cliche. Trevor Wolff is a delightfully feisty character who doesn't allow himself to get dragged down no matter what happens- his best friend and bandmate doing the unthinkable and getting married, or his tits trying to kill him. And while Trevor himself could easily sell this story, it just isn't complete without the people around him who are all just as interesting- whether it's his drama-queen groupie or the hot- and off-limits - wife of his best friend. There's so much to love about this book that I could go on and on... and I will later in the review. Suffice it to say that Trevor rocks- both the stage and as a character in this book. What's not to love about snarky rock stars? Trevor Wolff is everything you'd expect of a rock star- thinks too highly of himself, sarcastic, and self-entitled since, after all, he did "pay his dues"... and yet, he's human- and it shows. He faces real problems, and yet still remains his rock-star self. I've not read the Demo Tapes, but I'm thinking if I ever finish my to-be-read list I'll have to look into it. I cannot get enough of Trevor and the gang! Wonderful, excellent book and definitely a must-read if your tastes are at all similar to my own. Also, I have to say that far too many authors (myself included) get into a groove of writing in a pattern. One very common pattern is to have two characters narrate the story, with alternating-chapters. I, for one, loved that Gottfried didn't do this- but instead randomly switched between Trevor and Kerri narrating. It made the reading much more anticipatory. I was given this book for my honest opinion, no other compensation was received. This review only reflects my personal opinion.
  • Sin's Bite on June 04, 2012

    What I Loved: There wasn't anything I particularly loved about this book. It wasn't bad, just nothing really stands out. What I Didn't Like: I didn't feel connected to the characters at all. It was erotic, yes, but it would have been more so if we'd been given more time to get to know the characters. My Overall Review: This book is about 11 pages long, 20 pageturns if you are reading a Kindle at a small-sized font. That being said, I have read other short stories within erotica and they all had some decent plotset–ups, so I don't hold this lack-of-plot or character connection as understandable. Is it difficult to make readers connect to characters in so little time? Yes- but it can be done. Besides, while the words themselves evoke sexual connotations, true eroticism happens when a reader is intimately connected to the characters engaging in the sexual acts. That being said, if you are looking for an erotic paranormal story just to get turned on, this might be your book. If you like substance and character development- skip it. Disclaimer: This book was provided for me at no charge, nor was I given compensation of any kind for this review. This review only reflects my personal opinion.
  • Sin's Bite on June 04, 2012

    What I Loved: There wasn't anything I particularly loved about this book. It wasn't bad, just nothing really stands out. What I Didn't Like: I didn't feel connected to the characters at all. It was erotic, yes, but it would have been more so if we'd been given more time to get to know the characters. My Overall Review: This book is about 11 pages long, 20 pageturns if you are reading a Kindle at a small-sized font. That being said, I have read other short stories within erotica and they all had some decent plotset–ups, so I don't hold this lack-of-plot or character connection as understandable. Is it difficult to make readers connect to characters in so little time? Yes- but it can be done. Besides, while the words themselves evoke sexual connotations, true eroticism happens when a reader is intimately connected to the characters engaging in the sexual acts. That being said, if you are looking for an erotic paranormal story just to get turned on, this might be your book. If you like substance and character development- skip it. Disclaimer: This book was provided for me at no charge, nor was I given compensation of any kind for this review. This review only reflects my personal opinion.