Shannon Tripp


Shannon currently lives in Maine with one overly fluffy cat and one extremely bossy cat. When she’s not catering to their fuzzy highnesses, working full time at a local grocery store, or filling the silence with her next story, she can be found outside enjoying the varied and often unpredictable weather.

Her hobbies, besides reading and writing, include spending way too much time on Facebook, painting, visiting the animal park, and jubilant, often uncoordinated, dancing around two very bewildered cats whenever she gets fan mail.

As a voracious reader, she's run into a few road blocks (my favorite authors don't publish often enough and as a writer I totally get it) so she spends her time in between books by daydreaming about her next story and often asking herself: What would happen if...

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
That's a hard question to answer because there are so many of them. I guess I'd start with Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffery, and Piers Anthony. Then I'd have to include my first favorite: Walter Farley and one of the newest I'd discovered about a year ago: Nicky Charles. Outside of the fantasy genre, My favorites are G.A. McKevett (Mystery) and Jayne Castle (Romance).
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Work, work and more work. It's a life long dream to be able to support myself with my writing but until then I hold down at least 40 hours at the local grocery store. Other than that, during the summer and fall I visit the local animal park, various small towns around Maine, and the movie theater. Lots of inspiration to be found there.
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Where to find Shannon Tripp online


Imperial Sun Saga
In this world, there are two natural inhabitants: the day-walkers, humans that live their lives in the light of the sun, and the vampyres, the fanged rulers of the night. And standing between them is a third inhabitant so rare that in some places they are believed to be a myth. They are the only ones that can walk in the day and not fear the night. They are Halcyons, children born of a human and a vampyre. Halcyons are given a unique responsibility in this world. Some are foreordained to be lawyers, judges, peace-keepers, depending on what the oracles and personality dictate. But there is one in every generation who has a different fate. Always paired with a vampire who is Guardian, friend, and sometimes more, that Halcyon is destined to be the Imperial Sun, the ruler of all.
Seryn's Tail
Price: $0.99 USD.
Halcyon's Guardian
Price: $4.99 USD.


Dark Mirror
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,020. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fairy tales
(4.00 from 1 review)
The wizard: There's only so much magic in the world and she claims too much already. I can't let her take more, but I didn't intend to let my mirror have it either. The witch: It's harder to find people with magic, so when He shows up with all that power just sitting there, how could I resist? The hero: My life is crazy, help! It started with my death. Wait...what? Can I have a do over?
Seryn's Tail
Series: Imperial Sun Saga. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
Seryn thought he'd landed the job of his life until an ambush landed him in the wrong place at the wrong time. A serious case of mistaken identity that lands him in water up to his neck, literally. Right before turning him into a wolf. And the indignity doesn't stop there. Now he's taking lessons from a cat while trying to stay out of trouble. How hard can that be? Now the Goddesses' are laughing.
Halcyon's Guardian
Series: Imperial Sun Saga. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,880. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Caleb is haunted by a past he can’t outrun. Nine years after being accused of murder, he’s still running for his life. Mysteriously drawn to a hut at the edge of nowhere he finds the one thing he needed: the key to his future and freedom, though it’s in a form he never expected. Now's his chance to get it all back. There's just one catch. The gods are watching and they can't resist a challenge.
Tangled Fury
Series: Fury Girl Chronicles, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 17,220. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Saturdays are not a day of rest for the self-proclaimed number one Fury from hell. Demons and Furies have been disappearing for centuries and no one can figure out what is going on. The only link was the last assignment any of them received. Now Jasmine is assigned to the case. Is it because she’s the best or because she’s dispensable? What’s a Fury to do when all the luck is against her?
Games Dragons Play
Series: Guardian Dragon, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,650. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The trouble with Flywackets! Jacob and Trevor are back! But this time things are not going as they expected. Jacob wakes up one morning to discover that a flying menace called Flywackets have overrun the cavern. And he's sure Trevor is to blame. What's a dragon to do when everyone in the caverns suddenly desire an illusion over reality?
Rapunzel's Legacy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,880. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
My name is Marcus and this is the worst time of my life. First my Uncle tries to get rid of me by tossing me into a pit. Then I wake up in a tower with a madman at the bottom claiming I'm his bride... Wait...what? Bride? Where's my dragon when I really need him? All I want is to go home. Is that really too much to ask for?
Fury's Rescue
Series: Fury Girl Chronicles, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Jasmine is back in the third book in the Fury Girl Chronicles and this adventure is testing her to the bottom of her furry soul. This time Jeff's in trouble and Jasmine isn't sure if it would be more fun to go rescue him or watch him twist. What's stopping her from doing both? A huge mistake, a haunting and an indecisive demon stand in her way, so what's a Furry, uhm, Fury to do?
Murphy's Fury
Series: Fury Girl Chronicles, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(2.00 from 1 review)
Jasmine is back on the prowl but this time she's going to need all the help she can get. Because of a childish prank, she's managed to anger the demon of mischief, Murphy. Now a messed up assignment, a return of the fur, and poodle children stand between her and success. What's a Fury to do?
Dragon's Prize
Series: Guardian Dragon, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Being a dragon means being one of the powerful, so why would one want to be just a guard? That's what Jacob wants to know. That is until he hears the magic word: Treasure. Lust filling his heart at the thought of adding to his hoard, Jacob decides that guarding may not be such a bad thing. Too bad he doesn't know quite what he's agreed to guard.
Hell's Fury
Series: Fury Girl Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Being a Fury is more than just a job for Jasmine and this time the job's harder than expected. She's stuck in a cat suit and competing against another demon for the same soul. To top it off, the soul's owner is the reason Daddy Dearest is mad at her. Now she has to choose between revenge or completing her assignment. What's a Fury to do?

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Smashwords book reviews by Shannon Tripp

  • The Majat Testing on April 15, 2014

    Great story that is well written. Hope you write more with these characters.
  • Yin-Yang on May 27, 2014

    Very well writen and compelling. Could not put it down!