Friday, July 11, 2014

Feeding your inner gamer!

Hey guys!

So I realize my last post was very obscure and.... not like my normal posts, but we're going to attribute that to me dying of illness while trying to go camping. Because that's basically what it came down to. :)

So, on to business!

GAMERS! Yep. You read that right. Gamers! Remember, a little book I wrote called "Pwned" with all of it's nerdy epicness and Andrew Garfield doppleganger... ness?



Well "Pwned" is now available for the next two weeks in a Storybundle with seven other equally as epic books about gamers! So you get to read ALL THE GAMER BOOKS YOU COULD EVER WANT!



I'll give you a minute for that to sink in.

......


And we're back. 


Here's a little sneak peek of all of the amazing books you'll find in this bundle:





So this is how the Storybundle works. You just click here, and you pay whatever you want for this Storybundle, depending on what you think it's worth. If you pay at least $10, you get three bonus titles (FeylandAlternityand Level Zero!).

Pretty awesome right?

So go and unleash your inner gamer (or outer gamer... like me) and enjoy some good summer reading!


Until next time,

Shannen

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gamer Storybundle!




Curated by Anthea Sharp
Sometimes gaming is the best escape. Until virtual reality gets a little too real...
Welcome to the Game Masters Bundle–eight stories of gamer-themed fiction that explore the intersection of pixels and reality. Each of these tales takes a gamer-centric look at the world, tackling big issues with plenty of fun and geeky goodness along the way.
I scoured the web to find the best indie authors of gamer-set books, and am thrilled to present this StoryBundle selection. Whether you're in the mood for a modern-day coming of age tale packed with humor, or a gritty speculative dystopian future, these bestselling and award-winning authors deliver, with stories that explore the boundaries of immersive gaming.
Join the hackers and heroes adventuring between these pages, but beware! Losing the game has dire consequences – not only for the players, but the entire world. – Anthea Sharp
The initial titles in the bundle (minimum $3 to purchase) are:
   Spark: Feyguard Book 1 by Anthea Sharp
   Massively Multiplayer by P. Aaron Potter
   Pwned by Shannen Crane Camp
   Dead Man's Resolution, a short story by Thomas K. Carpenter
   Gamers by Thomas K. Carpenter
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $10, you'll get another three books:
   Feyland: The First Adventure, a novella by by Anthea Sharp
   Alternity by Mari Mancusi
   Level Zero by Jaron Lee Knuth
The bundle is available for a very limited time only, via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, and .mobi) for all books, but after the three weeks are over, the bundle is gone forever!
It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.
Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.
   Get quality reads: We've chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
   Pay what you want (minimum $3): You decide how much five fantastic books are worth to you. If you can only spare a little, that's fine! You'll still get access to five thrilling titles.
   Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there's nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
   Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. We're currently featuring Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.

   Receive extra books: If you beat our bonus price, you're not just getting five books, you're getting eight!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

All the things! (aka, book news galore)

Hi Team,

I have a lot of different book things going on right now and wanted to inform you of their status. Please advise.

Thank you,

Shannen Camp


Just kidding.

That's what I would write, if I was still at work and e-mailing people about who-knows-what all day long.

But I'm home and it's getting SO close to the weekend. So let's skip the work etiquette and get down to brass tacks!

First thing on the docket is............

"Silver Lined"!


After all of the mean things I did in "Rose Tinted", a lot of you were asking when "Silver Lined" would be coming out so I could finally resolve all of your questions (which I promise WILL happen in the last book), so let's announce this puppy!

"Silver Lined" will be release April 18th 2015!!!


I know. It's a long ways away, but it'll be worth the wait, I promise! And maybe I'll even post some... oh wait... just like with "Rose Tinted" there is literally not one single passage I can post without spoiling something... except maybe a flashback. I'll post a flashback later on to keep you guys sustained until next year (wow it sounds REALLY far away when I say it like that!).



Next is "Parrish"!



Okay so I guess there really isn't 'news' on this one per se, (although you can read the description here) but I still want to talk about it because of how much I love it! And I want to tell you why YOU should love it!

We'll start with a family history lesson. Please refer to the picture below to become acquainted with "The Blondes" (as Reagan refers to them because she has this compulsion to label EVERYTHING).



We can see here, how these four books are related BUT, "Under Zenith" and "Parrish" are actually a double hitter (don't talk to me about likelihood because it's fiction and I don't care.... so there) because they're connected to each other on TWO accounts.

Jefferson Parrish (shown below) and Hayden Temple (also shown below... well... in the next section) are also cousins! (Deacon Parrish isn't because... well... he's not a Temple. Jefferson is a Temple from his Mom's side. Yeah I've given this too much thought).

So not only are Jefferson and Hayden cousins, but they both kind of hate each other for... well.. reasons. Reasons that Jefferson WILL NOT shut up about in any Parrish book.

So I guess I'm saying, if you love Hayden, and miss that little cupcake, you'll want to read Parrish because you'll learn more about Hayden in the first book (from Jefferson's warped perspective that doesn't really count), and Hayden will actually BE in the second and third Parrish books.

There you go.

Long live the dysfunctional Temple family! (we won't even get into the psychotic Temple Twins Dresden and Alistair).



Next!

"Under Zenith"!


I still don't have a release date for the second "Under Zenith" book, though it should (if everything goes according to plan), be released next year. I'm thinking the beginning of the year probably so it doesn't run into "Silver Lined" and "Keeping June".

BUT, that being said, I do have a title for the glorious second (and last) book in the... um... duology? Is that what you'd call it? I mean, technically Isla and Hayden still have a story in the "Parrish" books... but that doesn't count as being part of this book set. Oh well. We're calling it a duology for better or worse.

Ready for the title? Because it's pretty and I kind of love it.

Beyond Lyra


Yeah. I think it's pretty too :) Luckily my Sparkle Pony helped me come up with it so it could have lots of meaning and still be nicely symmetrical with the first title. So thank you Sparkle Pony!!!




Last!

JUNE!


For the month of June (because I think I'm clever even though... let's be honest... the play on words is pretty awful) each e-book in the June series will be on sale for $0.99! That way you can catch up before "Catching June" comes out in December!



Annnnd I think that's all for my epic announcements. Sorry this post was the length of a high fantasy novel!

Until next time,

Shannen


(ps, anything pictured here besides my own book covers are a 'fan cast' so... you know... don't sue me.)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Secret of Darkwood Castle Blog Tour!

I'm lucky enough to be in a critique group with Heather and can attest to her epicness. Plus, after I dragged her around ComiCon for three days while I wore a Companion Cube costume, I have to say, she's an amazing friend. I mean, she puts up with me!

I love her to pieces and can't wait to read this book!




About the book!

Julia has embraced who she is. She's a shapeshifter, a siren, and a princess. But her fate is still unclear. As she runs for ambassador of Ossai, The Guild, lead by Julia's estranged mother begins attacking and killing those Julia loves in an attempt to overthrow the kingdom. To defend her family, her home, and her country, Julia must stop the Guild once and for all. 
But when a mysterious stranger shows up offering help, Julia is forced to trust them in order to solve the secret to the Guild’s whereabouts. Soon she travels to Darkwood Castle, a sinister palace, to confront the Guild—and her mother. If she doesn't succeed, all Julia holds dear will be ripped away and destroyed forever. 
Deadly forests, dangerous alliances, and a hidden fortress—nothing is what it seems at Darkwood castle. Discover the epic conclusion to Julia’s journey in Ossai.   
"Julia’s vision became completely black. All she saw now was Alexis’s haunting eyes, burned in her memory. She felt the shift as Alexis lowered the sword, ready to kill Julia."

The Secret of Darkwood Castle will be released May 21st! 
Visit Heather at:
Twitter: Twitter.com/Heatherostler
Facebook: Facebook.com/TheShapeshiftersSecret?ref=hl

About the author:

Heather Ostler grew up near the mountains with a rambunctiously entertaining family. She graduated from Utah Valley University and soon began composing stories about shapeshifters, sirens, and spooky castles. She and her husband reside in Utah Valley with two remarkably pleasant pugs.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Happy Launch Day "Rose Tinted"!!!

That's right! "Rose Tinted" is out today and now you can all finally find out what happened to Jonah, what crazy trouble Brynn will get into this time around, and if Eris is still a psychopath (spoiler alert, she is).



Here's where you can get your very own copy of "Rose Tinted"!

Annnnnd where you can add it to your shelf on Goodreads!

And here's the book trailer!



Also, in case you haven't read the first book in the trilogy, "Sugar Coated", it's now on sale for only $0.99 this week so that everyone can catch up!




Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Let's talk about Brynn

I told you she was coming!

Oh Brynn.


She's super curious and adventurous, despite the fact that her friends think she's crazy.



Which means she ends up being the odd man out most of the time.

And while her friends are great and supportive, until she met Jonah, she spent most of her time trying to convince them that her theories about their world, and her awful nightmares, weren't just the product of an overactive imagination.


She's brave enough to go into the ocean, even though everyone is scared of the water.


And even though she's smart and loves her friends, she's a little headstrong and foolhardy, which often gets her into trouble.

She's got a special tie to Rachel... though I won't tell you what... in case you haven't read the first book. And she loves her friends more than anything and feels like it's her responsibility to protect them, but most of the time, she ends up pulling them into the madness that is her life.

So don't worry Brynn, we love you even if you are a little crazy. But watch out for Eris. I get the feeling she's got it out for you.




(And here's a bonus gif I found funny, just to tease you guys.)





(Emily Browning. My "fan cast" for Brynn)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Let's talk about Ty

Brynn is next. Don't you worry friends.

But with only SEVEN DAYS until "Rose Tinted" comes out, I thought it was time to talk about Ty.

Oh Ty.

The sweet 'boy next door'... literally.


Ty is a nice guy, and he's most definitely concerned about Brynn's well-being, but we can admit he's slightly less than adventurous. He's more than content to live his life in Seaside with his friends, never doing anything dangerous.

Although that being said, he did save Brynn when she was drowning... even though he's terrified of the ocean for some unknown reason.



 And he camped out in that awful desert with Brynn and his least favorite person ever, Jonah, while having to live with the fact that he was the only sane, responsible person in that tent.




And against his better judgment, when Brynn says "Let's go possibly get ourselves killed to learn the 'truth'", he sort of just goes along with it to make sure she's safe.




So even though he may not be an adventurous caffeine junkie who knows everything about everything, like Jonah, I think we can agree there's something to be said for a guy who will attack a psychotic Angel, armed with nothing more than a water pitcher, just to save his best friend, right?


So good job Ty.

We love you in all of your cute, nice-guy glory.

Be ready for some Ty evolution in the second book. Because it's coming.







(Samuel Xavier, my "fan cast" for Ty)