THE SOLIDITY OF US ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW STORY ANNOUNCEMENT!

I’ve been working on a story that I’m so proud of. Every story I write offers me some form of escape. Whether I do so in the story itself or in the characters, I like to get away. This new story was a pleasure to disappear inside of. It had so many places to hide and watch the characters spin angst and passion. I’m so excited to announce my next upcoming release: THE SOLIDITY OF US!  It’s a contemporary romance, teeming with the most intense and true love story I’ve written to date. Release date is March 5thth!

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Add it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43158743-the-solidity-of-us

Beauty that close mixed with such turmoil was a cocktail of enriched poison—I wanted to drink it anyway…

Things with Cade didn’t start that way. They weren’t that easy, and they weren’t that smooth, but I assure you, some of the best love stories didn’t start out with ease and without bumps. How can anything that’s solid be simple? Cade and I both needed a solid ground. We’d earned it. 

This is the story of how I, Bray Gideon, Los Angeles transplant, lost soul, ran away to her mother’s hometown of Well Water, Kentucky, and discovered how love could heal the wounds of the past and strengthen the hope of my future.

This is the story of Cade Montgomery, a man who’d ran for so long all it took was one night with the right woman to set his demons free. And boy, did those demons hurt. They got in the way and they held his happiness over his head and mocked his scars.

Those demons took as much as they ruined.

But love was stronger.

It was greater.

Love was… solid.

I can’t wait to share this love story with everyone!

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New Cover and 99cent sale for The Jock and the Dreamer!

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The Jock and the Dreamer’s ebook cover got a makeover! To celebrate, the ebook is on sale for only 99cents! Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HF5LKQC 

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What if you knew you were destined to be with someone, and they refused to believe?

Esmaie is your typical college student. Stressed, swamped, and completely and utterly terrified of the future. Her dreams aren’t coming true, and feeling empty is becoming the norm. When she meets her new roommate, Wade, she can’t help but feel something for him. She doesn’t argue with her heart.

Wade, on the other hand, does. He doesn’t believe in fate the way Esmaie does, and won’t let himself feel the same way. Not again. He doesn’t do love, not after losing everything. He’s focused on keeping his position on the soccer team, his classes, and forgetting…

He’s just a jock.
She’s just a dreamer.
They can only be friends, when all she wants is to be forever.

Wade’s heart is too broken to love again, and he might just break Esmaie’s heart once and for all.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HF5LKQC 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41884713-the-jock-and-the-dreamer

Author Talks #1

Being an author is many things. Rewarding, beautiful, exhausting, and… hard.

Yes, I said hard.

Sure, there’s not much sweat involved, you hardly ever leave your house, your hair is almost always a mess, and there’s definitely a coffee stain on your shirt sometime during the day. It’s hard inside. In the places you haven’t looked in years. In the parts that need so much validation it feels choking sometimes.

Think about it this way. Take your heart and brain, crack them wide open, pour each into a bowl and stir it together with loads of self-doubt and equal parts self-confidence. Seriously, as an artist, you think you’re awesome at the same time you know that you’re not. It’s a twisted, dangerous rope to walk across, but it’s necessary.

I need to think I can do this in order to do this.

When it goes great, I can say, see, you’re not so bad.

When it doesn’t go great, I have to say, see, you are that bad.

It’s hard to pour your heart into something, and want it to mean something so much, and maybe it does, and maybe it doesn’t, but it’s always worth it for the chance that it will mean something to someone.

But first, it has to mean something to me.

I have to remember that.

Maybe we all do.

Thank you for listening to this author talk.

hugs and kisses
-shana vanterpool

The Jock and the Dreamer is live!

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 What if you knew you were destined to be with someone, and they refused to believe?

Esmaie is your typical college student. Stressed, swamped, and completely and utterly terrified of the future. Her dreams aren’t coming true, and feeling empty is becoming the norm. When she meets her new roommate, Wade, she can’t help but feel something for him. She doesn’t argue with her heart.

Wade, on the other hand, does. He doesn’t believe in fate the way Esmaie does, and won’t let himself feel the same way. Not again. He doesn’t do love, not after losing everything. He’s focused on keeping his position on the soccer team, his classes, and forgetting…

He’s just a jock.
She’s just a dreamer.
They can only be friends, when all she wants is to be forever.

Wade’s heart is too broken to love again, and he might just break Esmaie’s heart once and for all.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HF5LKQC

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The Jock and the Dreamer Cover Reveal

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I’m planning on publishing a new novel, The Jock and the Dreamer. This novel flew from my fingertips. The characters needed their story told so badly, they demanded all of my time so I could tell it their way. It’s parts funny, emotional, sexy, consuming; I loved writing it, and I hope you all love reading it. I wanted to release the cover the way the story came to me. Unexpectedly and unpretentiously. Here is the cover for The Jock and the Dreamer. It will be available through Kindle Unlimited for my KU readers as well, and live on release day, which is September 18th.

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What if you knew you were destined to be with someone, and they refused to believe?

Esmaie is your typical college student. Stressed, swamped, and completely and utterly terrified of the future. Her dreams aren’t coming true, and feeling empty is becoming the norm. When she meets her new roommate, Wade, she can’t help but feel something for him. She doesn’t argue with her heart.

Wade, on the other hand, does. He doesn’t believe in fate the way Esmaie does, and won’t let himself feel the same way. Not again. He doesn’t do love, not after losing everything. He’s focused on keeping his position on the soccer team, his classes, and forgetting…

He’s just a jock.

She’s just a dreamer.

They can only be friends, when all she wants is to be forever.

Wade’s heart is too broken to love again, and he might just break Esmaie’s heart once and for all.

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