shannon mckelden

women's fiction with a sassy kick!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Hey everyone! I'm consolidating my life--well, my blog and my website anyway--into one handy-dandy spot. I'll no longer be updating blogger with entries, but I've not stopped blogging completely.

Just hop on over to my website,, to find the latest news and entertainment! Don't forget to change your links and bookmarks!

See you there!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Missing in action!

No worries, readers! I'm still alive and well...focusing on the new book and some other projects I have going. I will be updating at my website for now, whenever anything comes up new and noteworthy. So, to keep up with life in the McKelden household check there:


Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Fun contest giveaway!

My friend Erin is giving away three great books (including mine) on her blog today! Go check it out!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Testing out a really cool feature... Microsoft Office 2007. I'm actually blogging from my Word program, which should publish straight into Blogger and also save a copy for me on my computer. Nifty if it works! Okay, I'm hitting "Publish"!

[Added note: Fabulously cool! It really worked. Not sure if it will make me blog any more often, but still. ~ Shannon]

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Anyone still here to hear my good news??!

Well, if you've come back here day after day after month...geez, it's been two months, folks! Don't you have a life? Anyway...if you've stuck with me this long, you get to hear the great news!
VENUS GUY TRAP, the sequel to VENUS ENVY will be published in early 2010! So for everyone who has been clamoring for the second book, we all finally have our wish. Thanks for sticking the wait out with me!
I'll try to post more often, I promise...however, I have a book to write! See you soon!
Shannon....and Venus!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

What Would Venus Do?

Venus is visiting us today with a Q&A from our reader mail! When you're done taking Venus's most goddess-like advice, come visiting ME at ChickLitGurrl, where I've done an interview! Thanks to ChickLitGurrl for asking me to be part of your great site! - Shannon

Dear Venus,

I love shopping! But, my boyfriend says I spend more time shopping more than I do with him and it's either him...or Saks!! What would you do??
-- Have to make a choice in O.C. We should get together and hit Rodeo Drive sometime!

The thing men don't get is that shopping is important. To our self esteem. To our social status. To the economy, for Zeus's sake! (Black Friday wouldn't exist without the shoppers who make it possible.)

Men need to look at shopping a skill that gets far too little credit. It takes as much stamina to make it through a Macy's Thanksgiving sale as it does to run for a 60-yard touchdown. (And we do it without the benefit of padding and safety helmets!) And any woman who's made a dive for the last pair of designer heels on the bargain table could teach baseball players a thing or two about sliding home. (It's all about how much you really want it.)

Before you forego Ferragamo, you could try convincing your man to take up shopping as a spectator sport. Remind him that it doubles as a workout if he carries your purchases. If that doesn't work, offer a little incentive. For every day of shopping you get, you'll buy a little something for him...and I don't mean a Dooney & Bourke handbag. Sexy lingerie is a gift you both can share.

Finally, ask yourself if he's right. As much as it pains me to say it, shopping really should be the second most important thing in your relationship. If you treat him like
#1 most days, he won't be so jealous of your time with Barneys and Marc Jacobs.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Blog Tour - Sylvia Day


by Sylvia Day

ISBN: 978-0061231032

HarperCollins Avon

January 8, 2008

Bad boys are her weakness and no one is as wicked as Connor Bruce… He is the realization of every woman’s erotic fantasies. Existing in the Twilight between sleep and consciousness, Connor brings them decadent pleasures, fueled by their sexual energy. But violence and strife now tear apart both worlds, and Connor must embark on a perilous quest into the mortal realm … and into the arms of one intoxicating enchantress. Stacey Daniels has always been attracted to the wrong type of men – and the muscular, Viking-like champion on her front doorstep is no exception. She can hardly believe the wounded warrior is from another world, a world where erotic dreams are needed to survive, a world of terrible danger that has followed him to her home. Connor finds solace in her passion, but only time will tell if he can defeat the dark foe who hunts them … and if Stacey can surrender to the promise he offers with every electrifying touch.


SYLVIA DAY is the national bestselling, award-winning author of over a dozen novels. A wife and mother of two, she is a former Russian linguist for the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. Her books have been called “wonderful and passionate” by, “wickedly entertaining” by Booklist, and frequently garner Readers’ Choice and Reviewers’ Choice accolades. She’s been honored with both the EPPIE award and a finalist nod for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® Award of Excellence.


“I highly recommend this book especially to readers who love fantasy romance.”– Paranormal Romance Writers

“Sylvia Day’s Guardians are deliciously spicy, especially the intensely sexual Connor. Love the paranormal world! Love the characters! Love the sizzling romance! Love Heat of the Night! Love Sylvia Day!”– Annmarie, Joyfully Reviewed

“Heat Of The Night is not only a love story, it’s also an extremely adventurous tale of good versus evil. I couldn’t stop reading, waiting to see what would happen. In this story, there were characters from the first book as well as new characters, both evil and good. The adventure and love story combine, woven together by a wonderful plot. I’m eagerly awaiting the next book in Ms. Day’s marvelous series.”– Marcy Arbitman, The Romance Studio

“Day’s second installment in her Dream Guardian series starts off with a bang! Her hot and steamy sex scenes will leave readers breathless and aching for more. The hero and heroine are believable and well written, and the hero is rugged and definitely dreamy. With characters from the first book added in, as well as a mixture of new faces, plus dashes of paranormal elements, Day has a winning recipe.”– Janean Sparks, RT BOOKreviews