Monday, November 16, 2015

Deferred Consumption: Free Via #KindleUnlimited

For a limited time, all Kindle Unlimited users can get my debut novel, Deferred Consumption, free! If you can't get around to it right now, add it to your library so you can enjoy it, later!  The suspense and the steam will leave you BREATHLESS! --Shana James

Friday, November 13, 2015

Yes, You SHOULD Take Part in #NanoWriMo!

I planned to update this more often through this process, but I have so many irons in the fire on so many different projects that have absolutely nothing to do with writing, I don't know how I've managed to write 20,000+ words in two weeks! But, I have!!!  Hurray!  That's the cover for it here in the post.  I can't wait to see how well it's received.

If you're reading this, there's a big chance you've been trying to figure out whether you should take part, next year (or maybe you're feeling ambitious and trying to decide if you can do it in the next two weeks!).  The answer is a resounding, YES! I've barely taken advantage of the wonderful motivational tools available, but I've found that other participants are very supportive via social media, tremendously so, and it's really helped me stay motivated.

Not to mention, I'm competitive as hell and the last thing I want to do is leave this thing undone.  So, I've actually set a goal of finishing just over a week early.  It's ambitious, yes, but it's not impossible.  One thing that this whole process has reminded me of is the absolute necessity to MAKE time for writing.  If you're going to do it, DO IT!  The only way you're going to make any progress on finishing a book is to actually spend time writing it. I can't tell you how many people have told me, "Gosh, I would like to write a book, but I just don't know where to begin."  My answer is always, "At the beginning!"  Most of what you write in that first draft will need some pretty heavy editing anyway, so you just have to get something on the page.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

#NaNoWriMo…I’m DOING it!!!

For almost as long as I’ve had a Twitter account I can remember seeing this crazy hash tag floating around on my timeline every November. #NanoWriMo.  It looked like some strange language and I had no interest in learning more about it.  Then, about three years ago, I finally decided to click on it and I was amazed.  It turns out, it wasn't some strange language.  It was an acronym for National Novel Writing Month. Scores of individuals were writing about doing something that I thought was the craziest, most undo-able thing on earth – they were all trying to write a novel in 30 days.  An entire novel in 30 days!  It sounded like some sort of Chinese torture that a bunch of poor fools who’d found one another were engaging in and I didn’t want any part of it.

I thought to myself, “How in the heck can anybody write anything worth reading in 30 days?!” I also couldn’t imagine how anybody could find the time to do something so important…well.  I’m an English literature major, so I’ve spent years learning about the travails of some of our greatest literary giants as they put together some of the works we love and hold so dear, today.  I just could not imagine writing a novel in 30 days!  Even though, I’d always intended to do some writing of my own.  I’d just never got around to it.  But, if there’s one thing that anybody who’s ever finished a novel well knows, when you’ve been bitten by that bug, you have to get it out of you. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

YouTube Sample: The Inconvenient Bride

On sale, soon, at iTunes, Audible and Amazon!


A one year marriage to her best friend. It was the perfect plan, until he fell in love.

To receive the key to the McCray Empire, 29 year old, hot and single multimillionaire developer Dylan McCray must find a bride before his thirtieth birthday or risk losing everything. Out of options, and determined to stay attachment free, he forges an improbable arrangement with his best friend of nearly twenty years, Carrie Heights. It’s the perfect “no strings” marriage. Or, so he thinks.

For 29 year old, school teacher Carrie Heights, the only man that could ever scratch her sexual itch is her best friend, Dylan. The problem is, he doesn't have a clue that she's been secretly yearning for his intimate touch, since she was a teen. When Dylan begs her to play the part of his bride for a year, Carrie reluctantly agrees, but not before forcing him to agree to her own set of “secret” terms and conditions that she adamantly refuses to announce until their wedding night.

With each seductive glance, erotic touch, and flirtatious gesture, Dylan wonders why his manhood is stirring wildly over his “Inconvenient Bride”. He's forced to ask the question: Will their one year marriage end with them still being friends or will he want much more?

SoundCloud Sample: The Inconvenient Bride

Rated: Spicy, Sexy, and Enjoyable! 

Ever wonder what it would be like to make passionate love to your best friend?  Well, stop daydreaming and start listening.  In just a few days, the highly anticipated audio version of J.A. Fraser's The Inconvenient Bride will have you locking your door and caressing your...eardrums! 

Oh, la, la!  Narrated by Paige Turner this book is sure to be the buzz around any "mature" Thanksgiving table so don't be the odd man a copy now.