Friday, February 10, 2012

Meet Volition author Shawn Marvel and Win a Copy of one of her Books

author Shawn Marvel

Please help me welcome 
author Shawn Marvel to the blog. 
Today I will be featuring her 
YA paranormal series Volition
and her literary fiction novel The Wanderer.  
Thanks so much Shawn!

Her biography:
Shawn Maravel was born in a small New Jersey town located between somewhere and nowhere. She fled the country looking for adventure while following her heart and the love of a soldier.
Shawn started writing when her husband joined the Army in 2008. It started out as a way for her to cope with the long periods of time that they spent apart but slowly took on a life of its own, becoming something she did for herself. Having always enjoyed writing and dabbled in it from time to time in previous years, the military lifestyle really provided her with the opportunity and an outlet to explore the passion further.
Volition is her first novel and was written during her husband's year-long deployment to Iraq. It is the first of a two book series, followed by Severance. She recently published her third novel, The Wanderer.

Her blog: Shawn Maravel
Twitter: @ShawnKMaravel

 Message from the author:
To my readers and to future readers,
 I just wanted to say thank you. Not for buying or even reading my books. But for sharing the experience and the stories with me. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would ever reach as many people as I have with my work. It has been a true blessing and I hope to continue writing and proving to others that if you can dream it, you can do it.            
                   -  Shawn Maravel

Her published works:

Volition  see my review:here
Charlotte Rush would be the first to admit that her life is no rollercoaster ride. Her days are laced with ordinary and at times boring monotony. But with a heart that finds itself frequently broken she's happy to say that she's content.  When her friends convince her to spend the night out at a club to let loose and maybe even find a guy, she finally admits that her life might be missing something. No sooner does she let go of her inhibitions does she find herself waking up in a dark hotel room in the presence of Joel, a man who carries mystery in his eyes and familiarity in his smile. Against reason Charlotte decides to trust him based solely on one thing. Somehow, she is sure that she knows him. In a race against time to find answers and to solve the crime committed against her Charlotte finds herself falling for him. However, with nothing but mystery surrounding him she can't even be sure that he's the hero at all. While knowing all of the right things to say he still manages to tell her nothing. As a battle is waged over the innocence of her cryptic stranger, Charlotte discovers that much greater danger awaits her. And the mysteries behind who and what Joel is will lead Charlotte to discover that heaven and earth are not so far apart.(synopsis from Goodreads)

Severance is the bone-chilling, adrenaline-filled sequel to Volition. Charlotte finds herself hoping against reason that her life couldn't really have taken the devastating turn that it has. With Joel still dangerously out of the picture, and no signs that he may ever come back, she finds herself up against an even more dangerous threat. A sexy and cunning threat that is bound to tear what she has always known to be her reality down for good. When things finally start to look up, another curve-ball is thrown her way, promising to give her what she'd hoped for since meeting Joel, an answer it seems that came a little too late. What Charlotte thought she'd once known to be the truth filters through her fingers, leaving her to believe that her world and the afterworld are much more tangled than she'd originally expected. She comes to find that love and lust are no longer the sole deciders of her fate, but revenge. A lifetime of secrets unfold and Charlotte discovers that Joel hasn't been the only one watching over her all of these years.(synopsis from Goodreads)

The Wanderer

After getting out of the Army, Landon Bradley packs up his motorcycle and heads North West in hopes of closing up old battle wounds and maybe even settling down. Not accustomed to staying in one spot for too long, he's not certain that he'll ever find a place that he can truly call home.
When he finds himself stranded in a small Wyoming town, Landon meets Maxine Abrams, more affectionately known as Max. Her blunt honesty and humble generosity make him feel closer to home then he ever has before. But when his feelings for her grow too strong, the reality that, like everyone else, he could easily lose her too, Landon feels the ever present urge to leave again. And Landon must decide which call to heed. His heart or the open road.(synopsis from Goodreads)

Shawn has  graciously agreed to give away
 two eBooks of the first book in her series entitled Volition 
and one eBook copy of her fiction The Wanderer.

Enter to win one of these fabulous books. Just follow the rafflecopter instructions below. Contest ends at midnight on February 12, 2012 (EST) Winner will be notified by February 13, 2012. 

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At February 10, 2012 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Christy D said...

I <3 Shawn! :)

At February 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

At February 10, 2012 at 11:16 PM , Blogger MyFavoriteBooks said...

great giveaway I am going to enter and pray I win lol

At February 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM , Blogger MyFavoriteBooks said...

I couldn't leave any comments in the rafflecopter thingy, it let me like her page and tweeted but thats it.

At February 10, 2012 at 11:33 PM , Blogger kimba88 said...


At February 11, 2012 at 12:25 AM , Blogger Bridget Bowers said...

Very cool sounding books! Good luck with the giveaway!

At February 11, 2012 at 12:29 AM , Blogger Lupdilup said...

Thanks for helping me discover new authors, all these sound right up my alley!

At February 11, 2012 at 6:41 AM , Blogger Liz @ Fictional Candy said...

I've stalked these books from time to time, so I am super excited you have a chance to win them! Thanks so much! :)


At February 11, 2012 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Joie Luck said...

the books look really good can't wait to check them out. Thanks for doing the giveaway


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