Novels, Publications

“A Second Chance” Release Date – July 1st, 2021

I am so excited to announce “A Second Chance” will be available for purchase on July 1st, 2021!

“A Second Chance” will be my debut romance novel, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!

In addition to selling the book on amazon (print and ebook), I will also be selling the novel in person at The Romance Rendezvous Book Blast in Cedar Falls, Iowa (August 21st). If you are able to attend the event in August, you will have a chance to talk with me and get a signed copy as well! Of course, I will be doing a giveaway on my platforms, so keep an eye out for that announcement and how you can be entered to win!

Until then, here are some sneak peeks and details about the novel. Enjoy!


Lucian Pereli spent the last five years paying his dues to society. He’s ready to move on from the past and start his life anew. However, he quickly learns it isn’t as easy as he thought.

Raina Carstens has been through a great deal in her life, but she has moved on from her grief. She now has a successful café and strives to help any she can.

But can Raina and Lucian work through the complications of their interconnecting lives and face the challenges that come with realizing they have fallen in love with each other?

Back Summary of “A Second Chance”

“A Second Chance” Details

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tropes: Friends to Lovers, Best Friend’s Brother, Café Romance, Second Chance on Life

Protagonist(s): Raina Carstens, Lucian Pereli

Antagonist(s): SPOILERS! ;p

Warnings: This novel contains mentions and healing from past trauma and incarceration, anxiety and panic attacks, and contains stalking and physical violence.

Page Count: 237


I hope you are as excited for the release as I am! Happy Reading!

~Shanna Pikora

Giveaways, Novels, Publications

“Fae Spreads: 2020” Now Available for Purchase!

I am so excited to announce my debut tarot book, “Fae Spreads: 2020” is now available for purchase through Amazon! I’m so excited to release this new book. I have been working on it for the past year and I’m so excited it finally came together!

“Fae Spreads: 2020” is a book of tarot spreads I created for my tarot business, Tarot by Fae. All through 2020 (minus January) I created 2 spreads each month. The book not only contains the spreads themselves, but also the inspiration for each spread and reflections on how they worked in readings. In all, this book has a total of 22 new tarot spreads for beginners and masters alike!

If you, or someone you know, is interested in tarot, be sure to recommend this book to them!

Click here to check out the paperback copy!

Click here to check out the ebook!

As always, I will be doing a giveaway through this website for a free, signed copy! To enter to win, you can do each of the following! Each one will enter you into the drawing, do all of them for more chances to win!

  1. Follow this Website/Blog
  2. Follow me on Instagram (@Storiesbyshananp) (Once you follow me, comment below that you did so!)
  3. Follow me on Twitter (@ShannaPikora) (Once you follow me, comment below that you did so!)

I will be doing the drawing February 15th, 2021! Be on the lookout in your email if you are a winner!

Novels, Publications

“A Second Chance” (Chapter 7) is Now Live!

“A Second Chance” Chapter 7 is now available for you to read through Magpie!

I’m incredibly honored to have “A Second Chance” being published in Magpie, a local digital zine. Magpie has a fantastic community of writers and support, so please be sure to take a look at the zine and show your love for the different articles!

Meanwhile, this month I will be doing final edits for “A Second Chance”, so hopefully it will be ready to publish soon! Be sure to keep an eye out for those updates. Until then, be sure to click here to read the latest chapter! I hope you enjoy Raina and Lucian’s story!

Happy Reading!

~Shanna Pikora

General News and Updates, Publications

“Fae Spreads: 2020” Release February 1st, 2021

I’m so excited to announce my debut tarot book, “Fae Spreads: 2020”, will be released in ONE WEEK! This passion project has come together so beautifully and I can’t wait to share it with all of you. With a stunning cover by “I Liked It So I Made It” and edits done by my FANTASTIC HUSBAND, it’s ready to be published!

I have been working on this book and the tarot spreads included all year. It will be published under my Pagan name, Fae Lynn, thus why the title is “Fae Spreads”.

Let me start out by explaining that this book isn’t an introduction into tarot reading or a how to guide that will break down the meanings of cards. There are many of those books already on the market, and I didn’t want to remake one of those. Instead, this book focuses on my experiences with creating and using homemade tarot spreads I used in my readings.

“Fae Spreads: 2020”, Introduction, Page 2

“Fae Spreads: 2020” will be available through Amazon! I’m working on seeing if I can get it into a few local stores as well. Hopefully those will be finalized in the next week or two and I can share that information with you! Until then, here are a few sneak peeks at spreads and reflections you can expect from this book!

Be sure to keep an eye out for a giveaway of the book coming soon!

Want to be notified when “Fae Spreads: 2020” is available for purchase? Follow my author page on Amazon!

Events, General News and Updates, Novels, Publications

Announcement: Author Event!

I am excited to announce that you will be able to meet me in person and purchase my books at this year’s Romance Rendezvous Book Blast! This event takes place every year (last year was an exception) in Cedar Falls, Iowa. It is a wonderful event with many romance authors of different sub-genres. You get to walk around and talk with the authors, buy their books, be entered to win door prizes, and get an AMAZING swag bag!

If you’re in the area on that date, be sure to stop by the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 21st. This event is FREE TO ATTEND! You can purchase a VIP ticket ($25) to spend more time with authors! Otherwise, feel free to drop in and find some new favorite romance novels to read and possibly win door prizes!

Curious who else will be at the event? Check out these AMAZING authors! Some of my FAVORITE authors are on here, names you may recognize from my past book reviews… Kate Hawthorne, Tricia Andersen, Aubrey Parr, Beverly Ovalle, and many others!

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I am incredibly honored to be a part of this event. It is my all-time favorite of the year! I can’t believe I will be a part of this amazing event! As a sneak peek, here are the books you can expect to see at my booth…

In addition, I will have a special giveaway at my booth for those who stop by and purchase a book. My husband has been crafting some amazing swag items from resin, I have a couple special books for giveaways, and more!

I hope to see you then!

~Shanna Pikora