Novels, Publications

“A Second Chance” is now Published!

I am so excited to announce that my debut contemporary romance novel, “A Second Chance”, is now available for purchase on Amazon! An ebook will be coming soon — hopefully later today.

I want to thank everyone for your support and love during this journey. It has always been my dream to publish a novel and now I have done it! ❤ I couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Feel free to take a look at “A Second Chance” on Amazon — OR — if you will be in Cedar Falls on August 21st you can stop by the Romance Rendezvous Book Blast and buy a copy in person and get it signed! ❤

I can’t believe I’m officially a published romance author! HOW CRAZY IS THAT?!

As always, I will be doing a giveaway on though this site for my followers. Once I get the print copies in, I will be sending out a FREE, SIGNED copy of “A Second Chance” to one of you! Be sure to follow this blog to be entered to win!

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Poetry, Publications

Lyrical Iowa 2021 (New Publication)

I am so excited to announce that my poem “My Flame” will be published in “Lyrical Iowa 2021” this year! It is not set to release until October-ish. I have placed and order to do a giveaway, so be sure to keep an eye out for more information soon!

“Lyrical Iowa 2020”

In the meantime, if you would like to order your own copy of “Lyrical Iowa 2021” and show love to the amazing poets who are published, you can do so by clicking the link below!

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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