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Shannon Mayer is a Canadian author that writes urban fantasy. She had the fortune of growing up in a home filled with Star Wars fanatics. The experience left a mark on the author’s life, so much so that Shannon has made several nods to Star Wars in her books.
Order of Rylee Adamson Series
|1||Priceless||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Immune||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||Raising Innocence||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Shadowed Threads||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Blind Salvage||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||Alex (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|7||Tracker||2014||Description / Buy|
|8||Guardian||2014||Description / Buy|
|9||Veiled Threat||2014||Description / Buy|
|10||Wounded||2014||Description / Buy|
|11||Stitched (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|12||Rising Darkness||2015||Description / Buy|
|13||Tracking Magic (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|14||Elementally Priceless (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|15||Blood of the Lost||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Rylee Adamson Epilogues Series
|1||Rylee||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Liam||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Pamela||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||Lynchpin||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Blood Borne Series
|1||Replica||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Celtic Legacy Series
|1||Dark Waters||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Dark Isle (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Dark Fae (Short Story)||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Desert Cursed Series
|1||Witch's Reign||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Dragon's Ground||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Jinn's Dominion||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||Oracle's Haunt||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||Wyvern's Lair||2019||Description / Buy|
|6||Emperor's Throne||2019||Description / Buy|
|7||Den of Thieves||2020||Description / Buy|
|8||Kingdom of Storms||2021||Description / Buy|
|9||Realm of Demons||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Elemental Series
|1||Recurve||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||Breakwater||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||Firestorm||2015||Description / Buy|
|4||Windburn||2016||Description / Buy|
|5||Rootbound||2016||Description / Buy|
|6||Ash||2016||Description / Buy|
|7||Destroyer||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Forty Proof Series
|1||Midlife Bounty Hunter||2020||Description / Buy|
|2||Midlife Fairy Hunter||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Midlife Demon Hunter||2020||Description / Buy|
|4||Midlife Ghost Hunter||2020||Description / Buy|
|5||Midlife Zombie Hunter||2021||Description / Buy|
|6||Midlife Witch Hunter||2022||Description / Buy|
|7||Midlife Magic Hunter||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Honey and Ice Trilogy Series with Kelly St. Clare
|1||A Court of Honey and Ash||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||A Throne of Feathers and Bone||2021||Description / Buy|
|3||A Crown of Petals and Ice||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Nevermore Trilogy Series
|1||Sundered||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Bound||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||Dauntless||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Nix Series
|1||Fury of a Phoenix||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Blood of a Phoenix||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Rise of a Phoenix||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||A Savage Spell||2020||Description / Buy|
|5||A Killing Curse||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Questing Witch Series
|1||Aimless Witch||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Caravan Witch||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Maze Witch||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||Elemental Witch||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Risk Series as S.J. Mayer
|1||High Risk Love||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Shadowspell Academy Series with K.F. Breene
|1||The Culling Trials||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||The Culling Trials 2||2019||Description / Buy|
|3||The Culling Trials 3||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||Year of the Chameleon||2021||Description / Buy|
|5||Year of the Chameleon 2||2021||Description / Buy|
|6||Year of the Chameleon 3||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Venom Trilogy Series
|1||Venom and Vanilla||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Fangs and Fennel||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Hisses and Honey||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Shannon Mayer Standalone Novels
|1||Ninety Eight||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||Of the Heart||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Shannon Mayer Short Story Collections
|1||Ingredients of a Cauldron||2016||Description / Buy|
Shannon Mayer Anthologies
|1||Into the Darkness||2013||Description / Buy|
Shannon knew early on that she wanted to write fiction for a living. But her friends and family discouraged the author, telling her that writing was a hobby at best and that only big names like Stephen King could profit from the activity.
Shannon took their words to heart. She kept on writing. However, she couldn’t bring herself to take the activity seriously. But then the author and her husband decided to start a family, and everything changed.
The couple discussed the future and concluded that they couldn’t survive on one income. The pair lived on a farm, and they knew that Shannon’s pregnancy would prevent her from performing her duties.
It wouldn’t be appropriate for her to crawl under a horse to change a shoe when her belly was bulging with a baby. They started discussing ideas for potential income sources, and Shannon’s husband reminded her of her love for writing.
Shannon did not perceive publishing as a viable career. But her husband told her she wouldn’t lose anything by writing that first book. At worst, it would give the young family a small income.
The author was in her mid-20s when she finally took the plunge and started writing. Like many of her peers, Shannon had started several books only to abandon them later on.
She couldn’t focus. The author would start writing because an idea had inspired her. But before she could make significant headway, a second idea would come along and tempt her away.
Fortunately, she overcame this obstacle. Today, the author is quite disciplined where her publishing career is concerned. She realized early on that she wouldn’t succeed unless she stopped perceiving writing as a hobby.
Once she decided to dedicate her time to the activity, the author used every opportunity that came her way to pen her stories. That included taking breaks from shoeing horses to write for half an hour.
On the days when Shannon had to leave home at 7 am, she would wake up at 5 am to write. She wanted to make writing a habit, so she would set a word count and then endeavor to meet it.
Her incredible work ethic has allowed Shannon to reap the rewards of her hard work. Initially, she wanted to operate within the traditional publishing arena. But she kept securing and then firing her agents.
After making a name for herself as an indie author, the traditional publishers came calling. Fortunately, Shannon was in a stronger position. She could pick and choose who she wanted while rejecting the rest.
Best Shannon Mayer Books
While her work ethic helped, the author can also attribute her success to the writers’ conferences she attended and the editing courses she took. Shannon’s best books include:
Midlife Bounty Hunter: Breena was not amused. At 41 years, she was starting over because of her husband’s betrayal. But in a way, it was for the best. Brenna could see into the shadow world.
She had asked her grandmother to seal her sight when she got married. Breena wanted to insulate herself from magic. But once her husband left, she took the opportunity to explore the one aspect of her heritage she had ignored for so many years.
Priceless: Riley’s life is a mess. The FBI is on her tail. They think she killed her sister a decade ago, and they won’t stop harassing her. Meanwhile, the woman that passes for a mother in her life is not quite as sane as any of them would like.
If that wasn’t problematic enough, she has a sister figure who cut ties with them. The only good thing in Riley’s life is a pet werewolf with a child’s mind. Stuck between wolf and human form, the creature is the only spark of innocence in Riley’s life.
Fortunately, Riley’s messy existence has done little to dull her edge. She’s still the best tracker around, and whenever children go missing, you can trust her to bring them home.
When Does The Next Shannon Mayer book come out?
Shannon Mayer doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Midlife Magic Hunter and was released on August, 22nd 2022. It is the newest book in the Forty Proof Series.