Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Highland Home Omnibus In Print

So I decided to go ahead and format it for print. It's been sent to the printer. I'll go through the proof when it comes in and let everyone know when it's available. For is the Print cover

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale

Many of my books are currently on sale for 25% off at Smashwords right now. Just click on the title you want from HERE and use the coupon code provided on the page to get your discount.

Summer is a great time to read a new book, start a new series or just pick up something to enjoy. I hope you'll check out my books and the others on sale at Smashwords!

The New Book

So I'm working on the new book and it seems that it will be linked to the HH series. The time is after the series I've written and uses that world after the changes it will undergo. So far I've gotten the notes done and the final chapter's first draft is nearly done.
I think I like where this part of the series will go.

Only problem I'm having is that this book comes after the last three books I haven't yet written. I'm not sure how I'm going to handle this problem, but for now I'm letting the muse take me where it wants to go.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Last Day to Get HH Omnibus 1 for $5

Today, July 4, 2011, is the last day to get all three of the Highland Home Novels PLUS Eternal Sun for only $5.00. The price goes up tomorrow morning. Get the Omnibus today to save half off the cover prices of the books and get Eternal Sun for free.

You have options! Get the book at any of the links found HERE.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kindle Has Seven Days and the Highland Home Omnibus!

You can now get Seven Days and the Highland Home Omnibus for your Kindle directly from Amazon!

Get the Omnibus 1 (The first three HH Novels Plus Eternal Sun) HERE

Get Seven Days (Book Three of Highland Home) HERE

Friday, July 1, 2011

Highland Home Omnibus Release Sale

Get All Three of the Highland Home eBooks (any format) plus Eternal Sun for only $5.00
In celebration of the release of Seven Days and the Omnibus collection of Eternal Sun, Mourning Sun, Captured Sun and Seven Days, I am offering the Omnibus collection for only $5.00 from now until Monday, July 5, 2011.
The Omnibus Collection will ONLY be available in eBook format and can be found at the following retailers:

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Highland Home Omnibus 1

This Omnibus contains the first three Highland Home Novels. Included in this eBook are: 
Mourning Sun
Captured Sun 
Seven Days 

Mourning Sun
I should have known when he walked into my life that things would never be the same. Hadn't I dreamed of him and the things he'd done before I was born? If only he weren't so fascinating, so beautiful, so much more than any other guy. Maybe then I could walk away.
Mairin Cote is a magnet for weird. Her dreams come true, she can see auras and her mother is in love with an angel. Now the monsters are finding her too. Vampires, demigods and werepanthers have flocked to this small town girl who must find a way to keep her family safe, love the man of her dreams, and navigate the shark-infested waters of Highland Home High School.

Captured Sun
My first kiss was going to be my last, but it was worth it. His cool lips, his sweet taste, they were my salvation. I would never regret it, no matter what happened.
Mairin Cote thought loving a vampire was hard, but losing him to others of his kind was worse. When the death toll in East Hampton points to a rampaging vampire, the vampires and werepanthers must form an uneasy alliance to stop the destruction. To save the love of her life, Mairin must decide if living life without Mathias is worth risking an eternity with him.

Seven Days
The pain was sharp and deep, but it was nothing compared to the anguish in Xavier's eyes. I wanted to tell him I would be okay, but the words wouldn't come. The pain kept them at bay and even if I could have spoken, I knew the words would be a lie.
Kerry Cote has a pretty normal life for a teenager. Of course normal is a relative term. Her sister dates a vampire and her boyfriend turns furry once a month, but that's not the problem. It isn't until she meets the father of the man she loves that her whole existence narrows to a mere seven days.

As a bonus, Eternal Sun, the short story of Mathias' transformation, is included at the end of this omnibus.

Are you ready for Seven Days?

You asked for it...Seven Days tells the next part of the Highland Home story from Kerry's point of view. This is a tale of Kerry and Xavier and their love.
The book will be available at Amazon and B&N in the next several days. It is already available at Smashwords
I hope you'll check it out and enjoy the story. There is still more to come! Banished Sun is next, followed by Nine Lives and Two Suns.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A good beginning

Finding the notes for Soulfinder I have been searching for made today a good day. The fact that I have time to work on it for a while today makes it even better. I'm going to push everything else back and deal with just the positive today.

On a happy note

I found tbe.notes for Soulfinder I thought I had lost. That's a story that's been pushing at me lately, but I wanted those notes. Now I have them. Yeah for me. :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Flying Slowly

Fly is on my mind again and going in a totally different direction. It's coming slowly...very, very slowly, but I think it will come together better this way. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Things on my mind

I hate to admit it, but the fear is back. With the new job and the beginning of the semester (I teach college English), I haven't had time or brain power to write. When I'm not writing, the fear that the muse will permanently desert me is suffocating. The ideas are still there, but they're buried so deeply under work stuff that I can't seem to dredge them up. I know they'll come when they're ready. I have to keep that faith.

Friday, June 17, 2011

How cool is my life?

So those who know me know that I've had jobs in the past with pretty awesome perks. Not everyone can say they've flown with the U.S. Army Parachute Team, The Golden Knights. I have the photos to prove it. AND I got to go on the flight when Bill Romanowski jumped. It was freaking AWESOME!

So now I have a job that feeds one of my addictions. I LOVE movies. Almost as much as I love books. I now get to see movies whenever I want for free. But honestly, that's not the best part. Right now I have two, double-side printed, professional prints of HP Deathly Hallows part 2 posters. I need to get them framed. I wish I could find affordable lighted frames to take advantage of the double-side printing.

Yes, I'm a geek and a nerd and I'm proud of it! How silly is it that those posters are the high point of my day today? precious *pet, pet* LOL
Welcome to the Spring into Summer Blog Giveaway Hop
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This giveaway hop will run from 12:01 a.m. on June 17 through 11:59 p.m. on June 21.

I am offering a great giveaway! Ten (10) international winners (winners can be from anywhere in the world) will win an eBook of my historical romance novel, Feuding Hearts. One winner from the US or Canada will win a signed copy of Feuding Hearts.
Blurb: Cecilia Phoenix dreaded marriage, especially to Lord Fitzroy, and prayed for an escape, but when her brother was brought to her fresh from his defeat on the battle field, salvation was not what she expected to find in the angry countenance of Lord Aldere Wyke. 

Now they must find the strength to love and trust each other before their doubt destroys them both.

To enter this giveaway, simply follow this blog by using either the Google Friend Connect or Networked Blogs boxes above and to the right and complete the form below. You can get an extra entry into the Giveaway by following the blog on BOTH GFC and NB and/or by Liking my Facebook page (up to two extra entries per person).
If you already follow me and have previously liked my FB page, be sure to tell me what name you used (there's space in the form below).

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Something running through my head...

I woke up this morning with a half-remembered dream still in my head and the following lines on my mind.

"We can't leave her, brother," he said.
"We're not leaving her. I am."

The image with those words was powerful and painful. It was one man giving in to another in the matter of loving a woman. It was that same man choosing to leave rather than fight and destroy both his brother's life and the woman they loved.

I wanted to write this down because I'd love to work the idea into something at some time. I admit I dream pretty dramatically and this was likely just that kind of dream, but it's haunting me today.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

So I know it's nuts...

But when an idea hits, I have to run with it. New historical romance. Maybe I'm feeling the need for grown up characters or a little normal action instead of paranormal mess. So far, Rose and Andrew are speaking loud and clear. I'm gonna run with them.
Check back for more updates soon!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thank you, Laurel K. Hamilton!

This blog hit home with so much of what I tell myself as I work. I am jumping off that cliff, arms spread wide, grinning like a fool, and knowing I CAN FLY!!!!!!

The Great White Emptiness - Babel Clash

More Listopia Madness!

I hope you'll go and vote for your favorites on these lists (and yes, I hope my books are some of your favorites, but it's good to share what you like no matter what it is :-D)

Feuding Hearts Lists

Mourning Sun Lists

Captured Sun Lists

Listopia Madness

These are the lists on Goodread's Listopia currently featuring Feuding Hearts. Check them out and vote for your favorites!

Kindle Books under 3 bucks
Favorite Historical Romance Novels
My Favourite Historical Romance
100 Historical Romances To Read Before You Die
Best Romances We Read Over and Over
Best Break Out Author Novels!

Monday, May 30, 2011

What's in the Hopper

So my brain doesn't seem to want to focus well right now, but ideas are still coming in. I've been taking notes on the new ideas and writing as much as I feel comfortable with. I know I'm going to have to go back and throw out some of what I'm writing right now, but I just don't feel good about letting a day go by without writing something.

So, this is what I'm working on:

Fly--I need to make some major changes to this one to refocus it.
Soulfinder--I think I've found the right path for this one. MAJOR revision necessary before it will work or even go forward.
Moonlight Deception--this one knows where it needs to do, i just have to get there
The Sculptor--I'm excited about this idea, but my fuzzy brain isn't putting the words out with the images I see in my head.

Still need to do final edits on Seven Days, begin editing Banished Sun and work on Thorned Illusion.

I'm feeling a little ADD right now LOL.

If I wasn't also having trouble staying focused on reading, I might be prone to letting the fear take over that I just don't have anymore good writing in me. My inability to focus on anything for very long means it's not just writing and when it passes, I'll be right back in the saddle.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Check Out Books by Other Goodreads Authors!

I'm a big believer in helping authors get their books out and seen by new readers. I hope you'll check out these books.
Hidden LightHidden Light 
Forbidden Secret  Shadows Behind Locked DoorsForbidden Secret: Shadows Behind Locked Doors

Nadira's Happy Ever AfterNadira's Happy Ever After 

In His LoveIn His Love
The Portal Between (The Portal Series, #1)The Portal Between

Praise for Fly

So I decided to work on Fly today and I submitted the first chapter to This is a review posted by Jillian Taberner from

Fascinating - I've never read anything like it!
You set up the relationship between Olivia, her brother and their Grandma with skill. Having explained the background (the death of their parents) you introduce the special 'skills' that exist in the town of Knoxmeadow.
This story is something of an allegory - there are real towns where there is a ruling family, or group of people, because of their wealth and political power. Here their power is different but potent.
Your protrayal of the relationship between brother and sister, and their Grandma, is succinctly and clearly expressed. One immediately likes them - all three.
The scene that forces Olivia to reveal her particular skill is paced well, fast enough to create tension and make the reader want to read on, but it doesn't lose its power by rushing into the scene without due description.
It's an interesting and intriguing theme and you use good vocabulary - great adjectives.
More please.

Obviously, I'm stoked about that review! It certainly makes me feel like I need to finish Fly. I'm going to keep working. I hope you'll keep reading!

Win eBook copies of all my books!

Would you like to win the eBook versions of all of my currently published books? It's easy to enter. All you have to do is "like" my page on Facebook (I've even included the ability to like my page from this easy is that?). When there are 150 people who like my page, I will randomly draw 1 winner who will receive the eBooks via Smashwords.
Books included in this giveaway are:
Mourning Sun

Captured Sun

Eternal Sun

Feuding Hearts

Please leave a comment on this post when you've liked my page!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Help Me Decide Which Book To Work On!

If you were me, which of these three books would you finish first?

I'm having some trouble focusing myself and would like your opinion on which of the three books I have in process YOU would finish first. I've posted the first chapter of each book in my writing section so you can make an informed decision. Thanks for your input!


Moonlight Deception


Soulfinder - Chapter 1, Part 1 by Shari Richardson

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Splash into Summer GIVEAWAY! ~ A Cupcake and a Latte

Splash into Summer GIVEAWAY! ~ A Cupcake and a Latte

New Book

So after all the thinking and debating yesterday, I spent a good bit of time doing research and sketching out a historical romance set mainly in Mughal India in 1622. I'm about 4000 words into it and so far, so good.
Here's the cover. I'll keep everyone posted on how it's going.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Feuding Hearts Giveaway--Enter Now!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Feuding Hearts by Shari Richardson

Feuding Hearts

by Shari Richardson

Giveaway ends June 22, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Another Awesome Review of Feuding Hearts!

Goodreads | Morgan (The United States)'s review of Feuding Hearts

Feuding Hearts Proof has Arrived!

Goodreads | Q&A with Shari Richardson - The Proof is Here! (showing 1-1 of 1)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

99 Cent Sale at Smashwords

All of my eBooks at Smashwords are on sale from now through Memorial Day.
Get Mourning Sun, Captured Sun, and Feuding Hearts for only $0.99 each!

Remember, you can get any eBook format you like at Smashwords. My books at Smashwords are available for Kindle, Nook, and all readers that handle ePub and PDF. You can also get plain text and html versions to read on your computer.

Get some new books to read for the holiday weekend at a great price!

Coupon Codes:

Mourning Sun--ZC49P

Captured Sun--SE56C

Feuding Hearts--QK45Z

Congratulations to the Winner!

And the winner of the Captured Sun Signed Proof is:

Ashley Newton Ashley, your book will ship out tomorrow!

Thanks to everyone who entered. I hope you'll purchase a copy of Captured Sun and continue to follow the Highland Home series.

Look for a new Giveaway for Feuding Hearts starting soon!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Feuding Hearts by Shari Richardson

Feuding Hearts

by Shari Richardson

Giveaway ends June 22, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Friday, May 20, 2011

Editing Seven Days

Proof that I'm working LOL. I've been editing Seven Days, the third Highland Home novel. I even updated the cover to match my decision that I wasn't going to separate the three trilogies into different named groups. The series, 1-10 will be Highland Home, even though some of the books will take place elsewhere. The new cover is below.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Eternal Sun (Highland Home) eBook: Shari Richardson: Kindle Store Eternal Sun (Highland Home) eBook: Shari Richardson: Kindle Store

Whoo Hoo...Eternal Sun is now on Kindle. This is a SHORT STORY that tells of Mathias' change.

Feuding Hearts Promo Video

Feuding Hearts is Currently Available on:
Barnes and Noble

Coming Soon to

Check back for updates!

Feuding Hearts--Review Chain Event

Everyone loves a free book, right? If you'd like a free electronic copy of Feuding Hearts, RSVP Yes to this event on Facebook or Goodreads  (or just put a comment on this post with a way to reach you) and I will send you a code to download the book for free from Smashwords.
I'd love a review when you finish reading the book. If you write and post a review, please let me know where so I can link to it :).

Mourning Sun (Highland Home 1) | JournalStone

Mourning Sun (Highland Home 1) | JournalStone

A review of Mourning Sun at JournalStone

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Feuding Hearts--Historical Romance Novel Now Available

I started this book nearly 12 years ago and worked on it last year. It has been sitting in a folder on my computer since last summer and for some reason I didn't believe the book was done. I needed to rearrange some things and reviewed the file and realized the book was done, so here it is.

It's available on Smashwords  and Barnes and Noble for Nook now and will be available on Amazon soon.

Book Blog Tour for Mourning Sun by Shari Richradson — Kickstarter

Book Blog Tour for Mourning Sun by Shari Richradson — Kickstarter

Please click the link for details on my Kickstarter project. I want to do a Book Blog Tour for Mourning Sun. Every dollar counts and every donation gets a gift! Please spread the word and donate if you can.

gathering leaves: Mourning Sun (Highland Home 1)

gathering leaves: Mourning Sun (Highland Home 1): "Mourning Sun (Highland Home 1) By: Shari Richardson ISBN: 9781460983263 Published March 24, 2011 by CreateSpace Available Format: Paperba..."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Progress on Fly and Book Signing

So as of today, Fly is at about 17,000 words. I'm at the beginning of chapter 4 and the story seems to be going well. Of course I'm thinking forward and backward to where the story might go beyond this book. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I just managed to focus on one book idea at a time LOL.

I also want to remind everyone that I will be doing a book signing for Mourning Sun this Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 11-2 at Irvin's books in York, PA. I hope to see you there!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fly Cover

I've changed the quote from the original. I'm open to opinions and suggestions.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New book, probably series

Like I don't have enough junk running through my head, I had a new idea today.
New world, new hero and heroine, new kind of villain.
Fly: The First Knoxmeadow Novel has begun.

Oh, I finished Book 7 in the Highland Home, East Hampton, Midland Heights series. Books 8 and 9 are sketched out and I know where book 10 needs to go. It just got a little dark and very heavy, so I think that's why the Knoxmeadow novel ideas have come.

I'll see how it goes. If anyone knows of a good cover artist, let me know. I haven't found any photos I'm 100% sold on for the cover of Fly (as in mode of movement, not bug lol).

Wish me luck!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Congratulations to the Winners!

Jennifer Steinheimer and Meredith Peters will both receive a signed copy of

As the winners of the Mourning Sun Giveaway on Goodreads, both Jennifer and Meredith will soon receive their signed copies of the book in the mail.

Thanks to all of the nearly 1100 people who signed up for the giveaway. I hope you'll still read Mourning Sun and fall for the characters as much as I have.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Deadly Illusion

After three MAJOR false starts (about 13000 words worth) I think I finally worked out what was going wrong and how to make it right. Derek is talking to me now and I know where the story is going to end two books from now. I think I've made the right choice this time. I'll keep ya'll posted.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Series

I thought after I finished Two Suns I would want to write Between Worlds...I meant for Between Worlds to be the capstone of the Highland Home and East Hampton Trilogies.
Madam Muse, is a fickle thing though, and while I'm struggling to sketch out Between Worlds, the idea for a new series came to me and the first book is sketched out.
Just at the Highland Home and East Hampton Trilogies intertwine with each other the Midland Heights books will touch the other trilogies at some point...likely coming to an end where Two Suns the characters the place they need to be a part of Between Worlds.

There are other differences in these books from the first two trilogies, the most significant is the main character is a male. I hope you love Derek and root for him from page one. I know that even though I haven't yet written his tale, he will become as dear to me as the characters from Highland Home and East Hampton have.

Enjoy the cover and preview it gives you while I go off to get started on the last chapter so I can write the book :) (I write the last chapter of my books first, and then go back to the beginning).

Friday, April 22, 2011

Two Suns First Draft Done!

This was a tough one for me. I know that when I edit, there will be a lot more added to this book, but the first draft is done.

Next on the list is to sketch out Between Worlds. I am still editing Seven Days and will work on Between Worlds when I have the sketch done.

I need a drink! LOL

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Win the signed PROOF copy of Captured Sun

I'm offering the PROOF (the first copy sent to me by the publisher and marked proof on the back page) Signed by me as a giveaway. 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Captured Sun by Shari Richardson

Captured Sun

by Shari Richardson

Giveaway ends May 21, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win