The SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column is a place at Shannon Muir’s author website open to interviews and guest posts from other authors. One thing Shannon firmly believes in for readers not only to learn about new books available, but about those who craft the tales behind them. As its name implies, SHANNON MUIR’S INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS weekly column features writers from all genres of fiction who want their potential audience to get to know them, and their works, better – and occasionally may offer features from Shannon herself that support readers to discover words.
This week, find out about some of the e-books Shannon has released under the INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS banner – designating works outside of her mystery, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy genres – that help raise funds to support keeping her blogs operational. They are various attempts to break out of her writing comfort zone, with varying degrees of success. Please look and see if there are any that you might enjoy.
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POETRY AND SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGIES – THESE CONTAIN A COMBINATION OF SHORT STORIES AND POETRY WRITTEN BY SHANNON MUIR ON A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS
AT THE END OF INNOCENCE’S ROAD
SEARCH FOR A WOMAN
ROMANTIC SPONTANEOUS CHOICES – STORIES WITH A FOCUS ON LOVE AND ROMANCE
A TASTE OF ROMANTIC SPONTANEOUS CHOICES
Four short stories of near-misses as folks nearly lose out on love fill this collection. Three of them (“Fairytale Detours,” “Always Holding You Dear,” and “The Patterns of Life”) revisit characters from the author’s older anthologies and peek in on the status of their happy ever afters. The fourth, “Change of Perspective,” is a new tale about a photographer and disc jockey who find themselves brought together by circumstances. This ROMANTIC SPONTANEOUS CHOICES collection is presented by INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS.
SPONTANEOUS CHOICES ADVENTURES – STORIES WHERE WOMEN LET DOWN THEIR GUARD, OFTEN WITH CONSEQUENCES, AND WORK TO COME TO THE CLOSEST TO A “HAPPY EVER AFTER” THEY CAN GET FOR NOW!
Breah runs from a past she desperately wants to escape. When her car runs out of gas at the seemingly idyllic ocean side town of Dreamer Shores, an artist sweeps he off her feet and she thinks a new life may be ahead… but new struggles may have just begin. This book compiles the first three installments previously on the web with a new fourth episode exclusively in this collection!
A SPONTANEOUS KIND OF HOLIDAY
99 CENT USD VALUE HOLIDAY NOVELLA AVAILABLE NOW! After losing her parents in a cruise accident, Marnie Hawklin has made her life extremely routine and predictable. She’s also ended up distant from her sister Tessa, who quit talking to the family years earlier. Marnie believes she’ll never find anyone to share her life with and tries to go it alone. One holiday season, Marnie finds herself pressured to help serve Christmas Eve dinners at a local community center. How will this one spontaneous act change her holiday… and her life?
THE PHOENIX COLLECTION
TWO STORIES IN ONE VALUE PRICED E-BOOK! This collection brings together the previously published THE PHOENIX RISES and the PHOENIX BURNS into a single volume. Follow two generations of love, lust, libraries, and letters as a reference librarian, and later the writer daughter from her own rocky relationship embark on their adventures to finding happy ever after. This is part of the SPONTANEOUS CHOICES collection, which feature women fueled by passion, not always of the romantic kind! THE PHOENIX RISES features Dawn, a middle age reference librarian, gets lessons in love and life when the library takes on its first intern, a young man named Stern. However, her spontaneous choices are not without consequences; THE PHOENIX BURNS focuses on daughter Cassandra “Phoenix” Rayner, who not long after her 18th birthday is left to take care of her ailing mother and younger siblings, and turns to completing her father’s half-finished novel – a spontaneous choice that changes her future.
THE HEART’S DUTY COLLECTION
FOUR RELATED STORIES OF WOMEN THROUGH GENERATIONS OF LIVING SPONTANEOUS ADVENTURES WITH CONSEQUENCES FOR ONE VALUE PRICE!: Three generations of women who make choices fueled by passion, and others influenced by them, make up this collection. THE HEART’S DUTY COLLECTION includes four novel length stories – ranging from new, not widely available, and previously released material – about women looking for romance and ending with darker results.
DISCOVERING THE HEART’S DUTY: Barbra David felt her world ended when her husband Easton McHenry left her and her young daughter Kristine McHenry for another woman. As she struggles to rebuild her life, a persuasive and charming man named Samuel Bremerton enters to help her pick up the pieces. Previously only available as a free first draft at Smashwords only, and now to be released to all markets.
THE HEART’S DUTY: Barbra’s daughter, Kristine David, thought she’d finally found a stable marriage and future. As she found herself less satisfied with her situation, the dark past she’d been trying to run from creeps back in and begins to endanger the welfare of others. This is a story of misguided love, betrayal, and owning up to one’s mistakes. This previously was released as a stand-alone novel.
REDEFINING THE HEART’S DUTY: Jessica Bremerton, the daughter of Kristine David raised by her mother Barbra, now is eighteen and trying to adjust to life away from the twisted past she’d been indoctrinated in. She’s made mistakes in the past and struggles to control her future, but Jessica soon finds that her own mother’s mistakes may control her chance at a future. This story has never before been released.
TOUCH THE STARS – A STORY OF THE HEART’S DUTY: This HEART’S DUTY precursor and spinoff follows a professional woman in Los Angeles who tried to distance herself from her past and create a professional life, trying to live detached and devoid of emotion. Angela’s mother’s death, followed by the subsequent reappearance of an old flame and haunted by poor past choices, jolts her to slowly rethink about life. Her surprise guide in the journey is a waiter named Hugo. Originally released as TOUCH THE STARS and Shannon Muir’s first novel, this book features many characters who went on to be prominent in the other HEART’S DUTY books and received a brand new copy edit for this collection.
None of the collected books within are available individually. This collection is part of the SPONTANEOUS CHOICES ADVENTURES COLLECTION presented by INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS, about women fueled by passion.
STORIES OF THE HEART’S DUTY
Caitlin Blacke is determined to change the destiny of generations of her family by “Rebelling Against The Heart’s Duty,” a story originally serialized on the web and now included here in its entirety. Also included are two new short stories, “Beta Testing a New Beginning” and “Shot in the Dark,” along with previously released tales that are related to THE HEART’S DUTY story line, including “Arrow to the Heart,” “Fun and Games,” and “Star Gazing”.
FOR THE LOVE OF AIRAGOS
GAMING FOR ALIENS, DESIRE, AND CONSEQUENCES: Destined to be a pawn in a game without even knowing it, Heather Candor grew up playing RPGs with her friend Abe and a regular group of college friends. One day he mysteriously disappeared, but tried to keep the game going as Play By Mail turns – until one day those turns also mysteriously stopped. Years later, as a freelance journalist, Heather ends up in a strange encounter with a journalistic source that leaves her pregnant and befuddled. Hiding away from the world and getting immersed in MMOGs, she’s put in contact with friends old and new that start reviving the mysteries of the past. They come to learn they’ve been pieces in a larger game for a race from another world to come to Earth, and there’s more to what’s going on that meets the eye. Ultimately it takes an acceptance of love, at times lust, and destiny to stay one step ahead of those using her and do what is needed to save the present and shape the future of two worlds in this story that blends gaming and the games of interstellar interaction. Part of the SPONTANEOUS CHOICES ADVENTURES COLLECTION presented by INFINITE HOUSE OF BOOKS.