Shani Greene-Dowdell is a wife, mother of three, grandmother to two awesome tots, and has worked 18 years as a medical transcriptionist. Shani enjoys weaving words of romantic fiction and suspense and has written her way into a new reality as a full-time writer. It all started with a Black Expressions subscription back in 2004. Shani burst open the first shipment like it was Christmas Eve and soaked in the soulful and riveting stories of Kimberla Lawson, Eric Jerome Dickey, Carl Weber, Zane, Darrien Lee, and too many other greats to name. Inside of great storylines is where her zest for storytelling was born. She completed her first book, Keepin’ It Tight, and self-published it in 2007. To date, Shani has 20 books to her credit in Interracial Romance, Erotica, and Urban genres.
I’m excited to announce that the audio book for Rites of Heirdron is live on audible and the second novel Orbs of Trenihgea is available for pre-order on Amazon! It has been a busy year, but both novels released by the deadline.
I’ll be having some giveaways for both the audio book and the ebook soon. If you are on Goodreads, you’ll have the opportunity to win a paperback copy of both science fantasy novels as well.
Stay tuned for more regarding this science fantasy romance duology!
Review of Rites of Heirdron audio book:
Ahmezurhran and Adnamax await!
I am thrilled to announce that Rites of Heirdron narrated by the phenomenal Victor Bevine is live on audible! To celebrate the new release, I am gifting five FREE audio books in exchange for honest reviews.
If you love Science Fantasy Romance and would like to receive a free copy, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject RITES. I will be using an online randomizer to select five winners.
What is Science Fantasy?
Science fantasy is a mixed genre within the umbrella of speculative fiction which simultaneously draws upon and/or combines tropes and elements from both science fiction and fantasy. Where science fiction does not permit the existence of fantasy or supernatural elements, science fantasy explicitly relies upon them.
They poisoned his planet, massacred his people, and violated his mother.
Now, they’re coming for him.
A bastard prince born to a dishonored queen, Zrahnz is the last hope of a dying world nearly decimated after a treacherous interplanetary betrayal. He struggles to reclaim his legitimacy as a ruler and for his planet’s survival. But as he endeavors to unravel the manipulations of the past, a debilitating illness threatens his sanity and his life. If he cannot save himself, his planet will succumb to the corrupt intergalactic alliances aligned against them.
The irrepressible allure he feels for an Earth-born visitor, Itanya, threatens to overwhelm him, yet through her, Zrahnz discovers the secret that can ease the devastating agony of his illness. Could she be the key to his survival and the future of Triaxeyn?
With Q-1 Raydren at his side, and with the influence of the Oracles, he discovers corrupted truths and a forgotten prophecy. But he must make a crucial, life-saving decision, or else his people and everyone he loves could be destroyed.
Dear Readers, tonight with us is an intergalactic adventurer, here to tell us about his home-world and adventures.
Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
Where I grew up? Well, I doubt that you could understand my world or what is left of it. The capital city is beautiful. There are rivulets, hillocks, large lakes, and gorgeous scented flowers that perfume the air. It appears to go on endlessly until you unveil the illusion. The Uleryn capital is all that remains of my world. My planet, Triaxeyn was nearly decimated during a biological attack shortly after my birth. All that remains is protected within a dome. That’s the truth of my world and of my life.
Did you have any favorite toys as a child? Any cherished memories?
It’s not the toys or frivolous items that I think of fondly. It was the…
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Rites of Heirdron
I am dedicating this post to an upcoming release. The Science Fantasy Romance novel Rites of Heirdron is a love of mine that was almost derailed. This duology was inspired by another novella series that I was co-authoring. It was not the content or development of that series that I was assisting to create; it was the lack of that development. It was frustrating.
I took that spark of inspiration and created an entire universe and a unique cast of characters that I immediately fell in love with. In the beginning, it was a story just for me. I enjoyed the subtle nuances and breathing life into my character creations. However, the more I shared with others, the more I was prompted to publish. It was not unlike my first novel, The Rise of Nazil.
Just as with all of my writing, I have characters illustrated or purchase stock photos that resemble how I imagine them. It was the same with Rites. My great friend, Julie Nicholls convinced me to move beyond just that image and create something more. As I designed the poster (or told her my thoughts and left the designing to her expertise), the characters came more alive. Once she asked to feature her illustration of my poster in her fantasy magazine, the surreal was no longer that. That is when Rites of Heirdron truly existed as more than just a story for me; I desired to share it with everyone.
Although there have been many obstacles and unforeseen complications, Rites of Heirdron will release in 2017. That is an exciting proclamation for me, and even more so with the completion of Rites of Heirdron II (which I will be placing in the hands of my editor, Morgan Smith, soon). The duology will be available in 2017, and I could not be happier.
Please enjoy a sneak peek of Rites of Heirdron. The Prelude and first two chapters are posted HERE for your reading pleasure.
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From the Author:
As I announce the completion of Rites of Heirdron, I would also like to announce some more exciting news. I submitted Rites of Heirdron to Kindle Scout and my application was accepted!
What is Kindle Scout?
It’s a remarkable opportunity for new authors to receive a publishing contract through Amazon’s publishing platform (Kindle Press).
Kindle Scout lists accepted author’s information, the first 5,000 words of their book, and some responses to questions on their site. Interested readers can then “nominate” the books, like Rites of Heirdron.
What is nominating?
During a thirty-day campaign, readers can click “nominate” on the books that interest them. The more nominations, the better the chances of being selected to receive a publishing contract!
Once you click the “Nominate Me” button, you’ll be redirected to your dashboard. You can nominate three books on your dashboard at one time. If Rites of Heirdron is selected for publication, you’ll receive a FREE early copy.
I hope you’ll click on my NOMINATE link, read the preview, and if you believe Rites of Heirdron merits a publishing contract please nominate me.
Thank you for visiting my site and I hope you enjoy the excerpt of Rites of Heirdron. It was a pleasure to write this magnificent sci-fi/fantasy romance.