Shira Anthony writes Gay Romances, published through Dreamspinner Press.
In her last incarnation, Shira was a professional opera singer, performing roles in such operas as “Tosca,” “i Pagliacci,” and “La Traviata,” among others. She’s given up TV for evenings spent with her laptop, and she never goes anywhere without a pile of unread M/M romance on her Kindle.
Shira is married with two children and two insane dogs, and when she’s not writing she is usually in a courtroom trying to make the world safer for children. When she’s not working, she can be found aboard a 35’ catamaran at the Carolina coast with her favorite sexy captain at the wheel.
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Well, I just love Miss Shira Anthony. I met her a few years ago on deviantART when she was working hard on "Blue Notes", the first book in her Blue Notes series, and I immediately fell in love with her writing style. I followed her closely, but still managed to miss what became the second part of that novel. So I have literally spent... three years or so desperate for the resolution of the story and (frequently) too broke to buy the book.
By chance, I happened upon her contest to win the first four books of her Blue Notes series (pictured above. Click the banner to visit her website!) in paperback or ebook form. Since I do so love her work, I entered, though I figured nothing would come of it.
After that, my computer decided to be weird and act up, so she couldn't' get a hold of me until a week ago to tell me that --wonder of all wonders!-- I had won the contest!
Since my preference was for the paperback novels --I am definitely a bibliophile-- she sent them to me this week and I just received them today! I probably spent 30 minutes solid fan-girling over them!
I was just so happy I had to tell someone --and you all came to mind ^^
Since I fell in love with gay romance, it had frequently bothered me that I just didn't see many authors who published in that genre. Meeting her and following her as she went from unpublished to published gave me hope for myself.
Well, plus, she writes some of the most wonderful stories I've ever read and she has a great sense of humor.
So, Miss Shira, if you're reading this, you're loved by this one, alright?
And I'm streaming that! If you like alternative, give Panic! At the Disco's new album "Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die" a listen! I'm loving:
- "This Is Gospel"
- "Miss Jackson" (feat. LOLO)
- "Vegas Lights"