Wednesday, April 16, 2014


They are in VERY beginning stages of the process. It was optioned for a movie and casting had begun and everything, but circumstances made us take a new look at this opportunity and they decided a TV series would better suit the series. I'm THRILLED with their decision. Filming for the actual series hasn't started yet. So they have no idea when the pilot will be released. They still have a lot of work to do. When it was re-optioned for TV they basically had to start over, so bear with us.
Updates will come as soon as they know things, just make sure you're following their Facebook and Twitter pages to get all the info from them until they get everything updated. :)

So far, Jeremy Sumpter (Peter Pan) has been cast as Caleb
Michael Welch (Twilight) has been cast as Marcus. The IMDB page is HERE.
For info on how YOU can help to get the project moving even faster, info is HERE since so many projects have had success with Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the producers wanted to see if the readers wanted to try to scoot the process along and self fund just the pilot episode instead of waiting for the studio, because they've put us further down on their list while they finish up their other projects. We don't want to wait! So help us get their faster. Either way, we pitch the pilot to the same people, we would just rather do it this year instead of next year. 

So come and help us get this thing going full speed ahead!

Mwah, mwah!
Best wishes and happy endings,
Shelly Crane

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teaser Tuesday : Altered, A Devoured Novella

“Fay,” I said, but it was more of a growl. She smiled, but it was so genuine and willing it made my chest ache. “Fay, don’t. It’s just an illusion to trick you, to make you trust us and believe that you’re safe when you’re anything but.”
I went to scoot her up, but she gripped tighter to my shoulders. “I’m sure that most Devourers are that way. And I’m sure you used to be that way. You told me so. You’ve told me the truth the entire time, not even sparing my feeling,” she scoffed. “When someone wants to change or goes through something that makes them different…it doesn’t matter what they were, it only matters what they want to be.”
I let my thumbs caress her cheeks and balked at that revelation. “It can’t really be that simple to humans, can it?”
“Why not?”
“Because the rest of the world is anything but.”
Releasing April 29th

Monday, April 14, 2014

I'm So Thankful For Those Rejections...

      I was looking through my old emails today looking for something and realized I missed my anniversary of my first Literary Rejection. That may not seem like something to celebrate, but to me, it is. 

     In Jan of 2011 I queried for the very first time. And waited. When I got the rejection, I didn't query again until April (3 years ago today) because I thought that one rejection meant I was an awful writer. When my husband finally convinced me to start again, I got 26 more rejections between May and June of that year. Not even a week after my last rejection, I published my first book. 

      Now, 19 books under my belt and 2 more to come this year...I'm so grateful for those rejections.

     Best wishes and happy endings
Shelly Crane

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Altered ; Teaser Tuesday

TEASER TUESDAY : Altered, A Devoured Novella <3

He swallowed and I saw the clouds roll in behind his eyes. 
“Clara has nothing to do with the fact that you know what I am. I didn’t know you knew Clara when I saved you, either time. Now did I?” I pressed my lips together, but couldn’t look away from those violet eyes. I shuddered and shook with goose bumps, causing his eyes to travel down my neck and shoulders. He sighed. “You’re killing me, little human,” he whispered.

Friday, April 4, 2014

YA Readers Little Black Book is LIVE

The YA Readers Little Black Book is compiled of New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors with 10 contemporary, paranormal, and sci-fi YOUNG ADULT full-length novels in one hot little black book. 

Come and remember your first kiss, first loss, first betrayal, first love. 

Sweet obsession starts here. 

All for just $1.99

Shelly Crane's Collide
Michelle Leighton's Madly
Quinn Loftis' Prince of Wolves
Rachel Higginson's Starbright
Lila Felix's Love & Skate
Julia Crane's Coexist
Cambria Hebert's Masquerade 
Am Hargrove's Survival 
Amber Garza's Dazzle 
Jamie Magee's See

Scoot on over to Amazon and snatch it up HERE.

Best wishes and happy endings,
Shelly Crane

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TEASER TUESDAY : Altered, a Devoured novella

Enoch sighed and pushed me back even further as he turned to face them again. 
“Do you trust me?” he asked in a low voice as he pushed harder and faster.
“Yes,” I answered without hesitation.
“Hold on tight to me.”
In a second before I could think of what he was doing, he snatched me against his chest and sent us sailing over the dock’s edge into the water. I could hear cursing and yelling, even some loud bangs that had to be gunshots, but I just held on tight.
A deep voice boomed, “Don’t shoot! We need her alive!”
We landed in the freezing water and he pulled me under farther and farther. We swam hard toward the opposite dock. If we surfaced before we made the cover of it, they’d kill us for sure.
       The deeper and farther we got, the more I needed to a breath. I started to panic and began to fight him. He didn’t understand that I couldn’t breathe like him, that I needed air more often—and then his lips were on mine.
April 30th!