Thursday, August 25, 2016

Teaser....Thursday?? Yep.

Teaser Thursday
UNDENIABLY FATED
The Significance Series

It's been a little while since I did a teaser for the new Significance book, Undeniably Fated, but I plan to start doing then again on Tuesdays. BUT I figured, since I was getting the kids school set up and completely forgot what day it was and missed it, that I would go ahead and do a teaser today instead. I mean do it even matter, really, what day it is? 
I don't think so :) 

So here you go, Aces!

Obvi, it's unedited and subject to change. I'm going to make it a little bit of a long one for you since it's been a while. 



“I’m not embarrassed!” I yelled and adjusted my tone. “Damn, Ember.” I turned so she wouldn’t see me squeezing my eyes so tightly, about to lose my ever-loving mind. “You’re the most gorgeous woman—”
“That’s not what I meant. I didn’t mean what I looked like and neither did you.”
I flew back around, ready to let her have it again. Fighting with Ember was just as fun as anything else we did. But what I saw when I turned made me stop, made me grip my hair painfully, made me question what I’d been thinking and doing, and what I planned to do from here on out. 
“Ember,” I groaned and took her tear-streaked face in between my hands. Her eyes closed, but I needed to see those baby blues. “Open your eyes. Look at me.” She did, with a little huff, in true Ember fashion. “You’re breaking my heart, sweetheart. I haven’t seen you cry since that first day. And back then, it was definitely justified.”
She rolled her eyes. “And right now it’s not justified?”
“Ember.” Her eyes met mine again. “Shut up.” She knew exactly what I was doing and as I continued to stare, her eyes began to water again. I swept my thumbs underneath them to wipe it away. “I’m so sorry.” I thought about Bridget. I remembered it all so she could see. “I shouldn’t have taken out old wounds on you. You’re not anything like her, or anybody else for that matter. You’re amazing and special and…” I shook my head. “I don’t want to think about what would have happened if I hadn’t met you.” I closed my eyes and let my head fall to hers. I heard her sniff. “Ember, you’re so beautiful on the inside and that makes you gorgeous outside, too. I never thought you couldn’t handle him; I was just worried about those parts of my life colliding again, that’s all. Last time, it didn’t make it seven minutes before it crashed and burned.” 
I pulled back and saw her blue eyes surrounded by red. I caused this. Man, I could be such a pain in my own ass sometimes. 
I leaned forward and kissed a tear from the apple of her cheek. She tightened her arms on my waist and sighed, her breath hitting my neck, before she eased one of her hands up my chest to the back of my neck. “It’s okay,” she whispered. “It’s your family. You can decide when to introduce me. Or not.” She looked at her hand on my neck and moved her fingers a little. “I wasn’t trying to intrude; I just wanted to—”
“Don’t ever say that again.” I pulled back on the gruffness, but she didn’t seem fazed by it. She knew me better than I ever imagined she could. “You’re not intruding, Ember. You are my family. I am such a jackass,” I hissed that last part in understanding. “I’m so sorry, sweetheart. Please forgive me for ever making you think you weren’t my family for even a second. You are, you have been ever since you locked eyes on me, and you will be until the day I stop dragging in breath.”

Coming Soon!
Nope, I don't have a date. I'll let you know when it gets closer to time! I'm working in it! ;)

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Significance TV Show Petition

Hi, guys!

Most of you know what's been going on with the Significance TV show lately. If not, you can read my recent announcement here.

Well, a seriously sweet fan started this petition for the Significance series TV show and my heart can't take it. The support you guys have shown me the past week has been absolutely amazing. 
Thank you from the bottom of my mushy, lovey-dovey heart.

No matter what happens with the show, you guys are amazing. I adore you.

Sign the petition here:



Best wishes and happy endings,


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Significance TV Show UPDATE

This is a sad day for me as the author of an amazing book series. A book series that was optioned for movie and then TV, was cast and associated with some amazing, incredible people, and was on its way to becoming something far greater than it was.


I, and potential director of the film or TV series (Emily Gosset "Sky") would like to express publicly why the project has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control.


After years of hard work adapting the books into film and then TV, last year Significance finally had a break. Significance had an amazing investor. Unfortunately, ever since Supercon last June, there have been some issues with a producer on the TV show. There was an altercation there that was witnessed by several people attached to the show, and she left the production. After several attempts to talk it out and make it right from the co-producer's side and her team, Emily Gossett (Sky), that producer refused to discuss anything other than the complete shutting down of the production or a payout that was a completely ridiculous amount, for which all of this is documented. Attempts were made by me also to smooth things over and see if other alternatives could be reached. Eventually, those interactions with that producer became just as hostile when she didn't hear what she wanted and I eventually had to block her on my phone and social medias to stop the constant interactions. These are also documented. Emily and I did NOT sign a new contract without that producer because there was no legal grounds to at the time.


During the past 10 months we did everything we could, explored every option to move on, but there was no way to continue forward. All production companies associated have been dissolved as far as I know. If you noticed, there has been very little, if nothing at all, posted about the TV show by me in the past months. And this is the reason for this. Waiting.


Since then, that producer has posted slanderous comments about me personally and professionally, my series and books, my readers and fans, Emily, the cast, and the show. She has been posting screenshots of only half conversations, and now it appears is attempting to start a suit against me and Emily for the IndieGoGo campaign that was her idea, stating that the money wasn't used for the trailer. The trailer can be seen here at this link: https://vimeo.com/110137509 (all funds went directly to this trailer I'm told). She has also been sharing a site that claims I faked my tumor and health issues so I didn't have to finish my books and could go party with my author friends, that I myself stole money from the IndieGoGo campaign to go shopping (to which I had no access to funds), that the entire production was a fraud and scheme, that it was all Emily and me, that Emily and I signed a new contract illegally behind her back, all of which is ABSOLUTELY untrue. The truth is that many people had the best intentions to make Significance into a TV series and took leaps and bounds to make it happen. I wanted this for you most of all. I won't even address the tumor further because that is absolutely ridiculous for a grown person to say that someone else is faking illnesses when they've seen them struggling.


It saddens me to inform you that one producer stopped the production. We no longer wanted her involved due to her behavior of which many of you have now witnessed yourself online, and the changes she wanted to make to the series that did not line up with the Significance way.

We've been silent on this because we didn't think it was a good idea to get the fans involved, we didn't think it was a good idea to give her more of a voice. We hoped she would stop after we involved the police and lawyers. We also hoped to be able to clear ourselves of her and still make the show. However that proved impossible. And this team has been doing everything to move around the negative that has surrounded this project.


It's really unfortunate that one person can destroy all the hard work of others, that the production couldn't move forward because of this, but we just wanted to clear the air and once and for all let you all know that anything you might have heard about the people that are attached to this show or myself are untrue. We are so sorry that the show can't go on and SO SORRY that it ended THIS way. Show productions start and end without happening. That's not uncommon. It was an amazing experience. But for it to end on such a note saddens us greatly. Saddens ME greatly. Emily, the cast, and I I have done nothing but love this project, work extremely hard, and try to overcome the obstacles to make it happen for you. I'm SO terribly sorry that I could not.


We love you all and pushed so hard for this.


I fought for you, the readers, the fans, to have the series you deserved. I fought for Significance. And in the end, if it couldn't be the series it needed to be because of someone who wanted to bring it down? Then the plug needed to be pulled. Thank you all so much for your love. You'll NEVER know how much it means to me.


Never.


As always. Best wishes and happy endings,
Shelly Crane

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Devoured Boxset ON SALE

The Devoured Series Boxset 
is ON SALE, and a completed series! Go read all about Eli and Enoch, the Devourer twins who come to town, they live on negative emotion, and Clara Hopkins catches Eli's eye in a big way...too bad she already has a boyfriend. 



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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Utopia Award Nominations!

The 5th annual Utopia Award 
nominations are in and 
THE OTHER SIDE OF GRAVITY
has been nominated for four of them! 

WHAT?!
AND, wait, wait, AND
I've been nominated for 
Author of the Year.



Yeah, that's right, Kevin. Slap me with a feather and knock me out! I seriously wasn't expecting to be nominated this year. I only was able to put out one book and it just released in March so I was certain that I wasn't going to nom'd. And I was okay with that. But five noms? 
Thank you guys SO much!! 

Here are the categories that 
The Other Side of Gravity is nominated in:
Best Dystopian Novel
Best Supernatural Cover
Hottest Couple - Maxton and Sophelia
Book of the Year (!!!!)

And then I'm nominated for:
Author of the Year (!!!!!!!!!)


HERE  is the link to VOTE
I'm in categories with some amazing authors, and with my friends. They are all such amazing women with amazing work. Vote for your favorites ! Just please VOTE!

If you don't know, Utopia is a convention that takes place in Nashville, TN in June. This is the 5th year and will be June 22nd-26th this year. There are over 100 authors there, all in one convenient place. Come see us!  

Thank you so, so much, from my ever so grateful heart to yours.



Best wishes and happy endings,






Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Teaser Tuesday : UNDENIABLY FATED, a Significance novel


Undeniably Fated
a SIGNIFICANCE novel

EMBER and TROUBLE

“I stayed because…Ember…” Seth looked at me with a raised eyebrow at that one. 
I rolled my shoulders. I could do this.
“I stayed because Ember and I…bonded.” It was a shock to see twenty pairs of eyes all round at once, but I stayed cool. “Or imprinted. Or whatever.” I cleared my throat again. Maybe it hadn’t worked the first time. “Uh, to be honest we didn’t get to talk a whole lot about it. But I ain’t leaving.” That last part came out a lot harder than I’d wanted it to.
Seth looked over at someone who looked back at him—at the biggest guy in the bunch—before he walked over to me.
Great. Her father was a pro-wrestler.
Coming soon!
No release date...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

THE OTHER SIDE OF GRAVITY IS HERE!!!!!


THE OTHER SIDE OF GRAVITY
is HERE!




"There is no gravity. The only thing holding me to this planet is you."







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