Ooh Là Là! Eternal Traces Is Here!


If you’re a fan of paranormal romance, you’re in for a Friday-the-13th treat! Author Shonda Brock has released a new edition of her sizzling-hot paranormal romance, Eternal Traces, with a sexy new cover. (I’m still fanning myself over here.) I was lucky enough to edit Shonda’s second book, Eternal Burns, which will be out later this summer, and I am so excited to read this first book of the series!

As part of the publication celebration, Shonda is offering prizes (yay for prizes!), which we’ll get to in a moment, but first let me tell you about Eternal Traces:

Talented cardiologist Meryt Brownstone doesn’t have the luxury of getting involved with people. When she’s not in the lab pursuing her experimental work with synthetic blood, she’s involved with a man: first name Uncle, last name Sam. As an ex-military officer who still works as an undercover mercenary for the U.S. government, this means personal drama is something Meryt can do without, and living under the radar is de rigueur.

But the solitude of her carefully orchestrated life is broken when Dr. Rene Daniels mysteriously appears. Drawn to her blood research, he joins her in the laboratory. Meryt finds herself attracted against her better judgment and is mesmerized by his smart-aleck charm and his piercing, blue eyes.

Meryt’s plan to avoid personal drama flies out the window as she battles her feelings and her better judgment. Love may be within her reach, but she is perplexed by Rene’s odd behavior. Meryt isn’t the only one with secrets and hidden agendas.

When she is called to duty on a secret mission in Sudan, the adventure begins. Old secrets as well as lost ones come to light. Soon Meryt is catapulted down a mysterious path—a bloody path she may have traveled before.

As Meryt is caught in a race against time and unknown enemies, her world is turned upside down when she uncovers parallels between her life and that of ancient Nubian Queen Nitocris, who fought for her homeland and for a man she loved.

If Meryt can’t figure out her true mission and its relationship to ancient Egypt quickly, she will be doomed to relive the same bloody ending.


I was so intrigued by this book description that I had to know more about the author who combined mercenaries, medical research, vampires, interracial romance, and ancient Egyptian queens and then wrapped them up with a cover like this! Here’s what I’ve learned:

Shonda Brock is a southerner by blood and a northerner in her heart. She graduated from Bethune-Cookman College with a degree in Business Administration. Immediately after graduation, she joined the United States Army, and after her time with Uncle Sam, she started a new career in medical sales. From there, she found a man who introduced me to red wine and decided she had to marry him for that.

Shonda writes: “I find freedom from the chaos in writing. In writing, I can step into another world. No passports are required, no meetings to schedule, and definitely no expiration dates on the label. I can step into a world of ‘What If’s.’ With the help of a lovely lady named Christa Wojciechowski at Webbella.com, I run a website, and I try to release at least one fresh, new blog a month. When I’m not creating blogs, I’m finishing the final touches to the next installment of Eternal Traces. What more can I say? And what more can I ask? Please Stay Inspired . . .”

Shonda and her husband have four beautiful children and two large, drooling dogs.


In celebration of this new edition of Eternal Traces, Shonda is also giving away prizes: $20 Starbucks gift cards plus two copies of the new ebook! Learn more at her blog (there are several ways to increase your odds), and you can also enter here: https://www.facebook.com/eternaltraces/app_228910107186452.

Congratulations to Shonda, and you’ll have to excuse me now—I’m off to read the new edition of Eternal Traces.

Happy Reading,



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Candace Johnson is a professional freelance editor, proofreader, writer, ghostwriter, and writing coach who has worked with traditional publishers, self-published authors, and independent book packagers on nonfiction subjects ranging from memoirs to alternative medical treatments to self-help, and on fiction ranging from romance to paranormal. As an editorial specialist, Candace is passionate about offering her clients the opportunity to take their work to the next level. She believes in maintaining an author’s unique voice while helping him or her create and polish every sentence to make it the best it can be. Learn more here.

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