Monday, December 27, 2010

Clash of the Titles & Shannon Vannatter

Clash of the Titles, Where Authors Compete and Readers Judge

The literary website, Clash of the Titles, launched with a bang, and has increased in momentum ever since. They’ve had phenomenal authors, from historical romance writer, Lena Nelson Dooley to fantasy writer extraordinaire, Janalyn Voigt. Today Jennifer Slattery, Marketing Representative for Clash of the Titles, will highlight six COTT participants.
Shannon Taylor Vannatter was one of our first competitors and all of us at COTT applaud her support and courage. Her novel,White Doves, competed in the Best Opening Hook category on October 18th-22nd.

“I enjoyed being on COTT because I think it’s a unique way of introducing readers to new authors,” Shannon said. “And I love unique, focused blogs. I loved getting reader feedback and the experience made me pay even more attention to the opening of my books.”

Her opening was unique. “I had fun writing the opening of White Doves,” she said, “because it was a role reversal of the heroine checking out the hero for a change.”

Readers loved Shannon, and her competing novel, White Doves, as well! “I already want to see if anything develops between Laken and Hayden,” said one intrigued reader.

As did we! Laken Kroft, the heroine of White Doves, left home eight years ago and never looked back. Who knew when she applied for the promotion to postmaster that she’d end up in Romance, Arkansas, and move closer to her parents and the local gossip maven? But then she meets the dashing Hayden Winters who has his hands full raising his paraplegic nephew, Brady, and wrestling guilt over having caused the child’s injury. When the boy’s father, Laken’s brother, turns up, and starts talking custody, Laken’s influence is Hayden’s only hope. But who’s side is she really on? Will there mutual bond with the seven year old boy be enough to draw them closer or rip them apart?

I’m not telling! You’re going to have to read the book for yourself! Find out more about White Doves, Shannon, and read a few real life romance stories at

Jennifer Slattery is a freelance writer, columnist, novelist and the marketing representative for Clash of the Titles. In 2009 she won first place in the HAWCN writing contest, book category and in 2010 she placed second in the Dixie Kane and fourth in the Golden Pen, Inspirational category for both. She has a weekly marriage column on the Reflections in Hindsight website and has been published in numerous other publications. You can find out more about her and her writing at


  1. Would love to win a copy of the book! I'm a subscriber.

    dancealert at aol dot com

  2. would love to own a copy of this.

  3. This book sounds great and I would love to read it!


  4. I am very intrigued by the trilogy of White Roses, White Doves, and White Pearls by Shannon Taylor Vannatter's website. I am putting these books titles on my TBR list and would love to win WHITE DOVES, but will try to read WHITE ROSES first.

  5. I love reading these short stories....they are always good light reading! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

  6. This sounds like a very interesting book and I would love to read it.


  7. I loved White Roses and really like to read White Doves. Shannon is a wonderful writer.


  8. Hi Brenda,
    Thanks for stopping by.

    I love that handle.

    I hope you get your hands on it one way or the other and enjoy it.

    So glad my series intrigues you.

    Like you, I read to relax. I like to worry about the characters and look forward to a nice satisfying conclusion.

  9. I've not read anything of hers, but it sounds an intriguing story.
    sdeeth at msn dot com

  10. I love the cover! I would love to read the book. Please enter me, thank you and Happy Holidays!


  11. Looks like a great read! Please enter me.


  12. Jo,
    I'm really glad it interests you. That's one of the writers biggest tasks is grabbing the interest of readers.

    Thanks so much for the compliment. I hope you like the other books in the series as well.

    Intriguing. Now that's a compliment. Thanks!

    I was really glad the cover artist incorporated the waterfall since The Romance Waterfalls is in each book.

  13. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance! i am adding the sites to my Blogging for Books site!

  14. love to be included in this giveaway. thanks.
    I'm a subscriber.
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  15. My grandmother was a postmaster when she homesteaded in Pierre, South Dakota. Besides the interesting story, my grandmother's experience makes me want to read this book.

  16. Shannon is special to me. Not only is she a very talented author and a very sweet person, It was on her site that I won the first book I won, which was White Roses. I've been looking forward to reading White Doves and now...White Pearls. What a trilogy!. I had better catch up to winning White Pearls by reading White Doves. Thank you for this great giveaway and for the chance to win it. I hope I win!

    Blessings Galore,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  17. Judylynn,
    Thanks for the vote of confidence.

    I love giving readers the chance at free books.

    apple blossom,
    Great to see you again.

    I had fun writing the book. Especially with making the heroine the hero's boss. I spent a few hours at the PO in Romance seeing how things work and several hours on the phone with various postmasters. I hope I got the details right.

    Hi Barb,
    Thanks for following me around the web. Hope you had a great Christmas.

  18. I appreciate K Dawn for hosting me on her blog and I'm honored to be in such great company as the other COTT veterans in this feature.

    Congratulations Rebecca aka rbooth43, you won the drawing for White Doves.

    Thanks everyone who took time to check out the interview and I appreciate all the comments. Readers keep writers working.