Review! Winter’s Rising by Shannyn Leah


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Title: Winters Rising

Author: Shannyn Leah

Genre: Fantasy Time Travel Romance

Cover Designer: Samantha Majchrzak


Brea was born a Second, a lowly class of people in the Lexcon society. But she also bore the birthmark that destined her to marry a Gatekeeper, the “superheroes” of their world. Some called her destiny a great privilege. She called it doomed to a cage with no key.

Gatekeepers were born and raised to ensure time remained untainted and unchanged, but Brea saw them as overlords who looked down on her kind… on Seconds.

Forced to marry Gatekeeper Jax Winters, Brea vows not to complete the ritual bonding with him until she can talk with council about how Seconds are treated. She plans to use her newfound status to help the plight of those born like her.

But she never dreams of the twist her life will take, moving her into a higher position than she’d ever dreamed. Will she and Jax always be at odds, or will their hearts bond together as their souls already have? Will Brea change the future of Lexcon, or will she be forever doomed to live life in the dark?

Official Review!

(Reviewed by Cathy Stansell from Rochelle’s Reviews)

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review .

I have read all of the By the Lake series of Shannyn Leah’s books and have loved them all! Time travel books are not usually what I would chose to read but coming from her I knew I had to give it a try. I was not disappointed at I was actually amazed that I was into the book before I knew it.

Jax and Brea eventually become a beautiful loving couple. It does however take time to lead up to it. But I always enjoy a little playfulness first.

Brea is a strong and extremely stubborn in the beginning. I like a strong woman as the leading lady. She does not want to play buy the game at first. That is all I can say as not to reveal to much before you read this book.

Jax has a high place in this society but he is a humble man. He is a smokin’ hot alpha male that follows his heart. He is a patient man and he does not push Brea even though he is being presered to do so.

Shannyn Leah has delivered another well written book full of suspense, romance and its comical as well. This book has action packed into every chapter. Shannyn takes on a travel through time that will have you giggling and sitting on the edge of your seat to see what is going to happen. This book is intended to be a trilogy but can be read as a stand alone. I must say I have never been into sci-fi or timetravel but Shannyn you shocked me and I am ready to read the next one.

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About the Author

Shannyn Leah

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Contemporary romance author Shannyn Leah loves olives, lip gloss and reading (and writing) romance novels. Her love of words started at an early age and soon grew until, during her teenage years, she’d started writing her own novels. When her mom pushed to finally publish some of the stories, she quickly amassed two complete romance series (By The Lake and Caliendo Resort series) and, in 2016, released her first Fantasy Romance entitled The Gatekeepers (Part One of the Winters Rising series).
When she’s not writing contemporary romance books into the early hours of the morning, Shannyn can be found antiquing with her two favorite people, her momma and sister, in their picturesque London, Ontario hometown.

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About the Cover Designer


Samantha Majchrzak has been drawing since she was four when she completed her first “accomplished” drawing for her mom. She remembers her mom pinning it on the fridge and never wanting to miss out on that joy again. More importantly she didn’t want to lose the joy and happiness she had while creating her “masterpiece.”

After attending Pittsburgh Art Institute for Digital Media, she realized that digital media was not where her heart lay. She wanted to create thoughts into images with her own hands, instead. Now Samantha creates sketches and drawings, forming new worlds from her mind and on to the page.

Samantha’s latest artwork can be seen on the cover of Shannyn Leah’s novel, Winters Rising. She been delving into tattoo art as well and is excited for more freelance work. For more information about Samantha’s artwork, email her at

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