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People frequently ask me if I’ve always been a writer and I say yes… and no. by @McKennaDeanFic | Bishop Takes Knight Book Tour and $20 Amazon GC / eBook #Giveaway | #ParanormalRomance

Bishop Takes Knight by McKenna Dean is on virtual book tour. The paranormal romance stops at Readeropolis with an author guest...

Bishop Takes Knight by McKenna Dean is on virtual book tour.

The paranormal romance stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card or an ebook of reader’s choice from backlist (1 winner each) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

People frequently ask me if I’ve always been a writer and I say yes… and no.
See, I’ve always been a storyteller. When I was quite small, I sometimes found myself turning off the television because the episode I was watching was too intense—and then I made up my own ending to the show. When I was eight, I had a grubby spiral notebook I carried with me everywhere, in which I wrote a running serial about a group of horse-crazy girls who solved mysteries. It was so popular that I had a waiting list of fellow third-grade readers. I wrote fanfiction without knowing what was—terrible self-insert stories in which I was the worst Mary Sue of them all—always coming to the rescue.
And then, all the sudden, I quit.
There weren’t any writers in my family. We were doctors, nurses, teachers, and preachers. When I graduated from high school, I decided it was time to grow up and put aside the ‘childish’ writing. If my life had less joy in it, well, wasn't that what it meant to be a grown-up? I shut the door on my creative side, and focused on my career. From time to time I wrote a short story or poetry, but it was like taking a sip of water when crossing a bleak desert.
It wasn’t until many years later, when I discovered online fanfiction archives for a favorite show, that I really began writing again. It was a bit like finding the door to an abandoned, secret garden. There was life inside, but running wild and choked out with weeds. I was so enamored with fanfiction, however, that I didn’t care. The words poured out of me, and gradually the garden began to take shape. The original design became apparent again.
The TV show got canceled, and fandom moved on. I enjoyed other television shows but there were none I really wanted to write about. So many people kept telling me I should write original stories that I finally submitted one to a publisher. To my utter surprise, it was accepted.
These days I tend to mostly self-publish. I don’t write as fast as I wish, and being an indie publisher works better with my schedule for the most part. I’m not quite at the point where I can quit the day job and write full time, but that’s the dream.
And yes, I’ve always been a writer.

Bishop Takes Knight
Redclaw Origins Book 1
by McKenna Dean
Genre: Paranormal Romance 

New York, 1955. Former socialite Henrietta ("Rhett") Bishop, destitute after her father gambles away the family fortune, takes a job at Redclaw Security. But Redclaw is no ordinary operation. Part detective firm and part enforcement agency, Redclaw regulates matters involving the growing population of shifters who have emerged since the onset of the nuclear age.

Peter Knight is a nuclear scientist shattered by the death of his wife. Blacklisted by the government and scientific organizations, he drowns his sorrows while searching for the people behind his wife's murder.

When Rhett is assigned to recruit Knight, their meeting is more than either bargained for—a rival organization will do anything to secure Knight for themselves. Following a lead to locate a missing cache of alien technology stolen from Redclaw, Rhett is thrown back into her previous glittering life with Knight as her pretend boyfriend. But when someone from the past turns up to start a bidding war on the artifacts, Bishop and Knight wind up in a fight for their very lives.

McKenna Dean has been an actress, a vet tech, a singer, a teacher, a biologist, and a dog trainer. She’s worked in a genetics lab, at the stockyard, behind the scenes as a props manager, and at a pizza parlor slinging dough. Finally she realized all these jobs were just a preparation for what she really wanted to be: a writer.

She lives on a small farm in North Carolina with her family, as well as the assorted dogs, cats, and various livestock.

She likes putting her characters in hot water to see how strong they are. Like tea bags, only sexier.

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!


  1. It is a nice cover. Good luck with the tour!

  2. The cover looks great. I love it

  3. I have read Snowfall. I saw on Goodreads that McKenna Dean has a series. I want to get those and read them.

  4. The cover is very mysterious, makes me want to know more

  5. I like the cover, it's classy & intriguing.

  6. This sounds like a thrilling read. Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details. I have enjoyed reading about you and your work

  7. I think the cover looks awesome. It makes me want to know more.


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