It’s Here! #CoverReveal of Guardians of the Lost Lands #YA #Fantasy

It’s here!

I am beyond excited to share the cover for my new release, Guardians of the Lost Lands, the third and final book in my Guardians young adult trilogy.


The book launches on Friday 11th November and will be available as eBook and paperback.

I’ve loved every second of writing these books. Amber, Connor, and Redka have become a huge part of my life, and although I’ll be sad to see them go, they’ll always hold a very special place in my heart. I’ve been able to explore so many elements with these characters, incorporating many of my ‘day job’ skills such as meditation, energy healing, and my love of dragons! Continue reading “It’s Here! #CoverReveal of Guardians of the Lost Lands #YA #Fantasy”

#FridayBookShare Guardians of the Dead by S L Wilson #IndiePrideDay #YA

Friday Book Share

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With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so I’ve created a Friday Book Share game to help search for that ideal novel.

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare Continue reading “#FridayBookShare Guardians of the Dead by S L Wilson #IndiePrideDay #YA”

Happy Release Day – Guardians of the Sky #YA #Fantasy by S L Wilson

I’d be interested to know if every writer feels this way, but when I release a new book I have a giddy moment of hysteria followed by a desire to shovel copious amounts of cake!  Giving up alcohol two years ago put the kibosh on swigging a gallon of celebratory bubbles, but a large mug of Tetley tea certainly helps the cake crumbs to digest.


Guardians of the Sky is the second book in my young adult trilogy and follows our heroine, Amber Noble, as she helps a fae queen to reclaim her throne from an evil force.

I loved writing Amber’s character as she is so similar to me in her desire to keep her family close and her friends safe.  Her sassy and feisty nature remind me of my daughter, so there are overlapping elements of both of us in her.

In book one, Amber discovers she is supernatural and finds a way to cope with her blossoming powers.  As we continue her adventure in book two, Amber is growing into those powers but still struggles to make decisions that affect her head and heart.  It’s a classic coming of age story, with a handsome love interest, developing friendships, and tough choices.  Our teenagers face these topics on a daily basis.  Okay, so they might not have to battle an evil General or run from a lava hog eating demon, but double science followed by maths is roughly the same on the stress scale in my opinion! Continue reading “Happy Release Day – Guardians of the Sky #YA #Fantasy by S L Wilson”

Cover Reveal – Guardians of the Sky by @ShelleyWilson72 #YA #Fantasy

I am so happy to share the cover reveal for Guardians of the Sky, the second book in my Guardian Series.  Due for release on Friday 22nd January 2016 and available as eBook and paperback via Amazon.


Blurb for Guardians of the Sky (book two)

Can one girl sacrifice herself to save the one she loves…

Following their daring escape from the demon realm, Amber and her friends become caught up in a war between good and evil.  They must join forces with the Queen’s warriors to overthrow a malevolent force that has spread across Avaveil, the land of the Fae.

Her powers grow, Amber is faced with the real possibility that she is a danger to the ones she loves.  Her full strength is yet to be tested in a way she can’t comprehend.

Dragons, faeries and humans stand side-by-side as they are drawn into a battle of cunning, magic and surprising revelations.  Can Amber survive long enough to see her dreams fulfilled? Continue reading “Cover Reveal – Guardians of the Sky by @ShelleyWilson72 #YA #Fantasy”

Reader’s Spot – Meet Gloria, a fan of #Mystery and #Humour Novels

Here on the ‘Reader’s Spot’ I share the bookish love of our readers, from young adult to romance, chick-lit to murder mystery.  Whether you are a reader looking for new books, or a writer wondering what your readers want, I hope you find this series enjoyable.

Next up to the Reader’s Spot is holistic therapy tutor, Gloria.

Reader's Spot Gloria

  1. What genre do you enjoy reading?

I enjoy several different genres. It depends on my mood and the time of year. I like fun and humour during the summer months and I’m inclined to veer towards stories of mystery & suspense coming into the dark winter evenings. I love to be kept guessing and to be thrown off with unexpected twists and turns. This is what keeps me glued to a book. Although I don’t read romantic novels as often as I did in my younger years, I do like when a story includes a little bit of romance. I also enjoy some contemporary fiction. I never read young adult fantasy because I’m definitely not a young adult, but I did read Guardians of the Dead to support Shelley. I really enjoyed it and I will of course read the sequel. [Aww, thanks, Gloria x]

  1. Do you have a favourite author in this genre?

Continue reading “Reader’s Spot – Meet Gloria, a fan of #Mystery and #Humour Novels”

Have Fun With Your Research #amwriting


The beauty of writing fantasy is that the majority of it comes from deep within my soul.  Demons, realms and objects of sorcery are all figments of my warped imagination. There are no limits to what the mind can conjure.


When it comes to witchcraft and spells, or herbs and lotions, even battles and weaponry, then I need to turn to research materials. As I’m sure many of my writer friends will confess, research can be distracting. It is, therefore, better to write as much as you can and return to fill in the blanks later.

As I write for a teen audience, I often include facts or tips within my stories. I am a trained crystal healer and use gem stones in a variety of ways. In my latest YA book, Guardians of the Dead, I integrated the chakras and was able to weave their meanings, benefits, and colour therapy into the story. Continue reading “Have Fun With Your Research #amwriting”

What influenced your writing?


We all have our favourite books, films and TV shows, and they can change dramatically as the years creep past. I was in the loft the other day, doing a spot of de-cluttering, and came across a box full of my childhood books. We’re talking about, Danny the Champion of the World, Famous Five and my Sweet Dreams books. They were dog-eared, faded, but well loved, and I could remember every character, twist and turn as I looked at the covers.

The next box I came across was full of VHS tapes (it’s clearly been a while since I de-cluttered that part of the loft!). Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Friends videos that I had nearly worn out because I watched them over and over.

It got me thinking about the kind of books I love today, and the shows I enjoy watching. I began to wonder how my likes (and dislikes) have influenced the kind of person and writer I am. I thought it would be fun to share this, and maybe tempt you to look back over your favourites. Continue reading “What influenced your writing?”