'the children or heirs of Vali'

Tales about men turning into wolves have been part of the lore of nearly every civilization. Accounts have sometimes been taken seriously and other times ridiculed as the ravings of madness. But nevertheless, there is a consistency that lends a certain believability to the tales. What if certain elements of the tales are true? You may never again doubt the dangerous reality of those not-so-mythic beasts once you have learned about the history of one such group.
The origins of the Valàfrn werewolves began with one man unfairly cursed. For only three days each moon cycle was Vali able to take human form. All the others were claimed by the wolf half of his heart. Vali accepted it as his burden until the time when the curse was passed onto his children. Only then did he pledge his honor to seek out a way that his children could live free. He succeeded far beyond his expectations. The children of Vali were born again as children cursed no more. Indeed they became children blessed. They were strong and wild. Centuries passed and they remained strong, but they were somewhat tamed as they learned about honor. With honor and strength they saw that they had a certain amount of duty to the other peoples of the nine realms. Courage to do what is right even in the face of many wrongs became their creed.
As time often does with a young people, the Valàfrn eventually developed territories, traditions and a means of governing themselves. The children divided into groups which they called clans and spread across the earth, blending among the other peoples, but never forgetting their own. They were a people of honor, strength and courage and they are among you.

Bear Clan ~ Eagle Clan ~ Flagan Clan ~ Fox Clan ~ Kodiak Clan ~ Lynx Clan
Snake Clan ~ Tiger Clan ~ Wolf Clan

Which is your favorite favorite clan? (Created by Romie and Mo of the Eagle Clan... So vote for us if you love pizza!)
The Bear Clan- led by a young leader they tend to be progressive and their members are encouraged to get involved with human society.
The Eagle Clan- have remained isolated from the quickly changing world until 1980 but are now determined to make up for lost time.
The Kodiak Clan - They are led by an ancient rogue who sees no point in cowering at the feet of mortals. He would much rather see the humans cower at his.
The Lynx Clan - or rather the three brothers that are all that remains of what was once a proud and prolific clan. These three are determined to regain their clan's painfully lost traditions.
The Tiger Clan - Their leader was unwilling to comment, but Jenna Silverclaw says he's an ass anyhow. If she represents her clan then it's safe to say they are petite and terrifying.
The Wolf Clan - The oldest clan and slow to change their traditions, the wolf clan still sails the high seas in search of riches to pilliage and maidens to plunder... (wonder if they take new members?)

Eagle Clan 1: Father of the Wolf
June 30, 2006 - Cobblestone Press - excerptbuy it here

Between a wolf and his woman awaits the love they have both been searching for but to reach it they must overcome doubt, fear and betrayal. After several hundred years of isolation Athair and his clan of Valafrn rejoin the American world in search of mates. As a veterinarian, Hope doubts her sanity when she discovers that the wolf who is hit by a car is actually the man of her dreams.

Father of the Wolf  won 3rd place in the the LERA Rebecca
contest, is an eCatromance Reviewers' Choice nominee, and
was #3 best seller (all genre) at fictionwise!

Father of the Wolf is going to be published in print in 2008!  "L. Shannon is a master at creating a mythical world and making it seem realistic"  "In FATHER OF THE WOLF Ms. Shannon writes a wonderful, heartwarming story of familial loyalty and unconditional love.  I fell in love with Athair, his brothers and his sons.  The magical powers of each family member piqued my imagination, and their struggles and determination had me eagerly turning the pages. " 4.5 ribbons~ Thanks Jolie!  "Author L. Shannon weaves an enticing romance caught somewhere between mythic legend and contemporary fantasy"  "Ms. Shannon brings the world of magic and Shape-shifters to life with her wonderful imaginative and descriptive writing."

Eagle Clan 2: Destiny
December 8, 2007 - Cobblestone Press - excerpt - buy it here - FREE Destiny desktop art!

Rath and Dàn travel to Niagara Falls searching for the truth about Dàn’s father. They find a playboy, sex demon, with all the answers but he expects them to jump through hoops to get them. Before they get the chance, Dàn is attacked by a secretive enemy and Rath is falling in love with a woman who needs him to protect her child from a terrorizing pedophile. There is still a chance it will work out, with the “help” of a troublesome Gypsy girl, a rogue werewolf and a would-be werewolf hunter…

Fallen Angel Reviews:  "a new and fascinating book to the Eagle Clan series." FIVE ANGELS!!
My Book Craving: "Ms. Shannon hasn't failed me yet.  She has that rare magic that captivates me and keeps me reading so I can discover the truths and adventures along with her main characters.  " FIVE FLOWERS! 
In the Library Reviews: "In Destiny, the second book in the Eagle Clan Series, danger and adventure abound. I was pulled into this story from the beginning and loved every minute of the ride until the end. Dàn is an intriguing character that had me feeling his emotions from the get-go, Rath is dangerous with a heart of gold, Destiny is fragile, but has a spine of pure steel, Grant is a totally loveable demon and Kita…I just love a kick-ass, smart-ass. This world that L. Shannon has brought to life is one that I'd love to live in…who could turn down a sexy werewolf or a gorgeous demon?" EIGHT GARGOYLES
Romance Reviews Today:  "Great characterizations and a twisted plot make this gripping story a must read."
Joyfully Reviewed: "Destiny is yet another exciting chapter into the world L. Shannon has created.  There is so much going on and so many intriguing characters"
ParaNormalRomance:  "If you are looking for a story of sweet love, of good triumphing over evil, this book is a good choice." 
Lynx Clan: Forgiven
not currently available

Kelly Greene has spent her adult life using her psychic abilities to protect the weak and defenseless, but this time she rescues a brainwashed, amnesiac, werewolf assassin. Can Kelly trust him to be the good man that her heart desires and her body craves, or will putting her faith in him risk all that she holds dear? Saxxon exists in a world of hate, but he dreams of another life, where he can be free of the cruel men, who use his magical powers to commit atrocities against humanity. A generous woman offers him the chance to make his dreams reality, if only he’s strong enough to overcome fear, addiction, and an enemy that will stop at nothing to reclaim their favorite assassin. How can he ask for love and acceptance, when he has been the tool for evil for so long? Will Kelly’s love prove to be a source of strength, or his most devastating weakness?

Dedication:A special thanks to my brother, Brian, who was drafted as my military weapons and ordinance advisor. Without you, I wouldn’t know the difference between an MP5 and an MP3. Thanks bro! Now, will you promise not to tear gas Mom any more?
Another thank you goes out to friend from the MP list, Valerie Bongards who helped me with the German used in this series. Any mistakes that may remain are surely mine, not hers.

Fallen Angel Reviews:  "Lynx Clan: Forgiven is an involved, satisfying read" 5 ANGELS!
Love Romances and More: "Oh, this reviewer had to give this book a resounding 5... just couldn’t stop reading until the end!!! "  FIVE HEARTS!
Romance Review Today:  "FORGIVEN is an exciting, fast paced read you will love."
Romance Junkies:   "I found LYNX CLAN: FORGIVEN to be a sharp, suspenseful, intriguing read." 
Love Romances and More: "Cobblestone Press has found a diamond in the rough with talented suspense author L. Shannon. " 
Valafrn: Forever Eden
August 2007 - Cobblestone Press - excerpt - buy it here

Life on the planet Raxis was a calm haven, filled with peace and balance, until one day the fiery crash of an alien space ship destroyed Adam’s temple and threatened all that he held dear. Little did he know, the galactic wars had finally come to their territory.

Now he has days to adjust to changes he’s never even considered as well as convince a space-faring, warrior woman to accept him as mate.

My Book Craving: "Ms. Shannon has proved herself to be damn good.  Her writing has that magical touch that pulls you in with the first sentence... All I can say is Ms. Shannon you rock baby!!"  FIVE FLOWERS! 
Love Romances and More: "L Shannon has brought her werewolves to outer space and it’s a wonderful ride to accompany Adam on his quest to protect his one true mate..." FIVE HEARTS!
Mystic Books: "The chemistry between them (Adam and Evelyn) is hot, hot, hot! L. Shannon also fills the pages with memorable secondary characters. In particular, Adam’s brother Josiah and Evelyn’s chip CS offer light, humorous moments that help make this book shine. FOREVER EDEN is a small book that packs a lot of punch" 4.5 moons!
Two Lips Reviews: "Forever Eden is a thrilling, fast-paced sci-fi adventure by an author that I hope to be reading a lot more of in the future. Immediately, I was pulled into this roller coaster ride of a story which has a frenetic pace that never lets up."  4 kisses! Thanks Misa!
Joyfully Reviewed: "Forever Eden is a Science Fiction foray into the world of L. Shannon’s Valafrn werewolves.  The story was fascinating, enjoyable, and I really liked Evelyn’s “partner”."  
Valafrn: The Emperor's New Fur Coat
2007 - - excerpt - buy it here

Chenzai will do anything to set her brothers free before the next full moon, but will offering her charms to the emperor be enough or will Shidibala betray her when she needs him most?

Valafrn: Lost Soul of the Wolf
June 2006 - Chippewa Publishing - excerpt - no longer available

Tryggvarin and Alice build a lasting friendship. He traveled to ease his time among the living. He searched for the meaning of life behind religion. He found a trusting young girl who became what he needed most, a friend. Tryggvarin is of the Eagle Clan of Valàfrn werewolves. He left his son with the clan and set out alone after his mate died. For two hundred years he wandered before finding Alice who helped him to understand that there was still a purpose for him. Alice faced the everyday world of nineteenth century England and overcomes the odds to share a friendship with a strange man that is not accepted by her family. Then she learns what he is...  "Tryggvarin is one of those characters that bring a melancholy longing to your heart. He's spellbinding. L. Shannon's writing of this character is nothing short of brilliant. "
Coffee Time Romance:   "L. Shannon has written a heart tugging tale of the power of friendship. Alice offers her unflinching faith in Tryggvarin, despite his true nature, while he offers her a soft place to fall when life turns hard. I was immediately drawn into the story and thought it sweet. The sadness displayed by Tryggvarin will touch the heart of many a reader. The touching conclusion left me wanting more."
The Romance Studio: "The Lost Soul of the Wolf by L. Shannon is an emotionally stirring story about friendship. There is a deep sense of sadness that is felt through the character of Tryggvarin." 
Origins: Vali's Curse
November 10, 2006 - Cobblestone Press - excerpt - buy it here
ISBN: 978-1-60088-069-8

Can he love her with both of his hearts? Can she accept the only life he is able to offer her?

The moment Vali ran naked from the woods, Deltinica was captivated by his wild nature, but he was so much more than she ever expected. He was filled with honor, strength and courage and he was a man cursed for a crime that wasn’t his own.  And she was a woman in love. She wasn't about to let his wolfish nature make him a stray forever.

Love Romances and More: "L Shannon has written a powerful story, full of emotion and feeling that thrilled this reader to the bottom of her toes.  Vali is a tortured hero and L Shannon has written this character so that the reader cannot help but fall in love with him.  Deltinica is a strong woman, a mult-dimensional character that L Shannon has filled with emotions.  The plot is engaging, well paced and will keep the reader turning the cyber pages.  The love scenes are sensuous, romantic and hot!  The reader will be drawn into the romance between these two lovers.  The reader will be surprised at the ending of this story, and will, along with this reviewer, hope that L Shannon has another book ready about these fascinating characters. "   5 HEARTS!
Two Lips Reviews: "Vali’s Curse is a bittersweet and emotion-filled story that will leave you thinking about it long after it’s over."  4.5 LIPS!
RRTErotic:  "L. Shannon's spin is crafted with care, the descriptions are vivid and the narrative flows well.  I am putting it on my keeper shelf."
Fallen Angel Reviews: "Ms. Shannon has once again woven a story that catches and holds the reader from the very beginning."  
Mystique Books:  "VALI'S CURSE is a lovely story of the healing properties of love."
Origins: A Spirit United
November 2, 2007 - Cobblestone Press - excerpt - buy it here
ISBN: 978-1-60088-186-2

When Odin bargains with Vali to break the wolf curse, he commands Vali to send a champion in his stead and take Freya’s handmaiden as a guide. Vulf suffers through the full moon when his body becomes weak and human, until he’s selected as his father’s champion on a quest he doesn’t believe in. Morna is expected to guide the beastly man on a hopeless quest. She fears all they will face but is even more terrified of the feelings Vulf awakens. Their quest hangs by a thread. Temptation rules the dark of night. Their desire may burn them alive...

Love Romances and More: "Oh this is a fabulous story that took hold of this reviewer, drew her into an adventure, held her and didn’t let go until the last word was read.  Ms. Shannon writes characters the reader can care for, a plot that twists and turns and captivating love scenes that sizzle and pop.  In this story, Vulf is mostly more wolf than man and Morna is a creature of the Gods.  They are a most unlikely couple, but love prevails.  Secondary characters give the story depth and at times a little humor.  This reviewer really liked Morna’s winged horse, Swift.  Ms. Shannon gives her readers value for money and a story that will stay with the reader.  Her stories are definitely keeper-shelf material  Ms. Shannon has a number of shapeshifter stories that this reviewer urges every die-hard fan to pick up, sit back and enjoy."   Thank you Valerie!  FIVE HEARTS!