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Welcome to Carmen-Shea!

This is the website for Carmen-Shea Hepburn: author of the young adult, LGBT+ novels The Amanzimtoti Series.

Here you’ll find information on my current writing projects; including novel release information, free reads, promotions and giveaways.

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Goodreads Giveaway – July

Congratulations to Elizabeth who is this months Goodreads Giveaway winner, having beaten almost 1500 other people to claim a copy of the first Amanzimtoti series novel! Well done, Elizabeth, your copy ...
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WINNERS – Signed “The Ridge” Bookcards

Huge congrats go to... Andreja, Angie, Charlize, Hulttio, Kaitlin, Paul, Sandra, Shauna, Tara, & Teon for winning the signed bookcards, featuring "The Ridge" cover art!! And, because I've just received ...
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Goodreads Giveaway – June

Congratulations to Anastasia who is this months Goodreads Giveaway winner! I ran this giveaway a little longer than a month, and ended up with almost 1700 people enter to win a ...
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WINNER of the April Signed Paperback + Goodies…

And the winner is... Jade Congratulations! Jade will soon be receiving a signed copy of the first Amanzimtoti series novel, The Ridge, along with a selection of South African sweeties ...
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Introducing… “Tommy”, the contemporary romance I’ll be writing in May!

Last year I decided to use the month of May to make some serious headway in regards to the writing of my second novel. I had twenty-five completely uninterrupted days ...
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The Rough Draft: April Round Up

Well I'm kind of glad April's over and done with! This month saw the second novel in my Amanzimtoti series, Inyoni Rocks, launch which was equal parts nerve-wracking and that overwhelming feeling ...
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