On August 11, 2015, Eliza Gayle’s Southern Shifters KindleWorld will officially launch. Authors will be able to write, upload and sell their original stories written within the Southern Shifters Kindle Worlds guidelines and readers get to enjoy even more Southern Shifters stories contributed by some of their favorite authors or by writers who are new to them.

The all-star line-up of #SouthernShiftersKW launch authors includes: Selena BlakeDee CarneyMina CarterVella DayMichelle FoxYvette HinesCelia KyleEllis LeighHeather LongErika MastenLissa MatthewsT.J. MichaelsRuby Shae, and Brandy Walker.


To answer that we first must discuss the concept of FAN FICTION, which is the tradition of fans (of television, comics, and literature) penning their own stories in their favorite fictional worlds. They write for their own satisfaction and to share their words with fellow fans of the worlds in which they are writing, on their blog or on dedicated fan fiction websites. The most famous fan fiction story is of course by E.L. James who originally wrote 50 Shades of Grey as fan fiction of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series.  As the cycle continues, fans of James’s 50 Shades now write their own stories. The Big Bang Theory TV show might offer the most amusing example of fan fic in the episode “The Troll Manifestation” where Amy writes Little House on the Prairie fan fiction starring her as the 19th Century heroine “Amelia” and Sheldon as a time traveling physicist from the future.

KindleWorldsLogoAmazon’s innovation, KINDLE WORLDS, entered the fan fiction scene in 2013 as a way for both the creators of the worlds that inspire fan fiction as well as those writing that fan fiction to make their original stories widely available to the reading public easily, legally, and for profit. Kindle Worlds began by licensing popular worlds such as Pretty Little LiarsThe Vampire Diaries, and Gossip Girl. In June of 2014, Kindle Worlds dove into the Romance Genre with the addition of worlds by, among others, Bella Andre, Barbara Freethy,  H.M. Ward and Cat Johnson. Now, Kindle Words is growing again, launching new worlds in many genres, including a Kindle World for Eliza Gayle’s Southern ShifterSeries.


Who, what, where, when? August 11, 2015 is the official Southern Shifters Kindle World launch date and the date when the new stories written by the contributing authors will be available for purchase on Kindleworlds.amazon.com.
But no need to wait, because the fun starts now!

Chat with the contributing authors and fellow readers on the Southern Shifters Kindle Worlds FACEBOOK GROUP. There you will also find cover reveals and teasers.

Join the Southern Shifters Kindle Worlds Public Launch FB EVENT. There might even be a contest or two!

Follow the Southern Shifters Kindle Worlds PINTEREST BOARD for behind the scenes peeks into the series and the World.

Search #SouthernShiftersKW on TWITTER for the latest Southern Shifters Kindle Worlds news.

And most importantly, join me in welcoming all of the launch authors who agreed to pioneer this new endeavor. They will be taking the brave step of writing their own characters into the Southern Shifters World in never-before-seen stories including some series crossover novellas.

If the Southern Shifters Series is new to you, you can catch up with it now. For fans of the original Southern Shifters stories who are interested in the future of the series, not to worry! Yes, there are more of Eliza’s Southern Shifters series stories coming soon.



All stories written within Kindle Worlds are exclusive to Amazon and offered for sale in Kindle format at https://kindleworlds.amazon.com/.

International Amazon customers are able to make purchases through the Kindle Worlds Amazon.com site.

A Kindle device is not required to buy or read. Kindle formatted titles can be read on the free Kindle reading app on computers operating on various platforms, and on iOS or Android tablets and smartphones. Learn how here.

Interested in learning more about the Southern Shifters Kindle Worlds program, including how you can become a Kindle World contributing author? Visit elizagayle.net on August 11th for more details!