My name is Shami (pronounced the like the car cloth [sha-me]) and I write books! My debut novel is a thriller, but I also write fantasy and science fiction. Hopefully you find something of mine you like!

Come on in and enjoy!


I was born in Utah, but grew up in California with my mother and little brother. After graduating high school, I went on to earn my BA in History from Stanislaus State, and then my Juris Doctorate from the Laurence Drivon School of Law.

My favorite novel as a child was Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. It opened my imagination to possibilities I had never considered, and to this day I can still remember the impact it had on me.

As an adult (albeit still a kid at heart) my favorite novel is Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. His take on a perfect world again opened my mind to possibilities I had never considered, and Jubal Harshaw is the fictional character I most aspire to be.

I love telling stories, playing video games, reading, and writing about myself in the third person. As an author, nothing gives me more pleasure than hearing others enjoyed my work, so here’s hoping you find something you enjoy!


Hey there!

These are all the novels I have published, upcoming, or contracted. If you want a sneak peek at novels I’m in the midst of writing, check out my blog, or drop me line!

Oh, I’m an active member of the International Thriller Writers Association.

Star Marque Rising



Release Date: February 19th, 2019

Publisher: Capital Station Books

Genres: Science-Fiction, Space Opera

The future is governed through a genetic hierarchy—superhumans at the top, humans and defects at the bottom. 

Clevon Demarco, a genetically modified human, has a cocksure attitude and the combat skills to back it up. With his unparalleled skills, he makes his living as a ruthless gunrunner on a shady space station near the edges of the quadrant. Stronger, faster, and wittier than most sad sacks, no one even comes close to Demarco’s abilities—until he crosses paths with the captain of the notorious Star Marque, Endellion Voight.

Captain Voight arrests Demarco and offers him a choice: go to a prison planet for his crimes, or join her starship, the Star Marque, working as mercenaries for the superhumans. But she didn’t pick him at random. She has a plan to become a planet governor; a title no human has held since the superhumans won the war. It doesn’t matter the cost—assassinations, extortion, blackmail—she’s determined to claw her way to the top.

All Captain Voight needs is Demarco’s help to carry out her machinations, and she’ll give him everything he’s ever wanted in return.

A fast-paced space opera for those who enjoy Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds, or anything by Robert A. Heinlein.  


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Star-Marque-Rising-Shami-Stovall-ebook/dp/B07L6V417H

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/star-marque-rising-shami-stovall/1129994478

Apple iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/star-marque-rising/id1446100011?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/star-marque-rising



Ethereal Squadron

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Release Date: December 26th 2018

Publisher: TCK Publishing

Genres: Fantasy, Historical


It’s 1916, and the world is on fire.

The Great War has already consumed much of the globe, but a second, secret war between sorcerers threatens to crack it in two. The ruling families of Germany and Austria-Hungary, those with the chill of magic in their blood, will stop at nothing in their quest for power, and they’ve drawn the entire world into a bloody war because of it.

But Florence Cavell—codename Geist—means to stop them. She had to defy her family, cut her hair, and disguise herself as a man to join the legendary Ethereal Squadron: a joint US-UK division of the allied powers’ mightiest sorcerers. Armed with her powerful specter sorcery, which allows her to “ghost” through bullets and barbed wire alike, Geist fights a tireless battle to end the war once and for all.

But then the Germans unleash the Grave-Maker Gas, a concoction so deadly it destroys everything it touches and transforms even the strongest sorcerers into terrible monsters. Even her ghostly magic can’t resist the gas’s corrosive power, and it costs Geist everything she loves—her team, her friends, even the use of an arm.

This is the new weapon that could end the war—and give the Germans the world.

Now Geist must risk it all to lead a new team deep into hostile territory to discover the source of this terrifying new technology before the enemy sets it loose upon the world. Will she be able to stop the Grave-Maker Gas before it’s too late…or will the secrets of her past finally catch up with her?

Amazon: http://geni.us/etherealsquadron


Vice City


Release Date: June 20th 2017

Publisher: DSP Publications

Genres: Thriller, M/M Romance

After twenty years as an enforcer for the Vice family mob, Nicholas Pierce shouldn’t bat an eye at seeing a guy get worked over and tossed in the river. But there’s something about the suspected police mole, Miles, that has Pierce second-guessing himself. The kid is just trying to look out for his brother any way he knows how, and the altruistic motive sparks an uncharacteristic act of mercy that involves Pierce taking Miles under his wing.

Miles wants to repay Pierce for saving his life. Pierce shouldn’t see him as anything but a convenient hookup… and he sure as hell shouldn’t get involved in Miles’s doomed quest to get his brother out of a rival street gang. He shouldn’t do a lot of things, but life on the streets isn’t about following the rules. Besides, he’s sick of being abused by the Vice family, especially Mr. Vice and his power-hungry goon of a son, who treats his underlings like playthings.

So Pierce does the absolute last thing he should do if he wants to keep breathing—he leaves the Vice family in the middle of a turf war.

DSP Publications: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/vice-city-by-sa-stovall-386-b

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vice-City-S-Stovall/dp/1635336635

Barns & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vice-city-sa-stovall/1126258617?ean=9781635336634

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34659796-vice-city

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/S_A_Stovall_Vice_City?id=s8I2DgAAQBAJ&hl=en


Vice Enforcer

(Vice City #2)


Release Date: April 3rd 2018

Publisher: DSP Publications

Genres: Thriller, M/M Romance

Holding on to a life worth living can be hard when the nightmares of the past come knocking.

Eight months ago, Nicholas Pierce, ex-mob enforcer, faked his death and assumed a new identity to escape sadistic mob boss Jeremy Vice. With no contacts outside the underworld, Pierce finds work with a washed-up PI. It’s an easy enough gig—until investigating a human trafficking ring drags him back to his old stomping grounds.

Miles Devonport, Pierce’s partner, is top of his class at the police academy while single-handedly holding his family together. But when one lieutenant questions Pierce’s past and his involvement in the investigation, Miles must put his future on the line to keep Pierce’s secrets.

The situation becomes dire when it’s discovered the traffickers have connections to the Vice family. The lives of everyone Pierce cares about are in danger—not least of all his own, if Jeremy Vice learns he’s back from the dead. Pierce and Miles face a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels—one that will gladly destroy them to keep operating. As Pierce uses every dirty trick he learned from organized crime to protect the new life he’s building, he realizes that no matter how hard he tries, he might never escape his past.

But he’s not going down without a fight.

DSP Publications: https://www.dsppublications.com/books/vice-enforcer-by-sa-stovall-447-b

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vice-Enforcer-City-Book-ebook/dp/B078JQJNF8



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