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Minutes Before Sunset Release Party ! ! !

Website Update:

7 p.m. Book Mavern’s Picks featured “Minutes Before Sunset” today. Special thanks Jhobell Kristyl, book reviewer and blogger. Click here to read.  

10 a.m.: ShannonAThompson.com has hit over 7,000 followers 😀 Thank you all for the tremendous support! 

After years of writing and reading, and being on ShannonAThompson.com for eight months, I am so excited that we are finally here! It’s absolutely breathtaking seeing my novel up on the internet, because I can finally share it, and I’ve been looking forward to it for so long :] Again, and I say this all of the time because I mean it, thank you for supporting me along this journey.

Published by AEC Stellar Publishing, Minutes Before Sunset is now available as an e-book for $6.99 (And there’s a 20% discount for the first week of sales! (It expires at midnight on 5/7/2013.) Just click here (or go to Smashwords) and use the discount code DM42Z. Please help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter 😀 I’d really appreciate it! And don’t forget there’s a surprise for you all (Yes, you all!) in my acknowledgements page. 

Here are other places you can buy Minutes Before Sunset:

Amazon: Kindle

Smashwords includes links for Kindle, ePub (Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, and most e-reading apps including Stanza, Aldiko, Adobe Digital Editions, others), PDF, RTF, LRF, Palm Doc, Plain Text Download, and Plain Text View.

I’ll be adding links periodically as I receive them ! But in case you’re just now coming to my site: I’ve added the Shan-002synopsis, the cover, and the first chapter below:

She was undoubtedly a shade, but I didn’t know her.

Eric Welborn isn’t completely human, but he isn’t the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. In the middle of the night, Eric meets a nameless shade, and she’s powerful—too powerful—and his beliefs are altered. The Dark has lied to him, and he’s determined to figure out exactly what lies were told, even if the secrets protect his survival.

He had gotten so close to me—and I couldn’t move—I couldn’t get away.

Jessica Taylor moves to Hayworth, and her only goal is to find more information on her deceased biological family. Her adoptive parents agree to help on one condition: perfect grades. And Jessica is distraught when she’s assigned as Eric’s class partner. He won’t help, let alone talk to her, but she’s determined to change him—even if it means revealing everything he’s strived to hide.

 The first chapter (for free) click this link: First Chapter Preview

And excited things have happened! I’ve received another author review:

“Creative and well written, ‘Minutes Before Sunset’ keeps the reader intrigued and anxious for the sequel. Love it!” – T.L. McCown, author of Shifting Sands.

While this was happening, I also did another interview with upcoming author, Amber Skye Forbes, and that can be read by clicking here.

It’s official. I’m dancing around the room with my fat cat, Bogart. He’s excited. (I can tell by his lack of begging for food.) I’ll be close to the computer (as usual but even more so) this week, so don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail or ask a question in the comments section. I’ll get back to you right away! If you’re interested in an interview or planning on reviewing Minutes Before Sunset, let me know! I will link them to all of my websites!

In the mean time, I hope you’re enjoying reading Minutes Before Sunset as much as I enjoyed writing it for everyone! 


See? We're dance-hugging :]
See? We’re dance-hugging :]

62 thoughts on “Minutes Before Sunset Release Party ! ! !

  1. congratulations!!! so pleased for you! I’ve bought the ebook from amazon Uk, looking forward to reading it on my holiday in a couple of weeks! xxx

  2. Congratulations Shannon! I would love to do an interview (it’s just 7 questions) with you for my blog to help spread the word. If you’re interested, let me know. 🙂

      1. Just sent you the interview questions Shannon.

        Look out for it, it might be in the junk folder (my emails always end up there for some reason lol)

        Thanks! 🙂

  3. Congratulations!!! I can only imagine how excited you must be. I’m not a fan of e-books yet, I’m still too attached to the paper and ink versions, but I’ve got my copy and I’m looking forward to reading Minutes Before Sunset soon! Cheers

    1. I’m glad! Thank you for supporting me despite the lack of paperback (although there will be a paperback release in a few weeks!) Let me know what you think, and I will surely link the review back to my websites. I appreciate the support immensely 😀

  4. Congratulations with your new book. The excerpt I read is compelling me to read more. A few months ago I got with WordPress. It has been very cool as I have begun to meet new people with different styles and methods of writing.And the over all positive atmosphere where people are actually doing. Passions for writing in action.

    I guess I could say in one sense of the word I’ve always been a writer.. What I mean by in one sense of the word, in all my writing has been Journal. All my thought, experiences, ups and downs. Experiments with different genre. I have boxes and boxes of my written journals.. And never sharing it with anyone. I guess not thinking it was worth anyone reading. With the internet and blogging I have started to share tidbits. With positive reaction. I know my next step is bigger piece of writing. I know it’s common, but it a little bit overwhelming thinking of putting enough words together and then it being worthy to publish that others might read it. wow.

    I am encouraged when I see other succeed. Anyway, congratulations and hope to be reading more from you.

    1. Nikgee,

      Thank you for the congratulations! I really appreciate your encouraging words, and your personal story with writing. It’s always interesting to me to hear how a person becomes a writer and then decides to pursue it passionately and with direction. (And journaling is so important!)

      I wish you the best of luck with your journaling and bigger piece within writing. Sounds like you should attempt a memoir or personal essays within nonfiction.

      Thank you again. I look forward to continuing to chat about writing


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