#SATurday: The Timely Death Trilogy Prequel and Contest

13 Jun

The Timely Death Trilogy Prequel and Contest

There’s so much I want to do as an author. I want to talk to readers more and travel more. (Something I talked about last Saturday.) But I also want to give YOU more. For instance, Take Me Tomorrow was the first book in The Tomo Trilogy, and now that series has been quite frozen . . . Literally. It isn’t for sale, and it probably won’t come back for a while. And I apologize deeply for that. If I had known that my publisher at the time was going to close down, I would’ve released the last book of The Timely Death Trilogy instead. That way, you all didn’t get a glimpse into the world of tomo without being able to continue with Sophia Gray’s journey through it. That being said, this is often out of the author’s control. One day though, I promise to return to that trilogy. While it is written, I don’t feel confident enough to release it on my own. I also don’t have the time to dedicate what I would need in order to release it on my own. For those of you wondering why I don’t have it up for sale, I have decided to take it down solely on the fact that the other two books will not be available any time soon. I do not want a reader to waste their time by investing in a story that cannot continue yet. There was also a lot of confusion on it being a standalone, so it will be waiting for the day it can return. Only tomo users know for sure. ::wink::

Because of what happened, I’ve also learned a lot from what I did by publishing two different series at the same time, so for a while, I’ll focus on one series at a time. Right now, that is The Timely Death Trilogy. That being said, a few months back, I admitted that I have a prequel for The Timely Death Trilogy.


Yes. A prequel. I’m sure that’s why most of you clicked on this article, so that’s what I want to talk about. The prequel mainly covers Jim Welborn and Kim Smith (Eric’s parents) as they meet and grow up. I would love to share this with you all, and I’m seriously considering releasing it for free via Wattpad. This would mean that it would be completely free, but it wouldn’t be professionally edited. I can’t guarantee that it would be posted on a regular basis (ex. One chapter every Wednesday), but I can guarantee that I will try my hardest to post a chapter every so often. That being said, I am rewriting November Snow right now, so I need to focus on that first and foremost, but I can make time to release the prequel on Wattpad if you want it. This is up to you, really, truly. (Basically, if you want this, let me know by commenting, emailing, or flashing a cat sign against the clouds via spotlight.)

A full disclosure of the prequel’s content would include the fact that the prequel would be VERY different than The Timely Death Trilogy. Keep in mind that the shelter does not exist, the prophecy is not happening yet, and, at least in the beginning, many of the favorite older characters do not exist in the past (Luthicer being the main one.) Also, there might be a few spoilers to The Timely Death Trilogy in the prequel, so I will be putting a warning with the material. Here is the synopsis:

Welcome to the world of the Dark.

When eighteen-year-old James Welborn drops out of college, he’s both relieved and frustrated. While his parents want him to concentrate on what’s important—being human—James Welborn would rather focus on his paranormal side, the Dark side. He’s one of the best warriors in history, according to his tutor, but according to his parents, the Dark is just an easy way to get killed. And that’s it. They want nothing to do with it, and James wants everything to do with it.

The powers have only returned within the past generation, and while some see it as a promise for the descendants to be born, James sees it as an opportunity to succeed. When an elder calls him into the library, Welborn is expecting to be reprimanded for failing his human studies. But then the girl is called out. She’s fourteen. Her Dark name is Evaline. Her human name is Kimberly Smith. And when James is asked to protect her, both of his worlds—human and Dark—are closer than he thought. And a lot more dangerous.

Please comment and let me know!

I could use your input and help. (Even if there is something you would like to see in the prequel, let me know!)

Have a great weekend,


P.S. As we approach the release of Minutes Before Sunset you can expect an array of prizes! This signed bookmark is for this week! To be entered once, tweet to me @ShanAshleeT23 with the hashtag #TheDarkisComing. You’ll be entered to win twice if you tell me what you think about the prequel in the comments below too, and you’ll be entered three times if you tell me on my Facebook post about this article too. ;] This is open internationally! (Also, don’t forget that there is a Goodreads Giveaway for three paperbacks going on until June 23.)


21 Responses to “#SATurday: The Timely Death Trilogy Prequel and Contest”

  1. Cristina June 13, 2015 at 2:05 am #

    Reblogged this on Crazy Beautiful and commented:
    Mhmhm…A Timely Death Trilogy Prequel ! Sign me up for that ! ♥

  2. Cristina June 13, 2015 at 2:47 am #

    You know you already have my full attention, so YES,I want that prequel. I’m curious – as a cat, I might add – to find out more about his parents. I am letting my bookworm and Dark side in your hands. I can’t wait to read it ! Have an awesome weekend, Shanny ! 🙂 ♥

    • Shannon A Thompson June 13, 2015 at 9:04 am #

      Thank you for reading and letting me know, Cris! I appreciate it. 😀

      • Cristina June 13, 2015 at 9:12 am #

        My pleasure,Shanny. I think I’ll “stalk” you on wattpad too ! 😀

      • Shannon A Thompson June 13, 2015 at 9:18 am #

        I plan on revamping it soon! Right now, it’s a little frozen, but it should be revamped soon, especially if enough readers want the prequel. :]

      • Cristina June 13, 2015 at 9:27 am #

        There will be a big line of readers wanting that prequel, trust me – and not just because it will be free, but because they love you and your books. 🙂 😀

      • Shannon A Thompson June 13, 2015 at 9:33 am #

        You’re so sweet! Thank you for the encouragement. 😀

  3. joysofbookworms June 13, 2015 at 5:10 am #

    *squeals* A prequel? COUNT ME IN!!! I’m super excited!!! (Unfortunately, I don’t have twitter or Facebook but oh well) I look forward to the day that you eventually decide to release the final two books in the Tomo trilogy! (Is that the official name?) Xx

    • Shannon A Thompson June 13, 2015 at 9:06 am #

      Thank you for letting me know! I really appreciate it. 😀 In regards to the The Tomo Trilogy, I still plan on releasing all three novels one day, but I don’t have any set dates, and the name isn’t set in stone. If it changes, though, I’ll be sure to let everyone know. :]

      • joysofbookworms June 13, 2015 at 9:49 am #

        No problem, I always look forward to anything you choose to put out! 🙂 Let’s hope that day comes sooner rather than later ^_^

      • Shannon A Thompson June 13, 2015 at 9:52 am #

        Yes! I’m hoping for that too. 😀

      • joysofbookworms June 13, 2015 at 9:53 am #


  4. photosfromtheloonybin June 13, 2015 at 6:06 am #

    Yes to a prequel!!

  5. Ensis June 13, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    Poppin’ new covers!
    You’ve probably covered this in an earlier post (I’ve been gone awhile), but which author did you use?
    Also, Trilogies are not something to be taken lightly–your choice to wait until you finish parts two and three sounds responsible to me.

    • Shannon A Thompson June 13, 2015 at 9:20 am #

      I’m glad you like the covers! Clean Teen Publishing did a fantastic job. I’m not sure what you mean by “which author did you use?” though. All three novels are finished and releasing this summer. :]

  6. Phoenix Rainez June 13, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    Hey Shannon yes yes yes and yes please a prequel on Wattpad would be fabulous please and thanks for considering to put it up on Wattpad.

    Love all the new covers, they are amazing.

    Can’t wait to read the prequel.

    • Shannon A Thompson June 13, 2015 at 10:01 am #

      Thank you for the great feedback! I truly appreciate the time you took to share your opinion. 😀

  7. oakley italia rivenditori June 22, 2015 at 3:52 am #

    There’s certainly a lot to know about this subject. I love all of the points you made.


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