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Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them.

Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning the election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote. Now, Daniel must unite with her before all hope is lost and bad bloods are eradicated, even if it means exposing secrets worse than death itself. United or not, a city will fight, rain will fall, and all will be threatened by star-crossed love and political corruption.

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When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle. After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona’s war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.

July Thunder (#3)

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Fourteen-year-old Violet has been called many things: a bad blood, a survivor, an immortal…now she has a new name—citizen. But adjusting to a lawful life is not easy, especially when she must live under the rule of the same officers who justified the killings of her flock only eight months earlier.
Segregation of bad bloods and humans is still in effect, and rebellious Violet steps into a school where she is not allowed. When the police get involved, things deteriorate quickly, sparking a new revolution at the wall separating the Highlands from the outskirts.
That’s when Caleb steps in. He might appear to be an average sixteen-year-old bad blood, but he has secrets, and Violet is determined to figure them out. Caleb knows who’s attacking the wall and why, but his true identity remains a mystery—and how he relates to Violet could shake the threatened city to its very core.
Together or not, a storm will form, a rally will start, and shocking truths will be revealed.

July Lightning (#4)

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Sixteen-year-old Caleb has been called many things: a patient, a musician, even a prostitute…now he has a new name—son. After his identity is uncovered, Caleb bands together with the family he once rejected in order to save the city of Vendona. But it won’t be easy. Enemies wait around every corner—and so do harsh realities. With Violet and Kuthun by his side though, nothing seems impossible. As Vendona sits on the verge of an economic collapse and a massive hurricane threatens the city, Violet and Caleb must show its citizens how to overcome decades of hostility and division to save themselves.

Standing or not, a sea will rage, a wall may fall, and all will depend on immortal pain and sacrifice.

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Minutes Before Sunset: book 1:

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CoverMinutes Before Sunset, Book 1 of The Timely Death Trilogy

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Two destinies. One death.

“Her kiss could kill us, and my consent signed our death certificates.”

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.

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.

SBScoverSeconds Before Sunrise, Book 2 of The Timely Death Trilogy

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Two nightmares. One memory.

“Chaos within destiny. It was the definition of our love.”

Eric has weeks before his final battle when he’s in an accident. Forced to face his human side, he knows he can’t survive if he fights alone. But he doesn’t want to surrender, even if he becomes the sacrifice for war.

Jessica’s memory isn’t the only thing she’s lost. Her desire to find her parents is gone and so is her confidence. But when fate leaves nightmares behind, she decides to find the boy she sees in them, even if it risks her sanity.

The sequel to the bestselling paranormal romance, Minutes Before Sunset.

DBDcoverDeath Before Daylight, Book 3 of The Timely Death Trilogy 

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Two eternities. One ending.

“Harmony would only come with destruction.”

The moment Eric and Jessica are reunited, they are torn apart. After the appearance of a new breed of shades and lights, the powers shift for the worse, and all three descendants find themselves face-to-face in the Light realm. When Darthon is in control, the last thing everyone expects is to finally hear the truth.

While Jessica learns the reason of her creation, Darthon’s identity is exposed to Eric—and only Eric—and Eric can no longer defend himself. With the eternities of the Light and the Dark resting on Jessica’s shoulders, she must choose who she will be—a light or a shade.

In the end, someone must die, and the end is near.

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89 Responses to “Novels”

  1. Rochelle Soetan September 30, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    Greetings Shannon!

  2. BABYBOOMER johanna van zanten October 19, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Hi Shannon,
    Thanks for following my blog. I take it you adopted a pen name, Ashlee Ironwood, for your first novel? What was your thinking around that if I may ask?
    I am not really a YA writer, but my next novel might be suitable for that audience. Would you be interested in getting a copy so you could give me some feedback?

    • Shannon Thompson October 19, 2012 at 10:19 am #

      I had to use a pen name at the time, because I was a minor and the publishing house didn’t want to risk anything.
      Contact me via my contact page, and I’d love to chat with you or get a copy of your novel for feedback.

    • savannahday January 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

      Hi Johanna, I am a new blogger and have found it most addicting! I created a pen name, Savannah Day as a way to keep my “real” life private, like I am, but still work my magic through my writing. I find it easier to lose myself and completely allow “fantasy” life to take over without ever worrying about what someone else thinks. Its my self-preservation I guess. Everyone is different. I guess if I ever become an overnight HUGE success, I will need to reveal myself, but until then, I prefer to use this picture of my younger self overlooking a city full of promise. I do proofreading and editing as well, something has to pay the bills, right? 🙂

  3. Rain E. Jobson October 24, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

    Thanks for following my blog. Rain

  4. reviewingonline November 24, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    Thank you soooo much fo following my blog! 😛
    I hope you like it!
    Also – your book sounds very good!

  5. 321irony December 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    You have an awesome blog! I look forward to reading your posts in the future 🙂 Also congratulations on getting published at 16! That is truly impressive. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

  6. libertyinthedesert December 8, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    I was scanning you blog and actually realised that you published a book at 16( congratulation a great achievement I must say). I am at that crossroad and thinking of publishing some of my work I have done several articles for newspapers as a 15 year old and a few when I turned 16 do you think it would be an easy task?
    thank you for also following me and best wishes on your blog 😀

  7. Deborah Owen December 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Impressive. I like your preview and wish you the best of luck in your writing. Thanks for liking When God and Santa Became Friends at Hope to hear more from you in the future. Merry Christmas! Deb

  8. The Tethered Worlds Author December 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    How long did it take you to write November Snow I wonder? You must have started it at 15. Amazing. My last book took quite a bit longer than one year if you include all the editing and other processes.

    • Shannon Thompson December 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

      I began writing it at 13, but I finished it at 15 as it was my first novel. It was published by a sponsor from a smaller publisher based in Iowa, but I am working on a new novel with a bigger publisher. November Snow took me the longest. One I did for personal fun took me two months, but it was entertainment for me so I wasn’t worried about taking my time.

  9. lindalochridge December 9, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Shannon, I found you when you began to follow my blog. Your life of writing fascinates me. I began to develop a passion for writing when my sixth grade teacher called me a “true writer” in front of the class. I got slammed in a creative writing class the following year and then didn’t pick it back up for quite awhile, but, like you, I breathe to write. Have a wonderful holiday!!

    • Shannon Thompson December 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

      I’m sorry you got slammed so harshly at such a young age, but I’m glad that you picked up your passion again.
      Thank you for sharing your story.

  10. bmackela December 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Thanks for following my blog, Bill’s Book Reviews. If you have a new novel out, you may see it reviewed.

  11. gonzojr December 26, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    Picking up a copy of November Snow for sure. It reminds me a lot of my next novel! It’ll hopefully help fine tune some of the dinner details with what I want the story to be! Thanks for checking or my blog, by the way. Give me a follow!

    • Shannon Thompson December 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

      I’m working on making it an E-Book as well, so check up on that, as it will save money.
      And I believe I am following you 😀

      • gonzojr December 26, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

        You are! Haha. I got the email saying so just as I posted the comment. As far as e-books go, I’d pay twice the price for a paper back. I hate off an electric device. Call me old fashion I guess!

      • Shannon Thompson December 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

        Ha! I’m the same way, so I understand.
        Feel free to order a copy; there’s a seller via Amazon that sells for 12.99 and under.
        If you can’t find one, email me via Contact, and I can find another one.

  12. il coda December 28, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    thanks a lot for following my blog shannon, whish u all the best for ur writing career!

  13. Karen Crumley, author December 28, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Thanks for the like and the follow! Your book sounds very interesting!

  14. lrtrovi December 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Shannon, First- Thanks for following my book blog “Frayed Dustjackets” – hope you enjoy the reviews. You have a very impressive profile already for a young writer. I’ve also scribbled out a YA novel and am moving towards self pub in order to break from the lit agent log jam and get out there. Best of luck! Lisa

  15. ltownsdin January 1, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Hi Shannon, your novel looks really interesting! Thanks so much for following my blog.

  16. writelindy January 11, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    Hi Shannon Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading your work.

  17. floridaborne January 17, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    It’s good for the soul to know there are successful authors so willing to help out struggling writers. When I first started a blog, it was frightening. I couldn’t imagine anyone would want to read what I was writing. Now, I can’t imagine life without a blog nor could I have imagined the sage advice and virtual friendships just waiting to be found.

    Thanks for dropping by and, as you passed through, pushing the “like” button.

  18. b00kreader January 20, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    Great teaser reading that on the back of a book would definitely make me open to page one. Congrats on so many accomplishments at such a young age. Best wishes in all your future endeavors.

  19. LFBR LLC January 22, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    I’m excited to read November Snow! ahhhh

    • Shannon Thompson January 22, 2013 at 10:50 am #

      Glad to hear 😀
      It’s available on Kindle and Paperback via Amazon, and you can get a signed (personalized) copy of “November Snow” as well.

  20. Charron's Chatter January 26, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    great cover art, and intriguing intro!

  21. Daniel Angel from Cape Cornwall January 27, 2013 at 4:14 am #

    Thank-you for liking and following my Journey
    Love will blossom, And some will fall
    I will enjoy reading your novels
    And wish you the very best in life
    Have a Beautiful Sunday
    ║║╔═╦╦╦═╗*. . *
    ║╚╣║║║║╩╣* Daniel angel from Cape Cornwall

  22. William Wolfe February 1, 2013 at 10:39 am #

    Hi Shannon, thanks for checking out my blog. I’ll definitely add November Snow to my to read list. Sounds great!

  23. firebrightyoga February 2, 2013 at 10:46 am #

    Hey Shannon- thanks for following my blog and for liking my post on Svadyaya (self-study). Namaste!

  24. minda webber February 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    !6 is awesome. Getting published. Your books look great. I’m going to get one. Thanks for the comments on Pride and Prejudice and Daughters Grimm. This was my sixth novel in the paranormal romance genre. Minda Webber

  25. Hakuna Matata February 8, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Wow I do feel privileged to be followed by a real life author! I am trying to write a novel for the first time. It’s a romantic fiction with heavy doses of diaspora. I am just beginning the couple of chapters so it’s still a long way to go what with a 9 to 5 leaving me exhausted by the time I get home. But I feel it’s never too late and I’m taking this step or never – I say to myself. I would love to have your input on this maiden journey. I understand that a novel has to have at least 80,000 words – is that right?

    All the best for your endeavours. I will get someone to get me a copy as I live in Nepal.

    • Shannon Thompson February 8, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

      Actually, most publishers won’t publish a first time author if their novel is over 80,000 words, but there are exceptions. Mine was 123,000. Anywhere between 50,000 and 80,000 is the norm for debut novels (depending on genre and what kind of literary agent and/or publisher you are going for.) Also, I’m unsure what the standards are for Nepal, so that could be different.
      I hope that helps.

      • Hakuna Matata February 9, 2013 at 5:25 am #

        Thanks for the helpful comments. I will target somewhere between 50 – 60K then. I haven’t thought about a publisher yet. English writing here is relatively new here. Guess I will keep in touch with you from time to time.

  26. A Girl Nicknamed Dee February 16, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    wow, This books sounds interesting. Definitely something I would read.

    And thank you for checking out my blog 🙂

  27. S.M. McEachern February 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Hi Shannon – thanks for following my blog! It’s always great to meet another author, especially one so accomplished. I’ll enjoy looking through your books.

  28. Linda Vernon February 16, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    Congratulations on your success Shannon. You must be a very talented writer to get published so young! How wonderful! 😀

  29. McGirl February 23, 2013 at 3:46 am #

    Thanks for stopping by You have a great blog here, I look forward to following it.

  30. Shawn Bailey February 26, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    Unless it’s just me, I think your Kindle link above is broke. I got a 404. Thanks for stopping by.

    • Shannon Thompson February 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

      I’m sorry. November Snow is no longer available on Kindle, because it’s contract doesn’t allow for it to be on Nook and Kindle at the same time. However, I will soon be posting a poll on an e-book I’m publishing. My readers get to decide whether it will be on Kindle or Nook. Be sure to check it out!

      • Shawn Bailey February 26, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

        Thanks. And will do.

  31. Janice Spina February 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Hi Shannon,
    Thanks for reading my blog. I wish you luck with your book. It sounds very different and intriguing. You are clever to put your book on e-reader version. That is becoming the way to go. Best of luck!

  32. mikerana March 3, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    I am glad that u follow me. My books A Citizen’s Manifesto 640 pages and 5th generation 500 pages deal with society and politics. My blog contains articles written with the purpose of obtaining international opinion on my thinking. Please do circulate / share my blog to others

  33. Sootopolis March 3, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Hi Shannon, thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Your novel looks interesting and definitely the kind of thing that appeals to me (I’m a big fan of science fiction, even more so if the setting is dystopian). I’d like to get the ebook and have devices enabling me to read in mobi and epub format. Since your novel isn’t on Kindle anymore, I’ll check out nook but I don’t know anything about it I’m afraid; will it let me read epub?
    Congratulations on getting published, btw, I hope you continue to have success with your writing 🙂

    • Shannon Thompson March 3, 2013 at 9:51 am #

      I’m afraid I don’t know how to work ePub, but if you find out, please let me know.
      Soon, I’ll be releasing an e-book, and it’s up to the readers to decide whether it’s on Kindle or NOOK, so look out for that 😀 Maybe your vote will bring it to Kindle.

      • Sootopolis March 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

        I have a program called Aldiko, which reads ePub, PDF and other formats, and I prefer it to Kindle because I find it’s a lot faster and has more customisable options. In the meantime I’ll go over and request a Kindle version at Amazon.

      • Shannon Thompson March 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

        Good information to know :] Thank you.

  34. Mary Mageau March 8, 2013 at 4:03 am #

    Thank you for following my blog, Shannon. I’ll visit yours too.

  35. Scott Johnson March 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Shannon … thanks for reading my blog. Good luck with your book! Blessings!

  36. cariwiese March 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Is there a Kindle form of November Snow? Thank you for following my blog!

    • Shannon Thompson March 15, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

      Unfortunately, no. Amazon won’t allow NOOK and Kindle at the same time, but I’m about to let you all vote which one my new novel (coming out in May) will be on. And if it’s Kindle, I might switch November Snow over once B&N has it available as paperback.
      I’ll keep you posted.

      • cariwiese March 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

        If you don’t mind my asking, why did you choose Nook over Kindle? I don’t have much experience with Nook, since I started with Kindle forever ago and didn’t want to lose all my stuff when Nook came out. I’m just curious, though I may one day have to make the choice myself.

        I’d love to read it. Maybe I’ll just purchase it from the Nook app on one of my devices to read in the meantime! Thanks!

      • Shannon Thompson March 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

        I did NOOK because Barnes & Noble sent me a contract to sell my paperback, and I wanted to thank them by being on their site. However, I may switch it back over when I release MBS if it’s voted into Kindle, because I wouldn’t want readers to be torn between two different types.

      • cariwiese March 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

        That makes sense. Honestly, it probably doesn’t really matter that much, except to almost-OCD people like me, who like to have all their books in one spot. I have a Nook app on my phone, my iPad, my computer, etc. The only device I can’t have a Nook app on is my Kindle Fire (which makes sense lol). Really, these days the choice isn’t that big of a deal, unless it drives you mad to have books scattered all over different apps (me), and those people are just crazy…

  37. jaggh53163 March 31, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    Shannon, Thank you for stopping by and reading my post. With a major goal of bridging generations, I’m thrilled that you liked my most recent post. I would appreciate it if you could leave comments or email me at and let me know what you think about the content, the layout, pictures etc. It would be fantastic if you could get some other young people looking at it also, because I really want feedback from a generation much younger than mine.
    Thanking you in advance.

    • Shannon Thompson March 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

      I don’t find your novel difficult for younger generations (Meaning, mine–twenties) because that seems, at least to me, what it’s about: generations through history and how they are similar to today while also differing over time. I study a lot of things like that in college, so it seems natural to read novels about it too. For instance, I just finished “The Unmemntioable” by Erin Moure which is a poetry collection about the Polish-Ukraine conflict during WWII and how immigrants fled to Alberta, Canada to start again, but it told from the daughter after the family fled and how she’s returning to the Ukraine to spread her mother’s ashes, wondering if she ever really knew her mother at all. (Since they never spoke about the horrible history.)
      I hope that answers your question.

  38. amberskyef April 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Thank you for the follow! It’s awesome you started your career so young.

  39. Puspanjalee Das Dutta April 28, 2013 at 8:54 am #’s great to know you through your blog. Thanks for the follow and all the best for your new book.

  40. Anna Hub - Writer May 22, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    Your books sound great, I’m going to add them to my reading list 🙂

    • Shannon Thompson May 22, 2013 at 4:51 am #

      Thank you! If you read it and/or do a review. Let me know! I will post a link of your blog onto my website, so my 7,000 followers can be shared across cyberspace as a big thank you :]

  41. orionwriter October 10, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    I’m really interested in checking out some of your books. I really like dystopian settings…

  42. jwrodriguez November 3, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    How did you get published, if I might ask.

    • Shannon Thompson November 3, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

      My first novel was sponsored self-published. My poetry collection was published with fellow poets by the University of Kansas. My other publications are small-press published. I applied to all of the publishing opportunities.

      • jwrodriguez November 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

        Wish I could say that I have anything as impressive as that. But the only thing I have to show for it is a stack of rejection letters.

      • Shannon Thompson November 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

        That’s okay. I have rejection letters, too. :] Every writer gets them. Just keep trying. You’ll get there!

  43. Meglena Ivanova November 5, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    I have visited your website a few times & I am very impressed, not only with your creativity, but also all of your accomplishments! 🙂

    • Shannon Thompson November 5, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

      Thank you! You’re very kind. I am glad we’ve connected. I’ve sent you a response over email, too.


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