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Websites That Helped

3 Dec
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Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with the cover reveal of Seconds Before Sunrise (book 2 of The Timely Death Trilogy.) Below you’ll find a list of those helpful bloggers again, along with a little description of what their blog is about, so you can see if you’d like to check them out again. In other cool news, you should see a picture on the right side of this page. Andrew Vogel, the actor who plays Carter Thibodeau in Under The Dome On CBS, is holding Minutes Before Sunset. The cross he is wearing is also jewelry made by my father. Fluente Designs was kind enough to send this to me. Thank you to them!

Also, check out author, Jacinda Buchmann’s blog post, A Year in Review. She’s provided numerous authors (including myself :D) and their novels in a giveaway. But the neat part happens when you read everyone’s favorite holiday memory. Mine involves a husky and waffles.

Write Word Editing: The one-stop resource for your editing, writing, and research projects.

1 Write Way: Official site of Marie Ann Bailey, writer, knitter, stray cat magnet.

akiiKOMORI Reading: See what akiiKOMORI is reading and read her reviews

 Dissertation Gal: Elizabeth Jamison’s daily journal of her Comp/Rhet Dissertation

Love Words And Books: All about books, reviews, interviews, and connecting readers and writers.

Making My Mark: website of author, T.B. Markinson

Fetching Figment: a humor resource, blog for writers

Ky Grabowski: website of author, Ky Grabowski

A Reader’s Review: to read is to escape

Natasha Hanova: blog of author, Natasha Hanova

Endless Reading: book reviews and recommendations

I Read Books: for all of the book fans

Of Musings and Wonderings: a daily life

Author S Smith: blog of author, S. Smith

Press Pause, Fast Forward: book reviews

A Daily Dose of Katsy: design, dine, do, dream, dash, dazzle

The Fine Print: Sam and Rachel: reviewing and writing

Shelly’s Book Corner: book news, reviews, etc.

Taking on a World of Words: aspiring writer

Coffee Shop Reader: Talking about books we all want to live in.

Dan Thompson: author, blogger, avid reader

Note to Selph Book Reviews: book reviews, obsession with YA books and paranormal fantasies, and more.

S.L. StacyThe Urge to Write: blog of author, S.L. Stacy

Why I Can’t Stop Reading: all my amazing reads – and some not so amazing

The Novel List: books, book events, gadgets, reviews, and updates.

Alexis Allinson: creator of “The Darkness Rising” novels

The Other Side of Paradise: great news by Ayesha Charlton

Confessions of a Book Whore: The Biblio files

The Noif Matrix: official website of author, Tuan Ho  

I’m a Book Shark: book reviews, giveaways, editing.

The Legends of Windemere: book series by Charles Edward Yallowitz

A Ponderance of Things: writing, authors, writing prompts

Ennlee’s Reading Corner: books, books, and more books.

I Am Kelli Beck: fiction by Beck and recommended fiction

Little Ballad of Life: anything and everything: books, music, travel.

Stephanie’s Book Reviews: book reviews

Harper’s Happenings: blog of author Jewel Harper

So Many Books, So Little Time: book reviews

Amber Skye Forbes: blog of author, Amber Skye Forbes

Ms. ME28 Reviews: book reviews

Jacinda Buchmann: blog of author, Jacinda Buchmann

The Examiner: all kinds of delightful information!

Romance Bookworm’s Reviews: romance book reviews

Love Words And Books: keep reading, keep dreaming

Ken Thinks Aloud: life in Bangladesh as a British teacher and writer         

YA Book Nook: your YA book and movie fix         

Cassandra Lost in Books: all things books

Thank you for checking out these wonderful websites.

On December 1, a winner was declared for the 10,000 likes giveaway. Congrats to them, and I look forward to continuing December with excitement!

~SAT 

Seconds Before Sunrise: Cover Reveal & Scavenger Hunt

1 Dec

So the day has come! And below you can read the full synopsis as well as see the lovely cover created by Viola Estrella. (But there’s a bigger surprise, so stay tuned.) Many of you might wonder where the design came from, but here’s the quick truth: Minutes Before Sunset is about being in the Dark, Seconds Before Sunrise is about being a human, and Death Before a New Day is about being in the Light. So this cover was carefully designed to depict the theme of the humanity of the protagonists, especially Eric. (Hence the green color and the boy.)

But what’s the surprise?

47 wonderful blogs are helping me out with this cover reveal, and I’ve linked them all below. By clicking the link, you will be transported to their blog where they have shared a unique fact or sneak peek into the trilogy. There are 47 blogs and 47 facts. Have fun on the scavenger hunt, and enjoy the cover reveal!

Thank you.

Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy, #2)

Seconds Before Sunrise, coming this March

Seconds Before Sunrise, coming this March

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.

Add Seconds Before Sunrise to your Goodreads bookshelf today.

Visit these blogs, read the facts, and get an inclusive sneak peek into the The Timely Death Trilogy: (On December 3rd, you will get to see these lovely bloggers again)

1. Ennlee’s Reading Corner              2. I Am Kelli Beck             3. Little Ballad of Life

4. So Many Books, So Little Time       5. Amber Skye Forbes: The Dancing Writer

6. S.L. Stacy: The Urge to Write    7. Why I Can’t Stop Reading  8. The Novel List

9. Romance Bookworm’s Reviews    10. Love Words And Books

11. Natasha Hanova           12. Endless Reading            13. I Read Books

14. Fetching Figment         15. Ky Grabowski                  16. A Reader’s Review

17. Ms. ME28 Reviews       18. Jacinda Buchmann       19. The Examiner

20. The Legends of Windemere          21. A Ponderance of Things

22. Ken Thinks Aloud          23. YA Book Nook         24. Cassandra Lost in Books

25. Shelly’s Book Corner         26. Taking on a World of Words

27. Stephanie’s Book Reviews          28. The Other Side of Paradise

29. Coffee Shop Reader       30. Dan Thompson    31. Note to Selph Book Reviews

32. Of Musings and Wonderings                                       33. Author S Smith

34. Harper’s Happenings (will be posted on December 2)

35. akiiKOMORI Reading       36. Love Words And Books   37. Making My Mark

38. Confessions of a Book Whore      39. The Noif Matrix    40. I’m a Book Shark

41. Press Pause, Fast Forward      42. A Daily Dose of Katsy  43. The Fine Print

44. Alexis Allinson       45. Dissertation Gal         46. Write Word Editing

47. 1 Write Way

Blogs and facts were chosen at random, and #23 is bolded because 23 is my favorite number 😀 YA Book Nook is also the winner of the pre-release ebook of Seconds Before Sunrise! Congratulations! 

Thanks for participating,

~SAT

Wattpad: I Rejoined!

2 Oct

Almost exactly one year ago, I posted Website Wonders: Wattpad.com, and I discussed this wonderful website.

Wattpad is a FANTASTIC place where writers can create a profile, tag genres, share stories, and provide fellow writers with their work. (You can also connect it to your Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr). You can ask for in-depth critiques, make friends, and even get book covers, fan art, and encouragement from your readers. And, if you just can’t get enough, there is an APP for your on-the-go cellphone needs.

Personally, I met some GREAT writers, including poets, who gave me unique and structural critique that I found very helpful. But I closed my account on October 30, 2012. I had my reasons for this (mainly because I was in the process of publishing Minutes Before Sunset, and the original version used to be up there, and I didn’t want to spoil it for anyone.)

But one of my readers, Pau, brought me back to read her apocalyptic story, Under His Strings, and I realized how much I missed this great community. So I made a decision, and now I’m back. 

Here’s my Wattpad account. I’d really love to connect with you all on there, so I can read your stories. (You can also read an additional chapter of Minutes Before Sunset for free!) I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on there.

In other news: 

I’ve had the joy of being interviewed twice this week, and I wanted to share some more information about the interviewers:

Jacinda Buchmann, author of Indigo Incite I feel very lucky to know such a talented author. Not only did she interview me, but she also introduced me to Author Natasha Hanova, a wonderful author in my area. So check out this great lady! You won’t be disappointed. Find out how MINUTES BEFORE SUNSET is different from other YA paranormal books by clicking here.

A Latoya Charlton, host of The Other Side of Paradise: I first came across Charlton via Twitter, and we’ve struck up a great conversation since. This interview was a wonderful experience, and I really enjoyed how unique her questions were. Find out how I describe my readers by clicking here. She also posted a 5-star review: “You cannot deny the chemistry between Eric and Jess; and the strength of their love made me burst into tears numerous times (what can I say, I’m a sucker!). It was a wonderful (and somewhat heartbreaking) love story that left me wanting more. It was well thought of and I am excited for what book two holds. Kudos to the author for such an amazing tale.”

Other recent reviewers I want to thank:

Fetching Figment: “Her unique perspective and prose lead to complete immersion. ‘Silence split the distance between us’ made me feel as though I was right there with them, eager to say something– anything! But I wasblown away when Eric described his transformation into Shoman as ‘I fell out of myself.’ That line was utterly beautiful, and it completely captured the essence of being a teen– ever-shifting styles and interests– falling in and out of one’s self.”

Samantha (Goodreads) “Minutes Before Sunset was not like your everyday paranormal story. It was different and so refreshing to read.”

Thank you for all of your continuous support!

I’m still giving away free ebooks in exchange for an honest review, and don’t forget that YOU–yes, you–can win over 20 novels in this Giveaway (U.S. Residents Only)

~SAT

Anniversary & 9,000 Likes Giveaway

25 Sep

Today marks the one-year anniversary of ShannonAThompson.com!

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I wanted to thank everyone for encouraging me as I continue on this journey of writing and publishing. You might recall that I announced a GIANT giveaway to celebrate 9,000 followers, and it is now up and running:

a Rafflecopter giveaway (for U.S. residents only)

You can enter the raffle until October 9, so have fun and enter to win all of these fantastic novels:

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