**RELEASE DAY** ~ Seconds Before Sunrise (book #2 in The Timely Death Trilogy), by Shannon A Thompson

Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Congratulations to Shannon A Thompson on the release of Seconds Before Sunrise, the second book in The Timely Death Trilogy! Here’s a super teaser to feast your eyes on. Scroll down for the purchase links to this novel and to others in the series. Tina ❤

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Minutes Before Sunset, book 1, (Amazon, Barnes & Noble) and Death Before Daylight, book 3, (Amazon, Barnes & Noble).

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Win paperbacks and more at the CTP Find Your Next Read Facebook Party, which takes place on August 28. Shannon A Thompson will be there so why not pop in and say ‘hi.’

**COVER REVEAL** ~ Seconds Before Sunrise, by Shannon A. Thompson (includes special video reveal)

 

Shannon A Thompson

 

Message from the Author: 

The Timely Death Trilogy began as one teenager’s nightmare and morphed into a real-life dream of authorship. The entire trilogy re-releases with new covers and new interiors this summer and fall by Clean Teen Publishing. I hope you’ll check out this dark vs. light trilogy (mainly because the “dark” side is the good side…maybe), and I especially hope you’ll consider becoming a Member of the Dark! Each time there is a special event, you can participate and win prizes—like spotlights on my website, books, and more. Simply email me at shannonathompson@aol.com, and I’ll send a badge over to you. We might even have coffee together.

Thank you for reading about this dark journey,

~SAT 

YouTube Video Reveal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe9Yzw_jzHM

 

Synopsis:

Seconds Before Sunrise (book 2 of The Timely Death Trilogy)

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.

Links: 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Timely-Death-Trilogy/227663240691565

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18805475-seconds-before-sunrise

CURRENT GOODREADS GIVEAWAY:

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson, click on the following link:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/131705-minutes-before-sunset

Giveaway ends June 23, 2015

Minutes Before Sunset, #1 in The Timely Death Trilogy, by Shannon A. Thompson

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Shannon A. Thompson will be releasing Seconds Before Sunrise, the second book in The Timely Death Trilogy on 27th March. The first book in the series, Minutes Before Sunset, was one of my ‘top reads’ for 2013 and I recommend that you check this series out to see if you would like it to. Just in case you missed my review first time around, as we have gained some more followers since it was first featured, I’ve reposted it ahead of my review of Seconds Before Sunrise, which will be posted tomorrow.

Tina ❤

Minutes Before Sunset is the first book in Shannon A Thompson’s Timely Death Trilogy which tells of the elemental power struggle between Dark and Light. It is an amazingly well crafted and multifaceted novel with a fantastic hero and heroine and memorable supporting characters.

In Minutes Before Sunset, seventeen year old Eric Welborn lives in the Midwest town of Hayworth. Eric is a shade, not just any shade, but a descendant, destined by prophecy to battle with the descendant of Light, ancient enemies of the Dark, when he is eighteen, in a battle that will decide the fate of many. Eric has been rocked by tragedy in his life and his obligations weigh heavily on his shoulders, making him a loner, who fears to care for anyone, lest they be taken away from him. However, two encounters are about to change his life – one with Jessica Taylor, a new student at his high school and another, with a powerful, nameless shade, ignorant of her birthright and as such vulnerable to not only his shade community who do not trust outsiders, but also to the Light. He breaks the rules by not reporting her to his Elders and trains her to develop and control her powers, but cannot reveal all his secrets to her.

Jessica Taylor has moved to Hayworth with her adoptive parents, committed to finding out about her deceased biological family who were local to the town. To garner help from her adoptive parents in this quest they  require her to obtain perfect grades. This task appears impossible as she is paired with the taciturn Eric Welborn on a key science project. Eric is distant and preoccupied, often skipping class and is disinterested in completing the project with her. However,  not only will Jessica not fail her science project, but she also wants to find out more about his secrets and at the same time feels drawn to him.

As the battle between Light and Dark approaches Eric must devote more time to his training and remain focused. However, his thoughts often stray to the nameless shade, who grows more and more powerful and he is also distracted by Jessica, who piques his human side. Key players in the Light close in on Eric and he must protect those he cares about and keep himself alive until the battle commences, a battle he fears that he is destined to lose. Yet when he discovers that the Dark Elders have lied by omission about key elements of the prophecy, he feels deceived and the events which ensue threaten dire consequence for all he holds dear.

The cast of supporting characters is strong, from the adults to Eric and Jessica’s fellow pupils. The fact that neither the shades nor the Light  recognise each other easily in their human form adds an element of mystery to the plot and we as reader are therefore not party to the secret identity of  many characters. We can only guess at their true nature and I am sure that the author will reveal more in subsequent books in the trilogy.

Minutes Before Sunset is an original and compulsive read. The tale is told in the first person, with chapters told from the perspective of Eric and Jessica. This is effective in terms of both advancing the plot and giving depth to the characters. I particularly enjoyed the maturity and selflessness of the hero and heroine, Eric and Jessica, and found their growing attraction and love for one another both believable and sweet. The novel ends in such a way that I am chomping at the bit to read the next instalment.

Minutes Before Sunset is a magical, if slightly dark tale, containing romance and adventure, which explores fate and free will and self-sacrifice. I recommend it to readers of both adult and young adult paranormal romance.

To read author Shannon A Thompson’s author post, in which she talks about her inspiration behind the series, please click here. Tina 🙂

Author Shannon A Thompson website

AEC Stellar Publishing

Cover artist Grace Griffin, Autumn Fog Photography

Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy, Book #2), by Shannon A Thompson, Cover Reveal

Seconds Before SunriseWe are delighted to be participating in the Cover Reveal for Shannon A Thompson’s Young Adult Paranormal Romance, Seconds Before Sunrise, book 2 in the Timely Death Trilogy. The book releases March 22 2014 and promises to be a great continuation of the elemental power struggle between Light and Dark, which began in Minutes Before Sunset. Read on to find out more, including the Goodreads link to this book and the link to our review of the previous book. Tina 🙂

Synopsis: 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.

Scavenger Fact #16: The author was very sad no pets were involved in this book. But Jessica’s parents are allergic and Eric doesn’t have the time to even consider the responsibility.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18805475-seconds-before-sunrise

My review of Minutes Before Sunset (click on the title)