Through the Lens

29 Sep

2012 has been a very busy year for me writing wise and otherwise.  Some times have been wonderful and others trying.  But I’m hoping to end the year with a bang.

Before I get to that news, it appears that WFM has 46 likes on its Amazon book page.  Only 4 more needed for another POV, YAY!

I know a lot of you are waiting on Mercy, pun not intended, and I am going to get back to that.  Meanwhile, I’ve been busy writing a lot (Mercy included).  Some of my writing is new, other has been editing things I’ve already written.  There is a saying that the heart wants what the heart wants.  It’s also true with writing.  Some times there are words that want to be written that aren’t the ones deadlines dictate.  But I promise to give Mercy my full attention very soon.

Today, I’m announcing a story that I’ve wanted to write ever since I finished Beg for Mercy.  And finally I have.  This is a stand alone young adult contemporary romance novel titled Through the Lens.  No paranormal creatures running around in this book, lol. 😉

If you are a member of Goodreads, Through the Lens has been posted in the place of Seeing.  Seeing is the first in a young adult paranormal romance trilogy that was planned for a 2012 release.  However, with Remember coming out and my need to focus on Mercy again, that book release has been pushed back to later in 2013.  The cover has been revamped, so it’s been pulled from GR library for now.  Look for information on that series to come after the new year.

So here is the cover reveal for Through the Lens.

The blurb for this book is

Being a twin isn’t all that bad, nor is it all that good.  Being the fat twin makes things a little worse.  Seventeen year old, Jessa Shelby has been all but ignored.  Trimmed down, but not skinny like her sister, she has decided to make her mark in her final year in high school.

Things begin anew the summer before her senior year when she makes friends with Ethan Hart, a boy with a twisted past, and Allie, his near celebrity status girlfriend, while taking pictures with her new prized possession.  Hanging out with them opened her eyes to a lot of new possibilities including Josh Macon, whom she’s secretly crushed on all through high school.  No longer the ‘fat girl’, Josh now seems interested in her too.

Long before the day comes to graduate, Jessa finds herself gasping for air.  With her vision clouded from tears born of pain as the straps from her precious camera tighten around her throat, clarity sets in.  They say that just before you die your life flashes before your eyes.  And on the threshold of death claiming her, she finds that partially true.  Her flash begins as if to explain just how she ended up on Death’s door.  With mere moments left, she has to wonder if trust had come at a very high price.

Tentative Release Dates for 2012

10/11/12 – Midnight Surrender Anthology (Prelude to Mercy – short story)

TBA – Through the Lens

TBA – Remember

12/31/12 – Angel of Mercy


Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Blog


11 responses to “Through the Lens

  1. Suzanne

    September 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Shannon, you’re a busy, busy bee lol. I only notice Seeing last week but didn’t see a blurb for it. Is it contemporary too or is it paranormal/fantasy?

    • shannondermott

      September 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Seeing is the first book in a young adult paranormal romance trilogy.

  2. Kayla S

    September 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    While I’m waiting on Mercy, I’m definitely going to check out Through the Lens! Love the cover art and can’t wait to dig into the story!

  3. jendsmit

    September 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Yay!! Keep Shannon busy – I want to read all of them NOW 😉

    I am so excited!!!!! I’m sure they will all be awesome 😀

  4. jendsmit

    September 29, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    oh and I absolutely LOVE the cover for Through the Lens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. ewa

    September 30, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Cover is wonderful!!! I love it. Through the Lens definitely is my MUST-TO-READ item.
    Somehow I thought that Remember was planned coming out in October. Publishers ensure I practice my patience.
    Good luck Shannon! You must be happily-proud (at least I am proud of you, lol).

  6. shannondermott

    September 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Yes, Remember should have released in October, but things got shuffled around. Thus the new schedule. Sorry.

  7. sonyakaye723

    October 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    My heart started pounding so hard when I read the first lines. I WAS the fat twin to. I was always called the “meaty twin” by school peers and I won’t even tell you what my 4 brothers called me. I love my sissy with all my heart and we both are glad we are more alike now than ever. She is more than my soul mate, she is my soul. I can not wait to read this!!!

    • shannondermott

      October 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      How about that. That is so cool. Well, I can’t wait to hear what you think after you’ve read it.


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