Oh Happy Day…

01 May

Oh happy day….

Well, something got publish thank goodness. And this book is a labor of love. Not only does it have my favorite character I’ve written in it, it also is the first time I wrote a book with someone else.

Ah yes, my lovely writing partner Danyele ( and I decided to write a book together over a year ago. Now first off you should know we wrote and completed the first draft of this book around the time I was writing Waiting for Mercy. So honestly, it has had no real impact on the delay publication of AOM. So it’s not this books fault. In fact, the first draft of book two was written on the summer last year. So, again, that book didn’t have a whole lot of impact on AOM.

And I should also say, that I write a lot of different types of books that would appeal to a wide range of readers and not everything I write will appeal to everyone. I know some of you it will and that’s awesome.  I just want to warn you in advance that if you have a firm view against homosexuality, this isn’t the book for you. I’ll just state it like it is. I have really minor themes on gay relationships in my other books that wouldn’t bother most even if they don’t believe in that lifestyle. However, this book has strong themes in that area. Yet, that isn’t the whole point of this book either.

Alliance is a mature young adult paranormal romance/fantasy. This is strong foul language and sexual themes. Be warned. There is also as much action as there is romance. This story is told from the point of view of two best friends. Each have secrets they are hiding from the other, but one secret may tear their friendship apart. Meanwhile back at the ranch, sorry, I’ve always wanted to say that, and I quite delirious now out of tiredness…. what was I saying. Oh yeah, meanwhile, there is a war brewing that surrounds humans. Things like whether humans should know of supernaturals existence and if they should be enslaved. Yeah, there is a lot going on. There is a cast of characters that you will get to know really well over the course of the trilogy. But not all right away.

Not to give a whole lot away, but meet my Keller. (My writing partner found this picture and said she thought this was Keller and man I can’t say it isn’t a good choice.)


Keller Witmore is a bang ‘em and leave ‘em kind of guy. Seeing that he is an incubus, so you can hardly blame him. In all his seventeen years, he’s never had anyone, a mom nor a dad to show him what love means. No one except for Hudson, his best friend, his brother in every sense of the word except blood. Growing up in the boarding school for demon and angel Halves, he’s known no other life. But when a war brews and the campus is closed, he will find out a lot of things about himself, what he is, who he is and who he wants to become. When it’s all said and done, can he ever go back to the way things were?

Meet Hudson. (These are the updated pictures.)
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Hudson Yarde’s life revolves around being Keller’s wingman, it’s a full-time job with both it’s perks and drawbacks. Drawn into the Keller’s antics since a young age, Hudson stays to protect Keller from himself, stays to hide in his shadows, away from the spotlight. He stays to keep his secret. For years he’s been waiting for his incubus nature to kick in but it hasn’t happened yet. A chance meeting, the impending of war and being freed from the judgment and rules, gives him the opportunity to be what he wants to be, himself.

Winning Cover

Together they leave for the human domain. Neither of them aware of the others secrets or of those around them. And for the first time, a gap could wedge between them, carved by the sharp knife of distrust. Lies of omission will draw a line between them at the dawn of the war over humanity.

So, give this one a try. IT should be on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I’ll post links in the morning, fix the Hudson pic and read through the POV I wrote for you guys. I’ll post that sometime tomorrow as well when I’m more coherent.

Chow (Ciao) for now.



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Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Blog


20 responses to “Oh Happy Day…

  1. Michele

    May 1, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Whoa….I am mesmerized by that picture of Keller. It really captures what I imagine him to look like from the descriptions in the book. *fans self*. Scorching HOT and I love it. Dammit, I really want to read the book AGAIN because I love Keller! ; ) Can’t wait to see your picture for Hudson…

    • shannondermott

      May 1, 2013 at 9:16 am

      I love the picture of Keller to which only makes me love him more. *sigh* I really shouldn’t love one character so much, but I do. (I hear the song Thousand Years when I think of Keller (the first verse)) Hudson’s picture is updated, I couldn’t decide which one, so I posted two.

      • Michele

        May 1, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        I share your love of Keller, really. ; ) I LOVE those pics of Hudson, so spot on! Sheesh, it just isn’t fair to look as hot as the two of them…..

  2. Chey

    May 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

    the ebook isn’t up anywhere 😦

    • shannondermott

      May 1, 2013 at 11:59 am

      Sorry. 😦 It appears both retailers are taking their time. I’ll post links here and on FB once I have them. 🙂

  3. hrtansoul

    May 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

    I am all excited! Have no issues with homosexuality as love is love to me. I just recently watched all 5 season of Us Queer as Folk. My kids were really little when it was on TV originally so we stuck to kid shows back then.

    Looks like I have a new book to read as I am also doing the readalong of Cambion series with fellow Cambion Series Support Group on Goodreads. Shannon I have always loved your books please don’t stop writting them. The best thing about your books is the ability to read them over and over again and still feel what you felt the first time. I can pick up one of your books, curl up and read and feel like I am in a safe wonderful place. I have been ready all my life. Probably by now read around 5000 books and there are only a handfull that I can read again. So thank you for sharing your gifts with the world.

    Also both Keller and Hudson are HOT!!!

    • shannondermott

      May 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      Thanks sooo much. Your words are encouraging. Thanks for making my day! 😀

  4. hrtansoul

    May 1, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Well I just bought both Alliance and Assets from Barnes and Noble today. My workout will go fast as I will have something excited to read.

    • shannondermott

      May 1, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks!!! Assets is very adult and explict. I hope you enjoy the New Year’s Eve Countdown. And Alliance, I just smile whenever I think about it.

  5. Chey

    May 1, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Awesome sause! I have been obsessively watching your facebook and blog, waiting for something to be released! I swear you give me the worst book hangovers I’ve ever had in my life! lol I hope you never stop writing! It would be a sad sad day!(:

    • shannondermott

      May 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks Chey! You guys are really adding to my day. Hopefully the book will be up soon. And I hope you like it. 🙂

  6. shannondermott

    May 1, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Alright, I should read my new POV and stop swooning over Keller so I can get back to Mercy and the boys.

  7. shannondermott

    May 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    POV will be posted later. (as soon as I can tear myself away from Keller’s pic, lol)

  8. kris

    May 1, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Holy hell. They are perfect. These boys are my absolute fave characters too! Both of them for different reasons but just look at them.YUM. ME!

    buying it now…

  9. Michele

    May 1, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I’ll just be over here in the corner obsessively checking Amazon and hitting the refresh button….*le sigh*……

  10. hrtansoul

    May 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    I like Keller but I find I like Hudson more. I am only about 80 pages in so far. I know I need to go to bed soon so I can get up at 5 but I cannot put it down.

    • shannondermott

      May 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Oh my writing partner will be so excited to hear that. I can’t wait to see what you think. I’m glad you are liking it. 🙂

  11. hrtansoul

    May 2, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Oh my God! I think my heart just broke. I am on page 275 and need to stop to wipe my eyes and breathe again. I am so torn up I feel bad for Cain, Hudson and Keller. All our hearts just broke. I still can not stop the tears. I loe this book and as bad as it sounds I am hoping now for a threesome. I have already started my playlist for this part of the book.

    Breaking inside – shinedown
    Cold – loveless
    Goodbye – Secondhand Serenade

    I am not sure I want to continue because at this point a cliff hanger will kill me.

    • shannondermott

      May 2, 2013 at 11:09 pm

      I will tell you that this one of my milder cliff hangers. But then again I thought TTL had a mild cliffy. 😉


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