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About shannondermott

Shannon Dermott is an author of young adult fictional stories.

Happy Summer

It’s been a while. I’m working hard on Sacrifice of Mercy. It’s the final book in the series. I’m trying to make sure I wrap up all unanswered questions.

In the meanwhile, I’ve been posting chapters of Looking (Title might change for publishing) on Wattpad. It’s a New Adult Romance with a dystopian type twist. It’s more of a romance, and not a save the world book. Nothing on the lines of Divergent. It’s set here on earth in today’s times. There has been an “Ecological” event that makes it more dystopian. Anyway, it’s hard to explain. Give it a try and share your thoughts with me. Who knows, I could take your advice and give you a shout in the book.

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CLICK HERE TO READ ON WATTPAD

Here is the blurb…

Harlow Forde, a nursing student, has loved Jackson for as long as she could remember. When the small town sport’s hero lands a full scholarship to a prestigious university, he’s forced to choose a future over the only girl he’s ever loved. When a natural disaster sends him back home, the fact that he doesn’t return alone doesn’t stop his attraction to Harlow. Only Mother Nature doesn’t turn out to be the town’s only foe. Together, they are forced to work in harmony to save the town they love while their attraction continues to burn bright and threatens to combust.

I would rate the book mature audience, but there isn’t much in the way of explicit details that a mature teen couldn’t handle.

If I would cast Jackson and Harlow, I might choose these two model/actors

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I HOPE YOUR HAVING A FANTASTIC SUMMER!

 
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Posted by on August 5, 2015 in Blog, Chapters

 

Cambion Final Book Teaser Two…

Mercy and Flynn

 

ANOTHER LONG TEASER

Cambion Book 5

 

HERE IS THE LINK TO IT

http://figment.com/books/920669-Cambion-Book-5-Teaser-2/

 

Flynn and Mercy

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2015 in Blog, Change of POV, Teasers

 

Final Cambion Book Reveal

I thought writing Angel of Mercy was the hardest book I had to write. I was wrong. This book will be the hardest to complete. I’ve said goodbye to several characters, but these started it all for me. One part of me wishes to continue this series forever. But paranormal romance books must come to end. Had this been urban fantasy, maybe…

All the answers you seek will be revealed. I hope everyone will be pleased with the ending. I know there are camps on both sides, or three sides, lol. But Mercy can’t have them all. (as much as I would like her too, JK).

The book will end as it was always meant to. I’m considering writing an alternative ending so everyone will be assured of happiness. I’m not sold on that yet. I will try my best to put out at least weekly teasers to keep you guys going until release, which will be soon. It won’t be that long unless the unexpected happens (such as illness, death, etc.).

But I want to hear from you guys. I have a poll to see who you want Mercy to end up with. Then I’d love to hear what you are hoping to see or get answers to, outside of the romance.

Oh, and even though this story is done and all questions surrounding this series will be answered in this book including the romance question; there will be one more book with some of these characters and characters from the Alliance series. It will read more like urban fantasy as romance won’t be the major element of the story. And you won’t have to read both series to enjoy.

And after much ado, here is the cover of the fifth and final book in the Cambion series along with a tentative blurb.

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Life is a journey and for Mercy it has been more than a bumpy road. She’s loved, she’s lost and now it’s time to atone for her decisions. Everything she’s gone through has come down to one moment, one twist of fate, one decision that will impact not only her life, but all the lives around her and beyond.

Faced with the impossible, she will grasp at all the answers, all the truths she’s so long sought. The question remains, is she be willing to make the sacrifices necessary to win not only all the battles, but the war, at any cost including her heart?

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Blog, Teasers

 

Readers wanted

Okay, I thought this might be fun. I’ve been wanting to try Wattpad forever but I didn’t have a story to post. Now, I have this story that might have never seen the light of day anytime in the next year. I decided why not post it for you guys to read. It’s New Adult contemporary although there is a dystopian twist to it. So far, there is a bit of steam in it (I call it more angst), but nothing a mother would worry about a young adult reading. (nothing explicit).

Love to hear what you guys think about it while I work on completing my next project. I’m curious how this wattpad thing works. I’ve been too busy writing, I’m late to the wattpad phenomenon.

Anyway, the book is titled Looking. This is the current cover, not sure exactly how I feel about it. Anywho…

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Here is the link if you are interested.

http://www.wattpad.com/story/40216212-looking

 

 

 
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Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Blog, Chapters

 

Cambion Final Book Teaser One…

Okay, so it’s Monday and I thought why not give an extended teaser to the final Cambion book.

I haven’t yet revealed the title and cover. But I think this picture (although not the cover) speaks to the mood of the teaser.

Cambion Book 5

Check out the teaser at this link. Please note the teaser is uncut (meaning not edited, so be kind)

http://figment.com/books/917115-Cambion-Book-4-Teaser-1-/

 

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Blog, Teasers

 

New Young Adult novel announcement

What am I working on? A lot. The next books slated for release will be Profit & Loss and Rouge. Then the next and final Mercy book. I’ll release the title and cover soon.

Today, I’m here to talk about a new young adult romance novel I started back in 2013. (I told you have a  bunch of back titles to release). Anyway, I’m super excited about this one. I think your going to love Colton if you love Flynn (my Cambion bad boy). This is a summer release, but I’m sharing with you the cover and blurb. (Thanks Sara Eirew for an amazing cover design.)

Here it is.

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Seventeen-year-old, Sadie MacPherson has a reputation and not a good one. The questions behind the night she slides from innocent middle-class girl to trailer park trouble can be answered by one guy.

Colton Beau

After a shadowy two years absence from high school, the dangerously hot Cajun stalks through the doors on a Friday no less. With a swagger in his step and an earned smirk on his face, he doesn’t recognize the gorgeous bad girl rumored to break V-cards from the good one he left behind.

With Sadie’s wrong kind of home life and a promise he made long ago, Colton uses his connection to the local motorcycle club to tie himself to the one girl that rings all his bells. In a fake relationship to protect her, he can’t deny he doesn’t look at her like his best friend’s little sister anymore and she stops thinking of him as a means to an end.

Only when Sadie learns why Colton left those years ago; too far might not be far enough might be too close for the hurt the truth will cause them both. Truths or not, even the Texas heat isn’t a match for the flame that sparks between them. Can they continue to pretend that what’s between them isn’t in fact very real?

When shame masks truth, and love becomes camouflage, they know they’ve gone Too Far.

 
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Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Blog

 

Broken Lens Release Day!

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For those of you that have been waiting, the wait is over. Broken Lens is here. The story continues where it left off in Through the Lens.

And those of you who didn’t read Through the Lens or not into Young Adult romance, you don’t need to read it to enjoy Broken Lens. All the information necessary to enjoy the story (related to the first book) is in there. Plus, Broken Lens is written as a New Adult romance novel.

So what are you waiting for? Come on, give it a shot. I hope you like it.

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AMAZON Buy link

Barnes & Noble link

Excerpt below. *warning* Rated for mature readers.

After the second beer and a dose of pain meds, I finally passed out. I dreamed of better times. A carefree Jess when I’d realized I’d fallen completely for her. Then she’d looked at me like I was worth something more than the image of my face or the size of my bank account.

The warmth of the sunlight, like Jess’s fingertips on my skin, jolted me awake. My hand went to the back of my neck where the sofa created kinks I couldn’t get out. I stood still unsteady and found Jess asleep on my bed. Thoughts of kissing my way up her from her leg to her beautiful mouth invaded my mind. I made a hasty retreat to my bathroom…

I shucked my clothes, causing them to slap against the tile floor. I turned on the shower and stepped in, even though, the water was as cold as ice. Hopefully, it would alleviate my heated desire for the girl on my bed who had me hard as my thick skull.

Soapy, head to toe, I fisted my need in my hand as I rested my head on the tiles. Water cascaded down my back and did nothing to cool my heated skin. I almost didn’t hear the door to the shower stall open. As the water began to warm at my back, a soft hand landed on my hip. I jumped and turned around.

Jess stood with willing Puritan eyes. If only she knew of the monster that was so close to the surface, she would most likely run like hell.

“Jessica, you need to leave now.”

Her hand reached up and touched my shoulder. “I don’t want to leave.”

“You have no idea what you’re asking for. Please leave, or I swear I’m going to have you like I’ve wanted since the first day I saw you.”

I gave her my back and rinsed the soap out of my hair. Her finger grazed around from my hip down the definition of muscle that led to my pulsing need.

Roughly, I said once more. “Jessica, please go.”

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Blog, Teasers

 

Broken Lens to release April 30th

My writing journey has been a long one. I’ve had ups and downs and with the kind words I receive via FB, my blog, my website, Twitter and Goodreads, from you, my readers, I’ve weathered the storm. I’m now writing full time (and being a stay at home mom), so my attention isn’t as divided as it has been in the past.

I should be able to get out all my back titles and get back on track. I have a couple of books that will release soon I’m really excited about. Look for one cover reveal for a new young adult contemporary stand alone novel to drop Friday, May 1st. I think it’s pretty smoking hot if you ask me.

But to the reason I’m writing today….

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Hopefully, all good things are worth the wait. This book has been a labor of intense love. And thanks to motivation from a very good friend, I’ve made it through the darkness and into the light with this one. It has taken me longer than expected to complete, but what’s new. It’s done, and I hope I did the story justice as I know you guys will tell me whether I did or didn’t.

Here are a few teasers. I’ll post the pre-order links when I get them.

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Posted by on April 25, 2015 in Blog, Teasers

 

Happy Valentine’s Day (a day early)

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What better way to celebrate with Mercy and the boys. So I’ve posted two deleted scenes. One from Angel of Mercy and the other from Have No Mercy.

I have other deleted scenes and will post more in the future as we draw near to the final book in the series. So much is going to happen, I’m not sure how I’ll cram it all into one book. But I will find a way. It’s been on my mind a lot.

Thanks for all your support. If you haven’t written a review for Have No Mercy, consider writing one and posting on Amazon. (this is me begging, lol)

I’m working to get Broken Len released. I’m a little behind, but it is going to happen.

And to Mercy…

(thanks Tiffany for the first two teasers. I absolutely love them.)

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Click below

AOM deleted scene

http://figment.com/books/895948-Deleted-Scene-AOM-What-s-your-size-/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

HNM deleted scene

http://figment.com/books/895949-Deleted-Scene-HNM-Confessions/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2015 in Blog, Change of POV, Teasers, Uncategorized

 

Hello 2015, Remember is LIVE

Okay, technically, it’s not live yet. But it’s in the hand of Amazon and Barnes & Noble and I’m going to get some actual sleep soon.

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This is the book above. If you like YA paranormal romance, this is for you. Hot inked up boy with nothing to prove and everything to gain. (Okay, it really about sixteen year old Charlize, but yeah… hot guy, check.)

It’s book one in a trilogy. Book two is written but not next on my agenda.

Oh, if you beta read or read on Swoon Reads, this is like a different book. So much has changed from world building, to major characters, to at least one third or more of new content, etc. All my beta readers as its been a while, shoot me a email and I’ll get you a copy of the newest version if you’re interested.

Next up, I’m going to finish Broken Lens, a New Adult contemporary romance and second in a duo of books with Through the Lens the first of two in the series.

Sigh, I’m tired. I think one day’s break is in order. I hope your 2015 is going well. Mine has been a bit sleepless. Holding my kids hair as she tossed her cookies yesterday, not once, not twice, but three times and some dry heaves mixed in, is life and we all have to live it.

Enjoy the rest of your week, month and year. See you on the flip side.

Oh, I’ll add the links to Amazon and B&N when I get them. Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2015 in Blog