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News and gifts…

Happy Holidays to everyone. I come baring news of good tidying and baring gifts. I know not everyone is a fan of each of my series/books. Some of you only like paranormal, young adult, adult, or lgbt. And I have something for everyone.

First of all, have you checked out my updated website. It’s up and running. There need to be a few tweeks, but so far I’m stoked. www.shannondermott.com

But you guys want the pressies…

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First for my Cambion series fans…

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So, Beg for Mercy is like so close to my heart. Being the first book I published, it will always hold that special place in my heart.

Because I love it so much, it’s time for a change. I’ve gotten word from many of you over the months how the original cover art has been used by many other authors. And as much as I love the silhouette, it’s time for Mercy to have a unique identity. I thought I’d have the cover to share with you today, but a few touches need to be finished on it. It will have the same feel as the original cover, but the cover art will be unique to me/novel and won’t be used by anyone else. YAY!

Some covers may end up coming close, but it won’t be an exact replica as it stands now. I hope to get back to you all soon with the reveal. Additionally, Mercy is getting re-edited for the millionth time. (Thanks Taylor) I had it perfect in November the original year of publication. However in June the following year when I made a change, I saved over that file accidentally and lost it. (yikes) Anyway, good things to come with this series.

My first present is a Bonus POV that takes place after Mistletoe (a previous POV). If you are a re-reader, you may want to read Mistletoe again before this one. Click the link and enjoy.

http://figment.com/books/735986-Bonus-POV-BFM-Joyride-Mistletoe-2-/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

My second present (because the next book isn’t going to release this year like I hoped) is a sneak peek at the first chapter in Have No Mercy. Enjoy!!!

http://figment.com/books/736026-Partial-First-Chapter-of-HNM/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

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For my Through the Lens fans…

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Again, I apologize for Broken Lens not releasing. So for your present, I’ve written a POV from TTL from Ethan’s POV. I hope you like. Also, I believe the first chapter of Broken Lens was posted a while ago. I’ll post that link just in case.

http://figment.com/books/735993-Bonus-POV-TTL-Holidays/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

Chapter One (previous posted)

http://figment.com/books/602318-Broken-Lens-Chapter-One-Preview/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

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For my Alliance fans…

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Thank you guys for being patient. Rouge is written and awaiting my final read through before it goes to beta and editing. For your present, I will post a very unedited version of the first chapter. You will get both Keller and Hudson’s POV. I’m tempted to post without reading myself because I can’t get distracted right now. I love the way my writing partner writes. (Yes, that’s me fan girling. I have no shame.) And of course, Keller has a way of sucking me back in. (I read the first chapter at least. Gosh I want to stop what I’m doing. It’s been over a year since I read. It’s almost like reading for the first time.)

http://figment.com/books/736011-First-Chapter-of-Rogue/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

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For my Assets fans (Balance Sheet series)…

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Liabilities will be released next week. YAYAY! For those of you that requested an ARC it’s coming soon. I’ll ask your help in doing a promo post on your blog or wherever. I’ll send that information soon for those who signed up.

In the meantime, I have a raw POV from Kalen’s POV from Assets. I hope you like. An extended version will be included as a bonus in the back of Liabilities.

http://figment.com/books/735999-Bonus-POV-Assets-Out-of-Town-mature-/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

 HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!

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Posted by on December 22, 2013 in Blog, Change of POV

 

Flynn and more…

Writing can be a lonely place. And at times, a difficult one. Right now I have a total of four completed stories in my head. If I could plug a thumb drive in my ear and simply hit download on the screen of my brain, Broken Lens, two new stories and the fourth Mercy novel would be complete. No editing would be required because in my head everything would download grammatically correct.

Unfortunately for me, it doesn’t work that way. And at times, I can’t bring myself to type the words. It’s not really writer’s block as I know what to say. But it’s something that prevents me from typing them anyway. Unlike some authors, I don’t have a strict regiment for writing every day. As much as I’ve tried to implement that policy, so far it hasn’t worked.

I must admit that I’m anxious to write the Mercy story. The way it’s unfolded in my head, Flynn is eager to get out and on paper.  And of course there are a few more surprises that should please some.

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However, I have 2 stories I must finish first. Liabilities is written and is begging me to finish the editing process. But Ethan has filled my thoughts the last two days. I’ve chosen Broken Lens to be my Nanowrimo story. For those that don’t know, it’s National Novel Writing Month, which is November.

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In two days, I’ve written over 13,000 words to what I’d already written. I know every word that needs to be written from start to finish. And I fear if I stop to work on something else, I’ll lose my momentum. Heck at the way I’m working, I could be finished by week’s end. But I’ll make no such promises. Want a teaser…

This book is written from Ethan’s POV (at least mostly).

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“You see Ethan, my lawyers assure me that this case will be dropped. The prosecution is not in the business of working on losing cases.”

There it was. I couldn’t stop the question in my head from tumbling from my mouth. “What does this have to do with me?”

“Everything,” he taunted.

Even though Ethan has consumed me, that doesn’t mean I don’t have Flynn, Luke, Sebastian, Paul, Keller, Turner, Kalen and Colton on my brain. Opps, did I mention Colton. Forget I said that. That’s for another time.

*Looks away because I’ve said too much.* 😉

(Change topic :))

So I wrote that POV of Flynn ages ago. And someone asked me about the next Mercy book on the Cambion’s group on Goodreads. I do try to pay attention and respond to questions and such on various media. For that reason, I’m taking this time to do a blog post which I haven’t done in forever and post this POV. So, you guys can thank Kelly. It was her kind words that took me out of Ethanville and back into Flynn Heights, lol. I’m a sucker for kind words.

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Anyway guys, no matter what book you are waiting for, I’m working on it in some way. Liabilities will be released this month if it’s the last thing I do. Broken Lens will be on its heels. Then, I’ll put all my effort into the next Mercy book. I do have the cover to share with you all, but another day.

Click here for a BFM prequel POV.

http://figment.com/books/699791-Prelude-to-BFM-Girls/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

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Posted by on November 3, 2013 in Blog, Change of POV, Teasers

 

Cover Reveal and Bonus

So, yeah, a lot going on. Quick update, Liabilities is still in editing for all those of you that have asked. Up next is Broken Lens and another project that I’ve been working on.

However, I’ve been dreaming in full color the next Mercy book. It’s pressing on my brain to release all the words locked up in my head. This next installment should be an adventure for sure. I think a ton of you will be happy.

So for those of you that loved Alliance here is the cover for Rogue.

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And as a bonus, I’ve written a BONUS POV from AOM (and a teaser from Rouge) where one of the Alliance characters and Mercy meet up at a party.

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So click here…

http://figment.com/books/707708-Bonus-POV-AOM-Rouge-Frat-Party

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Posted by on October 11, 2013 in Blog, Change of POV

 

Silence…

Silence is not always golden. I think I’ve finally done it with AOM. My WTF endings have finally silenced the crowd. Not sure how I feel about that. 😦

However, for those of you left stunned, I have a POV ready. I swear I promised one a while back but here it is.

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http://figment.com/books/699790-Prelude-to-BFM-Football

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2013 in Blog, Change of POV

 

Updates and a POV

I hope everyone summer is going or went well. Mine has been busy, busy. Updates, writing is going slowly. I hope once school resumes, I’ll have more time to devote to writing.

Through the Lens, the audio book which is currently in the final stages of production, should be released fairly soon. Beg for Mercy, audio book, on the other hand has reached some stumbling blocks. Not sure how long the delay will be there. The producer of that book has had some set backs.

My VERY adult romance book received a cover update.

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Pretty sexy huh? Hopefully, it will convey just how smexy the book really is, lol.  😉

But the real reason why I’m posting today is to release another POV from AOM. This one is dedicated to Suzanne. It is the prequel to AOM. Have you read the book and wondered what happened during those two weeks between WFM & AOM? Well, here is your answer. The POV ran longer than I intended, but what don’t I do for the fans of the Cambion series.

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Click here. Enjoy.

http://figment.com/books/685050-Bonus-POV-AOM-Prelude/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

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Posted by on August 16, 2013 in Blog, Change of POV

 

Defending Mercy and other POV

Hey everyone. So here is the other POV for those shipping (cheering) for the other guy. If you’ve read AOM then you know this was not easy to write. Brings up bad memories for me. Still, this one goes out to Michele. I hope this brightens her day along with yours.

I have to admit he’s one of my favorite guys in the series. The others being Flynn, Sebastian and Paul. LOL. I’ve been thinking a lot about the next book in this series. My head should really be with Ethan, Keller or Kalen. (Did you see Keller from Alliance in the AOM?) The stories run concurrently and will eventually meet. But you don’t have to read both series to enjoy.

But I spent the morning writing the next book in my head. I have typed a few chapters. The heart knows what it wants to write. And I firmly believe one shouldn’t fight it. Otherwise, you just might write crap.

I know a lot of you aren’t happy with Mercy or you’re not happy with me. AOM was probably the hardest I’ve had to write for many reasons. I spent a lot of time with Lindsey Stirling and her self titled album on repeat while drawing all the emotions to write this one. Crystallize, Song of the Caged Bird, Transcendence and Shadows to name a few. In fact, I have Shadows (probably the most upbeat of the four songs) on now while I write this blog post.

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Those of you not happy with Mercy, just remember, she was sixteen when this story began and had not ever had a relationship before. She’s going to make a lot of mistakes along the way that many of you who’ve lived a little longer, seen more, or had a relationship before might not understand. Be patient with us as we take you on this journey.

For of you that aren’t happy with me by the turn of events. I ask for further patience. Everything happens for a reason.

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Here is the link to the POV

http://figment.com/books/678180-Bonus-POV-AOM-Wedding-Day/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

Thanks for the music you guys are the tweeting me. I love Booknut’s recommendation of Fear the Fever by Digital Daggers. I have no doubt this will be on my playlist for the next book in the Cambion series. I also love the lyrics to “No Mercy” by Sick Puppies recommended by Rachel (i still haven’t been able to find it to listen to yet). Thanks guys. Oh, and thanks Michele and the others who contributed tot he Soundtrack thread on Goodreads group.

That’s all for now. Later until next time, lol. ❤

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Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Blog, Change of POV

 

First AOM Bonus POV

You guys are the best. And thanks to Sonya, I’ve written my first POV of AOM. This POV is probably one of the biggest scenes in the story, but who am I not to give the readers what they want. Be kind, this POV is not edited. But it’s free. 🙂

If you haven’t yet read AOM, don’t read this POV. It’s a big spoiler and ruin some of the fun of stumbling upon it in the story. Priya tells me this scene (at least the crux of it) shows up at 66.6% on the kindle version. I have to wonder just how fitting that really is.

I’ll have another POV in the next day or two from another of our favorite characters. So if you’re not shipping for this guy, have no fear, another POV is near. LOL.

Also, I wanted to thank everyone for their soundtrack choices. I love all kinds of music and have added to my library with your selections.

For this scene, I listened (on repeat) to EVANESCENCE ~ Bring me to life. I know it’s an olde but goodie. But if you read the lyrics, it just seems so fitting for this guy and this scene

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Here it is.

http://figment.com/books/676198-Bonus-POV-AOM-Hot-Tub/widget?size=small&desc=true&stats=true

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Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Change of POV