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Twitter Newbie

Hello everyone! Just letting you know that I now have Twitter (@joysofbookworms).

If you have any tips, tricks, popular/useful bookish hash tags and people to follow, please let me know. Likewise, please comment your username(s) so that I can connect with you!

Have an awesome day 😉

Cover Reveal: Death Before Daylight (The Timely Death Trilogy #3) by Shannon A. Thompson

The day is finally upon us! Today, the new cover of Death Before Daylight, the third and final installment in the Timely Death trilogy, is revealed! This is an extra special occasion as Death Before Daylight never got the chance to be published. However, I was sent an eARC of this finale and it is brilliant! You can check out my review here and if you missed my cover reveals for Minutes Before Sunset and Seconds Before Sunrise you can check them out here and here.

Letter from the author, Shannon A. Thompson

It’s here! It’s here! The final cover of The Timely Death Trilogy has finally been released. A special thank you goes out to Clean Teen Publishing and this lovely Member of the Dark who is helping share this message today. Minutes Before Sunset, book 1 of The Timely Death Trilogy, re-releases on July 28 – with an all new interior and exterior – and both are beautiful. Seconds Before Sunrise follows on August 25, and Death Before Daylight (the only novel of the trilogy to never see the shelves before) is finally getting it’s day . . . hehehe . . . Well, it’s releasing September 15. Even more exciting? You can win prizes throughout all of these events and more by becoming a Member of the Dark . . . or a Member of the Light. Check out the details below! I look forward to speaking with you!

Shannon A. Thompson (a.k.a. SAT)

So, without further adou…

Original Cover:

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Another beautiful cover for this trilogy! I actually prefer this one to the original… Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Synopsis:

Two eternities. One ending.

“Harmony would only come with destruction.”

The moment Eric and Jessica are reunited, they are torn apart. After the appearance of a new breed of shades and lights, the powers shift for the worse, and all three descendants find themselves face-to-face in the Light realm. When Darthon is in control, the last thing everyone expects is to finally hear the truth.

While Jessica learns the reason of her creation, Darthon’s identity is exposed to Eric—and only Eric—and Eric can no longer defend himself. With the eternities of the Light and the Dark resting on Jessica’s shoulders, she must choose who she will be—a light or a shade.

In the end, someone must die, and the end is near.

Dark Activities:

Become a Member of the Dark (or Light) by emailing ShannonAThompson@aol.com. Your email will never be given out, and you are not required to do anything, but you will win more prizes the more you participate.

Win a paperback of Minutes Before Sunset via Goodreads! 

Pre-order Minutes Before Sunset

Stay Updated via The Timely Death Trilogy FB page

Visit the Extras Page

Pin your favorite photos from The Timely Death Trilogy Pinterest board

But most of all . . .

Stay Dark.

Cover Reveal: Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy #1) by Shannon A. Thompson

Hello everyone! I am super excited to be participating in another cover reveal – especially considering it’s for another of Shannon’s books! If you haven’t seen the cover reveal that I did for Minutes Before Sunset, the first book in The Timely Death Trilogy, you can check it out here. Shannon is a really lovely person and an absolutely amazing author. If you have not heard of the trilogy, I have reviews for all three installments: Minutes Before Sunset, Seconds Before Sunrise and Death Before Daylight.  Shannon is also holding a giveaway for Minutes Before Sunset, for which you can find links to later in this post.

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

Be sure to check out Shannon’s blog for readers and writers.

YouTube Video Reveal

This link will work at noon (CDT).

For those of you who can’t wait that long, here it is!

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Ta Da! Isn’t it beautiful? I certainly love it! Let me know what you think in the comments below ;).
 

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

Goodreads

CURRENT GIVEAWAY

Book Tag Thurdays

By mere coincidence, the last two posts on this blog (which are book tags) happen to have both been posted on Thursdays.

I saw this cute picture and was wondering if I should turn this into a weekly meme. I have now found out that was made by lifeofafemalebibliophile and (I believe) so was this meme.

So, would any of you be interested in a Book Tag Thursday meme? I have a few to start off, but I would love to hear any book tag suggestions and general thoughts from you guys!

Cover Reveal: Minutes Before Sunset (The Timely Death Trilogy #1) by Shannon A. Thompson

I am super excited to be taking part in the official cover review of Minutes Before Sunset! I absolutely love The Timely Death Trilogy and it will always have a special place in my heart.

So it is with great anticipation that I present to you…

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… The new cover of Minutes Before Sunset! Isn’t it so pretty?

Release Date: July 28, 2015 – Second edition by Clean Teen Publishing, new cover and new interior!

Awarded Goodreads’ Book of the Month in July 2012

Current Rating on Goodreads: 146 ratings, 4.3 stars

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Two destines. One death.

“Her kiss could kill us, and my consent signed our death certificates.”

Eric Welborn isn’t completely human, but he isn’t the only shade in the small Midwest town of Hayworth. With one year left before his eighteenth birthday, Eric is destined to win a long-raging war for his kind. But then she happens. In the middle of the night, Eric meets a nameless shade, and she’s powerful—too powerful—and his beliefs are altered. The Dark has lied to him, and he’s determined to figure out exactly what lies were told, even if the secrets protect his survival.

Jessica Taylor moves to Hayworth, and her only goal is to find more information on her deceased biological family. Her adoptive parents agree to help on one condition: perfect grades. And Jessica is distraught when she’s assigned as Eric’s class partner. He won’t help, let alone talk to her, but she’s determined to change him—even if it means revealing everything he’s strived to hide.

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Reviews:

·      “A magical, if slightly dark, tale.” – The Reader’s Review

·       “Wonderfully unnerving.” – Coffee Shop Reader

·      “This is a story of forbidden love, hidden love, and a war of love.” – Endless Reading

·      “This book was brilliant, original and romantic. This is a timeless love story with incredible character growth, action and twists of fate.” – Note to Selph Book Reviews

·      “Miss. Thompson twisted the concept of Light and Dark, reversing the well-known roles, changing the time-old dance and making it her own. Brilliant and true, Minutes Before Sunset is thought-provoking, bringing real-life lessons and morals from a world of the supernatural.” – Live. Laugh. Read

My full review of Minutes Before Sunset is posted here.

Join the Dark:

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Goodreads

Facebook

Pinterest

Extras

Amazon

About the Author:

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Shannon A. Thompson is a 23-year-old author, avid reader, and habitual chatterbox. She was merely 16 when she was first published, and a lot has happened since then. Thompson’s work has appeared in numerous poetry collections and anthologies, and her first installment of The Timely Death Trilogy became Goodreads Book of the Month. She is currently represented by Clean Teen Publishing, and Minutes Before Sunset releases on July 28, 2015.

As a novelist, poet, and blogger, Thompson spends her free time writing and sharing ideas with her black cat named after her favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart. Between writing and befriending cats, she graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in English, and she travels whenever the road calls her.

Visit Shannon’s blog for writers and readers.

How Old Do I Seem?

So, a few days ago I realised that I have never actually specified how old I am in my “About Me”. I’ve always been told that I should older than I am (except, perhaps, when I’m fangirling) and so ever since then I’ve become curiouser and curiouser – based on what I’ve written and various conversations, how old do you think I am? How old do I seem?

I’m really curious! Please comment and tell me how old you think I am and why! ^_^

These Holidays…

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My bedside table has been full for months, the books changing up a bit, but it has towered there constantly, with the same base books being put off because I have library books to return or too much homework. No more, I say! *dramatic pose* These holidays (two weeks from tomorrow) I vow to clear that pile! Who’s with me?! *crowd cheers*

Honestly though, I would love for you to take up the challenge with me.

Are there any books you’ve been putting off reading? Books that you’ve just received and can’t wait to dive into? Let me know, and we can take up this challenge together.

Not that it’s much of a challenge being as they’re books I’m dying to read, but more in how many I can read in rapid-fire, juggling sleeping in and other holiday activities as well. Also, this challenge includes all holds I have at the library that come through as well.

*joysofbookworms

(I do apologise if that made no sense whatsoever, I’m prone to doing that…)

UPDATE!

I have now finished my holidays and I regret to say that I have not completed my goal, with almost half of the book Prayer: A Personal Testimony by Alfred Stanway and My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult to go. However, I ended up reading 13 Novels and 9 Manga Volumes in this time.

For those interested, below are some screenshots from Goodreads that detail what books I read. NOTE: The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa does not count as it was completed before this holiday period.

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Blog Ideas – Please Help!

Hello!

I have just seen some really cool ideas from some people’s blogs and I’m pitching them to you. I have some rapid-fire posts which I have reblogged explaining these.

Musing Monday

Teaser Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Friday Finds

Stack the Shelves Saturday

This may just be during the holidays, or when I’m free, but I’d love to hear your opinions on this. Please comment! I’m really not sure if I should go ahead with these.

Thanks,
joysofbookworms

“We read to know we are not alone.” C. S. Lewis