~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ November Snow (Bad Bloods #2) by Shannon A. Thompson

November Snow (Bad Bloods #2)

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Blurb:
When Daniel and Serena unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and everyone they know will come together to fight. But Serena has another battle.

After a political rumor threatens their lives, Serena must leave her family and join the political front against her will. To survive apart, Daniel has to separate his love from his hatred and join forces with his worst memory to secure Vendona’s war. But very few of them will survive to see the last day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, snow will fall, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.

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My Review:
Well I’m trying to type up my review for November Rain, feeling all kinds of emotions and I can’t seem to string a bleeding sentence together.
I literally have tears streaming down my face and they won’t damn stop!!!!
Talk about unimaginable pain, death, torture and tragedy….seriously I have goosebumps after reading this book. I WARN you,  you will need an abundance of tissues at your disposal, you may even need to put this book down several times to get your head around things and to calm your nerves down, and most importantly, you will DEFINITELY need an ALCOHOLIC drink when you’ve finished – I know I did.
“I truly loved her for the short period of time we had together. I felt as if she was part of my destiny.
To see that destiny leave was the most unexplainable feeling. It was also the worst” 
November Snow takes off from where book one,  November Rain, ended.
And what an ending that was, leaving us all hanging by a thread on the end of that chuffing cliff eh?
The fate of the bad bloods lie in the hands of the voters of the public and the up and coming elections.
Will they thrive as a community or will they have to cower and hide in the shadows, running for their lives, their futures?
In November Snow, we find out more and more secrets, and things are turning, will it be for the better or the worse?
With every new page you read, you get a taste of everything that left you with questions in the first place…and a whole boat load more…
“He told her about her soul, and she told him about her dreams and stories.
And everything began to unravel from there.” 
The characters developed beautifully and even though I wished I could’ve known more about their endings I am happy I got to spend time in their world, as cruel as it sounded in the beginning.
Such a fantastic and mind-blowing book, heck a series so far (I’m hoping for more)
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~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ November Rain (Bad Bloods, #1) by Shannon A. Thompson

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Bad Bloods Book Release!

Letter from the author:

Publishing is quite the journey! As some of you know, Bad Bloods was my first published book—originally released when I was only 16 in 2007—but now that I’m older, I am beyond ecstatic that Bad Bloods is getting a second chance almost a decade later. Special thanks goes out to my publisher, Clean Teen Publishing, for believing in this story, and of course, an extra thanks goes out to all the book bloggers reading and reviewing it. You all are my stars.

Bad Bloods in 35 words or less: 17-year-old Serena is the only bad blood to escape execution. Now symbolized for an election, she must prove her people are human despite hindering abilities before everyone is killed and a city is destroyed.

November Rain, Part One, released TODAY

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November Snow, Part Two, releases July 25, 2016

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Series Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Serena isn’t human. She is a bad blood, and in the city of Vendona, bad bloods are executed. In the last moments before she faces imminent death, a prison guard aids her escape and sparks a revolt. Back on the streets determined to destroy her kind, Serena is spared by a fellow bad blood named Daniel. His past tragedies are as equally mysterious as her connection to them. Unbeknownst to the two, this connection is the key to winning an election for bad bloods’ rights to be seen as human again. But Serena is the only one who can secure Vendona’s vote.

When the two unite, their accidental relationship becomes the catalyst for a twelve-year war to continue. Exposing the twisted past of a corrupt city, Daniel, Serena, and every bad blood they know will come together to fight and win, but very few of them will survive to see the day. Bad blood or human, a city will burn, and all will be united by catastrophic secrets and irrevocable tragedy.

What are readers already saying?

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“The best duology I’ve ever read! Action packed. Fast paced. Heartbreaking. The ending brought me to tears and made my heart melt.”Crazy Beautiful Reads

“A fast paced fantasy, sci-fi story full of exciting characters with their own fascinating abilities and background stories. Didn’t disappoint one bit! For fans of Red Queen and Shatter Me: this one is definitely something you should check out!” The Book Prints

“Fresh and alluring. November Rain is an amazing treat. I loved it and can’t wait to be an avid fan of the series. The series is definitely going to be worth drooling over.” – Read, Watch, and Think 

“I recommend November Rain for EVERYONE but especially fans of dystopian and SCIFI. A great novel… It was full of strong characters each with their own background and an interesting world.”The Book Forums

My Review:

Firstly I want to begin by saying a HUGE thank you to Shannon for giving me a copy of this amazing book and being so incredibly awesome!

Set in a distant future, November Rain takes place in a city called Vendona. A city that is divided between humans and Bad Bloods -I believe the bad bloods to be sort of human/hybrid as they each seem to posses a different set of powers.

We meet a young teen named Serena, and the opening few pages show Serena’s battle of trying to escape imprisonment from a camp she’s currently in. A camp where terrible things happen to young bad Bloods. Having been helped by someone within the camp Serena does what she knows best – she runs.

Running on the streets, with fear in her heart,  and for her life Serena becomes involved in another sticky situation where she is saved by a dark and handsome male – Daniel. She desperately need to get back to her family, her flock, but Daniel takes her somewhere else to recuperate and recover.

With the elections at their door, everyone is even more tense and colder than they used to be.

Is this what humans have turned like?

Can Serena and her flock figure out what is going on?

Can they trust a human to win the elections to save their bad blood civilisations?

What will happen when Serena & Daniel can’t deny their feelings for one another any longer?

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Excerpt:

“I’m here to say goodbye,” I blurted out, speaking over my deafening thoughts.

He blinked, startled, and I knew I had yelled it at him, but his expression softened as he stepped closer to me. He took another step, and I couldn’t move. He even reached out and touched my hand, wrapping his fingers around the flower until it was in his grasp instead of mine. “You keep saying goodbye,” he said, “yet you keep coming back.” He tucked the white flower behind my ear.

“I know.”

November Rain, Part One, released TODAY

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November Snow, Part Two, releases July 25, 2016

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~*~ New Release & Review ~*~ Death Before Daylight (The Timely Death Trilogy #3) by Shannon A. Thompson

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Blurb:

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.

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Minutes Before Sunset (Timely Death #1) is currently FREE!!!! 

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My Review:

Wowza!

I love it when you get so engrossed within a series of books that upon the last and final book, everything the author has built up to , comes together in perfect harmony, it’s fits and completes in perfection…..and this series was no different.

I’ve loved this storyline from the beginning, you find yourself being captivated by the love story of Eric and Jessica, the emotional and physical struggles they have to endure as a result of the ongoing war between the shades and the lights and of course this so called “prophecy” they are working towards.

 “Harmony would only come with destruction.”

We are constantly kept on our toes throughout this book, there are so many secrets revealed, so many twists playing around and a plot that you just couldn’t put down, not without wanting to know what the characters did next.

This third instalment brings us to the final showdown, and not everyone will come out alive…..

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About The Author:

Shannon A. Thompson is a twenty-three-year-old author, avid reader, and habitual chatterbox. She was merely sixteen 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.

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~*~ Blog Tour ~*~ Seconds Before Sunrise (Timely Death #2) By Shannon A Thompson

Seconds Before Sunrise

Book Two in the Timely Death Trilogy 
By Shannon Thompson
Release Date: August 25th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Tour Dates: September 7th – 18th

Blurb:
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.


Seconds Before Sunrise is the exciting sequel to Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson. Find out why readers are enthralled with the Timely Death Trilogy.


My Review:

Firstly I want to thank Shannon, for kindly providing me with a copy of Seconds Before Sunrise to read and review.

Another well written book by Thompson.

This book instantly takes after Minutes Before Sunset and we follow the angst of a story between the Darks & Lights, with the impending war that is brewing.

Choosing to wipe your memories to protect those that you love, show great courage from a person, and we can’t help connecting more and falling in love more with Jess’s character for choosing to do this.

BUT everything comes with a price…

Not only did she lose her memory, she lost herself,

she lost her plight for her life, her parents and her friends.

Eric, being the ever so kind guy he is, is always out to protect Jess, even though sometimes it hurts him to stay away from his destined one.

The battle between Darthon and Shoman…What a fight it was? Thompson did an awesome job of creating scenes that left the reader breathless and heart pounding as though they were at the forefront and head of battle.

Who can they trust; who is friend and who is foe?

There was some loss…..which is to be expected in war, but to loose a character that we came to be a fan of and to love, is saddening.

Can love prevail the war?

Who is destined to die next?

These are only a few questions that are rambling around my little head, patiently waiting for the third instalment in Thompsons Timely Death Trilogy.

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Shannon A. Thompson is a twenty-three-year-old author, avid reader, and habitual chatterbox. She was merely sixteen 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.

 
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~*~ New Release ~*~ Seconds Before Sunrise (Timely Death #2) By Shannon A Thompson

Seconds Before Sunrise

Book two in the Timely Death Trilogy 
By Shannon Thompson
Release Date: August 25th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Tour Dates: September 7th – 18th

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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.
 
Seconds Before Sunrise is the exciting sequel to Minutes Before Sunset by Shannon A. Thompson. Find out why readers are enthralled with the Timely Death Trilogy.
 
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My Review:

Firstly I want to thank Shannon, for kindly providing me with a copy of Seconds Before Sunrise to read and review.

Another well written book by Thompson.

This book instantly takes after Minutes Before Sunset and we follow the angst of a story between the Darks & Lights, with the impending war that is brewing.

Choosing to wipe your memories to protect those that you love, show great courage from a person, and we can’t help connecting more and falling in love more with Jess’s character for choosing to do this.

BUT everything comes with a price…

Not only did she lose her memory, she lost herself,

she lost her plight for her life, her parents and her friends.

Eric, being the ever so kind guy he is, is always out to protect Jess, even though sometimes it hurts him to stay away from his destined one.

The battle between Darthon and Shoman…What a fight it was? Thompson did an awesome job of creating scenes that left the reader breathless and heart pounding as though they were at the forefront and head of battle.

Who can they trust; who is friend and who is foe?

There was some loss…..which is to be expected in war, but to loose a character that we came to be a fan of and to love, is saddening.

Can love prevail the war?

Who is destined to die next?

These are only a few questions that are rambling around my little head, patiently waiting for the third instalment in Thompsons Timely Death Trilogy .

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Shannon A. Thompson is a twenty-three-year-old author, avid reader, and habitual chatterbox. She was merely sixteen 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.




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~*~ Cover Reveal ~*~ Death Before Daylight By Shannon Thompson

Letter from 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)

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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.

 

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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! https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/131705-minutes-before-sunset

Pre-order Minutes Before Sunset: http://www.amazon.com/Minutes-Before-Sunset-Timely-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00WTRV9FC/ref=reader_auth_dp

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But most of all . . .

Stay Dark,

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~*~ Cover Reveal ~*~ Seconds Before Sunrise (The Timely Death Trilogy #2) By Shannon Thompson

Seconds Before Sunrise Cover Reveal:

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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

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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.

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