Friday, January 18, 2013

{Author Spotlight} "When I'm not writing" by Shannon Dermott

We wanted to know what Shannon do when she is not writing so we asked her to write a guest post about it! 

When I'm not writing by Shannon Dermott

When I’m not writing I can be found with my family, shopping or reading. And oh, how I love to read. But I don’t often have the time to.

When I do have a chance to read, I’m reading books by some of my favorite authors.

One of them is Nancy Straight. Both of her “new adult” series Destiny and Touched are two of my favorite. Her stories are innovative and unique. I love the way she weaves romance and action to keep your heart pumping. I won’t say more because I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say that they are really worth picking up.

Another favorite author of mine is Charlotte Abel.  She has an edgy young adult series called Channie named after the main character. This series is funny and sexy but still YA.  She also has a “new adult” series that begins with the novel, River’s Recruit. Another world rich series that is so imaginative and interesting, I read through the night.

One more series that I’m dying to read is the final book would be the Significance series by Shelly Crane. The book is Independence.  Oh my goodness, this series is so good. Sweet but on the edge of your seat kind of good. The final book has been released, but I haven’t yet had the time to read it. However, I have it on good authority that it is really good. It tops my list as the next book I will read.

After the holidays and I finish Angel of Mercy, I will be picking up a book.

Everyone dreams of that first kiss. Of that magic moment when your lips finally meet those of that special person you’ve waited your whole life for. A little awkward, a little scary, a little hot and every bit amazing. We speculate that the whole world will shake and time will just stop. No one, however, ever imagines that kiss to bring Death himself knocking. Sixteen year old Mercy Moore's life just got more complicated. The kiss that originally could have meant she would finally have a boyfriend now was the kiss that could have very nearly ended his life. A small detail her mother conveniently never told her will take her life for an abrupt u-turn. Dating, no love, was now completely and utterly impossible. And the boy well, that boy would never be the same.But life, however cruel, goes on. Far too soon for her taste, Mercy finds herself at a senior party with the elite students of her school and her best friend. And of all things, playing a stupid game that could very well mean the death of someone in that small room. If it were not for her best friend, the hottest guys in school, and a small need to fit in, she may have been able to escape the disaster that was to come. Her worst nightmare, her personal curse, her very  life, only gets dangerously worse.

More information about Shannon Dermott:

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Shannon's blog


Michele said...

Hmm, I'll have to take a look at these books at Goodreads and add to my already overflowing "to-be-read" shelf, lol! : )

Elisabeth said...

One of the problems with writing is it cuts back on my reading!

Nancy Straight said...

Shannon, I'm gushing right now!! Thank you so much!! I'm sooooo in love with Luke and am on pins and needles waiting on Angel of Mercy!! Much <3