Cover Reveal: Minute Before Sunset – Shannon Thompson

Posted March 18, 2015 in Uncategorized / Leave a comment!

Minutes Before Sunset is book 1 of the Timely Death Trilogy and the second edition is being released July 28th! I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to be a part of the cover reveal! I reviewed this book a little while ago and gave it 5 out of 5 stars for being so entertaining! If you need a refresher, check out my review here.

Here are some fun facts about the book:

  1. It’s book 1 of the Timely Death Trilogy
  2. It was awarded Goodreads’ Book of the Month in July 2012
  3. Current Rating on Goodreads: 146 ratings, 4.3 stars
  4. Second edition is by Clean Teen Publishing (it’s getting new art and a new interior!)

A quick refresher, here’s the summary:

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.


  • “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

About the Author

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.

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Visit her blog for writers and readers at

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And FINALLY, here’s the beautiful new cover:



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2 responses to “Cover Reveal: Minute Before Sunset – Shannon Thompson

  1. Ooooo! I actually really like this new cover! If I hadn’t read the book, I would be super keen to find out who that girl is, and why she looks so totally badass XD The font is also really nice – super pretty but easy on the eyes. And the purple throughout is a nice consistency!

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