Minutes Before Sunset
Two destinies. One death. "Her kiss could kill us, and my consent signed our death certificates…" Eric has less than a year left before his fated battle when he meets her. She's a shade like him, but separated from the Dark – and with more power than she should have. And he can't stay away. Jessica is new to town and desperate to figure out who, or what, her birth parents were. But she can't find them without overcoming Eric, and she won't let him stop her.
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About the Book

Two destinies. 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.

Minutes Before Sunset is the first book in The Timely Death Trilogy.

 

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Reviewed by Melanie Newton
Violence
5
The two groups of Shades (Light and Dark) are at war and the things that happen are a result of that. There is talk of killing and various degrees of fighting and training throughout including pain and damage caused by magical means and even resorting to attempted suicide missions... Talk of a girl that died under suspicious circumstances. Talk of a parent's suicide. Large violent fight near the end.
Language
3
Bitch - as in Son of a Bitch, God used in Oh my God and Goddamn, Pissed used to describe anger, Hell - as in what the Hell. All: Bitch, Shit, Goddamn , Damn Pissed, Hell
Romance/Sensuality
2
Some quite intense kissing between Eric (as Shoman) and the third ascendent.
Drugs/Alcohol/Smoking
3
Talk of past occurrences of underage drinking at parties and clubs and that they have fake IDs and want to repeat it.

 

Paranormal Creatures:

Shades (both light and dark – not human and have various powers)  and half  breeds (Part shade – part human)

 

 

About the Author
Shannon A. Thompson

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. 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 her blog for writers and readers at www.shannonathompson.com.

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