Thursday 26 April 2012

Guest Post: Shannon Duffy


Convinced she’s a part of the witness protection program, sixteen-year-old Jewel Rose is shuffled around the globe with her family like a pack of traveling gypsies. After arriving at lucky home twenty-seven, she stumbles upon a mysterious boy with magical powers claiming to be her guardian . . . and warning of imminent danger. Despite the obvious sparks between them, Jewel discovers a relationship is forbidden, and the more she learns about dark, brooding Roman, she begins to question who she can even believe — the family who raised her, or the supposed sworn protector who claims they’ve been lying to her all along.

As she struggles to uncover who her family has really been running from, she is forced to hide her birthmark that reveals who she is. With new realities surfacing, unexplained powers appearing, and two tempting boys vying for her heart, Jewel battles to learn who she can trust in an ever growing sea of lies, hoping she’ll make it through her seventeenth birthday alive.

ISBN: 9780983741879
ISBN: 9781476293585
Pages: 334
Release: April 10, 2012

Shannon Duffy writes young adult and middle grade fiction. She grew up on the beautiful east coast of Canada and now lives in Ontario, Canada. She is the mom of one boy, Gabriel, her angel. She loves writing, reading, working out, soccer, and the sport of champions-shopping. She is the author of the young adult paranormal romance, SPECTRAL. Her upcoming middle grade fantasy novel, GABRIEL STONE AND THE DIVINITY OF VALTA is scheduled for a January 2013 release.

About Titles:
Usually I come up with a title before I start writing a book. I’d actually originally chosen a different title for Spectral. It was going to be titled Cursed right up until after it was finished. I still love that title, don’t get me wrong, but when I found out there was going to be two other books coming out with the same title in 2012, I decided it needed a fresh look. I thought of something with the word Spectral in it, since that term is a huge part of story’s plot, and holds a lot of meaning for the main character, Jewel. In the end, I decided (with advice from others), to leave it at the short, catchy, yet simple—one word title of SPECTRAL. I hope the readers will like it!

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Tribute Books said...

Becky, thanks for hosting Shannon today. It's always interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at the decision making that goes into selecting a book title.

barmybex said...

Thanks for stopping by ;D