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Monday, June 10, 2013

Excerpt and Giveaway The Nevermore Trilogy (The Nevermore Trilogy) by Shannon Mayer

They were promised weight loss, the cure for Cancer, Parkinson’s Disease and infertility; they were promised hope. 
 The side effects were anything but hopeful. 


Mara and Sebastian are young, in love and newlyweds. Far too soon, they will face tests to their love that most others won’t survive. Their bond strengthens with each loss, destruction and unbearable race against time. In each other, they find the will and hope to endure. Hand in hand, they will face the darkening of humanity with strength and integrity and an undeniable spirit to survive; together.

Sundered is a story that will steal a piece of your heart as you cheer for both Mara and Sebastian in this unconventional love story. It is a story of love, hope, faith and the strength to carry on after the dark times come.” -Reviewer


Mara faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles and adversities as she works feverishly to free Sebastian from the holds which bind him. Her refusal to abandon him, and his refusal to let her slip away, keep them fighting to be reunited. Fears escalate and dangers destroy their beliefs, but they cling to their love and find strength in each other even when separated. Mara and Sebastian manage to face each act of violence, each tragedy, and terrifying sight with a strength which won’t bend to any confrontation.

“Gritty, violent, tragic and terrifying, this whole series also manages to be touching, romantic and at times, even sexy…..” - Jess the Romanceaholic

Surrounded by the most obstinate of madness, Mara will use the strength within herself to free both she and Sebastian once and for all. As Sebastian slips further away from her, Mara will have to fight as she never has before--alone. The bonds of love and friendship will be stretched to their breaking point as the world around them spins out of control, and the dangers continue to mount. Can she carry them both through the obstacles ahead and find a way to heal Sebastian? Can she accomplish all of this in time?

This final chapter of The Nevermore Trilogy will leave you breathless, sitting on the edge of your seat screaming out loud for love to overcome and the goodness of human nature to prevail.

"I was completely blindsided by events in this story. Even now, I can't stop thinking about it." - Author of "Until Dawn: Last Light", Jennifer Simas

Excerpt from Dauntless:

Belief in that which you cannot see, touch, taste or smell is called faith by some and foolishness by others. I don’t know which I would say is more painful, to have faith and trust in an impossibility or to succumb to the reality of the world and let a dream die.

I wanted to believe that Sebastian was becoming human once more; I wanted to believe that the “cure” Donavan forced on him would do what it should and bring him back to me. But the trembling muscles under my hands and the flickering eyelids that gave me only brief glimpses into yellowed irises stole what hope I had. Three days Sebastian had lain on the gurney, his every move monitored—as was mine.

“I don’t know why you even bother to stay here,” Lucy said on one of her hourly checks on us.

“I can’t leave him, besides, it’s not like I can just walk out of the compound. I’d be shot, you know that.” I didn’t bother to look up, just sat in my chair and continued to watch Bastian for any sign of movement other than the muscle tremors. The scent of antiseptic and sickness hung heavy in the air, clinging to the back of my throat.

“Listen,” she paused and took a deep breath; I finally looked up at her. She gave me a weak smile. “You aren’t safe here. Donavan’s losing his mind and it’s going faster every day.”

Lucy bent down to me, her face full of concern. “The rest of us are going to make a run for it and if you’re still here, you’ll take the brunt of his anger.”

“Why are you telling me this?” I asked. Lucy was one of Donavan’s supporters; she believed in him and his work.

The door creaked and Donavan strode in. “Lucy. Out,” he snapped.

Lucy left the room, her face pale and her eyes wide. Behind Donavan’s back she mouthed something to me. I couldn’t be sure, but I think it was Vancouver. My eyebrows crunched up. Why would she mouth the name of a city to me?

“I see Sebastian is still unconscious,” Donavan said.

“Well done Captain Obvious,” I said. “Perhaps you’d like to point out that I’m awake?”

Donavan stared at me, his eyes empty of emotion. That blank expression was almost worse than if he had gotten angry. I swallowed hard but refused to lower my eyes.

“Sebastian doesn’t seem to be improving. It looks as if I will be back to the drawing board tomorrow.” He flicked his finger against Sebastian’s cheek. “By tonight I’ll have to have him removed,” Donavan said.

“What do you mean remove him? He’s sick, it’s your fault. You can’t move him right now,” I said, standing up and putting myself between Donavan and Bastian.

“I didn’t say I’d move him somewhere else. I said I’d have him removed. Those are two very different statements,” Donavan said.

My skin twitched over my back as what Donavan was saying sunk in. He didn’t believe that Sebastian was improving. I struggled for my next breath of air as the muscles in my body constricted, my hope shriveling up. Where would that leave him—a vegetable? Or would he just go back to being a Nevermore? If I had to choose, I’d take him being a Nevermore, but it wouldn’t be my choice. Sebastian gave a shudder, his body trembling with the “cure” that coursed through his veins. I placed my hand over his, gripping his fingers.

The rest of Donavan’s words sunk into my mind. Donavan had every intention of having Sebastian removed tonight. Killed. Eliminated.

No, I couldn’t let that happen.

 ***This trilogy version contains all THREE installments of The Nevermore Trilogy. This Series is meant to be read in sequential order as the books are NOT stand alone.*** 

Cover design: DAMON ZA

About the author:

Shannon Mayer lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, dog, cats, horse, and cows. When not writing she spends her time staring at immense amounts of rain, herding old people (similar to herding cats) and attempting to stay out of trouble. Especially that last is difficult for her.

She is the author of the The Nevermore Trilogy, The Rylee Adamson Novels and the Celtic Legacy series. Her first New Adult Romance, High Risk Love, is scheduled for release July 1, 2013.

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This is Lysa, Shannon Mayer's Assistant.  I wanted to take a moment to thank you for being a part of the Promotional Blitz for Shannons Romantic Suspense, "The Nevermore Trilogy".

I also decided to offer those of you who participated in the blitz, a free Kindle copy of Sundered (Book One of The Nevermore Trilogy) in exchange for a review.

If you're interested, we'd love to hear what you think!  Please email me your Kindle email address (the one that ends with @kindle.com) at lysa@pegasus-designs.com so I can send the ARC direct to your device!  Also make sure to add my email address to your accepted email list under personal document settings in your amazon account.

Thanks again for participating and I hope you'll want to read Sundered!


CCAM said...

Hi Lysa!
This is such a nice gesture. Thank you! I just bought the series, but I really appreciate your generosity!