Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Beg For Mercy by Shannon Dermott Blog Tour Interview

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.

This is a young adult parnanormal romance novel.

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Vanilla (cookies-n-cream and butter pecan also)
2. Night owl or early bird? 
Early bird. It’s the early bird who gets the worm.

3. Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
If you enjoy “new adult” paranormal romance, my series is something new and different.
4. Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
I have a young adult contemporary romance novel “Through the Lens” scheduled for release in November. I also have a new young adult paranormal romance series “Remember” scheduled for release in December.
5. If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be? 
I’d have to say, I’d love to live in the Lord of the Rings world.
6. Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
As far as a theme song for my Camibion series, I would say “Lightning” by the Wanted. As for my characters in the same series, I found that I listen to a lot of Adele for Mercy. I listened to Coldplay for Flynn and Snow Patrol for Luke.
7. When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"? 
When I was really little, I just imagined myself as the princess and marrying a prince to live happily ever after. 
8. What do you do in your free time? 
If I have time, I love to read or go to the movies. Shopping is a given too.
9. What's your favorite season/weather? 
I love winter. Curling up by a fire is as romantic as it sounds.
10. What are your current literary works? Any sneak peeks?
I have the Cambion series. The latest book will be released hopefully late December. On my blog, you will find lots of teasers and bonus chapters from books in that series.
I also have a YA contemporary romance novel, Through the Lens and a new YA paranormal romance series debuting in December. 
11. What is your favorite scene in the book and why do you love it?
My favorite scene in Beg for Mercy has to be when Mercy finds herself “accidently inebriated” and confesses some of her feelings to one of the characters in the book.
Thanks Brittany for having me on your blog! 

Author Bio:
Shannon first love was reading, diving into other realities to explore and brave new worlds. To share her writing is the best experience of all. Her first series explores the life and trials of being Mercy Moore, a teenage cambion. When Shannon isn't writing she loves to shop and watch horror movies that make turning out the lights seem like a stupid idea.

Twitter @ShannonDermott


  1. Great interview. That's one of my favourite scenes too and I'm also a winter lover :)