Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Daily Dish and a Launch Party

     Sooo -  it looks like I am really going to be on The Daily Dish February 12th around 9 or 10am.  I'm still in shock.  I thought for sure they were just kidding and that they'd come back and say, "Sorry! We've decided to have the author of 50 shades of Grey on instead."  Days go by and no cancellation has come yet.  So I guess I better start preparing.  But how in the world do you prepare for a TV interview?  No really - if you know, please email me.  I'm not even kidding.  My daughter video taped me a couple weeks ago and I tend to do this bobble headed thing.  I had no idea.  My hands - great.  My head?  It's like from the neck up I'm Italian or something.  
     The other exciting thing on my agenda is a launch party at Seagull Book in American Fork.  Never done that either.  I know, weird.  I've done tons of book signings, but a launch party?  Yikes.   I'll bring treats for sure.  Maybe an Earth Wind and Fire CD to play?  Really, I have no idea what will be happening yet.  But that will be the same day as the TV interview.  February 12th is going to be a CRAZY day for me.  So hurry and put it on your calendar. And tell your husbands that  instead of chocolate this year, you want a signed copy of Do Over instead.  It's coming out 2 days before Valentine's Day.  Perfect timing for the husband that doesn't like to stress the crowds.  
     And for those of you who don't have a cute hubby who is right now already thinking of the perfect gift for the most romantic day of the year, never fear.  Do Over is not only a fun romance, it's a book that totally gets the fact that cute husbands or boyfriends who are incredibly thoughtful and romantic and perfect sometimes don't exist.  So if you fit into that category (I do!), come say hi and we'll have some fun.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Exciting things!

     Only 1 month to go until my book Do Over comes out.  So here's why I'm getting super excited.  I've been in contact with CW's 30 The Daily Dish.  Ever heard of them? Yes you have!  There's a chance I might just be on their show on February 12th to promote my book.  
     Can not even tell you how exciting this is and yet totally brain fryingly terrifying at the same time.  My knees are wobbly just thinking about it, but I will do whatever it takes, even fainting on live TV to promote my book.  But that's probably my limit.  I heard of this one guy that said he'd run across the  whole state of Utah if he got so many sales. Being on the Daily Dish would be a lot less painful I'm sure
     I will keep you updated as soon as I find out for sure.  Now remember, it's not a for sure for sure thing, but almost for sure.  Cross your fingers for me!
     In the mean time, I have a huge favor to ask of all my dear lovely friends who read my book early to do reviews.  Could you please- pretty please post your reviews on and or Goodreads?  That would be so appreciated. We're really starting to gear up for the big push and every little bit helps.  
 - Shannon

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Do Over Update #3,874,290.43

Just kidding, there haven't been thaaaat many updates, have there?  Yikes, I hope not.  But here's the deal everyone - there are only 40 days until Do Over hits the stores.  40 days!! Mark your calendars for February 12th 2013 because just 2 whole days before Valentine's you can get the one book that you need to survive that revered Holiday.  So to get you excited again, hopefully enough to Pre-order Do Over on Amazon, I'd like to re-post Heather Clark's review of Do Over.  Read it and weep people, because I know I do every time I read it :)
     Shannon Guymon's New Novel, Do Over, is a triumph of clean, fun romance. Want a book you can recommend to your teenage daughter, or your grandmother, and be confident that they'd both find something to enjoy? I'm a newcomer to Shannon's work, but I immediately put her other Alpine books on hold at my public library. Shannon includes just enough touches of past characters to make me curious about their back-stories, without becoming self-indulgent, and boring or confusing me by focusing too much on past plots. Iris and Trey were definitely the stars of their own story.

     And what a couple. They were funny. From their witty,sparkling first meeting, Iris and Trey kept me guessing. Iris is not your average romance-novel heroine. She doesn't spend a single minute moping and swooning. And waiting to be rescued by a handsome, dominating hero? Not a chance. Move over, ex-fiancĂ©! Stand aside, men in general! Iris has got big plans, a serious pair of boots, and her hair is on fire. Perfect for a woman of action. As Shannon reminds us throughout the book, Iris is strong, independent, and just a little bit wild. But don't take Shannon's word for it. Iris's actions speak louder than words. All the way to the funny,over-the-top ending, Iris demands respect and forges her own destiny. In her own words, "I’m coming for you, so watch out." Finally, a heroine that doesn't slightly embarrass the entire female gender.

     And speaking of strong characters, Iris has met her match in Trey. He's kind, witty, charming, handsome, and tender—when he's not dishing out the sass in a Ben and Jerry's container, that is. 

     These characters are a lot of fun, and you're pretty sure while you're reading that if you met them, you'd be friends for life. Pick up Shannon's latest book, and they may become just that. 

- Heather Clark