Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Introducing our First Mystery Author!!!!

Ahem, drumroll please...

We Friday the Thirteeners are very very very excited to introduce our first Mystery Author:

Shannon Messenger


Shannon is an amazing author who's not only debuting a YA book in 2013, but has her MG debut coming out on October 2, 2012! And her cover is stunning. Just take a look!

Keeper of the Lost Cities 

Twelve-year-old Sophie has always been different -- she's years ahead of the other kids in school and can read minds. She's always assumed there's some kind of logical explanation for her talents, but when she meets an adorable and mysterious boy, she finds out the shocking truth. She's never felt at home because she, well, ... isn't.

There are secrets buried deep in her memory, secrets about her true identity and why she was hidden among humans, that others desperately want and would even kill for. And she must figure out why she is the key to her brand-new world, before the wrong person finds the answer first.

Now that all of you are amazed by her MG debut, let us give you a taste of what to expect from her YA debut:


Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston is the only survivor of the category five tornado that killed his parents. Every night since the storm, a beautiful, dark-haired girl has swept through his dreams. She's the only clue to his past, and he clings to the hope that she's real.

Audra is real, but she's also a sylph. An air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian--Vane's guardian--and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra must help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim--the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock a memory Audra wishes could be erased. And as the storm bears down on them she starts to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance that's grown between them.

Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, and alive with wonderful wind-swept prose, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.

Coming Spring 2013 from Simon & Schuster (Simon Pulse)
I bet you all are totally dying to read that, right? Well get in line cause I just might expire before next spring!

It's been really hard keeping her a secret, but now that her deal has gone public (click here for the details!) we are rolling out the red carpet, welcoming her with thunderous applause and grinning evilly as we push her straight into the truth and dare pool. This is the official call to arms for truth and dares for our newest member! Leave us a special truth or dare just for Shannon on the Truth or Dare page. Don't leave'em in the comments as we'd like to keep them a surprise!

So please give a warm welcome to Shannon our newest Thirteener!


  1. Congratulations, Shannon! Both your books sound intriguing (Did I spell that right? My coffee level is still low this morning.)

  2. Hazing, done and done! Huge welcome, Shannon!!!

  3. Wahooo! Welcome, Shannon. We are so excited to have you, and equally as excited to see you fulfill your first truth/dare :)

  4. Welcome, Shannon! I can't wait for you to dare it up with us...

  5. YAY!!!!!! So excited! Now, I must get all my friends to submit really awful dares for you. Mua ha ha. :)

  6. SO glad to be done hiding in the shadows. But eep--I wonder how embarrassing the dare will be? *is afraid to see whats in there...*

  7. Welcome Shannon! I knew about Keeper of the Lost Cities and am looking forward to, but this is the first I've heard of Let the Sky Fall. It sounds amazing as well. Congratulations on getting another book deal :-)

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