Shannon Dittemore



Saturday, I had my 7 year old on lookout. I knew the gorgeous Ruthie Dean of Nelson Fiction had sent a few advance reader copies of Angel Eyes in my direction, and by employing my prodigious math skills, I figured they had a good shot of arriving on Saturday.

And for the first time EVAR my math skills won out! Look, look, look! Aren’t they pretty?

AND, since I’m submitting book two to my publisher this week, I thought a little celebratory giveaway was in order! All you have to do, is:

1. “Like” my FB page (If you’ve already done this, THANK YOU. You’re good to go, just move on to #2)

2. Leave a comment here on this blog. The gorgeous gal on my cover, Brielle, spends far too much time being cold. So, tell me, what are you doing to keep warm this winter?

Do those two things, and on Friday, I’ll pick a winner! You’re squealing, right? I mean, COME ON! It’s Angel Eyes! And it’s like a book. A real book. *passes out*



  • Comment by Matthew Farquhar — January 30, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    Well I’m doing the only thing that could keepe warm which is cuddling Charlotte. And it does the trick.

  • Comment by katie danielle — January 30, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Some nice hot coffee and a warm blanket are the best to staying warm!

  • Comment by judy mccollough — January 30, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    I just dropped grandkids off at school and I’m going to turn the little room heater on and get back under the covers and read.

  • Comment by Heather Marie — January 30, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Ooooh!!! Me! Me! MEEEE!!! Let’s see… I like to be super lazy during the cold season and sit next to wall heater with a cup of hot tea.

  • Comment by Quentin Richards — January 30, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    Well I am chasing around an over active 2 year old (almost 3) that never wants to take a nap, unless you do not want him too.

  • Comment by Betsy F. — January 30, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Electric throw, fireplace and hot tea every day!!

  • Comment by Sarah @ The Book Life — January 30, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    Hot tea and snuggles with my chubby cat :0)

  • Comment by Kara Grant — January 30, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Hey Shannon! I live in Miami so not much of a winter for me 🙂 However, to keep warm I drink hot coffee and wear a long sleeved shirt around the house. Your book looks so awesome!!! Thanks for this giveaway, enjoyed your comments/intro 🙂

  • Comment by Melody Partridge — January 30, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    Coffee, blanket out of the dryer and snuggles on the couch.

  • Comment by Julie Sims — January 30, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    Congrat’s Shannon! In Michigan you have to have all the gear to stay warm. Down jackets, gloves, a scarf and hat and you do a lot of running into buildings because your still cold.

  • Comment by Anna Corrington — January 30, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Sweatshirts, fuzzy boots, heater in the car on full blast, and my very favorite, family bed cuddles under the down comforter! 🙂

  • Comment by Jenny Lundquist — January 30, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Space heaters. And coffee. Lots and lots of coffee!

  • Comment by Heather Adams — January 30, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    What fun! I need to read this book. It sounds so good. I really dislike being cold. I bundle up in sweats, crank up the heated mattress pad, and pile on the blankets to stay warm. Oh, and hot chocolate doesn’t hurt….

  • Comment by Lisa Padilla — January 30, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    I stay warm just by living in Orlando. And on a cold Florida night, a couple pups in my lap usually does the trick!

    Congrats on your debut novel!!!


  • Comment by Sharon Wilkinson — January 30, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    I love to get all wrapped up in my big Harry Potter blanket with my fuzzy socks my big sister gave me and snuggle with my baby girls.

  • Comment by Alicia Johnson — January 30, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    I get all snuggled in to a comfy blanket with my slippers on, cuddled by my 2 four-legged furry girls.

  • Comment by Frank Tan — January 30, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    I’m unimaginative but practical. Thermals keep me warm.

  • Comment by magan bagan — January 30, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

    I’ve been putting on tons of layers: at least two sweaters, socks, furry boot slippers, etc. And I only live in the South.

    I can only imagine what it’ll be like when I move up North for school *sigh*

  • Comment by Rachel McWilliams — January 30, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

    I drink coffee and curl up with a good book. Looking forward to your book!

  • Comment by Celeste Holloway — January 30, 2012 @ 12:46 pm

    Hey, Shannon! I have a HUGE cat! When I get cold, I put her on my feet. Its true, lol!

  • Comment by Rebekah Brown — January 30, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    This winter I have bought an awesome blanket and sat in front of my fireplace all covered up in my fabulous blanket. It’s been great!

  • Comment by Cheryl Olson — January 30, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    I am staying warm with my lovely gas powered fireplace- so nice and I just recently got myself a nice pair of clearance snow boots from Target right before we had a really big snow dumps in Seattle. I kept asking myself, should I really buy these boots and then when the weather went south I was so glad that I had bought them! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Comment by Jennifer — January 30, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    Cuddling with my adorable 4 year-old and 9 month-old. And tea- lots of tea.

  • Comment by Audra Snyder — January 30, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    How do I stay warm? My utmost favorite way is to sit on our hearth close to the roaring fire with hot cup of coffee in hand. But because I refuse to learn how to build a fire (and I would pay David to stay home to just build me fires if I could), I usually put on 2-4 layers of clothes and turn on our electric heaters. I also like to use Austin as a space heater. That boy could roast marshmallows just by looking at ’em. And fleece blankets are an absolute must!

  • Comment by Britta Kirk — January 30, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    What do I do to keep warm? I grab a mug of steaming rich hit cocoa, with whipped cream and cinnamon. Get my comfy blanket, and an awesome novel, and I’m good to go.

  • Comment by Krystel — January 30, 2012 @ 5:17 pm

    When I am not busy chasing around my 3 little boys, a nice hot tea, comfy blanket are a perfect way to keep warm. Or maybe just hiding in a hot bath, reading a good book!

  • Comment by Judy Burgi — January 30, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    I am always cold so here is what I do to keep warm. I wear insulated underwear always! During the day I will put on extra clothing and drink lots of hot chocolate and hot tea. In the evenings (my favorite time) my husband and I snuggle together under a blanket while watching t.v. or reading. Believe it or not we have done this nightly for the 8 years that we have been married. Isn’t that what best friends do?!



  • Comment by Kim hunter — January 30, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    I am stayin warm by growing a baby boy! Due in just 7 weeks!

  • Comment by Alyssa Faith — January 30, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    I like a good cup of hot chocolate, cuddle up in a blanket and put in good chick flick, like Pride and Prejudice! 🙂

  • Comment by Lynne Conner — January 30, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    I will stay warm (and sweaty)this summer by visiting my kids in Florida…or, if they come home for a vacation, we’ll just be plain hot.

  • Comment by @WriterRowland — January 30, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    First, I come home from work and put all the thermostats way up. Forget that my husband turned them down to save money. Then I put on some nice fuzzy socks that would never go with my work outfit. And let’s be honest, if I know I have no further outings, full on pajamas too. Once kids are content, I ‘m cuddled on the couch with a good book (hopefully Angel Eyes soon) or a chic flick to warm the heart. And some type of sugared coffee. Warm drinks are a key ingredient to relax and warm me up. Throw on a cozy blanket and I’m set! Well, at least until tomorrow evening 🙂

  • Comment by Annie — January 30, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    I’m away wearing my pink hoody, in fact I have it on noe

  • Comment by Sherry Lykins — January 31, 2012 @ 1:58 am

    I stay in the house ALOT!! If I do go out I have hot coffee with me. Fortunately we have had a really mild winter for Ohio.

  • Comment by Donna Zurfluh — January 31, 2012 @ 5:53 am

    My favorite way to keep warm is cuddling with my honey around the fireplace or when it is bed time. It really warms my heart!

  • Comment by Marcy Kennedy — January 31, 2012 @ 6:03 am

    We have a woodstove in our house, so I’ve moved my workplace into the dining room to be next to it. Keeps me roasty warm 🙂

  • Comment by Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez — January 31, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    Congratulations on your new book, Shannon!

    I’m trying to keep warm this winter by snuggling up beneath my level 5 duvet from IKEA, wearing my fuzzy dog slippers (named Toe-Toe), sipping strong coffee, hot chocolate, or English Breakfast Tea while reading a great book!

    Now, here, let me help you up…you seem to have fainted from all the excitement. Would love to add your book to my readily growing book collection!

    I also “like” your FB page.

    Until your next post, happy writing and reading.

    On Twitter: @ZaraAlexis

  • Comment by Lacey — January 31, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    I’m not on facebook, but I wanted to say I’m so excited for your book! Love it in book form. Can’t wait to get my copy from Amazon! So happy!

  • Comment by Crystal Marcus — January 31, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    I lay at one end of the couch with my feet in Drew’s lap. He listens to whatever it is he listens to on his iPhone. Isaac plays Call of Duty from the recliner three feet to my left. Jack sits (crawls, climbs, tumbles, wiggles, etc.) on my stomach while I hold my Kindle over his shoulder and read. And I am warm.

  • Comment by Melissa Forsyth — January 31, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    I so want an advanced copy…To stay warm…coffee, gloves, scarf, and long coat.

  • Comment by Xochi E. Dixon — January 31, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    Warmth on the outside: fuzzy socks, Flannel Pajama Bottoms, Hoodie (preferably purple), and my favorite blankie that my sister made me.

    Warmth on the inside: Reading God’s Word, especially on my Kindle, and Hot Chai Latte. Hmmm! I think I will go have some, now.

    Congratulations, sister. I’m praising God for this great news and praying His abundant blessings continue as you follow Him with courage and faith.

  • Comment by Donna Stinson — February 1, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I moved to Florida almost 10 years ago and, as such, am warm 95% of the year. What warms my heart year round though is my family, friends, church, reltionship with God and great books! Can’t wait to read yours. <3

  • Comment by Randa Goode — February 1, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    I have my husband build me a fire and then I lie down on the floor in front of it. It gets a little toasty after a few minutes, but, hey, it works!

  • Comment by kimmy — February 2, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    I am so stinking excited for you and your book!

  • Comment by The Dave — February 2, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    The only way i know to stay real warm is to eat some of matts salsa. its like hot lava. It makes me sweat and overheat and hallucinate. I mean who cares if my tounge melts off and I cant really see from all the tears or that I might become impotent, at least i will be warm right?

  • Comment by Brianne May — February 2, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

    I am so excited for you Shannon!! I am bundled in my blanket in front of the computer doing homework (somehow it keeps my mind off how cold I am) I need something else to read in between biology and medical terminology books!

  • Comment by Victoria Scott — February 3, 2012 @ 4:58 am

    OMG! They are SO beautiful!!!! To keep warm, I’m going to light a fire and burn all my other books for extra crackle. It doesn’t matter. Those books be damned.

    All I need is ANGEL EYES! Woot!

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