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Finished The Two Swords

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Finished The Two Swords

I should put something here about reveling in ones accomplishments, that the greatest thing is to do what one said they were going to do, but fuck it (ha!), I'm astounded and proud of myself like one wouldn't believe and that's more than enough for me right now. (Also I'm extraordinarily tired.)

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REVIEW: Tentyrian Legacy by Elise Walters

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bookshelves: dark-fantasy, fantasy, romance, permuted-press, vampires, historical-fiction, urban-fantasy

Having just finished this book, my emotions are on high. Who doesn't love a good romance novel? Who doesn't love a good vampire novel? Who doesn't love both?

You'll get that in Tentyrian Legacy.

It's simply a badass story.

Spanning the centuries, the Tentyrians (vampires), having seen all the world's wars and great moments are on a quest to stop their former Brothers at arms, now dubbed the Dark Coven.

When Arianna is thrown into this world after graduating from Harvard, her troubling gifts (a mind that hears many voices and later the ability to read people's minds) lead her to meet the alluring and Greek-like-god-figure Maximos.

He's a Tentyrian and is determined to get her to realize she is one too before the Dark Coven can get their hands on her.

It's a tale stapled throughout history, filled with blood, power, and romance, that is sure to excite fans of vampire lore, historical buffs, and romance novel enthusiasts alike.

As a fellow lover of vampires, and vampire lore, my thirst was greatly sated. Looking forward to more adventures from Maximos and Arianna and their Tentyrian Brotherhood. Definitely look forward to more from Mrs. Elise Walters. For a debut novel, this has immense bite.

This book is apart of Permuted Press's "Permuted Platinum" line is out now in Hardcover and is available as an E-Book.

Get this amazing book like right the fuck now or else.

What else?

I don't know but

Or else.

Keep your bite!

-S.C. Parris

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Cover Reveal: Thicker Than Blood by Lindsey Sablowski (EDITED)

THICKER THAN BLOOD is the third novel in the Magician's Series by Miss Sablowski. "Alaire Sencler is not the man he used to be. He left behind a foul and bloody past to be with the woman he loves, but the memories never allow him to forget what he did. While the White magicians rise an army, their leader hides his true reasons for going to war. Meanwhile the Dark magicians seek out a new haven, one that might keep them hidden long enough to prepare for the war that is raging on outside their doorstep. Though Alaire has a unique gift and the woman of his dreams by his side, he has yet to come to terms with Esmour's death and what the future holds for him. New faces and the revealing of the fifth Dark magicians offers hope, but only the strongest will survive in the final battle. Whoever said "blood runs thicker than water" never knew what it is like to be a part of the current."

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coverreveal2The Magicians Series is the series of YA novels centered around Dark and Light Magicians.

Teaser: (Note: This scene is told from Alaire’s POV and includes Alaire, Léal, and Rostland.) We followed the noises and passed by more trees until Léal was in our sight. He performed a spell which hit the tree in front of him. Rostland held me back and gestured he would advance first. Slowly stepping forward, Rostland said, “Léal, you need to stop before you hurt yourself.” He turned around and glared, but sweat covered his face and ran past his neck. Léal replied, “You knew her for one year; I knew her for five. She kept saying time and time again she was on my side, and I never once believed her until the end.” Rostland took another step forward, but Léal raised his hand. I considered moving closer to help if anything spun out of control, but I was confident in Rostland. “Do you plan to kill me again? Come now, you’re making a fool out of yourself,” Rostland said in a firm voice. Léal whispered a word and cast a spell, causing a ice shard to strike through Rostland’s chest. Every muscle in my body tensed, but Rostland quickly ripped the icicle out and threw it on the ground. The icicle broke apart into pieces, and the two men stared at each other.


 

Lindsey R. Sablowski, a good writing friend of mine, and has been hard at work on the third book in the Magicians Series. It centers around Alaire Senclar, unlike the first one, CURSED WITH POWER, that centers around a young woman, Celestria Hale and her fight with White Magicians - she is one of the last Dark Magicians.

All in all it's a riveting tale for YA audiences.

"Celestria Hale learns that she is one of the last living Dark magicians. Upon leaving her hometown, she searches for others like herself to find out what has happened to her kind. She meets Alaire, another Dark magician with a dangerously sinister past. Through their travels, Celestria and Alaire come face to face with their enemies. The White magicians plot against them, developing a conspiracy that will overtake the last of them. While struggling for survival, Celestria must also come to terms with her sister's death. But is her sister dead? There's no way out. The battle's already begun, and only the most powerful force will prevail. Everyone shows a longing hunger in their eyes, but their greed for power is only the beginning of a war raging between darkness and light. With the war approaching to determine the fate of magicians, Celestria fears for her and Alaire's existence. Destiny may find them, but will it be enough?"

The next book in the Magicians Series is SHADOWS AND EMBERS.

"It's 1569 in Transylvania; Léal Irvine has committed to a powerful man all for the sake of revenge. Handsome, young Irvine is a high-ranking magician working for Esmour's organization, Destin, which is composed of Dark magicians from around the local areas. However, one by one magicians vanish or die, and suddenly the world of magic is not as safe as it once was. One of the members and Léal's best friend, Nicia, betrays the organization before the downfall. Unfortunately no one realizes the act of treason might have saved her life. A year later Destin has fallen, and Léal sees the world through icy blue eyes. With only five Dark magicians alive his survival is constantly threatened, and he has no great leader or trusted allies to turn to. After infiltrating Belsgar and killing a member of the Magic Council, a war between darkness and light is no longer something anyone can walk away from. A new villain rises with a secret that could be deadly; meanwhile Nicia works to prove her loyalty to Léal while trying to revive their friendship. Sides will be chosen, relationships will be at stake, and in the end the balance of the magical world will depend on the outcome of the war. When you're walking on a thin line between revenge and forgiveness how do you choose the right path without stepping too far over the crack?"

I gotta say I'm feeling cover envy for the later two books in the series. Perhaps its because Lindsey sought out a cover designer instead of being assigned a cover designer like she was when she was published with Old Line Publishing. She has since self-published the next two books in the series. I currently own SHADOWS AND EMBERS on my Kindle, but I haven't gotten around to finishing it - I'm busy writing my own series - by all means it is an interesting tale of a world filled with Dark and Light Magicians - and the Light Magicians are the bad ones.

About the Author: 

Lindsey R. Sablowski is a fantasy author who lives in Maryland with her boyfriend and two cats. Lindsey has always adored reading and writing. Some of her favorite authors include John Greene, Phillipa Gregory, Michael J. Sullivan, Tamora Pierce, and Mary Stewart. Her two published books, Cursed With Power and Shadows and Embers, are part of the Magicians series, consisting of a total of five books. The third installment in the series, titled Thicker Than Blood, will be releasing in August 2014. To stay updated with her progress in upcoming books and to learn more about the Magicians series, you can follow her blog at: www.lrenees-fictionalwriter.blogspot.com

If magic and witches and a consummate tale of 'good and evil,' are your bag, be sure to pick up book one of The Magicians Series - or pick them all up! They're available for all formats, as far as I'm aware. Print and ebook.

The Magicians series: Cursed With Power (book 1) Shadows and Embers (book 2) Thicker Than Blood (book 3) Book 4 coming 2015

Twitter hashtag: #TTBCoverReveal


I'm off to write my own tale filled with Vampires and other Dark Creatures.

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I'm off to write (on Chapter 4 of Book 3) - plan to hit Chapter 16 by the end of this year - ta ta and

Keep your bite!

-S.C. Parris

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My Review of Blood Red by Jason Bovberg

20828228 So as you all know, I've been reading Jason Bovberg's masterpiece of a novel, Blood Red, and I finished it late last night.

Now that I'm up, I wrote a review about it.

bookshelves: horror, permuted-press, zombies, ya

Recommended to S.C. by: Permuted Press
Recommended for: Horror Lovers
Read from May 21 to 24, 2014 — I own a copy, read count: 1

 

What a riveting tale.

Okay, Rachel is in her late teens, and when she wakes up one day, her world is red.

From the beginning, Jason Bovberg's story is dripping with this mortifying, dark atmosphere: Rachel's home town (and the rest of the world) is no longer what it was. A red sky hangs over everything, and to her growing horror, those she spoke to just a day before, whether it were lovingly or not, are all dead.

A red light pulses from beneath their skin, in their heads, and it is this red light's...journey that had me holding my breath throughout the whole novel.

This red light is causing weird changes in these corpses, the breath-holding anticipation for when things hit the fan at last is heavy on every page.

And the pay off is smart, gripping, and does not disappoint.

But at its heart, this is a story about a daughter and her father. The coming of age tale of a young woman coming to grips with a changing world without her father will strike a chord with any young adult, yet the book is written in such a brilliant way that any 'adult' can read it and be engrossed.

A great dash of horror, of anticipation, of familial love, and of the imminent hopelessness when one can't see how to get out of a completely foreign situation makes this book 5 star worthy for me.

I greatly look forward to Jason's next book in the Blood Red series, Draw Blood.


I start James Newman's Animosity today. And I'll let you all know what I think of it soon. It's incredibly important to me to read fellow author's work in my genre. And so far I'm thoroughly impressed.
Like I said in my last post, it only makes me want to be my best to put my best work out there.
About Animosity:
Andrew Holland is a bestselling horror writer. Although none of his neighbors read "that stuff", they are proud to know a "celebrity." But everything changes after Andy finds the body of a murdered child several hundred yards from his front door. Before long the writer's life is in danger as his former friends become monsters - more terrifying than any fictional villains he never imagined.
Grab yourself a copy of these books and don't forget to
Keep your bite!
S.C. Parris

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Update on Publisher News

I know it's been a long time since I've updated, but it's been on my mind, believe me, so here I am. a Lot has happened recently, I've been to Comic Con, and due to my last blog post about my book and my Creative Writing Professor's friend, the publisher, I'm here to expand on my update about that. So I finally have the book in my hands, but a chapter is all off, and me being the perfectionist I am, in my rush to get the book in my hands and into the publisher's hands, I overlooked that mistake. So I put a note in the book explaining the mistake and where the chapter is supposed to start, and that, despite that, the entire book is as it should be, and if my professor needs me to order another copy, I shall.

But I feel like he won't and he'll take it as is.

I feel like this won't deter a positive outlook on my work from his publisher friend, for whatever reason.

I'm happily optimistic about all of this, like everything will finally work out.

I'll keep you all updated.

In the meantime, Disorderly for Kindle is free right now as of my writing this.

Keep your bite (and your fingers crossed!)

-S.C. Parris

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COVER REVEAL for Shadows and Embers

Shadows & Embers Release Date is July 26, 2013.

 

Summary: It's 1569 in Transylvania; Léal Irvine has committed to a powerful man all for the sake of revenge. Handsome, young Irvine is a high-ranking magician working for Esmour's organization, Destin, which is composed of Dark magicians from around the local areas. However, one by one magicians vanish or die, and suddenly the world of magic is not as safe as it once was. One of the members and Léal's best friend, Nicia, betrays the organization before the downfall. Unfortunately no one realizes the act of treason might have saved her life. A year later Destin has fallen, and Léal sees the world through icy blue eyes. With only five Dark magicians alive his survival is constantly threatened, and he has no great leader or trusted allies to turn to. After infiltrating Belsgar and killing a member of the Magic Council, the war between darkness and light is no longer something anyone can walk away from. A new villain rises with a secret that could be deadly; meanwhile Nicia works to prove her loyalty to Léal while trying to revive their friendship.  Sides will be chosen, relationships will be at stake, and in the end the balance of the magical world will depend on the outcome of the war. When you're walking on a thin line between revenge and forgiveness how do you choose the right path without stepping too far over the crack?

My friend, author Lindsey Sablowski is releasing her 2nd book in the Magicians series: Shadows and Embers July 26th of this year, and you can purchase the first book in the series, Cursed With Power, here.

Pick it up when it hits stores online and don't forget to review it!

Keep your bite!

-S.C. Parris

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