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With blood and love,

S.C. Parris

New Rełease Dates for The Dark World Series!

I was getting out of work when I got an awesome email from Hannah Yancey, the current managing editor/marketing person, and you can imagine my pleasure at it being about my release dates. 


They'd (Permuted) sent out mass release dates to all authors on their authors I'd say a year ago or so, that was when I learned my books wouldn't be coming out yearly (like I'd put in my contract), but monthly. They were due to come out February, March, April, May, and then November, respectively of 2016.....


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Revisiting Old Project

Humans take on a much bigger role in the Dark World, namely in the book I'm writing now, THE TWO SWORDS. And I feel it'll be interesting to see how they match up against the bigger, badder, Creatures of the World. I had thought about including them back in THE IMMORTAL'S GUIDE, but decided against it for whatever reason, it just didn't fit. Now, however, I see a point to them, and as everything else does in the series, they all point back to Dracula.

It amazes me how much a lot of people can be influenced by the decisions of one person who decided to take all the power for himself.

Thats what the series addresses and is definitely my intention to mention outwardly more than once: how much freedom can one have if one is thrust into a position of power - and will he be a good leader? Does he even want to lead?

In THE TWO SWORDS, we definitely learn more about Dracula and why he felt the way he did about wanting to become human and not continuing to be the monster he is.

I've revisited an old project, THE RATHER DEPRESSING TALES OF PATRICIA LAUREN BORDEAUX, and I'm resolved to finish it and get it into the hands of an agent and Permuted Press.

That's all for now, I'm off to write some more.

Keep your bite Dark Creatures!

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-S.C. Parris

Currently Listening to: Breed - Snake River Conspiracy

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P.S. to Self: Finish Reading the Tentyrian Legacy before the middle of July!

Writing and Continuity

I'm not talking about continuity when it comes to ones novel, I mean continuity when it comes to ones blog. My blog in particular. I know, I know, I've been about the worst when it comes to writing continuing content - if not daily, then at least weekly. Sadly, I've done none of these things for at least the whole year.

I can blame it on outside influences, the little bouts of depression I've dealt with this year alone, but I blame it on my sheer inability to conjure up something I feel is 'worth' it to talk about. I felt I had little to nothing to actually talk about, something casual readers will find interest in. But if I'm to create and grow a fan-base, it has to start somewhere, right?

So I've decided to continue writing, and even if it's about 'nothing,' it's still something. Just because my book isn't out yet, doesn't mean I have to wait until it is to write something worthwhile.

That said, I've had the 'add a new post' page up for about a week straight now, always clicking to it when not writing book 3, always clicking out of it to go on Tumblr, or Facebook, or Cracked.com.

But never actually writing.

That changes. And change, as I've learned a lot this year alone so far, is a-okay.

I now have a Newsletter. (Hint: Click the Page Link at the top of the page to see a picture of the site. Click the picture to Subscribe to the Newsletter.)

I've changed the original outline for The Dark World Series, and for those who have followed me when I was self-published, you'd know the last book (Book 5) was to be solely about Dracula as we met him in Book 1. I'm glad to say this has changed and the series will not effectively 'end' with book 4, but continue on to book 5. The story I'm writing now has a lot to share, a lot to say, and it was wrong of me to try and tidy it up so I can share one Vampire's tale (and how I would do that troubled me as well). I'm secure enough in my writing to say you can catch glimpses of Dracula's intimate happenings as it is revealed to other characters, but there will be no (for now) sole book based only on the Dracula we were introduced to in THE DARK WORLD.

But the title of Book 5 remains DRACULA.

Confusing?

Yes, yes it is.

But trust me. It makes perfect sense.

I can't wait for you all to read it.

And if you're following me on Twitter, be sure to reply to me or post about my books or this blog with the hashtag: #DarkCreatures

#Vampires #Lycans #EliteCreatures are also awesome options, but my main one is #DarkCreatures.

Let's try to get it trending, what do you say Dark Creatures?

And if you're brand spanking new to the world and haven't been able to read a copy of THE DARK WORLD when it was self-published, you are free to subscribe to the Dark Creature Newsletter where I do a bit of explaining on the Dark World and how its come to be as it is. Also, I introduce myself and whatnot. :)

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Thank you very much for following me and what I do, and reading THE DARK WORLD SERIES, when it was THE DELACROIX SERIES. It means more to me than you know.

I plan to thank the special people who read those first rough copies with special goodies and things once the re-released version is out next year. (Fingers crossed it's around my birthday. DOUBLE FUN TIMES.)

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Kind of like that? Maybe? If anyone's up for that sort of thing? No? Ah. Ahem. Yes, well. I'm off to actually write (and apply to more jobs and see if I got accepted to one of the many CUNY schools I applied to, and take my vitamins, and drink water, and...)

KEEP YOUR BITE, DARK CREATURES!

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-S.C. Parris

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