Ending Up In A BuzzFeed Article - Writing Excerpt

It's a thin line to keeping your safety yours and contained and having freedom of expression.

A line I hope we can solidify soon.

This ordeal has left me feeling creeped out, surveyed, and scared of losing my job (something no one should ever have to deal with).

I'm glad I didn't give into the 'internet fame' mentality that blankets our internet-generation now (I did gain a slew of new Instagram followers thanks to the article, but that doesn't really mean anything in the real world). Sure it may translate to book sales in the future (huge may), but it doesn't really help my present where I have to work for a living and I'm actually excited about my job.

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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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Publication Dates

I know everyone over at Permuted is super excited this morning....er, afternoon. (Just realized it was 12 pm, as of typing this.) Anywho, we at Permuted just got a nice present in our emails this morning - we got the release dates for all of our novels/series...etc. And it's a relief, I must say, to see when my books will be out in the world. 2016 is the year you can expect, not only the first novel in The Dark World Series, but all 5, yes, all 5. Permuted and I will spit out all 5 books within a year, so you don't have to wait a year here or there for the next book in the series. Exciting to say the very least!

Unfortunately, I shall have to put all my amazing cover ideas on the back burner (ya-huck), while I churn out the rest of the series within the next year or so.

That said, I'm keeping this short, and will post the first release date, as I'm sure you're all dying (har-har) to see what it is.

As follows:

2/23/2016 The Dark World 1 - The Dark World

Awesome, no? Kind of like a late Valentine's Day present, if your Valentine is into Vampires and historical fiction and political squabbles between Vampires and Lycans?

They are? Oh, well, great! They'll love it!

The titles of the rest of the series have stuck in my head since I began seriously writing the second novel, and as the story fashioned itself, the titles of the remaining novels came out and stuck. And this was what, a year or two ago?

Who says I can't stick to one thing, huh?

Well, there you have it, the world of publishing at its finest.

I will post the rest of the release dates, the closer we get the release of THE DARK WORLD. What? Don't look at me like that. It's only fair.

I said stop it, Bela Lugosi's Dracula, I'm NOT releasing the dates of the next title!

Now, I'm going to go eat and tackle THE TWO SWORDS until my fingers fall off...or I have to go to work tomorrow.

Nevertheless, don't forget to

Keep your bite,

bite

scparris

Guest Blog Feature by the lovely Kindra Sowder

guestblogMy soon to be best friend, Kindra Sowder featured me in a guest blog post earlier today. Since the book isn't out yet, it's nothing more than a mere author bio and a former blurb for The Dark World: Book 1, but according to Kindra, it seems to be drawing a lot of attention to her site. Which is incredible for me because I had been going through this very long stage of not really sharing anything on social networks - the simple fact was I felt like I had nothing to truly share. Because my book wasn't yet out I felt as though I had nothing 'worth' sharing - no product, no interest.

This guest blog proves me wrong.

Since it's posting earlier today, Kindra's told me it's seen 42 page views and its rising, whereas a few other authors with Permuted I respect the hell out of have said they think I rock and other positive things.

It's a huge boost to the self-esteem and amazing to know that my fellow colleagues see me as someone worthy to indulge in the written word with and even WANT to read my book when it comes out next year.

I mean the more I read their work, the more blown away I am by the group of amazing people I've gratefully been chosen to produce content alongside.

I know this sounds like a massive circle jerk, but really, Permutants (that's what we call each other, shush), are extremely talented authors and all of the work I've read (in pictures below) from them I haven't disliked yet.

I wish to do their affinity for me justice once The Dark World Series gets rolling, and who knows, I may even gain a few people outside of we Permutants that like my work. :)

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Keep your bite!

-S.C. Parris

Character Clip: Darien Nicodemeus

Hello to all my followers! I’d like you to meet Darien Nicodemeus, a Vampireas charming as his looks. Although not featured as much in The Dark World: Book 1 as he is in the rest of the series, he is an integral character (and one of my favorites).

Yes, he (like his twin brother) is African American. The above photo is a damn good depiction of how I see him in my head, if only darker.

Kicked out of the illustrious Vampire Order by Dracula shortly before The Dark World takes place, he lives quite the double life and is just as eager to claim the mysterious human woman, Alexandria Stone, as is anyone else in the series.

Cursed with a strange air ever since he learned of Dracula’s dark secrets, he is the outcast, finding himself at odds with the (main) cast of Vampires, although they don’t know that their goals are essentially the same.

He is a character you will want to keep your eyes on as the series progresses.

Keep your bite,

-S.C. Parris

(photo source: pinterest)