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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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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Preorder Ronald Moore's Debut Novel, NOCTURN TODAY!

You get to pick from two fancy new covers made from artist Joel Amat Güell, who also designed my cover for A Night of Frivolity: ANoF

In fact, Joel has designed covers for all of the Before Sunrise Press works, all of which can be seen here, at their store:

bspbooks

All of the covers are beautifully created, but none so much as the artwork for NOCTURN, which, to be truly admired, must be seen up close:

 

Isn't that incredible? Yes, you can pre-order it now, and yes, you may want to do so soon because you can get author-signed copies of this beautiful piece, and I think it's only for a limited time, so do it now!

I, myself, am planning on snagging me a copy as soon as I can. Besides Mr. Moore being a fantastic writer, he's also been a good friend to me on my writing journey and was the one who sent me to BSP, telling me they were accepting short stories for their anthology.

Amazing how things happen, isn't it?

So support this entrepreneur and get this book today!

Oh! I haven't even told you what it's about! Peep the synopsis here:

When Michael, an amnesiac vampire, wakes up on the edges of Breton, a strange Virginia mining town in the midst of Civil War, he puts the townsfolk on a trajectory for disaster with an ancient coven of vampires and their mysterious handlers, “The Alliance”, uncovering an international conspiracy.

The government officials of Breton await the arrival of a lantern containing the heart of a powerful vampire, a telepathic device used to control the masses. As war rages outside the town, an unlikely team of misfit orphans and spies takes on the local government and the vampires who control them. When the lantern is released and Lord Ruthven, the vampire trapped within it, descends on the town only an amnesiac Michael can stop him from destroying everyone in Breton. As the battle rages into the night, Michael must question himself over whether he should join the vampires or fight them in order to save the people of the town.

Sound like something you'd like?

Of course it does!

Snag a copy and don't forget to Keep your Bite!

Ronald Andrés Moore has kept his in this page-turning gothic novel that is sure to please vampire enthusiasts and steampunk aficionados alike !

-S.C. Parris

New 5-Star Review for A Night of Frivolity!

A good friend of mine read ANoF and reviewed it. The review is below copied from Goodreads.com in its entirety:
Kristina's review

May 03, 13

bookshelves: 2013-goal-65

Read on May 03, 2013
As this was a short story, I will make this short... I thoroughly enjoyed this short story, and wish I could know more about these characters. Also, I loved the language of the story; it felt old and mysterious.

What will you think of this short story?
anightfrivolitycover Click the cover above to get it today!
Keep your bite,
-S.C. Parris

Love and other Drugs

It's been a long time since I've had a semi-personal post on my blog, and it's filled my thoughts, so here it is. The love of our craft (whatever that may be), the love of...living, whatever it is that drives us, this has been on my mind a lot lately. I've recently gotten out of a funky state (what I call a state of depression or just a glum-ridden mood), and now I'm more or less of a 'I love life,' mindset once more.

I flip flop on these things time and time again. I've just accepted that it's going to happen, I can't always be rainbows and sunshine and what the hey, I've gotten more than halfway through the editing and rewriting of The Dark World while in this 'funk.' I like to live my life as though every second I have is precious time. And it is. So I try and make every second work for me.

Yes, a lot has happened recently (as I'm sure you all know by now), and I've been taking it all in stride, working on my stories, my schoolwork...etc. and generally trying to spread the word that I have a new short story out. Many have told me they would read it, but we'll see in time, won't we?

(Sigh)

As I sip my tea and stare at my wandering Siberian Husky as he paces the living room floor, I can't help but smile for I am high...on love. The love of writing, the love of my opportunities, recent and forthcoming, and the love of my caring boyfriend, the love of my pain in the ass-sometimes dog, and the love of my life...in general. Life and all the amazing things it gives us.

Like writing.

Words can't express what writing means to me. Upon reading over A Night of Frivolity, I've been so impressed with the state of that work and I can't help but wonder what more I can pen that focuses on a more psychological mind frame.

Ah, I have been reading a fair bit of Bram Stoker's Dracula, and I find myself falling more and more in love with the deep psychological overtones that exist throughout the book (what I've read of it so far), and I really want to expound upon it more.

My hope is that more people read my ebook and want more of the story I've created. I already have the outline, the idea ready, it just takes a special...place in my mind to sit down and write that story.

We'll see what happens.

Go check out A Night of Frivolity now and let me know what you think!

And keep your bite.

-S.C. Parris

 

Those Moments You Have No Idea What's Going On

Those moments. Perhaps I just need food. Hmm.

Definitely, definitely feeling like writing darker, grittier, more ME stories.

I dialed it back with my first book, The Dark World: A Delacroix Novel in order to make it more 'marketable,' and I'm happy with how it came out, BUT what it originally was, was intense - straight grit. I miss that in my writing.

(Sigh)

I shall get it back. My niche.

-S.C./Sheron Parris