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

Still Alive

Still here, and still writing. Things have turned around since my latest posts, and I've rekindled my love for my characters in The Delacroix Series, as well as my newer characters in my short story, soon to be full-length novel, anightfrivolitycover

A Night of Frivolity, available now for Kindle for $4.99 - free if you're a Kindle Prime member.

I may just keep this short, but I wanted to seriously thank everyone that's bought their copies of my novels and short stories, and have interviewed me, shared my work, and spread the word. It means a lot. And it goes a long way.

I'm currently watching Burn Notice with my family so I'm gonna head back to that, but I just wanted to share this with you all.

Things are moving a long! And you should head over to

Before Sunrise Press's website for all the latest updates on their latest novels, short stories, and all the things going on, and do check out Emily Guido's website for her romance series,

The Light Bearer, and be sure to check out Nostrovia! Poetry's website for all of their interviews, poetry postings, and contests!

Keep your bite!

And I hope you like the new design! ;)

-S.C. Parris

Finals, Writing, and Anxiety

Fitting that this be my 100th post, it being about the end of things, as it were. No, I'm not ending this blog, but I am ending this semester at college (it's finals week, hence my lack of blogging, and writing. For shame, I know), and for a while now I've been holed up in a whirlwind of anxiety and sickness.

I don't feel well. I don't feel...like myself. I feel scared, tired, sad, and, quite frankly, not good enough. I barely go on Goodreads anymore, I no longer promote TDW or TIG (and part of that is because I'm in the middle of editing/rewriting The Dark World and the version that's up is no longer valid), and I no longer write (much) of The Rather Depressing Tales of Patricia L. Bordeaux.

I haven't touched my laptop in weeks (I'm on my boyfriend's desktop), and any updates I've done have been through the library at college or on my phone. I'm...sad. At ill-ease with where I am, I guess. And I suppose it's due to the finals, the stress of passing my classes, and the stress, I guess, of not having people read A Night of Frivolity. It only adds to my anxiety, my feelings of inadequacy. Now, I'm sure it's being read, but reviewed, it is not. And that's a bit disconcerting.

For all the promises of reading it and reviewing it, I've only had two people come through on it, and yes it's received good reviews, but that's about it.

I know it's all the stress with everything I have going on on my end, but it is the main thing that has been bumming me out about this, taking me away from the utter...mass of criticisms on Goodreads. I remember a time when reading used to be what feelings were stirred in me when I read books, what I didn't like or liked about a book that was only my opinion. Now it seems, with Goodreads, it's been exacerbated and the wormhole's been torn open: everyone has their opinions, especially on vampires (thank you sparkly glitter monsters), and it's made it quite hard to wrap my head around...it all.

I don't know, I guess I'm overwhelmed. I know everyone's entitled to their opinion and we can't really help what the mainstream media has decided will be the next Harry Potter. I just need a longer break. And that's what I've been taking, I'd say, a well-deserved break, before I have a breakdown and just can't deal with any of this at all.

I know I sound utterly mad, and just - I'm not making any sense.

Sigh.

I'm gonna drink some tea and take some medicine and study some more before I have to head back to college for a final.

And for those that have followed my blog since day one, thank you.

For those that have just found it and read this and think I'm an overly sensitive person who can't calm down, you're kind of right, but not always. It's one of those days.

I'll be fine. I'll leave everyone with this:

"There was much I could say about my life, much I could pen down with reasonable time given, but it was terribly hard for me you see. For I was old. Much too old to remember, but still far too young to forget. I was trapped in time...and as much as I never wanted to be, I had no choice. My name is Patricia Lauren Bordeaux, and I, like my creator before me, am a very lonely vampire."

-Excerpt of A Night of Frivolity. Get it today for Kindle.

Keep your bite,

I'm keeping mine despite it all.

-S.C. Parris

New Review for A Night of Frivolity!

Jayme K., the author of Youth, read my ebook and reviewed it on Goodreads. You can read it in its entirety here, or simply look below:

Jayme K. rated it 5 of 5 stars  Truthfully I don't liken myself a fan of Anne Rice or even much period piece literature, so I went into this short story with mixed feelings. That being said, having finished the story - I have to say, I was impressed. Despite not being a fan of the genre, S.C. Parris still managed to captivate me with the style and prose of which it was written and delivered a really good and interesting tale. I'm not going to delve much into the storyline since it is a new release and I'm not looking to spoil, but I have to give props to anyone who can get me fully invested in a story, regardless of how long or short, in spite of having a pre-conceived stance on the genre of which it happens to reside. ANoF is a worthwhile read, not just for horror fans, but for readers in general. I recommend.

You can get your copy of A Night of Frivolity here for $4.99.

Keep your bite.

-S.C. Parris

 

My Ebook is Now Available!

anightfrivolitycover When the daring Miss Clarke enters a gentlemen’s club in London on one cold day in January, the year 1714, she is met with a most cunning vampire who would only see her his before the night is through. With several onlookers, unwanted solicitations, and the watching dark eyes of the mysterious Alexander upon her, Miss Patricia Clarke is forced before long to decide whether her desired night of frowned-upon fun is worth the trouble…and the blood…in A NIGHT OF FRIVOLITY. S.C. Parris’ A Night of Frivolity is available now at Amazon.com and our eStore catalog.

-From Before Sunrise Press's Website.

Keep your bite! And sink your fangs into my new short story and let me know what you think!

-S.C. Parris

'A Night of Frivolity' is almost here!

My upcoming ebook, A Night of Frivolity, is being released this week (4/18), Thursday! In case you can't scroll down for whatever reason, I'll upload the cover once again and put the synopsis here for you to read.

anightfrivolitycover

When the daring Miss Clarke enters a gentlemen’s club in London on one cold day in January, the year 1714, she is met with a most cunning vampire who would only see her his before the night is through. With several onlookers, unwanted solicitations, and the watching dark eyes of the mysterious Alexander upon her, Miss Patricia Clarke is forced before long to decide whether her desired night of frowned-upon fun is worth the trouble…and the blood in A NIGHT OF FRIVOLITY.

Again it will be available on most ebook devices, including Kindle.

Sound like something you'd like to read?

Let me know when it's available Thursday!

Keep your bite,

S.C. Parris