Blood Talk: Lycans!

Now, when starting to write THE DARK WORLD: BOOK 1, I was ready to merely name the Vampires' antagonists 'Werewolves,' as, in my sixteen-year-old brain that's who the Vampires always fought in various books and movies I'd consumed before then. No?

Yet it was my mom and older sister that stopped me when I went to write about werewolves and told me, "No, they're Lycans." It made sense to me, then. We all heard of Lycanthropy right? And in this massive world I was building at the time, it made sense to call them as such: Man turn into wolf. Man not fully wolf, yet not fully man.

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Blood Talk: Vampires!

People often ask me why I chose to write about Vampires, and my answer always is: I didn't choose to write about Vampires; they chose me.

As I've said on this blog before, my mother is to blame (or thank) for my avid interest in all things Dark. She would watch all the old horror movies while pregnant with me, and I guess some of it rubbed off on the little premature baby inside. 

Anyway, Vampires are hypnotic, sexy, cruel, damned, monstrous, needy, and, I think, necessary.  

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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

Eternal Con 2014

Was a lot of fun, hence my uber long string of a lack of posts, but I'm back home now and ready to attend to this blog as I must. I got an autographed picture from one of my favorite wrestlers (yes, I am still a huge wrestling fan), Mick Folkey/Cactus Jack/Dude Love/Mankind. mickfoley

It made my year, easily.

I picked up a few comics as well.

They are The Flash and The History of the DC Universe, respectively. I haven't really read either yet. I'm not sure what I'm waiting for, really.

I've gotten a huge push in the writing direction of my life, and that's where I've been spending all my time, or at least, trying to (I've been easily distracted lately, it happens). A huge push in the sense that I know where the story's headed and where I want to take it. I'm trusting in my characters to lead me to their subplots as they have done for the past two books so that I can move forward with the main plot more or less.

Off I go to write.

I hope your days were as fun-filled and inspiring as mine.

Also, I'm starting to get serious about Pinterest. I already have a board up dealing with The Dark World: Book 1 and as the weeks go by before the book is published, I will put up more boards dealing with all the groups of characters - Enchanters, Lycans, Vampires, Dragons, Mermaids...etc. leaving a little comment here and there under the pictures so everyone can get a greater glimpse into the Dark World and how these characters operate (even when I don't show it in the books). After all, there's only so much one can show in a book. ;)

Keep your bite,

S.C. Parris