NEW 4 STAR REVIEW FOR THE DARK WORLD!

From one of my favorite people, Miss Kristina Davis (of Goodreads) comes a review for The Dark World, I have been waiting for with bated breath since she received her Giveaway copy in November of 2012. And it's here!

Let me just say that while I gush about her now, I hardly knew her back in November and it is over the course of the months that she took her time reading the book that I got to know her a bit more. She's very interested in books as am I and her passions for books and stories knows no bounds.

Click the link above to go to her profile and friend her if you wish, she's amazing.

Okay, now moving on to the review. It is one of the most honest, wonderful, incredible reviews I've received. And it must be noted that I am working on editing The Dark World but with college, work, and the other books in my queue, it has unfortunately taken a back seat, but it will be done eventually. And it won't detract from what is already written.

Here's the review:

"S.C Parris is bringing vampires back to their roots in her Delacroix series, no sappy or shiny vampires here. They live in the dark (except where magic allows them to travel during the day), live off the blood of humans, and war with other Creatures.

The Dark World is full of memorable characters and rich back story. It is obvious that the author has been thinking of this story for a long time because every single character has a story to tell. S.C. Parris has taken classic vampires and given them a new mythology while maintaining their vampire-ness, as well as evolving them to find ways beyond their limitations through technology.

There were a few minor typos and grammatical errors, but being aware that it is a self-published book, it is remarkably well done and it did not distract from the story at all. The only other issue that I had with the book was Alexandria Stone. Because of the blurb and the prologue I assumed the she was the center of this story, and if not her, than the matter of finding her. While there are points in the story where it is clear people are looking for her, by the end of the book there is very little resolution on this matter. You are still left wondering what is going on with her and why is she so important. Being that there are more books in the series though, I am sure we will get to know soon.

I won this book through Goodreads First Reads, but I am looking forward to purchasing and sinking my teeth into the next book in the series."

Now, to address her comment on Alexandria Stone's importance. I, myself, noticed that I did not, indeed, put in anything much about her in the first book, but she and Eleanor Black are both given more...depth in The Immortal's Guide and Miss Stone's place is definitely expounded upon. Not to give anything more away, I'll just say that there's a reason both Eleanor and Alexandria are featured on the cover of TIG while Xavier and Christian were featured on the cover of TDW. There's a duality within the series, a theme that repeats many times in many different ways throughout the books.

But I've said too much! You'll just have to buy them yourself and see what all the fuss is about!

The Dark World

The Immortal's Guide

Keep your bite!

(And I have to stop crying.)

-S.C. Parris

Blurb Writing

Quick post before I go cook dinner for myself and the boyfriend. book, novel, the two swords

So an hour ago or so, I started to write the blurb for The Two Swords, because I grew tired of staring at a mostly blank screen on it's Goodreads page, and I got something, but it wasn't...all together there.

So I stared at the screen for a long time, gave up, and went to write the actual book - stumped there. I know how I want to start it but apparently my mind doesn't want me to start it...at least not now.

So I'm taking a break from the blurb creation and the book creation (can't write an outline until I have a semi-decent beginning; dunno why that is for me), and I'm going to focus on other things like taking my adorable puppy outside in the snow (again)

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and cooking.

Don't let your writing bog you down.

And remember:

Keep your bite.

-S.C. Parris

New 5 Star Review for The Immortal's Guide on Amazon!

OMG Yes!,January 27, 2013

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I enjoyed the Dark world so much that when I got The Immortals guide, I started to read it the moment it was mailed to my home. The second book contains more emotions then the first book. It guides us through our cold died hearted characters as they go on a journey in seeking for answers. We find out that each character becoming different then others; a twist in our view of a certain character changes as we learn more about them. All in all if you have read the frist book then you most certainly would love the second book of this series.

And there you have it, the first review is up! Join the adventure in The Delacroix Series and get your copies of The Dark World and The Immortal's Guide today!

And look out for The Two Swords coming at the end of 2013!

Keep your bite.

-S.C. Parris

Interview from Romania!

On Goodreads, I got this message: andrexinterviewAnd replied back in the positive (of course)!

Here's the interview! (His book-review blog is all mostly in Romanian.)

1. Describe yourself in a word.

Ambitious

2. What's your favourite book/author?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling but my favorite author, I'd say is Edgar Allan Poe.

3. What's the advice that you'd give to the young writers?

Never give up, keep writing, keep honing your craft, write, write, write, and above all, believe in your story/poem...etc. You can do it and if you're writing, you're already living your dream.

4. Tell us something about your other passions.

Besides writing, I enjoy acting and hope to one day act in indie films and other ventures I create. I write scripts as well. I enjoy video games, creating shirts in my e-store for my books. 5. What do you think about Romania?

I have never been to Romania but I'd love to go one day.

6. What kind of music do you like?

I love rock, metal, classic rock, some pop, and some hip-hop. I mostly love everything, but rock takes a great precedent over other genres for me.

7. Tell us something about your book.

I'll just give you the blurb:

"Her name...is Alexandria Stone."

These are some of the last words Xavier Delacroix hears from his beloved Eleanor Black...just before she bursts into a Lycan Creature. And if this wasn't enough to rattle Xavier's brilliant mind, other Vampires - namely Dracula - are becoming elusive and speaking only in vague air about Xavier's supposedly brilliant blood.

But with a human to find, Lycans to kill, and questions to ask, Xavier is not so sure what to believe anymore...or who.

8. Do you have a message for your romanian fans?

Oh yes! Thank you so much for having an interest in my story and wanting it in your lovely country. :)

9. What do you think about my blog?

I just checked it out and I love it. I love the book reviews that you guys do and spreading the word about new authors and their books. It's pretty awesome.

Is there any chance that you can give us a copy of your book and some bookmarks&swags for a giveaway?

I just may be able to!

Thank you so much for the interview Andrex, it was illuminating! And I hope your readers enjoy The Dark World and The Immortal's Guide!

Keep your bite,

-S.C. Parris