Blood Talk: Vampires!

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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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The Dark World is OUT!

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The Dark World is OUT!

The Dark World (the series in its entirety), is me laid bare. All my anxieties, my fears, my struggles with low self-esteem, the need for often constant approval from family and friends and romantic relationships, are represented in various characters, situations, and dialogue. Though one would be hard-pressed to find a character that directly represents someone in my life, they are all there, mixed in my colorful cast of Vampires, Lycans, Enchanters, Dragons, Merpeople, Elves, and Elite Creatures.

I hope those that deal with anxiety and/or depression recognize these ailments in my characters and understand this is not a 'fun, light-hearted journey,' this is a maddening tale, a fairytale I call it.

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REVIEW: The Black Seas of Infinity by Dan Henk

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REVIEW: The Black Seas of Infinity by Dan Henk

Black Seas of Infinity

As usual, I'm posting my Goodreads review first:

The Black Seas of InfinityThe Black Seas of Infinity by Dan Henk
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a very well-put together read. In hindsight, I feel like I watched an awesome, well thought-out movie. The pacing was excellent, the character was interesting, and you really feel drawn into his world.

The character's thoughts were realistic, and what I love about Henk's work is that while set in the real world, (relatively), there are hints of mysticism and downright out-thereness that just works.

It took me so long to read because I'm terrible with reading things lately, and busy, but it was not the fault of the book in any way, shape, or form.

This was a riveting, sci-fi jaunt, and it makes me want to upload my consciousness into an alien body suit if only to see what the fuck would happen. (And if it's anything like what happened, here, count me the fuck in.)

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If you can't read that, then here it is:

This was a very well-put together read. In hindsight, I feel like I watched an awesome, well thought-out movie. The pacing was excellent, the character was interesting, and you really feel drawn into his world.

The character's thoughts were realistic, and what I love about Henk's work is that while set in the real world, (relatively), there are hints of mysticism and downright out-thereness that just works.

It took me so long to read because I'm terrible with reading things lately, and busy, but it was not the fault of the book in any way, shape, or form.

This was a riveting, sci-fi jaunt, and it makes me want to upload my consciousness into an alien body suit if only to see what the fuck would happen. (And if it's anything like what happened, here, count me the fuck in.)

Dan Henk's Website | Instagram | Facebook 

Check his shit out. It will blow your mind.

With Blood and Love,

S.C. Parris

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MAPS!

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MAPS!

I, for one, LOVE LOVE LOVE fantasy maps in books so as I began setting up all the things to prepare for my release, I decided to contact this awesome designer, The Noble Artist, that I'd followed on Facebook about a year ago.

We agreed on what I wanted, I'd sent him a crappy sketch mock-up I did of roughly what I wanted it to look like. And he, ever the amazing artist, sent me this beauty:

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I Realize I Never Did A Cover-Reveal On My Own Blog

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I Realize I Never Did A Cover-Reveal On My Own Blog

He captured all the nuances of each book beautifully, and his attention to detail to character is astounding. I'm extremely happy with them.

Just so no one's confused, however, I will say that these books follow a group of characters, as such there are scene dividers and threads of everyone's story as the series progresses.

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