Perfect World Promotions!

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To celebrate the release of Broken World, I am excited to announce the following promotions that will run on Amazon from Broken World’s release day!

Kindle Countdown Deals

Perfect World (Perfect World 1) – 99c from 8th-15th July 2022!

New Era (Perfect World 2) – 99c from 8th-15th July 2022!

Free!

Adam (a companion novel to the Perfect World series) – from 8th-12th July 2022!

Broken World Excerpt

Today I have another excerpt to share from my upcoming novel Broken World, which releases on Friday 8th July!


Broken World

Copyright © 2022 Shari Sakurai

All Rights Reserved.

1652373383As soon as Eric dropped down into the corridor all hell broke loose. The guards who were firing at the ventilation shaft now aimed their weapons at him. One yelled for backup as he raised his gun. Eric did not hesitate in rushing them. Drawing his fist back, he slammed it into the first guard’s face with enough force to break his nose and hurl him back into the wall. Eric ripped the gun from the hand of the second and struck him a blow that rendered him unconscious. Eric could hear shouts on the guards’ radios as he broke into a run. Then his actions became almost automatic. Eric landed blows to the guards who confronted him, knocking them unconscious and moving forward. Even the shrill din from the alarm became little more than background noise. The confrontation with Neil had given him back a confidence that Eric had not realised was shaken. He briefly wondered why his half-brother had not retaliated, but the continuous onslaught of guards distracted him from this.


Two more stood between him and the main exit from the prison. One threw down his weapon and would have bolted had Eric given him a chance. The act was almost comical, and Eric felt certain that if Adam had been here then he would have laughed.


Eric slammed into the reinforced steel door. It buckled under the force he applied and within seconds he was outside.


Eric hesitated as he took in the fifty or so men with their weapons all drawn and aimed at him. Behind them was a tank and when Eric looked up, he saw aircraft circling.


Great…Gritting his teeth, Eric started to run. All around him bullets rained down, exploding against the concrete with a force that sent chunks of it up into the air. Dodging around several men and taking out a couple who were directly in his path, Eric vaulted across the tank before the occupants could even register that he was there. As he cleared the miniature army that Williams had sent against him, Eric was aware of the aircraft tracking him as he fled the compound. The guards in the lookout tower fired their guns almost half-heartedly as if they already knew that their efforts to stop him would be futile.


Eric kept up his pace as he ran back towards the river. Even though the aircraft was holding its fire now that he had entered a residential area, Eric knew that this would only put them off for so long. As Eric left the street behind and approached the riverbank, he could see New Vauxhall Bridge looming out of the darkness. Eric dashed out onto it. He heard the laser fire from the bridge defences as the concrete around him lit up in smoke. As Eric pushed on, the engine from the aircraft roared overhead as it flew in lower to cut him off. Eric turned to avoid the additional onslaught and felt a sharp pain across his back. He stumbled as he glanced frantically around him. There was only one option now. Without considering whether it was a good idea, Eric changed direction. His hands gripped the railing of the bridge as he used it to propel himself over the side and into the Thames.

Broken World Excerpt

I’m pleased to share today the second of my excerpts of Broken World for the run-up to its release date on Friday 8th July!


Broken World

Copyright © 2022 Shari Sakurai

All Rights Reserved.

1652373383“We need to go. Now!” Eric said urgently as he took a step towards Adam. As he did so a shot rang out. The bullet struck the ground between them. Immediately Eric drew his weapon and whirled round.

“Eric,” Neil said smugly. “You are as predictable as Dad said you would be, but I’m disappointed in you, Adam. I would have thought you might have guessed about our little set up.”

“How do you know I haven’t?” Adam replied evenly.

Neil sneered at this comment. He kept his gun trained on Eric as he opened the cell door.

“You’re alone?” Eric stated uneasily. “Isn’t that a bit too confident?”

“Not really. I’ve already beaten you to an inch of your life on two occasions now. But I’m not here for another fight. My orders are much simpler this time.”

“You’re going to kill us,” Adam guessed.

“Just Eric actually. Dad wants me to bring you in alive.”

“Why?” Eric asked.

Neil shrugged, “I would say he wants to kill him himself, but Dad’s always had conflicting emotions where Adam is concerned. I don’t agree with it so please do feel free to give me an excuse to shoot both of you.”

“So, this is an execution?” Was he fast enough to get the gun away from Neil before he could shoot? With it still pointed at his head, Eric was not sure. He was still weighing up the odds when Adam started speaking again.

“Doing it this way lets you off easily, don’t you think?”

“What do you mean by that?” Neil demanded suspiciously as he switched his position to point his gun at Adam instead. Eric’s heart began to beat faster in his chest as he realised what Adam was doing. Forcing down his first instinct to rush Neil, he made himself wait. It had to be at exactly the right moment.


Broken World will be released on Friday 8th July 2022.

Pre-Order: Amazon

Goodreads: Broken World (Perfect World 3) By Shari Sakurai

Broken World – Print Proof

image1My print proof of Broken World arrived yesterday evening! I only ordered it the other day so I was really surprised (and happy!) that it came so quickly. Because I am a perfectionist, I can already see a couple of things I want to tweak but hopefully there won’t be many edits! I also couldn’t resist taking a photo of my Perfect World series together! I love how they all look and I cannot wait to take a proper photo once Broken World’s print edition has been finalised! 

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The pre-order links and Goodreads are now active too!

Amazon: Broken World by Shari Sakurai

Goodreads: Broken World by Shari Sakurai

Print Proof of New Era

I’ve managed to pick up another viral infection, so I am feeling pretty yuck today but my proof copy of New Era (Perfect World Book 2) print edition arrived so that cheered me up! It looks really good and I can’t wait to be able to sign it off for publication! I will have to wait a bit though as it contains the blurb for Perfect World Book 3 which hasn’t been released yet! 

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I have also managed to stick to my writing goals for the week so far! I am over halfway through the formatting for Perfect World 3 and I’ve been able to write a chapter of Demon’s Past so I am very happy about that! 

New Year’s Update!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope however you spent it you had a good one!

Like a lot of people, I am making New Year’s Resolutions, but unlike the previous years I am determined to make it until the end of the year without them falling by the wayside.

The main one is very simple: catch up.

Due to circumstances and illness, I am massively behind with my writing and reading. As it stands with Perfect World 3 the cover is done, the summary is done and the final version is due back from my betas at some point in the next month or so. I then need to do the final edits/read through. Then I can start thinking about the cover reveal and release date. I am still hesitant to put a timetable on it due to ongoing circumstances I have, but I am hopeful that it will be during the first half of the year.

I wrote a scene for the first time in a little while last night. It wasn’t for a novel, I sometimes just write scenes with two characters to see how they interact with each other without any specific plot or idea in mind. Last night, I chose Thane and Atsuo from my Demon’s Blood universe. Thane and Atsuo have not yet shared any ‘screen time’ together so far in the series, but they work well together so that’s good news for future novels!

I am still a few reviews behind schedule from last year, but I am getting there and once again I apologise to everyone who is currently waiting on a review from me. I have temporarily closed review requests to give myself time to catch up. Requests will open again once I have caught up and the release date for Perfect World 3 has been decided.

My other goal for the year is to be more healthy. I want to start exercising again, and also going for more walks. I have the beach two minutes down the road from me, so I intend to make the most of this for evening strolls!

I’m also hoping to make a reappearance on social media after being absent for so long!

Progress Report

Progress Report 2

 

It has been a little while since my last update, so I thought I would let you all know how my progress has been going since my last post. 

Perfect World 3 is still out for beta reading and I hope to receive all the feedback by the end of the year. In the meantime, I have finished the cover design and drafted the summary. I am really having to restrain myself when it comes to putting that out as I want to wait until everything is ready before the cover reveal. I hope to be able to do this in January, which is not too far off now! I am also drafting book 4 in the series so hopefully there will not be such a massive gap between releases this time!

I am also writing the second draft of Demon’s Past which is the next novel in my Demon’s Blood universe. I am really enjoying writing about Taku and Thane’s time together before the events in Demon’s Blood and I cannot wait to share their story with you all. 

In the New Year I would also like to pick up my fantasy novel again. I started this way back for my first NaNoWriMo and I really want to give Fayte and Marnai the story that they deserve. I have it all planned out now, I just need the time to write it! 

I also haven’t forgotten about my new segment on my blog ‘Shari Reviews Stuff’. I have a new review drafted and this should hopefully go up this week. 

So things are busy ‘behind the scenes’ as we reach the end of the year! I hope everyone is keeping well and I will share further updates with you all soon! 

Progress Report

Progress Report

As it’s been a while since I took a break from social media to concentrate on my own works, I thought I would post this update to let you all know how everything is going.

I have now finished all my edits of Perfect World 3. It will be going for beta reading shortly, leaving me free to concentrate on other things for a while. I have made a start on the cover design and I am super excited about what I have so far! Hopefully soon I can share this with you all as well as the title of book 3!

I am also working on the print edition of New Era (Perfect World #2) and I hope to have this finished in a few weeks. The plan is to release both kindle and print editions of Perfect World 3 at the same time as I always seem to be playing catch up with the print copies!

As well I have started writing book 4. At the moment there are 5 planned books in the series, but there may be a potential for more.

I haven’t worked much on my Demon’s Blood series, but I have been planning some things. I want to concentrate on Demon’s Past before going back to where Demon’s Life left off and picking up with Koji and Atsuo there.

So I have a lot planned and hope to be able to reveal more details of Perfect World 3 in the coming weeks!

Novel Updates

As it’s been a while since my last update, I thought I would update you all as to how my progress is going and what’s been happening lately.

Perfect World series

Book 3 is now complete and I’m currently editing this! I am aiming to get all the edits finished by the end of June and then I can start thinking about submitting it for proofing and cover design. I’m also still working on the re-print for Adam and the print copies of Perfect World and New Era. I hope to be able to make some more progress with them very soon as well.

Demon’s Blood universe

I am about halfway through the next instalment of the series and would love to get this finished by the end of the year. 

Starting from tomorrow, Gay Book Promotions is running a 7 day series tour for me. I will be linking the posts on social media so do please follow that. There will also be a giveaway running too during the event. 

General updates

I am trying to get back into social media again. I prefer not to comment about my personal life, but I haven’t been well for much of the year (it’s not Covid-related) so I have only been able to post when I can. I am hoping things are turning a corner so I can be more active again for the summer and second half of the year. I hope everyone is keeping well and I look forward to catching up with you all!