More about Demon’s Life

Demon's Life Cover copyMy latest novel Demon’s Life is due to be released on 4th November and today I would like to talk a little about the novel.

It continues two months from where Demon’s Blood left off with Thane searching for Taku’s sire whom he believes can tell him how to save Taku from the demon Kurai’s possession.

Demon’s Life is predominately set in Japan, with parts in Tokyo and parts in Kōfu and Nagasaki. There are also some chapters set in Hong Kong. I really enjoyed writing the changing settings, especially the ones in Japan as I have been to Tokyo so I incorporated locations that I visited into my novel.

The main focus of the novel is on Thane’s search for answers and much of Demon’s Life is written from his point of view. Thane is devastated by what has happened to Taku and also the knowledge that it is, in part, his fault. His determination to find Koji and the belief that Koji can save Taku is all that is holding him together. However his pain causes him to make mistakes and put his trust in the wrong vampire again.

Thane also learns about Taku’s past, which is explored in more detail. In Demon’s Blood, Taku only made vague references to his life before he became a vampire and also his former deceased lover Minoru due to the pain that the memories cause him. In Demon’s Life he is forced to confront his past and the pain that he’s been keeping buried for over a century. Thane also learns more about Taku’s relationship with Koji and why Koji left him.

When writing Demon’s Life, my main emphasis was on Taku and Thane’s relationship. Their commitment and love for each other spans across more than a century. For Thane, Taku is his first and only love. After Minoru died, for a long time Taku was too afraid to let anyone close to him again. Meeting Thane saved him from a much darker path. Yet more so than their love, it is Thane’s unshakable belief in it that shapes the entire novel. Even when he witnesses the terrible acts that Taku, as Kurai, is now capable of, Thane refuses to give up on him. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but my favourite scene from Demon’s Life shows the strength of Thane’s belief in Taku and their relationship.

So that’s what you can expect from Demon’s Life. I will be posting some excerpts from it very soon which I hope you will check out. It is also now available to pre-order on Amazon!

Demon’s Life Character Profiles: Part Two

Character Profiles: Part Two

Today I’m posting part two of my character profiles of the four main characters in my upcoming novel Demon’s Life. Today’s profiles feature Koji Takata and Akito Okada.

Demon’s Life is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com!

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Demon’s Life Character Profiles: Part One

I really enjoy creating character profiles for my main characters and as part of a series of posts up until the release of my novel Demon’s Life, I’m going to be posting some profiles I created for my four main characters. This afternoon I’m posting Part One which features Taku and Thane. These profiles contain basic information as well as spoiler-free details specific to Demon’s Life.

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Cover Reveal: Demon’s Life by Shari Sakurai

Demon's Life Cover copy

Out of respect for the relationship we once had I will spare your life. However, if you try to obstruct me again then I will kill you

Vampires are now an endangered species. Possessed by the demon Kurai, Kokawa Taku has sworn to eradicate all those whom he deems inferior.

Determined to free Taku from the demon’s corruption Thane seeks help from Taku’s sire, Takata Koji. Thane’s search for answers takes him to Hong Kong where he learns the devastating truth. That in order to save Taku, Thane may have to kill him.

Refusing to accept this, Thane makes a decision that places the fate of all vampires in the balance. However Thane is unaware of the betrayal around him and that his actions will either save Taku or destroy him.

Release Date: Monday 4th November 2019

Novel Updates!

It’s been a little while since my last post so I thought I would give an update as to where I am with my current works.

Demon’s Blood sequel

The proof-reading has now been completed so I’m currently going through it myself again to make absolutely sure I am happy with everything. Over the new few weeks I’m hoping to finally be able to confirm the title! It does have a title, I just want to reveal that to coincide with blurb and cover if possible. The cover and blurb are the next two things I will be working on. I’ve had the draft ideas for the cover for well over a year so I know exactly what I want on it so it shouldn’t take too long to do. I’m also working on some character-based posts which will lead up to the release date. The release date should be the latter part of the year. I’m hoping to confirm this in the next couple of weeks too.

Demon’s Blood universe

This project is turning out bigger than I had anticipated! I have at least 3 more novels planned which are set in the universe featuring various characters from it.

Perfect World 3

This is currently my work in progress so still very much in the early stages. I am aiming to get the draft done by the end of the year which scarily enough is not that far away now!