Today I’m very excited to share with you all the new side project that I have been working on! Never Change is a short story set in my Demon’s Blood universe. It focuses on Thane’s first winter as a vampire and how he struggles with taking human lives. Never Change will be available to purchase on Amazon Kindle from 1st December 2018! The sequel to Demon’s Blood will be published in 2019.
Thane’s arms curved around his back and he felt the younger vampire trembling as he rested his head on Taku’s shoulder. So easily broken, Taku often forgot what it had been like in the beginning. For him things had been different, he reminded himself. He had already known what it felt like to take a life.
With Nagasaki in the grip of a bitter winter, two vampires struggle to hunt in the challenging conditions. When an opportunity to feed from a dying man presents itself, Taku insists that they take advantage of it. Yet his newly turned lover is left feeling devastated by their actions. Seeing Thane so distraught is more than Taku can bear and so he makes a decision to shield Thane as much as he can from the darker side to their existence. However his desire to protect Thane might one day cost him everything.
Never Change is a short story set in the Demon’s Blood universe.
It’s been nearly three weeks since New Era was released and I thought I would post this quick update on the series and also what will be next from me.
First of all I would like to thank everyone who has purchased New Era or read it on Kindle Unlimited. During the run up to release Perfect World was on promotion for free and I was amazed that it got to number 1 in one of its categories! So again thanks so much to everyone who downloaded it during the promotional period and made this possible.
I haven’t stopped writing since New Era was released. The next novel I am working on is the long-awaited sequel to Demon’s Blood. I am tentatively aiming for a January 2019 release for this. Over the next few months I’ll be posting more details about the release and also the cover reveal. I’m also working on the next instalment of my Perfect World series and hope to be able to release that in the earlier half of next year too! So a lot going on behind the scenes!
I am also aware that I am quite behind on my reviews, but I am working through these every day so there will be more reviews posted in the coming months. Submissions will hopefully reopen in January, but this will be confirmed later in the year.
Thanks again to everyone for your continued support, its truly appreciated 🙂
Zoe Annear very kindly had me made this pendant, which is a replica of the pendant that Koji gave to Taku in my novel Demon’s Blood!
Check out https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/106215-demon-s-blood for a chance to win a signed paperback of my novel Demon’s Blood!
Taku & Thane from Demon’s Blood. Artwork by Zoe Annear http://zoeannear.deviantart.com/. Purchase from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I11W9FE.
Demon’s Blood is a vampire novel. It focuses on an origin of vampires and also the human side of the supernatural beings, and how they deal with the darker sides of their immortal lives.
“Demon’s Blood has an interesting combination of different characters and conflicts that these characters face,” says Shari Sakurai. “There are characters who embrace their eternal lives and have no qualms about drinking blood to survive. Yet they are not without their demons. You also have characters for which it is a real struggle and are constantly battling with their instincts and their more human natures.”
Demon’s Blood is set in the fictional city of Norfield in southern England. Japanese vampire Kokawa Taku and his English lover, Thane Bremen, were forced to flee their home in Tokyo after being discovered by vampire hunters. When the novel begins they are already settled in Norfield, however, both are battling their inner demons. Thane is haunted by the events in Tokyo and suffers from reoccurring nightmares. Yet unknown to Thane there is more to those events than he is aware of. As a consequence Taku is struggling against something much darker, something that could ultimately destroy him.
Demon’s Blood is available now in ebook format from most major ebook retailers.
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