Broken World: Out Now!

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Eric Rawlins has made the people of England a promise. That he will stand for them against Ivan Williams and the L.S.A, but with politics and agendas threatening to dictate his every move, Eric struggles to find allies that he can trust.

When a daring mission to rescue Adam’s staff goes awry, Eric finds that he is starting to question himself in ways that shake him to the very core. Whilst grappling with his inner turmoil, Eric can also see that Adam is struggling against his own demons.

As the pressure begins to build, Eric takes the fight to Williams. However, Adam’s dangerous obsession with revenge threatens to not only put the entire operation in jeopardy, but his relationship with Eric too.


Today is the release day for Broken World (Perfect World Book 3)! I am so happy to finally be able to share more of Eric and Adam’s story with you all. Thank you so much to everyone who supporting the release, I appreciate it so much! I hope you all enjoy the third instalment of the series. 

If you are new to the series, the other books in the series are currently on promotion! 

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

This is the final excerpt before Broken World’s release tomorrow! I hope that you have enjoyed reading these previews!


1652373383Adam swallowed hard and momentarily Eric saw him hesitate. Then his expression hardened into one of resolve once more.

“We can still have that future, but only if you step aside and let me end this.”

“No,” Eric refused. “Adam, if you pull that trigger then you have no future. I cannot protect you from the consequences of this.”

“Then don’t!”

“You can’t mean that! Think about all the progress that you have made since we first met. You have proven to everyone that there is so much more to you than the villain that Williams tried to turn you into. You are brilliant, fearless, and compassionate. You have helped so many people, including me!”

“None of that matters anymore!” Adam snapped fiercely.

“Why? Why is killing him so important?” Eric demanded.

“How can you even ask that?” Adam’s tentative control over his emotions faltered again. This time he did little to reign them back in.

“You talk about our future as though it is so easy! That I can just put the gun down and we can live happily ever after!”

“Of course, it’s not going to be that easy. But it is the first step in the right direction. Revenge is for people who have nothing to lose, and you still do!”

“I don’t!” Adam cried out in anguish. “It doesn’t matter what I do! Ivan is inside my head! He got inside there years ago, and he has never left! And he never will unless I end this now!”

At this acknowledgment of the internal struggle that Adam had tried so hard to hide, something seemed to give inside of him. For the first time, Eric realised that he could see the true misery and pain that Adam was in. His hand holding the gun began to shake and his eyes welled up with untold agony. Without thinking of any consequences, Eric moved forward and embraced him. As he pulled Adam tightly against his chest, he could feel the cold press of the gun between them. Rather than resist, he felt Adam collapse into his arms.

“I’m sorry,” Eric whispered against his ear. “I am so sorry. I didn’t realise just how much pain you are in.”

“I can’t see an end to this, Eric,” Adam rasped as his breath began to catch in erratic sobs. “I don’t even remember a time when it did not hurt. Everything I am and everything that I have done is because of him.”

“I know, I know,” Eric eased back enough to take the gun from Adam’s trembling grip. He did not resist as his despair overwhelmed him.

“I’ll get you help,” Eric promised as he drew Adam against him once more. “You can come back from this. I told you I would save you, Adam, and I will.”

Broken World Excerpt

I have another excerpt from my upcoming novel Broken World to share with you today! Broken World will be release on Friday 8th July!


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Eric felt his shoulders slump as Adam’s pain-filled words once more echoed in his mind. Adam just seemed to be pulling further away and there was nothing that Eric could do. It was more than their relationship. Adam had unintentionally cut right to the heart of the self-doubt that Eric had tried desperately to keep hidden from everyone. Now he found it rising all the way to the surface and there was nothing that he could do to stop it.

“Eric,” Matheson immediately wrapped his arm around his son.

“It’s not just yesterday…” Eric murmured. “It is me. I don’t know who I am anymore. My whole life I have been told what to think, how to act…and suddenly I have all these choices and I don’t know what to do with any of them! I thought I had processed it all, but I haven’t. Events just overtook me and now I’m just left feeling so inadequate and lost. I look in the mirror and I see a stranger staring back at me.”

“Eric,” Matheson tightened his grip on Eric’s shoulders as he spoke. “I’ve always been so proud of you. Watching you growing up in the L.S.A was not easy for me, but what I always admired about you was the strength of your own mind. Despite their best efforts, you were never their political pawn. Your desire to protect people and do so much good in this world is one of your best qualities, and it is yours. It’s not the L.S.A’s or conditioning. It is a part of who you are as is your bravery, compassion and wanting to see the best in people who sometimes do not deserve it. You have taken on so much in these last few months and have not given yourself time to process your own feelings. What you are experiencing now is natural, but you don’t have to go through this alone. I’m not going to let you. I love you, Eric.”

“I love you, too, Dad.”

As Eric said these words, he realised that it was the first time he had said them to Matheson. His father’s eyes were slightly red now as he drew Eric into a fierce embrace.

“You don’t have to do anything if you feel that it’s because it is expected of you. Whatever you want to do, I will support you.”

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!


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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!


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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 Excerpt

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Today I’m pleased to share with you the first of a series of excerpts from Broken World which is the 3rd instalment of my Perfect World series! I hope you enjoy it! 

 

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Adam drew a breath as he sat down on the edge of their bed. He could tell by the look on his boyfriend’s face that Eric was not going to back down this time. Momentarily closing his eyes, Adam recalled their conversation when he was still in hospital. He wanted to be honest with Eric. He just did not know how at times.

“Iain was just worried because of everything that has happened,” he said. “He was concerned that going back to London would be too much for me.”

“Is it?”

“No. I want to go. I want to help you to stop Ivan.”

Eric’s expression was still troubled, and he was silent for several seconds before continuing. “But are you all right?”

“Yes.”

“Okay,” Eric said as he sat down beside Adam and took his hand. “Can I ask you to do something for me? Keep away from Williams.”

“Why?” Adam demanded despite already knowing the answer.

“I don’t want you to do something that you will regret.”

“Like kill him? I very much doubt I’d regret that!”

“Williams has to answer for what he has done,” Eric told him firmly. “Not just to you, but everyone that he has hurt.”

“And he will.”

“Not like that.”

“How is your way better?”

“Because when I hear you talking like this, I fear that you’re taking a step towards a path that I cannot follow you down.”

“Eric…”

“I don’t want to lose you like that, Adam. I can’t.”

“I’m sorry,” Adam murmured quietly as he wrapped his arms around Eric and drew him closer. In truth, Adam did not know what he was apologising for. For what he had already done or for what he knew he would do before all of this was over.


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!

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Shari’s Life: Broken World Update and Jubilee Weekend

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This week I had a week off so I used it to work more on the release of Broken World and also to spend some time with my family. 

Broken World Update

1652373383The series tour has now been scheduled through Gay Book Promotions and you can sign up here. I would be grateful if you are able to sign up for a post to support the release. Review copies of all the previous books in the series are available now and the ARC for Broken World will be shortly. I am also preparing the print edition to release at the same time as the Kindle edition, and am currently waiting for the proof copy of this! 

A couple of weeks ago I received back the proof for New Era and I signed this off yesterday so it should be live on Amazon very soon! 

I will be posting some excerpts from Broken World in the run-up to release day. The first one will be posted on 9th June so please look out for this! 

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Cover Reveal: Broken World (Perfect World 3) by Shari Sakurai

Today I am so excited to finally be able to share with you all the cover, title and blurb for book 3 in my Perfect World series!

Book 3 is called Broken World and it continues right where New Era left off. I hope you love the cover as much as I do! The release date will be… Friday 8th July 2022! There will be series review tour and I will post details of this very soon so if anyone is interested in an ARC (and for new readers the entire series will be available, including companion novel ‘Adam’) I would love it if you could sign up to that! I will also be posting excerpts starting from June so please look forward to that too!

Broken World by Shari Sakurai

Eric Rawlins has made the people of England a promise. That he will stand for them against Ivan Williams and the L.S.A, but with politics and agendas threatening to dictate his every move, Eric struggles to find allies that he can trust.

When a daring mission to rescue Adam’s staff goes awry, Eric finds that he is starting to question himself in ways that shake him to the very core. Whilst grappling with his inner turmoil, Eric can also see that Adam is struggling against his own demons.

As the pressure begins to build, Eric takes the fight to Williams. However, Adam’s dangerous obsession with revenge threatens to not only put the entire operation in jeopardy, but his relationship with Eric too.

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