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.
WIP: Demon’s Blood Sequel
My current work in progress is the sequel to my debut novel Demon’s Blood. Determined to save his lover from the demon Kurai’s possession, Thane returns to Japan and begins his search for Takata Koji; Taku’s sire and the only vampire who has the knowledge to save him.
Demon’s Blood was my debut novel and was originally written for the NaNoWriMo challenge.
Demon’s Blood Excerpt:
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Perfect World series
Perfect World began life as a side project to my novel Demon’s Blood which I was writing at the time. My preferred method of writing is to have a couple of projects on the go at once, this helps prevent me from getting writer’s block and if I do get it I can jump from one to another rather than not get any writing done at all. To begin with it was meant to be a standalone novel, but as I began to write it started to take on a life of its own and became the Perfect World series.
There are many themes running throughout the series. There are warnings over the manipulation of human genetics, the impact of climate change and what isolation can do to a nation. There is also the developing relationship between protagonist Eric Rawlins and Book 1 antagonist Adam Larimore. Eric worries that Adam is only using him whilst Adam, recognising that his feelings for Eric are genuine, fears that they’ll get in the way of his plans for revenge.
Today I’m the Featured Author on the Navigating Indie World Facebook group! Over the next couple of hours I will be sharing some posts there about me, my novels and also a giveaway! Please do join in if you can! I will also be using my blog for some of my larger posts so keep checking back here too 🙂
It’s been a hectic few months since Adam’s release and until now I haven’t had time to post about what’s next from me, although there has been a lot going on behind the scenes!
First of all I want to say a massive thank you to my family, friends, fellow authors, readers, bloggers and everyone who helped with Adam’s release – I appreciate the support so much 🙂
In a few weeks you will see my website and blog merge together to form one site so all things writing, reading, reviewing and collecting are in one place! There may be a bit of email downtime at the end of July so please Tweet me or comment on Facebook if you need to get hold of me during the last few days of July.
I’m currently working on the follow up to Demon’s Blood. It’s very much in the draft stages but hopefully at some point during 2017 you’ll find out what happens to Taku, Thane and Akito!
My other work in progress is Book 2 of the Perfect World series. I haven’t got a release date for this yet but I’ll keep you all updated on it’s progress throughout the end of this year and into 2017.
I’m also going to be taking part in NaNoWriMo again this year and I’m really excited to be re-working a fantasy novel that I first drafted over ten years ago!
So that’s everything I’m working on at the moment! It may seem all quiet but behind the scenes there is so much going on and much to look forward to from me!
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Demon’s Blood also includes the first two chapters of my second novel, Perfect World.
First post are always awkward aren’t they! It’s difficult to know how to start and what to say! So I thought I’d start with a bit about me.
I’m Shari Sakurai, a self-published author from the United Kingdom. I mainly write horror, sci-fi and fantasy fiction although I have been known to dabble in other genres from time to time too. I’ve recently published my first novel, Demon’s Blood, which is available to purchase in ebook format. You can find more information about it on my website www.sharisakurai.com.
I’m a fan of all things Japanese, especially the music, anime and manga and am going to Japan for the first time next year! My music taste varies quite a bit, my favourite artists/bands are L’Arc~en~Ciel, VAMPS, HYDE, GACKT, BUCK-TICK and D to name a few! I also listen to Nightwish, Within Temptation, Evanescence, The Killers, Eric Stuart Band, We Are The Fallen and Tokio Hotel – see I told you it was varied!
I love the 90’s anime, and Sailor Moon and Fushigi Yuugi are two of my favourites. I’m also currently watching Tiger & Bunny and am really loving the series so far. My favourite manga (apart from Sailor Moon and Fushigi Yuugi) is Loveless.
I also like collecting merchandise and currently collect Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and tour goods from my favourite artists. In addition I have rather a large Monster High and My Little Pony collection!
I love attending lives and have seen a few of my favourite groups/artists live in the UK or in Paris.
So that’s a bit about me! This blog will contain posts to do with my fandoms, and things that interest me, as well as news of my novels and anything else that might be of interest!