Author has written 2 stories for Romance.
I freely admit to being a niche and genre-crossing reader...and that extends heartily to my writing.
"Impossible" romances are a fascination of mine—both in stories I read and stories I write. I love Fantasy and world-building, but to me, that goes hand-in-hand with complex relationships. Reading about male fantasy characters of a dual nature is my favorite. I think their internal struggle is the most important of all.
I read Romances for the guy, and I stick around to see how awesome he becomes. So if he's shallow, flat, or otherwise one-dimensional, I can't handle it. Also, diamond-in-the-rough heroes or antiheroes shouldn't read like a soap commercial. So if my bishounen's POV ever reads like that, and he's not a player, slap me. Please.
My main goal is to put you in the character's head, to help you understand them, the way they think, and why they do the things they do. I think this is especially important for fantasy or beast characters. You don't have to agree with them, and in some sections I hope you don't. But some things must be as they are, for characters to become what they can be.
A pet peeve of mine is when authors shy away from the gory or sensual details that I, as a reader, have been waiting for throughout the whole book or series. Expect no "blackout scenes" here. The wait may be long, but when I deliver, your eyeballs will glue to this screen. Despite that intention, I aim that every non-blackout scene will have a PURPOSE. You will learn something about the characters, and/or they will learn and develop...hopefully both. If you can call it porn or horror only, I've failed.
That being said, reading and writing are very liberating experiences for me. I find I can read and write about things I may never experience or condone in person. Maybe that sounds like a conflict of interest to you. To me, it's a an opportunity to learn and grow without feeling like I'm in a petri dish.
Once I get addicted to a story, my reading goes into hyperspeed, so I tend to read long stories that are already completed and finish them in one or two sittings. I write long stories as well, and I'm prone to writing series. If you as a reader go through all the trouble to finally find a good story, and to invest time in it and heart and soul into the characters, I think it should last you a long time.
Besides being an adult (with life responsibilities) and a full-time college student, I am also a newly-appointed newspaper copyeditor at my university, and just started working as an independent contractor editing and formatting for a company, so I really have to fight for my novel-writing time. However, I am serious about my writing, and about finishing my current series, and I would LOVE to connect with my writing contemporaries! So if you're a Fantasy-Romance (especially High Fantasy) writer, and/or you feel our writings have similar strains, feel free to drop me a line! Contact options are listed at the bottom of the page. Or you can PM me here. :) I am also a member of RWA, and their Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter.
I HAVE changed entire chapters based on reviewer suggestions. YOUR OPINION MATTERS! Please review to help me better both the story and my own writing.
I hope you enjoy my stories!
The Original Idea Behind the BeastKing Chronicles
I wanted to read an angsty fantasy story with graphic romance as both the problem and the solution.
If I saw one more superwoman or girly-girl or sissy-boy, I thought I would scream...or puke.
And why do I have to wait until next chapter for a P.O.V. change?! What if I want to know what they think now, when it's most important and fresh in my mind?
And so Beauty and the Beast was born.
Don't you want to read that kind of story?
What kind of story do you want to read? And why aren't you writing it?
VOLUME I: Inhuman - REWRITE COMPLETE!
New rewrite pending completion of volume 2.
VOLUME II: Ignoble - Current W.I.P.
new Ch1: "Farther Than I Thought" posted. (5/10/14)
CHAPTER 26: "WITH YOU IN SPIRIT" IS POSTED! (9/10/17) As the dreams between Rome and Bre evolve, Mistress Healer starts to get suspicious, and even Rome starts to wonder if there is more to it than just a dream connection. But does anybody really know the ramifications of calling a person by their True Name? Meanwhile, the revelation of Rome's Power abilities may be enough to tip Robearta over the edge.
Heads Up: Due to crazy scheduling and pursuit of academia, my story update times may be helter-skelter at best.
NEXT CHAPTER: Chapter 27 - The Exchange: Rome is finally going to get the audience he wanted with the temple leaders, but are they really going to let him bargain for Bre's life?
If you have any suggestions or questions about my story, you're welcome to leave a review, message me, tweet to me, or post a comment on my website! Whichever venue you prefer, I would love to hear from you. :)
Both volumes of the old version of my story are available to read on MediaMiner.org, under the pen name Seriah Black. That is the ONLY other site you should see it on. So, if you see it anywhere else, TELL ME!!! This is a serious endeavor. Thanks!
Friend me on GoodReads [goodreads.com/seriahblacksheep] to read my book reviews, and to see which books have influenced my writing! Currently Reading: anatomy/physiology, philosophical ethics, and Asian history textbooks, and intercultural gender communications articles.
Follow me on Pinterest [pinterest.com/sblacksheep] for visual aids pertaining to my story, and sneak peeks into my brainstorming of future story ideas!
Check my blog [seriahblacksheep.wordpress.com] for lengthier news on updates, sneak previews, and lengthier responses to some reviews. There is also a glossary for the series posted there.
Follow me on Twitter [SeriahBlackShp] for story tidbits and progress updates! Twitter updated 7/20/17.