Seriah Black Sheep
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Author has written 2 stories for Romance.

I freely admit to being a niche and cross-genre 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 part-time grad student, I also work, 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 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.
I wanted to see two strong main characters fight against themselves, each other, and the world to become one.
I wanted to see the woman use her "lower" position in society to become valuable.
I wanted to see the strong man have an identity crisis.
I wanted to see a beautiful beast who remained beastly.
I wanted to see up become down and down become sideways.
I wanted to take the "known" and turn it into Wonderland.

If I saw one more superwoman or girly-girl or sissy-boy, I thought I would scream...or puke.
If I read one more "let's get pregnant and have a family," I was going to throw something.
I don't want to read about a kid; I want to read about the love bunnies. Everybody else can go take a hike.

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.
A series, but really all one story.
A story whose romance doesn't end in a family and a happily-ever-after in a single volume to trade for another minor-character couple.
A story that could continue on and on for an eternity, because it follows an immortal.
A story that's full of trials, just like life—but with an extraordinary twist you could never actually experience.
A story full of characters who would be phenomenal or terrible to meet in person—the kind that could make you lust or scream, murder or sex them up.

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?

BOOK 1: Inhuman - New Revision W.I.P.
(formerly known as To Belong to a Beast or Beauty and the Beast)

Rewrite of chapters 1-2 completed; rewrite of chapters 3-6 in progress, with new material. These will not be posted until the revision is complete.

BOOK 2: Ignoble - Hiatus (being integrated into new revision)

new Ch1: "Farther Than I Thought" posted. (5/10/14)
new Ch2: "Her Survival" posted. (5/26/14)
new Ch3: "Not Ideal Man" posted. (6/4/14)
new Ch4: "The Arrangement" posted. (6/13/14)
new Ch5: "Can't Touch This" posted. (7/10/14)
revised Ch5: "Touchy Relationship" posted. (8/20/14)

new Ch6: "Just a Touch of Affection" posted. (9/2/14)
revised Ch6 posted. (9/3/14)
new Ch7: "Livery Up!" posted. (10/2/14)
new Ch8: "Rivalry & Provocation" posted. (10/15/14)

revised Ch8 posted. (11/4/14)
new Ch9: "Against Better Judgment" posted. (12/2/14)
new Ch10: "The Agony of Beds" posted as "I See You." (12/29/14)
Ch11: "Training for Trouble" posted. (1/21/15)
Ch12: "Showcase" posted. (3/3/15)
Ch13: "Two Can Play" posted. (3/15/15)
Ch14: "Touch Me If You Dare" posted. (4/2/15) - Revised [add-on] 9/6/19
Ch15: "The Scars That Bind Us" posted. (7/7/15)
Ch15 addendum added. (10/6/16)
Ch16: "Catch Me If You Can" posted. (8/22/15)
Ch17: "On the Kill Side of Love" posted.
Ch18: "My Fight" posted. (2/27/16)
Ch19: "Frienemies" posted. (4/10/16)
Ch20: "Prodigal" posted. (7/24/16)
Ch21: "Power Cripple" posted. (9/18/16)
Ch22: "Shadow Prince" posted. (11/6/16)
Ch23: "Hallucination Mine" posted. (11/26/16)
Ch24: "Captive, My Heart" posted. (12/26/16)
Ch25: "Revel" posted. (3/5/17)
Ch26: "With You in Spirit" posted. (9/10/17)

Heads Up: Due to crazy scheduling and pursuit of academia, my story updates have been helter-skelter at best.

Update (7/31/22): Book 1 is being re-plotted, to have more of a Fantasy plot and incorporate some older versions. I am currently debating whether these revisions should be posted to FictionPress, or whether I should keep them to myself for publishing. However, it is my intention to post the end of Book 2, once my revisions bring me up to that point in the story. So you will get that ending regardless, if you are still around. If you are interested in being a beta reader for the story revisions, as well as the next couple books that are planned, please send me a PM. Based on what I have so far, and the skills I'm learning, I promise you, it will be worth it. I especially welcome a male perspective, for editing Rome's POV.

Stories to Keep an Eye Out For:

• The Bard and the Dragon
• Fire and Lyra (*PRIORITY*)
• The Rumor of the Water Dragon

See my website for more details.

If you have any suggestions or questions about my story, you're welcome to leave a review, message me, tag me in a tweet, or post a comment on my website! Whichever venue you prefer, I would love to hear from you. :)

Visit my author website at seriahblacksheep[dot]wordpress[dot]com! See the stories I'm shuffling to the forefront of my portfolio, go behind-the-scenes on chapters, get sneak previews, mull over responses to reviews, and get recommendations for what to read next. A BeastKing Chronicles cumulative glossary and maps are posted for your ongoing reference.

Follow me on Twitter [SeriahBlackShp] for story tidbits and progress updates! I am resurrecting this, complete with memed story quotes of past and future chapters.

Friend me on GoodReads at goodreads[dot]com/seriahblacksheep to read my book reviews and see which books have influenced my writing! Currently Reading: Song of the Beast by Carol Berg.

Follow me on Pinterest at pinterest[dot]com/sblacksheep for visual aids pertaining to my story, and for sneak peeks into my brainstorming of future story ideas!

Both volumes of the old version of my story are available to read on MediaMiner [dot]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!

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To Save a Kingdom by Sada Green reviews
**Story Removed** Now available as Amazon Kindle eBook!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,957 - Reviews: 630 - Favs: 574 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 7/8/2020 - Published: 4/7/2003
There is no Prince Charming! by C.M.Ortega reviews
Jen has had it with romance. Forget dating. Forget men. Forget it! Until she finds a mysterious book. Through a series of freak events, she gets sucked in, literally. And of course, the book just happens to be a...romance! But there's a catch. Since she was sucked in, the main heroine was booted out. Now she has to find her way home or lose it all, including her heart!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 22,134 - Reviews: 425 - Favs: 408 - Follows: 135 - Updated: 7/18/2017 - Published: 9/8/2009
Merboy by Live and learn reviews
Hey Kerrie?" he inquired curiously,"What's this thing between my legs .God. Somehow I just knew getting a Merboy back to the water was going to be exhausting. UNDER REVISION.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 32 - Words: 65,477 - Reviews: 741 - Favs: 374 - Follows: 365 - Updated: 12/29/2015 - Published: 12/31/2010 - Complete
On the Accidental Wings of Dragons by Anwedragon reviews
Locked in a dungeon, Michael Duncan's only hope lies wrapped in a bundle of cloth tossed at his feet. One kiss and his life is changed forever. Carissa Markel doesn't know who this man chained to the wall is, but he's her only chance for escape. One choice, made in desperation, sends them both running for his life.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,521 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 5/8/2014 - Published: 4/2/2014 - Complete
Fated by DirtyBooks reviews
A four part romance story between a guy with an inferiority complex and a male magician who believes in fate above all else. Gay/M/M/SEX!/A little too much cuteness/All that stuff you want to hear!/Yeah!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 75,485 - Reviews: 64 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 1/14/2013 - Published: 4/2/2012 - Complete
The Coquette and the Thane by Anihyr Moonstar reviews
SLASH. Kedean's saddled with a deceptively simple task: deliver a bride-to-be to her fiancée across the sea. The complication? The "bride" is a nobleman, temporarily cursed with a woman's body, who's none too pleased with the arrangement—he does, however, take a quick liking to Kedean. *'12 SKOW Nominee*
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 37 - Words: 204,442 - Reviews: 579 - Favs: 415 - Follows: 222 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 1/9/2011 - Complete
Break the Sky by Caseus reviews
When kidnapped by a horde of pirates onto an airship, Jonathan tries to make the best of his situation. But it's not that hard with women who care too much and a captain who's as intrigued by Jonathan just as much as Jonathan is intrigued by him. Slash.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 39,155 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 11/25/2011 - Published: 9/22/2011 - Complete
The Stepway: Version One by Chris Rhyanne reviews
"Ah, you are but a tiny, insignificant, innocent little child who happened to be at the right place at the wrong time, and is now engaged to a shameless old man with magical powers. Congratulations on your marvelous luck, my dear." Being re-written.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 85,012 - Reviews: 378 - Favs: 276 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 6/8/2011 - Published: 7/3/2008 - Complete
The Things I Learned In Fiction Class by C.M.F Wright reviews
Because I learned so many great things in Fiction Writing and it seemed like a waste not to share them. Rated for language and bad writing samples.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 3,146 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/10/2011 - Published: 5/28/2009
SoulsStorm by Saemi Mitsuwa reviews
Emily finds herself in a world where the myth and magic of fantasy exists in everyday life. With her only companion being a cursed merman, she's forced to go on a quest that questions her very existence. ch1 thru 15 revised
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 79 - Words: 329,021 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 50 - Updated: 3/11/2010 - Published: 6/15/2005
Ode to Paperclip Man by DiaRose reviews
I was bored and he was bugging me, so I wrote this poem for pure silliness! You'll appreciate this if you write with Mircrosoft Word.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 106 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/28/2007 - Complete
Land of Red by Queen Anabella reviews
[COMPLETE] Aliana was born with skin the color of dusty cinnamon. It was her skin that brought her to the feet of the Younger Prince of Deshret as a present to serve in his harem. And it was because of him she met his brother. Fate has an interesting domino effect.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 54,415 - Reviews: 862 - Favs: 943 - Follows: 152 - Updated: 8/15/2007 - Published: 4/18/2005 - Complete
E Flat Minor of Platform 24 by Imalefty reviews
He wrote his music on the walls of the subway, and she was the only one to take notice. Against her better judgement, she fell in love with both the music... and the composer. But he had a secret that she wasn't ready to accept. Complete.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,539 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 8/10/2007 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Complete
The Fall of the Dragon King by MomsDarkSecret reviews
A prince agrees to marry a young priest to avert a disaster caused by his ancestor. Will their sacrifice save the world or will their commitment only lead to another disaster? Contains gay themes, some erotic content, mature subject matter. Completed.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 68,702 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 494 - Follows: 62 - Updated: 8/17/2006 - Published: 3/17/2006 - Complete
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The BeastKing Chronicles Vol 2: Ignoble reviews
The last thing Rome wants is to step back into the realm of human nobility. But Bre caught the eye of a House Head with darker tastes, so in order to protect her, Rome must play along as a noble. With the attraction between Rome and Bre now undeniable, can Rome keep the beast in him at bay? Or will he turn into what he despises most? Beauty/Beast. Alpha,dom,viol,lang,citrus,2POV.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 26 - Words: 255,070 - Reviews: 157 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 166 - Updated: 9/10/2017 - Published: 7/13/2013
The BeastKing Chronicles Vol 1: Inhuman reviews
Labriella always considered herself plain, below ordinary. When an everyday errand in her regimented life turns out to be a setup, the clawed hands that save her threaten to turn her world upside down. Now a temple runaway, Bre fears she can never go back to the way things were. But with her formidable sexy childhood crush living down the hall, it might be worth it. Beauty/Beast
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 214,347 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 195 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 4/22/2014 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Complete
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