I'm thrilled to be a part of the Darkness Rising Box Set. Being surrounded by so much talent is absolutely inspiring. I wanted to share a bit about my fellow authors in the set. What better way to do that than have them answer a few questions both about themselves and the story we are all looking forwards to?
S.C. Stokes is a USA Today Bestselling Fantasy and Urban Fantasy Author.
"As an avid reader I struggle in the knowledge that there are more amazing reads than I will ever be able to get through in my lifetime, but don't worry I plan to die trying.
As an author I devote my efforts to bringing new adventures to life. In my work you will find yourself submerged in thrilling new fantasy worlds. Each coursing with conflict. I draw on experiences from my life and time spent living in Australia, The U.S.A and Japan to enrich the narrative of my books and provide you a taste of familiarity, as you plunge headlong into a scintillating new world."
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Darkness Rising Book Title – A Date With Death
Whoever said blood is thicker than water, hasn’t met the Harrington family.
New York royalty they are old money with magic coursing through their entitled veins. The only thing the Harringtons care less about then each other, is the law. When Lester dies unexpectedly, his considerable estate is set to pass to his surviving heirs.
When the coroner, Kasey Chase, rules Lester’s death a homicide, she sparks a family feud that sees the Harrington heirs turn on each other in a lethal struggle where the only prize for second place is death.
With unlimited resources and a callous disregard for human life, the Harrington’s have to be stopped before the city pays the price for their petty war. Caught in the middle, Kasey is left fighting for her life. Fortunately, she has been hiding a secret of her own.
Kasey is a witch.
Question: What genre would you say the book falls into?
Answer: Urban Fantasy – Sits somewhere between detective and vigilante themes.
Question: Are there any trigger warnings and/or explicit content readers should know about?
Answer: Not really. There is no course language unless you class hell or damn as course.
Question: Do you have any upcoming events?
Answer: The launch of the Darkness Rising Box Set is my main event right now. Very excited to be participating in it.
Question: What is next for you? Do you have anything in the works?
Answer: In 2020 I’ll be rapid releasing my next fantasy series 6 books in 6 months is going to be a massive undertaking but I’m super excited to share this one. I’ve been sitting on it for a while. Book 1 will be Born In Flames!
Question: How does your cover tie into your story?
Answer: This particular series, Conjuring a Coroner is set in New York City in 2017. Each cover features Kasey our resident bad ass along with a piece of New York City architecture that features in the storyline.
Question: What was your favourite book when you were growing up?
Answer: It’s always hard to pick a favourite but if you twisted my arm I’d have to pick Magician by Raymond E. Feist.
Question: If you could meet any character from any book, who would it be? Why?
Answer: Jack West Jnr from the Seven Ancient Wonders series by Matthew Reilly. He is one of my favourite fictional heroes, meeting him in the flesh would be amazing!
Question: When did you realize you were meant to be a writer?
Answer: I think I’ve always wanted to write. Started working on my first stories in high school. They were terrible, but I always loved it.
Question: If your life was a book, what would be the tag line?
Answer: A serious of ridiculous events. 😊
Question: What advice would you give new writers?
Answer: Get out there and write. Never stop, treat it like an art form and practice it. Don’t let the low days keep you down.
Question: What has been the worst mistake you have made in your writing career?
Answer: Once I stuck a political comment in a book, not because it was my own belief, but because I thought it captured the spirit of the place and time the book was set. The outrage was real. I won’t be doing that again.
Question: What is the best moment you have had with a fan?
Answer: When one of my fans reached out and told me they had read my entire series in a single day. Always makes me feel incredible. 😊
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