The Seriphyn Knight New Decade

Aligning to My New Decade Plan, I will finish what I started by 2025. I created this series back in 2006, lingering in and out of cache servers for many years. No more will it remain a shadow or figment of imagination. I'm making this series a real deal. Here is how.

Is the World Ready for Change?

A Zaldizko change that is. Always seeking.

To be Diverse and Inclusive

Doing my best to contribute to a forward thinking generation and future.

Original Music Makes

Still around to the traps.

To be Diverse and Inclusive

Doing my best to contribute to a forward thinking generation and future.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I'm Kita Duran Goodreads Giveaway

Happy Birthday Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

I'm Kita Duran by Veronica Purcell

I'm Kita Duran

by Veronica Purcell

Giveaway ends March 14, 2017.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway
Duran Kita's birthday is on the 15th February. To celebrate, I'm offering a giveaway of two paperbacks of the first volume of his story in I'm Kita Duran.

Familiar with Japanese slice-of-life, school-life, shoujo and boys' love anime and manga? Then this story may suit. 

It has the cute, quirky, lighthearted teenage angst find in shoujo, shounen ai, yaoi and Japanese teen slice-life stories.

Who is Duran?
He's a Japanese private high school student who struggles against his stringent school system to hold down a music club. He makes some unexpected friendships and becomes involved in a same-sex love relationship with his crush. His story continues online in the Original Music Makes web fiction series.

Book delivery will be organised directly from the manufacturer to the lucky winners of this giveaway.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Relifting Original Music Makes for 2017

The luxury of being an unknown and unpopular self-published writer of a little to not-known series is the ability to freely revise the stories and characters.

I say being "unpopular", "unknown" and "not-known" in a positive sense.  As I feel I have freedom to express the stories and characters as much as I want until I'm completely content of the outcome.

Having said this, there won't be any changes to what has been published to date. If anything, I'll be adding more unique attributes to them in the next volume "Hotaka Music Club".   And, I'm way behind schedule to completing this volume.  Like any piece of art in the making and where the artist is unhappy with the output to date.  I'll keep revising the story and characters until I feel everything works. This is the pro of being a co-contributor/indie author. The deadlines are my own.

The start of the series change in direction are the book covers.  I've republished versions of I'm Kita Duran and Saving Star with new looks.

I'm aiming for Original Music Makes to be more about slice-of-life situations with exceptional or extraordinary situations.   Of course it will always have Duran as the center but he might not always be the protagonist.  It will have different same-sex relationship challenges. Especially, as the characters mature toward adulthood.  Duran is not the only one in a same-sex relationship in HMC.

Having said this,  I'll continue the pace and flow of the story as written online.  However, it's likely the story will alter dramatically once it's published.

New Look "Saving Star" Cover for Original Music Makes

New look cover for prequel oneshot Saving Star.   

I wanted to recreate a warmer and more uplifting tone to the cover. Whilst be in-line with the series new look and feel.  The story is still for free and all good online re-sellers.   Link to buying options below.

Story Blurb

Life is moving nicely for 19 year old Mori Isagi.

He is about to start his two year chef program at a prestigious Tokyo cooking college and has moved into an apartment with his boyfriend, Shuu, where they can finally start their life together.

One night he wakes to disturbing noises from the next-door neighbour. From that moment, life takes an unexpected turn.