2016 is nearing its end and the SDS team is probably not alone in thinking “Good riddance!”
It’s been quite literally a hell of a year, and as we bid it farewell by eating and drinking more than we should, we can’t help but think that Gluttony is especially prominent these festive days. Top trouser buttons are secretly undone underneath the festive tablecloth, elastic waist bands become your favorite accessories and the scale gets conveniently forgotten in some dark corner of the house, until January comes around and we all remember that gorging on every piece of food that comes our way may not be the way to go for the rest of the year.
We have a saying here in the SDS Team which goes something like “If you can’t stuff your face with turkey, then at least read about it!”
Your favorite sin is explored in every way imaginable in the fourth volume of the Seven Deadly Sins Anthology: Gluttony. Buy yourself, or a friend, a present that indulges not only your taste buds but also yout literary palate.
Have fun these last days of 2016 with your loved ones, and don’t forget to enjoy some peace and quiet with a good book as well.
Until next year (and many more sins to come)…
The SDS Team
We know you’ve been waiting for updates, and finally we can give you some.
The Envy Volume of Seven Deadly Sins – A YA Anthology is coming around quite nicely: Edits are being made. Blurbs are being written… But most of all happy dances are being had. So many of them 🙂
Feast your eyes on the beauty that is the cover of the Envy Volume, done by super talented Luke Spooner, a.k.a. Carrion House.
Envy can either drive us to be better or sink into self-pity and resentment. It can make us miserable and petty, or be the driving force behind positive change.
From cavemen to immortals and ghosts to valedictorians, the characters of our stories know what it’s like to want and not to have. How far will each one go to possess what they covet?
To be released in April.
Can you feel the excitement? We certainly can!
There are few periods in a person’s life that we romanticize more through the nostalgic (some would say myopic) lens of memory, than puberty.
Remember how many times your – then – friends disappointed you? How you got laughed at in the face for liking a boy band? Or how that boy you were madly in love with, ignored you for most of highschool? Me too.
But I also remember how many times I laughed during class at a silly joke one of my friends said. How I danced to pop songs that made me inexplicably happy despite their inappropriate sexual innuendos. How I felt when my monumental crush actually looked at me for the first time and uttered my name. There is a reason we like to remember and relive those moments of brazen innocence: the magic of first experiences.
There is no pain, like the pain that bruises your heart for the first time. No song that matches the melody of your most carefree summers. No party, like the party where you had your first kiss. Nothing compares to the world as experienced through the eyes of a teen ready to grab life by the throat and own it: The potential, the heartache, the wide-eyed idealism, the defiant rebellion.
The writers of The Seven Deadly Sins Anthology, celebrate and pay tribute to the emotional and mental turmoil that is being a teenager. After all …”it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.