Focus: Envy authors, post 4

This post offers a peek into the works and lives of the last four authors from the Seven Deadly Sins series, Volume 3. As an added bonus, I’ll even provide the bio of our Layout Editor, Dino Laserbeam!

Make sure you come back tomorrow. Some readers will be offered a prize!

(If anyone would like to post a review of this anthology, please contact me in the comment section below!!)

The Selkie by Shannon Leigh Rivera

Don’t go to land and don’t trust the humans—this is the most important selkie rule. Only Niamh, driven away by her cruel mother, doesn’t see why she shouldn’t trust them. Curious and full of desire, she is lured into the human world and swept up in her youthful passions. Will she prove her people wrong or will she learn the hard way that envy leads a fool to ruin?

**Shannon Leigh Rivera, wife, mother, author. Shannon is a full-time author, full-time homeschool teacher, and part-time writing coach for middle and high school students in East Tennessee. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Creative Writing and English with a concentration in Fiction Writing. Shannon’s style is eclectic, which matches her educational and life experiences including her time spent in the U.S. Navy. Besides writing and teaching, Shannon also enjoys being outdoors and traveling. Her current projects include “Of Rebels and Ruin,” A Shadow and Mist Novel—Book One, due out early 2017 on Amazon. She runs her own short-story blog featuring fantasy fiction stories and writing tips.

Website: shannonleighrivera.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shannon-Leigh-Rivera-1747459965486129

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The Angel by Yvette O’Kay

Envy is something undestroyable, an idea in the manifestation of a human form. Love isn’t something that comes easily or often. As it happens with so many others, the woman of Envy’s affections fell prey to betrayal and heartbreak. So the only question remaining is, what would you do if you were an almost all powerful being and someone took away the person you loved?

**Yvette O’Kay is a writing goddess who has been working on books since she was a little girl. She is from New York and this is her second publication in this anthology series. She is a full time student and author and often has troubles balancing the two, but in the end the satisfaction of finishing a story outweighs anything else for her.

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The Limits of [an] Olive [Branch] by Blake Parker

When Sebastian Evans—with his gorgeous grey eyes and exquisite cheekbones—asks Olive out for a date, she’s ecstatic. Finally things are going right for her! Well, until Olive hears the nasty rumour that’s flying around school. It’s 100% untrue and 100% percent about Olive. Suddenly, Olive finds herself all alone as the whole school turns on her. She’s not even sure if Sebastian believes the lies. Will she let herself to be overwrought with negative feelings or will she fight this battle one day at a time?

**Blake Parker is of the female gender, since the name itself doesn’t give that away. Physically, she resides in Canada. Otherwise, she lives in the contrivance of whatever place she’s yearning to visit. In day-to-day life, Blake loves paradoxes. For example, the paradox of supporting her obsession with scotch on a limited budget. Somewhere, in between the paradoxes and fantasies of living in far-away places, Blake finds the time to write. And to reel in the surprise and gratefulness of being a part of Seven Deadly Sins Anthology again. Look out for the first part of Olive’s story in the Sloth edition!

Twitter @iwrotethis_

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Guardians by K.T. Stephens

High school athlete Derek Ramsey is a born leader. Along with the other teens of his tribe, he attends two Seeker gatherings every year, solely to be granted a vision that will disclose his animal guardian. Unfortunately, it’s Derek’s tenth, and last, Seeker week. If the god Binder doesn’t grant him a guardian, he’ll be expelled from his clan. Worse, there’s no way Tara will accept his marriage proposal. As the Great Reveal grows closer, can Derek let go of his anger and frustration long enough to accept his fate?

**K.T. Stephens writes YA and children’s books and is especially enamored of the circus. Just mention acrobats and strongmen and she’ll jump headfirst into this world of magic, color and precision and take you with her. When she steps away from the big top, she works on her pet project—Seven Deadly Sins: A YA Anthology—and writes adult literature under the pseudonym Katie Stephens. Although her two grown children live on opposite sides of the USA, she lives squarely in the middle with her husband and two adorably obsessive felines.

Website: http://www.standardishue.com

Twitter: @standardishue

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatieStephensAuthor

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D.Laserbeam, our Layout Editor, has been an icon at Scribophile for many years, so it’s no wonder we jumped at the chance to have Dino do the e-book formatting for the SDS anthologies. Dino writes, edits (Laserbeam Edits), is the founder & editor-in-chief of freeze frame fiction, and oh, yeah–is an engineer in real life!

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