Thursday, July 24, 2014

HAPPY RELEASE DAY and GUEST POST - WHEN FULLY FUSED (Schasm Series #3) by Shari J. Ryan:


Happy Release Day to Shari J. Ryan and her latest novel,
WHEN FULLY FUSED!

Today's post is from the amazingly talented Shari J. Ryan. Earlier this week, I finished an ARC of the third book in her Schasm Series, When Fully Fused, which just blew me away. I am in awe of this creative, mind-blowing, intense series. The world building is spectacular and the characters are beautiful, bewildering and sweet. I hope you all get a chance to read them. But for now, Shari gives us an inside look at where the captivating world and characters of the Schasm Series came from and how she turned life experience into a phenomenal story!

Welcome Shari J. Ryan!

Rewriting the Darkness 

A dark place in my life sparked the life of Chloe and Alex in The Schasm Series.  Life experiences, whether good or bad, can change a person’s psyche. People are incredibly sensitive to all changes—it’s human nature. This is why we are constantly changing—moving through life at high speed.  Sometimes when we don’t slow down, things can get a little chaotic.  

As someone who has suffered on and off with depression, I was more susceptible to PPD.  I had no idea PPD felt different than ordinary depression. Therefore, I went months thinking the way I was feeling was a normal side effect of being a new mom.  I didn’t smile. I didn’t laugh. Instead, I curled up on the couch and stared at the TV.  That was until I opened my laptop and started writing. The internal pain I didn’t realize I was feeling, poured out into Chloe. While I wasn’t suffering with her situation, the pain felt the same to me. Being able to relate to my fictional character was a saving grace during that period of my life. As I continued to write, I realized everyone deserves to be happy, so, I gave Chloe an escape—one that she thought could make her happy.  Chloe was a fighter, and while obstacles were constantly getting in her way, she continued to push through.  I continued to push through the demons in my mind while writing. 

I believe life is full of challenges. Whether or not we overcome them, is our decision.  I am a fighter—in every sense. I used writing to pull me out of my dark place. I used Chloe and Alex to help me with that. I learned a lot about me through writing their story. If two people could survive a debilitating psychological condition and still come out on the other end, then so I could I. And I did.

I believe a happy ending is worth fighting for. You might get a little beat down on the way, but you will come out of it stronger than you ever were before.  

Every decision we, as humans, make, can cause a butterfly effect, which is the foundation of The Schasm Series. We are all authors of our own story (our lives) and sometimes a rewrite is necessary to make a story better than it was.  It’s never too late. It’s never too hard. There’s no room for, I can’t.  

A dark place in your life can be rewritten for the better.


Schasm Series (Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Fantasy, Mystery)

Schasm (Schasm #1)
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Book Blurb:
What happens when two worlds collide? Chloe Valcourt drifts between two worlds: the dark reality of her horrible parents and doctors versus the vivid fantasy of her imagination. A chance encounter with a handsome and vaguely familiar young man in her dream world hints at the possibility of hidden truths—and a life she can’t remember. As her drifts become a greater escape from the cruelty of the real world, Chloe finds herself lost between what is real and what is imagined, questioning her very existence. Can she remain in the lush new imagined landscape to find happiness in a realm of her own invention? Is she doomed to return to the harsh reality of the outside world forever? Or will she become trapped somewhere between the two…unable to return to either? A thriller guaranteed to make your mind spin, Schasm is a young adult novel destined to change how you view the power of your mind.


Fissure Free (Schasm #2)
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Book Blurb:
Author Shari J Ryan reunites the colorful cast of friends and family in Book 2 of the Schasm Series with a powerful tribute to the power of the mind and heart in this romantic, suspenseful, and engaging novel. After nineteen years of suffering with a psychological condition, ethereal Chloe had finally come close to finding her ultimate escape—or, so she thinks on the vibrant streets of Paris. Finally in a relationship with Alex, a man she fell in love with in Schasm, Chloe thinks life is finally coming together. As she battles her own demons, she attempts to repair the damaged man she’s grown to love. But as his clouded past abruptly crashes into their lives and falls heavily upon their budding romance, Chloe must fight to maintain her relationship. Although even when the problems begin to subside, she comes to realize certain things cannot be escaped. Just as Chloe believes she might have sealed the doors of darkness once and for all, new questions, new findings and new inceptions arise. Whether or not Chloe wants to continue forward with the path her life seems to be leading, she quickly learns that any choice she makes will ultimately land her in a place she never knew she was destined to be.

When Fully Fused (Schasm #3)
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5 Star Review Coming Tomorrow!

Book Blurb:
In the third and final book of the Schasm Series, author Shari Ryan takes you on a final journey of the mind. Chloe and Alex together again maintain their composure and romance as they raise their four-year-old son, Sammy. But fairytales are merely stories they read in the nursery at night, for lurking behind each thought is a world out of control like the chaos of a car crash. As life likes to do, everything Chloe firmly believes in twists in the opposite direction. With three paths to choose from she can only choose Left. Right. Or Start Again. All the questions have answers, and the forces of good and evil wage an epic battle solely within the mind, leaving behind the constraints of reality. From time travel to drifts, When Fully Fused is a thrilling ride from start to finish, literally.


About the Author...

Shari J. Ryan hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her hubby and two lively little boys. Writing has become Ryan’s great escape from the real world over the past few years. After a bout of postpartum depression with her first child, she was determined to occupy her brain enough to eliminate some of the blue moments in life. When Ryan found writing to help as a newfound therapy for postpartum depression, she started her first book. Ryan has published the 3-book Schasm Series. She is hard at work on a new adult book titled TAG coming early Fall 2014.


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