Scott M. Sandridge

A Work in Progress

The Silverblade Prophecy Free for Kindle, or Physical Copy for $18.99

The Silverblade Prophecy now free on Kindle from 12th – 16th! Or you can purchase the physical book for $18.99! :D
 
 
 
Throughout the ages, messiahs have come and gone, and all have fallen.
After centuries of exile, Bantaka the Godslayer is active once more. The Seer manipulates the strands of Time and Space to bring together Pankea’s only hope: the most unlikely motley of misfits and cut-throats in the land, and a godling half-breed who’s bloodline heritage holds the key to saving—or dooming—all Existence.
 
Destined to fulfill an ancient prophecy to “pierce the heart of her ancestor,” Marian Silverblade is hailed as the current messiah of her age. But prophecies often get misinterpreted. And Lord Calahan Darkblade—Marian’s ancestor and Bantaka’s Herald—has plans of his own….
 
The Silverblade Prophecy is the first book in The Messiahs War Trilogy. When destinies collide in a war unlike anything before seen on Pankea, the choices made by the most unlikely of heroes may determine the outcome.
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November 12, 2017 Posted by | Writerly Updates | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SMM Classic: Interview with Victoria Mazze

(May 8, 2007)

The Divine Madness is a Goth Metal band in California that adds a Pink Floyd-ish feel to their music. I had the honor of interviewing their vocalist, Victoria Mazze (via e-mail like all my interviews). And before certain female readers of my blog make their remarks (you know who you are): I did behave myself! Honest! (Well, mostly…)

The Divine Madness has an “Alice in Wonderland” thing going on. How did you come up with that idea?

We’ve always loved fairytales but there was something about the white rabbit…for us, it is one’s imagination; as a child it is enormous and then through life you seek to recapture it, when you finally do, you see it for what it is, sweet, small, delicate, and something that you have to protect. That is how the idea for the video came about…

After watching the music video for “Closer”, I have to admit that I’ll never be able to think of the Queen of Hearts the same way ever again.

(laughing) Yes, we gave the Queen of Hearts a makeover. She became the nemesis; the alter-ego; bathing in a bath of ash, wilting flowers, and candles floating aimlessly. A tortured soul that takes her aggression out on imagination.

What makes your concert performances stand out?

Well, each show is different. Sometimes we perform with the whole band and then other times we just do an acoustic show. I think at the rock performances people really respond to how massive, full and seductive the band is; we have a lot of intensity and everyone in the band is a top notch performer. Some people have said that it reminds them of seeing No Doubt before they were famous. The acoustic show is great because it really gives me a chance to connect and really showcase the colors of each story and to hear the songs in a different way.

Have you heard of the Podsafe Music Network, and if so, have you thought about a couple songs on it?

Hell ya. It is great. We actually do have some music up there and podcasters regularly play our stuff.

What’s your favorite SF, Fantasy, and Horror books/movies? And have any of them influenced the band any (other than Alice in Wonderland obviously)?

We love anything with imagination that creates its own world; Anne Rice novels, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Guillermo Del Toro, Star Wars, Mary Shelley, Willow, Michael Crichton, Star Trek, Tim Burton, Bram Stoker, Alfred Hitchcock, Baz Luhrmann, Peter Chung, Pedro Almodovar, the list goes on.

What’s down the rabbit-hole in the near future?

Hehehe…wouldn’t you like to know! Well, I can only say that we will make the journey as gentle and painless as possible. We are working on our new album, another video and are also going to descend on Texas for a cable show TV appearance in Dallas and South-by-Southwest in Austin . After that, we’ll see what the future brings us.

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Fear and Trembling Update: “In the Graveyard”

“In the Graveyard”
by Joel Wool (A Student Contributor)

Tease:

If there are vampires, scare them off with a strong
heartbeat.


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November 26, 2009 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Nighttime Business Arrangement Now at Silver Blade

Issue #4 of Silver Blade is now up, with my flash fiction tale, “A Nighttime Business Arrangement.” Remember the “deal” with the nobles that Yavar talked about arranging in Episode 10 of The Silverblade Prophecy? Now you’ll get to know how she arranged it. 😉

September 5, 2009 Posted by | Writerly Updates | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear and Trembling Update: “The Truce”

“The Truce”
by Allan Dugas

Tease:

Blood makes for strange allies.


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June 15, 2009 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear & Trembling Update: “The Dreamer’s Lullaby”

“The Dreamer’s Lullaby “
by Megan Arkenberg

Tease:

Brave willows whispering, tell me of fear,
of the cold of its clutch and the night drawing near…


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May 14, 2009 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear and Trembling Update: “The Vampire’s Mate”

“The Vampire’s Mate”
by Albert Schlaht

Tease:

He loved her truly, though she was not like
any other woman.


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April 16, 2009 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear and Trembling Update: “Mr. Alistair Finnegan Black”

“Mr. Alistair Finnegan Black”
by Kevin Lucia

Tease:

He knows your dreams well, but he’ll take you to hell…he’s Alistair Finnegan Black.


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January 1, 2009 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writerly Upate 12/9/08 – Two Stories Published (1 in Antho)

You can find “Demons Without, Demon Within” at Mindflights, a nice action-packed tale with a relevant theme. Also, don’t be shy in ordering The Best of Everyday Fiction 2008, where you’ll find 100 (count’em 100!) of the best flash fiction from the webzine, Everyday Fiction–including “The Philosopher in the Dark” by, well, me of course ;). You can also get a copy from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and request it at your local bookstore.

Well, I moved again (getting evicted sucks btw), which is why I’m behind on getting stuff done. I’m also limited on internet access until I can get a router. But, on the bright side, I now have a mic working, so I can finally get back to finishing the podiobook. That’s all for now. 🙂

December 10, 2008 Posted by | Writerly Updates | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear and Trembling Update: “Echoes”

“Echoes”
by Aaron A. Polson

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Nolan waited because he was caught, trapped in the expanding circles.


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