Freshman Blues release party with Ravon Silvius!

July 3, 2015

Hello everyone, Ravon Silvius here!

I’ve been a writer of M/M for a while (you can find me at my website, Ravonsilvius.blogspot.com), and I’m here today to take over the blog and discuss my new release with Dreamspinner Press, Freshman Blues!

Freshman Blues

Freshman Blues

When Chris is invited to prestigious Creekville University, he discovers he is part of an experiment by the mysterious Professor Faran. There’s no other way a C student like him would have been accepted into a college where academic mastery results in unique powers like levitation or empathy. But if Faran is right, even below-average students can get special abilities and a good job after graduation. Chris just has to work hard.

Chris isn’t the only one, either. Frederick has worked for Faran for years, and Chris is intrigued by the aloof and sexy older student. But Frederick is too terrified of life after graduation to pursue romance. As they work together, Chris tries to help Frederick out of his depression, all while juggling friendship, classwork, dating, and trying to carve out a place he can belong.

But funding for the experiment is running out, and Chris has to acquire an ability—any ability—soon, or he’ll lose his opportunity at Creekville, and any chance with Frederick, for good.

 

It’s available today at the DSP store! I’ll be around a lot this morning and evening to discuss my book and chat with everyone.

First, a bit about the book. Freshman Blues is a new adult contemporary fantasy, and takes place in a college setting where people can get superpowers based on the major they pick. Everyone comes into college with a goal in mind, a subject they’re passionate about or something they want to learn more about.

Of course, a few characters run into an issue–you want to be able to support yourself after college. And sometimes, the thing you’re passionate about isn’t going to make you money. It’s something a lot of younger people struggle with.

Passion is a tricky thing by itself, too. Its easy to be interesting in something, only to realize that doing it professionally is a whole other kettle of fish. It’s also easy to get discouraged when you try and try at something you love, but don’t compare to your own inner standards.

Of course, when you’re truly passionate about something, things just come together—work doesn’t seem like work, and time flies by as you do what you’re passionate about.

So what are you passionate about, DSP readers? (Aside from reading, of course!) What is the major thing in life you enjoy, the hobby you love, or the thing you’d love to be doing all the time?

4 Responses to “Freshman Blues release party with Ravon Silvius!”

  1. Angela says:

    Congratulations on the release of Freshman Blues, and a happy release day. The blurb sound good and has me intrigued.

    As for your question, i love to read so that is definitely one of my passions :)

  2. H.B. says:

    Congrats on your new release! It sounds
    intriguing.

    I’m really into baking so like to try out new recipes. In the last year I also picked up crocheting. In general I like picking up new experiences and knowledge and find it extremely fun and satisfying.

  3. RavonSilvius says:

    Hi Angela and H.B! It’s nice to meet you both!

    I totally agree with reading as one of my own passions! I also would love to learn to crochet–unfortunately last time I tried I ended up with a tangled mess! I clearly need more practice. Baking is great too, although I always end up falling back on old favorites.

  4. Su says:

    Happy Release Day :) Certainly I enjoy reading and I quite eclectic in what I read, from biographies, text books, poetry… I enjoy photography (prefer animals and scenic shots) and want to take up horse riding again, I also enjoy writing poetry.

Leave a Reply