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What is Apricity?
Apricity was a fanfiction written by Mariah L. Stevens under the penname honeysweetcutie. It was pulled down in April 2021. It has now been reuploaded under the penname starlightwriting.

What is the Apricity series?
The Apricity series is an adaptation of the fanfiction. It takes the 300k word incomplete fanfiction and splits it into 4 original fiction novels with extra content added, elements removed, and original characters and settings.

Is the fanfiction still up?
Yes, as well as on this website.

Are the characters in the fanfiction the same as in the series?
I changed all characters to be original characters. Setting takes place in a fictional town called Crystal Springs in Oregon. There is no magic.
 
Does the series still include the eating disorder content, recovery arc, toxic relationship, and the situation in Paris?
Yes.
I added more.
 
How much content did you remove, and how much did you add?
I removed about 150k words.
I added over 300k words, including entirely new chapters and large chunks of current chapters rewritten.
 
How diverse is the series?
The main character Tayshia is Black, and this series is written by a Black author.
The side characters are a mix of white, Asian-American, Latino-American, and Black. There is positive LGBTQ+ representation.

How does the soulmate bond work without magic?
Crystals and stars.

How did you manage to remove all magical elements?
I simply deleted sentences and re-envisioned them from a modern, non-magical perspective.
 
Where will the books be available for purchase?
On my website
Amazon
 
Will there be e-books, paperbacks, and hardcovers?
Yes

When are the books available?
Book One - Starlight on the Snow: March 1st, 2021.
Book Two - Moonlight upon the Sea: April 1st, 2021.
Book Three - Sunlight through the Shadows: July 1st, 2021.
Book Four - Firelight in the Dark: February 1st, 2022.

How much will they be?
14.99$USD Paperback
19.99$USD Hardcover
4.99$USD E-book
 
Will you be finishing the fanfiction?
No. I will only be completing the novels.
However, you can read the fanfiction in the Fanfictions section of my website.

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