Darkness Falls by Keri Arthuryes, I know, it’s been ages! But I’ve been kept seriously busy with re-release edits and trying to get new books finished and delivered (not to mention gallivanting off to conferences and holidays), that something had to give.

It was, I’m afraid, this blog. I’m generally still active on Facebook and Twitter whatever my deadlines, but they’re a whole lot easier to update (no matter how annoying I often find Facebook’s constantly changing landscape!)

Anyway, enough with the whinging. I’m here to update you all on what’s been happening in my writing world.

As it happens, I’m currently in deadline hell, trying to get Wicked Embers–the 2nd novel in the Souls of Fire series–finished by it’s hand in date of November 1st.

Smack in the middle of that deadline comes the Conflux Conference (Oct 3-6). If you’re a writer who happens to live in Canberra (or out of it!) it’s well worth going. Once again they’ve come up trumps with lots of good panels and workshops, and this time there’s also several editors taking pitches. For more details, head to their website :)

Release wise, I have the re-release of Penumbra coming in October, and the last of the Dark Angels series–Darkness Falls–coming in December.

And what about 2015? Wicked Embers is slated for a July release, and City of Light–the first in the brand new Outcast series–will be coming out later in the year. I also hope to get Fowl Deeds, the 2nd book of my Harri Phillecki self-published series written and out there.

In the meantime, keep an eye on my Facebook page, or join up for the newsletter, because as soon as I get Darkness Falls ARCs, I’ll be giving them away!

Fireborn-Book 1, Souls of Fire series

and it’s been getting some lovely reviews  :)

Bridget Keown from RT Book Reviews gave it a 4.5 start Top Pick and said: Arthur’s boundless imagination reaches new heights in the opening to her new paranormal Souls of Fire series. One of the main attractions is the remarkably strong, world-weary yet indomitable heroine and her fascinating personal history, but Arthur’s supporting cast is as varied, unique and engaging as any she has produced to date. The somewhat atypical romantic intrigue highlights the heartache along with the triumphs that come with being unique and powerful. Fans and new readers alike should take note of this series and experience what might be some of Arthur’s best work to date.

Carmel from Rabid Reads said:FIREBORN is book one in a red hot new series that’s destined to become  an Urban Fantasy favourite; if you’re tired of the same ol’, then look no further than Keri Arthur’s SOULS OF FIRE.

Amber R from Awesome Sauce Book Club said: With the plot, the characters, the steaminess, and the rhythm of the writing this series is bound to be a hit. The ending cleaned up the loose ends pretty tidily but leaves some threads hanging that leave us immediately wanting to know more. And don’t worry Keri’s talent for steaming up the pages is definitely in there as well. A book that is sure to catch the interests of anyone who loves suspense, romance, perseverance, and heartbreak with a paranormal twist Fireborn does not disappoint.

 

Jen from Tyngas’s Reviews said: If you’re looking to start a new urban fantasy series with a compelling plot, fully realised characters, steamy romance, and standout worldbuilding, look no further than FIREBORN. Keri Arthur has kicked off what’s sure to be yet another amazing series and you won’t be sorry you’ve given it a shot!

there’s plenty of more reviews out there if you’d like to check them out yourself. Or you could simply buy the book and take the chance that you’ll love it ;)

 

If you’re a writer, you happen to be in Adelaide, and you also happen to have this weekend free, then why not pop along to the joint Romance Writers of Australia and SA Writers Centre A fair to Remember.

It’s a weekend of workshops, panels, and plenary speeches by fabulous authors (including yours truly) about their publication journey. Other authors attending are: Fiona McIntosh, Helene Young, Trish Morey, Carla Caruso, Tricia Stringer, Anne Clark, Victoria Purman and many more.

And on Saturday night, there’s also a romance themed trivia fundraising event  :)

 

For more information, click this link

 

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I’m going to be at Supanova in Melbourne this weekend (April 11–13th) signing books, so if you’re you’re going to be there, drop by and say hello! And if you don’t know what Supanova is (beside great fun), you can check out their website for all the details :)

In other news, the last of the Damask Circle books–Circle of Desire–was released this month. I also handed in the last of the Dark Angels books (Darkness Falls), which will be out in December

okay, so I continue to be slack about blogging, but I do have a really good reason–edits. Tons of them. Seriously. In the last three months I’ve edited four books, all while trying to get the contracted book written, as well as a separate project that just won’t leave me the hell alone. I’ve been pulling long hours writing/editing–up to ten or more hours a day–over the last month or so, and really haven’t had much time to do anything else. I even dropped the gym off–and anyone who knows how addicted to that I am will understand how big a step that was!

The good news is that the major part of the editing is over. Okay, I still have the copy edits and the galleys on all 4 books coming at me, and a book that’s due by the end of Feb that’s only half done, but after that, I should be clear–and able to update this site more often!

So, just to keep you up to date on the books I have coming out this year, here’s the current list:

Jan 28 ~ Circle of Fire (mass market re-release)
Feb 25 ~ Circle of Death (mass market re-release)
April 1 ~ Circle of Desire (mass market re-release)
July 1 ~ Fireborn (new series!)
Sept 14 ~ Memory Zero (mass market re-release)
Oct 14 ~ Generation 18 (mass market re-release)
Nov 4 ~ Penumbra (mass market re-release)
Dec 2 ~ Darkness Falls (the last Dark Angels novel!)

there should be–if I get the chance to write it– the second Harri Phillecky book squeezed in there somewhere.

Until the next update, take care!