Wicked Embers medI have to say, I love RT conventions. Not only do they provide a great chance to catch up with my agent, editor, and all the great mates I’ve made over the years, but they’re fantastic fun!

The only bit I dislike is the sheer amount of time it takes me to get to the damn things. Between flight times and the LA layover, I’ll be traveling for a total of 27 hours. Hope you all show some appreciation of the effort by coming up to me at RT and saying hi! You won’t miss me–just look for a short red-head with a funny accent and ten ton bags under her eyes. lol

If you’re not going to RT, but happen to be in the area, you can still come along and say hi, as RT’s giant book fair is once again happening on Sat 16th. There’s over 500 authors signing at the event, which is open to public from 11–2pm. For more details, check out this link

Wicked Embers medGiveaway Update!

and the winners of the signed books are:

Kyara Skye, Maiya Attschwager, and Allison Newchurch. Congrats ladies!

More giveaways coming up soon, so stay tuned  :)

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I know it’s Easter, but rather than giveaway some chokkie eggs (which are hell to post) I thought I’d give away some books. And no, I’m not giving away Wicked Embers ARCs, as I haven’t got any yet. You’ll just have to wait a few more months for that one.

But I am giving away my other books–or, at least, three of them. And the winners can choose which of my 30 odd books they would like signed and sent to them (as long as I have it in storage, that is). The contest will run for twenty-four hours, so until 9am Easter Saturday morning, just to give everyone on the wrong side of the world a chance to enter. All you have to do is put ‘website giveaway’ in the subject line of an email, and send it to kez @ keriarthur DOT com (no spaces & real dot, obviously). As I said, there’ll be three winners chosen, so good luck!

Okay, so I’m slack. You all know this. I know this. But I wasn’t aware just how slack I could be until I went to check something on my website and saw that I hadn’t revealed the amazing cover for City of Light here–the one place it should be!

so, without further delay, here it is:City_of_light(final)med

 

Once again, I have to thank the amazing Tony Mauro for the artwork. Of all the covers he’s done for me, I think this is my favourite. But then, I also totally love this story — it’s a book that I started 3 or 4 years ago, but it stalled at page 80 and refused to speak to me for a couple of years. Which frustrated not only me, but my agent, Miriam, who totally loved the characters in this one, and wanted to see how it ended! Then, at the World Fantasy Con in Brighton (UK), over a couple of drinks with Miriam and Kaz Mahony (awesome author, good mate, and fellow deadline dame), the story came to life and it was finished within a couple of months.

So now, at the end of this year, you’ll all get the chance to read it. And I’ve got my fingers crossed that you’ll all love the characters as much as Miriam and I do  :)

Has time sped up, or am I just getting older? lol

In a rather good start to the year, I’ve sold the next two books in the Souls of Fire series! I love Emberly, so it’s fabulous to be able to remain in her world a little bit longer.

And in another bit of good news, the audio rights for all my old ImaJinn books have also been sold–yay! They’re being recorded now, so they should become available within the next few months. More news as I get it.

Overall, it’s been a busy couple of months for me. Even though I only have the one release this year–Wicked Embers, the second in the Souls of Fire series, which comes out in July–I’ve still got two other books to deliver. The first of those is Flameout (working title), which is the third in the Souls of Fire series and won’t be out until 2016.

The second book I have to deliver is one that’s been done for a while–City of Light. This is a book of the heart, a story I began three or four years ago, and which stalled at precisely page 78 for just over two years. I loved the characters and the world but I just had no idea where to take it. Then, when I was at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton in 2013 (wow, seems like ages ago now!), Miriam Kriss (my agent), fellow Deadline Dame (and fabulous author) Kaz Mahoney, and myself all sat down around a drink or two (as you do at conventions) and hashed it out. Suddenly the story was alive and it wouldn’t leave me alone. I think it’s the quickest I’ve ever finished a novel! Needless to say, I LOVE this story–and I’m hoping you all do too. It’s set for a Jan 2016 release  :)

For those who haven’t seen it, here’s the cover for Wicked Embers  :)

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I got of box filled with these yesterday, so there’s a couple of giveaways happening. If you follow me on either Twitter or Facebook, the instructions to enter are on those respective pages. You’ve got until Friday 21st Nov  to enter. :)

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