release day!

Embraced by Darkness is officially released today! WooHOO!

And I’ve already received several emails from readers (one who was emailing at two in the morning, having just finished the book!) who were desperate to know if this was the last in the series (and hoping it wasn’t.) The answer, of course, is no. There’s another four planned. What happens after book nine depends on Bantam and whether you all like the direction it’s going to go. (Not that it’s going in a bad direction, it’s just that Riley’s life will continue to get worse before it gets better. But it does get better, I promise!)

And of course, with the book released, I’ve been checking the net and Amazon to see what is being said. I don’t expect a whole lot to be out there just yet, but I have gotten my lowest ever amazon ranking with it–159! woohoo! (I know, I know, with the way amazon ranks things, it could just mean I’ve sold a whole two books, but it’s still fun to watch the numbers go up and down)

I also received a review from the lovely ladies over at Coffee Time. You can read it in full here, but they say, in part;

Ms Arthur’s fifth guardian novel is just as fabulous as the first. Her expertise at depicting the interaction between characters like a smart-mouthed clerk and a bossy werewolf insures breathless excitement on every page. Fast paced and attention grabbing, Embraced by Darkness is a must read and a necessary possession.
~ reviewed by Brenda.

Cool, hey?

In other news, don’t forget I’m featured author over on Coffee Time’s Reader Retreat, so head on over there if you feel like chatting, or if you have some questions about the series. Just hit the link on the right (down slightly), and it’ll take you straight there. You have to join, but it’s free.