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Monday, September 3, 2012

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's good news...


Eden Summers has just signed a second contract with Etopia Press for a contemporary erotic romance novelette titled - Sneaking a Peek.

Shona Husk has sold Saved by the Trickster to Ellora’s Cave. It’s an erotic fantasy with demi-gods, magic and a fallen celestial warrior addicted to ambrosia.

Some of our DarkSiders are involved in an exciting publishing deal: HOT DOWN UNDER - an anthology of 13 short erotic stories, releasing with similarly branded covers from November of this year with Momentum, the digital line for Pan Macmillan Australia.
The authors involved are (DarkSiders in colour) - Kylie Scott, Cath Evans, Tracey O'hara, Rhian Cahill,  Kaliana Cole, C.T.Green, Shona Husk,  Mary Dehaas, Beverley Eikli, Rhyll Vallis, Keziah Hill, S.E.Gilchrist and Mel Teshco.


Bec McMaster's debut book, Kiss of Steel, came out on Sept.1st! This is Book 1 in the London Steampunk series.

He craves her like no other…
Honoria Todd has no choice. Only in the dreaded Whitechapel district can she escape the long reach of the Duke of Vickers. But seeking refuge there will put her straight into the hands of Blade, legendary master of the rookeries. No one would dare cross him, but what price would he demand to keep her safe?
Ever since Vickers infected him with the craving, Blade has been quicker, stronger, almost immortal—and terrified of losing control of the monster within. Honoria could be his perfect revenge against the duke…or the salvation he never dared to dream of.

Erica Hayes has a new short story out as of August 28th, called Hunter's Blood (available on Amazon). It’s a hot and tasty vampire romance.

A powerful young vampire demon-huntress teams up with a legendary slayer to rid their city of soul-munching demons – but he's already broken her heart once. Will he betray her again in his burning quest for revenge?
Gina Santangelo is the toughest huntress in the Guild, unmatched with blade and vampire blood-magic as she keeps the city safe from soul-munching demons. Until she crosses swords with Luka Dragovic, a legendary slayer, the only man who can help her save the city from a fresh demon incursion. But he's also the man who broke her heart five years ago, when he defected to the enemy—and Gina vows that this demon-loving traitor will never best her, either in battle or in love.
Luka can't resist this fiery, defiant adversary—the very woman whose memory kept him alive through five years shackled in hell, tortured by a sadistic demon. Now Luka burns for revenge—but to kill this demon, he'll need Gina's rare brand of magic, which she's sworn never to share, least of all with the man she despises for a traitor. A power Luka can gain only by possessing her, body and blood…

Maree Anderson has a new cover for Freaks in the City—the sequel to Freaks of Greenfield High.
Release date is 31st August.

True love isn’t a cake-walk when your girlfriend’s a cyborg!
The timing couldn’t be worse for Jay to take her relationship with Tyler to the next level—especially when her idea of “the next level” proves to be vastly different to Tyler’s. Building a life together and adapting to each other’s quirks is challenging enough without the secrets they’re keeping blowing up in their faces. Their relationship is tearing Tyler’s family apart. Worse, the ex-girlfriend from hell shows up on their doorstep, destitute and desperate for a place to stay until she sorts out the latest hot mess she’s embroiled in.
Jay’s not exactly thrilled about Tyler’s ex turning up out of the blue, but it’s better to keep your enemies close, right? Sure enough, the ex has an agenda. But discovering who is manipulating her behind the scenes isn’t easy, even for a super-smart computer-savvy cyborg.
Then a vulnerable member of Tyler’s family is threatened, forcing Jay to confront a ghost from her past who’ll stop at nothing to destroy her. And this time, the weapon he’s chosen to take Jay out with really could be the death of her.
Jenny Schwartz has a new cover for Courting Trouble, the second in her newest Bustlepunk Chronical series (Wild West with an Aussie twist) from Carina Press, releasing October 1st, 2012. Cover is by Croco Designs.

All suffragette Esme Smith wants is respect. Her beau, American inventor Jed Reeve, may be more enlightened than most men, but lately his need to protect her is at odds with her need for independence. Esme begins to wonder if a modern woman can share her life with a man without losing some of herself.
With his courtship of Esme stalled, the last thing Jed needs is the pressure of saving the Prince of Wales. But when blueprints for a sonic destroyer fall into his hands, he uncovers an anarchist plot that could have deadly consequences.
While investigating the threats, Jed is determined to keep Esme out of harm’s way, despite her protests. But when the terrorists capture Jed and demand a priceless emerald in exchange for his life, it’s Esme who must draw on all her strength to save the day.

Peta Crake's debut novel, Harbinger, came out on 16th August with Destiny Romance (Penguin Australia's new digital imprint). International release is scheduled for October 2012.

As an Olympic messenger, suburban Aussie girl Ophelia Lind is used to being at the beck and call of the gods. But when gorgeous demigod Aden moves into her neighbourhood and starts taking advantage of her services, Ophelia believes life could not get any worse. She's about to be proven very wrong.
Ophelia tries to enjoy a normal, everyday life while running messages for the Greek gods – but without warning an odious creature - evil incarnate - begins to stalk her. As a messenger dealing with the all-powerful and sometimes frightening gods, Ophelia is accustomed to adventures and scrapes. But this is different. Even Aden, who is madly and deeply in love with Ophelia, finds it difficult to protect her. Suddenly Ophelia is in a battle for survival and begins to question everything – her upbringing, her identity, and her true feelings for the alluring and entirely frustrating Aden.

And two of our DarkSiders, Angela Castle and Mel Teshco, took out their respective sections (Best Speculative Fiction & Best Novella covers) in the RWA 2012 Cover contest at the conference this year! Congratulations, ladies!!!


Congratulations to DarkSider, Maggie Munday. She recently received word that she placed 3rd in the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Ignite the Flame contest!!!

And more good news from our recent RWA Awards dinner this time - Helen Katsinis (aka Eleni Konstantine) won the Lynne Wilding Meritorious Service Award!

Also in the RWA Emerald Award (single title)DarkSiders, Michelle de Rooy placed 1st, and C.T.Green came 3rd!!! Woohoo!

L to R: Michelle de Rooy (1st), Chris Taylor (2nd), C.T.Green (3rd)

AND C.T.Green continues with good news on the contest circuit - she's also a  finalist in the Northwest Houston RWA 'Lone Star Contest'.

What a great few weeks of things a-happening. Don't forget to keep sending me your good news - big or small!!!

Go, Dark Siders!


  1. Wow, HEAPS of fantastic news! Thanks for compiling it all Kylie =)

  2. You forgot my win and my photo in the Emerald Category section but I am thrilled for all the other good news this month.

    Carolyn de Ridder
    w/a Carolyn Wren

  3. Congrats, everyone!

    If we get any more brilliant, that damn spotlight is going to make nonsense of our claim to be the "dark" side ;)

  4. Way to go, everybody! Good to see your hard work paying off. :)