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Welcome to the Dark Side!

We are writers mainly from Australia and New Zealand who write speculative fiction with romantic elements. Be it fantasy, paranormal, dark urban fantasy, futuristic and everything in between.

Sunday 31 October 2010

Come Over to The Dark Side....DownUnder

Welcome, welcome, welcome to our official launch of the 
Dark Side DownUnder blog!!!

We are happy you could join us on this fine Halloween Day. And an appropriate date to launch, don't you think?

Dark Side DownUnder is a blog of writers who are part of the Romance Writers of Australia's Paranormal e-group. We decided we wanted to showcase our members and the speculative fiction and romance genres, so here we are. There are both published and yet-to-be published authors in our group, so you get to see the two sides of the publishing fence here.

And what a line up we have coming up. Instead of having just one huge prize as our launch, we decided to spread it out over the coming weeks! It is going to be a blast!

So how will the blog work?

Well to start off with we will be having Good News Tuesdays, Magic Thursdays (initially giveaways), and Darklight On Saturdays. The first two are self explanatory. The last one -Darklight On- is a spotlight on a DarkSider.
So we hope you can join us in the coming weeks. We are set to have fun!

Here is the Giveaway program:
  • 4th Nov- NYT Best selling author Keri Arthur -  First 3 Riley Jensen Guardian Books: Full Moon Rising, Kissing Sin, Tempting Evil and a copy of Kelley Armstrong's Haunted.
  • 11th Nov - Mel Teshco - Stone-Cold Lover, Ice-Cold Lover, and Carnal Moon e-books.
  • 18th Nov - Maree Anderson -  Even Demons Get the Blues e-book.
  • 25th Nov- Christina Phillips - Forbidden or Captive (if you can wait until February next year)
  • 2nd Dec - Nicole Murphy -  Secret Ones
  • 9th Dec - Tracey O'Hara - Death's Sweet Embrace - e-ARC
  • 16th Dec - Erica HayesPoison Kissed
  • 13th Jan - Shona Husk -  How to Breath Fire e-book

So that's quite a line up and giveaways!!! Join us for your chance to win.

Now we have confirmed the following for the Saturday Darklight On:
Please come along and support our members.

In addition, we have pages with our Bios, Latest Releases, Upcoming Releases, Book Trailers, Free Stories, Web links, and also some Agent names who represent different areas of speculative fiction. So have a look around and enjoy!

To celebrate our launch we are giving two commenters the chance to win prizes!!!!!

They are 1) Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder and a small jigsaw puzzle of a space scene
and 2) a copy of Kelley Armstrong's Haunted.  
Just leave a comment to be in the running!!! Comments close on Tuesday 2nd November.


Happy Halloween!  And welcome to the Dark Side!!!



  1. Happy Halloween to all of the DarkSiders

    Great blog and although I only recognize a few of the authors I'll be sure to visit often.....

    Great first giveaway too
    Maria V Snyder's books have been recommended to me many times (although I haven't read one yet)and I loved Kelley Armstrong's Darkest Powers books.

    Hope you all have a great Halloween♥

  2. A big congratulations on the launch. I'm looking forward to visiting frequently.

  3. Congratulations on your new blog. I can't wait to spend some time here. Happy Halloween everyone.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  4. Happy Halloween! And wow, what an exciting time for the southern hemisphere spec.fic writers!

    Great job, web mistresses (you know who you are!) - looking forward to all the great news and activities coming up with month, and into the new year!

    Happy Launch Day, Dark Siders! :-)

  5. Let the darkness begin! So looking forward to seeing the celebration of Australian paranormal.

    Happy Launch Day!

  6. Congratulations on the launch. It's an awesome site, I LOVE it!!!

  7. Yay! We're live at last. What a way to celebrate Halloween, huh? (Heaps less calories than sweets, LOL)

    Kudos to our awesome-sauce webmistress!

    Happy Halloween, everyone. Thrilled to see you here *VBG*

  8. So much for scary Halloween! I'm so excited the Darkside is live that I'm smiling at the computer :) Quick, someone tell me an eerie ghost story!

  9. Just popping in between family functions to say hey and yay - we are live!!! Happy Halloween everyone. I see some DarkSiders have made an appearance already - thanks for waving the flag girls. And great to see others join us. Hope you continue to visit again and again!!

  10. Happy Halloween!!! The blog looks fabulous :-) Hooray for the Dark Side!

  11. Congratulations Darksiders!

    Great website. I love it.

    Wishing you all bestsellers listings!
    Giovanna Lee

  12. I nearly missed the launch party!!!!
    Happy Happy Happy Halloween Darksiders and everyone! =)
    What an amazing blog, thanks webmistress Eleni and Keri

  13. Welcome everyone! It's great to be here :)

  14. OMG - me too.Thanks Mel. I thought launch was tomorrow. D'oh - smack me. Looking forward to the blog :)

  15. Happy Halloween everyone!
    How exciting is this blog? Looking forward to many awesome hours on the Darkside...

  16. Hi all, This looks absolutely terrific - awesome job, Eleni! Looking forward to some pleasurable shivers. heh heh

  17. I had a peek yesterday and was so happy to see people dropping into our little dark patch. Thank you to our wonderful web mistress for getting the ball rolling.

    Looking forward to many giveaways & good news.

  18. Congrats Ladies! Nice website. Looking forward to lots of interesting reading!


  19. Woohoo, we continue to have a party going on. Great to see everyone!!

  20. good Luck with the blog! Every thing looks really great! i am excited to read about everyone and their upcoming books!!!


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