2024 covers

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.

Tuesday 11 January 2011

Good News Day!

Welcome to this week's Good News post and what a bumper of week it has been!


Jess Anastasi
Jess' Dead Reality is released today from Noble Romance Publishing. Happy release day Jess!

Nicole R Murphy
Nicole's Power Unbound is out now. It is Book Two of The Dream of Asarlai series published by Harper Voyager Australia.

H.C. Brown
H.C's erotic romance, Shifters & Demons (The Vane Book 1) is out now via Noble Romance Publishing.


Keri Arthur
Keri has the UK cover for Darkness Unbound, the first book in her upcoming series, Dark Angel! What a fantastic looking cover! 


Jess Anastasi
Great news for Sanctuary fans. Jess has just signed a contract for Severance, the second book to Sanctuary. The release date is 14th February. Yay!

Shona Husk
Shona has sold a story called Mutiny on the Scarborough, about a Vampire convict surviving transportation to Dead Red Heart, an anthology about Australian vampires. Sounds fascinating.

Nicole R Murphy
Nicole's story The Protector's Last Mission will be in the More Scary Kisses anthology. The table of contents was announced this past week. That is two for two for Nicole as her story The Anstruther Woman was in the Scary Kisses anthology published in 2010. Congrats Nicole.


Jenny Schwartz and Janni Nell
Carina Press authors Jenny and Janni are part of a new blog called Here Be Magic, which is by Carina authors who write stories that are fantastical in nature.


Maree Anderson
Maree's From The Ashes, received a 5-hoot review from reviewer, Karia at Nocturne Romance Reads. Go the hoots!

Congratulations to all our Dark Siders with their good news. 

New Member

We welcome Paula Roe to the Dark Side!! Paula writes for Silhouette Desire.

See you all next week for some more good news.


  1. Way to go, ladies! Congrats on the releases, contracts, covers and reviews! All great news.

  2. So much good news :) A great start to 2011.

    Congrats on your releases, Jess, Nicole and HC. I love Keri's cover with the motorbike and Shona sure made my morning-sleepy brain wake up and think with the idea of a vampire convict. 5 hoots to Maree :) and a hi! to Paula.

    And thanks, Eleni, for mentioning the Here Be Magic blog. It's my "other" group blog, and I love both of them--such a low pressure way to participate in the writing community.

  3. It's great to see all the news isn't it Kylie.

    Jenny, you're welcome. We love all things fantastical here :)


check out all our books on our dsdu-books shelf:
DarkSide DownUnder's book lists (dsdu-books shelf)