Dark Series Blog Posts (54)

Dark Series Villains Word Search

How well do you know the villains of the Dark series? I thought it would be fun to do a word search puzzle using villains. Not every single one is listed. Some are descriptions and not names. Or you can play online HERE Who do you feel is the best villain in this series?

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International Storytelling: CF Books Across the Globe

It's always both humbling and exciting to know my books are being read all over the world. Hearing from readers in Germany, France, Italy and so many other amazing places allows me to really feel the importance of stories. Of books. Of the written word. I write paranormal romance, fantasy romanc . . .
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Giving Voice to a Book: Feehan Audiobook Update

There was a time in history where all stories were spoken. People would sit around the fire and share stories of heroes, tragedy, and myths. As children our parents or caregivers would read aloud to us. Sometimes there would be pictures we would look at as the story was read, and sometimes we used . . .
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Deck the Halls and Fill the Shelves! CF Christmas Books

I was surprised when it was brought to my attention that The Twilight Before Christmas is celebrating its 20 year anniversary! This book was the first Christmas story I published. It is a Drake Sisters book about Kate Drake and Army Ranger Matt Granite. A spooky and mysterious fog heads toward Sea . . .
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Dark Memory Word Search

Dark Memory is out! Petru and Safia must fight evil while learning what it's like to be a lifemate. You can read the first chapter HERE. In celebration I've had a fun word search puzzle put together for you. You can play online HERE. You can download and print it from HERE. Or play from h . . .
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Celebrating Books at the Reader/Author Get Together 2023

Books, book discussions, book exchanges, book gifts, book raffle baskets and book signings. Yes, there's a theme. Lol But the Reader/Author Get Together which is hosted by the talented Lori Foster each year is more than just that. I don't travel much but this event is very important to me, a . . .
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Time Flies When You're Catching Up

Today is National Pet Day! Here's a picture of my silly, but lovable pets — Sassy and Vlad. And my little grandpup, Luna. I wanted to catch up with everyone and let you know what I've been up to and how things are going. Recovery Road made the New York Times! I'm so excited to have made . . .
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Goodbye 2022 and Hello 2023! Let's Celebrate and have a Giveaway!

I just hit 50,000 followers here on Goodreads! I'm so excited! I've been on Goodreads since February of 2013. I've met and interacted with so many amazing readers. I've been invited to meet the wonderful people at Goodreads in San Francisco. I've met great people there. I'd like to give a special th . . .
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Fire and Ice: Where Dark Whisper Takes Us

I doubt it will be a surprise that Dark Whisper takes us into the dark forests of a secluded Russian village. I've done a great deal of research of Russia; its landscape, history, architecture and people. The Lycan royalty live in this part of the world and have for centuries. We know from stories a . . .
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Dark Series Crossword Puzzle

Celebrating the upcoming release of Dark Whisper I thought it would be fun to do a crossword puzzle! The hints are very specific to the Dark series. Let me know how you do! If you'd like to print it out or play online you can go HERE

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Feehan & Co - NEW STORE

I'm so happy to share that the Feehan & Co. store is now open! So many readers asked about the swag from our giveaways and now readers can purchase a variety of quality items and some that's not available anywhere else. The items include the scarf and glove sets, tarot cards, jewelry, can . . .
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The Goddess Card: Dark Tarot

In Dark Tarot we find that Adalasia comes from an ancient family. Her heritage includes a powerful, magical deck of tarot cards handed down from mother to daughter for centuries. Rumored to be the first such deck of cards, these antique cards hold a decidedly feminine power. Soon, even the ancient C . . .
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Dark Tarot — Something New and Dark

Dark Tarot is the 35th story in my Carpathian series and I am excited to say it is a game-changer in many ways. This book introduces us to an entirely new concept that I hope readers will be excited about as well. With villains and beings we've not heard of before but that dovetail into the . . .
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The Art of Dark Tarot

Some books are a work of art because of the words inside them. They make you feel and reflect and learn. Dark Tarot is a love story. It's a story of family, of loss, of discovery. It's a story of friendship. We visit old friends in a way we've not done since Dark Celebration and I love that feeling . . .
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Goodreads Blog Catalog

Here's an organized listing of the Goodreads blogs I've done so far. General One More Thing. . . - Discussion of social media - https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog... Those Sisters of Mine — An inside look at my personal life and life with my own sisters - https://www.goodread . . .
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A Dark Tarot Teaser and some Updates

Dark Song is out in paperback, Lightning Game will be out in paperback Sept. 28th, we'll get a new cover on Ruthless Game in late October and then Dark Tarot will release November 9th! So much going on right now! I have this brief teaser for Dark Tarot that I can share with you. The full . . .
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The Rhythm of Trust…A Melody of Love: Dark Song

Dark Song is meant to be a beautiful love story that reminds us that we are all vulnerable at some point and need to trust someone. I've always felt that trust and love are tightly intertwined, and I wanted to show that with Elisabeta and Ferro's story. Elisabeta was a prisoner for years hidde . . .
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The Making of the Dark Melody Trailer

I thought we could celebrate the release of the new cover for Dark Melody by taking a trip back to 2003 together. COS Productions who created the book trailers for Dark Melody did a "behind the scenes" articles many years ago. The article is no longer available, but they sent it to me to use in or . . .
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A New Year and a New Release Schedule

First let me say that I'm glad 2020 is behind us! And I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year! I'm not really one to do a New Year's resolution. I'm resolved to be better every year! But I would love to know if you've made one! 2021 is exciting for me. I just started writing Dark Tarot this . . .
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Signed Copies, #1 New York Times Bestseller, New book cover and More!

I wanted to update you on all the exciting things going on for me right now. First, I want to thank all of my readers for going out to purchase Leopard's Rage, it is #1 on the New York Times bestseller list! Avon has a new cover for Dark Guardian which is now available. I was so excit . . .
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October Update - Christine Feehan News

I thought I'd just update everyone on what's going on in my world at the moment. I'm looking forward to Leopard's Rage releasing in just a few short weeks! I was told that the ebook for Dark Prince, which has the extra 100 pages is on sale for $3.99. I don't know how long that will last, but f . . .
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Seven Scary Feehan Books - Celebrating Horror Week on Goodreads!

Since it's Horror Week here on Goodreads I thought I'd share my picks for my scariest books. Below is a list of books from each series and the title I felt was the scariest in the series. My question for you is- Do you agree it's the scariest in the series? Which would YOU choose as the scariest? . . .
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Dark Song Giveaway on Goodreads!

It's not too late to win a signed copy of Dark Song! We're doing a giveaway here on Goodreads and five lucky winners will get a signed copy of Dark Song as well as a bunch of fun swag! The giveaway runs starting today, Sept. 9th and ends Sept. 27th. Winners will be emailed, but everyone will b . . .
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The Song: Dark Song

In Dark Song Ferro and Elisabeta talk about each other's "song". It's what they hear in the other's soul. It's like an aura of soul music that sings of that person's character, intent and spirit. This isn't the first time I've written about someone having a song or music around them. Even in other b . . .
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Dark Song Game: What's Your Song Title?

Celebrating the upcoming release of Dark Song with a fun game. Let me know what your song title is! Dark Song will be out Sept. 1st! You can read the first chapter HERE In case you can't read those bottom words here they are in text- First initial of your first name A — Desire B . . .
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The Quiet Strength: Dark Song

I think it's easy to see acts of courage when there's a battle raging all around. It's easy to see when the villain is obvious and engaged in evil. Our hero and heroine show their courage when they fight that evil either physically, psychically or perhaps with magic. But, there's another kind of cou . . .
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Waiting in the Dark: Dark Illusion

InDark Illusion Isai Florea is an ancient Carpathian warrior who fought vampires, keeping the human race safe, for centuries before he finally realized he may never find his lifemate and he'd become extremely dangerous. So dangerous he made his way to a monastery high up in the Carpathian Mountains . . .
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Interviews, Book Schedule and a Thank you!

First, I want to thank everyone who bought Desolation Road. I am so grateful to all of my readers and am excited about how well the book did! Even though the book was released early in some places, you pre-ordered the book and those sales counted toward the bestseller lists. It's not too late! . . .
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GhostWalkers, Carpathians, Leopards, Shadow Riders and Bikers ... Oh My!

I thought I'd update everyone on what books are coming out and what I'm writing now. Toxic Game released in paperback recently and I'm so happy to have Draden and Shylah's story out once more. These two stole my heart and are one of my most favorite couples. I think Toxic Game is one of the most . . .
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Brothers: Isai, Iulian and the Ancients

How important is brotherhood? Do men form bonds outside of the family that are as strong as any "sisterhood"? For Isai Florea this is something he has to face in Dark Illusion. While he tried to keep himself from becoming a monster, sequestering himself at the monastery, his brother Iulian was f . . .
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The Woman in the Mirror: How we see ourselves in the heroines we read

It's important to me that my heroines reflect a wide variety of women. Julija, from Dark Illusion, is more powerful than she knows. She thinks things about herself and about love that is filtered through some terrible life experiences. She was taught from an early age not to trust Carpathian males. . . .
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RESPECT — From the Brotherhood

How does a young, human woman find herself respected by a group of ancient warriors? The answer is simple — she earns it. Lorraine, our heroine in Dark Sentinel does exactly that. The "brotherhood" are group of ancient Carpathian warriors who incarcerated themselves in a secret monastery h . . .
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20 Year Anniversary of Dark Prince

Twenty years ago the top song in the US was Christina Aguilera's Genie In A Bottle and in the UK it was Westlife's If I Let You Go. The Sixth Sense came out as did The Boondock Saints, both of which became cult classics. But, what I was most excited about back then was the release of my first novel . . .
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Playing the "If I were to …" Game!

In celebration of Dark Sentinel I have a fun game for you to play! Reader's Entertainment Magazine asked me to play a game they call "If I were to. . . " and then we thought it would be fun to ask readers to play as well here on my blog. I hope you'll play along. Put your answers in the commen . . .
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Dark Sentinel Heroine: Lorraine Peters

I've had a vague idea for a heroine for quite some time, but I only knew certain things about her in the beginning. I knew she had to be strong, both physically and mentally. I knew she was a fighter. And I knew she had experienced a great tragedy that left her alone in the world on many levels. . . .
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The Creation of a Hero: Andor Katona

Some heroes come to me easily. They speak to me in a way which may sound crazy, unless you're an author, but is true. When I say that they speak to me, I mean that I know what their voice is. I know if they're calm or volatile. I know if they are old fashioned or modern. I have a clear idea of who t . . .
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The Last Hope for The Ancients

High up in the Carpathian Mountains is a monastery hidden away called the Retreat in the Veil of Mists. Until recently, this monastery was the last refuge for those ancient Carpathian warriors who hoped to keep humanity safe by locking themselves away and working to keep the darkness at bay. Thes . . .
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Dark Sentinel Excerpt From Chapter 4 Audiobook

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Andor has lived a long time and the loneliness has become unbearable. Fighting vampires, going out as a warrior with honor was something he could accept. He knew he'd received more than one killing blow. This was the end for him. And as he lay there waiting for death to take h . . .
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Where to Start Reading Each Series: Dark Series

I'm one of those people who like to read an entire back list when I come across an author I love. I'm excited when I see they have this huge body of work because I know I love their writing and it's like finding buried treasure. But, I realize not everyone is like that. Some people find a long-estab . . .
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Time for a Dark Celebration! And some Gifts!

I love the Christmas holiday so much! It's always been a special time for me and for my family. I realize not everyone celebrates Christmas, but I hope you'll celebrate your holiday with me this winter season! WalMart is releasing Dark Celebration with a limited edition cover. You can only get t . . .
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Fun Friday- In Review

I wanted to round up a few fun things to share with you regarding my new release; Leopard's Blood. First is The Reading Cafe Review site, which has a review, excerpt and giveaway. The Reading Cafe Review, Excerpt and Giveaway Here's the book trailer for Leopard's Blood. It's a bit steamy! . . .
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Participating in #Horrorweek

It's getting closer to Halloween, one of my favorite holidays! So when I saw that Goodreads is doing a #Horrorweek I thought it would be fun to participate! Today, I'd like to ask YOU if you like scary stories or stories with creatures in them? How scared do you like to be? Or do you prefer somet . . .
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Getting Social

I attended the NOLA StoryCon event last weekend and it was so wonderful to meet and talk to readers. I wish I could travel to every state and meet everyone in person. But, since it's not likely that I can meet everyone, I wanted to share with you that I do participate in some online social media. So . . .
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Catching Up with News and Interviews

I thought I'd do a round-up of news to make sure you didn't miss anything fun! RT Book Reviews — "Unbosoming" interview The link text Unbound Worlds — featured in "Best Sci-fi and Fantasy Books of September 2017" The link text Reading in Pajamas — excerpt The link text Nigh . . .
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Sympathy for the Devil: Carpathian Villains

When you have heroes that are as powerful as the Carpathians it can be a challenge to create a villain or villains to challenge them. In the beginning of the Dark Series the main villains are a society of humans who hunt vampires and Carpathians alike, but more importantly we discover that the origi . . .
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What Has Happened to Aiden Savage?

Aiden is one of the "Golden Twins", brother to Julian Savage and lifemate to Alexandria. In Dark Gold we find him living in San Francisco, California and discover that he has embraced life with humans in a way other Carpathians have not. This makes him a valuable warrior to his Prince. But, he is ne . . .
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There's Something About Gary

Some of this blog has spoilers in it and I've tried to identify for you which books the blog may have spoilers for. So you've been forewarned! Read at your own risk! SPOILERS FOR DARK BLOOD/DARK PROMISES Gary Jansen, the American scientist who we meet in Dark Magic, eventually becomes Gary Dar . . .
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The Lifemate Mythology — Dark Legacy

With over 30 books in this long-running series that began in 1999 the challenge is always how to keep it fresh and expand the Carpathians and their mythology. At the time the first book in the series, Dark Prince, was published, there weren't any vampire books being written for the romance genre. Th . . .
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The New Guard — Unsworn Ancient Warriors

In a monastery high in the Carpathian Mountains is a brotherhood of warriors. All they have left is their honor and each other. Unlike many others of their kind who were sent out in the world by their Prince in order to find their lifemates and protect the human race from vampires, they came here to . . .
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Dark Legacy Goodreads Celebration!

Starting Tuesday September 5th I'll be posting an exclusive blog each day to celebrate the release of Dark Legacy! Here's the line-up! Sept. 5th- The New Guard- Unsworn Ancient Warriors Sept. 6th- The Lifemate Mythology Sept. 7th- There's Something About Gary Sept. 8th- What Has Happened to Aide . . .
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Romance and Character: Lessons Learned from Dark Promises, Power Game and Bound Together

Each romance is special and that includes the romance you find between my hero and heroine for each book I write. The couple is as unique together as they are as individuals and what each couple learns or teaches us about romance is varied as well. In celebration of #RomanceWeek 2017 I wanted to sh . . .
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30 Books of Dark

Dark Carousel is the 30th novel in my Dark series, also called the Carpathian novels. I wrote the first in the series, Dark Prince, in the late 1990's during a very difficult time in my life. I'd lost my son and writing became a sort of anchor for me. I'd always written, even as a child, but this ti . . .
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A Little Humor in the Shadows

Assassins with the ability to travel using shadows still need a little levity. Shadow Rider is full of drama, suspense and action (yes...and romance) but I try to break up the constant adrenaline or dark action with romance and family, some of which comes with a bit of humor. You can't have that man . . .
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Men of the Monastery: Dark Promises

High up in the Carpathian Mountains sits a monastery that is both sanctuary and self-imposed prison to ancient Carpathian warriors. These men know they are dangerous. They hope to keep others safe and prolong their existence by remaining within the walls of the monastery and keeping their darkness a . . .
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Dark Series News

The next book in the Dark Series is DARK HOPE. This is Benedek and Silke's book.

We have started working on the new tarot deck for the next Dark Series book! I really love them. Very different from the other decks.

Dark Memory will have pictures of the newly designed tarot cards within the book. This time the cards in laid out in a spread with words that say a little something about the reading. The new tarot cards will be available at Feehan & Co by the time the book is released in October!

The book trailer and first chapter are now available in the community for Dark Memory! You can join the conversation on the Dark Memory book wall in the community as we discuss the first chapter and the book trailer!

The author notes are up for Dark Memory and you can find out more details about the upcoming Dark book!

The mass market for Dark Whisper will be out 9/26/2023.

The mass market paperback of Dark Tarot will be out Sept. 27, 2022. If you missed the book trailer you can see it HERE!

The book trailer for Dark Whisper is complete and I love it! It will go up in the community in early September. Maybe sooner. It's all according to how patient I can be. lol

Yes, I will have a brand new tarot deck for Dark Whisper and I'm so thrilled with it so far.

The mass market paperback for Dark Tarot is slotted to be released tentatively on Sept. 27, 2022.

So excited to share this stunningly beautiful cover for Dark Whisper with you!

Christine will start working on Dark Whisper in Febuary! No word on who the main characters will be just yet. Also, keep an eye out for a new online store for merchandising! If you've ever wanted a deck of Dark Tarot cards you may just be in luck!

Here is the full BOOK TRAILER for Dark Tarot! I hope you enjoy it!

We have a quick video teaser of Dark Tarot that shows Sandu! You can watch it HERE and see the full book trailer in the community!

Dark Melody is out with the new cover today!

Dark Destiny will have a new cover! It should be out Nov. 30th 2021! I think you're going to love it!

I'm excited to share that Dark Melody has a new cover coming out July 27.2021!

Excited to find out that Dark Illusion is #8 on the bestseller list in Germany!

The cover for Dark Tarot is out and it's so beautiful! So happy with this cover.

Dark Song will be out in mass market paperback August 24, 2021!

I'm nearly halfway finished with Dark Tarot! This is going to be Sandu's book. And we will be off on a big adventure!

I'm so excited to have Dark Song included in the Philidelphia Inquirer article Romance Book Recommendations for a Stressful Season with so many other amazing books!

Dark Guardian has a new cover! The re-issue is available now.

The title of the next Dark Series book is Dark Tarot. We'll get a page up for it closer to the beginning of the year once we have a cover.

So Excited that Dark Song made #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List! Thank you to everyone for all of your support!

I did a fun podcast for Reader's Entertainment to talk about Dark Illusion and Dark Song!

I just signed 500 copies of Dark Song and boy are my hands tired! LOL You can see a picture of me signing them HERE!

The first chapter of Dark Song is on the website HERE

The book trailer for Dark Song is ready and you can watch it HERE

We're about to start work on the script for the Dark Song book trailer! I'm really excited to see what they do with this one.

The Dark Song cover is finally here! I really love it!

The mass market paperback for Dark Illusion is set to release on August 4th, 2020!

I finished Dark Song! I am so happy with it. It is very romantic. It's been turned into the publisher and releases Sept. 1, 2020.

Dark Song is Ferro and Elisabeta's book and it will be released Sept. 1, 2020. I am very near the end of writing it and am so happy with how romantic this has turned out!

The next Dark series book is Dark Song which will release in 2020.

Thank you to everyone who made Dark Illusion the #3 bestseller on the New York Times combined list!

Dark Illusion was named one of EIGHT SCI-FI AND FANTASY ROMANCES TO CHECK OUT IN SEPTEMBER by SyFy Wire online! You can read the article and see other great books HERE

The new book trailer for Dark Illusion is out!

More from my Goodreads Blog! RESPECT- From the Brotherhood talks about Lorraine gaining the respect of the ancients!

My new blog- A Gathering of Carpathians talks about Dark Sentinel, being in California and more! You can read it over at Goodreads

For a limited time you can get a signed copy of Dark Illusion at Barnes & Noble!

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of Dark Prince with us on my Goodreads blog!

Excited to see Amazon's Kindle Love Stories featuring Dark Sentinel on their video podcast. You can watch it HERE!

The Dark Illusion book trailer has been completed and approved. It will be put in the online community sometime in July! Did you know that Dark Legend will be re-issued in mass market in late November? It will come with a new cover which we'll reveal later this year.

In case you missed the Dark Sentinel blogs you can read them before the Aug. 6th paperback release! Dark Sentinel Heroine: Lorraine Peters and Playing the "If I were to ..." Game!

We've just started working on the Dark Illusion book trailer this week and I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Dark Sentinel will be out in paperback Aug. 6th. You can read the first chapter HERE

Dark Illusion is Isai and Julija's book and it's completed. It will be released Sept. 3rd 2019.

USA Today has an exclusive audio excerpt from Dark Sentinel! Exclusive!

Learn more about the creation of Andor, the hero in Dark Sentinel - The Creation of a Hero

Dark Sentinel is now available in hardcover!

The Dark Sentinel Book Trailer is now available to watch!

Dark Legacy is now out in paperback!

Listen to an audio excerpt from Dark Sentinel - Chapter 4 Excerpt

Talking about the ancients on Goodreads - The Last Hope for the Ancients

The cover for Dark Sentinel has just been revealed. . . check it out!

Dark Sentinel will be out Sept. 4, 2018 and will feature Andor, an ancient from the monastery and Lorraine, a new character to the series.

Wondering what's going on with Gary? Find out here with this post on my blog: There's Something About Gary.

I expanded on information regarding Lifemates in this blog post over on Goodreads: The Lifemate Mythology.

We are currently reviewing ideas for the Dark Sentinel cover!

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Dark Memory