Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The most epic of epic news

It took me a while to get my thoughts into some kind of order to type this post. It's been a hectic few weeks and things are only going to get busier with my online internship starting next week, deadlines for every university module and The Puppet Spell blog tour coming up. But in the midst of all this chaos, I received an email that stopped me dead in my tracks.

I've been offered a publishing contract for my next book from Curiosity Quills Press!

As you can imagine, I felt something like this:

(actually a photo of me skydiving in Australia a couple of years ago :P)'s happening. The first in my new Darkworld Series, Darkness Watching, will hopefully be published by the end of the year! It'll be available in paperback and ebook format, and I'll update as soon as I have more information. For now, here's the blurb of my book I used in my query:

'Eighteen-year-old Ashlyn is one interview away from her future when she first sees the demons. Watched by sinister eyes no one else can see, Ash fears she’s going mad. But the truth is far more frightening: she can see into the Darkworld, the home of spirits– and the darkness is staring back.

As if freaky staring eyes weren’t enough, Ash then fails to get a place at her university of choice, ending up at her backup plan – which turns out to be in a village in the middle of nowhere. But in Blackstone, she finds a life she never knew she was missing. New friendships, bizarre flatmates and all-night bar crawls are part of the package of student life. But as she grows closer to her new flatmates and begins a tentative romance with fellow student David, she also discovers that there’s something else that drew her to Blackstone: the Venantium, sorcerers who maintain the barrier keeping demons from crossing from the Darkworld into our own world.

Ash soon finds herself the centre of unwanted attention from a group of other students with a connection to the Darkworld: partygoer Claudia, volatile Howard, slacker Leo, and sharp-tongued Berenice. This renews a fear that the demons want something from her, and if they knew, the Venantium would claim her as their own. One thing is clear: not everyone is what they appear to be…

DARKNESS WATCHING is the first in a chilling supernatural saga, the Darkworld series. It is a tale of dark sorcery and demonic possession that will haunt and thrill readers aged 16+.' 

Writing. It's time-consuming, frustrating, and you don't get to spend much time doing actual writing. But this is what I want to do, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm unbelievably excited about this! :D


  1. You are so on your way! WOOHOO! And all the writers cheer you on and wish you super success.

  2. Congrats! That is such amazing news! Your Darkworld series sounds like it'll be amazing.

    And whoa, you skydived before? Super-cool!