Series Updates…

First off, thanks to everyone who has bought/read/reviewed Darkness Divides so far.  Release day was a busy one, but really awesome.  I truly appreciate it!

Next, those of you who follow me on Facebook or have visited the book page on this site have probably noticed I’ll be releasing a short story at the end of May.  I’m going to try to avoid spoilers here for anyone who hasn’t read Darkness Divides yet, but if you’ve finished the book you’ll get what I mean despite my vagueness.

This story will cover Melena returning the device she was still holding onto at the end of book 3.  Naturally, she’ll have her new “tag along” with her (as we like to refer to this person on Facebook to avoid spoilers) and that will cause some problems.  Sable, the shape-shifter kitty, will also be joining Melena for different reasons.

I’ve said this is going to be a short story, but as I began plotting it out recently a few more characters insisted on taking part so it may be closer to the length of my story in the New Year’s anthology.  That one was a little over 10k words.  It’s not going to be as action-packed as the books, but you can expect a decent bit of humor and some adventure.

What is the title?  I have no idea at this point, but I’m open to suggestions.

At this stage my plan is to provide free PDF copies of the story to anyone who emails me.  I may also add it to Goodreads and make it available for download there.  If by some crazy set of circumstances my muse makes me write something that goes beyond 15k words I may also put it up on the retailer sites for 99 cents.  The main reason I’d charge even that much is because Amazon won’t let me set it at free and because if I publish it with the retailers I’m going to have to have a cover designed.  That would at least help me recoup my costs with it.  Since I’d promised to provide it for free, though, I will still offer it at no charge if you contact me (the same as the New Year’s story).  You’ll be able to grab it whichever way you prefer and I’ll be happy so long as you enjoy it 🙂

For Goodreads users, I have added Darkness Clashes (book 4) onto the site.  No cover or blurb yet, but I’ll release those sometime in late July.  If you’d like to add it to your shelf this is the link:

Also, I’ve started a paperback giveaway for the first novel in the series, Darkness Haunts.  Members of Goodreads can go there to enter.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Darkness Haunts by Susan Illene

Darkness Haunts

by Susan Illene

Giveaway ends May 07, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

I will have at least one other giveaway for series paperbacks here on my blog, and several on Facebook during the month of May.  If you’re interested, be sure to be on the lookout!

If anyone has any other questions, feel free to ask them below.


28 thoughts on “Series Updates…

  1. Sarah L

    Woohoo, am really looking forward to this one! I loved the characters that are going to be in this story! I love the whole concept of it, would absolutely be great to get a copy. I have a suggestion for you, Portal Of Darkness.

  2. laura271gsd1

    I would love a copy of 3.5 emailed to me. I really enjoyed Darkness Divides; I read it too quickly. 🙂

  3. mikayla

    I absolutely love these books. If I could get a copy emailed that would be great. Thanks for writing such wonderful books!!

  4. Shawn

    Has you come out with a compilation of all your books yet? If you haven’t do you ever plan on putting one out?

  5. Victoria

    I love these books and can’t wait for my next Melena and Lucas fix!! Please email me a copy of 3.5! Thanks-V

  6. angie

    I loved the series, read all four books in three days, I can’t wait to see what happens next. I would love a copy emailed to me as well please. Thanks.

  7. Rainna

    I would LOVE a copy of 3.5. I ended up devouring each of the previous books in a day. Then have to re-read to keep myself from going crazy waiting for the next 🙂 Thanks a bunch!


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