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Darkness Haunts updates

I’ve been working hard on writing Darkness Taunts.  It’s turning out even better than I expected.  I hope to put out an excerpt in the next month or two for those who are interested as well as the official synopsis.  It will take place in Alaska again, though parts of the story will be in Juneau this time.  If you have any particular questions, check out the FAQ page.  The answers may be there or you can feel free to ask.

The giveaway on Goodreads was a great success.  I was really pleased with the turnout.  871 people entered, though only three could win signed paperback copies.  I’m in the process of mailing those out to the winners this week.  If any of them are reading this, I’ll be messaging them soon with the shipping number so they can track their packages.

For those who didn’t win in the giveaway or are just hearing about the novel, I am offering a chance to get a free ebook copy (Kindle or Nook).  All you have to do is leave a comment below with the following information:

1) Tell me where you first heard about Darkness Haunts.

2) List your three favorite paranormal/urban fantasy authors.

Make sure you enter a valid email address in the field where it asks for one.  On March 20th I’ll conduct a drawing to select three random people who will receive copies.  If there is a large enough turn-out, I may even increase the number who can win.  Don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away, I’ll approve it within a few hours and it will  count as an entry.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Darkness Haunts is available in paperback…plus a giveaway!

As of yesterday, Darkness Haunts is available on Amazon.  You can see the design used for the full jacket copy of the novel below.  I’m excited with how it turned out!

Darkness Haunts full book cover new

For those who want the hard copy version, you can purchase the novel here or you can try for a chance to win one of three signed copies on Goodreads (US, Canada, UK only).  The contest is open until March 5th.  The widget below will take you there, but you must be a member of the site in order to enter.



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Darkness Haunts by Susan Illene

Darkness Haunts

by Susan Illene

Giveaway ends March 05, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


Guest post over at Nocturnal Book Reviews today

Nocturnal Book Reviews picFor anyone interested, I’m doing a guest post over at Nocturnal Book Reviews today that includes a giveaway for two eBook copies of Darkness Haunts.  The subject is on what to do if you ran into one of the popular heroes/heroines known by many fans of the urban fantasy genre.  I had to narrow it down to ten (which was not easy), but commenters are welcome to add their own tips from other series (or from the series I listed).  It’s a fun post and well worth checking out.  You have until February 15th to enter.

Here is the link!

Giving away three eBook copies of Darkness Haunts

*All three copies have been given away!*

For those of you who haven’t gotten a copy, or one is not available on the type of eReader you use yet, I am doing a giveaway.  You can win your choice of an ePub or Mobi version of Darkness Haunts, which can work on most any reading device or app just like the one you would normally purchase.

It’s fairly simple.  All you have to do is answer a question by leaving a comment on this post.  You’ll get the answer by listening to Melissa Craig and Charity Parkerson’s radio show.  I promise, it should be a rather fun experience provided you are of a mature age.  Make sure you are doing nothing strenuous like exercise since some people have almost fallen off treadmills laughing so hard while listening. Also keep the kids out of hearing range.  If you’ve already listened to the show, you’re in luck and probably recall the answer. You are eligible as well.

The plan is to give away three copies.  As each person answers the question correctly in the section below, I’ll alter their comment to show they won, but take out the answer portion so no one can cheat.  Please make sure to use a valid email address when you leave your comment so I can contact you!  This is the link to the show if you prefer to listen to it live-stream on your computer:


This is the link where you can get it free on iTunes:

iTunes (look for episode 49)

And here is the Question:

What job did I say I would never want to do?

*This giveaway will remain open until all three copies have been awarded.  After that the comment section will be closed.