Reader Survey Q&A

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Heyo Darksbane Fans! Shei here. Yeah, I let the ball drop this past month. It got really busy and I soon forgot to make a post. Then I felt bad for not making a post… Then I kinda avoided posting because I was nervous about making the post about forgetting to post… TL;dr Sneaky self-hate/doubt-spiral. But I’m back! And I come bearing gifts… or… answers. So! You might have noticed we have a very important Reader Survey going on! If you didn’t notice, please take this moment to notice and go take our Reader Survey! Doing so helps us better […]

Fandom Fridays: 14 Fun Facts About Dakota

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Heyo Darksbane Fans! Today on Fandom Friday, we’re going to do a list of fun facts about Dakota. 🙂 Enjoy! Dakota’s surname was almost “Tanner” but Anna said that “Dakota Tanner” sounded too similar to “Dakota Fanning” so we changed it to Shepherd. We used Tanner as Dakota’s mother’s maiden name instead, so Nan is actually Nan Tanner. Shepherd was chosen as an homage to two characters I love in Space Opera/Sci Fi. Shepherd Book from Firefly, and Commander Shepherd (Femme Shep of course!) from Mass Effect. Two of my favorite Sci-Fi series of all time! Dakota’s hair gets kinda […]

What’s Up Wednesday: Shei’s Bday!

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Heyo Darksbane Fans! Yeah, that’s why we’re late with posts this week. It’s my birthday! (Today, technically, but we celebrated Monday/Tuesday.) So basically that’s what’s up this week. I’ve been partying with my friends and family, receiving beautiful, wonderful gifts including the gayest painting ever and I love them all. Anna and I took a few days off for the birthday celebrations which turned out to be pretty good for her because her wrist has been hurting lately and it settled down over the restful days. I’m worried she might be developing carpal tunnel or other repetitive strain injuries in […]

What’s Up Wednesday: Girl Gaming and Harassment.

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Heyo Darksbane Fans! So this week, I thought I’d talk a little about what Anna and I do when we’re not writing, editing, revising, and otherwise working our butts off! Which is mostly…gaming. 🙂 Anna and I have been gamers since we met over 16 years ago (and before). We were playing Dark Age of Camelot together when we were merely sweethearts in high school (and we played it for 8 years!). We’ve been major gamers all these years, and we’ve played all genres, solo,  with friends, and competitively. We’ve topped scoreboards, charted on leaderboards, and generally always been the […]

New Site, New Logo!

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Another rainy day in Florence… But I love the rain. Today is a fun day for us at the Darksbane house. 🙂 Anna’s wrapping up the third Steel & Steam novella as we speak (She’ll finish today), and I’m editing it behind her. Tomorrow, we’re going to be re-outlining Risen and finalizing it so I can continue writing it without running into issues and getting lost. We meant to have this done already, but the holidays really took it out of us this year. Yes, that means Dakota is coming soon. 😉  As soon as we finish Risen’s outlining, Anna’s […]

NaNoWriMo GO!

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This is going to be a busy month at the Darksbane house! We’re finishing up revisions on a novel we’ll be debuting this month, working on cover art, and writing up a storm on a pair of novellas for a secret project we’ll be announcing soon! Since I was going to be writing hardcore this month anyway, I decided to sign up for NaNoWriMo and go all the way! While Anna has her own motivators, I like my visuals. So I made myself a calendar widget from the NaNo site and I thought I’d display it here for you guys! […]

Author Q&A via eFestival of Words

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I was honored to take part in the eFestival of Words today as a special guest! I took part in the Diversity in Writing panel, and an Author Q&A Chat! Thank you to the eFestival of Words for having me as a guest, and thank you to Robert Dahlen of Monkey Queen Books for showing up and helping keep me afloat! This was my first such event, so I really appreciated it! Here’s a few highlights of the Q&A! You can find the rest on the eFestival of Words forum! Moderator: Shei if you would like to start with a […]

Hunted is Now Available!

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Ready for more Dakota? Hunted is now available at Amazon.com and Kindle Unlimited! Dakota Shepherd is such a newb: newly Awakened, rookie werewolf, supernatural investigator in training. Her command of the wolf inside is shaky at best, and her grasp of the unstable magic she wields is worse. She sure has a lot to learn about her new life in the supernatural world. So why would anyone want to stalk her? A trespasser in pack territory. Blood on the mountain. An urban legend, spoken only in whispers. Can Dakota rise to the challenge of a deadly foe? There’s no shame […]

General Excitement

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Are you excited yet? I am. I’m so excited about the upcoming release of Hunted in just three days! I’m hoping you guys will like it! Then Saturday, I am taking part in the e-Festival of Words! It’s an online book convention/festival where several authors will be taking part in a number of events. I’m going to be in an online panel about Diversity in writing at 12pm EST, so if you’d like to catch that, go check it out! And finally, I’m excited because one of my favorite authors blogged about me!  How cool is that? Barbara Ann Wright is a […]

Hunted Cover Reveal

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I am happy to present to you, the cover of Hunted, book 2 of Auralight Codex: Dakota Shepherd Dakota Shepherd is such a newb: newly Awakened, rookie werewolf, supernatural investigator in training. Her command of the wolf inside is shaky at best, and her grasp of the unstable magic she wields is worse. She sure has a lot to learn about her new life in the supernatural world. So why would anyone want to stalk her? A trespasser in pack territory. Blood on the mountain. An urban legend, spoken only in whispers. Can Dakota rise to the challenge of a […]