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Yet another release!

Darkness Hunts, book 4 of the Dark Angels series, is now available!


release news...

Beneath a Darkening Moon--the re-edited, re-released in paperback edition--is now available in book stores and online! Woot!

You can check out an excerpt here. On the same page, you can also access the interview I did at Comic Con this year (although they chose to freeze the video ia really awful spot. How dopey do I look?! lol)


Sale news...

As announced in Publishers Lunch:

NYT bestselling author Keri Arthur’s FIRE BORN in a new series about a phoenix, a fire spirit capable of taking on human form who is also cursed with the ability to foresee death via her dreams, to Danielle Perez at NAL, in a two-book deal, by Miriam Kriss at the Irene Goodman Agency (World English).

NYT bestselling author Keri Arthur’s next two books in the Dark Angels series, featuring a half-werewolf/half-Aedh, again to Danielle Perez at NAL, by Miriam Kriss at the Irene Goodman Agency (World English).



just a reminder...

Just another shout-out to everyone in Victoria (Australia). I'm going to be appearing at Romance by the Sea, a literary festival celebrating romance books, writers and readers and being held in Queenscliff on 8th & 9th September 2012. This is a major fundraiser for the local Queenscliff charity Cottage By The Sea, an organisation that supports disadvantaged children and gives them a seaside holiday to remember. Oh, and I heard talk of there being a silent auction--and if there is, there will be a signed ARC of Darkness Hunts up for grabs. Further details here:

Please note--Bookings are required!!


Beneath a Rising Moon is out!

As the title of this blog post says, Beneath a Rising Moon--the re-edited, mass market edition--is now available for purchase at bookstores and online :)


Romance by the sea & RWA Anaheim

Would you like the opportunity to meet some of Australia's top romance and urban fantasy authors, and in the process support a fabulous children's charity? Then head to Romance by the Sea, being held at the fabulous Queenscliff Hotel on the 8th-9th Sept. Guests include: Me, Stephanie Laurens, Anne Gracie, Marion Lennox, Fiona Lowe, Sarah Mayberry, Lilian Darcy, Carol Marinelli and M.J. Scott, plus Jennifer Kloester, biographer to the fabulous Georgette Heyer. Head to the Romance by the Sea website for more details, and to book your spot :)

For those who live in or near Anaheim, I'll be taking part in RWA's 2012 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing at the Anaheim Convention Center, which is located next to the Anaheim Marriott (RWA’s conference hotel). Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 5–8 p.m. PT in the Ballroom (third floor) at the Anaheim convention center. The event is open to the public & there is no admittance fee. Please note: No outside books will be allowed in. Proceeds from book sales go to ProLiteracy Worldwide, Read Orange County, and Literacy Volunteers—Huntington Valley.


It's Out!

And it's been getting some fab reviews:

Literal Addiction’s Michelle L. Olson had this to say on Goodreads: I have said before, and I will say again, that the Dark Angels series zoomed to the very top of my 'favorite Urban Fantasy series ever' list immediately upon completion of the first book, and each new book that comes along afterward solidifies its position at that precipice.

This installment was absolutely no exception to the rule. In fact, if it's possible, this is the best book yet - though the last 2 have been so incredible it seems ridiculous to even say that.

Head over to Goodreads to read the rest of it

Literal Addiction also has a character interview with Risa and Azriel up at the moment, and there's a chance to win a signed copy of Devours, so head on over there and check it out

Jess from Happily Ever After read
s says: Risa is becoming a fierce heroine and I’m enjoying so much seeing her conquer anything thrown in her way. The series keeps picking up steam and this is the strongest installment yet. The series should be read in order, as the main storyline continues to grow and expand with each book. I was completely drawn into this world and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Head over to the website to read the rest of it

Kt Clapsadl from A Book Obsession said this: Keri's ability to raise the stakes in each every book never ceases to amaze me. We saw this in the Riley Jenson series, and now even more so in the Dark Angels series. Each installment is more action packed than the last, and trust me, that is no small feat. I especially love the way she weaves other issues into the main plot line of the series, making things all that much more dangerous and trying for Risa. Absolutely nothing comes easy for the characters, but that's what makes things more interesting. So just like the previous installments, I have to give Darkness Devours a resounding 5 star rating. Keri Arthur sure knows how to keep the reader coming back for more!

Read the rest of the review here:


Conflux short story contest...

I’m one of the guests of Conflux 8 (the Aussie SF Convention that is being held in Canberra September 28 to 30 2012), so I thought I’d do my bit and give their short story comp a bit of a plug. Here’s the details:

Short Story Competition entries close June 29. You need to be a Conflux 8 member (Supporting or Full Membership) to enter.

First Prize – $200, Second prize – $100, Third prize – $50. Winners may be published in the convention magazine at the discretion of the Conflux committee.

Stories must be on the Conflux 8 theme (which is apocalyptic, since everyone has heard the world is ending this year), be a maximum of 2000 words and contain a speculative element.

Stories must not be previously published, no simultaneous entries. Writers can enter more than one story, but only one story per writer can win a prize. Stories must follow usual formatting eg 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced, one inch margins. The stories will be blind-read so please ensure your name is not present on the story, in either the body or the header.

Please submit by RTF attachment by midnight June 29, 2012 to

Winners will be chosen by a panel consisting of multiple-award winning author Jack Dann, Fablecroft Publishing editor Tehani Wessely, and Edwina Harvey – Author, Editor and Ad Girl for Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.


more cover goodness...

this time, it's the re-release covers for Dancing with the Devil and Kiss the Night Goodbye (book 1 and 4 of the Nikki and Micheal series.) This series will be available from Aug next year


fab, aren't they?



Blood Kin giveaway

Blood KinM J Scott--who is not only a fabulous author, but a good friend and a critique buddy--has a brand new book coming out in June. Blood Kin is the sequel to Shadow Kin--which I know many of you have read--and I have a signed ARC sitting here in my hot little hands to give away. As usual, all you have to do is email me at kez @ keriarthur . com (no spaces) and put Blood Kin in the subject line. The contest will run until the 20th May and the winner randomly selected. To check out the blurb for Blood Kin and read the first chapter, head here.


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