Wednesday, August 01, 2007

release day!

Embraced by Darkness is officially released today! WooHOO!

And I've already received several emails from readers (one who was emailing at two in the morning, having just finished the book!) who were desperate to know if this was the last in the series (and hoping it wasn't.) The answer, of course, is no. There's another four planned. What happens after book nine depends on Bantam and whether you all like the direction it's going to go. (Not that it's going in a bad direction, it's just that Riley's life will continue to get worse before it gets better. But it does get better, I promise!)

And of course, with the book released, I've been checking the net and Amazon to see what is being said. I don't expect a whole lot to be out there just yet, but I have gotten my lowest ever amazon ranking with it--159! woohoo! (I know, I know, with the way amazon ranks things, it could just mean I've sold a whole two books, but it's still fun to watch the numbers go up and down)

I also received a review from the lovely ladies over at Coffee Time. You can read it in full here, but they say, in part;

Ms Arthur’s fifth guardian novel is just as fabulous as the first. Her expertise at depicting the interaction between characters like a smart-mouthed clerk and a bossy werewolf insures breathless excitement on every page. Fast paced and attention grabbing, Embraced by Darkness is a must read and a necessary possession.
~ reviewed by Brenda.

Cool, hey?

In other news, don't forget I'm featured author over on Coffee Time's Reader Retreat, so head on over there if you feel like chatting, or if you have some questions about the series. Just hit the link on the right (down slightly), and it'll take you straight there. You have to join, but it's free.

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Blogger Rachel Vincent said...

Congrats, Keri!

1:42 AM, August 02, 2007  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Congrats on the release!

Be sure to send any online reviewers over to my place and let them enter the Summer's Hidden Treasures contest. More exposure for you, and that's always a good thing...

If I can help get your name out at all, give a yell.

7:41 AM, August 02, 2007  
Blogger Kathy said...

As with the previous 4 books, book 5 is excellent!!!!
Congrats! And good luck with the next four. I yet again will be out at midnight the release night to pick up book 6!!!

9:55 AM, August 02, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice! Great book as always. When can we expect the next book in the Riley series?

3:06 AM, August 03, 2007  
Blogger Jenna Black said...

Can't wait to read it! I just spent most of the last week re-reading your first two so I could segue seamlessly into three and four. What fun! And I'm glad I don't have to wait long for five!

7:08 AM, August 03, 2007  
Blogger Christina said...

I am so excited about the Riley jenson series! I read the first of the series and couldn't put it down, now I have read the other four as soon as they have been released! When is #6 coming out?? :)

8:47 AM, August 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the release. I couldn't put the book down until I was done. I am glad to hear it isn't the last in the Riley series. I loved this book as much as the first one.

12:18 PM, August 06, 2007  
Blogger Kez said...

thanks for the congrats, everyone! :)

kathy--you were up at midnight. Good grief, now that is keen!

*waves to jenna and rachel. Nice to see you both here :)

christina, book 6 (the darkest kiss) is due out in Sept 08.

7:00 PM, August 06, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Keri Congrats! on "Embraced by Darkness". I just finished the book at 3 in the morning after being the first in line to purchase it. I Loved the first Four books and totally fell in love with Riley Jenson's character. However, Please let us (me and other impatient readers) know when the next Riley Jenson novel will be released. I was so disappointed in the ending of this new release. My heart went out to Riley and then to find out that your next novel will be another totally new series. I felt tortored in not knowing anything about Riley's next novel. To be totally into a story and not have a clue of what her(Riley's) direction may be next was very frustrating. Please let us know when the next Riley Jenson Guardian Novel will be out.
Looking forward to hearing the news,

Mrs. Dotti Morin
An Avaid Paranormal Romance Reader

2:27 PM, August 07, 2007  
Anonymous alex said...

Please let there be more the nine. I live in the NJ, Usa and these are my therapy ( although then i can start on your others, (evil grin as I think I can annoy the trendy booksellers) thanks again

6:58 AM, August 08, 2007  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Just wanted to say that I just finished Riley 5-and you delivered like Dominoes!!! It was fantastic. I can't say too much cause I don't want to do any spoilers, but I laughed, cried, and then immediately got online to see if the release date was up for book 6. Congratulations and great job! Kelly

9:30 AM, August 08, 2007  
Blogger Barbara Elness said...

I can't wait to read Embraced by Darkness. I read the first four books and am looking forward to seeing what happens next for Riley. I'm happy to hear there will be more books, I'll be sure to pick them up as they come out.

4:11 PM, August 09, 2007  
Blogger Barbara Elness said...

I can't wait to read Embraced by Darkness. I read the first four all in a row and can't wait to see what is next for Riley. I'm glad to hear there will be more. I'll be sure to pick them up when they come out.

4:13 PM, August 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely loved this one!

I was so happy to see that there are more books coming in the series!

4:08 PM, August 10, 2007  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Absolutely fantastic.....the books keep getting better and better, so glad Barnes & Noble has them on a display otherwise I might never have known....hopefully we won't have to wait too long for the next one!

4:37 AM, August 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've waited a long time for this book to be released, and I loved it. It seemed to have a more serious and emotional feel then the other ones. I haven't enjoyed a series of books like these in a long, long time. I am thrilled that you will be continuing to write more. They are fun and exciting to read.

12:37 PM, August 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just finishe #5 and until reading some of your blog, was disappointed in the ending. There we no previews for number is and nothing mentioned. So i was a little worried about dear Riley. but I read a little and found at the yes there would be more and I decided to let the breath go I was holding. I love the books, I have gotten my mom and one of her friends hooked on them also, Looking forward to the next one, when will it be coming out or do you know yet.
Thanks for the great writing.

2:09 AM, August 14, 2007  
Anonymous jenn said...

Okay, so I was up until 2 am finishing the book that I just picked up yesterday. And dang it, no relief in sight until september 08? So unfair. Seriously though, I have loved this series. It was a great introduction to you as an author. Thank you!

12:37 AM, August 20, 2007  

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