Monday, December 5, 2011

How To Date an Alien is HERE!!!!

High school senior Alex Bianchi's estranged father gets her an internship at Circe Operations Center to pad her college applications. But Circe isn't your typical military base. It's an alien-run operation center and not all of the aliens are friendly, especially the one that tries to kill Alex on her first day. When Ace, a dark-eyed Caltian, enters and saves the day, she can't help but be drawn to him. Can these star-crossed lovers survive when they're on the brink of intergalactic war?

Follow the tour at  Magan Vernon's Blog! Big giveaway going on now!

If you love your romance with a touch of humor, this is the book for you!  GET IT!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Soulkeepers is Flying Free!

Yes, The Soulkeepers is free, free, free on Amazon USSmashwordsiBookstoreSony, and Diesel.  If you haven't read it yet, now is your chance.  G.P. Ching has given away almost 10,000 copies since the book went free 48 hours ago.  That was enough to launch The Soulkeepers up the bestseller lists!
The Soulkeepers broke the top 10 today the Fiction Top 100 Free category on Amazon and is ranked #1 in SciFi & Fantasy on iTunes.  Don't miss your chance to own the first book in The Soulkeepers Series!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Land of Corn Chips: Free on Kindle!!!

Don't miss your chance to own Land of Corn Chips. The eBook is FREE for Kindle here.

NEW! You can also get this fabulous book in paperback!  This would make a perfect stocking stuffer for that middle grader in your life.  A steal at just $6.99!  Get it here.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Totally Scary Six Word Story Contest!

 Congrats to the winner: Lauren Morrill!!!!!!!

You're never too old to go trick or treating, right? Luckily knocking on DarkSide's door has never been more fun or filled with more treats!

We have an amazing prize to give away in honor of our favorite holiday!!!

Who wants to win a $100 gift card?!?!?!


Oh wait, I can't win. But you can!!!!!!!!!

All you have to do is come up with a Totally Scary Six Word Story (rules after the examples):

Samples from your DarkSide Publishing Authors:

Angela Carlie - Unseen footsteps stopped at my bed.

GP Ching - His sharp teeth penetrate my jugular.

Karly Kirkpatrick -Dude, your hand just fell off.

Magan Vernon - Rabid, un-dead Justin Bieber zombie fans.

Megg Jensen - Zombie babies munch squishy brains, yum!


(1) Come up with your scary six word story.
(2) Share your scary six word story on your choice of social media and link to this contest page.
(3) Comment below with your story, where you shared the contest, and a way to reach you if you win.

One entry per person, please

Winner: Will be chosen at random using Contest begins Friday, October 21st and ends Friday, October 28th at midnight CST. Winner will be contacted by Monday, October 31st. Must be 18 to enter or have parent's permission. Open internationally to anyone who can receive and use an gift card via email. No substitutions.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Introducing The Newest DarkSide Author: Magan Vernon!

It happened rather innocently. I was at a personal appearance, signing copies of Weaving Destiny, when a mother stopped by with her young teen daughter.  She picked up a copy of The Soulkeepers, and the conversation went something like this.

"Is this book dark?  It looks dark."
"There are some scary parts but it's not horror.  My thirteen-year-old daughter read it and did not find it scary."
"But it looks dark, and you're called DarkSide.  Are all of your books, like, dark?"
"Well, the book is paranormal.  I suppose you could say it's dark.  If you are looking for something on the light side, you could try Bloody Little Secrets. I thought that one was funny."
"What's it about?"
"A girl who turns into a...vampire."
"Sounds dark."

The interaction got me to thinking that we needed some variety at DarkSide.  It just so happened I was sifting through submissions that week and came across a manuscript that was quirky, fun, romantic, and amazing in so many ways.  I contacted the author and it turned out she was quirky and fun, too, an absolute fifteen-year-old girl trapped in a woman's body! She understood what we were trying to do with DarkSide, thinking outside the box with young adult fiction.  Not only did I feel that she would fit in perfectly here, her book filled a niche that I felt we hadn't covered yet.  Megg and Karly agreed.

Please welcome Author Magan Vernon to our ranks.  Magan's first book, How To Date An Alien will be released late fall. In it, a geeky Italian girl falls in love with a delicious alien when she takes an internship at a government operations center reminiscent of Men In Black. I could not put it down and know you will love it just as much as I did.

And now, get to know Magan by watching her personal video!
Visit Magan on Facebook, Twitter, and her blog.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Weaving Destiny Available Now!!! Tour/Giveaway Details

Weaving Destiny is now available in all formats on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Smashwords!  To celebrate the book's launch, G. P. Ching is giving away the winner's choice of basic Nook or Kindle.  She'll post the entry form tomorrow, so remember to stop by between 9/10 and 9/26 to enter!

Author Appearance This Weekend!

If you live in the Chicago area and would like to meet G.P. Ching, Megg Jensen, & Karly Kirkpatrick stop by the Local Author Fair at the Eola Community Center in Aurora, IL tomorrow, Saturday, September 10th. They will be signing books and Karly is speaking at 2 PM in the Local Publishers Panel.

Check the Aurora Public Library website for more info:

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Into the Shadows Is FREE!!!

The Amazon Gods of Freeness are raining down on DarkSide Publishing this weekend! Anathema by Megg Jensen went free two nights ago and Into the Shadows by Karly Kirkpatrick went free last night. Get over there and download your copy right away before they return to regular price!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Anathema is FREE!!!!!

 Anathema went free last night on Megg has no clue how long it will be that way (this was Amazon's decision) so pick up a copy for free while you have the chance!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Soulkeepers Featured on Pixel of Ink: Get Your Copy Today!

The Soulkeepers is featured on Pixel of Ink today in the Bargain Bin.  POI features high quality books priced under $4.  The Soulkeepers has earned 26 straight rave reviews on Amazon with a 4.8/5.0 average rating.  If you haven't read The Soulkeepers yet, this is the perfect time to pick up your copy.

Weaving Destiny, the second book in The Soulkeepers series, is coming Thursday, September 15th.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New Release: Loramendi's Story by Angela Carlie

Lora wants nothing more than to be the wind behind sexy windsurfer Chance's sails. But fulfilling that wish just became...complicated. After seventeen years of normal life, someone wants Lora and her family dead. And the attempted massacre isn't nearly as strange as the reason behind it.

While reading Loramendi's Story, you'll want to pay close attention because there will be clues woven into the web of words about another series in the works. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Release: Sleepers by Megg Jensen

An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Now she's filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her.

Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy?

Sleepers should show up on Amazon UK & DE soon.

The paperback should be available in September.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cover Reveal: New Cover For Into the Shadows

In preparation for the upcoming books in the Into the Shadows Trilogy, Into the Shadows has received a cover makeover.

 This new cover, courtesy of Robin Ludwig, will grace the ebook. The original Carl Graves cover will be available on the paperback only.

Look for the sequel to Into the Shadows, coming Fall 2011. The cover and title reveal will be coming soon!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Weaving Destiny Cover Reveal

alini Gupta thought Jacob Lau was her destiny, that they were meant to be together. But after months of failing to decipher how she fits into the Soulkeepers, frustration threatens to tear their relationship apart. As does a new Soulkeeper named Mara who is ready to stop time itself to earn Jacob's love.

When Malini faces her worst fears and even death, she learns a funny thing about destiny; nobody said hers couldn't change. The future is a tapestry of choices, and she's about to weave hers.

Adam Bedore of Anjin Design creates all of the covers for The Soulkeepers Series. Adam uses a special technique to build depth, emotion, and a little mystery into the art. It is truly multi-dimensional. This cover features Malini wearing the same red stone from book one. You will also notice a tapestry design shadowed over the background that plays an important role in the storyLearn more about the artist at

Friday, July 8, 2011

Anathema and Oubliette Special Edition Combo

Haven't had a chance to pick up the first two books in Megg's Cloud Prohpet Trilogy? For a limited time you can get an Anathema and Oubliette Special Edition Combo! Buy them together and save some change!!!

Purchase it at:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cover Reveal: Sleepers

(The Swarm Trilogy, Book #1)

An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Now she's filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her.

Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy?

Coming Summer 2011

Goodreads - Megg Jensen's website


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

DarkSide Presents: Cover for Loramendi's Story

DarkSide Publishing and author Angela Carlie are excited to reveal the cover for the upcoming first book in the Lords of Shifters series, titled Loramendi's Story. Look for Loramendi's Story coming this summer! Be sure to add it to your Goodreads 'to-read' list and stay with DarkSide for more information regarding release dates!

Friday, June 10, 2011

DarkSide Teen Writer Interview: Joseph Eastwood

Name: Joseph Eastwood

From: Lancaster, England

I’m 17, 18 in June.

What is your favourite book?
The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Favourite author?
I have several favourites according to genre, but at the moment my favourite is Trudi Canavan.

What is your favourite thing to write?
I love to write, full stop, and I write stories and poems. My stories are magic realism (often set in this world with a contrasting other) and my poems are on just about anything.

How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since I was really little, and my fondest memory was when I was 8 or 9 and I read a Captain Underpants book and then started to write my own with the thumb and finger flicking things.

Check out Joseph's writing: 

Keep an eye out for LUMEN, Joseph's upcoming debut novel! Very eye-catching cover!

Friday, June 3, 2011

DarkSide Teen Writer Interview: Samantha Rill

Name: Samantha Rill

From: Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Age: 19

What is your favorite book?
Oh boy. That's a toughie, but I have to choose Pride & Prejudice.

Favorite author?
Jane Austen. Hands down. I've read so much of her work. Sarah Dessen is another. God those books are cleansing to my soul. More recently, Cassandra Clare has become a favorite of mine.

What is your favorite thing to write?
I started off writing poems during middle school, but upgraded to stories the summer of freshman year. Ever since then, I've focused on novels. My favorite genres (because I can't pick only one) are paranormal, dystopia, and realistic fiction (all YA too.)

How long have you been writing?
I've been writing novels for five years and I don't seem to be slowing down, nor do I plan on it.

You can check out more about Samantha and her writing on her blog: 

And here is an excerpt of her YA novel, Trails of Blood:

Citizens of Mordere line the paved streets of its capital, Palum. There faces reflected in the moonlight show their eagerness at the upcoming words. The stand in perfect stillness, only the young muttering in the silence. Movement stirs within the crowd. Heads tilt upwards at the figure standing at the edge of the balcony ten stories above. The humans cannot see his face, but they know it well enough to see the eagerness and determination in the cold red eyes. They need not hear his words. In fact, he does not speak aloud. Instead, he reaches out to each and every one of us through our thoughts. Vampire and human alike.

“Comrades, today marks the beginning of our victory. Just hours ago, our forces dealt a devastating blow to those vermin along the boundary line. We lost fifty-two soldiers, loyal and true to our cause, but they lost well over five hundred. The dead are still being counted then burned.

“We will strike again and again, making them weaker and weaker will every death they experience. Their blood will run through the streams of their cursed land and soak in the soil we trample over. We will not stop until victory is ours!”

The noise from the crowd is deafening, but none care. Children scream alongside parents, utter joy on their faces. The entire country feeds off the bloodshed that started so very long ago. Few are still alive from the time when war did not consume Mordere.

One by one the citizens return to their homes. Music and laughter begin to seep out from the apartment homes that line the streets. I stand alone, my eyes on the turned back of the King. He still stands on the balcony of his home, the largest and most fortified home in Palum.

“What a rousing speech. Wish I would’ve missed it.”

I look over my shoulder and into the shadows. “If you had wanted to, you would’ve, brother.”

He enters the street, appearing from the darkness as if manifested of it. “Alastair uses these gatherings to his advantage. It boosts the morale. No one would fight his war without a little strategic manipulation.”

“He’s manipulated you?”

My brother snorts. “I don’t need to be given a reason to kill. The people of the cursed country do.”

“Was it true?” I ask, walking away from the center of the city. He follows in step.

“Both sides lost heavily. Mordere started the ambush.”

“And Yalan finished it. How many were killed?”

”For us, three hundred. For them, fifty.”

I let out a curse. “Alastair goes too far, Kendrick. This needs to end. Now.”

“Then let’s end it.”

I stop and turn to him. Kendrick meets my gaze without falter and I know he’s agreed to my decision. Six months ago, he called me asinine and refused to be persuaded. What had changed his mind?

“To Lamia?” he inquires in an even tone.

I give a curt nod. “To Lamia.”

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Announcement: DarkSide Publishing is OPEN to Submissions

DarkSide Publishing is excited to announce that we are now open to submissions! Being that we are a different kind of publishing company, it's important that you read through all of the information before submitting anything. Please read through the info on the following link:

Or simply click on the Submissions link above. We look forward to meeting you!

Karly, Megg, & Gen

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Get Interviewed for DarkSide Teen

Join us here on DarkSide Publishing for a new and exciting feature. We will be presenting you with interviews on teen book lovers and teen writers. If you're a teen reader, we want to know all about what you love to read. If you're a teen writer, we want you to share your writing with our readers!

If you're interested in being featured on DarkSide's page, please click on the link below and contact us!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Land of Corn Chips Cover Reveal!

Angela's MG novel, Land of Corn Chips will debut in late spring but today you can see her cover revealed on these awesome websites: (Into The Morning Reads) (The Reading Pixie) (Tigers All Consuming Books) (The Caffeinated Diva Reads) (Lisa The Nerd) (Once Upon A Twilight)

Monday, April 25, 2011

First Chapter Posted For Bloody Little Secrets!

Want to read the first chapter of Bloody Little Secrets before it comes out next week? Pop on over to author Karly Kirkpatrick's blog and read the first chapter. It's split into three parts and will be posted today, tomorrow, and Wednesday! Happy reading!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dream Smashers 99 Cents!

In the interest of getting Dream Smashers into as many hands as possible, the eBook price has been reduced to 99 cents.  

Hurry, go buy it, read it, and then discuss it with your loved ones.

Amazon UK
Barnes and Noble

Friday, April 15, 2011

ONE DAY ONLY- The Soulkeepers 99 Cents

For one day only, download The Soulkeepers from Smashwords for 99 cents.  Your choice of eBook format.  Use coupon code FB74M.  

Hurry, this offer ends at midnight!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Dream Smashers LAUNCH PARTY!

Join Angela Carlie on her blog for the launch of Dream Smashers.

Not only will you get access to all the places to find Dream Smashers online, but you'll also get the chance to win some pretty cool prizes!!!!!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

March was a HUGE Success!!!!

By the end of March, DarkSide Publishing had three titles available for purchase:

The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching
Anathema by Megg Jensen
Into the Shadows by Karly Kirkpatrick

In one month we sold a combined total of just over 300 copies! Not bad for a seasoned title (Into the Shadows), a recent release (Anathema), and a debut (The Soulkeepers).

In a few days Angela Carlie will release her novel Dream Smashers, which is already receiving some really great buzz from book bloggers. We expect our sales to be soaring in April!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Announcing: April Is For #Vampires on Karly Kirkpatrick's Blog

In honor of the upcoming release of Karly Kirkpatrick's Bloody Little Secrets, she has declared April a month of all things vampire!

Join her on her blog April 1st to start the celebration and read all about it here:

Stay tuned for more news on Bloody Little Secrets as the release date gets closer!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Soulkeepers Launch Contest

The Soulkeepers has officially launched.  Head over to G. P. Ching's blog to find out how you can enter to win!

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Soulkeepers Available in eBook Now

We are please to announce that the eBook of The Soulkeepers is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  The paperback should be available in a couple of days from Amazon.  Also, chapter three of The Soulkeepers is available now on G. P. Ching's blog.

Look for more information to come on The Soulkeepers official launch and contest, beginning Monday, March 21st.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Chapter One of The Soulkeepers

It's Soulkeepers week on G. P. Ching's blog, So, Write!  The Soulkeepers is already available on Kindle. Nook and paperback are coming soon. You can also listen to a collection of songs that helped fuel parts of the story, available now on her blog.

Here's the line up...

Monday - Chapter 1 available now!

Tuesday - The idea for The Soulkeepers - where did it come from?

Wednesday - Chapter 2

Thursday -Read about why The Soulkeepers is different than any other YA Paranormal you've read before.

Friday - Chapter 3

Saturday - Find out how you could win your choice of paperback or eBook and an iTunes gift card so that you can own the songs or any music of your choice!

Visit this week and find out more!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

DarkSide Presents: Dream Smashers Cover

Sixteen-year-old Autumn has spent her entire life worrying about others. Her ailing grandparents, her meth addicted mother, and a best friend who is always in trouble. She's attempted to worry less, to be carefree, without success.

Enter Evan, whose radiant attitude is an Autumn magnet. With Evan at her side, Autumn is able to let some of her worries go as they trudge through life's difficulties and fall for each other in the process.

Dream Smashers is  about a girl who no longer wants to care and a boy who cares enough for the both of them. It's a love story, but mostly, it's a story about rising above the dream smashers of the world.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

DarkSide Welcomes New Author Angela Carlie!

We’re on a roll when it comes to adding fabulous authors to our roster.

DarkSide Publishing’s newest author, Angela Carlie, will be releasing her young adult novel, Dream Smashers, in April, 2011, and a middle grade novel, Land of Corn Chips, this summer.

Angela’s writing went from being a hobby practiced when time allowed, into a passion driving her every day routine in 2008. Her work is often lined with dark elements and thought provoking situations that don’t necessarily punch readers in the face, but seep into their hearts. You’ll find a deeper meaning to every story.

Dream Smashers, a coming of age story with an edge, is her debut novel. She’s a member of Willamette Writers and the North Bank Workshop. She lives with her hubby and twelve-year-old son in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

You’re going to want to check out her website and follow her blog for upcoming announcements.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

DarkSide Presents: The Soulkeepers' Cover

G.P. Ching and DarkSide Publishing are excited to release the cover of The Soulkeepers, a YA paranormal novel. 

When fifteen-year-old Jacob Lau is pulled from the crumpled remains of his mother's car, no one can explain why he was driving or why the police can't find his mother's body. Made a ward of his uncle and thousands of miles from home, a beautiful and mysterious neighbor, Dr. Abigail Silva, offers to use her unique abilities to help him find his mom. In exchange, she requires Jacob to train as a Soulkeeper, a biologically gifted warrior charged with protecting human souls. He agrees to her demands, desperate for any clue to the mystery of his mother's disappearance. But soon Jacob finds himself trapped in a web of half-truths, and questions Dr. Silva's motives for helping him.

The Soulkeepers is being prepared for a Spring 2011 release. Please follow DarkSide Publishing and G.P. Ching for more exciting information. Be sure to add The Soulkeepers to your 'to-read' list on Goodreads to show your support.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DarkSide Welcomes New Author G.P. Ching!

DarkSide is proud to announce its third author, G.P. Ching! Her first novel, a YA Paranormal titled The Soulkeepers, is due out this spring.

G.P.'s writing has appeared in various print and electronic publications including Muse Literary Journal, Flashquake Literary Journal, Western New York Family Magazine, Everyday Fiction, YA Flash Death Match, Escape Into Life and is forthcoming in the 100 Stories for Queensland anthology. She is also a regular participant in the #Fridayflash community and a member of SCBWI. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and one very demanding guinea pig.

We are thrilled to have her join us. Be sure to check out her website, So, Write.  You'll love her as much as we do!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Anathema eBooks - Available for Purchase!!!!

Hey DarkSide readers - you can now pick up ecopies of Anathema by Megg Jensen on Amazon, for Kindle,  Barnes & Noble, for Nook, and Amazon/UK. The paperback copy will be available soon and once it is, get ready for an amazing contest!!!! Keep watching this blog for more details - you won't want to miss it!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Into the Shadows Giveaway - 4 Copies to Win

Please hop over to Kathy Habel's blog, I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, and enter to win one of 4 copies of Into the Shadows.  Be sure to check out the interview of author Karly Kirkpatrick as well.  You could win one paperback, or one of 3 ebook copies. Check out the blog for all the details. Thanks to Kathy for sponsoring the contestand good luck! Contest ends February 18th.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Introducing Our Amazing Designers

We want to introduce you to the  designers who have helped us make our logo and book covers.

If you haven't noticed, DarkSide has a new logo, courtesy of designer Chris Whigham. Chris runs Chris Whigham Marketing, a social marketing company which runs Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and blog accounts for companies. Chris is also a founder of the G10 Writer's Group and Solar Winds Publishing.

The cover for Into the Shadows was created by Carl Graves at Extended Imagery.

The covers for Anathema and Bloody Little Secrets were designed by Robin Ludwig Design, Inc.

We've had great success with all three designers. If you're interested in their work, please feel free to contact them or get in touch with us at DarkSide for more information.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

DarkSide Presents: Bloody Little Secrets' Cover

Karly Kirkpatrick and DarkSide Publishing are excited to release the cover of Bloody Little Secrets, a YA paranormal novel. Bloody Little Secrets is being prepared for an Spring 2011 release. Please follow DarkSide Publishing and Karly Kirkpatrick for more exciting information. Be sure to add Bloody Little Secrets to your 'to-read' list on Goodreads to show your support.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Book Trailer Release for Anathema

We're releasing the trailer for Anathema by Megg Jensen today. If you love YA fantasy, with elements of mystery and romance, be sure to check out this trailer. Her book will be released soon and as soon as we have a solid date, we'll announce it here at DarkSide.


Friday, January 14, 2011

DarkSide Presents - Anathema's Cover

Megg Jensen and DarkSide Publishing are excited to release the cover of Anathema, a YA fantasy novel.  Anathema is being prepared for an early 2011 release.  Please follow DarkSide Publishing and Megg Jensen for more exciting information.  Be sure to add Anathema to your 'to-read' list on Goodreads to show your support.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Welcome to the DarkSide

DarkSide Publishing has one goal - to provide you with quality ebook literature.  Our list of talented authors are working together out of the pure love of literature to make sure we produce our very best for you.  We are currently starting our list with young adult titles, but will leave room for expansion in the future.  Please browse the site and familiarize yourself with our authors and book titles.  Our ebooks are available in many formats including Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.  Some titles will also be available in paperback.  We will post information about our upcoming releases on the DarkSide Publishing blog, including covers, book trailers, and sneak peeks as well as interviews our authors participate in and reviews our books receive.

Again, we welcome you to the DarkSide and hope you'll stay awhile.