Friday, February 3, 2012

When is Twist Coming Out?

This - by far - is the top question I get asked. I am VERY anxious to release the sequel to "Sterling", and it's exciting to see that others are too! Hopefully anyone who lands on this blog after doing a search will have a few answers.

I cannot set exact release dates. There are variables that can affect this, and it wouldn't be fair to anyone who was promised a date. This occurred just recently where things fell through with the first proofreader, so I had to put on my big girl panties and deal. It meant pushing things back from my anticipated January release. Yes, I'm as bummed as anyone about it. On the other hand, It's given me ample time to slow down, and work on a few things in real life, and the book, now that the hard editing is done.

What I can tell you is that I anticipate the release date to be in February, barring no unexpected catastrophes, meteor impacts, train wrecks, rabid dogs, spilled milk, or alien abductions. The very moment that my proofreader hands me back the script, I'm going to work my tail off to get it updated and ready to go.

But the good news is that time flies! Here we are, almost on Valentines Day. I have a book or two I need to catch up on reading myself, because it's going to start all over again once I get my hands on Book 3. It's hard work. Editing is not fun, and I've said this before. It's taking large chunks of your story and deciding what's good, what's not, and what needs major rewriting. It's especially hard when you've already written out the series, careful not to extract anything that will be important for the future book(s).

Thanks for all the great reviews! I've finally gotten an opportunity to read them now that the editing is completed, and it's so nice to see how many people enjoyed the book and want more. Not to mention the individual emails I've received (and thank you to those who told me they would pimp me out to all their

What have I been thinking about lately? Having my books in print - at some point. I would love to be able to hold a copy in my hand, and see my covers. That in itself is something that would require research and time - but I never let anything stop me once I set my mind to it. But it's on my radar. I've had nook readers reach out asking for availability, and that's on my radar, too. I'm excited about editing book three, and jumping ahead of book four, I've had ideas for a storyline behind a possible book five. I'm undecided if I'll write that as soon as I'm done with book four, or start publishing another one of my series. I'm excited to start something new, as well.

"Sterling" is still holding it's on on the top 100 charts on Amazon for its genre in the US, UK, Germany and France. Ah, so here's a bunch of links you might find useful!

Click on the links below for respective country





Ok, I don't do Twitter much, but any news on book release information will be tweeted, if you are a religious follower :)!/DannikaDark

And of course you can follow this blog by adding your name to the box on the left menu bar. For anyone who's sent me an email, my apologies if I've not responded. I probably don't check it as often as I could and it backed up on me.

That's a lot of info! But I have a lot of visitors who find me doing a search on the internet, so hopefully this list will provide you with a way to keep in touch with me. I don't bite.


EDIT 2/13/2012: "Twist" has been submitted for the final pass. They are scheduled to begin their proof review on the 15th. We're almost there!


  1. We can also find you on a great way to keep up with your series:) Love your worke

    1. Thanks for the link; I wasn't aware of this site, so I've added it to the post. :)