Friday, March 23, 2012

Blog Ring of Power: Interview with Darke Conteur

So when the Blog Ring of Power was starting off, not too long ago, I had an idea of who I would ask to come visit and tell us all about themselves.  I had to ask Darke as I've read her work, and yup, LOVE IT. I'm so happy she said yes! She's down to earth and a buddy of mine on AQC (there's that writers place again, hmmm I meet lots of people there... hint hint)  So with a fan squeal and no more delay I give you the first section of Darke Conteur's interview with The Blog Ring of Power.

About You

BRoP: How long have you been writing?

Darke:  Since I was seventeen, so close to twenty-seven years. Wow, that's a long time.

BRoP:  Tell us about your early works—what was the first thing you ever wrote?

Darke:  The first thing I ever wrote was a novel about a teenage girl who runs away and becomes popular. I know, horrible, but teenage angst was all I knew, 'cause I was a teenager. 

BRoP:  When did you first consider yourself a professional writer?

Darke:  To be honest, I don't. I suppose I could think of myself that way, but I don't feel like this is a job. Maybe that's why? 

BRoP:  What genre do you write?

Darke:  I love paranormal and science fiction, so that's what I write. I did write a short erotica piece that was published a few months back, but that was more of an experiment on my part. I'm still not sure if I'll write any more erotica in the future.

BRoP: If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?

Darke:  Probably an ...

BRoP:  Tell us about your route to success – how/when did you decide to self-publish? 

Darke:  I decided to self-publish this series simply because I knew how difficult selling a series is to agents. Plus, the first book The Watchtower, isn't very long. 

His first day of work wasn't what Martin Cunningham expected. A sultry boss, a classy receptionist, the drama-queen foreigner, and a painfully shy techie who prefers hiding to human interaction, was the oddest group of characters he'd ever met. When an assassination attempt is made against his new boss, Martin comes face to face with the stuff of nightmares. 

Now he and his new co-workers must race to prevent another attack, but where do they start? There's very little to go on, and the only solid piece of evidence escaped through the u-bend in the toilet. By the end of the day, Martin becomes one of the privileged few who really understands what lies in the shadows, and what it means to work in THE WATCHTOWER.  

Under the Cover of Wicca
Victims of ritual sacrifices are showing up in one graveyard, and sixteen-year-old sensitive Janet Weiss is the only witness the police have.

With Janet's safety in question, Jezryall enlists the help of Rowan, a Wiccan Priestess and old friend. When followers of dark magic kidnap Janet in a brazen daylight attack, Jezryall and her team make a stand against the continuing threat.

The balance between good and evil is being methodically destroyed, and Janet's unintentional witnessing of the latest ritual may not be by accident. Jezryall and her staff must rescue the teen and stop the culprits before the balance of power is tilted more in favour of evil.

Failure is not an option, or Janet's soul won't be the only one condemned to Hell. 

Thanks for stopping in Darke.  I hope everyone else enjoyed your visit as much as I have.  On behalf of myself and the other members or our Blog Ring of Power, thank you for your interview.

On Sunday April 1st only you can get Darke's books for free! Happy Birthday Darke, and thanks!

This is where you can haunt Darke for her next works. 

Facebook Author Page:!/pages/Darke-Conteur-Author-Storyteller/192111757487551

BRoP:  Is your book in print, ebook or both?

Darke:  Right now, both are only available as ebooks, but I am planning on doing print versions in the future.

E. M.: Thanks so much for taking the time to talk with us!

Darke:  Not a problem! It was fun!

For the next part of the interview check out Sandra's blog and follow Darke through the Blog Ring of Power.    

Don't forget to follow all next week as she will be stopping by Dean C Rich's blog, then to T. Bruce and finally to T.W. Fendly's blog.


  1. You know, I still don't know what job I would be doing if I couldn't write.

    Thanks guys. :)

  2. You're welcome. LOL
    I was wondering if you left that blank on purpose, or if you were planning to get back to it. ;)

  3. I really do love those covers - they're so beautiful!

    BTW, I totally don't believe you're as old as you claim, either!

    1. Re: my age. Heh, I turn 44 on the April 1, and no, it's not a joke. :P

    2. I'm with Terri, I don't believe it. :D

  4. I know! I still find myself staring at them. :D