Annathesa Nikola Darksbane

Goodreads Author


Born
in The United States
Website

Genre

Influences
Craig Schaefer, Jim Butcher, Patrick Rothfuss, Simon R. Green, Brandon ...more

Member Since
July 2015

URL


Annathesa Darksbane loves writing books her readers can't put down, which you may or may not have figured out already. As a storyteller with over twenty years experience and quite a few published titles, there's nothing she'd rather be doing, even though she's done everything from engineering to game creation and Aikido. When not writing, she loves studying martial arts, philosophy, psychology, and the future of cutting edge science.


If you want more thrilling, diverse urban fantasy, sci-fi, or fantasy, visit www.DarksbaneBooks.com for our upcoming releases—and nab some free books and short stories!

Popular Answered Questions

Annathesa Nikola Darksbane To risk sounding too much like Stephen King, it just comes to me. I've started a few stories from what comes to me in dreams, and probably about 60%…moreTo risk sounding too much like Stephen King, it just comes to me. I've started a few stories from what comes to me in dreams, and probably about 60% of our basic premises come from role-playing stories my wife and I have done, but most of the material in the books is original. That, or so heavily mutated from the original that it might as well be.

I'll be in the shower, or waiting in the car, or sitting in a waiting room, or walking, and I'll be thinking about my story (or not, sometimes I'll be thinking about something else completely) and BOOM. "Wouldn't it be cool if..." Or "you know, that's how to connect those two ideas" and off I go from there. The ideas just spill forth in a rush, sometimes faster than I can get them down (I'm not a very fast typist). Sometimes this will happen while I'm in the middle of writing, too, which can be almost annoying when I'm trying to write one scene and my brain is like "but you know what'll be REALLY cool? This scene that won't happen for six books!"(less)
Annathesa Nikola Darksbane My Dying Ashes series are all loosely based on the same thing - old roleplaying games and stories my wife and I shared. It's not the same, of course;…moreMy Dying Ashes series are all loosely based on the same thing - old roleplaying games and stories my wife and I shared. It's not the same, of course; I add characters (or remove them), change plotlines, alter events...and some of the books and shorts I create whole cloth. But the first spark still comes from the stories we told years ago, if sometimes heavily altered in the conversion to book format.
Several of my book ideas come from a similar source (I've been a storyteller for many more years than I've been a writer) but some of them are just from a random spark of inspiration, too. I'd say it's probably about 50/50 which is which.(less)
Average rating: 4.07 · 1,249 ratings · 132 reviews · 24 distinct works
Dead Girl's Ashes (Dying As...

by
4.01 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Blood Red Ashes (Dying Ashe...

by
4.38 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Destiny Abounds (Starlight ...

by
3.65 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Heart of Ashes (Dying Ashes...

by
4.38 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dreadful Ashes: A vampire d...

by
4.42 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2018
Rate this book
Clear rating
Call of Arcadia (Eternal Qu...

4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2018
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steel, Steam, & Sorcery (St...

4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steel, Steam, & Immortality...

4.10 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2016
Rate this book
Clear rating
Knight of Arcadia (Eternal ...

4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2018
Rate this book
Clear rating
Steel, Steam, & Spirits (St...

4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2017
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Annathesa Nikola Darksbane…
Quickly, Fezzik no time for a cool subtitle By Annathesa Nikola Darksbane Available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited. Get it today! Available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited. Get it today! Available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited. Get it today! Available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited. Get it today! Available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited. Get …

Quickly, Fezzik Read More »

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on January 03, 2019 10:34
Dead Girl's Ashes Blood Red Ashes Heart of Ashes Dreadful Ashes: A vampire d...
(4 books)
by
4.21 avg rating — 328 ratings

Destiny Abounds
(1 book)
by
3.68 avg rating — 87 ratings

Steel, Steam, & Immortality Steel, Steam, & Sorcery Steel, Steam, & Spirits Steel, Steam, & Bondage Steel, Steam, & Dragonfire
(5 books)
by
4.29 avg rating — 31 ratings

Call of Arcadia Knight of Arcadia
(2 books)
by
4.41 avg rating — 17 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Annathesa’s Recent Updates

Annathesa Nikola Darksbane wrote a new blog post
Quickly, Fezzik no time for a cool subtitle By Annathesa Nikola Darksbane Available on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited. Get it today! Available on Am... Read more of this blog post »
Annathesa Darksbane wants to read
Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs
Rate this book
Clear rating
Annathesa Darksbane wants to read
The Castle Doctrine by Craig Schaefer
Rate this book
Clear rating
Annathesa Darksbane rated a book really liked it
Bloody Claws by Winter Pennington
Rate this book
Clear rating
Annathesa Darksbane rated a book really liked it
Raven Mask by Winter Pennington
Rate this book
Clear rating
Raven Mask by Winter Pennington
Rate this book
Clear rating
Annathesa Darksbane rated a book really liked it
Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth by Simon R. Green
Rate this book
Clear rating
Annathesa Darksbane rated a book really liked it
Paths Not Taken by Simon R. Green
Rate this book
Clear rating
Annathesa Darksbane rated a book really liked it
Hex and the City by Simon R. Green
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Annathesa's books…
“with a seeping glitter of dark blood,”
Annathesa Nikola Darksbane, Dead Girl's Ashes

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Mostly Lesfic: A - Z Title Challenge - 2016 65 159 Jan 02, 2017 09:42AM  
Goodreads Librari...: Merging editions 2 12 Oct 22, 2018 09:31AM  



No comments have been added yet.