October 4, 2009


Dakota Banks

Dark Time: Mortal Path Book One


Welcome Dakota! Thank you for coming.

Dakota will be giving away a signed copy of her book to TWO lucky commenters.

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Dark Time: Mortal Path Book One

What if a woman sold her soul to a demon and 300 years later wanted it back?

In the 17th century, a woman is ripped from her husband’s arms, thrown in jail, and then set afire as a witch. Saved from the flames by an ancient Sumerian demon, she becomes the Black Ghost, his Ageless assassin gifted with otherworldly skills and superbly trained in martial arts.

Centuries pass before Maliha Crayne finds a way out of the life she hates. If she achieves a balance between lives taken and lives saved, she’ll break the demon’s hold on her.


If she fails, she will suffer the demon’s torment … forever.



“Fans of the supernatural and dark fantasy will be intrigued by Maliha Crayne’s quest to save her soul.” – Publishers Weekly

“The premise for this new series is different and exciting. What if someone sold their soul, then wanted it back? With a kick-ass heroine who’s trying to get out of an unimaginably bad situation and tons of action, this is a terrific read.” – RT Book Reviews

“Dark Time is a novel to be savored for both its edge of suspense and the pure joy of its storytelling. Part immortal, all human, Maliha is a heroine who will leave readers breathless and craving more. Not to be missed!” – James Rollins

“Seductive, sophisticated, and imaginative, Dark Time has a multi-dimensional quality with beguiling concepts and a labyrinth of fast-paced suspense.” – Steve Berry

“Dark Time is a passionate, fascinating story packed with action and history.” – David Morrell

“A great concept and a fun read; an original story with just the right blend of action, suspense, mythology, and romance.” – Book Bitch


Release: July 28, 2009 – Available as mass market paperback, Kindle and other digital editions at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Booksense (IndieBound), HarperCollins, and generally widespread distribution to online and brick-and-mortar bookstores

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  • Archon SF/Fantasy Convention, Oct 2-4, 2009
  • World Mystery Convention (Bouchercon) Oct 15-18, 2009



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