Welcome to the Darkside...

...join me, Akasha Savage, as I brave the deepest dungeons and scale the misty mountains to achieve my dream: to see my novel Bathory in print. I will take you by the hand and keep you beside me as I cross this uncharted territory...

...let us step into the moonlit darkness together...

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

For anyone who's interested - and even those of you who aren't - Bathory has gone up four positions in the YouWriteOn.com charts.

It is now at number 25!



  1. Cool. I'm singing the song, "moving on up." :)

  2. You know I've been tracking the success of Bathory on YouWriteOn.com ever since you first posted about it...This is really cool...
    The pages that I've read in the book there have kept me biting my nails with a oh-what-next enthusiasm...Brilliant!:)

    Congratulations! :)

  3. Well done! Can you post a link to your pages on YOUwriteOn, Please!

  4. Thanks Charles...now I'm singing it too! :D

    Erratic Thoughts ~ My first stalker! Thanks for the wonderful comments, they mean a lot. :)

    Jarmara ~ Mmmm, that's a good idea...not sure I know how to do that, but I'll give it a go!

  5. Congratulations!!!

    I went to youwriteon and read your excerpt. By the way, there is a search box there and I just typed Bathory and I got it.

    I must tell you how much I liked it. I found it incredibly suspenseful. The tension was constantly high through-out these fragments. I plan on reading them again so that I can figure out better how you achieve this.

    In the first prologue, it was certainly the general setting and the sense of something very evil awakening.

    In the second, the danger is palpable, even though the Countess is asleep... it's as if the horror of her past deeds makes her even more powerful. The presence of the child only increases the foreboding.

    Finally, while reading Chapter 1, I couldn't stop thinking about "the tall man with the dishevelled mess of white hair" from the prologue... Excellent!!!

    Bravo and best of luck!

  6. Vesper ~ So glad you liked it. I'm getting really positive reviews. The only downside is having to read and review others stories to get mine reviewed in turn. It's quite time consuming and uses up my already limited writing time, but if I leave it for more than a day my rating goes down and I am determined to get Bathory into the top ten! :D