I haven’t been this nervous since the first time I clicked “Publish” on fanfiction.net. Seriously. I know this story is a good’un. I’m positively giddy to get it into your hands. It’s a very ME kind of adventure in all the best ways. But at the same time, I’m having all those silly qualms that come with starting something new.
(In the immortal words of Kagomaru) Erm…
Let’s you and me just pretend I’m all Brave and Brazen (and completely professional) so we can get down to business. Because I’ve created a world for you. It’s shiny and new, and it’s specially suited to my fandom friends. If you like my fics, you’ll probably enjoy this new series. In fact, if you’re passingly familiar with (or obsessively voracious about) my fanfiction … you are going to have So Much Fun guessing and second-guessing where forthy is headed next.
Introducing… the Amaranthine Saga, which is due (or doomed) to have seven volumes. Book 1 is just about ready for readers and will release this coming February. Some of you may have noticed that during NaNoWriMo 2017, I roughed in Books 3 and 4, so I have a decent head start (and a crazy writing schedule ahead of me).
Book #1: Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox is about a young woman who inherits a vast fortune, a secluded estate, and a butler who isn’t exactly human. Sound familiar? You know where I’m going with this, right?
Or dooo you? ::twinkle::
Let’s unveil the official summary:
Humanity is rocked by the Emergence of a people who call themselves the Amaranthine. They are our myths and legends come to life. Neither human nor animal, yet embracing qualities of both, the inhuman races inspire both awe and fear. Every newsfeed is clogged with updates about the peace process, but some places don’t concern themselves with worldly affairs. Like the girls’ school run by St. Midori’s of the Heavenly Lights, where Tsumiko Hajime grew up.
A letter from a long-lost aunt names Tsumiko heiress to an ancestral estate and its accompanying fortune. Only the legacy comes with an aloof heirloom: an inhuman butler. Argent has served the Hajime family for centuries, and Tsumiko must renew the generational bond or he’ll die. Argent hates her for the hold she has over him, but he craves her soul almost as much as he craves his freedom.
Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox
(Amaranthine Saga, #1)
Release Date: February 22, 2018
Okay, okay … I know what some of you are thinking. “The outrage! She’s just repackaging a fanfic. Like that’ll ever make it.” Well, I sorta did, but I mostly didn’t. I only borrowed the story elements I liked best. Then gave them a twist. Which is to say … Tsumiko’s adventure may have impeccable underpinnings, but it’s become something else. If anything, it’s an AU of my AU (the kind where you privately think the fanfic was really actually better than the original).
Yep. I’ll be tossing teasers and excerpts your way, and links once the book shows up on Goodreads, etc. And I’ll be looking for reviewers, book bloggers, squee-buddies, and the like to help get the word our. But more about that later.