The Latest


Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal
(Amaranthine Saga, #2) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Tamiko and the Two Janitors (Amaranthine Saga, #3) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Mikoto and the Reaver Village (Amaranthine Saga, #4) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Fumiko and the Finicky Nestmate (Amaranthine Saga, #5) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Pimiko and the Uncharted Island (Amaranthine Saga, #6) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Rhomiko and the Confirmed Bachelor (Amaranthine Saga, #7) – Autumn 2023


Marked by Stars (Songs of the Amaranthine, #1) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Followed by Thunder (Songs of the Amaranthine, #2) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Dragged through Hedgerows (Songs of the Amaranthine, #3) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Governed by Whimsy (Songs of the Amaranthine, #4) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Hemmed in Silver (Songs of the Amaranthine, #5) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Captured on Film (Songs of the Amaranthine, #6) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Bathed in Moonlight (Songs of the Amaranthine, #7) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Flattered by Flowers (Songs of the Amaranthine, #8) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Scribbled in Margins (Songs of the Amaranthine, #9) – NOW AVAILABLE!

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Lord Mettlebright’s Man (Amaranthine Interludes, #1) – June 4, 2023. Pre-order now!
Suuzu and the Nine Nippets of Legend (Amaranthine Interludes, #2) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Kimiko and the Cycle of Moons (Amaranthine Interludes, #3) – serialization begins this autumn!
Coop and the Elderbough Trackers (Amaranthine Interludes, #4) – serialization begins June 5!

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Lord Mettlebright’s Man (Amaranthine Interludes, #1)

Bard & Barbarian posts exclusively to Patreon. Now with serialized narration! Become a patron to read along.

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Kimiko and the Cycle of Moons (Amaranthine Interludes, #3)

With every kiss he accepts, her claim on him wins hearts the world over.
Readers have often asked for more of Kimiko Miyabe’s courtship of Eloquence Starmark. Their grand cycle is a tale I’ll be telling as a Patreon-exclusive serialization. Chapters will begin posting in Autumn 2023. Their story will range from the seamstress’s workroom at the Starmark compound to the forming of fresh triads at New Saga High School. And you can look forward to all the drama at Kikusawa Shrine: three sisters, twelve kisses, and the long-awaited stirring of a sleeping landmark. To follow along, become a patron! Cozy Fantasy. Slice-of-Life. Family. Courtship.

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14 thoughts on “The Latest

  1. So, I may have been so excited I accidentally read this as Mikoto and the Beaver VIllage, afterwhich I spent a good five minutes trying to imagine Amaranthine beavers before I realized my mistake.

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  2. Hello,

    Dont know where else to ask so here it goes. Will you be continuing ‘Unexpected’ on Not being demanding or anything, just need to quell my curiosity and also see if there’s any way to persuade you to finish it. It’s been my favorite for so long now.

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    • This is an excellent place to ask. And opportune timing, since I have recently added Unexpected to my writing schedule. I even announced it, though in a place where nobody knows to look for the little hints and rumors I enjoy generating.

      I recently secured a Ko-fi account, which I plan to use for fandom fun. Beginning next year (tentatively March 2021) I will host a monthly “event,” reminiscent of Drabble/Drawble Nights of old. And as a finale for the day, I’ll add a new chapter to Unexpected.

      Hmm. I should probably just turn this into a blog post. I’ll be quoting you! ::twinkle::


  3. Hi
    II have been enjoying all of your books very much. You are a wonderful writer. Would you consider including a character/cast list in your future books or perhaps on this website? I have read most of the books but sometimes I forget exactly who a character from a previous book is when they are mentioned in a current tale. I could not recall, for example, exactly who Inti was or how they had been captured by the rogue? Trying to go back through every book searching would delay and interrupt the current book so I just read on, but it would be nice to have a quick reference.

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