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!

Squee Post for Pimiko


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!

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

  • Part 1 – begin at the beginning, shortly after the events of Bk1.
  • Part 2 – begin at Ch192 (3 N.S.), just before the beginning of Bk2.
  • Part 3 – begin at Ch325 (5 N.S.), around the same time Bk3 starts.
  • Part 4 – not there yet! (12 N.S.), leading up to the events of Bk4.

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Kimiko and the Cycle of Moons (Amaranthine Interludes, #2) – Readers have often asked for more of Kimi’s courtship of Quen. Their “grand cycle” is a tale I’m eager to tell. Once I reach my posted community goal over on Patreon, I’ll begin a serialized account that ranges from fittings in the seamstress’s workroom at the Starmark compound to the forming of fresh triads at New Saga High School. And of course, all the drama at Kikusawa Shrine: three sisters, twelve kisses, and the long-awaited stirring of a sleeping landmark. [forthright on Patreon – currently at 190 of 400 patrons – about 47%]

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Prompt Collection:
Savvy | Lord Mettlebright’s Man

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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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