ART: Brotherhood

Found Family. Argent Mettlebright has become an advocate for the rights of all crossers, offering them a safe haven at Stately House. But dragon crossers command a special place in his regard, largely thanks to Kyrie.

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Every child of the Rogue, no matter how wretched the circumstances of their begetting, was a precious life. Yet they’d been born bereft. Orphaned. Unwanted. Exploited.
Tsumiko wanted them. And now that Kyrie knew, he was urgently, tenaciously insistent. The boy could not, would not leave them be. They were his kindred. No, Kyrie counted them even dearer. He wanted Argent to find his brothers and sisters. And to bring them home.

Pimiko and the Uncharted Island

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Keeping the full illustration under wraps, since I know some of you haven’t been able to finish Bk6 … and I do have an unholy dread of spoilers. But I did want to announce that this art (and an original story snippet) will be featured on December’s Quarterly Art Card for my patrons. More about my Patreon on this page >>

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here there be dragons (and spoilers)

Today and Tomorrow

November’s Patreon Mailing. I’m catching up with some behind-the-scenes stuff today, including addressing envelopes for November’s monthly mailing. Patrons beginning at the Sparkle Tier ($14/month) will receive these lovely 4×9″ cards, featuring “Bloom for You” art by FoxOfTwilight. If you like fun mail & would enjoy collecting story art, treat yourself!

Check out ALL the perks available at each tier over on my Patreon page >>


On the Mend. You may not have even missed me. (Hey, everyone’s usually pretty busy over a holiday weekend.) Still, it only seems polite to report. Our household has survived a second go-around with Covid & I should be fully clear in another few days. For the next little while, I’ll be catching up with behind-the-scenes stuff like emails & mailings. And I’m wildly restless since my writing’s basically been on hold for two weeks. The impending writing binge may consume all my attention for a few days. ::laugh:: Yes, I know that Lord Mettlebright’s Man and Bard & Barbarian need attention, plus I have a couple of story snippets to refine for December’s art card and January’s monthly mailing (for patrons). I’ll get to them! Thank you for your patience while I get back into the swing of things.

ART: The Doctor Will See You Now

Trulore Clinic. We’re a month past the release of Pimiko and the Uncharted Island, so I’m going to begin sharing some of the art FoxOfTwilight created for the book. To be extra-safe (so as not to spoiler those of you who haven’t been able to read), I’ll keep the full art under a cut.

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“There is a dragon.”
“I knew it!” Boon pounded against the barrier, dragging his claws over its unrelenting surface. “I knew I was close.”
“Yes, yes, yes. Argent wants them, too.” Inti wearily chanted, “Dragon, dragon, dragons.”

Pimiko and the Uncharted Island

here there be dragons (and spoilers)

LMM 536: Make Yourself at Home

Claimer: I do hereby claim all rights and responsibility for the characters in this series of vignettes because the Amaranthine Saga is mine. (Which means I should probably behave myself since anything I say or do could be taken as canon.) Indulge the lot of us, especially the one who works with children.

Make Yourself at Home


Last Call

With everything unfolding in tiny snippets, it’s probably difficult to tell, but Lord Mettlebright’s Man has begun quietly culminating. There’s one last time skip ahead, which will bring us into the events leading up to Bk4: Mikoto and the Reaver Village. I’m aiming to finish with 700 chapters, and there will be a Suuzu-centric bonus short story (set between Bk5 and Bk6) that I’ll include in the LMM print/audio editions. (It’ll count as an Amaranthine Interlude & also publish digitally as a stand-alone.)

So anyway … this is LAST CALL! If you’d like to help the story along by offering a little inspiration, head on over to the prompt post. For LMM, I accept single-word prompts (eg. pooch, pucker, paisley), common combos (Windsor knot, mani-pedi, soft yes), and all sorts of phrases, including (but not limited to) idioms, allusions, and brief quotes credited to anyone from Oscar Wilde to William Shakespeare. If you need inspiration, scroll through the pile of suggestions that have already been dropped off. I’ll fit in as many as I can before I bring Jacques’ story to a close.

Prompt Post for LMM >>