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SAGA

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) – Pre-Order!

SONGS

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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CURRENTLY UPDATING

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.

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, #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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ART: Marvelous Actors

5th Inktober = 4th Anniversary of Jacques-tober. (Okay, maybe I’m trying too hard to shoehorn a 4 into the festivities.) Are you ready for a whole month of daily updates for Lord Mettlebright’s Man? It’s a little early to begin (Jacques never has been much of a morning person), but Cat and Canary brought coffee and are quite willing to bolster their good friend in any way. (Ah, cats.)

Marvelous Actors | art by FoxOfTwilight

For those who may need a refresher, Cat & Canary (or more properly Canarian & Catalan Evernhold) are two of Deece’s “sexy older brothers.” Jacques met them back in Chapter 203: “Charmed, I’m Sure” of Lord Mettlebright’s Man. But of course, YOU first met them in Governed by Whimsy (Songs of the Amaranthine, #4), since they’re the founders of the acting troupe to which Ambrose belonged. If you’ve been reading ALL the things and paying attention to details, you’ll know that in the current LMM/SAGA timeline, Canarian still works closely with his uncle, Hisoka Twineshaft … and that he and Cat are quite cozy with Jacques. Sometimes. (Ah, cats.)

Note: There’s a whole chart to sort out Himeko Evernhold’s household, but here’s the short version:

::twinkle::

Author Signed Copies

Pimiko and the Uncharted Island. A partial delivery has arrived, and according to my courier’s emails, I should be receiving the balance of my book order on Monday! ::confetti toss:: In advance of Bk6’s impending release, I’m opening up for pre-orders of Pimiko and the Uncharted Island. The print editions you get from me come signed & stamped. I usually sneak in an enclosure or two (swag), and I only include the summary of the NEXT book in the back matter of the print edition. Worth? I hope you’ll think so!

Release Day: October 22, 2022

Regarding payments. This year, I changed my price by a couple of bucks. All the print books are now $27 (includes shipping in the US). I nudged the price up to help cover printing & shipping costs, plus taxes. Now! For this, that, and the other reason, I closed forthy’s PayPal account. Let’s just say it became redundant when they insisted on slapping my real name on everything. ::le sigh:: You can still use PayPal if that’s easiest, but you have to send funds to a different email address. It’s such a jumble, I’m going to have to ask y’all to simply email me with the basics. I’ll direct you from there.

always.forthright@gmail.com

The Basics:

  • Your Name
  • The Name/Nickname you want on the flyleaf
  • Your Mailing Address
  • Payment Method: Zelle, PayPal, Stripe, Amazon Gift Card

Backlist Inventory. Yes, I do have copies of all my other books onhand. (This includes the Galleries of Stone trilogy.) So if you want to order multiple titles, I’m equipped with various sizes of mailers and boxes. If you’re in the mood for a splurge, I gotchu.

Bookplates. I do have signed/numbered bookplates available. These are stickers that fit neatly over the bookplate on Pimiko’s flyleaf. (That’s why they’re all different shapes.) While I intended them to be an alternative for folks who buy my book elsewhere but still want to add a personal touch … many of you order them simply because you want ALL THE THINGS. To cover the cost of printing/postage, those are $3 for US sales, $4 for international.

More details can be found on the SIGNED BOOKS PAGE >>

Bard & Barbarian

Narrated Edition. Bard and Barbarian has been posting slow and steady over on my Patreon account. Reading along is great, but supporters on some tiers can now listen along. The story is being narrated by Travis Baldree. Ch39, “There’s a Trick to It” just went live for those in qualifying tiers. AND Ch35, “Nest and Swarm” has unlocked for the Twinkle and Sparkle tiers.

New narrated chapters will arrive every other Wednesday, which means … there’s always something more to look forward to! Learn more about my Patreon here >>