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FANDOM FARE

Mood Stripes – In the aftermath of the Final Battle, the victors lick their wounds and look ahead. However, a misspent wish on the Shikon-no-Tama changes minds, hearts, fates… and colors. [Canon Divergence, S/K, Hurt/Comfort, Romance]
Savvy – Due for new chapters once publishing deadlines allow. [AU, Kouga x Kagome]

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ORIGINAL WORK

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1) – NOW AVAILABLE!
Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal
(Amaranthine Saga, #2) – PRE-ORDER!

Cover Reveal 10.29.18

Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal will release October 22, 2018
Marked by Stars (Songs of the Amaranthine, #1) will release December 4, 2018

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LMM 14: Like a Kitten in a Tree

Lord Mettlebright’s Man

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 for the one who’s chafing.

Chapter Fourteen: Like a Kitten in a Tree

Deece sent Minx off, then Continue reading

Blurb-My-Book Challenge

Let’s do something fun. All this week, leading up to the release of Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal on Monday, October 22, I’m running what may be the silliest challenge ever. You know what a book blurb is, right? It’s a line or two of praise that appears on a book cover, usually by someone with a claim to fame. I’m inviting you to blurb Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox.

Blurb My Book

What I need from you:

  • Say your piece. What did you think? How did you feel? Why are you giving your seal of approval? Be punchy! Be pithy! Be you!
  • Choose wisely. What name/penname/pseudonym do you want to use? Because you’re going to show off this book cover, right?
  • Byline, please! Promote your fandom fic, your comic, your book, your blog. Or choose your claim to fame, your quirk, your reason for reading. Be bold! Be brash! Be you!

Comment below or email me (I’m at always[dot]forthright[at]gmail[dot]com), and I’ll create a book cover emblazoned with your blurb! Just for fun, but also for sharing. Because a little buzz is good right before a book releases. ::twinkle::

Deadline for participation: Monday, October 22, 2018 (release day for Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal)

As always… Be nice! Play fair! Have fun!

LMM 13: Feline of Few Words

Lord Mettlebright’s Man

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 rarely speaks, even in speaking form.

Chapter Thirteen: Feline of Few Words

Jacques hadn’t climbed a tree since his tomboy days, Continue reading

Hisoka Mug

I am working on packing labels today, under the oversight of a mug I found last weekend, which I immediately dubbed my Hisoka mug. Mint tea may happen. Serenity shall abound.

Hisoka Presides

**If you, too, need a kitty mug in your life, raid the nearest Pier 1.

LMM 12: In the Winter Garden

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 has a rival.

Chapter Twelve: In the Winter Garden

“Kidnapping’s a crime, you know.” Continue reading

Mood Stripes 067: Crowned

Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the ones who share a connection. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 67: Crowned

The whisper of connection reminded Kagome of a jewel shard’s pull. Continue reading

LMM 11: Focal Point

Lord Mettlebright’s Man

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 Tsumiko’s favorite uncle.

Chapter Eleven: Focal Point

“Back up a few steps,” Ginkgo ordered gruffly.   Continue reading

LMM 10: This Same Dread

Lord Mettlebright’s Man

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 was a right little tyrant.

Chapter Ten: This Same Dread

“I know how Kyrie came to us,” said Gingko. Continue reading

Review Challenge – Winners

Twinkle Pens! This week gave me the breathing room necessary to take care of the stray tasks that pile up during the final stages of book production.  To those who participated in the Review Challenge I hosted last June for Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox … thank you! I put your names in a hat and drew the grand prize winner, who will receive a signed copy of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox, and three winners of the amazingly apt Twinkle Pens from my local Japanese variety store.

Twinkle Pen Prizes 3


Grand Prize
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