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AUDIO BOOKS ARE HERE!
narrated by Travis Baldree
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Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox – NOW AVAILABLE!
Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal – NOW AVAILABLE!
Tamiko and the Two Janitors – COMING SEPTEMBER 10!

Audio 01, 02, 03

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I’m collecting prompts for the fandom stories currently underway. Add to my options:

Mood Stripes | Savvy | Lord Mettlebright’s Man

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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!
TBA (Amaranthine Saga, #4) – scheduled for 2020

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) – October 4, 2019

Songs 01, 02, 03

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Mood Stripes 100: Heavy

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

Chapter 100: Heavy

Kagome pushed aside Sesshoumaru’s hair, baring his face to lamplight. Continue reading

Songs of the Amaranthine, #3

Songs of the Amaranthine is a collection of short stories set in Forthright’s Amaranthine universe. Before the Emergence, the clans were nothing more than whispers and mysteries and legends and lore. But every so often—in out-of-the-way places or shockingly close to home—an unsuspecting person stumbled into a fateful encounter with someone who was decidedly other. An eclectic collection, spanning continents and centuries. Tales of adventure, discovery, friendship, rescue, belonging, and love. Each short story stands alone and can be read in any order.

He had one job. Becoming a family pet wasn’t it.

Continue reading

Mood Stripes 099: Willing

Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this audacious adventure… especially for the one with a promise to keep. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Chapter 99: Willing

Inuyasha couldn’t resist adding, “Which ain’t likely. Continue reading

How is Kyrie pronounced?

He Needed a Name. Questions related to Kyrie have come up from three or four different people this week. That’s FAQ levels of inquiry, so I thought I’d do a blog post. Who knows, maybe you’ve been wondering about this, too. ::twinkle::

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They would give them a home and teach them how to be the best of all worlds. Starting with this little one, who needed them as much as he needed a name. An idea sparked, and Tsumiko started along the path again, aiming for the central courtyard. “I want to show you something.”

A stone archway spanned the broad entrance, and words were chiseled deep into the stone. Argent scanned the Latin and translated, “God Have Mercy.”

“Yes. Kyrie eleison … my favorite song and the school’s motto.  I thought Kyrie might make a good name for a child who needed mercy and found it.”

“Kyrie,” he said, testing the syllables.

Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1)

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Pronunciation. Kyrie’s name is properly pronounced with three syllables (KEE-ree-yay), which is the Latin word for “lord.” You can check out YouTube, where abundant recordings of Tsumiko’s favorite song are available. But since I’m ever and always a fangirl and Death Note‘s OST is memorable for its sonorous Latin choruses, I’ll link you there – Death Note Kyrie, Kyrie II And Kyrie Orchestra.

KEE-ree-yay

Origination. Some of you kindly flagged the above scene in order to correct my reference to Latin, pointing out that kyrie eleison is Greek. You are not wrong. But neither am I. (And this is where I start to sound like a total nerd, but not a defensive one. Because this stuff is really cool, but can be a little confusing.) Continue reading