2 of 7

If you haven’t run across this tidbit of information, let me restate it here. The Amaranthine Saga is slated to have seven books. (I planned that much—and named all the mikos—before I began writing the first book.)

Amaranthine Saga 1 and 2

I won’t mess with half books, so the main series won’t have a volume 0.5 or 3.5, but I’ll play around a little with my free “fanfic,” Lord Mettlebright’s Man, which may just plod along in the background of the whole series. The collection I’m calling Songs of the Amaranthine will contain stand-alone short stories that predate the Emergence.

Here we go again!

We knew it might happen. Having pre-ordered the print edition of Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal from Amazon myself, I know many of you just received a helpful update, letting you know that the book now has an anticipated delivery date of mid-December. This is out of my control.

Several Possible Options:

  • Hang tight, because you’re committed to “certified buyer” status!
  • Order the digital edition, so you can indulge in release day reading!
  • Bravely request a twinkly signed copy from the author!
  • Ask your local library to order a copy, because it’ll get it faster.
  • Any combination of the above.

Ordering books from me just became really real, because THIS was in my inbox this morning:

UPS Notification

Book Boxes. My authorial order from the printer (who is apparently quite busy at this time of year) is on its way and will arrive TOMORROW. My assembly line is ready to roll, and signed books will be bundled off to the post office Thursday morning.  Shipments in the US have been taking about a week, so expect your books by Thursday, October 25.

Having anticipated a recurrence of last spring’s debacle, I ordered plenty of books. Come one, come all. ::twinkle:: Details on how to request signed copies from me can be found under the SIGNED BOOKS tab >>

Book pictures tomorrow!


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!