If you use BookBub to find out about ebook sales in your preferred reading genres, you can now follow me there. I’ve been subscribing to their deals for AGES, but I just set up an author profile. Check it out >>  You’ll be alerted to sales on my titles, and you’ll know if I recommend a book.

Speaking of sales, Amazon has made Kimiko and the Accidental Proposal a monthly deal for June. You can nab it for just $ .99 in the US and Canadian storefronts. Who would you recommend it to?

The Latest


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) – NOW AVAILABLE!

Squee Post for Pimiko


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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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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Governed on Goodreads

Governed by Whimsy has now been added to the Songs of the Amaranthine series page on Goodreads (thanks, Goodreads librarians!), so you can add it to your shelves. Again, this ISBN/edition is the solo digital edition. When the anthology comes out, it’ll have a different designator, and the (oh, so clever) title will be … Governed by Whimsy: The Anthology.

Governed by Whimsy_coming to kindle

If you’re not already following me on Goodreads, it’s a great way to keep up with whatever’s going on: book giveaways, new titles, release dates, etc.

4 Days

Full Spread. I have a dwindling pile of spoiler-free promotional oddments, but I’m saving back a bunch of quotes and character introductions and discussion posts until after release day. (Mostly because I’ve always preferred to let a story tell itself.) So with the countdown hitting four days, I’ll stick to safe territory. For instance, here’s what the full spread of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox‘s cover looks like:

Full Spread, 01 Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox

On a related note, here’s the social media spread. Have you variously friended and followed me in the places I’m active? Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2017


Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo this year? I’m officially logged in as … well, as me. Want to buddy up? I’ll be blitzing through the third book in the original series I keep mentioning. (Because the first is nearly ready for release, and the second has already been roughed in.) I make a decent cheerleader, and I’m always up for some word sprints! ::twinkle::

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