Impeccable Beginnings


IY – Youkai Shitsuji by j-lianne

A show of hands! How many of you have reread Impeccable in advance of the release of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox? (It’s certainly not required. I’m just curious.) While it’s true that I borrowed some elements from Impeccable when I framed the first book in the Amaranthine Saga, the cast are no longer loaners from Rumiko Takahashi. I know you’ll spot parallels (because I intentionally translated certain elements into the Amaranthine universe), but I hope you’ll be able to see these characters for themselves.  (Most of all, I hope you’ll enjoy the story. That would please me greatly.)

For fun, let’s look at the first chapter of Impeccable, a fanfic I began back in 2009. It’s an AU (alternate universe) adventure I started after a fandom friend made a remark about raunchy slave!fics. ::twinkle:: Continue reading

How big is the book?

One question that’s coming up often enough to qualify as a FAQ is a matter of size. “How long will Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox be?” And on a related note, are the chapters drabble-length? (Hey, I do have a reputation in that department.)

And let’s face it… I posted pictures of physical copies, but they don’t offer much scale. For all you know, they could be itty-bitty … and hardly worth the price tag. Now, if you read the fine print on most book sale venues, they’ll give dimensions (some sites even list the weight), but that’s never stopped anyone from margin-abuse. ::nods wisely::

So! I have prepared a simple fandom-friendly framework to give you a better sense of size. (Photos included!) Wanna reassure yourself? Continue reading

Book Box!

Yesterday was one of those sit-on-your-hands, distract-self-with-manga kind of days. Because focus is non-existent when you have one eye on the clock and an ear tuned to the distant rumble of delivery trucks in the neighborhood. Because a box from the printer was due… with pre-release copies of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox.

The book box FINALLY arrived, but not until after dark. So I waited for daylight to take pictures. Wanna see? Continue reading

Sale Price!!!

I know I’m spamming your inboxes this morning, but you guys must be pre-ordering like crazy because Amazon has actually put Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox on sale! The nice thing about pre-ordering is that you always get the lowest price. So the upshot of all your purchases is … you’re all getting a price break! Nicely done, squee-buddies!

As of this morning, the book that retails at $16.99 can be had for $14.18. Good job!


Amaranthine Teasers

Since the print editions of Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox are turning up in virtual bookstores (like Amazon) with the availability to pre-order, I thought you might like to know a little more about what you’re getting into. So … here is the first of many Amaranthine Teasers as we count down to release day (2/22).

Pretteh. In my humble opinion, the print editions are quite fetching, thanks to many details in the design. We went for a classic vibe…

Interior Peeks, TOC

Petals. And there are flower petals strewn throughout the pages. Yep, that’s right. STREWN. (It’s not every day you get to break out vocabulary like that.) Behold, screen caps! Continue reading


I received a PM this morning on, letting me know that one of my fandom readers (you sweet thing, you!) had pre-ordered Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox. ::gasp:: A quick check shows that the print edition of the book is indeed available for pre-order on Amazon. (Digital isn’t showing up yet, but it should soon.) Pinch me!

Amaranthine Saga 01, Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox by FORTHRIGHT

Is it showing up internationally? How about other venues?