ART: Samesies

Countdown. We’re one month away from the release of Pimiko and the Uncharted Island, so I’m doing a character reveal. Here’s a teaser. Full illustration is under a cut in case you DON’T want to know anything more before you get to read the book. ::twinkle::

Pim Moonprowl, the titular character for Book 6, is an American actress. But you knew that already. Or did you? Pim has been around for a while. In fact, she was first mentioned in Bk3: 

A commercial was running for some new drama in the fall line-up. The old man kept it muted, but his gaze never left the screen. He was long and lean like the other Armstrongs she knew, but his hair was pure white, and his blue eyes were partially obscured by reading glasses.
“You see that?” he asked.
She shook her head in confusion, then realized he wasn’t looking. “No, sir?”
He pointed with the remote. “Pim Moonprowl. First openly Amaranthine actress on primetime. Get this … she plays a wolf.”
Melissa stared blankly at the clip. The actress was clearly meant to be part of a team of investigators. A tracker with bare feet and baubles at her throat and ankles, clad in a form-fitting corset and a furry miniskirt the same color as her tail.
“Ever seen the like?” he demanded.
“She’s very beautiful,” Melissa managed as she watched that tail flick and curl.
The old man gave her a disappointed look, then harrumphed. “She’s very feline.”
Uncle Abel asked, “Does it really matter? Rivven all look the same to me.”
“Next time you ask for a puppy, you’re getting a kitten,” groused the senior Mr. Reaverson.

Tamiko and the Two Janitors
Amaranthine Saga, #3

::twinkle::

Books Ordered

Pimiko and the Uncharted Island. All of the final checks are done with my printer, and I’ve ordered book boxes! They should arrive in plenty of time. If you’re interested in purchasing author-signed books from me, I’ll begin taking pre-orders on October 1.

Release Day: October 22, 2022

Pre-orders should begin showing up in all online bookstores within the next week or two. (Digital editions might already be there. Probably.) Ah, this is so exciting! :: confetti toss ::

Typesetting Complete!

Good Progress. I wrapped up the typesetting for Bk6: Pimiko and the Uncharted Island, so it’ll be off to the printer next. Here’s a screencap of one of the early pages, because if you want to brush up on the Saga & Songs, now’s a good time to begin. ::twinkle::

Pimiko and the Uncharted Island
Release Date: October 22, 2022

You can pre-order the digital edition now on Amazon >>

Narration of Pimiko

Scant 2 Hours. If you’re planning to drop by Travis Baldree’s Discord server, Cryptid Audio, to get an early listen of the beginning of Pimiko and the Uncharted Island, he’ll begin around 8:30 am (Pacific). I’m already hanging out in the listener’s lounge, so come on over & join at any time. (Is anyone else on edge? Just me? Okay, then.)

Narration

Audio Book. Travis Baldree will begin narration for the audio edition of Pimiko and the Uncharted Island this week. It’s looking like a Wednesday start, so if you want to listen in, you’ll need to join his Discord server. Book 6 is also currently available for pre-order (digital edition, Amazon/Kindle version). Release Day is October 22, 2022.

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P.S. “Hearth slippers” were first referenced in Governed by Whimsy (Songs of the Amaranthine, #4). They’re definitely a thing for the feline clans, but most especially for hearthcats. ::solemn wink::

Pre-Order Available

Pimiko and the Uncharted Island (Amaranthine Saga, #6) will be releasing October 22, 2022, and the digital edition just become available for pre-order on Amazon.

He leads an elite taskforce.
She did, too. On television. 

After the finale of her dazzlingly successful television drama, Pim Moonprowl packs her bags and books passage to a secretive resort that makes alluring claims. She’ll pay anything, promise anything, do anything to find out if they’re true. On an island that’s not on maps, Pim encounters a silver-tongued doctor, a kindred soul, a caged star, and a clever monkey. This is her big chance to put into practice the skills she gained from eight seasons on an elite taskforce.

Boon can almost taste his prey, he’s that close. If only he hadn’t run up against a barrier in the middle of the ocean. He puts out a call and calls in a favor. There’s a plan in place, and reinforcements are en route, but Boon is restless to run the Rogue to ground. Taking a risk—definitely his style—lands him with a couple of responsibilities he really didn’t need, and both of them are female.

Release Date: October 22, 2022
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Cover Reveal

Pimiko and the Uncharted Island. Many of you already know the name of the next book in the Amaranthine Saga. It’s become tradition to include the title at the back of my ebooks … and to include both the title and summary in print editions. As an added bonus, those who order signed copies always receive swag that offers a full-color sneak peek of the next book cover. Let’s make this official!

He leads an elite taskforce. She did, too. On television.  

After the finale of her dazzlingly successful television drama, Pim Moonprowl packs her bags and books passage to a secretive resort that makes alluring claims. She’ll pay anything, promise anything, do anything to find out if they’re true. On an island that’s not on maps, Pim encounters a silver-tongued doctor, a kindred soul, a caged star, and a clever monkey. This is her big chance to put into practice the skills she gained from eight seasons on an elite taskforce.

Boon can almost taste his prey, he’s that close. If only he hadn’t run up against a barrier in the middle of the ocean. He puts out a call and calls in a favor. There’s a plan in place, and reinforcements are en route, but Boon is restless to run the Rogue to ground. Taking a risk—definitely his style—lands him with a couple of responsibilities he really didn’t need, and both of them are female.

COMING IN AUTUMN 2022

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