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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Helen of Sparta Summer Sale!



For the month of August, grab Helen of Sparta for just 1.99!
Don't forget to follow it up with By Helen's Hand, and/or prequel it up with Ariadne and the Beast and Tamer of Horses! If you recently read and loved Circe by Madeline Miller (I sure did!)--Helen should absolutely be on your TBR, too!

Things have been a little bit all over the place for me this summer, between family adventures and authorstuff. Publishing is such a strange beast. Sometimes it feels like you have a tiger by the tail. Sometimes you think you're on your way to the finish line only to get bounced back to start. But as long as I'm writing--I can't even tell you how much I love the writing.

This month, Newsletter Subscribers got a sneak peek of my most recent Mythic Bronze Age Work-in-Progress (I usually share a small snippet of whatever I've been working on that month at the end of every issue of the Amaliad). And I'm going to share the latest newsletter with you all here--to give you a taste of what you're missing if you haven't subscribed yet!

So Klikk Klikk get a peek at what I've been writing, and then make sure you subscribe so you don't miss out on future WiPpets!

I'm not sure yet when this one will be finished--or how long it'll end up being. It's definitely an epilogue to Helen of Sparta and By Helen's Hand, and doubly definitely takes on the Trojan War that I swore I would never write. But assuming I can keep it novella length, maybe I can get it out into the world sooner rather than later. Sooner being completely relative, of course. Because while I only have 6 outlined chapters left to go, it's something I've only been picking at on the side while I'm working on other projects, and there are contract things to negotiate too. So! We'll just have to see how it goes. And I'll of course let you know--one more reason to subscribe to the Amaliad, I suppose!

Happy Thor's Day!


Tamer of Horses Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Daughter of a Thousand Years A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
Amazon | Barnes&Noble | IndieBound

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ariadne and the Beast, Plus New Newsletter Subscriber Exclusive!

So I have some excitement to share after all!

Those of you who follow me on twitter and facebook or are keeping up with my Newsletter probably already saw, but I've got a short story release for you later this month: ARIADNE AND THE BEAST!

Pre-Order Now!

Previously only available to AMALIAD subscribers as an exclusive, my short story Ariadne and the Beast, the story of Ariadne, Theseus, and the Minotaur, is now available for pre-order on kindle! YAY! It's set about 30 years before the events of Helen of Sparta and you can grab it for just 1.99. Ariadne releases May 31st, because I love having extra excuses to celebrate my Thor's Days.

Due to its length (short story!) this is an e-only release. But I hope you'll enjoy it all the same!

AND.
Because this is no longer an exclusive goodie for AMALIAD subscribers, I'm giving you all a NEW exclusive in exchange--FOUR never before seen BY HELEN'S HAND chapters that were left on the cutting room floor! I'm calling this little bonus Not Quite Queen of Sparta, and it all fits into the final book somewhere between chapters 33 and 38. They'll be available to all new subscribers going forward AND if you're a current subscriber, the link went out to you today, so check your inbox and happy reading!!

Finally, for those of you not stalking my twitter feed, I watched Troy: Fall of a City and livetweeted it for your entertainment and my... um. well. displeasure? My thoughts and feelings begin here:


I have a few. More than a few. Lots of feelings guys. LOTS. And shut up I know I said I would never write the Trojan War but after that showing...

Well, let's just say I maaaaaaaaaay have changed my mind. Amaliad subscribers will likely learn about what may or may not be coming down the pipe FIRST, and also get sneak peeks behind the curtain of the drafting in process, so if you haven't subscribed and you love my Bronze Age brand--there's really no better time than now!



Tamer of Horses Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Daughter of a Thousand Years A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
Amazon | Barnes&Noble | IndieBound

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Quick Update

Hi, I'm still here.

Yes, one day, I DO still want to write an Antiope and Theseus book. (And a book about Aethra. And a Heracles adventure. And more Polypoetes. And and and!)

No, I'm not writing it right now. (Sadface! Extreme Sadface!)

If you aren't subscribed to The Amaliad to stay up to date on my authorial adventures, you definitely should be! I always include any current sales in my newsletter and Lake Union has sales and promotions for my Helen books and DAUGHTER pretty regularly! Plus you'll hear about new projects there first, too. And! There are giveaways! And Subscriber Exclusive bonuses!

I'm currently catching up on Amalia Dillin projects that fell by the wayside while I was under deadline doing Amalia Carosella work, so you can check out my blog over there, too, for updates if you are morally opposed to newsletters. The biggest thing is that I'm devoting 2018 to writing Orc3 for my Orc Saga fans, and they've been waiting a long time because burnout so I'm trying to keep my focus there now that I have reclaimed my joy in writing again. And once that's done, I'm going to just write for the love of it wherever the creative winds take me, for myself, and try to not let the stress of publishing grind me into dust.

That said, if you loved DAUGHTER OF A THOUSAND YEARS, consider crossing over to my Amalia Dillin Fate of the Gods trilogy! FORGED BY FATE is a triple timeline, historical and contemporary fantasy timeslip, heavy on the mythic, and follows Thor, Adam, and Eve (yes, that Adam and Eve) from Creation into the present.

And of course don't forget to grab A SEA OF SORROW: A NOVEL OF ODYSSEUS, my H-Team adventure! It really is The Odyssey as you've never read it before, and I do not use that expression lightly because it makes me roll my eyes right out of my head whenever someone says it to me.

What else?

Hm. I think that's about it for the moment on my historical fiction side. I hope you'll stay tuned for whatever comes next, be it hist fic or contemporary romance or mythic fantasy, as Amalia Carosella or Amalia Dillin. And in the meantime, thanks so much for reading!!!



Tamer of Horses Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Daughter of a Thousand Years A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
Amazon | Barnes&Noble | IndieBound