The Queen and her Brook Horse, An Orc Saga Novella, Book 2.5, is here to tide you over until Orc3!
Enduring Fate, a new Fate of the Gods novella, is available now! And Concealing Fate is also available now in ebook and paperback!
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Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day from Kate and Sully! (Playing to Win Cover Reveal!)

I'm thrilled to share with you the cover art for my VERY FIRST contemporary romance/romantic comedy--the first in an all new series by what will become my THIRD pen name, Amalia Theresa!!

ARE YOU READY?!?!?! (I have been DYING to share this with you for AGES.)


And the back cover copy, too, of course!!

When dating is a lottery, you have to play to win.

Best friends since Freshman year at Midwestern State University, Sully and Kate have been playing, and losing, the dating game for four long years, comparing notes along the way. Kate is sure that personality trumps all, and Sully refuses to settle for anything less than perfect chemistry, but they’re both determined to find The One. Finally, after graduation, it looks like they might have landed their winning tickets—there’s just one problem: it turns out, after years living as strictly platonic roommates, sparks have begun to fly at home.

But Kate needs her best friend—Sully is the only safety net she has left. Add in the stress of figuring out her life plan post-college, a hot mess of a family situation threatening to suck her back in, and the fear of not living up to Sully’s super high bar for sexual chemistry, and feelings or not, kissing that frog might be too big of a risk.

Either way, the rules of the game they’ve been playing have changed. And Kate and Sully are rapidly approaching a crisis their friendship might not survive. Not unless they’re willing to go all in.

For fans of Christina Lauren's Wild Nights, and Cora Carmack's Rusk University series, Playing to Win is the first book in an all new, scorchingly hot romantic comedy series from the author of Daughter of a Thousand Years and From Asgard, With Love.
The best part???

Playing to Win is coming to you MARCH 12th!!! And it's available for kindle Pre-Order RIGHT NOW. And on Goodreads, too, of course, if you want to remind yourself to read it that way, instead! And, in March, keep an eye out, because there absolutely will be a paperback edition, and I'm super proud of how it came out, so if print is your preference, I've got you covered, don't worry!

But really, really, really, the sexiness of this book cannot be overstated so consider this your warning and my disclaimer (I'm looking at you family!) There's a reason I created a third pen name for these titles, and it was NOT for my health and mental well-being. (I probably need to make a third website don't I, at least to point to this one if nothing else, what did I doooooo.)

You should also know that the reason I am finally moving forward with these books is because of my Great Aunt Lottie. I've felt her hand on my shoulder since she passed away, pushing me to get these out into the world, and so I'm taking that encouragement and running with it. Cheers, Aunt Lottie!!


OH, and one last thing: you can also get a jump on marking Playing to Win #2 to-read on goodreads--it's got a very minimalist listing already, too, and if I do my job right, the pre-order link for book two will be in the back of book one, so hopefully you'll be able to get right on board there if, after you've read it, you love Kate and Sully's story as much as I do.


Lest you think I am not crediting my designer, this cover was designed by me!

Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Facets of Fate Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
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Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019 Releases

In case you missed anything, here's a complete list (with links!) of all my 2019 releases--a couple are Patreon exclusive, and while I've included a direct link, you'll still have to become a patron (for as little as a dollar a month) to get access!

Novels/Novellas

From Asgard, With Love (Wide Release Links; Amazon)

Faults of Fate (Paperback Collection)

By Amalia Carosella
The Siren's Song (Author's Edition)


Short Stories

Frost Bitten, Twice Shy (Wide Release Links; Kindle)
Favor of God (Wide Release Links; Kindle)
The Rule of Fate (Patreon Exclusive)
Refuge (Patreon Exclusive)

And currently releasing on Patreon in a serialized form:




I think that about covers it!

(Get it? Covers???? ahaha.)

Wishing you all a fabulous 2020!


Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Facets of Fate Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
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Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Son of Zeus: Pirithous on Patreon!

If you're all caught up on your Fate of the Gods reading (or Fate of the Gods isn't your thing) I've got something new for you, too! Your favorite secondary character from HELEN OF SPARTA, and leading man in TAMER OF HORSES, Pirithous is BACK in a new modern day adventure--ONLY on Patreon!


Chapter One and Chapter Two are FREE to read if you want to see what it's all about, but Chapter Three and onward are available to patrons ONLY!

For just a dollar a month, you can read along, each chapter (between 4-7 a month) delivered directly to your inbox. For five dollars a month, you'll get mobi/epub files of each month's chapters, too! (And at all levels, access to past patron exclusive content, too!)

Seven months of Pirithous in the modern world begins now! I hope you'll join us (and him) on this newest adventure!!

More details in the Cover Copy:

Pirithous is back!
But after 3000 years trapped in Hades,
what does he have left to live for?

Pirithous, son of Zeus, stumbles out of the Underworld into Upstate New York, a land nothing like the one he left behind so long ago. The price of his freedom: revive the worship of his gods and build Persephone a temple for her help in his escape. But the world is so changed, Pirithous, once a wealthy and honored king, doesn't know where to begin.

Raised in a strict Greek Orthodox family, Thalia has always been something of a wild child. Wild enough to pick up an attractive man off the side of the road in exchange for his help, no questions asked. When he claims he's a son of Zeus, she gives him the benefit of the doubt. But Pirithous is more pirate than anything else, and an interstate road sign isn't the only thing he's happy to steal...

Hunted by centaurs sent by Hades himself, Pirithous is a danger to more than the woman who’s taken him in, and even for love and the help he needs to repay his debts, it's hard to justify the risk. Pirithous must find a way to work around the threat of his gods and the complications of the modern world to become the man and the hero Thalia deserves. Unless he’d prefer to return to the Underworld--and this time, there’s no coming back.

A fan-favorite hero in Helen of Sparta and Tamer of Horses, Pirithous returns for another adventure, this time set in the world you know.


Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Facets of Fate Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
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Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Concealing Fate has arrived! Faults of Fate is coming soon!

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So I missed Concealing Fate's release day but it's here! For Kindle and in Paperback, if that is your jam! Huzzah!

I'm pretty excited about this one, and I loved writing it, so I hope you'll enjoy reading it, too. And displaying it on your bookshelf, maybe, because I know I will be!

Anyway, the real impetus of this blogpost is that I wanted to offer some notes regarding the reading order now that there are I don't even know how many novellas in this series--5? Yeah. Maybe that's getting a smidge out of hand but I offer no apology because playing with this series and in this sandbox and with these characters is too much fun and I refuse to give it up, like it or lump it!

*cough*
Reading Order. Right.

So, Concealing Fate is technically a prequel to the present timeline of Forged by Fate, the first book in the Fate of the Gods trilogy. (And we've discussed how the present timeline is maybe not as present day as it could be at this point, but such is life and the lag between writing of publishing.) And if you're NEW to my Fate of the Gods trilogy, I would definitely say, go ahead and read Concealing Fate first!! It will give you a little bit more grounding for the relationship that you are dumped into the middle of in Forged by Fate's opening chapters, and a little bit more insight into the character of Garrit DeLeon--and getting the chance to write half of Concealing Fate from his point of view was at least 50% of the appeal of writing this novella at all.

BUT.

If you've already read the main trilogy, I think it makes more sense to read Enduring Fate first, before Concealing Fate, because as a PAIR, chronologically, that's how they work. The events of Enduring Fate take place in the life just before Eve's Present Timeline--and having that past fresh in your reader mind going into Concealing Fate gives added context for the choices she makes in how she engages with Garrit.

NB to New Readers: If you have not read Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods #2), Enduring Fate will spoil it!

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Which brings me to Faults of Fate, the forthcoming novella paperback collection.

I'm assuming that those of you who are buying Faults of Fate are long time fans and readers. So I collected these two novellas in chronological order rather than New-Reader Reading Order. Enduring Fate, followed by a bonus scene that is kind of a peek at what inspired its events--which might otherwise feel spoilerish if read beforehand--and then Concealing Fate, which will lead you back into Forged by Fate, if you're that kind of re-reader (I know I am.)

It's quirky and weird, I know, and the way the timelines are all interwoven, it makes the reading order a little more dodgy than another series might be, but such is the nature of this particular beast, and I hope you'll all keep following along anyway, because it's been a wild, wonderful ride, and I don't think I'm done yet.

In Conclusion, a New Reader Reading Order:
    ↬ Concealing Fate (Prequel Novella, collected in Faults of Fate)
1) Forged by Fate
    ↪ Tempting Fate (collected in Facets of Fate)
2) Fate Forgotten
    ↪ Taming Fate (collected in Facets of Fate)
    ↪ Enduring Fate (collected in Faults of Fate)
3) Beyond Fate
    ↪ Finding Fate (Epilogue Novella, exclusively available in Facets of Fate, the first Fate of the Gods Collection.)
NB: you can buy Concealing Fate and Enduring Fate independently for kindle. At this time, I have no plans to make Faults of Fate a digital release--and it will be the only paperback edition of Enduring Fate I put out. If you'd like to read the bonus scene that is available in Faults of Fate's paperback, it's on Patreon, and it will only cost you a dollar a month to access it, PLUS you'll get to read a bunch of other fun stuff, too.

And for those of you RETURNING after already reading the primary trilogy:
1) Forged by Fate
2) Fate Forgotten
3) Beyond Fate
4) Facets of Fate (the first Fate of the Gods Novella Collection)
    ↪ Tempting Fate (Mia and Adam, Present Timeline)
    ↪ Taming Fate (Ryam DeLeon and Eve, 15th Century)
    ↪ Finding Fate (Marcus, Near Future Epilogue)
5) Faults of Fate (the forthcoming PAPERBACK Fate of the Gods Novella Collection)
    ↪ Enduring Fate (Eve and Thor, 1914-1920)
    ↪ Concealing Fate (Garrit DeLeon and Eve, Present Timeline Prequel)
Questions or Comments? Hit me up below! Or via email, even, I'm happy to chat!



Forged by Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1) Tempting Fate (Fate of the Gods, #1.5) Fate Forgotten (Fate of the Gods, #2) Taming Fate (Fate of the Gods, #2.5) Beyond Fate (Fate of the Gods, #3) Facets of Fate Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) Postcards from Asgard
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Helen of Sparta By Helen's Hand Tamer of Horses Daughter of a Thousand Years A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
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