The Queen and her Brook Horse, An Orc Saga Novella, Book 2.5, is coming soon!
Facets of Fate, a Fate of the Gods novella and short story collection, is available now in print and ebook!
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Friday, October 30, 2015

3rd Annual #NameThatButt: Round 4.5

If you haven't, be sure you head over to blog.amaliacarosella.com to Name That Book from the bonus quote -- and if you need a refresh of the rules, Klikk here!

And now, the buttside you've been waiting for:

(with special thanks to Tommi Lou Carosella
who provided the fabulous buttshots of this work --
please don't reuse without permission.)

And a final clue:

Beware this butt's pine-cone tipped wand. (No, that's not a euphemism. [OR IS IT?! {wikipedia suggests that it might be}])

If you can guess the artist, title, and subject of the piece, along with the book I quoted from on that other Amalia's blog, you can still get a total of 5 points for this round of butt-naming! I believe in you!



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)
Postcards from Asgard * Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) * Helen of Sparta
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

3rd Annual #NameThatButt: Round 4

First: your Round 3 reveal!
Mercury!



And now for this week's Round 4 Butt:


And your clues:


  1. This butt is particularly fond of REVELRY.
  2. The backside in question ages like a fiiiiine wine
  3. That was a questionably punny clue but I am leaving it because for real you guys have got this: Wine and Revelery, go!

Refresh yourself regarding the RULES if you need to, and/or Drop your Guesses in the Comments!

And don't forget tune in to blog.amaliacarosella.com tomorrow for a fabulous BONUS QUOTE, and Name that Book, as well!



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)
Postcards from Asgard * Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) * Helen of Sparta
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Friday, October 23, 2015

3rd Annual #NAMEthatBUTT: Round 3.5!

(Not sure about the rules? Klikky Klikky!)

Sorry I'm late!
Here's the full behindside for your perusal and guessing pleasure! (And don't forget to hit up blog.amaliacarosella.com to Name That Book as well!)


Final clue:

This butt's symbolic staff is associated with the field of medicine, these days!

If you can guess the artist, title, and subject of the piece, along with the book I quoted from on that other Amalia's blog, you can still get a total of 5 points for this round of butt-naming!

(And don't forget to grab your copy of BLOOD OF THE QUEEN, released this week!)



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)
Postcards from Asgard * Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) * Helen of Sparta
Buy Now:
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Release Day for BLOOD OF THE QUEEN!

Interrupting your non-stop #NAMEthatBUTT adventures for a brief announcement: YESTERDAY was release day for Blood of the Queen, book two in the Orc Saga!

To celebrate, HONOR AMONG ORCS is *Free!* for a very limited time! So if you've hesitated to jump into the adventures of Arianna and Bolthorn -- now's your chance to get two books for the price of one!

Need a little bit more Info? Here's the back cover copy for BLOOD OF THE QUEEN:

Less Beauty and the Beast and more Tolkien, this second Orc Saga adventure will force Arianna and Bolthorn to overcome their greatest fears, with the life of their unborn child and the safety of their world hanging in the balance.

Princess Arianna never wanted to return to her human kingdom of Gautar. Not after she helped murder her abusive father to escape. Not since the orc Bolthorn defied death and tradition to make her his wife. And though the coldest days of winter are behind them, Arianna is still recovering the strength she needs to bring their half-orc child safely into the world.

The Ancestors, however, have other plans. Bolthorn's kin disappeared through the mountain passage to Gautar months ago and Arianna won’t abandon any orc to the cruel mercy of her father’s people. Just as worrisome, Arianna’s sister is trapped within the castle, a pawn and plaything of the new king.

But there is power at work in Gautar that even the Ancestors fear. Power and magic that a princess and an orc cannot hope to conquer alone. Hiding their expedition from human eyes would be difficult enough, but the growing dangers they face across the mountain threaten to destroy not just the human kingdoms, but the safety and freedom of the orcs, as well.
And of course you can learn more by clicking on the Orc Saga tab above, too!


ALSO, if you're a fan of the series, or Fate of the Gods, or even HELEN OF SPARTA, I'll be at WORLD FANTASY CON this year in Saratoga Springs, NY (Nov. 5-8) and participating in an author event/signing at the bookstore Flights of Fantasy immediately post-con, on Sunday November 8th, at 6pm! I hope I'll see some of you there!


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)
Postcards from Asgard * Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) * Helen of Sparta
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

3rd Annual #NameThatButt: Round 3

First, the splendor and glory of last week's butt must be revealed as:

EVE
(by Auguste Rodin, cast in 1913)


Rodin takes such a very different approach to Eve, and I can only wish my photography were sharper, so you could see the full power of this piece. The way he imbues her with such suffering -- the weight of guilt and shame. This is not Eve the seductress, but Eve the fallen, Eve the tortured, and like the small Eve maquette in the National Gallery or Art, it's chock full of emotion.

Here's a slightly better shot of the top half, because I can't resist sharing:


And now, ONWARD to our third Butt of this year's event!


Your first two clues:

  1. This Butt produced  a prince of thieves among its offspring, and from that same line, a most resourceful and cunning hero was born, a couple of generations later.
  2. This Backside knows its way through the lands of the living and the dead, and is sometimes considered a psychopomp.

Tune in to blog.amaliacarosella.com for a BONUS QUOTE, for an extra two points, but for now, go forth and #NAMEthatBUTT in the comments!


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)
Postcards from Asgard * Honor Among Orcs (Orc Saga, #1) Blood of the Queen (Orc Saga, #2) * Helen of Sparta
Buy Now:
Amazon | Barnes&Noble