The Queen and her Brook Horse, An Orc Saga Novella, Book 2.5, is Available Now!
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Friday, March 23, 2018

Imaginary Friends Available for Pre-Order

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Remember that short story I wrote and serialized for the blog? It's finally getting repackaged for kindle, and you can pre-order it for 99 cents! It'll still be available to read for free on the blog, (because it seems like a lot of bother to delete it from everywhere I put up links, mostly) so if you're happy to read it that way, you still can--but if you'd rather get it in a more easily digestible format, it releases on THOR'S DAY April 19th!

And credit again goes to Caitlin Greer for the fab cover art!

Quick reminder to newsletter subscribers--March's issue of The AMALIAD is in your inboxes, and you only have until April 15th to follow the link inside and download your FREE pdf edition of The Queen and her Brook Horse! Soooooo. Now or never!!!

If you're NOT a newsletter subscriber, The Queen and her Brook Horse is available as a kindle ebook for just 2.99, or in paperback for 9.95!

However you go about enjoying this Orc Saga novella, please do consider dropping a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads after you've finished reading!

As far as other updates go, I've been double-sick with a double-ear-infection so mostly I have just been binge-watching Gilmore Girls from the discomfort of my bed, volume turned up to a million because my ears have been plugged like whoa and I've only just recovered my hearing finally and at last in ONE ear. I feel like this pretty much sums up March for me right now, but I have a few Gilmore Girls thoughts:


  • LOL LOL LOL LOL Super quick and easy half hour commute from Hartford to New Haven.
  • LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL Super quick and easy 1 hour 20 minute commute from New Haven to NYC by CAR. I don't know if you've ever tried to get ANYWHERE in the NYC direction by car on a Sunday afternoon from the Connecticut direction but. It deffffffffinitely takes longer than an hour and a half. Especially if you're on the wrong side of the Q bridge. Which somehow no one ever gets stuck on or has to harriedly merge across in this show and that is flat out unrealistic in every respect.
  • Where is the Luke and Lorelei fanfic filled with all their small intimate romantic domestic moments because I need that in novel form like yesterday.

So that's me!

Wishing you all a lovely Passover/Easter/belated Equinox!


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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Friday, March 09, 2018

Forged by Fate is now FREE!

Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iBooks | Scribd | Playster

In celebration of its 5th anniversary (!!!!!), Fate of the Gods is going back to wide release, and FORGED BY FATE is now FREE across pretty much every platform!

Grab your copy or share your #ThorLove with a friend! The more the merrier! Women's History Month is perfect excuse to explore a new interpretation of Biblical Eve, too. Fans of Timehop Romance, Fantasy, Mythology and even Historical reads will find something to love in the Fate of the Gods trilogy, and it doesn't get better than the non-existent risk of reading book one FREE!

And for those of you who loved DAUGHTER OF A THOUSAND YEARS, but haven't checked out any Amalia Dillin titles yet--this might be the place for you to start, too!


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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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Branching Out

It's funny how things turn out.

Newsletter subscribers already know I've been writing some contemporary romance--it started as a just for fun, and just for me project that I poked at during my downtime while I was working on By Helen's Hand. An idea that just wouldn't let me go, with characters who were electric and alive, and I couldn't entirely ignore.

Well, nearly three years later, I finished that manuscript, finally and at last. It became my burn-out recovery just for fun, just for me project--the project that I kept returning to, that kept calling to me, because it was just so much FUN. And after Daughter of a Thousand Years, I needed something fun. Something just for me, without any pressure or expectation.

In a lot of ways, writing Daughter of a Thousand Years felt like ripping myself open, but writing Kate & Sully, my first contemporary romance, and poking at its sequel, has been like stitching myself back up again. Healing the wounds that had been left open to fester.

I'm SO PROUD of Daughter of a Thousand Years. I worked HARD on that book, and I'm glad that I wrote it--definitely I think it is one of the most important books I've written, and it was valuable to me personally if nothing else--but I am LOVING writing these contemporary romances.

I forgot how much fun writing could be, and writing romance gave that joy back to me.

But never in a million years would I have thought I'd be here, deriving so much pleasure from writing in a genre that was so divorced from the things I loved--mythology, history, fantasy. If you had asked me in 2013 if I would ever consider writing a contemporary romance (without any kind of fantastic element) I would have laughed at the idea.

But when I look at my other work--Postcards from Asgard, Fate of the Gods, and Daughter of a Thousand Years to name just the ones that are published--maybe it isn't so strange. It's not THAT big of a jump from writing contemporary stories with mythic and fantastic elements to writing contemporary stories without them, after all. And I can't deny that Postcards from Asgard is absolutely a romance. I can't deny that Fate of the Gods has an epic love triangle at its heart as well as a significant contemporary story. And Emma's half of Daughter of a Thousand Years is unquestionably contemporary, too.  So maybe it was only a matter of time before I found my way here.

This doesn't change anything in regard to Orc 3. It doesn't change anything about my plans for this year, really, except that a little bit more is happening in the background while I try to find the path forward for this new side of my authorself. It's just going to be another facet--because I still love myth and fantasy. I still love Bolthorn and Arianna and the world I built for them. I still love all the things I loved before, and I imagine I will absolutely want to come back to them, that I will never actually leave them at all, judging by the number of projects that are not contemporary romance in my writing spreadsheet right now.

But I have found something new that I love. Something new that is feeding me something I desperately need right now. And I hope that maybe, when and if, it might be something you'll love too.

The author journey is always evolving, for me, it seems. And I can't tell you how grateful I am for all of you who have been journeying, all this time, alongside me! I hope you'll follow me on this new adventure, too.


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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