Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Forged by Fate is FREE!

It's that time again!

FORGED BY FATE is now FREE in digital wide release--Nook, Kobo, Apple, Scribd, Kindle, go! I'm working on getting it price matched on the zon's international sites but for whatever reason, and despite the email telling me they've done it, the free pricing hasn't gone through yet, so--Fingers Crossed, I suppose?

And don't forget that:

1) FORGED BY FATE technically ends at Christmas so it COULD be a legit holiday read if you subscribe to the "anything that has a Christmas adjacent timeline is a Christmas story" school of holiday reading.


2) I ALSO have an EXPLICITLY holiday themed historical fantasy romance installment in the Fate of the Gods series--the novella, TAMING FATE!

TAMING FATE primarily takes place during the ACTUAL twelve days of Christmas, as celebrated in 15thC France, and you can grab it either on its own, for kindle, or as part of the FACETS OF FATE collection also for kindle, AND in wide release everywhere else (plus paperback!) 

Honestly, I recommend just grabbing it as part of FACETS OF FATE because I still haven't spun out the bonus BEYOND FATE epilogue novella, FINDING FATE, that is exclusively available in that collection, so you're get 3 novellas, plus some short stories, all for the price of 2 if you bought them as independent titles, and it's nice to just have so many of the extra stories and novellas all collected that way, if you ask me--which I realize you didn't. 

With the new cover art, FACETS would also make a great paperback gift for the FATE OF THE GODS enthusiast in your life! (Though I'd order RIGHT NOW, if you want it to arrive in time for Christmas!)

And uh, as with any good Fate of the Gods post going forward, here's an obligatory link to the reading order for your reference.

If you've already caught up on all the Fate of the Gods content I've put out--you're fantastic and my hero--it might interest you to know that I am poking at a Roman Gaul Thor and Evaline House of Lions novella probably which would take place during the events of FATE FORGOTTEN, and yes, there still is a third of a book from Ra and Athena's PoV in a folder on my hard drive which I would like to continue writing when the time is right. 

I've shared tastes of both over on Patreon, I believe, which you can read for as little as a dollar a month, along with the entirety of SON OF ZEUS, Pirithous's modern day adventure, and the in-progress COST OF LIVING--my very first novel, brought back to life as a serial billionaire romance exclusively available to my Patreon patrons! (Long time readers of the blog will perhaps remember--this is Thairon and Setta's book which has aged very strangely as the genesis for a lot of other stories I went on to write, but was still delightful to me to revisit!)

Chapters 1 and 2 of COST OF LIVING are free to read, in case you need a little bit more encouragement to sign on as a patron! They were pretty long, so I broke each one up into two pieces--so it's four posts of free reading for you to get a sense of the characters and the story! I hope you'll come read along!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I have been dropping some extremely scandalous 🔥🔥🔥 teasers from my Amalia Theresa Playing to Win holiday special, WINTER GAMES over on instagram if that is your jam, so feel free to pop over and check those out! I had such a blast designing the stepback covers to save my family from the searing hot sexiness of it all. (The final one will drop tomorrrroooowwwww!)

And with that, I wish you a VERY GLAD YULE (which starts tomorrow for me!) and good health and happiness to you and yours in the new year!

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

SON OF ZEUS Release Day!

Happy Release Day to SON OF ZEUS, available now in wide release--digital and paperback--and an exclusive to Amazon hardcover edition! Your HELEN OF SPARTA fave Pirithous is back! But this time, he's adventuring in the world you know!

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—without any hope of coming back.

Let me lay out all the links for you in case somehow you have not heard me shouting about this already:

Amazon (kindle, paperback, hardcover):
Nook, Kobo, Apple Books, etc:

Paperback elsewhere:

It should land on indiebound soon, too. It just takes a little bit of time for the paperback to propagate through the digital mainframes! In the meantime--

Add it on Goodreads:

And if you're still not convinced, you can listen to me talk about writing SON OF ZEUS and Pirithous in the Modern World over yonder on the Kingdom of Thirst podcast!

If you've already read SON OF ZEUS, please do consider dropping a review wherever you do that sort of thing! It's a huge help to my authorself and boosts the visibility of the book for other readers to find!

I'm just really relieved and happy and excited to finally set this book free into the world--I hope you'll show Pirithous the same love in SON OF ZEUS as you did in his first appearance in HELEN OF SPARTA and his adventures in TAMER OF HORSES, too.

And don't forget, the AMALIAD is back up and running! This month's issue already went out, but you can read it here and subscribe so you won't miss the next one!

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Saturday, May 08, 2021

Orc Saga Update!

So the most exciting news for all of you, I'm sure, is that I'm making some real progress in Orc3 at lasst!!!! I know you've all been eager for it, and while it still is likely only about half-done (assuming it is a normal book length book and not something monstrous), I'm really excited to have some momentum again. 

Patreon Patrons have gotten some sneak peeks of the multiple rounds of prologues I've written and some teasers from the earliest chapters, and if you follow me on twitter, I've been dropping snippets here and there as I decant this beast from the interior of my brain.

But I also have some OTHER fun news, too, for this series--and it comes in the shape of a Hardcover Edition for HONOR AMONG ORCS, with a brand new cover design and a beautiful new interior, all designed by myself--I taught myself Affinity Publisher just so I could insert these fun chapter header daggers, in fact! The FULL PRICE for this hardcover will be $24.95 USD, but through May 20th, it will be on sale for just $20.95! So take advantage of this special release sale while you can!

But HONOR AMONG ORCS isn't the only book getting a new cover design--I'll be updating BLOOD OF THE QUEEN soon, and THE QUEEN AND HER BROOK HORSE's new look is live now in paperback and for kindle. I thought it was only polite to give you a glimpse of them all together now that HONOR is out in the wild:

Those of you who prefer matching sets on your shelf, don't worry! Book Three, THROUGH BLOOD AND STARLIGHT, will still get a paperback release with the original matching artwork by Melissa Stevens--but I'm not revealing anything until I've got the first draft done. (Let's just not jinx anything in the meantime, yeah?) 

I'm still working on the new interior layout for BLOOD, but I'm hoping to get the new edition proofed, finalized, and out into the world sometime in late June or July!

Friends, I have been sitting on these covers for so so long, terrified about their reception--so I hope you love them as much as I do! If the response is good, I'll update the kindle editions soon too. 


While I've got you here--don't forget that SON OF ZEUS releases on May 20th! Go get your pre-order on if you haven't, and/or grab the paperback, which is already out in the wild!

I've got a fun interview on May 19th with Abigail on her Kingdom of Thirst podcast, talking about Pirithous and Thalia and all the drama that comes with poking at the same book for a FULL DECADE now, so mark your calendars for that, too!

Son of Zeus links:

⚡Pre-order on:
Nook, Kobo, Apple Books, etc:

Add it on Goodreads:

And you can still read the first two chapters on Patreon for free, too--

I think that about covers it for this installment! Shout in the comments if you like the new art or you're stoked about Pirithous or whatever! I miss you!

OH. Also. My AMALIAD newsletter is back up and running AT LAST. So look for that in your inboxes again too! Or subscribe if you haven't yet and I'll try to keep you all up to date more properly going forward!

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, March 16, 2021

Fate of the Gods is Going Wide and FACETS Gets a Facelift!

This month, most of my Fate of the Gods titles are dropping out of Kindle Unlimited-- Concealing Fate, Enduring Fate, Fate Forgotten, and Beyond Fate already have, with Forged by Fate following on the 25th and Facets of Fate on April 1.

I'll be slowly updating the files and uploading them for distribution with kobo, nook, apple books, and more and you'll find the updated links on the Fate of the Gods series page as they go live!

To celebrate, with new distribution also comes new cover art for FACETS OF FATE, which I've been wanting to update for some time and bring in line with the new art for the novellas it collects--and because I'm impatient and anxious, I'm dropping the new cover here now so you can get hyped with me! You'll find it on the digital files after April 1, and also on the paperback edition, so this is your last chance to grab the paperback with the original art that matches the old original WWP series covers if that's how you roll!


I only wish I could update my Goodreads icons to match--but alas they've been discontinued! Future Amalia will update her bottom of the blogpost signature images soon, I hope. (Present Amalia is in over her head with Print Proofs for Son of Zeus and updating the FOTG files for wide release. Concealing Fate is out there but somehow I ended up tackling FACETS next instead of Enduring Fate or Fate Forgotten. This pandemic brain, I'm telling you. What a mess.)

In other new cover art news, I recently revealed the updated cover designs for HONOR AMONG ORCS and BLOOD OF THE QUEEN over on Patreon. (They got to see the Facets of Fate cover first, too!) Right now my Patreon is paused, but you can still become a new patron and you'll pay only for this month's access to all the content that's accumulated over there--including the entirety of SON OF ZEUS in advance of its release this summer! 

(More details about SON OF ZEUS and also TAMER OF HORSES over on the Amalia Carosella blog, for those interested.)

I'm not sure yet when the new covers for the Orc Saga will be revealed elsewhere. I'm a little terrified that you'll all hate them, to be honest, or it will kill the pagereads and earnings, or, or, or. Welcome to my insecure author brain.

Anyway. That's what I've got! I hope you're all healthy and safe as you can be!

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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