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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