The Masque and the Mausoleum Book Blurb

f48c28124c57d02fb1b9460586859f15This follow-up novel to Walls of Ash has been a long time coming, but do not despair, after major rewrites to the core story, I am now back on track with the writing process and hope to finish The Masque and the The Mausoleum in 2017.  In the interest of coming back to the project, I wrote a shiny new book blurb to put myself right in the story.The Widow's Blessing

The Masque and the Mausoleum picks up about ten years after the end of Walls of Ash, and follows the story of Tamsin’s daughter Annalice as she spends her childhood in India and then returns to England as a young woman.  The Widow’s Blessing (available as a novella on Amazon) is the sequel to Walls of Ash, told through the eyes of a young Annalice.  This prologue will be included as the beginning of The Masque and the Mausoleum, but you can read it now if you’ve been missing Tamsin and Julian!

Here is the brand new blurb for the forthcoming second novel in the Daughters of Rhineholt Series, The Masque and the Mausoleum:

f5237b9e3f2ab761a0bb24e1df434ae6“Annalice Hilbourne has returned to London to take her place at Rhineholt House, finally rebuilt after the fire that changed her mother forever.  Her family welcomes her with great affection, and she is quickly thrust into the excitement of a London Season alongside her flamboyant cousin.  While preparations are made for the Hilbourne Masquerade Ball, Anna soon discovers her father’s grave mistakes will cost her a dowry, as well as her mother’s ancestral home.  Too clever to succumb to her losses, Annalice contrives a plan to keep what is rightfully hers, but her only strategy will force her into the arms of the man she despises.  She begins her walk down an aisle of convenience, knowing the man who could save her family home may have been responsible for the death of his first wife.848b8d288c3f8c47428db3ba95310bda

In a story wrought with high stakes, and grand secrets, we find ourselves back in a forgotten world, where nothing seems to stay where it is placed.  Paintings switch walls, jewels go missing, and the deadly history of Rhineholt House seems to have lived on.  There are mysteries to unfold, but will Annalice solve the puzzle in time?”

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‘The Widow’s Blessing’ is NOW AVAILABLE!

New Daughters of Rhineholt material has been a long time coming and it is finally here! The Widow’s Blessing is finally available in print from and for $4.99. eBook copies are available for Kindle and Nook for only .99!

The Widow’s Blessing takes place about ten years after the final pages of Walls of Ash and is told from Tamsin’s daughter’s point of view.  Not only is this novella an epilogue for Walls of Ash, it is a prologue to the upcoming second novel in the Daughters of Rhineholt Series, The Masque and the Mausoleum!

The Widow's Blessing


Annalice Hilbourne is a young girl when she is swept away to live in India while her father builds up his trade business in the shadow of the East India Company. Anna finds India to be a captivating and mysterious place and the people just as intriguing. She becomes friends with the daughter of her father’s right hand man. Isha is a clever and adventurous girl but her curiosity and Anna’s longing to explore leads them to places forbidden to them.

If you’ve longed for a continuation of Tamsin and Julian’s story, this is it!  Get your copy today.  Order direct from me for a signed copy by sending me a private message on my Facebook page, or order your from Amazon or!

VLOG: Amber Answers Your Walls of Ash Questions!

Recently, I asked my friends via Facebook to ask away anything they wanted to know about me, my writing process, or work.  I responded with a video, and here it is!


Walls of Ash Book Launch Party and Signing

With the holidays now past I have some time to focus on the book release and my editor and I have begun to plan an official release party!  The book is already available, but the official launch will be January 11, 2013 at the Arc Works Community Art Center in Peabody, MA.  There will be raffle prizes and copies of the book available to purchase and have signed.  There will also, of course, be food themed after the book in a tea time style.  


Arc Works Community Art Center

22 Foster St., Peabody, MA 01960

From 6pm-8pm

Print copies will be $13.99

Here are links to the community event pages: