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October 26, 2016



1.    Assassins. When you have a mind of your own, people seem to want to kill you.
2.    Vultures. AKA unwanted suitors with lots of power and very little hair.
3.    Sisters. Always a challenge, whether one is headstrong or not. But Aurelia’s sister definitely belongs on this list.
4.    Stepmothers. Like we haven’t all read enough fairy tales to know this. And I admit that Aurelia’s stepmother bears an unfortunate resemblance to t...
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Published on October 26, 2016 16:50 • 98 views

October 24, 2016


From Jean at Miz Writer Lady:
“It was one of the things I had forgotten about Anne Osterlund’s storytelling: her ability to sucker punch you with emotions. Being the end of a trilogy, emotions were running rampant as Aurelia and Robert face impossible choices and worse, their own feelings. Anne Osterlund brilliantly crafted a story that wove together themes of duty and love . . .
Check out the rest of Jean’s review for Redemption, as well an brand new interview by yours truly, on her Miz Writ...
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Published on October 24, 2016 07:32 • 13 views

October 20, 2016


From Jennifer at YA Book Nerd:
“I liked watching both Robert and Aurelia come into their own. I liked the strategies, the defiance, and the determination . . . A fantastic ending to a wonderful trilogy."


Check out the rest of Jennifer’s review for Redemptionon her YA Book Nerd blog! http://yabooknerd.blogspot.com/2016/10/redemption-blog-tour.html
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Published on October 20, 2016 09:41 • 20 views

October 18, 2016


Check out Heidi’s review for Redemption on her YA Bibliophile blog! Also Redemptionis now available at Barnes & Noble on the following page:
Barnes & Noble's Redemption Page http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books

From Heidi:
As I said, I read Aurelia before I started blogging regularly. I was immediately captivated by the characters. I read Exile as soon as I got my hands on it in 2011 and have been dying for Redemption ever since! It was so great to finally find out what happens with A...
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Published on October 18, 2016 18:09 • 31 views

October 17, 2016


Redemption hits bookstores today. Aurelia, Robert, and I hope you enjoy their third and final story. Today is also the second stop on the Redemption Blog Tour. Check out Danica Page’s from Taking It One Page at a Time.

To purchase Redemption:
AmazonKobo Books
It is also available through iBooks and should be up on Barnes & Noble also, but looks like they are having technical difficulties so I will update with the Barnes & Noble link ASAP.
From Danica Page:Redemption by Anne Osterlund. F...
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Published on October 17, 2016 17:29 • 32 views
Today is the day. Redemption is out in bookstores. Aurelia, Robert, and I hope you will all enjoy their final journey!

To Purchase Redemption: The Final Novel in the Aurelia Trilogy
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Published on October 17, 2016 06:18 • 80 views

October 16, 2016

“Come on, Aurelia. It’s time to go to Live to Read!” I call to the heroine of my first complete series.

She is hovering at the top of the stairs. She has actually been dressed and ready for the first stop of our blog tour—in honor of REDEMPTION, the third & final novel of the Aurelia Trilogy—since about 4:00 a.m. Aurelia is the only participant in the tour who is a morning person.

Though if you ask her, she will probably tell you she has been prepared for her own personal blog tour her entire life.

“I’ve been ready,” she says. “Robert is the one who is dawdling.”

Robert is more nervous . . .


To read the rest, go to the first stop of Aurelia & Robert's blog tour at Krystal's.
Live To Read.
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Published on October 16, 2016 13:41 • 40 views • Tags: redemption

October 11, 2016

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Published on October 11, 2016 19:39 • 45 views

September 26, 2016


I’m generally not a fan of scenes told from the villain’s point-of-view. I don’t like being there, in the villain’s head. I find that it gives away a lot of the tension within the novel—knowing what the villain is plotting. And, again, I don’t like being there.
This is, no doubt, close-minded of me. And you have to be careful, as an author, not to close your mind to possibilities. Because, eventually, you are going to have to break down that wall.
The problem with ignoring the major villain in...
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Published on September 26, 2016 15:24 • 77 views

August 25, 2016


My next book—the one after Redemption—is historical fiction. Not historical fantasy like Aurelia and Robert’s series. But genuine HF.
This means the research has to be more real. (In other words, I can’t cheat).
Don’t get me wrong. I do a lot of research for Aurelia and Robert’s novels. And it’s a blast. Scimitars. Loading rifles. Battle plans. Eighteenth century furniture, torture devices, high-heeled shoes. I get to use all kinds of crazy historical details within Aurelia and Robert’s books....
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Published on August 25, 2016 13:12 • 114 views