NAMELESS Release Day!

nameless Guess what? Nameless is released today!

An adopted princess. An immortal Family. A snow-choked city…and one blood-red apple.

When Camille was six years old, she was discovered alone in the snow by Enrico Vultusino, godfather of the Seven—the powerful Families that rule magic-ridden New Haven. Papa Vultusino adopted the mute, scarred child, naming her after his dead wife and raising her in luxury on Haven Hill alongside his own son, Nico.

Now Cami is turning sixteen. She’s no longer mute, though she keeps her faded scars hidden under her school uniform, and though she opens up only to her two best friends, Ruby and Ellie, and to Nico, who has become more than a brother to her. But even though Cami is a pampered Vultusino heiress, she knows that she is not really Family. Unlike them, she is a mortal with a past that lies buried in trauma. And it’s not until she meets the mysterious Tor, who reveals scars of his own, that Cami begins to uncover the secrets of her birth…to find out where she comes from and why her past is threatening her now.

Now available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and independent bookstores.


I began writing what became Nameless about twelve years ago. For years I kept going back and poking at the opening scene, the young girl in the snow and Enrico Vultusino. I knew I wasn’t ready to write a character whose strength was more internal, not to mention one with a horrific stutter. (In an earlier attempt at a draft, Cami didn’t talk at all, and that was a headache, let me tell you.) Nico was also a headache, wanting more of the story than he really needed to have, until we both realized it was Cami’s story and she needed space and time to get it out. (I called it “Snow White and the Seven Mob Bosses” for a long time, and the Selkie kept asking when I was going to finish it, because that tagline made her laugh.) And finally, now, today, is Cami’s long-awaited chance to speak directly to you, to tell her story.

I’m glad. I hope you enjoy it. I’m my regular bundle of release-day nerves, so I’ll be over in the corner with my head in a bucket, trying desperately to finish the third Bannon & Clare book.

Over and out…

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martian moon crab

Its a Hardcover~!!! woowoo… (petting my copy)


Totally loved this book. I won it at the Evil Auction and could not put it down.

So nice to see such an atypical heroine


Amazon just sent me an email telling me so. 🙂 I really need to buy more books, but at the moment… *sigh*
Also, I recruited a new fan at my work place!

(And I still have your Talleyrand biography. Do tell me where to send it to so you can get it back!)


Is this the first book in a new series, or will we get all of Cami’s tale in one book?

Phyllis Lamken

My copy of Nameless arrived in the mail yesterday. I didn’t start reading until 5:30 p.m., but I am already finished. Loved it. Camille was an amazing and powerful character as the abused child who takes responsibility for everything and tries to fix everyone.


I just finished the novel and it was all kinds of amazing! (I’m not gushing here, but I loved it just as much as the Strange Angels books.) I have a question, is the sequel going to be about Cami again, or something else? Because I noticed the series is called “Tales of Beauty and Madness,” so are there different stories?