Happy Holidays and Good Riddance to 2020

My Holiday Message

Greetings all! While I’ve been pretty silent on the blogging front, I wanted to share my holiday message with you all.

May 2021 be a better year than 2020. Here are my New Year’s Wishes and Hopes.

  • May we rediscover the wonders of being together, safely, with loved ones near and far.
  • May we remember how to be patient.
  • May we return to respecting our institutions, leaders, and organizations.
  • May we make changes to help all people, and ensure that we have methods in place to prevent future pandemics.
  • May we find the joy in not using the latest technology, but rather in enjoying the latest gathering of friends and family.
  • May you find peace and happiness in this new year.

From my family to yours, please take care of yourselves and others. Lots of Love,


Happy Thanksgiving!

From my family to yours, happy Thanksgiving! May your stomachs be full and your hearts be warm this holiday season.

– Daniel

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Holiday Gift Time!

Remember to grab your copy of Brass Legionnaire this holiday season – for yourself or someone special! Now only 99 cents!

Salve! Happy Holidays!

Just a reminder that you can grab all of my books in print and ebook form this Holiday Season!

Click here for the Paperback Version!

If you’re not sure where to start, get my Award Winning first novel – Brass Legionnaire – Now only 99 cents in ebook!2013_EBook_WINNER-sm

Once you’re hooked, check out the rest of the series with Copper Centurion, Iron Tribune, and Steel Praetorian! Get all caught up before the series finale is published next year!

You can get all these novels on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and through the Apple iStore.

What’s that? You want even MORE Roman Steampunk Adventure fun!?

Check out my novellas! Fast and quick reads with great backstory on characters you’ve come to love.

Both are cheap as chips, especially during this holiday season. You can get both for 99 cents. Check them out as well, and buy the whole set!


Happy 4th of July from your favorite RomanPunk Author!

Happy 4th of July!

Fireworks-in-RomeHi Everyone! Happy 4th of July to everyone here in the United States (and incidentally, happy belated Canada day to those friends north of the border!) I hope your day is happy, safe, and relaxing. Remember to eat lots of hot dogs or hamburgers, talk with a lot of friends, and bring a blanket to enjoy the fireworks!

I know I’ve been AWOL a while, but never fear, more posts coming soon!

– Daniel

Brass Legionnaire going on Sale for the Thanksgiving Weekend!

Brass Legionnaire is going on sale for this holiday weekend. I’m offering my novel at 50% off for one weekend only. Check inside for more information!

Hi everyone! Big News!

Brass Legionnaire will be on sale this holiday weekend! If you haven’t had the chance to read the five-star reviewed alternative history & steampunk novel, now’s your chance to get this exciting adventure novel for half price!


Thursday, November 22nd – Monday, November 26th (Cyber Monday)


This amazing, one time half-off deal will be available only on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, as well as Apple iPad, Kobo, etc through Smashwords.

For Smashwords, you’ll need this coupon code – UT37C

UT37C – You’ll need this for Smashwords!

Don’t forget to share this with your friends!


I know you wonder, why should you purchase my novel? – I’ll let the reviews speak for themselves.

I thought this was a great debut novel that gives much promise for the Author’s writing career. It’s fresh, never been done before, and one of those intriguing books one just has to read because it’s such an interesting twist on the norm.

Brass Legionnaire has a great premise as being the only novel that mixes steampunk with the Romans and, though I never would have thought of that myself, it really works well in this alternate universe that Daniel Ottalini created in this novel. You get the feel of the traditional Romans, and yet there’s a more modern and really awesome steampunk twist to it. All the gadgets and machines were neat and fit in well with the Romans, making it seem that this story could have actually happened in some alternate reality.”

– Hazel West – Five Star Review

Or this one!

The author has produced a really nice piece of “alternate history” fiction, with engaging characters and an interesting plot line. This could (and I hope will) serve as the basis for a whole series of novels. On the strength of this work, I would certainly purchase the next installment.

-SEB – Five Star Review

If you want even more reviews, check out the reviews on Amazon!

Brass Legionnaire is the perfect gift (paperback or ebook) for the Steampunk lover, book reader, or History buff in your family!

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