Now Available: ‘Hell-Knights’

My newest gay New Adult historical fantasy novel is finally here.

TITLE: Hell-Knights
CATEGORIES: gay | new adult | gothic | historical fantasy | alternate universe | romance | victorian | paranormal
LENGTH: 111,787 words
PURCHASE LINKS: Amazon (e-book) | Amazon (print ) | All Romance E-Books | Createspace (print) | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Here’s the blurb:

Decima is a centuries-old Italian city on the water, a vanity project meant to be a fairy tale escape for the titled and the privileged. But something in the distant past had turned it into a murky, putrid dreamscape instead, a crumbling city haunted by a scourge of revenants whose origins and purpose now seem destined to be hidden in the shadows forever. Not even the brave, dogged attempts at fighting midnight creatures by the descendants of a select bloodline can rid the city of the near-daily threat.

Michele De Santis is a young minor sorcerer, a reluctant champion who, along with his twin sister and his cousin, has lost too much through the years and has resigned himself to a life of endless midnight hunts while selling healing and protection spells and artifacts during the day. A life of loneliness, of a forced solitude in a desperate bid at keeping collateral damage at a minimum appears to be his only future.

When long-dead corpses suddenly turn without vampire bites, logical patterns no longer hold true, leaving the weary hunters baffled and unsure for the first time. Decima’s bronze guardians fall silent for no reason, a dark, binding spell muting their warnings. A long-abandoned church shows signs of life in the most grotesque ways imaginable. And everything seems to point to an unknown threat, one that’s long lain dormant but has been awakened by the arrival of a young English heir and his amateur antiquarian uncle.

Romance and the gothic layer ‘Hell-Knights’ with the dark, rich textures of an alternate universe Europe, a nineteenth century world where magic reigns supreme, and love knows no gender.

I’ll be doing an e-book giveaway over at The Novel Approach on Thursday (Nov. 17), so watch this space. For that promo, two e-book copies will be up for grabs.

Author: Hayden

Ghost story enthusiast. Wannabe geek. Cycling fan. Tea addict. Creepy cat owner. Writer of LGBT young adult and new adult speculative fiction.

4 thoughts on “Now Available: ‘Hell-Knights’”

  1. I’m currently reading your latest, and I LOVE it! And here’s my question… Do Hell-Knights, The Flowers of St. Aloysius, and Guardian Angel all take place in the same Alternate Universe? And if so, do they all take place during the same general time frame? (Say, 1880s—or am I totally off on the date?)

    Keep up the good work!
    Cheers,
    Fred Learn

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    1. Oh, hey, Fred! 😀 We haven’t chatted in a while, have we? But, yes – all three books take place in the same AU Europe in the same time frame (mid-19th century). And each country has its own specific kind of magic. In each book (save for Guardian Angel, which kicked off the universe), a casual reference is dropped here and there pertaining to certain things explored in a previous book. St. Aloysius, for instance, makes a reference or two about England, and in Hell-Knights, issues raised in St. Aloysius are also touched on in more detail. That said, you don’t need to read them in order as they’re not dependent on each other. Each book just lightly enhances the universe bit by bit.

      Thanks for reading the book! So thrilled you’re enjoying it! 😀

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      1. I’ve enjoyed all three! (Or rather, “am enjoying,” because I haven’t finished the third yet.) Will there be more stories set in this universe? I’d certainly read them!

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        1. Ayup! I’ve already got a story idea for the next book, which might take place maybe in Eastern Europe – like Romania. Another story idea I have in the pipeline takes place in Germany and is a different take on the ‘Erl-King’ legend / ballad.

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