First book news: And here we go! :D The second edition of the third book of my Masks trilogy is now out. Check out the blurb and an excerpt over at Queerteen Press’s book page, and if you purchase directly from the publisher, you’ll be getting a 20% new release discount (offer good for a week only).
Second book news: The Glass Minstrel was reviewed (or re-reviewed) over at The Novel Approach. Check it out. My little baby’s all grown up now. Sniff!
Third book news: The book page for Henning (Book 1): The Hunted Prince is now up over at Queerteen Press. Here’s the cover:
And here’s the book blurb:
Young Henning Babkis has learned not to consider himself to be anything special. Ignored and taken for granted by his family, his education suffering as a result of their neglect, he nevertheless struggles to fit in and improve himself, though with unimpressive results. He’s also learned not to expect anything more for himself, convinced that he’s doomed to live his life in a deep closet, surrounded by people who don’t care and who’d have given him a lot of grief if they were to find out he’s gay.
Things come to a sudden head when Henning’s fifteenth birthday rolls around. An unexpected and terrifying attack by a creature from another world shakes up his quiet life, and Norbert steps forward with remarkable and shocking revelations as to Henning’s true identity. And from a boy who’s grown up to think himself as a nobody, Henning discovers a previous life in a world called Wintergrave — a world of magic, romance, and danger.
In the company of a motley bunch of former warriors, Henning must reclaim his former life and regain his powers in order to defeat an old threat. But in order to do that, he needs to convince a certain former lieutenant that the two of them were deeply bonded before and need to reform their connection now in order to get their powers back. The wrinkle? Ellery Thomas is in a happy relationship with another boy in this lifetime.
As I’ve noted before, books one and two are nothing more than one long story (about 110,000 words total) that’d been cut into two volumes. So the cover art for the second book is the same as the first, and the text is the only thing different. Book one will be released in e-book format on October 5. I’ll be doing a giveaway for both books when the time comes, so watch this space.