Song for the Wilds is the title for the second book in The Wilds Duology. Gay romance/adventure fantasy series.
Coming December 24th!
I’m not putting up the blurb yet because I want to do that closer to when Haunt of the Wilds will be published, but here is the awesome cover for Song, also done by Deranged Doctor Designs.
Here’s a smaller version of the cover.
Aaaand…random story time :)
Most of Song takes place in a plane devoid of a sun, but for half the year the sky is lit with a powerful aurora (Heh, see cover.) I ended up having the people of that plane call the lights gaslights because I like to try and name things using real terms so they might conjure an image. I’ve found this helps over using completely made up words all the time since I don’t have to drop into a paragraph of description every time I introduce something.
Of course, after I’d finished writing both books and was editing them I discovered that gaslight actually refers to some subgenre of steampunk or something or other. I don’t know. People make things up all the time and I feel behind. Like is clockpunk something now? Mythic? Dieselpunk? I’m so done.
At first I freaked, thinking I needed to change gaslights to something else. I even brainstormed a whole bunch of (dumb) ideas. Then I decided–fuck it. I’m keeping it. So gaslights it is and gaslights they will remain.
They are lights. In the sky. Green. Blue. Red. Purple. They’re cool. I like them. They allowed me to have people (like one of my leads) see without a sun–half the time at least :)
HAUNT OF THE WILDS
The Wilds Duology Book I
On Preorder Now for .99c
Coming Dec. 3rd