Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Covenant is Available for Pre-Order!

Cover artist: Bo Savino, Aisling Press

Covenant, the first volume in the Deviations Series,
is available for pre-order at Aisling Press.

About Covenant:

TripStone hates to kill her gods but she must feed her people. An accomplished hunter in the Masari village of Crossroads, she is charged with the ritual slaying of the sacred Yata.

Her comrade Ghost tries to end Masari dependence on Yata meat by performing experiments punishable by death. His jeopardy increases when he shelters a teenage runaway sickened by fasting.

Their worldview shatters when they harbor a Yata woman raised to be livestock instead of a god. But Crossroads itself is imperiled. Hidden in the far woods, a secret Yata militia is preparing to alter the balance of power.

About the Deviations series:

Long ago the Masari and the Yata hunted together in peace, until the species they drove to extinction included those possessing nutrients necessary to Masari survival. The Yata then became the only source of those nutrients. Deviations tells how these peoples cope with the reality of being sentient creatures forced to play the roles of predator and prey, and how several of them try to thwart long-established conventions in the hope of overcoming their biological imperative. In Deviations love triumphs in the midst of death. The series focuses on the social, ethical, and spiritual dilemmas surrounding both the literal cannibalism of the societies involved and the many ways in which their different communities feed off each other.


I have the following promotional appearances in Florida planned:

  • Necronomicon, Tampa's Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Convention, Friday, October 5 to Sunday, October 7, 2007, at the Hyatt in downtown Tampa

  • St. Petersburg Festival of Reading, Saturday, October. 27, 2007, at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg

  • with more possible later in the year. Stay tuned!

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