Friday, February 15, 2013

Aria of the Eclipse

This spring, I'll be a part of another pax at Amber Allure, a music-themed one. My story is all done and in, and...a little off the beaten path.

Here's the blurb:
Nothing has ever excited Tylen Merodine more than being invited by the Regent himself to celebrate the first solar eclipse in his planet’s recorded history. It’s the party of the millennium, and if he has to restrain his normal exuberant instincts to fit in, that’s what he’ll do to be a part of it. However, his good intentions vanish the moment he’s presented to the Regent. Because there, in a gilded cage, playing music unlike anything he’s ever heard, is the most beautiful alien he could imagine.
For over twenty years, Dek has lived in captivity, performing at the whim of those who see him as an animal. The Regent is just the latest in a long line of owners, and while he’s kind, he’s still blind to Dek’s sentient nature. Only music gives Dek a voice, until Tylen breaks the rules and sneaks in to see and speak to him alone.
The time they have together is stolen and precious, the minutes ticking away until the eclipse is past and they have to go back to the way their lives were before. But when the Regent shows an unexpected interest in Tylen’s future, they begin to wonder if their worlds need to remain so separate…
It's gay sci-fi erotic romance, and is probably the most romantic thing I've written since Budding Hopes last year. I already know I'm going to revisit this world in future stories, at least three, but none of those three are gay. Two are het, and one is m/m/f menage. I might end up discovering more gay stories when I do those, but at this point, I have no idea. One story at a time. :)