I've long been a fan of Alex Bledsoe's novels, so when I was offered an opportunity to work with Alex on a short story, I jumped at the chance. We bounced around some story ideas, and the one thing that seemed to click with both of us was that Alex's Tufa used music in their magic, and I have a series, Los Nefilim, whose magic is also based in music. Although my Nefilim use a much different form of magic and music than Alex uses with his Tufa, we came up with an idea that worked for both of our worlds. After a few emails, we decided that a member of the Tufa would meet up with Los Nefilim. From there, "Hisses and Wings" was born.
"Hisses and Wings" is a winter solstice story and will be available for sale on December 4, 2014. Meanwhile, here is the cover and the blurb:
Janet, a young woman whose forebearers were a race of banished faeries, learns of a song that might allow the Tufa to return to their ancestral home. But the song is guarded by Diago, one of the Nefilim, a race descended from angels.
Diago knows only too well that the song's power may be misused. Can Janet convince him to give up the song, and if so, does she have the wisdom to use it?
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You can read more about Alex Bledsoe's Tufa novels here.
I am working on a new novella, In Midnight's Silence, featuring another story of Los Nefilim, which is coming soon.