Fraternal twins Rowan and Snowden eke out a subsistence sort of life in the woods. It's hard in the winter but they have each other and it's peaceful. Until a bear show up prowling around the house - a very strange bear indeed. A little reading from Chapter 2:
Wild Rose, Silent Snow
Content with the quiet isolation of their lake house, Snowden and Rowan Hadley survive on summer jobs and winter hunting, unable to move on since their parents died. Their peace is shattered by a strange, human-acclimated bear who insists on following Rowan like a giant hunting dog and again by the discovery of a naked, surly stranger in the snow.
Both bear and man lead the Hadley brothers into a strange, surreal world where sorcery and RPG software intertwine. Curses and magical traps lie in wait around every turn. Rowan and Snowden will need to adjust their view of how the world works, and quickly, if they want to live through rescuing their enchanted princes.
Always have been a big believer in Fairy Tales. Oh, not that I truly believe I'm going to meet Baba Yaga in the woods someday. Maybe. I probably don't believe that. I should say instead that I'm a believer in the power of Fairy Tales and have written several long-winded blog posts over the years about them.
Long and the short of it is this: Fairy Tales are for times of uncertainty. Really bad things happen and sometimes not everyone survives, but good wins in the end. They are stories to hold back the dark.
This is what attracts me to them and what's driven me to retell more than one.
For this week, I have Boots at Pride and up for pre-order at Amazon and Wild Rose, Silent Snow up for pre-order at Pride, both gay retellings and both set in modern day US spots.
Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around gay heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.