Secrets of the Senses book II: Becoming

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Cover art by Anna Reith, evocation of Athenian red-figure kylix depiction of Zephyrus and Hyakinthos, circa 490 BCE

In book one of Secrets of the Senses, Murmur introduced the guides of sight, sound, scent, sensation, sustenance – the keepers of sensuality, the Sabball. Now one of the five has entered into a new exploration of his powers. The ruler of sensation, Amadeo; the embodiment of true hedonism. Those he touches shall share in his unique perspective. His kindred, Bram, is disconnected; his lover, Rupert, is lost in his embrace. Each must forge his own path to becoming something more.

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Becoming came out on June 26, 2015, the same day the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage. Also on that day, President Obama delivered a moving eulogy in honour of slain Reverend Clementa Pinckney. I felt at conflict about that – should I celebrate my book, should I not? I posted about it here.

Meet Mega, the antihero.