I have a release date for Murmur, October 11, and a beautiful cover courtesy of my author friend, the lovely Anna Reith.
This is book one of my Secrets of the Senses series. I call it metaphysical fiction. Murmur is set in Britain at the time of Roman occupation. It’s the story of Aonghas, a gifted guy with a skewed view of himself, and pretty much everything else. He works to change that, sometimes with success, sometimes not. As gifted as he is, he’s far from perfect. That’s what I love about him.
Here’s an excerpt:
Murmur, Chapter 3
Fog on the moors is beautiful. In that ethereal atmosphere, one can believe himself to be floating in a cloud; the limited sight, the vaporous essence creates a world within a world, at once exciting and playful, and foreboding. On one such evening I walked through the low scrub, careful of my footing, cloaked within the fog and feeling myself to be a phantom traversing an otherworldly landscape. The sky grew darker, the fog thickened with the approach of night. I gave up sight, and navigated relying on other means, other senses—my knowledge of the terrain, my instincts. It was a thrilling experience that brought to full attention all of my being, and I walked with bold confidence.
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