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John Lyonel, a long-time theater professional and teacher, heads to Virginia to play Oberon in the Theater in the Woods’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, intending to focus on his work. John is recovering from the tragic loss of his family and needs a break. The last thing he expects is to become captivated by Michael Hilliard, the professional actor playing Puck, especially since John has never been attracted to men, let alone one so much younger.
They rush headlong into an affair, which falls apart dramatically over secrets that John and Michael are keeping from each other. A steep learning curve, the gossipy cast of the show, and the sometimes sinister magic of the woods conspire to keep them apart. But stage lights and stars might work their magic and help them define a new future.
Meanwhile, Simon and Schuster’s Saga Press has picked up season 1 of Tremontaine for a print omnibus releasing in 2017. Season 2 of Tremontaine in audio and ebook will launch from Serial Box Publishing late in 2016.
In a city that never was, sex, scandal, and swordplay combine in a melodrama of manners that returns readers to the beloved world of Ellen Kushner’s Swordspoint. A dance of betrayal and treachery begins when a Duchess, a scholar, a Duke, a genius, and a visitor from across the sea are brought together by long-buried lies.
Newsletter subscribers may also have noticed we listed a date wrong in the list of our upcoming book fair appearances. We can assure you that we won’t be time traveling and all those events are taking place in 2015. To keep up to date, please visit our events page.