Obviously we're excited to announce the release of our second promotional short, The Tendire Gate by Ashavan Doyon. Like the first, this one will remain at the low price of 99 cents to give new readers to the press a chance to try out our books.
There's a lot of exciting things happening with this story. It's our first story that didn't fit neatly into the contemporary mold. Offering something sci-fi that fit the apocalyptic mold of so much current young adult fiction was something that appealed me, in part because I'm a fan of those books, but I do not see myself reflected in them. That was a lot of my drive to write gay romances—the dearth of stories that I could see a reflection in.
The Tendire Gate is a story of a young man caught between duty and love... and while the setting definitely plays into that conflict, it's still one that fuels all sorts of romances. I'm a fan of love stories that go beyond finding love to keeping it in your life when circumstances make that hard. For Elijah, the duty is grim, and has kept him very lonely.
Read it and don't forget to let us know what you think! You can always find Ashavan at his website ashavandoyon.com or just drop us a line here at Purple Horn Press. Sequels or Prequels aren't out of the question if the story is popular!
I can't find The Tendire Gate at Amazon!
I know. It's awful. The Tendire Gate, while quite romantic, doesn't have a whole lot of sexy times, so we're not quite sure what's going on, but the symptoms are consistent with what readers and authors refer to as the "adult dungeon." We're looking into it.
In the meantime, The Tendire Gate is available at the Purple Horn Press store.
And if you're really determined and in the US, you can buy it at this direct Amazon link.
We'll get it broken out of the dungeon soon... don't worry!