I’ve had a few people tell me recently that they’d like a place to point people if/when they ask about my upcoming book and I realized that in all the craziness of this pandemic and the local (frequent) earthquakes and etc, I’ve totally forgotten to write something up (I *fail* at publicity). So… here it is.
From the moment the first settler dug a well and struck a lode of shine, the world changed. Now, everything revolves around that magical oil.
What began as a simple scouting expedition becomes a life-changing ordeal for Arlen Esco. The son of a powerful mogul, Arlen is kidnapped and forced to confront uncomfortable truths his father has kept hidden. In his hands lies a decision that will determine the fate of everyone he loves—and impact the lives of every person in Shine Territory.
The daughter of an infamous saboteur and outlaw, Cassandra has her own dangerous secrets to protect. When the lives of those she loves are threatened, she realizes that she is uniquely placed to change the balance of power in Shine Territory once and for all.
Secrets breed more secrets. Somehow, Arlen and Cassandra must find their own truths in the middle of a garden of lies.
Set in a Wild West inspired secondary world with a magic system heavily influenced by oil and coal (both the substance and the industries), this little drop of weirdness is set to release on April 28. Currently I’ve got its kindle version ready to drop. I have the paperback cover being being prepared, but the pandemic is going on and things are a bit slow due to that (and I don’t even think Amazon is shipping actual books right now due to the pandemic?). There will be a paperback version, but it will likely drop soon after the kindle version. The book will also be available on Kindle Unlimited.
As always, if you’re a reviewer, hit me up for an eARC, and I’m always willing to do guest posts and/or interviews.
Check out some early reviews here:
“Coming into Of Honey and Wildfires, I already knew Sarah Chorn was an exceptional writer and editor but this . . . this is that whole other level and then some.” — Read the full review on Beauty in Ruins
“If you enjoyed Chorn’s other work, then you’ll similarly love this one. It’s an engaging story in an uncommon fantasy setting, and it’s written with the same beautiful and evocative style that I’ve grown accustomed to with Chorn. This is a novel that deserves a place on your bookshelves, with plenty to say and a compelling way of saying it. Do yourself a favour and dip your toes into this Western-inspired shine-soaked world that is sure to make an impression”. — Read more on Bibliotropic