Wednesday, January 9, 2008
The Release of The Host: Shadows Nears
I've really been neglecting this blog. This past year has been absolutely chaotic. Things seem to be settling down now and that's good. Dave and I are hoping some of the plans we've made back in 2006 and 2007 will start to bear some fruit. Anyhoo... I'm very psyched to announce the release of my novel, The Host: Shadows by MK Mancos on Jan. 22nd from Samhain Publishing.
This story has been about 8 years in the making. I started writing it as a script for a graphic novel that never quite got off the ground. I couldn't find an artist who worked in the medium I wanted the pages done in, or in the particular style. (Or honestly, worked cheap).
The story revolves around host and hitman, Tristain St. Blaise. Here's a little blurby-boo to whet your appetite.
Sometimes the things that go bump in the night are there to protect the innocent...
Four-hundred years ago, Tristain St. Blaise worked as an apprentice for alchemist, Benito Achilles. When an experiment went terribly wrong, it fused an entity to Tristain’s soul, turning him from an enlightened man of reason to one of dark passions. He takes on the mantle of a hired killer in order to protect innocents and rid the world of men like Achilles, and find some measure of redemption.
Angelia Lightheart has worked hard trying to purge her life of unhealthy relationships. One night in a dark Manhattan alley, she is saved from a would-be rapist by a man who seems able to look into her very soul to the weary heart she hides from the world.
Now, as Angelia and Tristain fall in love, his work as a contract killer brings him face to face with the one responsible for his immortal state and endangers not only their love, but Angelia’s life.
Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!
Posted by Kathleen Scott/MK Mancos at 1:34 PM