11 November 2010

Official: New Contract!

Now that both the company rep and I have signed the contract, I can annouce my good news. I sold another novella to Torquere Press!

Compass Hearts is set in the same world as, well, everything published so far except False Dawn. Here's a little blurbage to, I hope, pique your interest.

As the fourth son of merchant parents, Matthew Morgan has always been superfluous. The only guidance he ever received was to behave himself and to stay out of the way. Now, at a new university half a world away from home, he must discover who he is and what he wants. The only trouble is, he's never made a decision in his life.

When Ash Thearon meets Matthew--the handsome fellow student he's been ogling all quarter--he finds him sweet, sexy, and more than a little puzzling. To solve that puzzle, he must first collect all the pieces--something more easily said than done.

The new friends quickly become lovers, but Matthew's limited life experience has taught him only how to follow another's lead. Ash wants more than that; he wants the give and take of an equal. As the lovers' holiday of Afan Valen approaches, Matthew's tendency to try too hard to please others leaves Ash wondering how to teach him independence without losing him.

So, does that make you curious? I certainly hope so! I'll update again when I have more news, and I will, of course, be having a party. I just have to get a release date before I can properly plan.


Madison said...

Congrats! Sounds like an interesting story.

Maia Strong said...

Thanks, Madison! I'm very excited this manuscript has finally found a home. It's nearly four years since I wrote the original draft!

Jane said...

Congrats on the book deal, Maia.

Maia Strong said...

Thanks, Jane!