Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Good Karma, Good Books: Prince of the Sea by Jon Michaelsen

Every Wednesday, I put on my pimp clothes (zoot suits, feathered hats, platform shoes, and the like) and introduce you to something new and wonderful in the literary world. This week, I’m excited to shine a spotlight on Prince of the Sea by Jon Michaelsen

Here's what John has to say about his new book:
"I’ve lived in Georgia my entire life, and spent many vacations and long weekends on the beautiful coast. While in college, I discovered the tiny community of Tybee Island, a lazy seaside town about twenty minutes east of Savannah. There, the beaches are pristine and the barrier dunes natural and relatively undisturbed, having escaped the commercial and residential overdevelopment so common in more well known, popular destinations. I would often spend hours sitting on the dunes daydreaming of living on the “sandbar”, a term of endearment for the islet coined by locals. Descriptions of locales and happenings in Prince of the Sea are my own experiences, with a smattering of embellishment, of course, in the name of fiction."

Can a broken heart find love at the bottom of the ocean? 

Destiny calls Jonathan home…

Jonathan Lemke thought spending two weeks alone with his partner in a beachside cottage would help to rekindle the lost passion of their ten-year union. He’d chosen Tybee Island, a quiet seaside community on the Georgia coast east of Historic Savannah. Jonathan had spent his childhood growing up on the pristine shores of the barrier islet which continues to hold a special place in his heart.

The romantic surprise backfires when Paul, Jonathan’s partner, rushes off to Chicago for the chance to woo a high profile client, leaving Jonathan alone and brokenhearted until a chance meeting with a mysterious and seductive stranger linked to a beloved island legend provides a chance at discovering forever love.

But someone with strong familial ties to Tybee Island is desperate to expose its secrets and avenge a grudge decades in the making. An assailant so threatened by the forces of nature that defy explanation, he will stop at nothing to unmask ancient island lore…even if he must kill to prove it.

Novella: 44,440 words
Genre: gay paranormal, suspense/thriller 
Editor: Jerry L. Wheeler

Cover: Dawne Dominique