Recently released gay science fiction novella Angel’s Feather, the first book in the Flyer Chronicles series.
Angel’s Feather Synopsis
How far would you go for the one you love? How much of yourself would you sacrifice?
Trapped on a decaying Earth and cut off from the rest of the Universe, humans are no longer allowed to leave their planet. Break this one law and you die: a penalty enforced by flyers, aliens who look like angels of long-lost religions. Michael, the flyers’ leader, is the Punisher who carries out every public execution.
Adam, a young human with near-perfect memory, is committed to rebuilding Earth and a true believer in the flyers’ dominion. While Adam’s support for flyers isn’t a secret, his deep love for Michael is. Not even Michael knows, for his kind never take human lovers, and to Adam, they are too far above him to reach.
In his broken and unwelcoming world, Adam’s love can only lead to pain, loss, and disaster. Yet there is no force in the huge expanse of stars and galaxies that can stop Adam from following Michael to the end of existence. Not even Adam’s own beliefs.
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WHEN I WOKE UP, I was in my bed. As much as I tried, I couldn’t fully open my eyes. I felt as if every bone in my body was broken. I panicked when I couldn’t move, and I opened my mouth to scream. My mother’s face looming over stopped me.
“Shh, baby. Be a good boy and don’t move too much. You’ve taken quite the beating.” She quickly wiped a few tears and smiled warmly at me. “Michael stopped them right on time. He brought you home and helped me take care of you.” Mother’s face disappeared from view and Michael’s frowning one replaced it. His set jaw hinted at how tense he was. How pathetic of me to need him when he never wanted anything to do with me.
Michael said nothing. He just lightly brushed the back of his hand down the side of my face. It hurt, and I tried my best not to cringe, but failed. He winced and withdrew his hand, making me miss his touch with such intensity, I needed to shout it out. I probably would have if I hadn’t fallen asleep right away.
Over the following few days, I only woke for a few minutes here and there. Mother’s and Michael’s faces kept popping up and my whole body hurt. There were pills shoved down my throat and Michael kept running a slick looking scanner over my body. Despite the pain and everything else, I felt safe. I was so elated to see him every time I opened my eyes that everything else, the pain, the anger at what had happened, all faded away.
“The tractor?” I asked in a scratchy voice once I could manage it.
“They were more angry than precise,” Michael said. “You will be able to fix it in a matter of weeks.”
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Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and she has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm. Born and raised in Romania, she finds her inspiration in books of all genres, in movies, and the occasional manga comic book. She is a proud geek who needs her fast Internet and gadgets more than she needs air.
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