On the Oestend prairie, only the strong survive.
Artist Aren Montrell has heard tales of the Oestend wraiths – mysterious creatures that come in the night and kill anyone who’s not indoors. Aren’s never believed the stories, but when he takes a job as a bookkeeper on the BarChi, a dusty cattle ranch in the furthest reaches of Oestend, he learns the wraiths are very real. And they’re only one of the many dangers in the wild, treacherous place he now calls home.
Aren becomes the one and only confidante of Deacon, the BarChi’s burly foreman. Deacon runs the BarChi with an iron fist and is glad to finally have a friend. But Deacon is a man with many secrets. He’s determined to deny both his Oestend heritage and any claim he may have to the BarChi ranch. If Aren wants to survive the perils of the prairie, he’ll have to convince Deacon to stop running from the past and finally claim everything that’s his.
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Currently out of print. 2nd edition coming August 2020.
- Il canto di Oestend – Italian
Awards and Reviews for Song of Oestend
1st Place for Best Gay Fantasy in the 2011 Rainbow Awards
1st Place for Best Character Development in the 2011 Rainbow Awards
Also an honorable mention for Best Gay Novel in the 2011 Rainbow Awards
A finalist for the 2012 CRW Award of Excellence for Paranormal/Fantasy
Note on Pronunciation: It’s not as hard as you might think. I actually took it from the Spanish word for west. Just say oh-EST. If you say it really fast, it sounds like “west”. Now, add the “end”. Oestend. (Simplified: oh-EST-end). 🙂
Watch the video trailer, made by the fabulous Heidi Cullinan, here.