Ringshadow debuts with rock romance 'Rainbow in the Dark'
After a long journey, up-and-coming artist and writer Amy "Ringshadow" Meister (FA) has entered the publishing market with her first e-book, Rainbow in the Dark (originally named "Like a Rainbow in the Dark", as a tribute to the Ronnie James Dio song of the same name).
The story, set in an anthropomorphic/furry universe, concerns a closet-gay wolf-raccoon hybrid named Marcus Midnight, a fictional rock star, and his power-metal band Guillotine. After a successful musical career spanning twelve years and six hit albums, Marcus feels burned-out and extremely lonely.
Under pressure to remain in the closet by his very-paranoid record label, for fear of alienating his fans if they were to know the truth, he decides it's time to go for some rest and relaxation, hoping to write some music and maybe find some willing sexual partners to ease his loneliness. Departing from the United States for a vacation in Germany, he finds – to his relief – that only a couple of people in the small town have heard of his American band.
Seeking peace and quiet in a rental loft above a bookstore, Marcus begins to rediscover his ability to write music. He finds himself in the company of several good garage bands playing in the many bars in town, even befriending another band, Wire and Lace. While Marcus is impressed by their music, their lead singer Bard could prove to be just what he was looking for…
Rainbow in the Dark is rated X for language, strong sexual content (between consenting males), and gay romance, and is thus unavailable for purchase by minors. The e-book (PDF, HTML, and other formats) is available for pre-order for US$8.99 exclusively at Silver Publishing, with availability on August 13; the retailer accepts credit cards, debit/bank cards, PayPal, and 2CheckOut.