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Ringshadow debuts with rock romance 'Rainbow in the Dark'

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Book cover by Rukis

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.

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I was lucky enough to receive an early copy of the book before it went 'to print', for evaluation purposes. It is definitely one of the better anthropomorphic stories out there, and one of the best stories I have read overall in a very long time. I have already pre-ordered a copy, and feel it is well worth every single penny.

~ The Legendary RingtailedFox

Your rating: None Average: 2 (2 votes)

I saw that cover pic on FA. And I've heard the song, it's pretty awesome. It all seems pretty cool but I want real books, not e-books.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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"Holy Diver" is awesomer, and furrier.

Ride the tiger! You can see his stripes but you know he's clean! Oh, don't you see what I mean!"

No, not really, Dio, but the imagery is nice.

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I only heard Rainbow in the Dark because it was one of the songs I have for Frets on Fire. I did want to find more of Dio's work but I haven't looked too hard or had much opportunity. I did see him on a metal documentary though.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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If you like metal, you'd like Dio; he's also good enough you might like him even if you don't like metal.

He is usually regarded as one of the best, if not the best, metal vocalists, even replacing Ozzy Osborne as lead singer for the generally considered original metal band, Black Sabbath. He's also credited with inventing the "metal sign," the closed fist with raised pinkie and index finger; he originally intended it to be his trademark.

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I like metal as well,i remember the 80's when metal was in. Misses the 80's.

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$8.99 seems pretty high for an ebook, when most mass-market paperbacks are around that price or only a dollar or two more. (And you can't claim "we have to charge more because this is a niche market with small print runs" when there's no actual printing costs involved.)

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what are you jewish?

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It took you two months to come up with that?

Your rating: None Average: 4 (2 votes)

For what it's worth: The book's 103K words, and it will also be available in print, as far as I know.

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A bargain - just 8.7¢ per kiloword!

Your rating: None Average: 4 (2 votes)

Kiloword isn't an accepted SI measurement. 1000 words = 1 picture. So you need to add however many pictures are already in the book to the 103 in text form and then divide by the cost and see if it's worth it.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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For most furries it's going to be more like, how many sex scenes do you get for $8.99.

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Regardless of the measurement, it's still a good book, and it's still a good deal.

~ The Legendary RingtailedFox

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a freelance editor & writer and Fox-raccoon hybrid from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, interested in bicycle riding, reading and video games