Deep in the Appalachian Mountains is the quiet, conservative mining town of Willow's Knot. A lifelong resident and coal miner, closeted Liam O'Shay lives a quiet life with his ailing mother.
Lonely and introverted, Liam begrudgingly agrees to a spontaneous Friday night trip to Morgantown for a weekend getaway. There he meets the enigmatic and equally fascinating Jeremy, and a fast-paced romance begins. As Liam's romance with Jeremy blossoms, he finds himself not only awakening sexually but also becoming enmeshed in a fantastical journey through Native American folklore, alien agendas, and twisted government conspiracies.
The mystic and the terrifying converge as gruesome owls, sinister wolves, and spiritual totems swirl in battle with Star Beings and reptilian monsters. Liam finds himself on a journey leading down a nightmarish path where the line between dream and reality blurs and where ultimately his true destiny lies.
Joshua Skye is the author of the fantasy adventure, "Xerxes Canyon." He works primarily within the horror, fantasy, and erotica genres, often combining elements from each. His short stories appear in anthologies from STARbooks Press, As Publications, and Knightwatch Press. His work has also appeared in periodicals such as Blood and Lullabies.
He lives in rural Pennsylvania with his partner of fifteen years, Ray, and their seven-year-old son, Syrian. They share a historic Folk Victorian home with their pets Gypsy, Gizmo, and Bella, as well as a few spiders and ghosts.