“Tristan’s Tryst,” a sci-fi romance story by A.E. Hayes about a mysterious island and two lovers that explore all it has to offer, is featured in the anthology “Love Across the Universe: 13 Stories of Science Fiction Romance Set on Intergalactic Shores” on August 1st, 2017. To order, click right here to pick up this steamy, scientific, out-of-this-world anthology by Stars and Stone Books.
“A Siren’s Song of Spring,” written by A.E. Hayes for the anthology “Crazy Little Spring Called Love,” (published by Stars and Stones Books) was released Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017. The tale features young siren Mariana, who, along with her two older sisters Piceana and Ariella, has been carrying down the tradition of their immortal kind for hundreds of thousands of years: to sing sailors a sweet, sad, and ultimately fatal song as the sailors navigate their ships around the rocky coasts and caves near Paestum, Italy. Mariana has always followed her orders in an effort to retain her immortality, as well as to follow the will of her father, Tyrrhenius, who has forbidden his three remaining daughters to ever depart from the coastal waters. But when The Aurora, a ship sailed by a young man named Orion, passes by on a windy April afternoon, Mariana is strangely attracted to the mortal being upon it. Despite the fact that she is forbidden to have any connections to a mortal man, should she use her voice for good and betray her people, allowing herself to be washed over by love – or should she betray her feelings and sing young Orion to his untimely death? “Crazy Little Spring Called Love” can be purchased in paperback or Kindle on Amazon.
“Idol Meanderings” features three short, creative nonfiction stories by A.E. Hayes (writing as Amanda Hayes). These tales discuss matters from health scares to heartbreak, and the collection can be purchased on Amazon.