“I was writing my first book, The Beast Without. One prominent character in the series has escaped a group of violent religious extremists who hunt down supernatural beings. Once I knew his backstory, I needed a book that not only featured them as villains but explored what it meant to be trapped in that ideology as a supernatural being yourself.” -Christian Baines
Join Christian for the Toronto launch Sins of the Son is in at Glad Day Bookshop, the world’s oldest surviving LGBTQ book store. Christian Baines, author of the gay paranormal mysteries The Arcadia Trust, e-novella Skin, The Beast Without and Puppet Boy, is back with his latest horror-fantasy-cum-wet-dream novel about a werewolf, a vampire and the hunt for beautiful boys.
Abandoned by his werewolf lover, the only thing vampire Reylan wants is to return to the life of blood and beautiful boys he’s always known. It’s a solid plan, until his first meal as a single man tries to kill him. This book is part two in the series, The Orchard of Flesh was the first book to be launched at Glad Day’s current Church Street location.
“I love this world and these characters. The magic and mystery that is all around is fantastical in so many ways. It’s a terrific story for the lover of paranormal, horror, and complex plots.” -Meredith, Diverse Reader
“A wickedly subversive wit.” -Jeffrey Round, Lambda Award-winning author of the Dan Sharp Mysteries.
Toronto Book Launch
Photo: Arcadia Trust/Christian Baines