GENRE: Gay Paranormal Mystery Erotic Romance LENGTH: 28,907 words RATING: Detective Quinn Manning wants nothing more than to see Diamond Dace, one of Fagerdal's most notorious drug lords, behind bars. After years of the man eluding the authorities, when Manning accidentally stumbles onto an opportunity to catch the powerful dealer red-handed, he doesn't hesitate. But what should be a simple tail instead drops Manning into a real-life world of myth and legend.Hush is a hulder, a forest spirit also known as a pine tree Mary. Since the beginning of time, his people have lived in the forest, feeding off the energy they derive from the lust and desires of passing hunters. But Hush is an abomination, the only male of his kind.After a lifetime of starvation, Hush has struck a deal with a human. A simple trade that will give the human what he desires and keep Hush from wasting away completely.When Manning saves a young man from Diamond and one of his men, his view of reality is altered forever. And Hush, who has never met anyone like Manning, finds the man's attraction to him enough to finally stave off his constant hunger.Together they set out to rescue Manning's partner, and their connection to one another grows. But can a human detective have a future with a creature of the forest, a creature who isn't supposed to exist?EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.