Australian author Arwen Jayne has just released her first novella Heart of Stone as an ebook on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008SNZGEG. At $2.99US it is modestly priced.
On one level this simple, lighthearted and fast paced, very Australian, paranormal erotic romance is a little bit naughty and quite a bit kinky. Underlying all that is a deeper message about love that is all accepting, transcends taboos and arbitrary values and connects us with the all pervading consciousness of the universe.
The heroine Tyra is a soon to be retired librarian. She is woken in the middle of the night to find her uncle has died and a destiny she didn't know she had calls her to a small Australian country town. To fulfill her destiny she must find her own liberation and make a bond of love that exceeds normal human limits. Tyra must let go of obstacles she has placed in the path of love and let go of boundaries of self and mortality. And of course there's an ancient evil out to stop her.
There is some gay sex and bondage as well as left-hand tantra which may be confronting to some readers but no doubt this was part of the author's intention to challenge taboos and arbitrary social values.
A paperback version is expected out in October 2012 and will also be available on Amazon. A sequel is expected out in 2013.