HOLLISTON, Mass. – Mount Airy’s Jane Tesh and Silver Leaf Books recently released her fantasy novel, “Butterfly Waltz.”
“Butterfly Waltz” introduces protagonist Des Fairweather, a young musician whose creative efforts are hampered by fears he may possess destructive magical powers.
When he helps his friend Jake Brenner, a tabloid writer on the hunt for a big supernatural story, Fairweather is swept up in a world of mystery and intrigue. Despite his skepticism of the validity of the stories Jake is seeking, Des reluctantly accompanies Jake on his latest adventure—all with the promise that Jake can help Des secure an audition with the city symphony, a break Des desperately needs.
When Jake’s search takes the two out to the country to investigate an unusual phenomenon at the Snowden estate, Des encounters a startlingly beautiful young woman who claims to be magical. That young woman is Kalida, a mysterious creature who has escaped from the people of the Caverns and renounced their evil ways. But when Kalida is discovered, her people will stop at no end to get her to return to their world. Will Des be able to cast aside his fears in order to save Kalida….before it’s too late?
“Butterfly Waltz”is available in trade paper (ISBN: 978-1-60975-124-1, 214 pages, $17.95) and eBook ($9.99) editions.
A native of North Carolina, Jane Tesh is a retired media specialist and pianist for the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mount Airy. She is the author of two mystery series—the Madeline Maclin Mysteries and the Grace Street Mystery Series—published by Poisoned Pen Press. For more information on the author, visit Jane Tesh online at: www.janetesh.com
Founded in 2003, Silver Leaf Books (www.silverleafbooks.com) is an independent press that publishes works within the Action / Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Suspense, and Thriller genres.