Release Day! Season Finale of “Immortal Symphony: Overture”
Oh my God, I haven’t done an actual celebratory release day post in ages. I’m so sorry! 😄
Today marks quite a special day because it’s the release day for the sixth episode of Immortal Symphony: Overture! Aww, yeeeahhh… it’s the Season Finale, baby, and trust me on this one: it’s a wild ride, but it’s also just the beginning. We have some amazing twists and turns planned for Season Two, and we want you to stick around for more of the sex-god that is Dorian Gray and our ‘wonder twins’, Gabriel and Michael.
I really hope that you readers have enjoyed Season One (Overture). The whole serial format has been a new thing for S.L. Armstrong and I to tackle, and with our sudden move back at the end of June, it’s been a crazy time writing this first season of the serial, but we adore the characters and have such huge plans for them. You have no idea how excited we are to start on Season Two. We’ll also share our thoughts and the lessons we’ve learned about writing in the serial format, but that’s a topic for another post. 😉
For now, I hope everyone enjoys the teaser below and picks up the last episode of the season! And–I really can’t emphasize this enough–DEFINITELY think about grabbing the Season Pass if you haven’t already. If this is the first you’re hearing about the serials, then you’ll want to take advantage of the Season Pass over at Storm Moon Press. It gets you all the episodes for the season (which means you get them all at once at this point), you get the complete season in its compiled e-book form, and the best part is getting exclusive bonus content. The season finale, Homecoming, comes with both a bonus short story and an exclusive piece of artwork from our awesome cover artist, Nathie! The artwork is erotic, too, so really… what’s not to love about the Season Pass?! 😀
The car stopped, but Gabriel couldn’t look away from Dorian’s eyes. “Harry can’t win again,” he whispered.
Pain flickered in Dorian’s gaze. “No. He can’t.”
Gabriel glanced out the window at Dorian’s massive home. It seemed a lifetime ago he’d shuffled up to that door in the chilly rain. He let out a slow breath. “Let’s go.”
The house was silent as Dorian led Gabriel into the foyer. Gabriel’s eyes darted around, fear vibrating through him. He swallowed, made his dry tongue move. “Where is he?”
Dorian’s eyes unfocused for a moment, and then he murmured, “In the ballroom.” Without another moment’s hesitation, Dorian made his way through the lower rooms.
The house smelled stale, unlived in, and Gabriel longed to throw open the windows and watch Emma bake a cake or something in the kitchen. Only a few short weeks in this house and it already felt like home to him. Then again, the tiny apartment had also felt like home. It was Dorian. Wherever Dorian was, it was home to Gabriel, and that notion rocked him to his core. He glanced at Dorian, wanting to confide in him, but he knew now was not the time. He bit it back, buried the thoughts, and focused on helping Dorian save John.
Dorian threw open the ballroom doors to the sight of Lord Henry Wotton standing beside John’s seated and bound form. Harry smiled at Dorian, but the expression set Gabriel on edge. There was something sharp and ugly about the smile, something… hungry. The man was shorter than Gabriel had imagined, round while not being fat. Harry seemed to also share Dorian’s penchant for timeless clothing, modern mixed with Victorian, and in his hand was a cane. Gabriel remained a step behind Dorian, wary, his eyes darting between Harry and John.
Dorian crossed his arms. “You always did have the flair for the dramatic.”
Harry chuckled. “This coming from the boy who coined the phrase ‘melodramatic’.” His gray eyes moved over Dorian, drank in the sight of him. “My, my. Just as beautiful as the day we met.”
“How dare you?” Dorian pointed at John. “How dare you try to strike at me through those I care for?”
This time, the smile on Harry’s lips, the laughter that flitted through the empty ballroom, was pure evil, utterly smug. “My dear boy, I’ve never done anything else.”
Dorian’s brow furrowed, and he shook his head. “What the hell does that mean? I didn’t even know you were alive six months ago.”
“All in good time, sweet boy.” Harry slid his hand into John’s hair and jerked on it, making John grunt. Gabriel hated to see the pain in John’s eyes, the bruises on his face. “You hid yourself well, but this one? Your lovely doctor?” He tsked. “Don’t you know that you must reinforce your wardings every few months?”
Something in the air changed. A crackle of energy sizzled over Gabriel’s senses, and he took a step back. In Dorian’s hand was a glowing ball of dense air, and it hovered above his palm.
It all hit home then: these two men were powerful. They possessed abilities Gabriel himself couldn’t even begin to comprehend. Oh, he was drowning, all right, and there was no land in sight. His eyes darted to John again. He had to save John. He’d let Dorian deal with Harry, but he would get John out of the way.
You think you know the story of Dorian Gray, but you’re wrong. The real story didn’t end the way Oscar Wilde penned; in fact, it hasn’t ended at all. The ageless beauty of Dorian Gray walks now in our world of cellphones and lattes and internet porn. His latest conquest is Gabriel Lawrence, a paranormal investigator with a secret or two of his own. But the trouble with a life as long as Dorian’s is that the skeletons are threatening to overrun the closet… and not all of them want to stay dead.
Season 1: Overture introduces Gabriel to the truth of a world he had only suspected, where ghost hunting is the least of his worries. And at the heart of it all is the mysterious and fascinating Dorian Gray, as though he’d stepped out of the pages of the book bearing his name. But if he has, he hasn’t come through alone. And this figure from a past Dorian had though long behind him bears a grudge nurtured for a hundred years and intends to tear down everything Dorian has built, a piece at a time.
Episode 6: Homecoming
In the season finale, the threat of Lord Henry brings Dorian, Gabriel, and Michael back to Scotland for a final confrontation with the older and more powerful magus. All three must find new reserves of strength within themselves if they intend to come through the showdown unscathed.