Cyndy Aleo

Four Little Bees Writing & Editing

author, freelance writing, editing, and a little bit of web development, helping clients with content development, book editing, and blog set-up and customization


A couple of NaNoWriMos ago, I started a book I thought would be young adult sci-fi. I had the opening scene, a few scattered things in the middle, and this idea sparked by a rogue eBay listing.

What that book turned into is THE FOREST'S SON, a new adult folk-mythology romance. 

I know. I don't know how that happened, either.

Vance is a college student with a really, really odd life, and when he wakes up in the morning with no idea who he is (or where he is), he has a sense that this has all happened before. When his best friend Donovan shows up, he finds out it has happened like this before: a lot.

Why Vance forgets -- and what he ends up doing about it -- isn't your typical amnesia story. It involves a little-known Polish myth of forest dwellers, and how Vance may be associated with that world.

A little about the cover: the original photograph is by AMAZING Polish photographer Slevin Aaron, and the cover design is by my dear friend (and amazing author) Eden Barber.

I'm doing something a little different with this book; as it's told in five parts, it lends itself very well to serialization. As many of you know, I spent a lot of time in fan fiction, and love that sense of tension in waiting for the next part to be released. There will also be a special deal for early downloading, so keep an eye out for the book's release in May!

Enough rambling, though... here's the cover of the first piece of THE FOREST'S SON: UNKNOWING.