To celebrate the release of my new book, Coral Were His Bones, I’m going to be posting a month’s worth of things about selkies. Coral is a m/m paranormal erotica novel about Finn, a selkie who’s in love with his childhood sweetheart Devon, but bound in a magical contract to a cruel master. It’s a story of modern magic, snark, sex, and how to heal when everything hurts.
We’re back to heartache and seal wives today. Ballad of the White Seal Maiden is actually a poem by Jane Yolen (who has written so many things I won’t even bother trying to start telling you), performed by Lui Collins. You can read the lyrics (is it still lyrics if it started life as a poem?) at Lui Collin’s website, or listen to a sample on last.fm or Itunes. Lui Collin’s albums are also on CD Baby. It’s been a while since I ordered an actual, physical CD from them, but they used to have the best shipping notice email in the world.
The poem’s also included in its original form as a spoken-word poem on a CD collection of Jane Yolen’s poems.