It’s an incredibly exciting day as we’re wishing the second of our Solaris Satellites series, The Difficult Loves of Maria Makiling by Wayne Santos a happy publication day… or should we say launch day?!

The Solaris Satellites series brings new, exciting voices to the page, with each novella available in limited signed edition paperback, eBook and audiobook, plus a digital or print season pass giving readers release day access to all three 2021 novellas.

Image featuring paperback copy of The Difficult Loves of Maria Makiling by Wayne Santos on an atmospheric background.

Maria is, in no particular order: a concept artist at one of Canada’s biggest videogame studios, the goddess of Mount Makiling in the Philippines, and in love.

And right now, being in love is her biggest problem.

Because when Maria falls in love, tragedy and death follow—and always have. For hundreds of years.

If she wants to break the cycle, it’s going to take everything a goddess, her newly-befriended, anime-obsessed demon-horse, and Canadian national treasure Margaret Atwood have to make it happen.