Welcome to Sassy Vixen Publishing! I'm The Vixen (aka Tammy Dennings Maggy) and your host today for a very exciting cover reveal. In just one week my alter ego, the Lucious Lia Michaels will release her very first short story. It's a M/M erotic romance about Native American eagle shifters. One of them is actually a creature of legend and the other his Chosen Mate.
Here's a bit of their story. It will be told in it's entirety in the novel Call of the Thunderbird (Fearless Love), but you get a nice teaser in the form of Forbidden Destiny. Take a look at the cover and tell us what you think?
Ethan Quaderer is the Great Thunderbird, the creature of Native American legend. He grew up knowing exactly who and what he was thanks to his grandfather. At a very young age, Ethan could merge with the bald eagles and soar with them high across the land. Eventually he would learn to shift completely from human to one of them...only larger and more powerful. His destiny as the Great Thunderbird was to find his soul mate and together they would save their people.
Abraham Tuttle didn't grow up in a household where being different was acceptable. For years he hid the fact he was "berach" or Two Spirit. For many Native American tribes, being Two Spirit is considered a blessing. It's actually a third gender classification, not male or female, but both. Two Spirits are often honored and revered, considered to be highly spiritual and often take on leadership roles within their tribes as healers.
Where Ethan's spirituality and Two Spirit nature were embraced by his family, Abraham learned early on his would be shunned by his family and many others within his tribe. He kept his true self hidden and did his best to fit in, all the while dreaming of the Great Warrior who would someday rescue him from all of it. He dreamed of courting eagles night after night. Their majestic free fall toward the ground took his breath away each and every time. It was in those dreams the Warrior would come to him as the Great Thunderbird and claim him as his mate.
Look for Forbidden Destiny on Friday September 26th on ARe, Amazon, Smashwords and other major outlets. Congratulations Lia!