Friday, August 30, 2013
Cover Reveal: Author Lia Michaels @HouseofTaboo Presents Her First #Erotic Short Story #LGBT #shifters
Welcome to Not Enough Time in the Day. I'm thrilled to reveal the brand new cover for my alter ego's very first short story Forbidden Destiny. Author Lia Michaels and Sassy Vixen Publishing have set the release date for this one. It's just one week away on September 6th but they wanted to get the word out there about it now.
Just to give you a bit of background on this one, as a short story, it's well, short. LOL! Lia has made this a bonus, or teaser if you will, to introduce you to the heroes in her full length novel Call of the Thunderbird (Fearless Love). In this part of their tale, you'll get to experience one of the dreams both men experience throughout their lives. This one is special though. It's the very first time BOTH men learn the story behind their bond and take the steps necessary to ensure they'll recognize each other again outside of their dream world.
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.
This part of their story won't be in the full novel, but will be referred to by the characters. Abraham and Ethan's story is one that's taken Lia over a year to fully develop, but now it's time to share it with you. Until next week, how about we get a look at the cover...
Look for Forbidden Destiny on September 6th on ARe, Amazon, Smashwords and other major outlets.
Until next time