#ThursdayThirteen: @HouseofTaboo Author Lia Michaels Shares A Taste of Forbidden Destiny #eroticromance #LGBT #shifters

Welcome to Through Stephanie’s Eyes. Today you’re in for a special treat. My alter ego, Lia Michaels has released her first LGBT erotic paranormal romance. This one is a short story companion meant to wet your appetite for some sexy eagle shifters. To top it all off, these men are in the Army…whew!  I mean, you can’t go wrong with sexy men in uniform.

Forbidden Destiny introduces you to Abraham and Ethan. These two star crossed lovers search for each other through their dreams where they can shift into eagles and soar high up in the clouds together. Have you all seen the National Geographic videos of the courting ritual of raptors like the bald eagle? Well, go look for some and you’ll end up breathless watching them just like I did. It’s an amazing sight.  

But I digress…

Let’s get back to the task at hand and share the blurb from Lia’s short story.


Ethan Quaderer is the Great Thunderbird, the creature of Native American legend.  From childhood, Ethan soared high across the land, as one with the majestic bald eagles—only larger and more powerful. Great Thunderbird has one mission, to save the Native American people. But first, he must find his Chosen, his soul mate.

Abraham Tuttle grew up in a household where being different was unacceptable. Forbidden.  He hid his true nature, a Two Spirit—not male or female, but both.  For many Native American tribes, being Two Spirit is a blessing, one to be honored and revered. Not so for Abraham.

Through the Thunderbird dreams each finds the happiness they long for. One dreams of the Great Warrior who’d someday rescue him. The other dreams of the one he’s searched for through many lifetimes.


Dreams turn into reality when both men come face to face in the real world. Can Abraham find it within himself to let go of his past and embrace his future with Ethan, or will his doubts and fears of who and what he really is cause him to lose the only one who could ever complete him heart and soul?

Got your attention now, don’t we? 😉  Here’s the first thirteen sentences. It’s from the opening dream sequence through Abraham’s eyes.

“Come to me, Abe. Together we’ll save our people.”

Abraham scanned the shoreline for the source of the deep, haunting voice. He walked up and down the trails in the woods surrounding the lake and so far he turned up nothing. That is, nothing but the bald eagles soaring high in the sky. 

As he watched the aerial display, one of the largest birds of the group broke away from the trio circling overhead. Abraham’s eyes followed the majestic creature through every dive and swoop back up toward the treetops. His breath caught in his chest each time the free fall began. “So beautiful.”

“Join me now, my Chosen. Together the Thunderbirds will bring peace and hope to all our people.”


Abraham’s heart raced and goose bumps immediately covered his bare arms.


Sorry folks. That’s all you get for now. If you want to read more of the story, you can get your very own copy today from SmashwordsAll Romance ebooks and Amazon.   I’ve already got my copy in my hot little hands. What’s taking you so long? Go on. If you’re over 18 years old and enjoy M/M erotic paranormal romances, this one’s for you.

About the Author

Lia Michaels is the alter ego of bestselling poet and erotic romance author Tammy Dennings Maggy. With so many characters clamoring for their stories to be told, the job became a bit overwhelming for one sassy vixen to handle. Lia “volunteered” to explore the world of M/M erotic romance as well as menage. Tammy will still tell the M/F and F/F stories but don’t be surprised if the two of them collaborate from time to time. With Lia, very few topics will be taboo so look for more fantasy and paranormal tales from her. She’ll leave the more contemporary stuff to Tammy but still encourage her to push the limits!

Until next time
~Steph







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#ThursdayThirteen With Author @dochappycamper And #CoverReveal #eroticromance #LGBT

Welcome to a special Thursday Thirteen today at Through Stephanie’s Eyes. I’m so excited to be a part of the celebration for my fellow Sassy Vixen author and alter ego Tammy Dennings Maggy. The third book in her now and forever series is going to be released within the next month. To get you all ready for it, she’s agreed to share the first thirteen lines from The Surrender of Julia (Now and Forever 3) as well as give us a look at the fabulous and smokin’ hot cover created by LMK Graphics

First let’s take a look at the blurb…

L.A. artist phenom Julia Santos appeared to have it all. After a nearly two year long dry spell, her creativity was at its peak and she had her muse and model Jacob Hartley to thank for it. He brought the fire and raw sexuality back to her sculptures and into her bedroom, and a sense of security that only one other person in her life had ever given her. At last she had found the perfect balance between her professional and private lives, until the day a single call from someone in her past threatened to tear her world apart.

Fearful of losing all she’d worked so hard to accomplish, Julia delved deeper into the hedonistic lifestyle she’d come to rely on to give her an escape from the horrors of her past. Instead of bringing her comfort, her sexual urges lead her down the path of destruction; not only for herself, but those around her.  With Jacob fighting for his life after a near fatal motorcycle accident and Julia on the brink of death herself, Fate and her Guardian Angel Daniel intervene and transport her to a safe haven called the Island.


There she’s given a choice: stay on the Island and wait for her next rebirth, or go back and fight to be with the one who has been there for her through every lifetime.  Will she take the easy way out and leave all the pain behind, or will she choose the long and hard road reliving the horrors of her childhood in order to have her happily ever after with the Mistress of her dreams?

And now the gorgeous cover that brings Tammy’s characters to life…


And here are the opening lines to tempt you even further…

“What if he doesn’t want to see me after all this time? What if he can’t ever forgive me for hurting him thirteen years ago?” Julia Santos continued to pace the floor of her art gallery as she wrung her hands together to keep from running them through her hair one more time. The new asymmetrical bob her stylist put her in did show off her raven colored hair beautifully, but Julia was having a hell of a time getting used to not having her locks piled on top of her head or cascading down her back.  The new cut was to help give her a more professional and confident look for one of the biggest meetings of her career. Now her nerves were shot to hell and her confidence was fading fast. I can’t do this now. I should never have let Carmen send that letter to him.

“Well at least you tried. If you end up doing the artwork for the club at the MGM Grande, you may run into him from time to time. His brother is Stephen Eischer’s right hand man. You’re going to have to work fairly close with him too.”

Julia stopped her pacing and stared at her lover and partner of over twenty-five years. “Carmen, I don’t think I can do this…”


Learn More About Tammy

Tammy Dennings Maggy is a multi-published poet and erotic romance author with Siren and Sassy Vixen Publishing. Her writing explores many facets of romance from ultimate betrayal to finding your soul mate. Her poetry serves as a companion to her novels and has inspired entire series all on their own. Tammy and her alter egos Lia Michaels and Stephanie Ryan make up the core authors at Sassy Vixen Publishing and together they’ve created the shared world series Temptations Resort. Look for the first books in that series to come out later this year.

Now happily married to her own Muse and soul mate, she continues to live her dream and act as secretary to all her characters demanding to have their stories told.

Check out:

Tammy’s Website
Tammy’s Blog
Tammy’s Books on BookstrandAmazonBarnes and NobleSmashwords,  and iTunesSassy Vixen Publishing
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