May's Blog Post starts here:
Whenever I saw a western as a child I was drawn to the Native Americans. Their raw spirituality and connection to the earth was extremely attractive to me. I used to fantasize about living with them; leaving the city, living off the land and setting up a tepee with a hunky warrior. During my research for my western LASSOED LOVERS series I came across the story of Mary Jennison. Although her introduction to living with a tribe was under tragic circumstances, it seems she eventually found happiness staying with the Seneca's.
In 1758, on a spring morning in the Pennsylvania frontier, Mary, most of her family, and a number of British colonists were abducted by a raiding party comprised of French soldiers and a mixture of warriors from six Indians tribes. Mary was only 13. During their travels a pair of moccasins was placed on her feet and her life changed forever. Both of her parents were killed, along with many other colonists. Along with another young boy, the Seneca adopted Mary, renaming her Deh-he-wä-mis which meant, "... a pretty girl, a handsome girl, or a pleasant, good thing." ...She married a Delaware named Sheninjee. They had a son whom she named Thomas after her father. When her husband took ill and died while hunting, Mary was moved to clan relatives in New York. She eventually married Hiakatoo, a Seneca, and had six more children. Mary became a negotiator when the war ended. She lived the rest of her life with the Seneca Nation. She died at the age of 90. Her remains are located in Letchworth State Park, New York. A bronze statue marks her grave. Mary's life has been portrayed in several fictional books.
About May Water: I recently dove into the world of writing head first. With the help of everyone at Siren Publishing, I pumped out ten erotic romances in one year. I have immense gratitude for their patience, guidance, and professionalism. They have made this experience as a new author one of joy. No matter where my path in life leads I hope to always write. It is my passion.
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[Siren Allure: Erotic Western Romance, with F/F, food play, HEA]
Welcome to Summerville, Colorado. Maddie Catalan holds all the spunk of a true Old Western gal. Parker Leeds, horseman extraordinaire, is the only male to keep up with her. A romantic future for the pair is possible, until she hooks onto bad boy Romney Barnes.
Maddie loses herself in his rough handling. Even after he hops on a locomotive to Boston the day after she loses her virginity, she has visions of becoming his bride. His visions definitely do not include her, however.
Maddie moves to her aunt’s town to teach. She soon discovers that Rom was already engaged to another. Sensuous Trina kisses Maddie's boo-boos (and a whole lot more), helping her heart heal. Yet Maddie is bent on vengeance.
An angry Rom shows up months later—big mistake. Violence erupts. Maddie is left scarred and broken. Will Parker seek Maddie again? Or will she hide, never be found?
Note: This book contains excessive violence and sexual assault of the heroine.
May Water/Erotic Romance Author/ Siren Publishing
Lassoed Lovers series:
RAW HIDE & SEEK
RAW HIDE AWAY
BALLS TO THE WALL DETECTIVES INC.
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