It's reading day! Did you know that I write all ages science fiction under my given name, Sandra Stixrude? Today's excerpt is from the first book of the Anchorage series (there are seven in the series), Marya. While these books aren't m/m, there are a lot of gender role explorations and there are gay characters who become very important to the story starting in the second book.
All Anchorage cover art is by the wonderful Catherine Dair. :)
Marya: Anchorage Book 1
By Sandra C. Stixrude
Mischief Corner Books
Traveling has always frightened Marya, but when the Ktar chooses her to protect the heir on his confirmation journey, she fights panic. A prophecy concerning the heir's death, ominous dreams of a mysterious city, and news that one of the heir's companions will betray him all point to disaster.
Unfortunately, the discovery of the assassin's identity is only the beginning. His menace pales in comparison to the ancient evil lurking in the mountains. When Marya is trapped and the men with her enslaved, she is faced with two choices: surrender to the alien being who offers her power, or ally with the handsome assassin she sought to thwart. One way she loses her soul, the other she may lose her heart.
Angel writes (mostly) Science Fiction and Fantasy centered around queer heroes. Currently living part time in the hectic sprawl of northern Delaware and full time inside her head, she has one husband, one son, two cats, a love of all things beautiful and a terrible addiction to the consumption of both knowledge and chocolate.