Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ellis Carrington dishes about the Heroes of Amor Prohibido

Isn't Ellis Carrington's cover for Amor Prohibido absolutely swoon-worthy? The colors alone elicit passion. Today, she's dishing on a few secrets about her men ... 

Meet Jake:
Got a thing for the “hot nerd?” I know I do. And Jacob Freehan’s got “hot nerd” out the wazoo. Quiet and shy—maybe even a little standoffish at first—but oh, baby! This guy’s got a smile that lights up like the sun once you get to know him. He’s a Database Architect who’s fiercely loyal to his friends, and likes to swim and do yoga. He gets his lean muscles and broad shoulders from his Army Officer father, and his olive-toned skin from his Chinese mother.

Now, Jake’s had it a little rough: growing up he suffered physical and emotional abuse, first at the hands of his mom, and then his first boyfriend Danny. He and Danny were so young when they met, that they wound up in a kind of codependent relationship that continued for far longer than it should have. It ended, sadly, in Danny pushing Jacob over a railing and injuring Jake’s back pretty severely.  It was the final straw, and while Jacob is beginning to heal physically? Emotionally, it’s another matter.

Meet Pakal:
Pakal is an immortal Mayan spirit guide. Or in our lexicon, what you might think of as an angel. Now, that angel comes in pretty surprising packaging: Masquerading as a hot, golden-skinned beach-bum/tour guide, Pakal may look young but he’s centuries old. In his mortal life he was a nobleman, before he was bound and tossed into a well—a sacrifice to honor the Mayan rain god. And though his mortal body died, his spirit lived on to walk the earth.

Pakal is very wise thanks to his long lifespan but very lonely. He hangs out in the sunny, sleepy, seaside town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico and helps some of the souls that pass through the little tourist spot. It’s been fulfilling for the most part, but when he meets Jacob he finds they share a special connection. That taste of kinship, of real intimacy, it makes him long for something more. Trouble is, the gods have tasked Pakal with helping Jacob to heal his physical and emotional hurts, not getting him into bed. Which makes a romantic relationship with Jake forbidden….

Thing is, these two have no idea how perfect they are for each other.


Jacob Freehan has no job, no man, and no motivation. In pain both from ending a long-term abusive relationship and a severe back injury, he escapes to the sunny seaside town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico for a little yoga, a little R&R, and possibly a place to quietly end his own life. 

Pakal is a centuries-old immortal Mayan spirit guide who has been charged with getting Jacob on the path toward healing. Romantic involvement with a spirit charge is strictly forbidden, and it has never been a problem...until now. Pakal sees something special in Jacob, but failure to keep a rapidly growing attraction at bay could result in Jacob losing his life and Pakal being condemned to the Underworld forever...

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