The Matawapit Family Series Book 1
It’s been ten years since Emery Matawapit sinned, having succumbed to temptation for the one thing in his life that felt right, another man. In six months he’ll make a life-changing decision that will bar him from sexual relationships for the rest of his life. Darryl Keejik has a decade-long chip on his shoulder, and he holds Emery’s father, the church deacon, responsible for what he’s suffered: the loss of his family and a chance at true love with Emery. No longer a powerless kid, Darryl has influence within the community—maybe more than the deacon. Darryl intends on using his power to destroy Deacon Matawapit and his church. Hoping to save the church, Emery races home. But stopping Darryl is harder than expected when their sizzling chemistry threatens to consume Emery. Now he is faced with the toughest decision of his life: please his devout parents and fulfill his call to the priesthood, or remain true to his heart and marry the man created for him. This is very erotic book about a spiritual journey.
The Matawapit Family Series Book 2
A single woman battles to keep her foster child from his newly-paroled father—a dangerous man she used to love.
Bridget Matawapit is an Indigenous activist, daughter of a Catholic deacon, and foster mother to Kyle, the son of an Ojibway father—the ex-fiancé she kicked to the curb after he chose alcohol over her love. With Adam out on parole and back in Thunder Bay, she is determined to stop him from obtaining custody of Kyle. Adam Guimond is a recovering alcoholic and ex-gangbanger newly-paroled. Through counselling, reconnecting with his Ojibway culture and twelve-step meetings while in prison, Adam now understands he’s worthy of the love that frightened him enough to pick up the bottle he’d previously corked. He can’t escape the damage he caused so many others, but he longs to rise like a true warrior in the pursuit of forgiveness and a second chance. There’s nothing he isn’t willing to do to win back his son–and Bridget. When an old cell mate’s daughter dies under mysterious circumstances in foster care, Adam begs Bridget to help him uncover the truth. Bound to the plight of the Indigenous children in care, Bridget agrees. But putting herself in contact with Adam threatens to resurrect her long-buried feelings for him, and even worse, she risks losing care of Kyle, by falling for a man who might destroy her faith in love completely this time.
Since I was a child, I loved making up stories, starting with Ken and Barbie. When I was away at school in Winnipeg, I even wrote. The mother of the family I was staying with brought up a typewriter from the basement that I could use. But it wasn’t until the mid-nineties that I began delving into the world of fiction by writing novels.
I wrote seven from 1995 to around 2001: The Boys from the Bay Series. The first MC romance before MC romances existed. Those are shelved now, never to see the light of day. One, they’d require a complete re-write to become publishable. Two, there are many MC romances out there now, and I don’t think I could add anything to the genre that hasn’t been already done. But Jebb, Steave, Kelly, Mario, and Nico will always have a special place in my heart because I loved these guys. They were special. My first true characters.
My younger sister, bless her eyes, had to suffer through reading my manuscripts LOL. But she certainly humoured me by being my number one champion when it came to my dreams of writing.
A science fiction romance also sits on my computer, never to see the publishing world. It was an epic story about humans from another world creating an immortal race who wind up killing off the humans for the greater good of evolution, but the immortals are governed by the ruthless and seductive Maximillia, the second made immortal, who hides that she terminated their human creators by re-writing history. Anyway, enough about that book.
I wrote many short stories and long stories, too. Then I found what I truly wanted to do: writing romance starring Canada’s Indigenous People. Redeemed is my second novel in the Matawapit Family Series, although it can be read as a stand-alone. I hope you enjoy what I decided to share with the world of readers, instead of letting the book remain on my desktop.
Thank you, Maggie Blackbird and Silver Dagger Book Tours.
About the Author
An Ojibway from Northwestern Ontario, Maggie resides in the country with her husband and their fur babies, two beautiful Alaskan Malamutes. When she’s not writing, she can be found pulling weeds in the flower beds, mowing the huge lawn, walking the Mals deep in the bush, teeing up a ball at the golf course, fishing in the boat for walleye, or sitting on the deck at her sister’s house, making more wonderful memories with the people she loves most.
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