Sucker for mythology, here. I also happen to like sexy love stories, too. How cool to mix the two? That’s just what author A.S. Fenichel has done – mixing Atzec mythology with erotic romance. Lucky for us, she’s out guest today.
Take it away, A.S.
Thank you so much for having me on Muse Tracks today. I’m so happy to be here. I thought we’d have a little fun and talk about good guys and bad guys. You know, like Kevin Costner’s sexy, troubled, Robin Hood to Allen Rickman’s off the wall Sheriff of Nottingham. Or the Tim Burton 1986 Batman movie, where Michael Keaton is our Dark Knight, and how can you not love to hate Jack Nicholson as the terrifyingly crazy Joker?
In my new book, Mayan Craving, I offer you Asher Dove. He’s the sweet and sexy hero who just wants to save the woman he desires from Mictlantecuhtli, the Lord of the Dead. We meet Asher in my first book, Mayan Afterglow as the very young and quirky pilot who helps get everyone down to Mexico in one piece, the perfect little brother. Skip ahead five years, and he’s a whole different story. Asher has grown into the kind of guy who will save you from the demons and then be so furious he can barely speak, just before he cleans your wounds and takes you to bed in the sweetest possible way. J He has lost none of his charm from the first book but in Mayan Craving he’s a whole lot of hunky, and the last five years of hard labor and constant threat, have matured him, making him the perfect hero, kind, tough and just a little bit dark.
On the other hand, I found Mictlantechuhtli (meek-tlahn-tay-COO-tlee) (Mictlan) during my research into Pre-Columbian mythology. Though the book is called Mayan Craving, I borrowed Mictlan from Aztec mythology. He was a principal god to the Aztecs and often referred to as the Lord of the Dead. He’s depicted by the Aztecs as a blood splattered skeleton or a large head with big teeth and no eyes in his sockets. In some descriptions he wore a necklace made from human eyeballs. Pretty yucky stuff! He has his horrifying moments in my books, but for the most part, in both Mayan Afterglow and Mayan Craving, Mictlan appears as an extremely good looking man of about thirty. In fact he’s so perfectly handsome, he’s an abomination, and the characters find him hard to look at. When he loses his temper…well that’s another story. Mictlan has taken advantage of the End of Days, an apocalypse that occurred on December 21, 2012, in order to take over the realm of humans. He goes through ritual after ritual in an attempt to enter our world and end the reign of humankind.
Our hero (Asher) and heroine (Nancy) have their work cut out for them. They have to defeat Mictlan, save Nancy’s sister from Mictlan’s harem, and deal with their own issues of falling in love.
It’s not easy being the star of a romance novel. 😉
Thanks again for having me here today, Jenn. It’s been a blast!
Don’t forget Mayan Craving is available in electronic formats at http://www.jasminejade.com/p-10057-mayan-craving.aspx. You will also find it really soon at http://www.amazon.com/A.S.Fenichel/e/B007W5VEXI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 and
Here is the blurb and you can read more at my website www.asfenichel.com
Surviving the End of Days was only the beginning of the journey for Nancy. After years of searching, she’s finally found her missing sister, but when she attempts to rescue Robyn, she enters her worst nightmare. Captured by demons and about to be sacrificed, Asher is her unexpected hero. Asher’s kindness and bravery arouse her lust, and leave her wanting much more than just his friendship.
Asher has been in love with Nancy since he first laid eyes on her, but her infatuation with another man always left him standing in the background. Her sudden craving for him couldn’t turn him on more. He can’t help finding rapture with Nancy, but the attraction could only be fleeting.
While danger and passion pull them together, doubt may rip them apart. They’ll need more than a carnal connection if they’re to survive.
About the Author:
A.S. Fenichel adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story. Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey. She now lives in the southwest with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When she is not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history and puttering in her garden.