#Spotlight: The Prince of Winds by Tali Spencer #mm #teaser @tali_spencer


The Prince of Winds

The Prince of Winds Disclaimer MaleTAGRimmon may be an eagle warrior, but he’s never known war, and he’s never known love—until his kingdom’s army is destroyed by Ekari, the demon of winds, and he is captured by Melkor, one of the Iron Horde that has been killing off the world’s gods. Those gods have cursed Melkor and his brothers to be conquerors and never to be loved, but Melkor, hoping to overcome his fate, carries Rimmon off to his island. There, he heals Rimmon’s wounds and teaches him about sexual pleasure, earning the young warrior’s trust and fanning the flames of an attraction both men yearn to embrace. But the curses of vengeful gods are difficult to break, especially when Rimmon discovers Melkor is the demon who destroyed his home. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 The Author ThoughtsTAG

Dream Landscapes

 

Have you ever had a dream so vivid you were still inside it when you woke up? A dream that felt more like a memory? Then you’ll understand how I wrote The Prince of Winds.

 

I’ve had a recurring dream since I was a teen. I’m a man, a soldier, and I’m wearing clothing, including armor, from some era deep in the past. There’s only desert around me but for the rock casting the shadow where I’ve found some shelter. My leg is broken, meaning I cannot walk in search of water or help. The sun beats down and I’m dying of thirst. A shadow falls over me and I look up. A man is standing over me. He’s dark-haired, bearded, and an enemy—but he leans down to give me water.

 

I can tell you every detail of that dream: the color of the rock, the details of the other man’s clothing. If I saw him on the street, I’d know him—which is saying a lot because I almost never remember faces until I’ve known someone long enough to have seen them several times. I’m half-convinced this dream is a remnant of some past life in which I clearly did not fare too well. For what it’s worth, in this life I’m still clumsy and often need rescuing.

 

I’d wanted to write a story based on that dream for a long time, but only saw a way to do it once I began writing gay romance. The powerful attraction between the characters finally had a context I could work with. That bit of dream forms part of the beginning of The Prince of Winds.

 

I wanted the story to have a dreamlike quality, which I think I achieved. The imagery of The Prince of Winds is filled with colors, dramatic landscapes, flying, cruelty, mythic lands, and three magical princes with elemental powers. Rimmon, the injured young man, commands a war eagle. That isn’t in the dream, but I wanted to give Rimmon more than a broken leg. And of course there’s the kind of sex I couldn’t have written outside a gay erotic romance. That wasn’t in the dream, either, but I always thought it was what happened next.

 

For years I dreamed, and then I dreamed again.

 

The Prince of Winds blurb:

 

Three brothers, three curses… one chance.

 

Rimmon may be an eagle warrior, but he’s never known war, and he’s never known love—until his kingdom’s army is destroyed by Ekari, the demon of winds, and he is captured by Melkor, one of the Iron Horde that has been killing off the world’s gods. Although those gods have cursed Melkor and his brothers to be conquerors and to never be loved, Melkor hopes to overcome his fate and carries Rimmon off to his island. There, Melkor heals Rimmon’s wounds and teaches him about sexual pleasure, earning the young warrior’s trust and fanning the flames of an attraction both men yearn to embrace. But the curses of vengeful gods are difficult to break, especially when Rimmon discovers Melkor is the wind demon who destroyed his home.

 

The Prince of Winds is available at Amazon, Dreamspinner Press, and AllRomance.

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