|Cover Artist: Anne Cain|
Running with the Wind
(Mermen of Ea, Book 3)
by Shira Anthony
Release Date: June 8, 2015
Length: 67,000 words
Genres: Gay (M/M), Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
With the final confrontation between the island and mainland Ea factions looming, Taren and Ian sail with Odhrán to investigate a lost colony of merfolk in the Eastern Lands. Upon their arrival, the King of Astenya welcomes them as friends. Odhrán, however, isn’t so quick to trust the descendent of the man who held him prisoner for nearly a decade, especially now that he has someone to cherish and protect—the mysterious winged boy he rescued from the depths.
Armed with the knowledge he believes will save the Ea, Taren returns to the mainland. With Ian at his side, Taren convinces Vurin that their people must unite with their island brethren before it’s too late. When Seria and his men attack, Taren must call upon the ancient power of the rune stone to protect his comrades. But using stone’s immeasurable power commands a hefty price—and Ian fears that price is Taren’s life.
My Review: 5 of 5 stars
The stunning conclusion to this amazing series, RUNNING WITH THE WIND was everything I hoped it would be and more. As Ian and Taren come into themselves, and their, relationship fully tensions between the rival Ea come to a head, challenging the magical and human characters like never before.
Shira's unique writing style is at its best, taking readers on an adventure full of twists and turns. Dramatic, sensual, emotional, suspenseful, romantic, fantastic... there just aren't enough words to adequately describe this amazing series!
“Running with the Wind” – Mermen Universe Map!
This is the fabulous Ea universe map Dreamspinner Press created by artist Margaret Warner. The map will be included in Running with the Wind.
Readers of the first 2 installments in the series, Stealing the Wind and Into the Wind, will recognize the Kingdom of Derryth, where Taren starts his journey when he’s kidnapped by the captain of the Sea Witch and finds himself at sea. You’ll also find the Luathan Islands and the tiny island of Ea’nu, where most of the merfolk are hidden behind enchantments. The map also shows the location of the fabled Eastern Lands and the country of Astenya, the land of the high mountains, where much of the final book takes place.
In her last incarnation, Shira was a professional opera singer, performing roles in such operas as Tosca, i Pagliacci, and La Traviata, among others. She’s given up TV for evenings spent with her laptop, and she never goes anywhere without a pile of unread M/M romance on her Kindle.
Shira is married with two children and two insane dogs, and when she’s not writing she is usually in a courtroom trying to make the world safer for children. When she’s not working, she can be found aboard a 36’ catamaran at the Carolina coast with her favorite sexy captain at the wheel.
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