Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People


Book One:  Blessed


A mixed-blood Catholic seminarian struggles to discern his true calling: the priesthood or his ex-lover, a proud but damaged Ojibway man.

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, and he intends on using his new-found power to destroy Deacon Matawapit and the 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.

Genre(s):  Multicultural, m/m contemporary romance, adult, LGBT, inspirational.
Heat Rating: 
Level 3
Publication Date: 
July 6, 2018
eXtasy Books

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Brave choice. Thought-provoking.” –Amazon Reviewer (Read more here)
“A thought-provoking journey through discovery.” –Amazon Reviewer (Read more here)
“Blessed is an interesting and intelligent novel about faith and love, acceptance and constant changes taking place in a man, as one develops in a spiritual and personal way.” –Crucify My Love Gay Book Reviews (Read more here)
“Maggie Blackbird’s debut novel hits it out of the ballpark.” –eXtasy Books Reviewer (Read more here)
“Emery and Darryl’s story will stay with you and make you feel so many emotions.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“This is the kind of book that really makes you stop and think long after you finish reading.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“Absolutely Awesome Read, well written, great characters, awesome storyline.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“A meaty story to be savored and digested slowly.” –Goodreads Reviewer (Read more here)
“This author knows how to write people in all their flawed beauty; what goes on in their heads as well as what comes out of their mouths, and I absolutely recommend it to anyone with a heart and a love for love.” –Love Bytes LGBTQ Book Reviews (Read more here)