Courtney Maguire Releases Gender-Nonconforming Romance with City Owl Publishing

Out with City Owl Press, Bloodlaced by Courtney Maguire is an LGBTQ Japanese historical and paranormal romance, that cradles a darkness and understanding in its depths.
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SAN ANTONIO - Oct. 2, 2020 - PRLog -- Barely viewed as human, Asagi is different from most—both a man and a woman. Sold into the house of a young nobleman named Mahiro, their unusual friendship blossoms into something more, something brighter, and something…darker.
Who Asagi is, what they are, changes. As a boy from the past, now a man, comes back into Asagi's life, they must decide what it means to be human—and how far they'll go to protect what they love most.

Bloodlaced by Courtney Maguire released September 29, 2020 with City Owl Press.

Maguire makes storytelling look effortless. A master at immersing the reader vividly into others' lives, a writer of love and humanity above all, Bloodlaced is beautiful in its simplicity and heartbreaking in its gravity. – Jennifer Worrell, author of upcoming Edge of Sundown

is available at major retailers and select indie bookstores. Maguire's availability is limited to virtual signings, cons, and interviews until the current pandemic crisis is contained.

About the Book:
Kanjin hardly view their servants as human. Even less so when they are different.
Asagi is different. Both a man and a woman.
In the wake of their failure to protect a boy they saw as a son from their abusive master, Asagi is sold into the house of a young nobleman, Mahiro, who is the opposite of everything Asagi has ever known—gentle, kind, and generous.
Mahiro bonds with Asagi and their friendship blooms into a deep and profound love. But when Asagi is poisoned out of jealousy, Mahiro reveals himself to be youkai, a demon who feeds on blood, and he has no choice but to turn Asagi to save their life.
Asagi awakes reborn, strong, and eternally youthful. But the price for Asagi's new life is high.
The blood of the innocent.
Just as Asagi's trust in Mahiro falters, the boy they failed to protect, now a man, reappears.
New master, same threat.
With both a literal and proverbial monster at the door, Asagi must decide what it means to be human to protect what they love most.

Publication Date: September 29, 2020
Length: 314 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1648980169
Publisher: City Owl Press
Language: English

About the Author:
Author of Drive and Wounded Warrior from Nine Star Press, Courtney Maguire is a University of Texas graduate from Corpus Christi, Texas. She combined her love of music and writing as the primary contributor to Project: Lixx.
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