Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Giveaway & Review: Amor Prohibido by Ellis Carrington

Ellis Carrington
Amor Prohibido
Amber Allure, September 4, 2011

Links: Author’s website | Twitter | Buy book here | Download free short story Yes, Sir here

Jacob Freehan has no job, no man, and no motivation. In pain both from ending a long-term abusive relationship and a severe back injury, he escapes to the sunny seaside town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico for a little yoga, a little R&R, and possibly a place to quietly end his own life.

Pakal is a centuries-old immortal Mayan spirit guide who has been charged with getting Jacob on the path toward healing. Romantic involvement with a spirit charge is strictly forbidden, and it has never been a problem...until now. Pakal sees something special in Jacob, but failure to keep a rapidly growing attraction at bay could result in Jacob losing his life and Pakal being condemned to the Underworld forever...

Genre & Keywords:
M/M Romance, Paranormal, Spirits, Immortals, South America, Healing, Mayan mythology

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 1.5 out of 3

Reviewed by SharonS.:

While this might be Carrington’s first m/m novella, she is definitely not new to writing or romance. Her words flow and her use of description brings the story alive visually, and when you are talking about a hot immortal spirit guide this is a good thing. ;)

Jacob is in a bad place in his life. He just ended a 14 year abusive relationship and has gone on a vacation to Mexico with his best friend to try and work through things. Enter Pakal. Pakal is a spirit guide who is supposed to help Jacob find peace. Both characters are well developed and their stories will tug at your heart strings as they learn about sacrifice and forgiveness. I also enjoyed the way Carrington wove in Mayan mythology about death and the soul into the plot.

There is some passionate love making going on, but this is more about the characters and their struggles to be together no matter the consequences. This is a fun forbidden love story with an interesting plot that left me smiling.



Ellis Carrington is generously offering a copy of her ebook Amor Prohibido to one lucky commenter. To enter leave a comment telling you’d like to have your name thrown in the hat.

The giveaway is international, and the winner will be announced on Sunday, December 4, so be sure to leave your comment before then and don’t forget to check back or leave a way for us to contact you in your comment or profile.

Good luck to you all!


  1. sounds great, please count me in.

  2. So love the mythological background here (read "I want this book so bad!") Please count me in :)

  3. I would like a copy! Count me in!

  4. I love mythology too, please count me in as well.

  5. Oh, this looks interesting. Please count me in! Thank you. :)

    beatrice.g.tan [at] gmail [dot] com

  6. Sounds like something new and different - would love to win it :-)

    smaccall AT

  7. Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

  8. Please count me in! I really enjoyed Yes, Sir..Gray a and Nathan are awesome...Are there any more featuring these guys?

    chellebee66 at

  9. Please include me in the contest, thanks.

  10. Thanks Everyone! Michelle, I'm so glad you enjoyed Yes, Sir. I haven't yet written more featuring Gray and Nathan but I am thinking of maybe giving them their own full-length contemporary novel in the future, when I have time to write it. I'm so glad everyone seems to like their story!


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