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Renewed by Maggie Blackbird - Book Tour + Giveaway


Renewed 
The Matawapit Family Series Book 4 
by Maggie Blackbird 
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance 


When two former enemies fall in love, family secrets threaten to destroy their fragile union and everything they hold dear. 

With their extreme ideas about traditional Ojibway life, the radical Kabatay clan have made enemies in their fight to rid the reserve of Western culture and its religion. Disowned by her family for daring to love the church deacon’s eldest son, Jude, Raven Kabatay longs to put an end to the feud started by her mother, brother, and sisters against the Matawapits…people she’s come to think of as her own since Jude changed her life. 

Jude Matawapit suffered a humiliating divorce after his wife left him for another man, but with Raven, he’s created a beautiful, new sanctuary after losing his previous one, and his new haven is everything he’s ever wanted for himself and his children. Only two things could destroy his pristine bliss: the secret he holds close to his chest, and the vengeance Raven’s family wants to exact on the Matawapits. A secret and vengeance that could cost the unlikely lovers their hard-won, much longed for happily ever after. 


“Hurry, Dad. Hurry. I want pan-a-cakes.”

“It’s pancakes, Becky. Don’t be so dumb.”

“Daaad, Noah called me dumb.”

“Wear it, sista. Haha.”

Jude loved his kids, but not on a Saturday morning when they were bickering in the backseat of the truck.

“Dad, I’m old enough to ride in the front now.”

“No, you’re not. If the airbag goes off, you’re toast.” Jude glanced in the rearview mirror at his son.

“I’m gonna be nine. I’m old enough.”

“Nope. And we’re already here.” They’d driven to the diner, although they only lived a road over, because they were going to Mom and Dad’s afterward so the kids could play outside.

“I’m out first. Haha.” Noah slammed his door.

“You always gotta be first. Not fair.” Rebekah flung aside her seat belt and dashed after her brother.

Hauling himself from the vehicle, Jude dragged his feet after the kids. Breakfast should be interesting if the children were more hyper than a hamster tearing round and round on a wheel. He pushed on the diner door. The kids had already claimed a table by the counter.

“Good morning, Miss Kabatay.” Noah had replaced his horns with a halo, beaming at Raven as she came through the swinging doors.

Only a couple of old-timers were around at eight in the morning.

“I wasn’t expecting you so early.” Raven’s painted red lips spread into a wide smile. Her hips moved in the familiar wiggle Jude could have watched for hours.

With catlike grace, she glided around the table, setting out menus.

“They already know what they want.” Jude removed his jacket and slung it over the spare chair of their table of four.

“Pan-a…pancakes, Miss Kabatay.” Rebekah beamed up at Raven.

“Me, too.” Noah drummed his fingers on the table. “Guess what? Guess what?”

“What?” Raven’s dark eyes twinkled at him.

“Dad’s coming with us next weekend to visit Mom.” Noah’s big smile stretched to his ears.

If only Jude could do a head-desk right now.

Raven grinned back, but her dark eyes lost their sparkle. “Your dad told me last night. I think it’s great.” Even her words were strained.

“Are you gonna come?” Rebekah asked innocently.

“No. I…I work on Saturdays. So, it’s pancakes for both of you?”

The kids nodded and kept grinning.


“Oatmeal and toast on brown for me,” Jude said. He tried to smile, but his curving mouth held about as much enthusiasm as Raven’s dead eyes.



Sanctified 
The Matawapit Family Series Book 3 
Genre: Contemporary Inspirational Romance 


In the midst of a battle for leadership at their Ojibway community, two enemies of opposing families fall in love… 

After suffering a humiliating divorce, infuriated Catholic Jude Matawapit bolts to his family’s Ojibway community to begin a new job—but finds himself thrown into a battle for chief as his brother-in-law’s campaign manager. The radical Kabatay clan, with their extreme ideas about traditional Ojibway life, will stop at nothing to claim the leadership position and rid the reserve of Western culture and its religion once and for all, which threatens not only the non-traditional people of the community, but Jude’s chance at a brand-new life he’s creating for his children. 

Recovering addict Raven Kabatay will do anything to win the respect and trust of her older siblings and mother after falling deep into drug addiction that brought shame and anger to her family. Not only does she have the opportunity to redeem herself by becoming her brother’s campaign manager for chief—if he wins, she’ll have the reserve’s backing to purchase the gold-mine diner where she works, finally making something of herself. But falling in love with the family’s sworn enemy—the deacon’s eldest son, Jude—will not just betray the Kabatay clan. It could destroy everything Raven believes in and has worked so hard for. 





Redeemed 
The Matawapit Family Series Book 2 
Genre: Contemporary Inspirational Romance 


A single woman battles to keep her foster child from his newly-paroled father—a dangerous man she used to love. 

Bridget Matawapit is an Indigenous activist, daughter of a Catholic deacon, and foster mother to Kyle, the son of an Ojibway father—the ex-fiancé she kicked to the curb after he chose alcohol over her love. With Adam out on parole and back in Thunder Bay, she is determined to stop him from obtaining custody of Kyle.

Adam Guimond is a recovering alcoholic and ex-gangbanger newly-paroled. Through counselling, reconnecting with his Ojibway culture and twelve-step meetings while in prison, Adam now understands he’s worthy of the love that frightened him enough to pick up the bottle he’d previously corked. He can't escape the damage he caused so many others, but he longs to rise like a true warrior in the pursuit of forgiveness and a second chance. There's nothing he isn't willing to do to win back his son--and Bridget.

When an old cell mate’s daughter dies under mysterious circumstances in foster care, Adam begs Bridget to help him uncover the truth. Bound to the plight of the Indigenous children in care, Bridget agrees. But putting herself in contact with Adam threatens to resurrect her long-buried feelings for him, and even worse, she risks losing care of Kyle, by falling for a man who might destroy her faith in love completely this time. 





Blessed 
The Matawapit Family Series Book 1 
Genre: Contemporary M/M Inspirational Romance 


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. Darryl intends on using his power to destroy Deacon Matawapit and his 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.

This is very erotic book about a spiritual journey. 


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An Ojibway from Northwestern Ontario, Maggie resides in the country with her husband and their fur babies, two beautiful Alaskan Malamutes. When she’s not writing, she can be found pulling weeds in the flower beds, mowing the huge lawn, walking the Mals deep in the bush, teeing up a ball at the golf course, fishing in the boat for walleye, or sitting on the deck at her sister’s house, making more wonderful memories with the people she loves most. 








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