Contest! Call to Artists!

Just released my novel. And to celebrate I want to invite all fellow artists to a little contest (yes, there will be a prize).

** Call to artists **

I would like to invite you to come up with something creative based on the characters of the book cover (which BTW I photographed and designed). So, I want people to use it to come with anything they can think of.

It may be drawings, paintings, digital painting, vector, carving, gifs, sculpture, embroidery… literally whatever your artistic mind can come up with. Anything!

Anyone can participate with any artistic creation.

What’s the prize?
Each person (artist or not) that makes anything artistically creative about lady Atotoztli or brave Yacanex (or both) will get a FREE ebook copy of the novel. Plus, I will showcase your work in my different social media outlets and miguelomana.com (after all, we artists love exposure).

So let’s see what you can come up with! If you wish to know more about Atotoztli and Yacanex, you can read the free sample of the book to get an idea. You can get here or retailers like Barnes & Noble, Apple Store, and others.

Will the Earth bend to their rulership of love? Or will the powerful squash free born love? A woman out of her time, a madman in his prime.

atotoztli yacanex
Till Stars Shut Their Eyes Atotoztli Yacanex

Till Stars Shut Their Eyes. A story of forbidden love in Ancient Mexico, the Anahuac, based on a true story. She (an up-scale elite) finds herself constrained in a world of protocol, and he (a passionate anti-establishment nobody) finds his energies better focused on love than war. Both lady Atotoztli and brave Yacanex cling to their forbidden love, even if it means sinking the world to fire.

Set in a time when the Chichimec Domain of the High Ruler Xolotl implements a series of political and social changes in his vast realm. A political shift that will affect the communities of the restless Yacanex, and a stricter social protocol that will affect the idealist Atotoztli. Lost in their lives, they meet and begin a love that is not accepted. Yacanex is a humble Free Chichimec from the woods, and lady Atotoztli is the coveted daughter of the ruler of Colhuacan (an ancient prestigious city). What binds both of them is a high-esteemed idea of love. Once filled with anger and sourness, Yacanex becomes a new man thanks to Atotoztli. Likewise, Atotoztli feels her ideas and liberty are amplified by being with Yacanex. She aspires to become a woman in full, not just with love, but also with an independent mind. He discovers that he can make his own path, instead of taking someone else’s. This coming-of-age ideals become blurred by the constant harassment from the elites.

They embark in a fight to defend their right to be together, but along came many expected –and even more unexpected –obstacles. A wicked plan was secretly schemed to have gorgeous Atotoztli taken away from Yacanex and her own dreams by marrying someone else. The powerful create several situations to have them separated. Brave Yacanex and clever Atotoztli try to outwin her father, the powerful ruling family of the Domain, and all the pipiltin ruling class. As time passed, the lovers efforts were in vain. Atotoztli discovers the last resort has to be an all-out war to protect their love. She makes a promise with Yacanex, where both will do whatever it takes to seek their union. The thirteen heavens and the High Capital Tenayuca have other plans. And so fury is unleased on this Earth. Yacanex, along with his close friends Ocotoch and Coacuech, lead an uprise against civilization itself. As established governments are seen as the root of hatred against love, people rise against the ideals of civilization.

Will the Earth bend to their rulership of love? Or will the powerful squash free born love? A woman out of her time, a madman in his prime.

Atotoztli and Yacanex stand against the powerful and their hatred in the novel Till Stars Shut Their Eyes (based on true events).
Atotoztli and Yacanex stand against the powerful and their hatred in the novel Till Stars Shut Their Eyes (based on true events).
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