Well, not exactly…
Since Amira Cruz was born on Leap Day, we’ll be celebrating it today instead, two years in advance! Consider this your bonus material since all of February’s birthday biographies were reposts.
CW/TW: death, assault, sexual assault, homophobia
Age in Aquarius: 21
Height: 5’2 | Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair: shoulder-length bleach blonde, curly | Eyes: chocolate brown
Human Race: Half Mexican-American, half Cuban-American | Species: Demon
Hailing Planet: Zulwini
Specialties: knife wielding, self defense, lookout, getaway driver
Best friend: Pixie Vaughn, Summer Wolfe, Heather Burns
Soul mate: Zarina Attar
Three facts about Mimi:
- Even though Pixie doesn’t believe it, she was Amira’s first love. Her bond with Rin was just as difficult for her to come to terms with.
- Amira’s father is Mexican and her mother is Cuban, and she has four younger siblings. Val, Cris, Izzy, and Celi.
- She identifies as a lesbian even though her partner is genderfluid and identifies as male most of the time. Rin isn’t bothered by Amira’s terminology, especially since she’s been respectful of her pronouns.
My thoughts on Amira:
Amira Cruz is another character whose family came from the Cortez colony in southern Colorado. She grew up there, living a somewhat sheltered life until her parents packed up their large family and moved them out east without hesitation. They were in the Abbott colony for a couple of months until Pixie’s brother, Matthew, was assaulted and killed. Pixie was Amira’s first love, so to see her torn over her baby brother’s death broke the newcomer’s heart.
When the minister came for her, Amira was so relieved that Pixie had come to her defense… And horrified when the minister announced that he would cure Pixie of her sins as well. Thankfully, the still young Zulwini Tribe heard their cries for help and intervened before either girl sustained any severe physical injuries, though the damage to their psyches had already been done. Sabryna recruited the girls, and together the tribe escorted the Cruzes, the Vaughns, and a few other family’s to the Kansas City stronghold.
Amira and Pixie thrived in the nomadic tribe as their relationship flourished, developing quickly over the next couple of months. Before Amira had time to really adjust, she met the newly recruited Zarina Attar–and the two instantly underwent the soul mate bond. Pixie was a heartbroken wreck, and the newly bonded couple had no choice but to get to know one another during their travels. Their connection was so instant that it had appeared to Pixie that she was all but forgotten–but Amira never forgot. Even as she admits to herself that she would choose Rin over Pix in a heartbeat, she can’t help but miss her best friend.
In Taurus, Amira will take strides to bring Pixie and Zarina closer–but sometimes, the strongest motivator is fear.
For those of you who don’t know, Amira is a supporting character in my trilogy Saturn Rising, which is the first installment of The Chronicles of Life & Death. The first book, Aquarius, is available now on Amazon as an e-book and paperback. You can even read it all for free with Kindle Unlimited! Learn more here.