Thursday, March 21, 2013

Welcome Michaela Rhua

Welcome to my Reading Nook, Michaela Rhua. Please make yourself at home and let my cabana boys/girls get you a drink.

Comfortable? Wonderful. Now let’s get started.

Tell us about your favorite character from your books.
I would have to say Nali from Gyspy Butterfly in The Eclipse of the Blood Moon. She has overcome pain and suffering and established a life for herself outside of the family that rejected her.

Tell us about your current/upcoming release. What inspired this story?
Guardian Awakening starts off with Romy who is an exotic dancer. She comes across a stranger who she finds connected to. But when he reveals who he really is, she realizes he is the enemy – a Guardian Demon. She has been trying to hide the fact that she is an Asuriya Demon and we discover why.
The story itself came out of nowhere and I knew the main characters and backgrounds straightaway so the story formed itself.

When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?
I don't have a routine a such. My writing time is in the evenings after all the family are settled. I tend to jot down ideas in my notebook when I am at work, then work on these when I get home.

What is the hardest part of writing your books?
Finding the time to write when I am inspired. Usually When I am desperate to write I end up with very little time to do so, which is really frustrating!

What do you think makes a good story?
 I think many things make a good story. It has to touch people in some way, a strong conflict is good, characters who you can understand, are interested in or get involved in. Unexpected events are a good draw in as well and romance or sex that fits in at that point rather than forced in.

Plotter or Pantser? Why?
I think I am a PLANTSTER!
I tend to do a bit of both. It depends on the story and what grabs me first. For this one, I just started writing. I was a pantser and the story grew as I wrote. Whereas one of my wips I have plotted out already. Just need to get on and write it!

How do you develop your plots and your characters? Do you use any set formula?
Sometimes the plot develops as I write, such as Guardian Awakening. Other times the character jumps out fully formed as in Gypsy Butterfly which is part of The Eclipse of the Blood moon anthology.

What book are you reading now? Any favorite authors/books you want to do a shout out for?

At the moment I am reading The Prince by Tiffany Reisz. I read The Siren on recommendation and loved the character of Nora. I have a bit of a thing for Soren as well!

What do you do to unwind and relax?
Read. Relax with a glass of wine with friends. Watch TV with my family.

Morning Person or Night Person? 
Neither. I think I am a middle of the day person!

Coffee, tea or other drink to get you moving in the morning? 
Earl Grey Tea.

What is coming up from you in 2013? Anything you want to tease us with?

I have written the second book in the Guardians series, called Guardian Possession. So it is a case of edits and submit. I intend to write a third and final book in this series, but have no idea at the moment. I have another new book out called Truth or Dare with Evernight Publishing. This is a contemporary F/f romance, involving two friends who during a dare go one step too far and have to face the truth.

Anything else you want to add? 

Thank you very much letting me visit. Your support to this 'trying to get there' author is fantastic. Anyone can find out more about me here:

More about Guardian Awakening....

When a runaway meets a Guardian out for revenge, two worlds collide. Can love conquer all, or is their relationship doomed before it even started?

Essen is out for revenge, and exotic dancer Romy is his target. After the struggle for control of the Gateway between the human world and the supernatural world brings tragedy, this Guardian Demon will stop at nothing to get what he wants: retribution! From the moment they first meet, sparks fly between them, and they cannot deny the connection they have, even if she seems to be hiding her true identity. But how is this possible when they are from two different worlds? Can their love overcome the tormented history that divides them? When Romy is kidnapped, Essen must face his true feelings before it's too late.

Available at Breathless Press and buy HERE


She slowly walked across to the sound system and chose a track to dance to. Sometimes customers liked to choose their own music, but he had not done so. She selected R. Kelly's "Ignition." The beat kicked in, and Romy dropped her hip to the right, stepped back, and dropped her hip to the left. She swung round with her hands on her breasts, eyes half-closed, and really got into it. The music took over; she gyrated her hips toward him, and she slid her hands up and down her body. She wove her body back around to him and bent forward, giving him a great view of her ass as she brought her hands up to separate her cheeks and quickly let go. Spinning around again, she bounced to the music, knowing her breasts were the star of the show for this bit. She let her hands wander between her legs and into her black panties before moving her hand out and pinging the elastic.

The whole time she maintained as much eye contact as she could. Licking her lips often and moving forward, she put her breasts as close as she could without touching. Turning around she placed her hands on his legs and felt firm thighs. She sat in his lap and ground her ass into his obvious erection. The movements were meant to arouse the customer into paying for more time. Some even climaxed, which was why there were tissues and wipes under the table. This time she found herself lost to the music, and the contact with his jeans-clad cock sent jolts throughout her body. She touched herself in time with the rhythm, getting aroused as the heat between them rose. Romy had never felt so good dancing for anyone before.

This was when some customers lost control and tried to make a grab. So she got up and strutted to the door. She spun on the spot and spread her arms, draping herself across the door, swinging her hips so her ass was rubbing against the wood behind her. The rubbing action caused him to shift his position. She knew he was trying to make his hard cock more comfortable in his jeans. His blues eyes sparkled, and she could see he was clenching his jaw; his hands were fisted at his sides. She danced closer to the door, hips swinging, ass at all angles, and breasts squeezed together. The track went into fade, and Romy gradually stopped, smiling her "were you happy with that" smile, and stood still.

That had been amazing; she had never felt so alive, so eager to show herself to a man before. He stood up slowly. Then he walked over to her, his movements that of a prowling animal. The bulge in his trousers was obvious. Romy took a step back and hit the door, and she gulped. He was huge next to her; in her heels she stood at five feet ten inches, but he was well over six feet with huge shoulders, blond, shoulder-length hair, and a stubbled chin. He reached into his jacket pocket, pulled out a few notes, and hooked them into her red lace bra. That brief touch sent sparks through, her straight to her clit. He was so close; she could feel his warmth and longed to be closer still. He took a deep breath as though he were inhaling her scent, and she groaned inwardly.

Leaning forward he said, "Thank you, Romy."

His hot breath fanned her neck. She gazed up at him. How did he know my name?


About Truth or Dare....

Romance on the Go
Leah and Jess have been friends for years, and having set up business together, they are even more aware of the need to keep things strictly professional.
However, all that changes after one drunken dare leads them to discover unbelievable passion. Who knew when friends become lovers the result would be so explosive and life-altering, even if things seem different in the cold light of day.
Can two friends face the truth and find happiness or was it a dare too far?
Be Warned: f/f sex, sex toys
Available at Evernight Publishing and buy HERE


Raven McAllan said...

I have discovered a brilliant writer here, and look forward to the rest of the series...

Faberge Nostromo said...

Reading that I was nodding at so many points and thinking "yeah, me too". Looking forward to reading more.

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