Monday, 11 February 2013

MIchaela is here...

Today, I'm welcoming the lovely Michaela Rhua who's talking about her fabulous book, Guardian Awakening

Stepping into the Unknown.

Good morning Raven. Thank you for having me on your fabulous blog and especially with a hot cup of earl Grey tea waiting for me and a G-F goody! As you know I have had my first solo venture published! But I have been thinking about the whole publishing adventure!
Getting a book published is very much Stepping into the Unknown. You see, you have an idea that emerges onto the page. Sometime it is easily done, at other times it is like pulling teeth. The wait to get it accepted brings different issues. Is my writing good enough, will they connect to the characters and is the plot strong enough. If you are an experienced author, then this cycle is very familiar. But the emotions are still the same whether you are new or experienced.
This week I have been waiting for my author pack to arrive. Much nail biting and navel gazing has happened. As I write this I am crossing my fingers that in my inbox I will get what I need!
You see. Everything we do is stepping into unknown territory. Just because your book is accepted and released does not mean it is guaranteed to sell and that those who read it, like it.
Romy steps into the unknown when she lets her guard down. She has hidden away and only used men to satisfy her sexual needs, never allowing herself to actually feel anything.  Her instant connection with Essen leads her along a path she never expected to tread. There are times she regrets her decision but in the end…well I will leave you to find out.
Let me leave you with the blurb and a little taster.

Guardian Awakening By Michaela Rhua.

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.

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?

Michaela's Bio

Michaela Rhua always dreamed of writing but this never happened until she met the lovely group of ladies known as UCW. Their passion for writing and encouragement inspired her to see if she could do it too. Now she loves writing!
She has teenage children and a husband, who also keep her busy. However, it is whilst travelling into work that she has time to create her characters and imagine other places in which they exist as her world skims by the window. Conversations overheard often lead to the birth of new ideas that she scribbles down in her trusty notebook.
Michaela is a multi-published author with Breathless Press, Evernight Publishing and a self-published anthology with authors from The Nuthouse Scribblers.

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  1. Thanks for all your support Raven. The great news is my author pack arrived and the release has gone well!

  2. Well done, Michaela for another book under your belt. I'd like to say it gets easier but not by much. It's like giving birth to a new baby every time. :)

    1. Thanks for your support Kiru! Yes agree it is like giving birth, something you know much more about :-)