Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday's Writer with Michaela Rhua @MichaelaRhua #XOWedWri

Tell us about your latest book, including its genre. Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?

My latest book Mated Forever is set in my favorite genre –paranormal, with two shifter girls who are brought together on the night of the full moon. They struggle with their attraction for each other but finally give in only for one of them to be kidnapped.

It does cross over different genres: Paranormal, Lesbian and Interracial Romance.

How do we find out about you and your books?

All my book are on my website :

Facebook is the other place where readers can learn more about me, however I must warn readers I post random stuff that grabs my attention.

How may readers/fans contact you?

I would say Facebook is the best way for readers to contact me as I tend to check in several times in the day.

Why did you decide to write romance novels?

Hmm, interesting question. I have always loved Paranormal Romance books myself so it seemed a natural step to try to pen romance. I love the whole two people meeting, the challenges that come in the way, th journey to get together and the steamy bits too!
How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?

Do you have a set schedule for writing or do you just go with the flow?

I tend to go with the flow. If an idea grabs me enough then I get going. Sometimes I get ideas but the time is not right and I am not in the mood so I write a few notes in the hope I will flick though my notebook and it will grab me sometimes. I really have to be in the right mood. As yet I can't say what the conditions have to be for the right mood to strike.

What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries?

I love to read, meet friends, drink wine, chat, watch TV, you know the usual things.

What are your thoughts on love scenes in romance novels? Do you find them difficult to write?

Love scenes have to fit in the story. They have to move the book on and not just be fillers or just written in to spice the book up. I don't find them hard to write, I do find it hard to think of different words for body parts so to avoid repeated phrases.

Which comes first, the story, the characters, or the setting?

For me it is the characters that come to me first. They sit in my mind and grow. Often I start writing and then they emerge fully on the screen in ways I did not expect.

Have you experienced writer's block? If so, how did you work through it?

Hahaha! Lots and lots of times! I have learned to chill and relax and not force myself into something that does not feel right. Each person deals with Writer's Block in their own way. I can't say my way is the best but I am still learning!

What do you enjoy most about writing?

I love the story spreading on the page in front of me. The world of the story becoming clearer and character's lives  and experiences surprising you.

Leather or lace? Leather
Black or red? Red
Satin sheets or Egyptian cotton? Egyptian Cotton
Ocean or mountains? Oceans
City life or country life? Country
Hunky heroes or average Joe? Both!
Party life or quiet dinner for two? Quiet dinner for two.
Dogs or cats? Dogs
I'm always ready for ______. Romance
When I'm alone, I ______. Drift off into my own fantasy world.
If I could ______ I'd ______. Buy a VW Campervan and travel collecting stories.
Dessert ~ Anything with chocolate.
City ~ London
Season ~ Autumn
Type of hero ~ Delicious
Type of heroine ~ Curvey

Price: $2.99
Genre: Paranormal Lesbian Romance
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Release Date: 23 August 2013

"I am so sorry to draw you into all this Lou, I … I didn't mean for it to get this far." Jorie put down the hot mug on the table next to the sofa.

"It's okay. I asked you to stay, you didn't force this on me, so chill," Lou said. "Anyway, I'm going to take a shower."

 Lou got up from the sofa and disappeared into the bedroom.

Damn it! Jorie kicked herself mentally. Why did I not just do what I wanted to, just touch her.She knew exactly how she felt about Lou. She wanted her as a lover and mate. Things were so complicated now. Sleeping with Malachi had been a colossal error. Every time she looked into Lou’s beautiful brown eyes something melted inside.

The noise of the shower interrupted her thoughts. Jorie fisted her hands and gritted her teeth. Then, with decisive steps, she walked through the bedroom to the bathroom. The door was ajar, almost inviting her in. Once inside, the hot steam fogged her vision. Her eyes adjusted quickly, and she made out water cascading over golden brown skin. Rivulets journeyed their way down the perfect body, which was all curves. Jorie wanted to stroke Lou’s round ass, and kiss it all over. She stretched out her hands. Her skin tightened, and heat radiated throughout her body. She knew exactly what was happening. Her wolf begged to be let out to play with her mate.
Breathing deeply, Jorie stepped forward. The steam cleared at little more and Lou turned around. Jorie stared at Lou's round breasts topped off with dark chocolate nipples, and licked her lips. Lou glanced up. Her eyes deepened then a ring of copper formed around her pupils. Lou continued to soap her body. Jorie watched Lou's hand circle down to her bare pussy with the sponge. Her own pussy ached with need. Lou dropped the sponge and leaned her body into the water, washing the suds off her skin. Jorie wanted to touch her so badly.

Lou turned off the water, and stepped out of the shower. Jorie took a deep breath, trying to get her wolf under control. She wanted Lou in human form, to delight in her body. In her wolf form it would be fucking. Her animal instincts would take over like it had with Malachi. There had been little tenderness. When he’d realized she was willing, it became all about taking her quickly. The act had been painful and cold. Where she’d wanted to take it slow, this would be about making love. She wanted to experience love, an all-consuming love. Tender and soft, not hard and fast.

"You're so beautiful, Lou. I want you so much. I've never felt this way before," Jorie whispered.

"I want you, too, Jorie. Only if you’re sure?" Lou gave her a tentative smile.

"Yes, so sure, like never before," Jorie said.

Jorie unbuttoned her shirt. Lou came closer still, helping Jorie to release her arms. Warm hands massaged her breasts. Jorie untwisted Lou's hair and let those dark curls loose. They were silky smooth, and Jorie massaged Lou's head then cupped her face.

Their lips met. Heat surged through Jorie, the air hot and heavy. Lou pushed her toward the bedroom. Jorie delved deeply into Lou's mouth with her tongue, tasting and licking. Her beast growled with delight. This was good, this was right.

"You taste so good, Lou," she said.

Lou pushed her onto the bed then stood over her. A flicker of hesitation registered in her eyes. Jorie undid her jeans, ridding herself of any clothing to reassure Lou this was what she wanted. Words were irrelevant. Lou seemed like watching her strip because intensity deepened her gaze. Once bare, Jorie sat up and held out her hand. Nothing happened. Lou looked at the offered hand. Afraid Lou would back away, Jorie slowly opened her legs. She wasn’t fully bare as Lou, but she hoped Lou would understand.

"I can't wait, Jorie, I have to taste you." Lou licked her lips.

She watched Lou lower her head and inhale the scent of her arousal. Lou growled then pounced on her.

"Get ready, honey." Lou winked.

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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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