Moon Bound by Michaela Rhua

Moon Bound

I love a girl who can kick ass and stand up for herself. It has probably got to do something to do with trying hard to make my own decisions and step out from everyone’s expectations.

A sassy heroine who is independent, courageous and sexy grabs my attention every time. Misty is no different – she is the one who rushes to the rescue, not once but twice. But then when you’re a shifter who catches an unusual scent in the air a moonlit night, you have to go and find out where it leads. In Misty’s case it leads to Sofya and the chemistry between these two lead them to seek each other out for some night-time action of the intimate kind!

Michaela has been kind enough to let me reproduce an excerpt from the book, so here goes !

“You’re stalling, so it must mean it’s time for me to leave.” Sofya spun on the spot, and Misty swiftly caught her arm.

“Let’s take a seat.” Misty pointed to the sofa and Sofya nodded her agreement.

“Raya’s father was killed when she was young, and it’s all messed up.” Misty took a sip. “He had land and somehow the local Were community were involved.”

“My father had nothing to do with that…how could you think such a thing?” Sofya put the cup down and made to get up. Misty reached across and grabbed her arm. “I know, I know he didn’t. It was all before his time. But if the land was taken without proper permission then Raya has a right to claim it.”

“Wait, are you talking about the land that Wylan wants? He keeps bugging my dad to sign it over to him.”

“You know about all this?” Misty sat up, alert to every detail. “Sure, I know there’s something going on with some land issue, and I heard Wylan and dad talking about how the Vamps were warning us or something…wait.” Sofya paused, looking into her cup. “What?”

“Wylan was talking about the night I was attacked and how the Vamps were sending a warning. I didn’t get it at the time.”

“Hold on, that makes sense. Raya and Amari have worked out that somehow the Shifters blamed the Witches who had some involvement in a curse on the Weres. It looks like the Vamps have been using both communities for their own reasons.”

“Oh boy, not the stupid legend of how a powerful witch cursed the Weres who are now bound to the moon? Come on people.” She rolled her eyes. “Sheesh.”

“Each community holds on to their own beliefs and legends. For some it’s what holds people together, since you know a common enemy. You and I are supposed to be enemies, but when you get rid of all that bad history we are two people who love each other.”

“What? You love me? Seriously, like proper love?” Sofya’s eyes widened. Misty suddenly realized what she had said. There was no going back now.  “Y…Yes I do. I’ve never felt like this with anyone.” Misty looked down at her hands, too scared to look up and stare Sofya in the face. She was worried at what she’d see. Rejection was not something she wanted to feel ever again. “I love you too.”   The words she longed to hear came as a whisper. Misty looked up and saw tears shining in the eyes of the woman she loved.

Intrigued ?  You should be – its a fun little book, which out can get from amazon at this link

Review of moon dance by Michaela Rhua

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Having read “Mated forever” by Michaela before, I was full of anticipation for this cute little novella.  When I’m working in the office, I regularly spend time on the bus and little gems like this are perfect for making the journey fly by in a land of excitement and possibilities.  Raya and Amari make a cute couple and there are some really fun supporting characters as well, that really add to the story.   Best of all you get to build on the story yourself with the framework that you’re given by the novella, putting yourself right in the characters shoes.

This is a well written fun love story whose paranormal aspect gives it an interesting twist and mystery.  Raya and Amaris instant attraction certainly keeps the pages turning and the tension caused by Amaris reluctance to get involved so quickly after a painful breakup makes provides an interesting background story which, together with some other twists become to feel real, rather than story contrivances.  (I loved the background secret that affects their romance – but no reveals from me !!)

Their world, of shapeshifters, werewolves and witches is certainly one that I’ll be exploring again soon on a bus ride near you in Bristol and fortunately, with book 2 (Moon Bound) just downloading from Amazon – I’ll be returning to soon !!!

If you’d like to read it for yourself (I’d certainly recommend it) – you can get it on Amazon here