Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Other Muse - Rawiya Time to Make the Donuts M/M

Good evening. 

Most likely a lot of you are watching the Super Bowl, enjoying men in tight pants, tackling each other and well catching balls. *giggles* I do like football but since my fave team isn't in it, I'm here with you lovely people today to tell you about my new book. 

For those of you not familiar, I'd be the other muse, Rawiya who writes m/m, m/f, and menage in contemporary settings. The difference between me, Michael, and BL is I'm more into the passion and sensuality between my characters. I believe the romance should be first and foremost in my books, so I spend a little more time writing my love scenes, making my characters solve their problems with realistic solutions everyone can relate to. That's why my tagline is Real Erotica for Real People.

In my upcoming sole author release, Time to Make the Donuts, it's a pretty straightforward sweet m/m romance with a little twist thrown in. I love a hot manlove scene so its not totally sweet but how my characters relate to one another is what makes this book special. It's an interracial m/m short from Naughty Nights Press, part of the Something New on the Menu series. Its due for release at the end of February so please look for it to come out soon. 

Thanks Michael for letting me stop in.

Available in February at Amazon, All Romance, and Smashwords

Blurb: Andre, a customer, comes in and pays him a visit. The two lock eyes and immediately connect on a personal level. Because of this, Christopher decides to pursue when Andre passes him his card. He wonders what the young man does for a living however, he’s so smitten by him, Chris doesn’t give it much thought.

Little does the shop owner know, Andre actually works for his biggest competitor as a secret shopper and has been told to use any method necessary to find out the secrets of the shop as well as convince him to sell his shop and become part of the national chain.

When Christopher finds out, he has a surprise for Andre and deals with him in a rather humorous way. Will he trust Andre once he finds out this fact? Will he give up his shop under the pressure the well known franchise?

With the song Manic Monday by the Bangles playing on the overhead, Jesse stood behind the cashier Wanda, getting orders for customers while Christopher finished putting the third batch of donuts in the oven. The owner always felt better when the store officially opened for business making him forget about the lack of sleep he got from the night prior or the fact he’d been in the restaurant since two a.m.
He pushed the double doors open as he came from the kitchen, watching the customers lining up in front of the register. They were ready to give their morning rush orders of coffee and donuts or bagels. Others who had time sat at the long laminate counter waiting for one of the waitresses to take their requests. Bigger groups of people or those who liked to take in the atmosphere sat in booths to sample the diner’s finest delicacies. Part of the charm of Christopher’s place was it catered to everyone in some form or fashion while offering great service. Something he knew that other place could provide.
While waving at a couple of regulars, Christopher started to help Jesse bag a few orders. Unlike most owners, he always chipped in to help on the front lines regardless if it were busy or not.
Jesse smacked him on the shoulder. “Yo dude, you look like you haven’t sleep in weeks.” The husky redheaded woman poured a cup of coffee for a lady in front of her.
“Well thanks,” he frowned. “I’m still being bombarded by calls from that place to get me to sell. They won’t quit. Don’t they get the message?”
“Apparently not. They been callin’ ya at home?”
“No on the cell and all because that one girl that used to work here got employed by them. They thought by doing that, they’d be able to pick up some secrets or learn something new about me, or the restaurant. Didn’t they know I brainwash my former workers,” he laughed.
“You wish. You just don’t share anything important which is smart, now me on the other hand,” She cocked an eyebrow. “I could be an asset to someone if they swayed me to leave.”
Christopher stopped immediately and glared at her. “You’d never.”
She drew up her lips. Within seconds she guffawed and smacked him on the back pretty hard. “Babe, no, never. I’m just messin’ wicha. I’d never leave your side. I told you the day Jayson died I’d help you run the place till we couldn’t do it anymore and I meant it. You know I’m a rebel at heart. I couldn’t go anywhere and work for “the man” and feel comfortable. I ain’t wearin’ no suit and tie for nobody.”
Christopher choked a little from the slap and let out a small sigh of relief. He didn’t know what he’d do without Jesse if she left. Good thing she always had such a good sense of humor and because he liked her as his second in command, he vowed never to piss her off if he could help it. Yes, they’d had run-ins a couple of times over various decisions but he knew most of the time the two of them would come to an agreement in the end.
“Well I’m glad about that.” He straightened his tie and shrugged his shoulders. “I need you here, Jess. No bones about that. Most days, I’m not sure what I’d do without your intellect.”
She blushed and chuckled. “Aw, Christopher, I swear if I didn’t like women and you didn’t like men we’d be a match made in heaven, right?”
A woman with a baby in front of them giggled and took her bag.
Christopher sighed, “Jesse, we really need to stop talkin’ about our personal business up here, huh?”
“Yes, duly noted boss man. Sooo…maybe we should go in the back so I can ask you about the dude I hooked you up with last week.” She nodded and turned to him.
“Um, nothin’ really to tell. I’m sorry Jesse, he’s just not what I’m looking for.”
The manager rolled her eyes. “Just what the hell are you searchin’ for in a man, Chris? You gotta lower your standards just a little don’t you? Ain’t no pretty boy with money and a squeaky clean disposition comin’ into your life any time soon.”
“That might be true but, well, he just didn’t do it for me. I liked that he’s self-sufficient, he’s pretty burly which I, erm, well, I’m not into overly muscular men. He doesn’t have to be a model but he does have to be easy on the eyes.” Christopher paused, “Didn’t I just say I didn’t want to talk about my business up here?” He cocked an eyebrow.
“Oh sorry, let’s go in the back a moment then. I gotta hear the rest of this. Wanda, you okay hon, since the rush is about done?”
The younger blond nodded, “Yep, I’ll call ya’ if I need ya.”
“Great.” Jesse gripped Christopher’s shoulder. “To the back then chief to get another batch ready then, huh?”
“Yep. We’ll be back, Wanda.” Christopher went through the doors and Jesse followed him. He really enjoyed when he and Jesse could work and talk at once. Made the day go by a lot faster. If only he had something other than his seemingly desperate romantic situations to converse about.

RAWIYA is the more sensual erotica writer in the BLRawiya duo. Rawiya's first book, Time to Make the Donuts will be out in Feb of 2012 from Naughty Nights Press and her first MMF Living in the Now will be released in April from NNP. She has several shorts in anthologies, the latest, That Thing in the STARbooks collection, Tall Dark and Delicious. A lot of her shorts are also on Every Night Erotica. She blogs regularly at Erotic Dairies and Wicked Sexy Writers. For more please visit the Rawiyas blog on Wordpress.


Catherine Lee said...

Rawiya...Still not ready for the m/m erotica...and I don't think Time to Make the Donuts is going to turn me (although I like the fellas on the cover!). What are some of your m/f works? I like the idea of real erotica for real people.

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Michele said...

Oh my Goodness! Forget the Superbowl commercials! I could stare at that cover!
Hot Tomales!!!
::fans self::

I'm ok with M/M depending on the romance and emotional connection ...I don't like a lot of them but for those that do hit my happy buttons, I'm a gonzo ga-ga fan-girl. It's the story not the sex that gets me. Make me fall in love with the hero too and I'm a happy reader.

Michael said...

Hi Catherine

My m/f work isn't out yet. Its a mostly hetero series titled African Sun thats due for editing. I do have an m/f coming from BLMorticia though that's almost ready for release.

Its called Losing my Inhbitions

TY for commenting today. ;D

Michael said...

Hi Michele.

My sweetest muse gets the sexiest cover.

My m/m romances are pretty different with all 3 pseudos. I love a happy ending as well. I have yet to write a sad ending. ;)

Thanks so much for the comment.

Michele said...

Happy Ending? Oh yeah, I'm there. With all that is going on in my own life, happily ever afters serve a purpose - they give my mind a vacation - and bring rainbows where there are thunderclouds. So, I'm very glad to hear that when I pick up one of your books, I can safely assume I'll be experiencing a smile and a satisfied sigh at the end. -- That's the best recommendation!

Michael said...

Thanks very much, Michele. Yeah Im partial to them myself. I've read some bittersweet stories too though.


Debby said...

I was watching the game but I quit. I lvoe the cover and the book looks quite yummy
debby236 at gmail dot com

Anne said...

That cover is so great I could hardly tear my eyes away to read the blurb and excerpt!

BLMorticia said...

TY Debby and Anne for the lovely comments!