Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Guest Blogger Gabriella Hewitt - The Ultimate Hero

Lately, I have been doing a lot of soul searching and I’m thinking I need more than a flashlight and a plastic bag to get rid of half the garbage I am touting around.

Sometimes I need to take a step back and realize that crap is going to pile up along with the laundry, that someone is going to piss me off with some irrelevant rude comment and I’m going to lose my car keys when I need to go pick up my kids from school.

Just when I think things have gotten out of control and I want to vent to the world, then I go food shopping and listen to the woman at the checkout counter talk about how she has to finish up her shift and go to her night job to pay her way through college, or listen to a kid beg his father for a candy bar but dad quietly tells him “no” and then gives the cashier a WIC check. That is when it hits me that my life is good and I shouldn’t complain. Then I go home and watch an episode of Real Housewives, shake my head, kiss my washing machine and get down to business with the dirty laundry.

Hey, I’m human and life has a way of getting messy, but that’s okay because it’s those messy bits that make for a good story.

I take those little moments of eavesdropping in on the drama unfolding with my neighbors and wonder how I can make a hero appear out of all that mess, give a girl some hope and somewhere in there drop a big, scary monster to slay.

The world needs heroes and I am more than happy to oblige. The opportunity to get lost in another place, to leave behind all the stupid stuff, even if just for a moment, brings me joy. The satisfaction of getting to chop off a head or tear down a wall and be the big, bad bitch I always wanted to be, is priceless.

I think it is the beauty of being a writer, the opportunity to escape and solve all the problems of the world with a strong man with a dark soul and a huge sword, as in the case of my Aztec Shadow Warriors, a macuahuitl. Best of all, I get to showcase some hot and heavy lovemaking that transcends the universe and defeats evil.

Tomás is my perfect hero, muscular, tan, dark eyes, and long black hair. He was born to be a warrior, a lone sexy male with a beastly side that can’t be tamed. Tomás is a lost soul with the burden of destroying demons that plague the earth and while trying to save humanity. ((SIGH)) Now I wonder if he can save me from my laundry hell…Then he truly would be the ultimate hero.

Do you have a perfect hero? What would he look like, what powers would he have, and how could he save your day?

Leave a comment and be entered to win an ebook copy of OUT OF THE SHADOWS.

OUT OF THE SHADOWS ~ Samhain Publishing~ Available Now

Book 1 in the Shadow Warriors series.

With each demon he vanquishes in service to the Aztec sun god, Tomás fulfills his duty to defend humankind—and surrenders another piece of his humanity to his wolf spirit. All hope seems lost until a mission leads him to the door of the one thing he thought he’d never find…his spirit mate. The only woman who can save him from oblivion.

When Carolina hears the wolf’s howl, it pierces the very core of her lonely heart. Yet she dare not answer. As the last guardian of her land and the secret it contains, she is haunted by the mistake that cost the lives of her family. Never will she repeat that mistake, especially with a warrior who is more beast than man.

Chasing away the demon is easier than breaching the barriers around the heart of the young woman who possesses a strange power over water—and his very soul. But if they are to survive the night, he must convince her they are destined to stand together.

When the last shadow warrior falls, so will all humanity.

SHADOW VISIONS ~ Book 2~coming March 20th ~Samhain Publishing

About the author:
Gabriella Hewitt is the pen name of creative writing talents Sasha Tomaszycki and Patrizia M.J. Hayashi. Together they weave tales of romantic suspense and dangerously sensual paranormals. Check out the website www.GabriellaHewitt.com to find out about upcoming releases and events on their blog. You can also follow them on Twitter: @GabriellaHewitt.


Meg Benjamin said...

Hi Gabriella, welcome to the Naughty Nine. Believe me, you're not the only one who's found a plot or a character through eavesdropping!

Gabriella Hewitt said...

Thanks Meg for having me. People watching and people listening can be rather enlightening. ( :

Katie O'Connor said...

My perfect hero?
Who cares what he looks like....as long as he brings me a five gallon vat of hot coffee, a dozen donuts and a Skor bar?

Thanks for the post. Its always good to know that others eavesdrop and steal from the lives of those around them! *grin*

Kelly Jamieson said...

Welcome to the Naughty Nine! I'm always fascinated by authors who co-write! Your blog made me choke up just a little because you're so right, it's easy to get caught up in the messiness of life and not appreciate what we have.

I love a hero with a "dark soul and a huge sword" who is saved by the love of the right woman - Tomas sounds quite delicious.

Erin Nicholas said...

Hi Gabriella! That cover is gorgeous by the way! Thanks for stopping by today. And for the record, I decided I'm with Katie. Skor bars= true love *G*

Gabriella Hewitt said...

LOL, Katie! That's the great thing about life--diverse tastes. ;-)

Gabriella Hewitt said...

Kelly--I'm glad my post struck a chord. It's so easy to get sucked into the chaos and distractions--some of them legitimate worries--but it helps to remember what you have going for you.

Tomas was a fun hero to write. So was Manuel, who is the shadow warrior who shows up in my upcoming release Shadow Visions.

Gabriella Hewitt said...

Thanks Erin. I love the cover too. Wait to you see the cover for Shadow Visions, coming in March. I think Samhain Cover artist and art director Scott Carpenter did a fantastic job.

Gabriella Hewitt said...

Thank you all for stopping by and leaving a comment. It was fun hanging with the Nine Naughty authors.

The winner of the copy of Out of the Shadows is Katie O'Connor.