Friday, December 6, 2013

Discover Out of the Ordinary by Naomi Bellina

Christmas carols are one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I was listening to one a few days ago and I remembered when I used to go caroling with my family. My dad played the violin and I played the piano, so one year we decided to combine our musical talents and we recorded a bunch of Christmas songs. Then my family and a friend piled into the car and we drove around the subdivision and regaled the neighbors with holiday music. This tradition went on for several years. It was cold and sometimes wet but we had a great time.

I cried when I thought of those days. Luckily, I was in my car on the way home so I could have a good boo-hoo and not worry about mascara running down my face. I miss my departed father and getting together with the family for the holidays so I try to honor that memory and sing out loud whenever I can. Well, maybe not when I'm in Wal Mart shopping but I have caught several folks singing quietly to themselves even there. I bet they have Christmas carol memories also. Music is magic, that's for sure.

I've always been fascinated with things magical which is why I enjoyed writing The Adventures of Star Lite series. In the PG excerpt below from Out of the Ordinary, Star is trying to find out what's going on in this strange place she's landed. She's had a good cry too and her makeup is a mess and of course, that's when she runs into hunky Adam. Ha!

Enjoy the excerpt and if you have a Christmas carol memory to tell, I would love to hear it!


After a devastating fiasco on her wedding day, still-single Star Lite longs for peace and quiet to nurse her broken heart. Instead of the uneventful summer vacation she has planned, she's transported to a strange planet with even stranger inhabitants, and an irritating but sexy man named Adam who claims he's a magician. Star senses danger in this place, and her suspicions are confirmed, as the two humans witness a bizarre display of power from a mad king. They form an uneasy bond and work past their differences as they look for a way to escape, and attempt to reason with two sensuous pixies, who are trying to protect their ruler. When the king makes a foolish decision, danger threatens the entire planet. Not one to give up without a fight, Star reluctantly agrees to a sexual experiment, where she discovers her untapped power of magic, and opens her heart to the possibility of love. 


Star hurried to the entry and hid behind a curtain in the doorway. Poking her head around the corner, she saw a huge chariot, complete with horses and driver. Not exactly horses, though. From what she could make out in the fading light, the animals had four legs, a tail and a head, but they were short and squat, as was the driver. The animals bellowed and thrashed and the driver pulled the reins, frantically trying to control them.

“What’s going on?” he yelled as several of the pixie guards came running.

Riveted with the scene, Star jumped and yelped when a hand touched her shoulder. It was Adam.

“Move over, I want to see what’s happening. That’s an interesting look for you, by the way.”

Star scooted to make room for him behind the curtain. Interesting look? Then she realized her makeup must be smeared all over her face from crying. Well, so what? Despite her body’s reaction to this sexy man, she didn’t feel the need to impress him. She hadn’t taken pains to primp for any man since that awful day. Besides, with any luck, she would either wake up or somehow this would all end soon. It did, however, feel good to have a warm body so close to hers, and she picked up a faintly spicy scent emanating from him, which she found oddly calming and arousing at the same time.
Standing in her bare feet next to Adam, she guessed him to be a good head taller than her. His tunic shirt showcased muscular, hairy forearms and broad shoulders. He felt solid leaning against her and the heat she’d noticed before ran through her body when they touched.

“Move over, I can’t see,” Adam said, attempting to scoot her out of his way.

“You move! I was here first. Get behind me, you’re taller anyway.”

Don’t be difficult. It’s important for me to see what’s going on. And be quiet, someone’s going to hear you.”

Difficult? She would show him difficult. Who did he think he was, giving her orders, the arrogant bastard? They shuffled about for a moment till they reached a position they both agreed on, then stuck their heads around the corner.
The animals reared their short front legs and the driver brought his crop down on the guards as the pixies tried to grab hold of the reins. Star would have found this comical were the situation not so dire.

“I have a bad feeling about this place. We need to try to get out of here,” Adam said.

My thoughts exactly. Maybe we should make a run for it now, while the guards are distracted. How did you get out of your room, anyway?”

“I’m pretty good with locks as well as ropes. How about you?”

The servant left the door unlocked. I’m pretty good with getting lucky sometimes.”

“What are you doing down here?” A voice startled Star and she jumped, landing on Adam’s foot. Vesta stood glaring at them both.

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 About the Author

Naomi lives in beautiful sunny Florida with the love of her life and a magical calico cat. She writes for various fiction and non-fiction markets, but finds she is drawn to romance because her characters insist on canoodling, and falling madly in love. So she lets them. Occasionally, however, they go to dark and strange places. She lets them do this also. Most of her stories will surprise readers with unexpected twists and turns, because isn't that what makes life exciting?

Her interests include dancing, hula-hooping, drumming, and creating healthy meals. She takes the opportunity to play, have fun, and indulge in the pursuit of passion whenever possible. She hopes you enjoy her stories and would love to hear from you at naomibellina(at)live(dot)com. Visit her website at and chat on Facebook at

Her motto:  Never pass up the opportunity to have an adventure!

Naomi Bellina
Adventurous erotic romance

1 comment:

Naomi Bellina said...

Thank you for having me here today, Dawn!

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