Today I’m joined by Naomi Bellina, author of Don’t Say No. So what does Naomi do when she’s not writing?
able to write as much as I’d like, I spend a lot of time thinking about writing
or about things to do with writing. Here are a few ways I occupy my time when
I’m not actually sitting at my keyboard typing furiously.
- I eavesdrop on strangers. You know when
you’re talking to someone else or on your phone, and someone is nearby, close
enough to hear you, but they look like they’re reading or playing on their phone and anyway, polite people
don’t listen to other people’s conversation, so you ignore them. Yeah, that’s
me, and I’m all over that discussion you’re having about your sister-in-law’s
date with her boss. Gathering material, taking mental notes. Yep.
- I get you to tell me juicy stories. If I even get a whiff of an
interesting tale, I’ll sweet talk the details right out of you before you know
what happened. When you say “Oh, I really shouldn’t talk about that”,
it’s like catnip to me. I must have it. Don’t worry, names are always changed
to protect the innocent, and the guilty too.
- I read obsessively whenever I can. Sadly, it’s not often enough, but
whenever I’m not driving, working, or doing another chore that requires my full
attention, I find something to peruse. If a cereal box is in front of me while
I chomp breakfast, I read it. Standing in the grocery store checkout line, I’m
thumbing through a magazine. At stop lights, if I’m not busy putting on my
makeup, I’ve got my phone in my hand, reading something or other.
- I try not to get run over by cars. Walking helps me think but sometimes
I get a little too involved in my thoughts and cross the road, totally
oblivious to what’s going on around me. Thankfully, I’ve managed to stay in one
piece so far.
- Whenever I can, I go for a ride on the
back of my honey’s motorcycle and let the wind whip over me. It’s a great place
to be ponder ideas and I’ve worked out some tricky plot points on that Harley.
I’d like to say I get to spend hours every
day at my keyboard but sadly, I do have to work, shop, cook, clean (not so much
that last one), so I do live a relatively normal life. Sort of. I’ve made it my
goal to always make the fun choice and seek adventure whenever possible.
fired from her job. When she’s hired for a mystery shopping assignment, she hopes
this is exactly what she needs to kick-start her life and get her back on
he’s purchasing. If she can help him prove that the venture will be a success,
then he can build his own future, not the one his family has mapped out for
him. Becoming attracted to his sexy spy isn’t part of the plan.
uptight to ever fit into hers. Circumstances bring them together, in bed and out,
but when a secret from his upper-class life is revealed, Amber must decide if
she can trust him. Or is her life going down in flames all over again?
A Sneak peek inside…
pinched his cheek. He caught her hand and held it. A little zing went up her
arm at the touch. He had a nice, firm grip, and she enjoyed the sensation of
his skin on hers.
didn’t let go of her hand, looking intently into her eyes.” It really is a good
idea, and I know you’re going to help us out a lot.”
I’m actually kind of having fun,” she said, breaking his stare but not pulling
her hand away. The zing turned into a tingle
that moved down her body, all the way to her toes.
“Such soft hands. Don’t let them work you too hard, and make sure to wear
caressing her in the middle of a diner, Jaeger let her go.
their menus, though by now Amber almost had it memorized. A small smile crept
to her lips. A little hand-holding was an unexpectedly nice way to start the
Who is Naomi Bellina…?
love spas! Even as an employee at several, I’ve always enjoyed the relaxing,
pampering atmosphere in a place that’s designed to be all about feeling good.
This book is a work of fiction and most of the craziness that went on at Bella
Sun doesn’t really happen at spas. Mostly. I like to think there’s always a
romance or two going on behind the scenes. I’ve also been a mystery shopper,
though I never received spa treatments on any of my assignments. Some girls
have all the luck!
hope this book encouraged you to not only search for your own true love, but to
follow your dreams, no matter how many setbacks you encounter.
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