Naomi Bellina - Romance Me, Baby!
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With that love holiday just around the corner, our thoughts turn to romance, passion, and what is that man going to do for Valentine's Day this year? Is he going to get me the perfect gift that makes me swoon and shower him with kisses, or am I going to shriek with horror when I open my present?
I've blogged about this subject before, and I love to write about the whole gift-giving romance side of Valentine's Day. I've had good ones and bad ones and enough to learn it's much better if I give my honey a clue to what I want, or even better, if we just do something for both of us together.
Like many men, mine is not the greatest shopper, and left to his own devices, can come up with some truly weird gifts. I finally returned a shirt I received from him for Christmas, grumbling because it was one more errand to add to my busy day. Then I stopped and remembered that he did actually go to a specialty store and picked out something he thought I would like. He found clothing made of bamboo, and loved the feel of the fabric. Fortunately, I found a nightshirt made from the same material, so his feelings weren't totally crushed at my refusal of his gift, and I didn't have to make an exchange and end up with something hideous.
For my last birthday, my honey prepared a few snacks, a bottle of wine, found a lovely park with a bench that had a view of the river, and we had a little treat before dinner. He even brought a candle! Now that was romantic, and knowing he put a lot of thought and effort into the gesture was the best gift for me.
In my latest book, Out of the Ordinary, my heroine, Star, needs to make love to Adam to help save a planet. She's agreed to go along with the plan, but is having second thoughts. She wants a bit of romance with sex and that's not how this encounter is working out. Enjoy this short excerpt!
“This is going to be quick and simple, right? We’ll just go through the motions, no foreplay, no kissing, just get your cock in and out of me. I’m not even going to take off this dress thingy, you can just lift it up. Wait! We don’t have any protection.” Star crossed her arms. She was not going to engage in unsafe sex. That could be just as deadly as the plague.
“I’ll protect you. No one will come in,” Roven said.
“No, I mean birth control, condoms.”
“Oh, those. We still have some from our last human visitors. They certainly enjoyed our Full Moons party. I believe there are still several in the nightstand.”
Star turned her back to Adam and bent over the bed, leaning into the mattress and spreading her arms out for support. Most men enjoyed this position, even request it, yet nothing happened.
“Well?” she asked, looking over her shoulder at him.
“Star, stand up, come here,” he said.
Star stood and moved closer to Adam. “What’s the matter?”
“Look, I can’t just perform on command. I’m not exactly in the mood, what with the thought of the plague and death headed our way and all. Let’s slow down, ease into this. Sit up here on the bed with me.”
Star sighed but climbed up on the bed and settled back against the headboard with Adam. She wasn’t in the mood either. She’d been lusting after him since they’d arrived in this strange place, and she sensed he desired her too. She knew making love with him would be glorious, but not like this. She wanted something special, involving a candlelit dinner, maybe a little slow dancing, a romantic carriage ride through the park…
“Talk to me. Tell me something about you. What do you like to do when you’re not wrangling children and getting kidnapped by aliens?”
Despite herself, Star had to smile. Adam certainly could be charming. He had stayed calm throughout this strange ordeal and was determinedly trying to get them out of trouble. Something was a little off about him that she couldn’t quite put her finger on, but this was not the time to delve into those matters.
Even though she was incredibly attracted to Adam, this whole scenario was making her nervous as hell. She was not ready to make love to a man, especially not this one, who she already felt connected with. The last person she let close to her had betrayed her trust, and she had no desire to have that painful process repeated. Something told her that once she let Adam in there would be no going back. He would be in her heart to stay.
“I like long walks on the beach, puppies, chocolate—the usual. Come on, this isn’t a dating site. Why do you care what I like?” She cringed at her tone.
“You’re awfully bitter for such a young woman, and you don’t seem to like men too much. How did you get to be this way?
How about you? Is there something especially romantic you would like to do this year for Valentine's Day? To enter my contest, please leave me a comment, and you'll be eligible to win an Ebook Creatures of the Night. Thank you, Night Owl Reviews, and all you wonderful romance readers!
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Naomi lives in beautiful sunny Florida with the love of her life and a magical black cat. She writes for various fiction and non-fiction markets, but finds she is drawn to erotic romance because her characters insist on canoodling, and sometimes even 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 http://www.naomibellina.com.
Her motto: Never pass up the opportunity to have an adventure!