Naomi Bellina - Choices, Karma, and a Contest
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Choices, Karma, and a Contest
by Naomi Bellina / NOR Author Page
Choices. Every day we make hundreds of them, starting with when to get up, what to eat, and what to wear. Some choices aren't terribly critical. It won't really matter if we wear the brown shoes or the black ones, or if we curl our hair or slide it into in a ponytail. Some choices, however, are more important. If we choose not to go to work, we could be fired. If we decide to eat mounds of unhealthy food every day, we'll most likely feel bad, and be in poor physical condition. Choosing to take the time to have our oil changed and car serviced is necessary for those of us who depend on a vehicle for transportation. With some decisions, the correct choice is obvious, if not always the easiest. What about decisions that aren't so clear, or seem like a good idea at the time, but end up with dreadful results?
In my book Creatures of the Night, Kyle makes a choice to give up a lucrative career, only to find his dream life isn't what he thought it would be. Maya makes a choice to publish an article that could damage a families' reputation, and finds herself the recipient of a curse. Sasha chooses to follow her lustful desires instead of listening to her internal warning bells, and ends up tied to a bed, which actually turns out quite fun, though the rest of the date goes rather badly. Though at first, each of these decisions seem to end in disastrous results, in the end, all is well, so we can't necessarily say that a bad choice was made.
What if our decisions really don't matter? What if our destiny is preordained and our life is going to follow that path, no matter what we do? Fate, karma, kismet, concepts that have been discussed over and over throughout the ages. How fun it would be to view a parallel universe of our life, so we could see what the outcome of a different choice would be.
One of my favorite lines from Creatures of the Night is a conversation between Maya and Kyle as they discuss her decision to help Sasha: “I couldn’t say no. I would have felt horrible, if I had the opportunity to help someone and I didn’t. I believe in karma and I think we were sent to assist that family. Don’t you?”
“I’ve always been a bit of a karma skeptic, but it sure seems like fate is working with me lately."
How about you? Are you a karma skeptic, or have you had an experience that seems like fate is in control, and no matter what you do, the outcome is already determined? That resistance is futile? I'm giving away an ebook from my backlist and a current one, so let me know what you're thinking.
Thank you Night Owl Romance and readers for allowing me to share my thoughts and my books with you. Come visit my website, and join me on Facebook and Twitter. Good luck at the contest, and happy reading to you!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 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. Her motto: Never pass up the opportunity to have an adventure!
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