Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sins of Long Ago by Naomi Bellina Interview & Giveaway

Sins of Long Ago
Book 2
Naomi Bellina

Genre:  Paranormal romance

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Date of Publication: 7/27/2015

ISBN:  9781622102372

Number of pages:  189
Word Count: 71,000

Book Description:

Werewolves and humans don't mix. Until danger forces an alliance and desire demands satisfaction.

Leading his pack of werewolves keeps Vincent plenty busy, and now with a predator out to harm them, life is more perilous than ever. The last thing he needs is a woman to complicate matters, especially one who sets his body and soul on fire. She's a human and a witch — totally the wrong woman for him. Even if he could take a mate for his own, he refuses to put her in the danger his life has become. No way can they ever be together. Werewolf-style love is fine anyway. No permanent partner, no bullshit, no heartache.

Genevieve has never known true love. Cursed by an enraged woman long ago, females in her family are doomed to go insane if they fall in love. Life has been fine without a man around-- until a hot werewolf drops in and captures her heart. Though they have plenty of obstacles to overcome, Gen knows they can work past them. Tell that to Vincent, as he struggles with old pack rules about love, sex, and consorting with humans.

As Vincent searches for a killer, deals with death among his own, and tries to keep his hands off Gen, she attempts to end her family curse. Together, they must find a way to break free from the sins of long ago.

Heat level: 3 out of 4

About the Author:

Naomi lives in sunny Florida with the love of her life and a magical calico cat. She writes for various fiction and non-fiction markets but is drawn to romance because her characters insist on canoodling and falling in love. So she lets them. Her interests include dancing, motorcycle riding, drumming and creating healthy meals. She takes the opportunity to play whenever possible.

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

Where are you from?
I live in Florida now but spent most of my growing-up years in the Midwest. Those chilly winters there is why I moved to Florida.

Tell us your latest news?
Sins of Long Ago is on tour. Yay! I love doing virtual book tours because I picture my book actually moving around the country, even the world.

When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing a long time ago, as a child, but I only decided to start writing to be published several years ago. I would read a story and think "I can do that. I've got some pretty good ideas." Come to find out, it's a lot harder than is looks.  J  But I kept at it and was fortunate to get published and to be able to see my work out there for everyone to read.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When someone actually paid me. That was a great day!

What inspired you to write your first book?
I wanted to tell a love story, but with a dash of adventure and fun. I started with a novella, and I'm glad I did. If I had tried to write a longer book, I'm afraid I would have quit. Like I said, harder than it looks.

Do you have a specific writing style?
I think of it as fun, fast-paced, and stimulating. It changes, a little, with the genre I'm writing. The romance will always have a deliciously steamy build-up and the characters will always be rewarded with a happy ending.

How did you come up with the title?
I needed something to tie into the past of both my characters. Wrongdoing occurred long ago and affected Gen and Vincent in the present day. I wanted a strong word, and I think "Sins" makes us all a little edgy and intrigued.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I'd like them to take away the thought that we can all change our lives, at any time. We don't have to be defined by what happened in the past.

How much of the book is realistic?
Sins of Long Ago is a paranormal with werewolves, who still remain hidden from the general public. But, it could be happening right now, for all we know!  J

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
More like, based on events I'd like to have happen to me. I'd love to meet the women and men in this book. The hero, Vincent, is a lot like my honey. I dedicated the book to him. *mwah*

What books have most influenced your life most?
Any that have strong, smart women. They motivate me to be bold and take chances. I will tell you, watching Xena, Warrior Princess, helped me be brave and start my own business years ago. I loved her don't-stop-till-you-get-what-you-want attitude. Though I don't use a sword to fight battles, there are many other ways to conquer problems, if you have faith.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
If I could have J.D. Robb, AKA Nora Roberts chat with me, I'd be in heaven!

What book are you reading now?
I'm reading the J.D. Robb In Death series. Absolutely fabulous.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Too many to count. Every time I visit Amazon or other e-book stores, I'm ready to whip out my credit card and go nuts. And don't get me started on what happens when I walk into a brick and mortar store. The smell of books and coffee about sends me into a state of insane bliss.

What are your current projects?
I've set a goal for myself to finish up my current WIP in a couple of weeks. It's a contemporary romantic suspense/mystery that takes place in beautiful Key Largo. I visited that area recently and knew I had set a story there.

What would you like my readers to know?

Thank you so much for having me here today, Deal Sharing Aunt. I'd like to give all your readers a big "Thank you" for reading. I appreciate it so much.

Tour giveaway

A $10 GC for Amazon, BN or All Romance.