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Friday, July 20, 2012



Secrets, secrets, I've got a secret

Everyone has secrets. Some are small and silly; some are big, deep, dark and scary ones we will take to our grave. We entrust our good friends with our secrets, and do our best to keep them from people we know will spill the beans. If we're starting a relationship, eventually, some of the important secrets will come out. When do we reveal our mysteries to a potential lover? Do we behave like guests on a reality show, and bare all on the first date, or hopefully, wait until an appropriate moment to gently disclose our surprises?

One of the best parts about starting a new relationship is that wonderful in-love or in-lust feeling, the honeymoon phase. You know, when all is right with the world, and our new love can do no wrong. That period of time should be enjoyed as long as possible, because it doesn't happen all that often, for most of us. We know, however, that everyone over a certain age has some sort of baggage, and things in their life that aren't all sunshine and roses, and eventually we'll see the dark side of our new love. Hopefully, when revealed, that part won't be anything too bizarre and we're already so in love, we can accept them with their flaws.

But what if our loved one keeps something from us that could potentially cause harm? We date awhile, become totally smitten, then find out our lover is a fugitive on the run, and if we want to stay with them, we will have to move every few months. This example is a bit extreme, but we've all had those moments when a new boyfriend or girlfriend reveals something that makes us go ewwwww! Or how about the stories we hear, of someone getting as far as the altar and beyond, only to find out a bizarre fact about their spouse that they managed to keep hidden all through the courtship.

Should we start the truth-telling process on our first date, the second, or third? Before we sleep with them? Maybe have a questionnaire ready to fill out, and present it at just the right moment. That would certainly kill the romantic mood, and probably ruin any chance of future dates. Perhaps we just have to do our best and trust our instincts, listen to our friends' insights, and hope that Cupid is kind, and that if we really care about someone, we can work through any obstacles.

In Creatures of the Night, Maya has one of those big, scary secrets, and unfortunately, Kyle finds out before she wants him to. Sometimes, that's what happens!

How about you? Have you kept a secret from a lover, or found one out that surprised you?

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Assuming he is the recipient of a large inheritance and fed up with the rat race of the city, Kyle quits his day job and moves to the small town of Hollister to live in his deceased aunt's home. He is, however, unable to locate the money he thought was his, and his search leads him to the local library where he meets Maya, a charming librarian with a secret. Their quest to remove an old curse leads them to a family of witches, one of them a wild spirit who has been lured away by her dark and fiery lover and kidnapped. A daring plan to rescue Sasha puts Maya in danger and allows Kyle to use his role as a hot-shot lawyer to help. Can they accomplish their mission safely, solve the mystery of the missing money, and open their hearts to love?

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 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

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


Bellina said...

Thank you, Long and Short Reviews for having me here today. I would love to hear the interesting secrets everyone is keeping. I promise not to tell!

nylnestill said...


Bellina said...

That's a good rule, Nylnestill. I'm assuming you mean 90 days after you start dating, right?