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Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Blogfest Naomi Bellina


Ghost, Or No Ghost?
Naomi Bellina

While writing my last book, I did some research on magicians, and was intrigued by the story of Harry Houdini. His life as an escape artist and master illusionist was fascinating, but in death, he presented a different type of mystery.

For a good part of his career, Houdini debunked psychics, mediums and spiritualists. He attended séances, and studied paranormal phenomena, and though he desperately wanted to believe, he never found the proof to convince him that ghosts and spirits existed. He even wrote a book, A Magician Among the Spirits, which details his findings and exposes the tricks many mediums and psychics use.

After his death, his wife, Bess, sought to contact him. She and her husband had worked out a code, so he could communicate with her from beyond. During a séance, the medium Author Ford received the message, 'Rosabelle, believe.' Bess confirmed this was the code, but records show she later retracted her statement.

Did the great magician join those in the spirit world, and find a way to speak to his beloved wife? What a fabulous ghost he would be! Perhaps he has been visiting us, helping those who need him. We often read a story of someone escaping from a dangerous or seemingly impossible situation. Maybe they had a little help from the greatest escape artist of our time.

Harry Houdini performed incredible feats during his life, and though every trick had an explanation, his creative genius was nothing short of magic. I'd like to think he was able to extend that power beyond the grave, and give our world a helping hand now and then. Hmmm, I feel a story coming on!

Thank you, Long and Short Reviews, for letting me post here at your Halloween Blogfest. I'm excited to announce my latest book, Out of the Ordinary, is available for pre-release at Total-E-Bound. To celebrate that event, and my favorite holiday, I'm giving away an Ebook to one lucky winner, your choice from my backlist. Please leave me a comment, and I'll draw a name on 11/3.

Thanks for reading, and Happy Halloween, everyone!

Naomi Bellina
Adventurous erotic romance to tickle your fancy and unleash your libido!/TheGoddessNaomi

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 and chat on Facebook at

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


Debby said...

I did not know that about Harry Houdini. He was a fascinating man.
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Anonymous said...

Very interesting! Happy Halloween.

Jean MP said...

Harry Houdini certainly was an interesting individual. Thanks for the great post.
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Anonymous said...

What a great portraiting of harry, thanks so much!

Naomi Bellina said...
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Naomi Bellina said...

Thank you Debby, Tessa and Jean. Houdini was a fascinating man, I would have loved to have met him.

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pc said...

Great tidbits about Houdini...I love learning little personal facts about well-known people! It's amazing his "creativity"!
Happy Halloween!

Naomi Bellina said...

Thanks, PC. It IS fun to look into the personal, secret lives of famous people. Sometimes, it's scary!

Naomi Bellina said...

My winner is PC. Thanks so much for all the comments. I hope everyone had a happy Halloween!