Sins of Long Ago
Nocturne, Book 2
Genre: Paranormal romance
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Date of Publication: 7/27/2015
Number of pages: 189
Word Count: 71,000
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
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!
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Please welcome Sins of Long Ago author Naomi Bellina to Diane’s Book Blog.
How long did it take you to write Sins of Long Ago?
I wrote Sins of Long Ago over an eight month period. I had a few projects in that time period that pulled me away from writing, so it took me longer than I wanted. My goal now is to write faster, because I've got several books I want to finish up in the next few months.
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
My fav now is Vincent, the werewolf in Sins of Long Ago. He's tough, smart, and uses a lot of common sense. If it was the full moon time, he'd know enough to head to the opposite side of the island and stay away from me. He's got the whole werewolf thing down though, so it doesn't drive him crazy anymore.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
One of my favorite authors is Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum series. I love how she combines romance, humor, mystery, and a little bit of drama. Her characters are interesting and unconventional. They're always doing things they shouldn't, which makes them so realistic.
What is your typical day like?
I have an EDJ (Evil Day Job), except mine is mostly afternoon and evening work as a massage therapist, and it's not really evil. I love it. So, I get up, not too early because I'm a night owl, go through my email, eat breakfast, get my hair and face looking beautiful, then sit down and write. Depending on when I go in to work, sometimes I get dinner partially ready. Some days I have a lot of clients, some days only one or two. I keep my laptop in my car in case I have time between or get cancellations. I've got a lot of words written in those small spaces. I come home, have late dinner with my honey, and try to write a little more. Sometimes I'm too tired, so I just read and go to sleep. My days are varied, and I love that. I don't get bored.
How do you overcome writer’s block?
Movement. I take a walk, do some stretches, talk to myself out loud. If I get really desperate, I clean the house. Ideas always come to me when my hands are gloved and soapy.
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
All of the above, though I don't get hardcover too often. I sometimes read until I fall asleep and I've bonked myself on the nose with hardcover books. J I can read on my tablet at night without disturbing my honey, who goes to sleep earlier than I do, so that's my usual option.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I'd like to thank you, Diane, for letting me share with you and your readers today. I'd like to tell everyone to keep exercising your imagination by reading books, and once in a while, pick up one that's out of your usual scope. You might discover something new about yourself. Oh, and of course, Happy Halloween!
Thank you Naomi, you are welcome back anytime. Good luck with your book.