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Her Wild Protector 
There you are, on a tropical island, with a guy who practically
kidnapped you. He says he has a plan to protect you, and so far he’s done a good
job of keeping you safe from two men, one who turns into a cheetah and another who
becomes a panther. Oh, and both of them tried to kill you. This guy is sexy as hell
and the more you learn about him, the more you like him, but that doesn’t change
the fact that he’s irritatingly bossy. Throw in the minor problem that there are
killers after you and you have a pretty good reason to be off-the-charts stressed
out.
How about a session of Tai Chi? This non-aggressive form of martial
art has many benefits, including improved posture, better flexibility and what you
so desperately need, stress reduction. So when the hot guy (who looks even hotter
when he’s doing Tai Chi) suggests you join him in his workout, you agree. And surprise!
After forty minutes of moving through the forms, you’re calmer than you have been
for days.
Tai Chi is a great form of exercise. I’ve done it a few times
and wanted to learn a bit more for the scene in Her Wild Protector, where Marshall
and Tara engage in this activity. I thoroughly enjoyed doing the research. Here
are a few websites to check out if you want to see it in action:
A nice video on YouTube, showing a gold medal champion do The
24 Form:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejB-jBtZqqU
A very nicely put together video of a regular guy doing a Tai
Chi warm up. At least I’m assuming he’s a regular guy. He could actually be a marital
art master!
Watch Jet Li rock his Tai Chi in this movie clip
How about you? What’s your favorite way to reduce stress?

About the Book

Book Title: Her Wild Protector
Since waking up on the floor of her apartment after an electrical
shock, Tara has felt…different. Colors a little
off. Shadows where they shouldn’t be. But hot guys glowing blue light and a cheetah
drinking a cup of coffee? That’s not something you see every day. And why doesn’t
anyone else seem to notice?
The pillar of blue light is Marshall, a Metamorph—a human who
can change at will into an animal or energy form. His human form is damn fine-looking,
but that doesn’t mean he isn’t crazy, with his stories about belonging to a secret
government agency and rogue Metamorphs trying to kill her. Plus he wears sunglasses
indoors—who still does that? But when there’s a panther scratching at her door,
she has no choice but to trust Marshall,
even if it means her life will never be the same.

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Author Bio

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 finds she is drawn to romance because her characters
insist on canoodling and falling madly in love. So she lets them. Occasionally,
however, they go to dark and strange places. She lets them do this also. Her interests
include dancing, motorcycle riding, drumming, and creating healthy meals. She takes
the opportunity to play and have fun whenever possible. Her motto: Never pass up
the opportunity to have an adventure!
Naomi Bellina
Provocative tales of love, lust, passion and magic

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Her Wild Protector
If you’ve never watched someone do Tai Chi, grab the next opportunity
and check it out. It’s a beautiful, graceful martial art form that Merriam-Webster
defines as “an ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movements practiced
as a system of exercises.” In my story Her Wild Protector, Tara says it looks like yoga on barbiturates. She’s kind of
a smart ass!
Tai Chi can be done by just about anyone and while it looks like
nothing much is going on, it takes a fair amount of energy to perform. There are
many benefits to moving through the forms, such as improving posture and increasing
flexibility. There are plenty of good articles on the subject and here’s the link
for a gorgeous video on YouTube, showing a gold medal champion do The 24 Form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejB-jBtZqqU
I decided to have my hero, Marshall, practice Tai Chi for several
reasons. It relieves stress because it’s good exercise and it requires discipline
to practice regularly. Tai Chi is also sexy, in my opinion. It takes control and
slow, steady movements. I imagine all that power and energy used for…you know,
other purposes. Of course, I had to find a few more videos of good-looking guys
doing Tai Chi. *sigh* Research is rough sometimes.
In this one, a home-made clip, not only does the man show nice
form (to me, anyway), the snow, trees in the background and the hint of sun make
a nice video.
Last but not least, check out the trailer for Tai-Chi Master
with (yum) Jet Li. Though a lot of this movie is fighting, you can see a few seconds
of group Tai Chi being done. It’s mesmerizing!

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About the Author

Naomi Bellina
Naomi lives in beautiful sunny Florida with the love of her life and a magical
calico cat. She writes for various fiction and non-fiction markets, but finds she
is drawn to romance because her characters insist on canoodling and 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.

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