by Naomi Bellina, author of Her Wild Protector
It’s great to live in fantasy-land when writing a book. Some of the research I do allows me to explore all kinds of situations I would never normally look at. Tara and Marshall, my hero and heroine from Her Wild Protector, fly in a Cessna airplane from a small airport in Florida to the Bahamas.
Given my intense dislike for the whole security process one has to endure when flying commercial flights these days, I checked prices for a few charter companies to see if I too could utilize this method to travel. Yeah, I won’t be doing that anytime soon. It’s very expensive! For Marshall, cost is not a problem, since he’s working for a top-secret government organization and they have plenty of money to burn.
Okay, maybe I’ll just visit the Aircraft Marketplace or the Aircraft Shopper Online (yes, these are real places, here http://www.acmp.com/ and here http://bit.ly/1hjdFOB) and see about purchasing my own plane. Checked the prices, not going to happen. I was, however, able to locate at least one charter company that has a nine seat plane and tells me their fees could be less expensive than commercial airlines to take me and my crew from Florida to the Bahamas. Parking is free, they have complimentary drinks, no check-in lines or “security shake down”, and my pet can ride with me in the cabin. I don’t think Lola the cat would be too wild about a trip on a plane, but still.
Should I call them? Nah, I don’t want to tease myself like that. One day, a trip to the Bahamas will be on the agenda. This summer, my honey and I are going to enjoy his new/used motorcycle and take a few long weekends and day trips exploring our neighborhood.
How about you? Have you ever flown in a smaller plane? Do you want to? Thank you so much for reading, and have a fabulous summer, whatever you plan to do for fun.
About 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.
Provocative tales of love, lust, passion and magic