Welcome to Precision Reviews, today's stop on the Intimate Betrayals book blog tour.
Today we're interviewing one of the main characters in the Intimate Betrayals series: the one and only Naomi Saunders.
Literary Marie: Naomi. Naomi. Naomi. Where do I begin? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Naomi: I am from the south side of Chicago. My mother had me very young and was not very responsible when she and my father produced me. I guess he decided he didn’t want to be around and split. So my young years were filled with crack head men that drifted in and out of our lives. It wasn’t long after that
I had to fight to even survive at home. Deciding to split myself at 17, I did just that, enrolled in college and made my mind up that I would not be like her. I barely speak to her now. She is still alive, but I don’t really communicate with her.
Well I’d like to think that I’m a self made woman. I built myself from the ground up. I pretty much had to fight for what I have attained and will continue to fight for what I want. I can be a little headstrong.
Literary Marie: A little? LOL
Naomi: Okay, a lot headstrong. But in order to get ahead in life, I learned pretty quickly how to adapt to my surroundings and make the best of what I had and improve on it gradually.
Literary Marie: Are you a firm believer of going after whatever/whomever you want? Regardless of the consequences?
Naomi: Yes, I am. No one is going to give you anything! Closed mouths don’t get fed. I truly believe that. As far as consequences, I know they are always present. I remember that every decision has a result, whether good or bad. I make up my mind that whatever the outcome is, I deal with it. I roll with punches. That’s what makes me stronger.
Literary Marie: Describe an average day in your life.
Naomi: Right now, my ideal day is spent shopping, lazily lounging at a pool while preparing myself for my child that was conceived. I spend a lot of time with Shaylynn. She is a great friend that seems to understand me. Not many people understand me. Since I am well paid for what I do as Mystique, there is no need for me to really do anything else. So I have all the time in the world to myself, thanks to Lady Dane and The Ladies Club.
Literary Marie: Congrats on becoming a mommy! I'm sure you're overjoyed. What else are you passionate about?
Naomi: Being comfortable in my life. I've had the worst and now want the best.
Literary Marie: I hear that. Let's switch gears and talk about one of the comforts in life: men. Describe your ideal man.
Naomi: My ideal man loves me completely! He has eyes only for me. He can see me for me and not what I offer visually. I know I have a great body and an insatiable sexual appetite, but I am more than that. I need for him to see that and realize that he has a strong willed and strong minded woman that will always be there for him no matter what.
Literary Marie: Hmmm, you know I'm wondering who fits that description. You and Kevin have a history together. What originally attracted you to him?
Naomi: Kevin was the first guy that actually gave me real attention and made me feel worth something... I felt worthy and loved. I fell head over heels in love with that man. We were both young and growing. He was more advanced and practiced with the opposite sex and knew what it took to get to me. Early on, since I was always fighting off my mothers’ boyfriends, they made me think and feel that sex was absolutely dirty and foul. Kevin changed that for me. He had patience. But I later found after he had me wrapped around his finger that was just a ploy to get me to do whatever he wanted. He’s very good. Smooth.
Literary Marie: Indeed, he is. Based on your past experiences, do you believe in love? Are you in love?
Naomi: Yes, I believe in love. No, I am not in love at the moment. I still love Kevin, but it's not possible to be with him right now. Maybe later after the baby is born.
Literary Marie: I see. Well I certainly wish you luck and can't wait to see where life takes you. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Naomi: Prior to being pregnant, I really didn't have a clear picture of where I would be. I lived from day to day, scratching my way in and out of my realities. Now, I see myself with a child, a paid for home, living a luxurious life...a life that I am entitled to live.
Literary Marie: Well thank you so much for sharing your views on life and love. I look forward to chatting with you again soon.
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Don't forget to check out the reviews of In Between Lies and Intimate Illusions. Also, get to know more about the author behind the books, Shawna Hill, in an interview here.
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