Out of The Ordinary

Out of The Ordinary

by Naomi Bellina

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ISBN-13: 9781781841358
Publisher: Totally Entwined Group Ltd
Publication date: 11/26/2012
Series: Adventures of Star Lite , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 83
File size: 254 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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@live.com . Visit her website at naomibellina.com

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

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Out of the Ordinary

Heaving a sigh of relief, Star slammed her desk drawer closed. Another school year over, and not soon enough to suit her. This term had seemed to drag on longer than the previous one, and the previous one had crawled slower than the one before. Star did not like this trend. Was life going to continue like this, until one September she woke up screaming, refusing to get out of bed? This year she had a good reason to be depressed, but even without that additional agony, the joy of teaching was slowly fading.

She still enjoyed her students and loved making a difference in their lives, but each year that task became more difficult. There was less money in the budget to spend on necessary supplies, and more demands on the teachers' time for administrative work. Each child was receiving less personal attention, and standardised testing was changing the way teachers taught—and not for the better—in her humble opinion.

Every year she pondered her future, and this year it looked especially bleak. She didn't know what grade level she would be teaching next year, if at all. Rumours of layoffs flew fast and furious. Scooping up her purse and the box containing the last remnants of desk junk, Star took a last glance around then walked to the door. She made it halfway across the room when the door opened.

An odd-looking man stood in the corridor. He was tall, thin and pale, and his shirt and pants hung on his body like garments on a clothesline. His skin was pure white, almost transparent. Star tried to place him as a parent but failed. She opened her purse, instinctively reaching for pepper spray. There were others in the building and no reason to suspect danger, but better safe than sorry. The stranger entered the classroom.

"Ms Lite?" he asked in a surprisingly deep voice.

Star had expected more of a dry whisper to come from his skeletal frame.

"Yes, that's me, what can I do for you?"

"Could I speak with you for a moment? About my son."

Well, hell. Star badly wanted to say no and go home. She was convinced this man wasn't the father of one of her current pupils, and if his son was due to be with her next semester, she would rather wait until then to start parent-teacher talks.

"I have another appointment to get to," she lied. "Could this be taken care of via email?"

"I'll only take a moment of your time. Could we sit?"

Placing her box of junk down with a thud, Star sat in a student desk and gestured for the man to do the same. They weren't built for an adult—certainly not for someone of his height—and she hoped his discomfort would shorten the conversation.

"I'm Curtis Smith's father," he said, offering a large hand for her to shake. "He was in your class last year. He spoke very highly of you."

"And how is Curtis?" Star asked, racking her brain, trying to remember a student by that name.

"He's fine. He's with his mother now. I saw him recently and he asked me to give you this." The man produced a small glitter-covered box. "Curtis said you helped him a great deal with his studies, and he never properly thanked you. He wanted you to have this as a token of his appreciation." The man stood. "Thank you for your time, Ms Lite." He gave her a wan smile and exited the room.

Star sat for a moment, not quite sure what had just happened. It dawned on her the man hadn't given his name, just his son's. Curtis Smith rang a bell, but she couldn't picture him. He must not have been a troublemaker or an exceptional student. So many students passed her way, she had a difficult time keeping track of them all, no matter how hard she tried.

Grabbing her junk box once again, Star headed for the door, relieved the encounter had been brief. Weird, but brief. She would look up Curtis Smith when she got home, but right now getting out of this building before anyone else waylaid her was the priority.

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Out of the Ordinary 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kcody03 More than 1 year ago
An unforgettable journey that will leave you wanting more! This story takes you to some amazing locales, few even out of this world with beautiful descriptions that really put you in the middle of everything. As I read this book I really fell in love with this new world as well as Star and Adam. Star is a character that I could really identify with and she felt real to me. She was put on an emotional journey, but through it all was able to grow and really come into her own. I felt that even though there were a lot of fantastical situations in this story that much of the problems Star faced especially emotionally are shared by everyone at one point or another. She was a lot of fun to get to know and I can’t wait to read more about her in future books. Adam was also a unique character and really grew on me. He was a complicated character that I had a great time getting to know. I really liked his determination and strength in the face of some terrible odds. He is an amazing character that I hope to see more of in the next book. A fun and exciting start to a brand new series I couldn’t put it down!
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Book exchanged for an honest review: Star Lite is an elementary school teacher that has been hurt in the past by one man. Star considers herself overweight and puts herself down too. Star really doesn't have much faith in men yet would want one guy to see her as beautiful. She receives a mysterious box from a former student and she's magically transported to another planet where nothing is as it seems. Star also meets Adam Henderson, who was transported like she was, finds him to be sexy man. Caretakers Vesta and Roven try to make Star and Adam feel comfortable while on Porrima but they are so frazzled themselves by the King's behavior. Neither Vesta or Roven have acted on their attraction to one another and don't seem to be moving in that direction either. Star is leery about her attraction to Adam even if her fantasies are to go by. Adam seems to be attracted to Star wanting to put her mind as ease. Adam is also a magician with real power at his disposal. He thinks that Star has some magical powers of her own. Will Star act on her attraction? Will Adam show more of his powers? Will Vesta and Roven act on their attraction? What is really going on with The King? Your answers await you in Out of the Ordinary:The Adventures of Star Lite. I was pleasantly delighted with this book for being a relatively short read. I simply adored Star's character flaws and all. She was presented as a real women with real issues like self-esteem and body issues. She didn't immediately trust Adam something I've seen other authors do to make the heroine a little more acceptable. I appreciated the author for not doing this. I liked that everyone had normal everyday problems. I found this book to be witty, charming, believable, and heart warming too. I look forward to more of this author's work.