In the HotSeat: Milenda from Desert Jewel by Natalina Reis @TichaB #ColorofLoveHop #Fantasy #Giveaway

Hello readers. Today we're excited to have Milenda from Desert Jewel by Natalina Reis in the Hot Seat for #ColorofLove2017 celebration.

You're welcome to our blog, Milenda. Thank you for hanging out with us today. We look forward to delving into your mind and finding out more about you. So let's get started.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being just an ordinary woman with Jaali by my side. No crown, no responsibilities, no one trying to tell me what to do.

What is your current state of mind?
Happy and sad at the same time.

What is your most treasured possession?
My wedding nguba.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Jaali, my heart and soul.

What is your greatest fear?
My future as queen.

What is the quality you most like in a man/woman?
Kindness and strength

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

On what occasions do you lie?
To protect those I love

Which is your favorite word or phrase?
wimbo wa moyo (means heart-song).It's what I call Jaali.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Not be the crown Jewel.

Thank you to Natalina for obliging us. Find out more about Milenda in Desert Jewel. Here are the details:

She’s a princess. He’s an ex-slave. To survive, they must fight the all-powerful Elders, and Jaali's demons.

She’s a princess in a world of lush jungles and hellish deserts where the modern mixes with centuries-old traditions and superstitions. Taking a husband at the age of eighteen goes against every fiber of her being, but as a future monarch, she must follow the rules, even if her heart already belongs to someone.

He’s an ex-slave who wishes to be invisible in a world where he can’t hide. Loving the headstrong princess may prove to be his demise. To win her hand he must survive a grueling trek through the desert. Will her love make him strong enough?

Desert Jewel is the first book in The Jewel Chronicles. A unique interracial romance set against a breathtaking fantasy world with complex characters and twists at every turn. Let Desert Jeweltake you to another world.

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Natalina wrote her first romance at the age of 13 in collaboration with her best friend. Since then she has ventured into other genres, but romance is first and foremost in almost everything she writes. She’s the author of We Will Always Have the Closet, Desert Jewel, Loved You Always, and Lavender Fields.
After earning a degree in tourism and foreign languages, she worked as a tourist guide in her native Portugal for a short time before moving to the United States. She lived in three continents and a few islands, and her knack for languages and linguistics led her to a master’s degree in education. She lives in Virginia where she’s taught English as a Second Language to elementary school children for more years than she cares to admit.
Natalina doesn’t believe you can have too many books or too much coffee. Art and dance make her happy and she is pretty sure she could survive on lobster and bananas alone. When she is not writing or stressing over lesson plans, she shares her life with her husband and two adult sons.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice to meet you, Milenda. I can imagine being a queen comes with so much sacrifice.


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