Welcome back to Australia if only via cyberspace Belinda. I know you get home every now and then but there must be something you miss that you can’t do without in the States. Want to share what that is?
Oh my gosh, where do I even start? I miss the beaches. I miss the sun. I know I have sun in America but it’s different. It just is. I miss all kinds of food and love it when my parents send me care packages—Tim Tams, Vegemite, Cherry Ripes, Turkish Delights, Chicken Twisties, and Milo. Yeah, I miss it all! LOL
One reviewer said you write a kiss with more passion than anyone she knows. I have to agree with her, you do it so well. What made you write in this genre? Was it always going to be romance for you?
I write what I love to read. I’m a HUGE romance junkie. I’ve tried to read outside the genre, but the books don’t hold my attention the way a good SWOONWORTHY story does. When I finally had the courage to write, it made sense that my main characters would be in love or falling in love. There’s something about getting tangled up in their emotions and living through their experiences with them. I also ADORE urban fantasy so between that and romance; I don’t think I’ll stray too far from HEAs.
Is there an author that makes you go all "fangirl?"
I fan girl over everyone! But I’d say those authors who inspired me and gave me my first taste for romance and had me believing I could write my own stories—Richelle Mead, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kim Harrison, Ilona Andrews, Chrisine Feehan, Karen Moning, Patricia Briggs, and Kelley Armstrong. It was actually Kelley’s Otherworld series that had me write Darcy and Mason as werewolves. I wanted the series to be paranormal and instead of choosing vampires, I chose shifters. The first book came from a dream and that particular scene, it just clicked. I’ve been lucky to meet Richelle, Ilona, and Kelley. You want to know how much of a fan girl I am? I yelled across the hotel foyer at RT in Chicago and chased down Kelley. LOL
Who are some of your other favorite writers?
I adore Raine Miller, Jessica Gibson, Cambria Hebert, KA Robinson, Tabatha Vargo . . . the list goes on. I’m basically reciting the amazing friends I’ve made since becoming an author. And of course, my all time favorite author is my BFF, Lacey Weatherford. I always joke that she “pushed” me into blogging and then writing, but really, without her, I wouldn’t have been brave enough to publish. I heart her!
I know you have an incredibly supportive husband who even does a blog for you - what a honey. How do you balance your writing life with ‘real life?’
It’s just like you said, I have an incredibly supportive husband. I seriously couldn’t do this without him. He’s there to make sure I keep focused and on task. He also helps me unwind, brainstorm, and is always there with hugs when a scene is particularly rough. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve walked away from my laptop and sobbed in his arms. He takes it all in his stride and doesn’t think I’m crazy. I love that we’re able to do this and he LOVES blogging and meeting everyone. I recently took him to a signing and he’s already talking about the next one.
Do you have a book in your house that is destroyed because you've read it so much?
I try NEVER to destroy my books! I have nine bookshelves and each book is my ‘precious.’ The books I read over and over again would be the Fever series and the Vampire Academy series. There’s something to be said about diving into a comfortable book. Oh, I also love rereading Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampire series. I heart Ethan and wish he was MINE!
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Shy. Innocent. Quiet.
Hahaha NO ONE will believe those so how about – dork, romantic, genuine.
Tell us a something about yourself that is not in your author bio.
Hmmm, I met my hubby online. We met in a chat room and when I decided to come to the US on vacation, I agreed to meet him. I. NEVER. WENT. HOME. Yep, we met and were married 2 months later. We’ve been married for 14 years now and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. That’s why I love romance—writing and reading it. Because I have my own happily ever after!
That is just the sweetest thing! Thanks so much for being here today Belinda and give that awesome hubby of yours a high five for me!
A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self-proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. It wasn't long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can't help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn't be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes. Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends, and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life. Happy reading!
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Belinda-Boring/e/B005C1IRFC/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1384912397&sr=8-2-ent
Belinda's fabulous series The Mystic Wolves is available now. Here is all the info you need to go and upload them to your e-reader.
The Mystic Wolves
Book One – The Mystic Wolves
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/o2LW3Yv_zwI
What would you do if a simple errand takes a deadly twist, turning you from cautious prey to dangerous predator?
Someone is trying to send a deadly message to Mason, arranging the deaths of those he loves and it puts the entire pack and Alpha on high alert. Darcy understands the primal instincts driving her beloved Mason's commands. With the help of those he sets as protectors, she learns about herself and the things she'll need to help support her Alpha and pack. When events turn dire however, one truth offers her strength - once given, oaths are unbreakable ... even if it means risking it all.
“You want to be wooed, huh? I’m not sure I know how to do that. You may have to tell me what to do.” The cocky grin he’d been wearing suddenly became softer, his eyes twinkling, and I caught a flash of the boyish charm I’d fallen for.
“Oh no, I’m not explaining anything to you. You should know by now, Mr. Almighty-I-Am-Alpha. Just know this—if you don’t get it right … you’re a dead man.”
He let out a rich, throaty laugh, and the sound made the soles of my feet tingle. In fact, it made everything tingle, and I braced myself. I was about to get ravished.
I didn’t move a muscle as he advanced, or resist as he finally gathered me into his arms. My eyes instantly closed and I tilted my head—waiting. Everything was still, our surroundings dimmed to a quiet hush.
He moved slowly, brushing his mouth against mine softly, tenderly. It was almost like a whisper, the feel of his breath fanning gently over my skin, and when he repeated the motion, goose bumps erupted.
Even though I knew it was coming, the touch of his tongue tracing my bottom lip had me leaning into him, my hands gripping the top of his pants to steady myself. I don’t know how long we stood there for, his mouth barely caressing mine before the mood changed, and he made his move.
Book Two – Forget Me Not
Official trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHYrLtx3WJY
Only a fool would think they could steal from a werewolf …
Anticipating a quiet night alone with the man she loves, Darcy’s world is sent into a spin with the arrival of someone from the past—Mason’s. She is further shocked by the intruder’s claim she may not even be the true mate of the Mystic Wolves Alpha. Accusations start to fly, leading to her new enemy being granted asylum, and this is just the beginning of trouble.
Relying on the reassurances of Mason and the support of her friends and Pack, Darcy soon falls under attack. Suspicions are raised, and with no other choice, she must flee with Devlin to safety where hopefully they can untangle the lies hidden behind the use of magic. Time is quickly ticking away, leading to a showdown where everything is on the line.
They need to uncover the truth before it’s too late, or once again, Darcy will need to fight to hold onto her dreams.
I looked the woman up and down. It irritated me how she hung on Mason, as if she had every right in the world to do it. I growled and stepped forward, ready to go to war for the man I loved. I didn’t even care about whatever excuse she would give for invading our lives with her false presumptions—I was pissed. I could feel the change happening, and I smiled. Judging from the way she blanched, I knew my fangs must have shown.
“Darcy, stop.” Mason’s voice broke through my anger, and luckily for him he’d moved away from her. “This is Amber, and it’s not what it seems.”
“Who is this, Mason? And why does she think she has a hold over you?” Amber asked.
The syrupy sweetness of her tone set my teeth on edge, and I launched myself at her.
Book Three – Testing Fate
Official trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r3NpvgwqYo
Nothing burns as bright as the flames of the refiner’s fire.
Moments after hearing the Council sentence her enemy to life imprisonment for attempted murder and illegal use of magic, Darcy is whisked away by the Fates—accused of tampering with destiny. The cherished dream she shared with Mason has been called into question, placing doubt about whether they are actually true mates. To resolve it, a price must be paid—the Heart or Death—a grueling series of tests designed to reveal a person’s worth.
The stakes are high and Darcy finds herself facing the unknown in conditions that leave her more vulnerable than she’s ever been. Separated from Mason and her Pack, with Devlin as her only companion, she is pushed to her very limits. She must succeed—or lose everything.
Will she crumble under the pressure or emerge stronger for testing fate?
“But, do you truly understand what you’re saying? Are you willing to put Darcy and your Pack through more attempts like Amber’s? Are you willing to fight a challenge with every suitor that comes along?”
“Yes. If that’s what is needed, then I will beat them all!” Mason’s body stiffened with determination and I could only imagine what his wolf was experiencing below the surface. Male werewolves were dominant and extremely territorial. I had no doubt Mason would fight to the death, as many times as he needed to, in order to keep me by his side.
“I am sure you would, young Alpha. But are you willing to have Darcy do that as well? Will you be able to watch her fight to the death? Is your pride worth the risk? Are you willing to test fate?”
Book Four – Forever Changed
Official trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cij-AE-XNyU
Waking up after an amazing night with her new husband and mate, nothing could've prepared Darcy for the epic bombshell Devlin dropped—explaining her heritage and revealing truths that completely blow her mind. When all she wants is to settle into marital bliss and pack life, Darcy's world is once again thrown into turmoil, forced to face a challenge that may very well destroy everything she’s fought so hard to preserve.
Not one to sit back and watch the one he loves more than life itself in danger, Mason immediately formulates a plan of action—taking a small group of trusted friends across the United States in the hot pursuit of answers. Time is running out, though. With every attempt to control Darcy's wild magic thwarted, and the dark presence of evil dogging their every move, Mason and Darcy will be left with no other choice but to make a stand—fight or risk losing everything they cherish most.
Decisions will be made. Love will be pushed to breaking point. Mason and Darcy face their greatest challenge, one that will leave them … FOREVER CHANGED.
“There’s no need to challenge. If Devlin needs time, let’s give it to him.”
“He lied to you,” Mason blasted. “All this time he knew there was a threat and he said nothing. He knew why your connection to me was so sporadic and instead of easing your confusion, he continued with this masquerade.” Mason glared over my shoulder at Devlin. “Do you even understand what that did to her? Do you? She doubted herself. She doubted her wolf. She thought she was inferior, and all this time you knew why!” Stepping around me, Mason shoved his friend. “You knew! How could you watch her falling apart with uncertainty and say nothing?”
Daniel quickly moved, just in case Devlin retaliated. As much as my heart was breaking over being kept in the dark, watching the pain between the two of them killed me. What happened next would define their future relationship and, as a result, mine.
A Very Mystic Christmas
Join the holiday festivities by taking a magical trip down memory lane with author Belinda Boring's BESTSELLING Mystic Wolves series.
In this heartfelt Christmas novella, readers can enjoy tender, funny, and swoon worthy moments with characters they've grown to love--memories such as "Ho, Ho, Who?", "Wish Upon A Star," and "Love, Santa." Also included are delicious recipes of treats that are guaranteed to make your mouth water! So, snuggle under a blanket before the fire, pour yourself a cup of steaming hot chocolate, and reminisce with Mason, Darcy, Devlin, Daniel, and Vlad.
"Surprise, beautiful." He brushed a faint kiss over my lips, leaving an even fainter taste of something behind. I couldn't help it. I licked my lips and caught the familiar flavor of mint.
"Mmmm." I touched his mouth again, hoping to capture more as I licked the pad of my thumb. "Peppermint?"
"Candy cane. I couldn't resist swiping one from the Christmas tree in the main living room." He winked and my insides flip flopped. Mason didn't hold himself back when it came to flirting with me and I wondered if I'd ever get used to it.
"Well, it was delicious."
"Then, by all means, have another taste."
Mystic Wolves Boxset (Volume One) Includes: The Mystic Wolves, Forget Me Not, Testing Fates with bonus novella, A Very Mystic Christmas
In this four book box set, fall in love with Mason and Darcy as they face challenges head on--both as a couple and as leaders of the Mystic Wolves Pack. You'll find The Mystic Wolves, Forget Me Not, and Testing Fate, along with the BONUS novella, A Very Mystic Christmas (an assortment of memories and recipes.) This is an amazing collection to get any lover of paranormal romance started!