Thursday, March 31, 2016

Signed Paperbacks: Who Am I Kidding? I Want Them ALL!


Hola, Book-A-Migos! 

I receive a lot of messages asking about signed paperbacks so I thought what better time to share my order form than today! No more waiting for book signings or a special occasion - start feeding your hungry bookshelf with your favorite stories from me! 

#‎AllAboutTheSwoon 
#‎GetYourSwoonOn 
#‎DontForgetTheAngst 
#‎ThreeCheers4Romance

Click to order: http://bit.ly/1PiBuVu

** Extra Info: Each order comes with signed swag and shipping within the U.S is included 
in the price - books varying from $10 - $13.99. Feel free to message me with any questions! **

Friday, March 18, 2016

Cover Reveal: Bittersweet Symphony

Here it is *inserts drum roll* the cover to the sequel of Bittersweet Melody and continuation of Cooper and Caylee's story! Guys, this cover has my spider-senses tingling. In fact, the whole 
story . . . everything about it has me on SWOON and ANGST overload! 

#‎notkidding #‎willneedtissues #‎teamcooper #‎meltyourheart #‎secondchanceatlove #‎PTSD


BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY
#2 in the Damaged Souls series
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Military / Rockstar
Cover Artist: Lacey Weatherford / Belinda Boring 
Release Date: TBA

 How do you piece together a broken soul—a spirit so crushed and battered from the weight of guilt and self loathing that the only conceivable way to keep breathing—to keep placing one foot in front of the other—is to erect four solid, impenetrable walls to protect your heart?

Simple: you don’t.

At least that’s what I thought. The change was almost too faint to notice at first but it began with her. It’s always been about her.

Whether she knew it that night when she came to the bar and approached me after the show, I don’t know. But she started something inside me that I couldn’t fight or resist until it was too late. With her smile, her forgiveness, her friendship, Caylee Sawyer saved me that night and every day that followed. Patiently she showed me that the grief I’d buried under a mountain of a lifestyle of “not-giving-a-damn” still needed an outlet—to be acknowledged.To be released.

She saved me.
I just hope I don’t screw it up.

Make sure you're caught up with Cooper and Caylee:
Bittersweet Melody: http://amzn.to/1NC2ccE


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Waiting For Happiness: Will It Really Come?

There used to be a period, or should I say periods, in my life where everything felt so dark and gloomy. People would try to encourage me--giving me platitude after platitude about how life gets better and that all I needed to do was hang on tight and I'd "arrive". I'd like to say I nodded and agreed, determined to be patient while I endured my version of Hell. Those who know me well are probably snickering because I'm stubborn. My response was always some derisive snort with a defeated retort like, "Yeah, right," or "You're so full of crap." But it set up a train of thought that one day . . . some day, I would simply arrive at this blissful destination where it would be wonderful and all my cares were over. but in my heart, I didn't really believe a place like that existed, and if it did, I wouldn't be allowed in. After all, I was damaged goods . . . broken . . . unworthy.

Anyone else have those thoughts? 

That's why it causes me to stop and marvel now and just how often I "missed the mark" back then -- how I didn't really understand what that counsel meant. It also makes me smile something fierce because I've realized ... there was NO TRAVEL REQUIRED ... I was ALREADY THERE. Happiness, peace, hope, whatever it is we need to feel good about ourselves isn't something we have to work hard for--prepare for--earn. By simply opening our eyes, taking a breath, life is good. Does that mean it runs smoothly? Heck. No.

Life's still going to throw curve balls and challenges our way but we can decide how we'll view them.

I've spent most of my life viewing those obstacles as some kind of karmic punishment--for what I didn't really know. Just that somehow I must've drawn the short straw or got in the wrong line or simply been inherently screwed--that it was my fault regardless. It never occurred to me that they were lessons, or when I did have the thought, I quickly dismissed it the second Life came knocking on my door with something new. So quick to dismiss and disempower. <<< is that a word? hahaha It is now!

Anywho, I didn't mean to ramble, although it's a superpower of mine. I basically wanted to share if you're like me who thought happiness had to be earned ... YOU. ALREADY. HAVE. Just by being YOU. There's no secret club. There's no magical words. There's not daring feat of awesomeness you need to perform.

Just be you. Embrace whatever lesson there is. Remember just how powerful you are. And conquer the world!

Hugs and kisses! Life is wonderful. <<< Man, it feels good to not just say that but BELIEVE it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Bittersweet Symphony


Hey, everyone!  This snippet is from a scene in Bittersweet Symphony that I've daydreamed about for over a year. This book! I swear it gets me in the FEELS every time. My Cooper *insert swoon here*

This is from a conversation between Caylee and Cooper's mom, Heather, where she asked about the broken shadow box with Cooper's medals hanging on the wall . . .

Friday, February 26, 2016

2015 - The Year I Had To Stop Caring To Survive.


A few weeks ago, I shared on Facebook that there were some reasons why "Belinda the Author" was absent for a lot of 2015. Sure, I was around, but I only released one book, and it wasn't the story everyone was chomping at the bit for. I received a lot of messages and comments asking where the next Mystic Wolves was--why readers were having to impatiently wait.

If you were one who asked, I'm sorry if I didn't answer you straight away. I wasn't being rude or disrespectful. I wasn't game playing or being evasive. I promise.