Thursday, December 20, 2012

Swoony Season's Specials!

What better way to say THANK YOU for all the support I've received this year then the gift of SWOON? For a limited time ... you can not only get a FREE ecopy of The Mystic Wolves BUT Broken Promises is now available for 99c!!
Yep ... you can now get TWO of my books for just 99c!!
Tell your family, friends, neighbors, workmates ...
The Mystic Wolves
Broken Promises
Happy holidays!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Let's Talk About The Elephant In The Room ...

I just wanted to touch base with everyone - a central place with a little more freedom than private messages and Facebook walls. I guess by now we all know it's December and there's still no clear release date for Testing Fate ...
What does that mean?
It means I really don't like being vague. Whenever I'm asked, my standard answer has become "I don't know yet" or "I'm waiting for the go ahead from my editor" or my favorite ... "It's coming soon." I want you all to know that it bothers me to say that - I want nothing more than to say "It's going to be released such and such ... SQUEE!" Unfortunately, life doesn't always work that way no matter how much I ask it sweetly. Believe me, I've tried.
When I first announced the December date, it was with a hopeful heart. I anticipated no hiccups with nothing but smooooooth sailing. *chuckles* Hands up anyone whose life ever goes EXACTLY the way we want it to *looks around* Me neither.
I recently changed editors. It was necessary and what it means is not only is the book subject to my life and priorities, but also hers. What I also didn't take into account was other editing obligations and Christmas. Family always takes precedence ... even in front of Mason, Darcy, and Devlin *chuckles* Thankfully they're not as ornery as Quinn. He wouldn't care and demand I cater to him. Sexy jerk!
So do I have a release date yet? No.
What do I have? Three very strong FACTS
Fact #1 - Testing Fate will be BY FAR the best book in the series to date.
Fact #2 - I have one of the best editors I've ever worked with helping me polish the book. I love having that kind of confidence and Testing Fate will SPARKLE.
Fact #3 - Waiting just a little longer will be a VERY distant memory once you get a copy. A lot happens in the book - things you've been waiting for ... and some that you'll never see coming.
I love you all so much. Thank you for all the support you've not only given me but the series. You've embraced the Mystic Wolves - claimed the characters for your own and it means so much! I promise in the meantime to share teasers, torture you all a little less, and find fun ways to celebrate the series!
Happy swooning everyone!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

And The Winner Is .... 2000 LIKES Giveaway.

Can I just say WOW and THANK YOU?
I was so excited to reach 2000 LIKES on my author page and I far surpassed it! Thank you for all your support and for entering the giveaway *hugs* I honestly wish I could give everyone something.
The lucky person who won the tote bag, dog tags, and swag pack is ...
Keep following for all my updates and the fun things I have planned for 2013.
Happy swooning!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Surprise - The Other "S" Word I Love!

For those of you who know me, one of the things I LOVE doing is teasing everyone. Okay ... you all call it torturing but it's always done with good intentions. Well, I wanted to let you in on another quirk I have -
I also LOVE surprises.
Never on me, though. I'm very impatient and not knowing what's going on is one of the quickest ways to drive me crazy. Nope, I love giving others a surprise - in fact, that was how the Mystic Wolves was published. Do you remember? Everyone went to bed and I was just The Bookish Snob, romance reviewer/blogger. Come morning, I excitedly declared "Woohoo everyone, look what I did. My first every short story Without Mercy is now available. I'm a published author!" That was over a year ago and I've never forgotten the response. Thank you for making this series a best seller.
So, what does that have to do with anything?
Everything because today I have a SURPRISE ...
 the EARLY reveal of Forget Me Not's NEW cover!!
Between you and me, I get a little giddy with Mason looking at me like that ...
all swoony, smoldery, and I-want-to-ravish-you-right-here-right-now!
Once again a HUGE thank you to Regina at MaeIDesigns for this amazing cover. She has a natural gift for being able to take the vision of an author and make it real!
For those who haven't read Forget Me Not yet, here's the buy links!
Remember the first book, The Mystic Wolves is FREE
To celebrate this release, I'm have more goodies to give away:

Coming soon ...
Testing Fate's new cover reveal!
Happy Swooning!

Friday, December 7, 2012

WOOT! 2000 Page Likes Giveaway!

I'm so excited to reach this milestone on my author page and been patiently watching it climb! For those who love hearing all the latest about what I'm writing, promotions, signings etc ... my Facebook author page is the place to be. You'll find teasers, the latest news, and it's where you can leave your comments/questions.
To celebrate, ONE LUCKY WINNER will be sent this ...

A "It's All About The Swoon" tote bag
A swag pack including personalized sucker
A SWOON dog tag with kisses
Cool huh?
To win:
You must have "liked" my page (Belinda Boring - Author)
Leave a comment below with you email address and what makes you SWOON!
Easy peasy!
Good luck and THANK YOU so much for all your support!!

** Winner will be picked by at the end of Sunday 12/9**

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Shaman's Mate Blog Tour with Donna McDonald

When an unfamiliar fellow park ranger walks up moments after he prays for help, Jason sends his gratitude out into the universe for answering his call. The last thing Jason ever suspected would happen was for the same man to return to abduct him. But now Hania and his people are insisting that he make good on his promises to repay his karmic debt to them.  Jason is not opposed to helping the Chileaans, or their beautiful Shaman, but it’s what they want him to do that’s the problem.
I'm excited to have author Donna McDonald here today and be part of her The Shaman's Mate blog tour! She's shared an excerpt from her latest release ... enjoy then click through one the buy links and grab a copy!
“Jason…” she called his name, and then collapsed in a heap at his feet, her hands sliding down his body. She wrapped her arms around his legs because she simply had to touch some part of him to believe it was real.
Aiyana looked across the room, pain in her heart for yet another misdeed she had done to the man at her door. “I’m sorry for this situation, Cheveyo. I truly did not expect Jason to return to me, but I am glad he has.”
Cheveyo looked at him with the most hateful look Jason had ever received from another person.
“There is no dishonor here, Aiyana,” Cheveyo said softly. “I serve Shaman Aiyana, who serves the Great Mother. If you have need of me, I too will return to you.” He bowed his head to her and left, not sparing Jason another glance.
Jason looked down at the woman wrapped around his legs and wondered what had possessed him to stake a claim. What was it to him if the woman bonded with the whole tribe? But thinking of Cheveyo at her door, he was pleased he’d sent the man away. God help him—maybe he felt a sense of duty growing for her. Somehow he instinctively knew that Shaman Aiyana’s ascension wouldn’t happen with anyone but him. Walking through Aiyana’s door moments ago, he was following some inner voice that demanded he help her, regardless of what form that help took.
As he pulled Aiyana up into his arms again, the voices he’d heard when he kissed her started chanting again. This time though the chanting perfectly matched the heat in his blood as he studied Aiyana’s nearly naked body. This time when desire for her moved through him, Jason accepted it physically, even though he still had to work at setting the emotional guilt aside. His body was insisting that he be with her. There seemed to be no other choice.
Buy links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Donna's also having a giveaway!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Top Secret Project ... REVEALED!!

If you've been on Facebook the past few days, you know I have a secret. Actually, it's a secret project that consists of three sections. In keeping with my Queen of Torture nature, I've been pretty tight lipped about it - a surprise for me because I'm notorious for NOT being able to keep a secret. Somehow I've managed to go almost 3 weeks ... yep, I deserve a medal or something. Maybe a statue. Or a day named after me ... just sayin'.
I've had some fun with it as well. Did you all see these posts?

Hahahaha - yep, I've been laughing all day while peeking out my window for any lynch mobs and impatient readers. What can I say? I like to tease!

So what's the SECRET??

I could continue going on and on and on .... maybe post some more vague and cryptic pictures OR I can just show you. What do you think?

Okay ... here you go ...

The Mystic Wolves series has received a SWOONWORTHY makeover!!
Here is the first cover, designed by the INCREDIBLE

 Regina Wamba of MaeIDesign!

She is AMAZING and created me the PERFECT covers!

Take a moment to stroke the screen!!

I am so excited to begin revealing them. When I first released Without Mercy (now included of the first book) it was part of an anthology. It was never meant to become a series so I decided to just have Darcy on the cover. As the series grew and grew, I knew I would need to one day revamp so I could have both Darcy and Mason together so VOILA!!

Isn't he AMAZING??

So this is PART ONE of my reveal. Coming soon is Forget Me Not and Testing Fate's new look - both will look just as HAWT as this one!

Don't FORGET ... this book is FREE

To celebrate, I'm doing a giveaway!

I have Mystic Wolves Goodies that include:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy swooning everyone!!

A Boring Week of ... ME!

It's just another BORING week ... a Belinda Boring week!! A BIG thank you to A Page Away for featuring me - sharing reviews and a fun giveaway! Here's your chance to learn more about my books and enter to win one of TWO prize packs - a signed copy of Broken Promises with swag AND a signed copy of The Mystic Wolves with swag.
Also, EVERY comment gets a FREE copy of A Midsummer Night's Fling!!
Show Mary some love as well and follow her blog ... she's AWESOME ♥

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tempted By The Storm Blog Tour!

Today I have author Maxine Mansfield visiting as part of her Tempted by the Storm blog tour! Maxine writes erotic fantasy that's guaranteed to get your heart pumping and body swooning!

Genre: Erotic Fantasy
Heat level: 4, Scarlet Rose
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release date: November 9, 2012

Larksong Hammerstrike has always been just the younger sister of Princess Aryanna. Never quite as pretty or as smart, always lacking, a mere empath whose power gets her into trouble more often than not. But at Carnalval, the festival of all things sexual, she unleashes her sensual side for a night in the arms of a masked stranger. When morning dawns, Lark can't resist a peek beneath the mask of her lover and is once again crushed by fate. The man of her lusty adventure is none other than the future Lord of the High Elves and destined to marry her sister. As heir to the kingdom of Landis and current instructor of wizardry at the Academy of Magical Arts, Sarco Sunwalker is honor bound to rise above the temptation of the beautiful empathic student who invades his mind, body, and soul. But when sparks fly, lightning strikes, and thunder rolls, Sarco finds himself more than tempted by the storm of Lark's passion and vows to find a solution that will prevent a war between races, fulfill an infamous quest, and win Lark's hand.

Here's an excerpt to tease you with ...

There was only one word that could describe the creature standing before him. Wonderful.
“Did you say something?” the woman whispered.
He shook his head. “Nothing, I just can’t believe my luck. You really are real and here with me.”
She smiled, but her smile didn’t extend to her eyes.
Before another heartbeat passed or another breath taken, he stood at her side. With tenderness, he gazed into her gentle, masked face and took both of her hands in his. He was humbled as her fingers trembled even more than his own did. “We don’t have to do this if you’d rather not.”
She smiled wider, and her eyes gleamed with mischief. “I suppose we might as well. After all, we’re already here, and you’re at least halfway undressed.”
Sliding his hands up her arms and around her shoulders to her back, Sarco felt for and found the clasps holding her gown together. With the flick of a wrist, they gave way, and with a swish, the silky fabric fell to her hips exposing lush, rose-tipped breasts. Just the right size to hold in both hands, to fondle, to caress, to taste.
“Hmm, it seems you’re halfway undressed yourself.”

To grab a copy for yourself: Amazon / Wild Roses
Maxine Mansfield writes fantasy, erotic romances. She lives in the far northern state of Alaska where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer. She has one very special man, his three equally special children, and their six delightful grandchildren in her life. Not to mention a very bossy African Grey parrot named Gabriel. Oh, and Gnomes! Many, many Gnomes.

Maxine can be found online at the following places:
GIVEAWAY: For one lucky winner, Maxine is giving away an ecopy of Tempted By The Storm! To win, leave your name and email address in the comments.
Next stop on the tour is tomorrow at Love Knows No Bounds.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Devil Du Jour Blog Tour with Deena Remiel

Today is full of awesomesauce because I have one of my FAVORITE people on my site today ... the amazing Deena Remiel! You may know her from her sexy-as-hell Brethren (Nathaniel makes me SWOON hard) or from her sigh inducing Ghost of a Chance and Picture Perfect stories. Did you know she has a new series out? One that doesn't pull any punches when it comes to kicking Evil's butt? The Book Waitress is set to be an entertaining rollercoaster series and today ... I'm sharing an excerpt from the latest release, Devil Du Jour. This is the second book :)
Evil had done a real number on her in her sleep. She had to somehow push him out of her mind. Useless facts! She could try using all those facts she stored up for no good reason, but helped her in socially awkward situations. Maybe if she thought about them, she could squeeze the darkness out.
“Did you know good means morally excellent, virtuous, and righteous?” She sniffed and wiped her wet eyes with the hem of her t-shirt. Dragging her fingers through her thick mane, she removed the tumbling mess from her face and did her best to tame the reckless locks of hair.
“No I didn’t.” He extended his hand again, and this time she took it.
“It also means honorable and worthy.”
“Both of which you are.”
She inched out of the corner, ever closer, and kneeled before him, suddenly sensing his physical need of her, his concern, and affection. How could she deny her own longing and desire for him?
“Show me, Derek.” Her breath hitched. “Show me what Satan refuses me— the truth.”
He rose to meet her in the center of the living room floor, the pair on their knees, like two souls praying and worshipping each other. Butterflies flitted joyfully in her belly, replacing the hurt of earlier, painful times. Her chin trembled with anticipation as he brought his lips to rest upon hers for the most gentle of kisses she believed had ever been given or received.
“I’m worthy, I’m worthy….” she murmured over and over as he kissed her branded eyelids and chased with feather-light kisses a single tear that had escaped to run down her cheek. He blazed another trail along her throat, down to the sweet spot between her breasts, and she enveloped him in her arms, cherishing the gentle restraint he displayed, appreciating how hard it must be for him to contain his full desires. Even she held back a little, wounds still smarting under the bandages.
But she couldn’t deny herself the glory of seeing what lay hidden under his shirt, and pushed him away to peel the thin material off in a burst of primal wanting. A godlike present had lain underneath. Smooth, sculpted arms, chest and abdomen seemed to beg for her hands to touch, and she willingly obeyed. Groaning, his eyes fluttered closed as she explored each hill with her lips and every valley with the tip of her tongue. He tasted of sunlight and all that was good and honest. Like a man. A virile man to whom she would have to show her entire body.
She froze, frightened by her urgent need and limitations.
He opened his eyes and when they met hers, they were filled with understanding. He caressed her cheek and whispered, “Camille, my beautiful flower, whatever you need, whatever you want, just tell me.”
He waited patiently for her to find her voice. “I…I don’t want you to see my body. Not like this.”
“Love-making can take many forms, sweetheart. Take me to your bed, Cam. I’ll show you.”

*sighs happily*
Love it!
The Book Waitress, Camille Dutton, has luck on her side. Good and bad. On the upside, she narrowly escaped death and Satan claiming her soul. On the downside, a portal has been opened, and she can feel every time a creature from Hell crosses over to our world.
Derek Galloway is one tenacious man. His curious nature won't let him rest until he closes Hell's portal and finds a cure for Camille's affliction. Satan will have one helluva fight on his hands if he tries to claim her again.
Camille and Derek, an unlikely couple, have found each other in the darkest of times. Will they find the answers they need to free her and the world from Satan's grip? Or are they in for the longest, darkest battle of their lives?

Devil Du Jour is available at: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Get The Book Waitress (#1) for FREE: Amazon
** Special giveaway**
Deena is giving away to ONE lucky reader a $20 gift card!
DIRECTIONS FOR READERS: Each stop on the DEVIL DU JOUR Blog Tour will have a letter to collect. After collecting all 13 letters, put them all together to create a sentence! Email me what the sentence says and I’ll email you back with a special gift!
Link to blog tour list and stops: Book Waitress - Devil Du Jour Blog Tour
Happy reading everyone!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Broken Promises Blog Tour GIVEAWAY!!

We're down to the last few days before the book tour starts!!
I know I am and to get things underway, the rafflecopter is now open for everyone to enter! In case you didn't know, here's what you can win ...

SIGNED copies of ALL my books
Broken Promises, A Midsummer Night's Fling, The Mystic Wolves, and Forget Me Not
a $50 gift card to either Amazon or B&N

PLUS, two of the entries are chances to get FREE ebooks!
So EVERYONE can walk away with FREE ecopies of The Mystic Wolves and A Midsummer Night's Fling!

Yep, it's that EPIC!!
So, good luck to everyone ... thanks for all your support and enjoy the tour!!

*for tour stop links, visit Promotional Book Tours - Broken Promises Tour

Monday, November 5, 2012

Quinn's Top Ten Favorite Things + Giveaway + Free eBooks

Quinn would like to invite everyone to visit Bookend 2 Bookend and see his
TOP TEN FAVORITE THINGS. He won't ever admit it, but I think he enjoyed putting it together.
Here's a sneak peek ...

~txt~ Quinn, I need you to write your Top Ten favorite things for Jessica. Thanks, Bels ~etxt~
~txt~ And if I say no? ~etxt~
~txt~ Just do what you’re told. I’m the boss … not you ~etxt~
~txt~ You think so, huh? Do I need to hunt you down too? Show you I’m the one that calls the shots? ~etxt~
~txt~ *sighs* Just. Do. It ~etxt~
~txt~ Fine, but you and me need to talk. Soon ~etxt~
Damn author thinks she can just click her fingers, command me, and I’ll just jump *shakes head* I don’t have time for this. I have … priorities. Bri is unconverted and still thinks she can save me *growls* She’s also with that guy, Liam. The one who thinks she’ll choose him *chuckles low and picks up the pen* Maybe I should humor Belinda. This can be a nice reminder to everyone that Bri belongs to ME.
Okay, let’s see … top ten things ...
To keep reading, visit Bookend 2 Bookend
While you're there, enter the rafflecopter for a signed copy of Broken Promises and swag pack. Also comment and receive a FREE ecopy of The Mystic Wolves and A Midsummer Night's Fling!
See you there!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Q&A With Me - Part One

I had so much fun at the Broken Promises Release Day Party with everyone yesterday! I loved being able to spend the day laughing and swooning over photos, playing games, and talking about Quinn and Bri. One thing I really enjoyed was answering all the questions you all asked and as requested, I'm reposting my answers because it got a little crazy *winks*
There were quite a few so I've broken them into parts and will post them over the next week. If you have any more questions for me, feel free to leave them in the comments!
Here we go ...
What am I currently working on?
(Monique Brooks)
Testing Fate! But I'm being distracted by Quinn who thinks I should be writing Broken Trust instead. Hadrian then jumps in and reminds me how swoony he is ... saying I should be working on Enchanted Frost *shakes head* I tell them to hush ... it's time for Mason and Devlin!
What are my plans to celebrate for my birthday?
(Shadow Kohler)
I spent a relaxing day watching my favorite TV shows (and swooning) then went out to eat with my family and besties! Then this coming Sunday, I'm going away with my hubby for the week to Las Vegas! We plan on staying at the Paris hotel and seeing Cris Angel.
Will I be attending the RT Convention next year in Kansas City?
(Sherita Eaton Landers)
Yep!! I'll be there with Lacey Weatherford and Kamery Solomon. We have FOUR scheduled appearances planned so far:
March - Tucson Book Festival, Tucson AZ
May - RT Conventions in Kansas City
June - Arizona Dreamin' in Phx, AZ
August - RNC Convention in Las Vegas, NV
As these dates closer, I'll post more details. Also, I'll be Tucson on December 1st doing signings at the three local Bookmans!
Stay tune for Q&A With Me - Part Two

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Release News - Crush by Lacey Weatherford

Yep, that's me being incredibly excited!! As a lover of romance, I'm giddy that Crush by Lacey Weatherford is now available because I have another book boyfriend to gush and swoon over. For those who have read books by this author (the Of Witches & Warlocks series and Chasing Nikki) you'll know you're in for one hell of a read because Lacey's stories are AMAZING!
I had the chance to read Crush before the release and LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!
Once again, Lacey Weatherford has delivered a romance so exhilarating, you’ll be left in a puddle of swoony sighs, wondering why there was never a guy like Hunter Wilder when you were in high school. This story has it all – romance, suspense, angst, humor . . . not to mention amazing one liners from a guy so deliciously sexy, it’ll leave you breathless and blushing for hours to come! I don't just have a crush . . . I have an addiction. Prepare yourself because you'll feel the same. One look at Hunter and you'll fall so hard they may need to add his name to the list of addictions people need recovering from! But then ... WHO WANTS A CURE???
Enjoy this book! It's amazing! Trust me, you'll love it!!
(haha couldn't resist. Have you seen the cover?)
Official Blurb
Cami Wimberley has a plan, and that plan includes no room for boys—especially the big time party animal, Hunter Wilder, no matter how handsome and charismatic he is. She’s beautiful, a senior, extremely talented, gets good grades, and is working her way toward her dream college to be a musical theater major. Everything is perfect.

Hunter Wilder does not want a girlfriend—that would complicate his life way too much right now. He especially doesn’t want this girl, Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes, so how come he can’t keep his eyes off her? He tries to keep her at arms length, but fate seems to keep pushing them together. Before long, it’s obvious to everyone they’re crushing on each other.

As sparks begin to fly, Hunter finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into hot water. Soon he’s scrambling to keep Cami from discovering his dark secret—one that can destroy their entire relationship.
Available on Amazon / Smashwords

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Broken Promises Release Day Party!!

Time to PAR-TAY again!!
With the release of Broken Promises, The Release Day Diva and I have planned an exciting 8 hours of fun, laughter, and giveaways - prizes like signed books, date packs, Fae heirlooms, and make up! Join the Facebook event and clear your schedule ... it's going to be a BLAST!
To join, click HERE
I also have a Rafflercopter Giveaway happening!
You can win a KINDLE and ecopies of all four of my books ... The Mystic Wolves, Forget Me Not, A Midsummer Night's Fling, and Broken Promises.
Don't miss out!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Teaser Tuesday ~ I'm Back!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
After months of being absent, I'm finally back!! I have two teasers today to share :D
"Live today. Not yesterday."
and from my new release, Broken Promises.
“Surprise.” He feigned concern over my shock.
"And you said I couldn't act."

Happy reading everyone!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Broken Promises Is Now Available!!

I am so EXCITED!! Broken Promises is finally available and yep ... I snoopy danced!! This is such a special book for me. It's been two years in the making and I am SO proud of it!!
Here's the blurb:
What would you do if the man you loved became one of your greatest enemies? Would your love be enough to save him?
All Bri wanted to do was spend her Friday night with the man she loved and adored. Little did she know leaving her home would result in her relationship with Quinn being tested beyond its limits.
 Fae have been organizing to invade Earth, and their devious plans are culminating now, colliding with Bri's very existence. Using a powerful glamour, the Fae trigger each person's violent tendencies, turning the streets into a battleground and strangers against each other.  In a crushing blow, Quinn becomes affected and Bri finds herself battling to save her lover from himself as he stalks her relentlessly, taunting her at every turn.
 But fighting for her love isn't her only worry. As the battle ensues, Bri discovers a startling truth about her own heritage that she must come to terms with. She has no other choice but to fight, leading her to a confrontation that will change her world forever - and threaten to leave her with broken promises.
To purchase your copy:
(Barnes & Noble to come)
Happy reading everyone!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sneak Peek at Broken Promises: Sexy Banter

As each day passes and October gets closer, I'm becoming more and more excited. To the point of complete IMPATIENCE. For those who remember, Broken Promises was the story I wrote for my 2010 NaNoWriMo project - my first real attempt at completing a story. I have loved this storyline from the very beginning and FINALLY ... FINALLY its almost ready for release. Just a few more weeks and the world gets to meet Brianna Lane and the sexy Quinn Michaels. Like I said .. IMPATIENT. Oh and did I mention GIDDY? To share that excitement, here's a small excerpt ...
Enjoy <3
      “Quit looking at me like that, and answer my question.” I laughed. “I need to know what blow ’em up, blood and guts movie you’ve picked so I can prepare myself.”
      “Well, I could tell you, but I love watching you squirm a little so . . . no. I’m not telling you anything. You’ll have to wait and see.” He turned to look through his window but not before I caught the smug look on his face. I wanted to throttle him. I shook my head in annoyance and poked out my tongue. He chuckled softly.
      “Don’t threaten me unless you know how to use it, Bree.”
      A blush burned across my cheeks and I opened my mouth to ask him how he knew. Before I could get the words out, Quinn laughed again before tapping his knuckles against the window.
     “Remember, I can see your reflection so unless you want a refresher course in manners, I’d keep your tongue safe in that cute mouth of yours.”
     “And if I do?” I replied cheekily, a small heat building inside me. Gosh, I loved this man, bantering with him. The look he was giving me almost reduced me to putty.
     He pointed at the approaching street. “Pull over, sweetheart, and I’ll show you.” He added a wink to his grin, and countless possibilities flooded my mind.
Coming early October 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Pinterest Night #1 - Can't Be Board Eating Pie With Zac Efron.

If you're anything like me, you LOVE Pinterest. You can sit there for hours and pin picture after picture after picture. Doesn't matter what it is - funny photo or quote, story inspiration, sexy man candy, craft or food, I collect it and love looking through them.
My partners in crime, Lacey Weatherford and Kamery Solomon, also have the same addiction. So we've started a tradition ... PINTEREST NIGHT!! We picked with our fave pins, gathered the needed supplied, and released our inner PIN-DIVANESS!
Here's the results ...
I'd like to say I devoured these ... hahaha. I'm not sure what happened (we're suspecting it was a time length issue) but they didn't taste how I expected. I think I've been spoiled by the fried version of this treat and we were tempted to batter them. It would've defeated the purpose, however, so we looked sadly at them.
It was a NO BRAINER that this would be a decadent treat for our taste buds and a future enemy to our thighs and butts *grins* HOLY COW, it was AMAZING. Chocolate overload, yummilicious goodness, I-think-I-died-and-went-to-HEAVEN!! It was super easy to make and the perfect way to finish our meal. I was a little piggy and asked for a little extra helping ... it almost put me into a sugar coma. SO WORTH IT!!
Chocolate addiction aside, this was my FAVE recipe (I also picked it but I can't really brag because I was distracted at the time :D) It was easy to make, cheap and it made up a big batch for next day sampling. I loved how juicy and tasty the tuna mixture was. It had a great zing and the tomatoes and avocado chunks complimented it. What REALLY put it over the top though was also sprinkling swiss cheese over the top. YUMMY and HEALTHY. Hahaha unless you put mountains of cheese on it.
This is what I'd like to call WWPD.
(What would Pinterest do)
We had questionable eggs and Kam remembered seeing a tip on Pinterest.
We also got adventurous and chose a craft to do as well. We're all VERY visual people and love to keep a positive focus on things. We decided to create a visualization board for our offices. If we can imagine our goals, see the things we'd love to have in our lives, we can believe we'll accomplish them. Kinda like a picture bucket list. This is mine and I'll post an update when I get my photos set up. Being a perfectionist, doing crafts are a little stressful but I love how it turned out *grins*

Once we were done, we ended the night with an EPIC SWOON! If you haven't seen The Lucky One with Zac Efron ... get your copy and WATCH IT. I love this movie. Not only do I marvel at how swoony Nicholas Sparks can write, but there is a scene that literally had me stop breathing. I shared a few photos above ... it was incredible and my favorite? His teeth grazing on her thigh *SWOON* I'll be watching and rewatching and rewatching it when I get toward the end of Testing Fate for research *winks*
So all in all, the night was a success!
For those interested, feel free to stop by our Pinterest boards and check out our pins.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Free For A Limited Time: A Midsummer Night's Fling

If the FREE part doesn't have you rushing over to Smashwords to download your FREE copy, maybe this will tempt you ....
Enchanted Hearts Excerpt
I knew I shouldn’t be here, but like every other time, her beauty beckoned me.
       I was helpless to resist the lure of temptation—completely captivated—enchanted. Some would find irony in a Fae enchanted by a human. Once upon a time, I may have argued with them and convinced them of the impossibility of such a statement.
      That was before I saw her, however. Everything had changed in that moment.
       I don’t believe in fate, the concept absurd to those of my people. We are endless—eternal—the masters of our own destinies. The longevity of our lives affords us the chance to sample all that life offers and with that comes the arrogant belief of our superiority.
      Had someone told me I would become fascinated with a human female, I would’ve laughed and dismissed them with a casual wave of my hand. I would’ve reminded them who I was—Prince Hadrian Strongbow, youngest son to Queen Willomena—and such behavior was beneath me.
      That was before I saw her, however. Everything changed in that moment.
      Aithne. Her name was like a prayer on my lips.
      Until that first encounter, I’d considered myself incapable of being influenced by baser emotions. But one look at her radiant beauty—the way her countenance seemed to outshine even the sun—was my undoing.
      I didn’t ever stand a chance.
Book Blurb
Enchanted Hearts
by Belinda Boring

Aithne thought her dreams had come true when Hadrian, a Fae prince, stepped into her life and filled it with wonder . . . that was until her friend, William, declared his love, promising her more than mere moments. Three enchanted hearts . . . two honorable men . . . one important choice . . . an unforgettable Midsummer Night's Festival.

by Kamery Solomon

Raith has never been in love. In fact, he's spent his entire existence as the terror in mortal nightmares. When he enters Emilee's dream, he discovers that his powers do not work on her and she can see him as well. Being Fae he isn't allowed to show himself to a human, but there is something different about Emilee.

Faery Kissed
by Lacey Weatherford

Bran has always wanted to try and see the Fae during Midsummer's Eve, when the Earth realm and Faery are blended. What he didn't count on was meeting a beautiful Fae princess who would turn his world completely upside down, wreaking havoc on both his life, his heart, and his future.