Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cherished Blog Tour

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by Belinda Boring
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One of the fun things about writing Cherished, beside the yummy Alpha and hot kisses, was the emergence of Daniel, best friend and second-in-command to Mason. I really liked the dynamics between them and the feel I got in the below scene. Never underestimate the power of friendship and the way it can help balance a person. With all the responsibility Mason carries, I was happy to see he can not only find strength in Darcy but he also shares a deep brotherly bond with someone he must trust implicitly. Friendship is such an important part of who I am and I draw all kinds of strength from those that surround me, especially my best friend Lacey. Here is someone who stands by my side through thick and thin, never faltering and is always ready for a giggle fest. We support one another, cry together and get into all kinds of crazy mischief. So it wasn’t surprising the bond between Mason and Daniel carries the same feel. And just in case you’re wondering …. Lacey calls me “Your Royal Highness in All Things Clumsy. I’ve tried to get her to change it to “Supreme Ruler and Mistress Swooner” but she’s proving stubborn! Anyway, enjoy the below excerpt. It was fun to write.

His kiss came hard and fast, impressively dominating and full of animalistic desire. There was no holding back as he completed his need to reclaim and reassert his stance as my intended mate. It was a kiss that overshadowed any we previously shared and boldly declared a warning to anyone foolish enough to touch me again.

I barely heard the sound of the door abruptly open and the muffled laugh and cough of whoever entered.
“Well, what do we have here? No wonder you’re not answering, My Esteemed Liege. Looks like you may have more pressing matters to undress … I mean address.”

Mason snarled, but it didn’t deter the intruder for letting out a hearty chuckle. “By all means, Your Most Elevated Highness, continue. I’ll just sit over on the chair and wait, shall I?”

“You are aware that pissing me off could warrant a death penalty? I’ve killed for far less than this,” Mason finally answered. There was a subtle hint of softness to his voice, a sign that this was friendly banter. Sometimes his bark was worse than his bite.

“Whatever. Who else would you get to guard your sorry butt then if you got rid of me? Seriously, Your Royal Eminence, take your time. Finish what you were doing, I appreciate a good show.”

A quick breeze and a loud crash told me Mason had retaliated to the goading by throwing a lamp at Daniel, his best friend and second-in-command.

“Hey, watch the furniture. I liked that!” I slapped at him, trying to lower my legs to the floor. I instantly met with resistance as Mason grabbed my legs and held them in place.

“I’ll buy you a new one and don’t move. He won’t be staying, will you?” He directed the question back at the guy now reclined lazily on my armchair. The piles of clothes I had on it moments ago were now dumped on the floor in a careless heap.
I peered around Mason’s body and grinned at Daniel. “Hey.”

A look of concern and compassion replaced the previous cockiness. “Hey, hun. You doing okay? You sure did scare us.” That seemed to be the general consensus and I nodded, indicating I was fine.

“Good. I don’t ever want to arrive on a scene and see that again, do you hear me? No more going off by yourself.” Daniel noted the look Mason gave him and chuckled again, “Looks like Our Most Excellent and Noble One has already covered that and moved onto the punishing phase.”

“Is there a reason why you’re still here?” Impatience was beginning to creep into Mason’s voice. I wasn’t helping matters either as I begun to nudge my lips against his neck, placing soft kisses.

“There is, my most Beloved Benefactor.”

I couldn’t help it. Laughter exploded out of my mouth and I threw my head back in mirth.

“What the heck is going on? Liege? Beloved Benefactor? Royal Eminence? Since when do people address you like that, Mason? Or should I say Most Magnificent Master?”

Mason drug me away from resting on the wall quick enough to swat my behind with his hand. “Enough! Don’t encourage him, Darcy. Daniel has gotten it into his head I’m not being paid enough respect as the Alpha and is trying to instill in the younger pack members the importance of titles. I can’t turn around without someone bowing or spouting off some crazy name. Nothing I’ve done can convince them it’s not necessary. It’s driving me insane.” He puffed out a quick breath in frustration.

“Which is why I will continue,” Daniel interrupted, ducking as another piece of my furniture went flying. Mason rolled his eyes and grinned before turning back to look at his friend.


Guest post by Belinda Boring, author of Cherished
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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. When she's not devouring her latest read, you can find her celebrating her passion for books on her blog The Bookish Snob.

With all that excitement, 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!

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