21 Apr 2014

Interview with Paranormal Author Belinda Boring




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.
 


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Can you tell us a little about the beautifully-titled Mystic Wolves?
The Mystic Wolves is the first novel in my Mystic Wolves series. It revolves around an already established couple called Mason and Darcy, Mason being the Alpha of his Pack, and Darcy his soon-to-be mate. Life was going pretty well for them until a last minute errand into Woodside Hollow, the town the live, turned into tragedy. Mason and Darcy must deal with the event and draw on each other's love and strength. Unfortunately, the attack was part of a plan against Mason. As the reader experiences the story with Darcy, (the story is told from her point of view) they see how even when things fall apart, loyalty and love can carry you through anything.

What inspired you to write it?

It came from a dream I had of the attack that takes place in the beginning of the story. My best friend encouraged me to write it down because I couldn't shake the emotion I'd felt. I did and Darcy was originally human. I was an avid paranormal romance reader so it was a choice between her becoming a vampire or werewolf. I loved Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series, so she became a wolf. It's been an incredible journey writing each book and putting my own spin on things.

Is it part of a series?
The Mystic Wolves is the first book in a series that currently has four books, plus a companion novella filled with Christmas memories. I'm almost finished with the 5th book, Savage Possession, and the series currently has 12-13 books planned. Crazy, huh? All from a dream.

If Mystic Wolves was made into a movie, who would you like to play the main characters?
I would LOVE Stephen Amell to play Mason and me as Darcy! Haha

Why do you love writing paranormal romance?
I love writing the kind of stories I love reading. Paranormal romance has always appealed to me because they seem so intense and bigger than life. I love the idea of magic and special abilities, of having strength beyond my own, and the mystery of it. As an author, I love that I can create my own worlds with my own rules. I have more freedom to explore.

What is it about werewolves you find so intriguing? You're not one, are you?!?
Hahaha I think it would be pretty awesome to be a werewolf. I love the idea of cutting lose and running, over having the cares of the world just fall away where it's just you and the earth. I think that's what drew me to them at first--their balancing the animal nature with their humanity. I've loved developing my own lore surrounding them along with different rituals. I love Pack mentality and the security that comes from it.

Why did you want to become an author?
I liked writing but I didn't have much confidence in it. I always joked ifI ever wrote a book, I'd typed it up, get it bound, and then put it on my shelf. That's it! It was two good friends who helped encourage me and a leap of faith! For all my anxiety, becoming an author has been the best decision. I've loved every second and can't wait to see what the future holds.

Name one of your all-time favourite book covers?
One that I remember is Shadowfever by Karen Moning. When it came out in hardcover, it was absolutely gorgeous with reds and golds. I would carry it around and stroke it! Haha
Out of my covers, I love them all, but I'm drawn to Forever Changed because of the boldness of the pink. I'm definitely a visually driven reader. A lot of the books I purchase are done mainly because over the cover. If it catches my eyes, I'll buy it.

Who, or what, inspires you?
My hubby. My family. My best friend. Authors that I'm grateful to know. Those who touch my life on a daily basis. The world around me. Seeing others overcome challenges. Remembering how far I've come. I always try to look for the good/the positive in everything.

Where is your favourite place to write?Right now, anywhere that's comfortable. Usually it's on my couch in the living room or my chaise in my office. Add a heating pad for my back and I can sit and write for hours!

What is your favourite movie that was based on a book?

Considering I saw it six times, my favorite movie based on a book is Divergent. I'd never read the series before but the movie trailer intrigued me. My BFF and I instantly feel in love with the story and characters, especially Four. We have a HUGE Crush on Theo James. He's definitely SWOONY!

Who is your favourite author (s) and why?
My list of favorite authors is always growing: Lacey Weatherford, Airicka Phoenix, Cambria Hebert, Lizzy Ford, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Tabatha Vargo, Raine Miller, KA Robinson, and Jessi Gibson. Mostly because they're so amazing and they're wonderful people. I love how they write and some, I love their work ethics, and their dedication to writing.
If you could have a dinner party with any authors and/or characters from any time in history, who would you choose and why?

Tell us a random fact about yourself.
I sleep with a TARDIS night light! Not only because I'm scared of the dark, but just in case the Doctor comes. Becoming one of his companions is on my bucket list. #Whovian

Tell us something interesting about the area where you live.
I live in the mountains of Arizona, so no cactus but plenty of pine. It also snows!

Thanks for having me!
It was great fun, Belinda! You can come back any time :)


About the Author

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!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me on your blog today, Suzy! I loved the interview questions <3

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  2. Great interview Suzy! I've honestly thought about buying a Tadis nightlight, lol.

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  3. You can come over any time, Belinda! I loved your answers :D
    Michelle... a Tardis night light is a FAB idea isn't it? LOL!

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