Hey Book Lovers,
So There Was This Girl And This Boy – Introduction to Darcy and Mason
I think it’s safe to mention when an author starts writing a new story, they fall in love with their characters. I can say this because that’s definitely what happened with me. From the very beginning, Darcy has impressed me and Mason … well he flat out makes me swoon. Being able to share their story has been so much fun and it’s easy to get caught up in – the love and respect they have for each other and of course, the incredible passion. It’s every romance readers dream!
Funnily enough, over a year ago I wrote a story called The Promise of Heat. It told the story of a female werewolf who had a mother on the relentless mission of finding her daughter a mate. No matter who she introduced, this daughter wasn’t interested and it frustrated her parent to no end. The daughter was also annoyed because she had told herself she would never settle. She wanted passion, intensity as well as love and devotion from the one she married and until she found it, she would remain single. But where the mother failed, Fate didn’t and through a magical twist, led the girl straight to her mate. Little did I know then, this was about Darcy and Mason.
Darcy, to me, is an amazing heroine. She shows such strength and compassion for those around her but she’s not without her flaws. She can be incredibly stubborn but always, always there are good intentions behind it. We learned in Without Mercy, despite the urgings of Mason, Darcy will always try to resolve a conflict peacefully, looking to see if she can talk her way out of it instead of resorting to her werewolf nature. Unfortunately it backfired for her and the price she paid was too much to bear. We find her in Cherished, heartbroken and adamant the only way to make amends is to run. She’s not a coward but grief can make you do crazy things, right? I remember after losing my best friend two years ago, I didn’t think too clearly and this is what I love about Darcy. Although she’s supernatural, she’s also very human and it makes her relatable. You can’t help but feel for her as she struggles to find balance.
Mason, Mason, Mason. What a hero. If you’re like me, reading romance is all about the swoon and the sexy hero. You love the way he loves the heroine, doing everything he can to protect her, putting all things aside if he needs to. Nothing is more important to him than the woman he cherishes and if needs be, he’ll move heaven and earth just to see her smile. This is how I see Mason and judging from some of the comments I receive, others see him the same way. Here is the Alpha of the Pack with tremendous responsibilities. He’s lost his sister, his mate-to- be is traumatized and filled with doubt and on top of that, there’s a possible threat out there. What’s a young man to do? He stops it all so he can help Darcy. No hesitation, despite people waiting to talk with him. What an amazing guy! This doesn’t include how he makes Darcy feel when he looks at her, kisses her or when he reaches in and touches her. *insert sigh* Doesn’t he sound perfect?
Separately, these two are wonderful but together, they are extraordinary. I know, I know … I’m biased because I wrote the story but they have such incredible potential. They are a team, fully committed to one another and together they help balance the other. There’s no judgment between them, no viewing the other as weak. If there is a need, they are there to support and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for them. That kind of love and passion will definitely be challenged but hey, I’m a lover of romance so you know - they’ll always get their happily ever after … eventually!
For a moment, Darcy almost convinced herself the last twelve hours didn’t happen. As image after image hits her, the sinking realization of all she’s lost overwhelms her and all she can think of is to run. Run far away where her shame can’t find her, and most of all, where she’ll never have to see the look of blame in Mason’s eyes. Feeling like a complete failure, she scrambles to make plans. But the voice of her mate-to-be penetrates her frantic thoughts, asking for the chance to show her just how much she is loved.
It hurts Mason deeply to hear Darcy’s thoughts, knowing the events of the previous night have completely rattled her. Grieving over the death of his beloved sister Jasmine, Mason knows he has to act fast. Darcy is all he’s ever wanted and the idea of life without her is unacceptable. Armed with his unswerving love and wolfish charm, he sets out to remind Darcy just how valuable she is and why there is no one else for him but her.
Can Darcy let go of the shame of failure consuming her or will Mason convince her that after all is said and done, she truly is… 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!
Thanks so much for joining us today Belinda, always a pleasure to have you on our blog. And your books are simply amazing.
My review for Cherished will be up soon so keep an eye out.
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