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Monday, November 26, 2012

Tour Stop: Broken Promises Excerpt

Title: Broken Promises
Author: Belinda Boring
Broken Promises

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.

“Please tell me you weren’t thinking about touching my knobs!” I blurted before realizing what I’d said. Stammering as a scalding hot blush broke across my face; I grimaced and quickly added, “I meant the dial!” His deep throaty laugh filled the car.

“Forget it,” I muttered, thoroughly mortified. I waved my hand, gesturing toward the stereo. “Go ahead. Pick a song.”

“Oh, I wouldn’t dream of it, Bri,” he replied. Even mad, he had a way of making my stomach flutter and I couldn’t resist his cocky grin.

“Please, just pick something.” The clock showed we had around six minutes left before the movie started and looking at the street signs, I recognized the road the theatre was on. Only a few more moments, and I could escape the embarrassment. He began clicking through the stations and was about to try the next when I screeched. “Stop right there. No, no, go back one!”

Rolling his eyes, he did and instantly the beat from Linkin Park’s Numb blared out from the speakers. Taking in a deep breath, I started singing loudly—obnoxiously—with the song.

His fingers began tapping along with the beat, followed by his perfect baritone. He joined in, his voice blending with the melody.

I peeked at him and he smiled, placing his hand on my thigh. With a slight squeeze, I rested mine over his and enjoyed the tingle I got from the contact.

Pulling into the changing lane so I could turn right, we sat at the red light and waited for the road to clear. Thankfully I didn’t have to wait long before it changed and we continued onward.

Suddenly his fingers tightened, hurting me enough that I flinched. “Ouch, Quinn, stop.” I tried loosening his grip, but he tensed it even more. Tears formed from the pain, and when slapping his hand didn’t work, I dug my nails into his skin. I moaned with relief when I finally pried his fingers away.

“What’s the matter with you? Are you even listening?” I hit him again, thoroughly pissed and confused. He’d never done anything like this before—always gentle when he touched me. We rarely argued so his behavior was totally out of character.

He snarled—the menacing noise shocking me. I looked away from the road and stared at him. I was stunned.

“Watch the damn road. It’s like a death sentence getting in the car with you.” He reached over and I cringed, scared for the first time what he might do. “What’s the matter? Scared I might hit you?” His cold voice was heavily laced with sarcasm. He feinted forward as if to strike me. The smirk he wore placed fear in my heart—no longer the mischievous one I adored.

That’s when I noticed his eyes. They flashed—rich chocolate brown then a light crystal blue. When they flickered and changed, I wondered if something was messing with my vision. Brown. Blue. Brown. Blue. Blue. Blue.

Author Bio

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 book 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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  1. Thanks for hosting me today on the tour :) Broken Promises was such a fun experience to write ... happy reading everyone!

  2. I do not have a favorite yet because I have not yet read any books in which they appear, I think. I do not know what a fae is/are. I need to look into what the characters are. I am still reading fiction from my to-read pile of fiction from the 1990s. So many treasures in the world!


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