Birthday Bash Tour Post! Cherished, by Belinda Boring

So I get the honor of being the host for Belinda's blog tour spot today and I am SO excited because today is her BIRTHDAY!  I wanted to so something special for her that featured what I like to call "the real Belinda," so here is a special interview with the hard kind of questions that a BFF isn't afraid to ask!! I hope you will enjoy it!
The Belinda Boring Birthday Special Interview:
1.  Happy Birthday!! If you could wake up today and do any one thing you wanted to without any stipulations to hold you back, what would that thing be?
Hmmm good question. Just one thing? Who's stupid rule is that?? Okay, there are so many things but I'd love to spend the day book hopping. I'd gather all my FAVORITE books and visit the sexy heroes. There's 24 hours in a day - that's 24 heroes and with some books, I love more than one so I'd invite them to come along to! What a way to celebrate my birthday with a full blown SWOONFEST! Can you make it happen Lacey... pretty please? OMGSH ... I just thought... BIRTHDAY KISSES! Oh heck yeah!
2.  Your friends pulled together to hire an All Male Dance Review with your 7 favorite male book characters to dance at your birthday party, who would those characters be?
I would have the following - Acheron, Barrons, Rehvenge, Vance, Mason (duh), Dimitri, Nathanel. Do I get to decide how they're dressed? LOL

3.  You are getting ready to blow out the candles on your fabulous 5 layer birthday cake and your birthday wish will be?
That Jimmy Thomas will burst out of the cake and sweep me off my feet, kissing me until I'm breathless. No, seriously ... I'd wish that. Have you seen him?
Okay, I'll be serious.I'd wish that my next year would be filled with as many amazing moments as I've had this past year.  That I'd continue to be surrounded by friends who love me and have the courage to keep following my dreams.
4.  Damon Salvatore walks into your party carrying a can of whipped cream in one hand and a box of chocolates in the other.  What would you have him do with them?
*checks the rating on your blog before I answer and notices you're a YA adult author* Okay, I'm going to say .... I'll blush, thank him for the thoughtful gifts and ask him if he'd like to play a game of chess. We'll spend a quiet evening talking while everyone else partied and at the end of the night, he'll give me a chaste kiss on the cheek and leave.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA If you believe that, then you don't know me at all!! Let me see if I can give my REAL answer without blushing. The rest of the night would include me kicking EVERYONE out for some private one-on-one time, his fangs and those gifts strategically placed..... on my CAKE!! Dirty minds people!! I'd share my birthday cake with him and I'd swoon all over him. Instead of a kiss, I'd ask him for a nibble or two or three. *blushes* He's one sexy vampire!
5.  You have a surprise celebrity guest show up to sing Happy Birthday to you Marilynn Monroe style.  Who is the celebrity and why?
Hmmm I would LOVE to have Ramin Karimloo, the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera! Have you all heard him sing? I recently went through an obsession watching him in the 25th Anniversary of Les Miserables and he'd give me tingles every day he came on stage. The most amazing voice and of course, sexy as heck. I actually have him as a muse for a future story. He'd be perfect for this!
6.  What is the best birthday present you have ever received in your life?
The one that comes to mind is 2-3 years ago. My bestfriend April, bought tickets to take me to a ice skating event where my favorite group was singing. She made reservations at a nice hotel and we ate at my favorite restaurants. It was such an amazing two days and was one of the last big things we did before she died. She was an amazing person and not because she spent 3 hours amongst screaming teenagers while her bestfriend sang along with ... the Jonas Brothers. Yeah, I miss her. She'd be so proud of me and love Cherished.

7.  What is the most embarrassing birthday present you have ever received?
Hmmm I don't think I've ever received one. Either that or I was so traumatized I've blocked it from my memory. What are YOU getting for my birthday .... huh?

8.  A friend gives you a present with rope, cloroform, duct tape, and handcuffs.  Who would be your first victim?
Two words for you - MATT. LANTER. Hahahaha I remember when I used that as a flirt line with him for the Menage Blog Tour. The man is FINE! I don't think I'll tell you who my true victim would be because they'd see this interview and be prepared and where would the fun be in that. But I can say this ... if you wake up in the middle of the night and find me watching you sleep... be afraid. Be VERY afraid!! Hahaha I sound like a psycho stalker. I'm not truly. I'm just a very passionate and devoted fan! That's all.
9.  Another gift is a round trip ticket to the location of your choice.  Where are you going?
I'm going home to Australia. I miss my parents so  much and even though I've lived the last 11 years in the States, there really is nothing like the place where you were born and grew up. Everything is different. The way the sun shines. The way the air smells. Foods taste different and there's a certain kind of energy that I like. I miss going to the beach, especially at night and scrunching my toes in the sand. It feels so peace to lie back and listen to the waves crashing and the smell of salt. The sea gulls. Yeah, I'm homesick and even though there are other places I'd love to go, that will always be my first choice!
10.  If you could share one juicy secret about yourself with your readers, what would that secret be?
 I have NO secrets. Open book. An "I'm so innocent I squeak when I walk" open book. Plus who wants to know something like that? All you need do is look on my Facebook wall and you see it all LOL Oh, here's a juicy secret *leans in close* I'm super shy!
Ha, ha!  So there you have it people!  The mind behind the madness...err, greatness! LOL I have to say I LOVE this girl and she is FABULOUS!  If you haven't had the chance to read Belinda's awesome new book Cherished then don't wait any longer!! Leave a comment here and you will be entered to win an ecopy of it for yourself!! Hurray!!
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 her 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?
Next Stop: Oct 24th, Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews