Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Interview and Giveaway with Cynthia Eden

Please tell the viewers a little bit about yourself.
Hi, Khelsey! Thanks so much for interviewing me. Hmmm…a little about myself? I’m a southern girl, born and raised along the Gulf Coast. I love horror movies, chocolate, and romance novels. I generally spend my days writing about vampires, demons, or serial killers. You know—fun things.

What is a typical writing day like for you?
Each day, I try to write 4000 words. So I usually get to work first thing in the morning and write until I have 2000 words written. Once I reach that mid-way point, I allow myself an hour long break to check email and work on PR. This break helps my mind to recover. ;) After that hour, I head back in and I keep writing until I get my 4000 words written. If my son gets out of school before I reach my word count (because some days I have to force those words out), then I will find myself sitting at the computer again late at night.
What made you want to be an author?
I’ve always enjoyed making up stories. When I was a kid, I used to rewrite the endings of fairy tales. I liked to put my own twist on things. As I grew up, I never stopped creating stories. Writing for me was just natural—the one thing that I’d always wanted to do in life.
Out of all of your books, what scene stands out to you the most?
That is such a hard question! But I think the one that stands out to me the most occurred in IMMORTAL DANGER. That book opened with my heroine, Maya, dying and then being reborn as a vampire. She fought so fiercely to live, but in an instant, her whole world changed. That scene has always reminded me that life doesn’t have any guarantees. Anything can happen (except maybe being turned into a vampire—that’s not as likely to happen…)

Can you tell us a little bit about your new series?
Thank you so much for asking. I’ve got a Bound e-book only series that I have been releasing (BOUND BY BLOOD, BOUND IN DARKNESS, and BOUND IN SIN). In each of these books, focus on the relationship between a werewolf hero and a vampire heroine. What can I say? Opposites can definitely attract! These stories are priced at .99 each, and I’ve received a great reader response to them. (So great that I plan to release a fourth book in this series soon.)
I’ve also recently released the first book in my new Fallen series with Kensington Brava—ANGEL OF DARKNESS introduced my world of very dangerous and very sexy fallen angels.
How do you come up with your ideas?
Ideas can come from any place! Sometimes a song will inspire me. Or a picture. Or a dream. Whenever an idea hits me, I write it down as quickly as I can. When I wrote my Night Watch series, the whole series idea actually came to me in the form of a book title. I woke up one day and just said, “I’ll Be Slaying You.” From that one title, I developed all of the Night Watch books.
What are you currently working on?
Right now, I am working on copy-edits for my next Fallen book, ANGEL BETRAYED (this one is about a VERY bad-boy hero—the bad ones can be so good). I’m also working on a new series for Kensington Brava. The book I am currently writing has the tentative title of BURN FOR ME. It’s about a Phenix—each time my hero dies, he burns and rises again. Only with each death, he comes back a bit…darker.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
I have so many! Jayne Ann Krentz. Linda Howard. Larissa Ione. Julie Garwood. Christine Feehan. Angela Knight. (I could go on and on…)
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Yes—thank you for interviewing me! I had a great time answering your questions! Thanks to everyone for checking out the interview!

How about we give one commenter a Cynthia Eden book of her/his choice? I’ll be happy to ship the prize anywhere. You have to follow this blog and leave a comment. Contest will end on February 1. pick by Random.org Pleas leave your Email Address to be enter :D




54 comments:

  1. Thank you Cynthia for a great interview! If you have any questions for her you can leave it here! Have a good day

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    1. Hi, Khelsey! Thank you for interviewing me! :)

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  2. Great Interview Khelsey. Just wanted to stop by and show some love to you and Cynthia. Hi Cynthia!!! No need to enter me in the contest.
    Carla
    Book MOnster Reviews

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  3. Awesome interview gals! Great questions Khelsey and it was great to get to know you Cynthia!

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    1. Thanks Candice! You will love her books! I have read everything! Good Luck!

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    2. Your welcome!
      candi200284@yahoo.com

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    3. Thank you, Candi! Khelsey asked some fun questions!

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  4. Great interview, I love Cynthia Eden! I love her paranormal writing.

    lilazncutie1215[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  5. I've heard so much about Ms Eden, and I've really wanted to read her books! Great interview, and thanks for this awesome giveaway, Khelsey!

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    1. Oh, wait, I forgot to leave my email.:/

      CYP
      cypsays_hi[@]hotmail.com

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    2. Thanks for checking out the interview!

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  6. I am a follower. I've read Bound in Sin and Bound in Blood. Loved both of them. They were both great!
    srbagby 50 at gmail dot com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the Bound stories, Shelley!

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  7. Hi Cynthia! I've a copy of Bound in Sin in my TBR list that I've been tantalizing myself with :P
    Can't thank you enough for having this series available as ebooks at such an amazing price.

    thumbelinda03@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I've had so much fun with the Bound books--and I definitely plan to keep releasing ebooks at low prices. I hope to release the 4th (and final) Bound novella in March, and then I have a new paranormal series that I will release as ebooks, too.

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  8. Great interview! I love all of Cynthia's work and I think all of you that haven't read her will love her too.

    Oh boy - a really BAD bad boy - can't wait. Thank you.

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I love all your books Cynthia my favourites are your deadly books they are FAB and I cant wait until the next book comes out.

    gilly brough

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    1. Thank you, Gilly! I loved writing those books (and I forgot to mention in the interview but...I'm also working on a romantic suspense story right now!).

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  10. I have not...yet... read any of Cynthia's books. However, I would love to.

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    1. Thanks for checking out the interview, Betty!

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  11. Good interview. I'll have to go check out the Bound e-books now, well after I finish making my coffee that is. LOL
    Thanks so much for the chance at your giveaway,
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hope you enjoyed the coffee, Sebrina!And thanks for entering the giveaway.

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  12. Thank you everyone one for commenting!

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    1. Thanks for being such a great hostess! ;)

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  13. Great interview! Cynthia Eden is one of my favorite authors! The Midnight Trilogy is my favorite but I love all of her books. Niol is oh so bad & oh so good! He is my all time favorite hero.

    tgentry90 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you, Tonya! I have a soft spot for Niol. So bad, but so good!

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  14. I love finding new authors I haven't yet read :) Great interview and thanks for the contest :)

    MaDonna
    derna4u@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for checking out the post, MaDonna!

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  15. Great interview! Burn For Me sounds so interesting! I am a huge fan of bad boys and Cynthia writes them so well. I am also happy to hear about another book in the Bound series.

    Thanks so much for a chance to enter the giveaway.

    Mixdcrysy@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Chrystal! I have two different ideas for the next Bound book, and I'm thinking I might let readers vote to see which option they like best.

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  16. I am a follower! (gfc)
    will the ebooks (the bound ones) be ever released in paperback form? i think it would be great to have those for the collection!!
    thanks for the interview! i LOVE these books and would love to win!

    alainala at hotmail DOT ca

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    1. Thank you, alainala! I want to release one more Bound novella, then I will bundle them all together and release a print version (for folks who like to get print copies). Hope you're having a great day!

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    2. ohh i am even more now! that is awesome news, YAY!! lol..(yes, i am a print copy person!!)

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  17. Cynthia, I can't say I have ever read any of your work(although it is possible that I have and just don't recall as I read A LOT of books and don't always remember author, just book premise LOL). I do know that your books sound very tempting so I will be adding them to my buy list! Thank you for the interview!

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    1. So glad they sound tempting, LadyRed! Thank you!

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  18. Cynthia Eden is one of my favorite authors. I've read all her books to date and after each swear I'm in love with her latest hero!! So as of right now its Keenan from angel of darkness, even though in this book I was attracted to the villain too Azural sorry I most likely butchered his name I can't spell, But yes It was very strange to fall for a villain.... :/! Thanks for the chance to win and good luck Cynthia in your upcoming books can't wait for them!!!

    brandon_savannah@yahoo.com

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    1. Savannah, there's no shame in falling for a villain--I do that all the time. (It started with Spike and just kept going when I fell for Vin Diesel's character in Pitch Black.)

      And I wanted to say---Az's story is all written and sitting with my editor. ANGEL IN CHAINS will be out in November.

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    2. OMG!!! You just made my day I had no clue he was getting his own book :)!!

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    3. And Az will appear a whole lot in Sam's story (Angel Betrayed) that will be out in July. That's a turning point book for Az's character. ;)

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  19. I am a new fan and just starting to read Deadly Fear! And I love what I've read so far! Thank you for a chance to get to know you, Cynthia.
    Lynzi
    ladybuglynzi@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Lynzi! It's great to meet you! And I hope you enjoy the rest of Deadly Fear.

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  20. Great interview. Thanks for the chance.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for checking out the interview, Vanessa!

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  21. Really do have to like Cynthia's books... from her paranormal to her suspense. They are addicting!

    Raonaid at gmail dot come

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  22. great interview! I love your work Cynthia i actually own most of it. I went as far as going to your website and printing out a list of your books lol then trying to track them down. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

    babydoll82959307(at)aol(dot)com

    GFC: Lindsey Hutchison

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  23. Hey guys. Great interview. I am a HUGE fan of Cynthia and own just about everything she has written, only got a few more to get caught up. Thanks for the giveaway

    leaghchristensen@yahoo.com

    GFC: Leagh Christensen

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  24. I really enjoyed the interview. I LOVE Cynthia! I have read all of the Bound books, several others (including anthologoies), and definitely Angel of Darkness. The rest are on my TBR. I can't wait for Sammael's story. He was intriguing in Angel of Darkness. The new story about the Phenix sounds like it will be very edgy and fascinating. I really felt for Keenan and Nicole. They both have so much to learn about their worlds. I loved the book!

    Cynthia, how many books will there be in your Angel series? Thank you.

    I am a follower.

    trb917@hotmail.com

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  25. Thanks for the great interview Cynthia! I love, love, LOVE all your work, and I can't wait for Angel Betrayed to come out! Your new book about the Phenix sounds awesome, I can't wait to read it!!
    I am a GFC follower: Ashley Applebee
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  26. Great Interview Khelsey! Honestly I don't think I have read any of these books, so I guess I will put it on my list of ones to check out, always looking for new books and authors to read. A free book would be a good place to start! rasmuss17@hotmail.com

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  27. Thank you everyone for entering! I will be posting the winner in the morning! Good Luck everyone :D

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