Thursday, September 13, 2012

Author Spotlight and Givaway with Cynthia Eden





                                                       Author Bio~
Cynthia Eden is a southern girl who loves chocolate, scary movies, and romance novels. She’s a USA Today Best-Selling author (Yay! The title is new!), and she writes sexy paranormal romances and dark romantic suspense stories. She’s often on Twitter (www.twitter.com/cynthiaeden) and she has a website at: www.cynthiaeden.com.











 What is a typical writing day like for you?
Right now, I’m on some very tight deadlines, so I am writing as much as I can. I have a goal of writing 6,000 words a day, so I’m usually writing for at least 6-8 hours each day. Then I try to catch up on emails and promo because I have other releases that are coming up soon.





What are you currently working on?
I am working on a very dark phoenix shifter story for Kensington Brava. This hero is one of the most dangerous and tortured that I have ever created. I am having so much fun! ;)


Favorite junk food:
Tough call. But I’ll go with…Oreo cookies. When you dip them in milk and they become so deliciously soggy…yum!




Excerpt: Here’s an excerpt from my latest release, HOWL FOR IT: 

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“When your team comes, what will you do?” His claws were pushing through his fingertips. “Go running back to them?”
Her gaze stayed locked on his. “I’m not going back.”
Well, well…Exactly what he wanted to hear, but Gage didn’t let his expression alter. “Good.” Then, since she deserved to know, he added, “Because I wasn’t giving you up.” Just so they were clear.
Her lips parted in surprise.
Time was running out. Those vehicles would be braking any minute. Before the hunters came storming in, he wanted his taste to be on her, wanted her taste on his lips. So Gage stepped forward and pulled her close. His head dipped toward her, and he kissed her with the wild need that pounded through him.
What they had, it wasn’t about hunter and prey. It was man and woman. Lust. Need. A desire that couldn’t be satisfied, not with just one night.
Maybe not even with a thousand nights.
“We’re just getting started,” he promised against her lips. His. His wife, his for-fucking-ever.
Just let the hunters try to take her. He was more than ready to rip them apart.
And they were coming. So big. So tough. So stupidly sure of themselves.
Pity. This time, he’d used the bait—and they were the ones running into a trap.
Another kiss. Another slow lick of his lips over hers. Then Gage pushed her back. Away from the cabin’s door and windows. “Scream for me,” he said.
She didn’t speak.
She liked to make things hard. That was his Kayla.
“Scream,” he said again and lifted his claws. He had to transform before the hunters entered the cabin. During those few moments that it took to shift, he was vulnerable. Open for their attack. He wouldn’t be vulnerable before them.
But once he was in his full wolf form…
Ready for hell, hunters?
He smiled and knew that his growing fangs would show. “Your scream will distract them when they rush inside. They’ll want to help you.” While he had the chance to attack them. “Time to pick your side, wife.”
Then the fire of the change swept through him. A white-hot explosion of pain as his bones broke, reshaped, as his muscled stretched and his body contorted. Fur burst along his flesh. His hands became paws. His body hit the floor, and when he opened his mouth again, the growl of a beast broke from his lips.
His gaze found Kayla’s. She stood where he’d left her, against the wall. Her eyes were on his. Wide. Deep. Afraid?
Another growl came from him as he took a step toward her. He could smell her fear. A hunter, afraid of the prey she’d deliberately sought out. What the hell?
She could handle him as a man, but his beast made her shake.
A normal reaction for most humans, but Kayla was far from normal. He’d find out the rest of her secrets. He had to.
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40 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the spotlight! ;)

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  2. Vampires, hands down! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)
    -Jenese
    www.readersconfession.com

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    1. Those vamps can sure be tempting...especially if they are like Eric from True Blood.

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  3. My favorite supernatural are vampires with werewolves in a close second. Great contest and I love your blog!

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  4. I had alot of trouble with your word verification. Took me 10 tries! :(

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  5. My favorite is werewolf, shapeshifters and vampires. I´ve given up on chosing, =) now i´ll take anything and all and i love it!!
    Love the giveaway and can´t wait for a chance to read for myself,

    best wishes, Linda

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    1. LOL, why choose just one? I like that!

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  6. I would say werewolves!

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  7. I have to probably say shifters. I love them! Wolf, panthers, bears, snakes, etc.

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    http://shirleyfrancesbooksandmore.wordpress.com/

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    1. Shirley, I would love a snake shifter book--do you have any recs?

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  8. I love me some vampires!!! Wolves are a very close second!!!

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  9. Fav is bear shifters,followed by other shifters then vamps.
    Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. I love Shelly Laurenston's polar bear shifter. ;)

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  10. My fav. is vampires and shape shifters mostly werewolves. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks for entering the giveaway, Autumn!

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  11. Good Afternoon Ms. Cynthia, I'm kinda stuck on ALL paranormals. If only..... love yours & Ms. Shelley's books. Thanks for the giveaway. Leann leamei1981@yahoo.com

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  12. My favorite supernatural? Hmm... I really like Kali and Rad (demons) from Misty Evan's books, your fallen angels, and now I am kinda partial to werewolves and jaguars after reading Katie Reus' Moon Shifter books. Guess it depends on the book I am reading at the time. :)

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    1. Wow...so many great paranormals!!! Thanks for including mine in such wonderful company. ;)

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  13. I have to say vampires are my favorite but the wolves are a very close second. Thanks for having this giveaway!!

    kandj7299 at verizon dot net

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  14. It has to be those yummy demons :). Thank you.

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    1. Some of them can sure be tempting...

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  15. I don't know if I could choose one favorite. I love me some Angels, but vamps and werewolves are awesome too!!!

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    1. Let's just pick them all--sounds good to me!

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  16. My first favorite would be vampires but the wolves, shapeshifters, demons and angels all have their place. Thank you for the giveaway.

    S.Young

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    1. It's great to think of them all having a place--and thank you for entering the giveaway!

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  17. I love them all, but at the top of the list is vampires. I guess because they were my first love. :D

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    1. Barbara, they were my first paranormal love, too!

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  18. I love shifters.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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    1. Shifters and vamps are ruling the day! (And night.)

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  19. Khelsey, thank you so much for having me over today!

    It was a pleasure chatting with everyone! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! xo Have a great weekend!

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  20. OMG too much to chose from....I love vamps shifters rougarou (lol) and witches. Thank u for this giveaway! valerie.mcqueen@yahoo.com

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  21. My favorite supernatural would have to be vampires, because they were my first love of the paranormal world.
    Congrats on the release & thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. My favorite? all of them :)

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