December Newsletter Winner

Posted in Romance on December 9th, 2014 by Cynthia Eden

Congrats to Rachel Robertson! Rachel, you are our December newsletter winner.  I’ve emailed you, but if you didn’t get my note, please contact me at info @ cynthiaeden.com to claim your prize.

 

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Guest Author Wynter Daniels (With Giveaway!)

Posted in Romance on December 8th, 2014 by Cynthia Eden

Today I’m excited to have guest author Wynter Daniels visiting the blog. Welcome, Wynter!

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First of all, I’d like to give a huge thank you to Cynthia for letting me hang out at her blog today. Not only is she a hugely talented author, but she is an incredibly sweet and generous lady, one of my favorite people in the whole world. And no—she didn’t bribe me to say all that. It’s the truth!

 

I love romantic suspense and paranormal romance, just like Cynthia does. I write both. But I also write contemporary romance, and I have a brand new one out. THE SURROGATE HUSBAND happens to be one of my favorite books I’ve written. It’s an opposites attract story that puts a different spin on the fake wife trope. I completely fell in love with my hero and heroine, Dex and Lucy.

What do I love about them? Well, Dex is a buttoned up CPA whose life is neat and orderly. Until he meets his new client, Lucy, a pink-haired rock-and-roll chick who thrives on chaos and spontaneity. She usually goes for tatted up surfer guys, and even then, she rarely keeps them around longer than a quart of milk. You see, her father was an abusive ass. So maybe there is a bit of a monster in this story after all.

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes, and Lucy’s was her very own father, and she’s spent her whole adult life trying to avoid anyone who bore any similarities to him.

In Dex’s mathematical logic and orderly fixations, Lucy suspects she glimpses a little of the monster she left behind.

Here’s a little about the story:

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Wild child lingerie store owner Lucy Hamilton is a happily confirmed bachelorette. Then her mother tells a tiny lie that Lucy has eloped. Now Lucy needs to find a “husband” for the weekend, and fast. Fortunately, her ridiculously hot, ridiculously straitlaced new accountant is willing to be her stand-in spouse. And the chemistry between Dex and Lucy is more than convincing―it’s sizzling. But for Lucy, falling for her fake new husband is the most dangerous thing she can do…

And here’s a snipet from the book:

Lucy couldn’t help but notice how his thick, brown hair fell over his trendy black glasses, strand over glossy strand. She glanced into his briefcase at the sections marked with one of those label-making machines. Proof positive that, as she’d suspected from their phone conversations, the man was just as neurotically hyper-organized as her father.

In fact, given the undeniable evidence of a buff bod under his expensive-looking suit and tie, he was an odd mix of stereotypical accountant and what a model would look like if he’d dressed up as the GQ version of an accountant for a photo shoot.

“Each box is tabbed so you can jot down expenses, broken down by category.” Pointing to the spreadsheet, he explained where she was to write in this and that. “I’ll email it to you so you’ll have it on your computer.”

God, that voice. It was like he’d just said, “I’ll email you naked pictures of myself and then come over with a jar of honey and a can of whipped cream.” It was so unfair that he had to look as good as he sounded.

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Do you enjoy Opposites Attract trope stories? Do you have a favorite? Tell me what it is and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a $10 Target gift card (US and Canada only). Another winner will receive a download of THE SURROGATE HUSBAND. LIKE my Facebook Author page (link below) and I’ll enter you twice. Winners will be randomly drawn after midnight tonight (Eastern time) and announced tomorrow morning.

Copyright Wynter Daniels 2014

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Surrogate-Husband-Entangled-Lovestruck-ebook/dp/B00PP8K57A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416233721&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Surrogate+Husband&pebp=1416233724218

 

You can find Wynter at her Website, Facebook Fan Page and Twitter

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WATCH ME…and holiday fun!

Posted in Latest News, Romance on December 4th, 2014 by Cynthia Eden

I’ve got a new book scheduled to release very soon! ;)  I was hoping to make this book available by the end of the year, so I am thrilled to say that WATCH ME will be available on 12/9/14:

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Watch Me…The first book in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s sexy new romantic suspense series…DARK OBSESSION.

He was hired to protect her.

Watching gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne wasn’t a hard job—but it certainly was tempting. Chance Valentine had tried to keep his distance from the sexy socialite for years, but when her father hired him to keep watch on her—as a twenty-four, seven bodyguard—Chance knew his control was about to be pushed to the limit.

He’d never wanted another woman the way he desired her. Hot. Intense. Consuming.  Being so close to Gwen, Chance knew that he wouldn’t be able to resist her.  So he gave into his need, her need, and he took them both to the edge of a dark and consuming desire.

But Chance soon realizes that he isn’t the only one watching Gwen.  Someone else is out there, a stalker who won’t rest until Gwen is destroyed.  Every day, every moment…Gwen is in danger.   And Chance knows that if he can’t unmask the stalker, then he may just lose the only woman he has ever loved.

Watch me.

Coming soon:

WANT ME (Book 2)
NEED ME (Book 3)

 

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For these books, I will be releasing one a month…WATCH ME will be out in December, WANT ME will be out in January, and NEED ME will be out in February.  All of the books focus on bodyguards–and the intimate connection that can form when two people are forced into such extremely close circumstances.

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If you’re in the mood for a holiday read, be sure to check out A VAMPIRE’S CHRISTMAS CAROL.  This tale was originally published in November of 2013, but I’ve put it on .99 sale for this holiday season.  And…as we celebrate, I’m hosting “12 Days of Giveaways” over at my Facebook page–so please come by and join the fun!

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Zoe Winters – Guest Author & Giveaway

Posted in Romance on November 5th, 2014 by Cynthia Eden

Hi, everyone! Today, author Zoe Winters is taking over the blog–she’s chatting about her new release and offering a giveaway.  Thanks for coming by, Zoe!

 

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Dystopia: Coming to a Zoe Winters Book Near You: With Free Prize Inside! (And… $2.99 Release Day Sale!)

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Thank you so much to Cindy for hosting me on the release day for my newest book! It’s been a while since I’ve been here.

I often feel like I’m the last person on every train. When I started writing vampires (not the only paranormal species in my series—but one of them), everyone was saying “vampires are over.” And of course now “dystopians are over”. But I love them so much. I love these end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it stories and the Big Brother creepiness. And I love it in all flavors, from Ally Conde’s Matched series to Margaret Atwood’s uber creepy and terrifying A Handmaid’s Tale.

At some point I wanted to get around to trying something in the dystopian category, and if I could keep my vampires, werewolves, and demons, so much the better. In my current book, Unleash The Moon, I get to start doing that. :)

For the past 8 years I’ve been writing in a world I’ve fallen in love with. My mom always said I don’t stick with anything. Apparently there are things I stick with. If it is “bad”, has fangs, and rock-hard abs, I’m so so loyal.

And as I come to the end of this particular series, I find that I’m just getting started with this world and many of these characters, but I want readers to have a lot of little side doors by which to find and engage with world. So there will be series like this one, stand alones, trilogies, and serials all happening in this big sandbox I’ve been quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) building.

If I could sound byte the Preternaturals series for the new people, the basic theme is: “Everyone is the hero of his own story (and the villain of somebody else’s)”. What I’ve enjoyed about writing this series the most is creating heroes who then become villains (at least from another hero’s perspective), and villains who become heroes. And then some you don’t know what they’re going to do.

I like the amoral shades of gray where no one is absolute good or absolute evil. It’s more interesting to me when good people sometimes do terrible things or bad people extend mercy to someone unexpectedly.

I like when weak characters find their strength and strong characters discover a weakness.

In this series I have many different paranormal factions: Vampires, Demons, Angels, Therians (shapeshifting species), Guardians (fallen angels… also a demon breed technically), Magic Users (of different stripes: mostly human), and of course the garden-variety Humans. (Yes, I really did just capitalize all that. Don’t judge me.)

And they are all at odds which each other over humans finding out their secret, over control of both the preternatural world and the regular world, on how society is even going to run as the ground shifts under their feet.

And in the middle of that running backstory… the backdrop the romance happens against… we meet these couples in each book who develop their own romances as the gang gets created and they all come together to try to find a commonality for survival.

Those who’ve read my series and are up to date, in the 6th and final book (of this series, but not the world!), we will be going 26 years into the future for Sydney and Noah’s book. Sydney is Anthony and Charlee’s daughter and Noah is Jane and Cole’s son. (If you’re familiar with the series, these names mean something. Nobody ever sat me down to explain the difficulty of figuring out how to market a series this far into it. So apologies for the eye-sporking quantity of random information being thrown at you.)

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Unleash The Moon, is the book I get to introduce some of the slightly dystopian elements… setting you up for the dark paranormal serial I’ll be releasing next spring which will happen in this world being set up.

The first book in my Preternaturals series, Blood Lust, will either be free or 99 cents by the time you read this—and depending on which store you go to. (Sales transitions are tricky, and we’re going from free back to 99 cents for the first book. But either way is a great way to get into this series if you’re new.)

Blood Lust can be found for free or 99 cents at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Lust-Preternaturals-Book-1-ebook/dp/B004183MZM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1414954235&sr=8-1&keywords=blood+lust+zoe

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/blood-lust-the-preternaturals-book-1

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-lust-zoe-winters/1100247180?ean=2940150489257

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Zoe_Winters_Blood_Lust?id=6tSLBAAAQBAJ

 

Here’s a description for the new book, Unleash The Moon (which you actually can read out of order like any of my other titles. Readers generally pick the book that sounds best to them—or what’s on sale—then go back to the beginning to read the rest.):

 

Unleash The Moon:

… Can two souls trapped in separate cages ever find each other?

Twenty-six years have passed since the link between heaven and earth was severed and all hell broke loose. The fighting raged until the human magic users took over the cities, driving most of the preternaturals into hiding.

This is the world Sydney Burgess has grown up in, locked inside her father’s compound. As the daughter of a human mother and a vampire king, she has all the weaknesses of a vampire but none of their strengths. Anthony keeps her on a tight leash, ever-vigilant against the constant imagined threats to her safety. But all she wants is to break free and start a real life.

Noah Riley has lived in captivity for the past twenty years, so long he barely knows how to be a werewolf anymore. Even with a photographic memory, most of his past before the facility feels fuzzy at best. His strongest memories are of the little girl he protected during his childhood: Sydney. When he reaches his full power on his twenty-eighth birth moon, he’ll have a chance to break free to find her and finally reunite with his family.

But vampires and werewolves are mortal enemies. Even if Sydney is Noah’s true mate, the vampire king would kill him before he ever let a filthy werewolf near her, especially one of questionable sanity.

 

Unleash The Moon is on introductory sale, today only for $2.99 (regular retail $4.95) at:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Unleash-Moon-Preternaturals-Book-6-ebook/dp/B00OKIUIAK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1414954307&sr=1-1&keywords=zoe+winters

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/unleash-the-moon

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Zoe_Winters_Unleash_The_Moon?id=teznBAAAQBAJ

 

 

 

Unleash The Moon is also available at Barnes and Noble but unfortunately not for sale (long, boring marketing story you don’t want to hear.):

Barnes and Noble $4.95: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/unleash-the-moon-zoe-winters/1120627387?ean=2940046361919&itm=1&usri=unleash+the+moon

 

If you’d like to know more about the reading order for the series go here (Even though reading in order isn’t strictly necessary, some people really like to read in order no matter what. So here you go):

http://zoewintersbooks.com/books-in-the-preternaturals-series/

 

If you’re a reader/fan and you’d like to know what is coming next, go here for that:

http://zoewintersbooks.com/2014/10/29/where-does-the-pretverse-go-from-here/

 

If you’re new and you’re like “Wow, this is SO much information without really telling me anything at all to judge whether or not I’m into this”… you might want to check out an excerpt for Unleash The Moon here:

 http://zoewintersbooks.com/2014/10/23/unleash-the-moon-sneak-peek-pre-order-links-at-the-bottom-new-outlets-added/

 

GIVEAWAY:

And now… I want to do a giveaway. I’m going to give two signed copies of Unleash the Moon to commenters in the comments section. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about the series or any of the characters or about where we’re going in the future. If your post contains spoilers, please write SPOILERS, and I will do the same if my reply contains spoilers.

Don’t forget to grab Blood Lust on free or super sale while it is that way… and Unleash the Moon while it’s on sale for $2.99 (today only!)

And, tonight I’ll be having a release day party with some more giveaways at my Facebook page from 8pm to 10pm Eastern. Be there! Come chat with me! :) I love talking to my readers. (And my maybe potential future readers. Also, I swear I have not had any Red Bull today.)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zoe-Winters/216919815012598

 

 

Okay… hit me with comments. :) (If you can recover from all that blah blah.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newsletter Winner

Posted in Romance on November 3rd, 2014 by Cynthia Eden

Congratulations to Amanda Gylling! Amanda, you are the newsletter winner for October–you’ve won a $50 gift card!  If you did not receive your email notification, please contact me at info@cynthiaeden.com to claim your prize.

Thanks so much, everyone! Have a great week!

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