Haunted Houses in Alabama

Posted in Romance on October 26th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

So, while I was trying to search for a nearby haunted house (not the truly spirit-possessed, just the fun-for-frights kind), I found this cool link. The site even has a link to my often-mentioned Cry Baby Bridge. For those not in the mood to click, here is what it says about the bridge: “Under this bridge, many years ago, a small baby drowned. It is said that the cries of the baby may be heard at times, and if baby powder is sprinkled on the bridge, footprints of a small child may be seen.”

Guess who is thinking about getting some baby powder and driving out to that bridge on Halloween?

Now, seriously, I’ve been on the bridge dozens of times. During the day, at night–and I’ve never heard the child’s cry. Does that mean that other folks haven’t heard it? Well, who am I to say what others have or have not heard? Either way, the tale makes for a good ghost story–and I love a good haunting.

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Writers!!! This one is for you!!!

Posted in Romance on October 25th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

(The following information was sent to me from Deborah MacGillivray.)

“Listen up!!

Tired of submitting to slush piles and getting rejected before the editors even see it?

Want a chance to get your book before a print editor???
Want a guaranteed that the editor actually reads it?
You don’t ever get that request for a FULL manuscript??

Well here is your chance!!

Win a chance to have your completed or nearly completed manuscript read and receive a one page critique from:
Hilary Sares
Kensington editor
(Debut, Brava, Aphrodisia lines)


FIFTEEN people will win this amazing opportunity.

Yes, 15 people will have their full or nearly completed manuscripts read and will receive a one page critique from editor Hilary Sares.

How do you win this amazing chance??

RAFFLE — $100 per entry.
Enter as many times as you want. (All money is going to a worthy cause.)
~~~~~~~~~ Rules: ~~~~~~~~~

You may enter as many times as you want at $100 a “ticket”. The more times you enter, the better your chances are.

Winners will be randomly selected from a drawing of names. On December 21st, 2007

~~~~~~~~ What do you get? ~~~~~~~~

15 people with completed or nearly completed manuscripts (any genre!) will have their manuscript read
by Hilary Sares (Impress her and she could even want to buy you ~ if you are what she’s looking for!)
All 15 will get a one page critique of their manuscript.

But that is not all….

RUNNERS up will get….

2nd place Runners up…. (#16 and #17 winners)

Chris Keeslar
Senior Editor, Dorchester Publishing
(Leisure Books and Love Spell)
~~ will read and critique 100 pages ~~
You get to put a proposal of 100 pages before Dorchester’s editor, and receive 1 page critique.
Again, he will consider buying if you impress him!
(Historical Romances, Magna, Contemporary, Paranormal)

Leah Hultenschmidt
Editor for Dorchester Publishing
(Leisure Books and Love Spell)
~~ will read and critique a 100 pages ~!
You get to put a proposal of 100 pages before Dorchester’s editor, and receive 1 page critique.
Again, she will consider buying if you impress her!
(Historical Romances, Contemporary, Paranormal)
3rd place Runner up (#18, #19, #20 and #21 winners)

Leanne Burroughs
Publisher/Editor of Highland Press, will read and critique 4 full manuscripts -the publisher/owner of
Highland Press will read and give each a 1 page critique.
Again, she will consider buying.

(Historical Romance, Paranormal, Contemporary,
Mainstreams YA, Childrens) Trade size PRINT Books

Details….The raffle runs through midnight EST December 15, 2007

The random drawing will be held on:
December 21, 2007

So 21 people will have a very Merry Christmas!!!
Winners will be notified by phone and email on that day.

All monies raised go to help author Dawn Thompson’s hospital and medical bills. Dawn recently had a bad fall. She is a new
writer so has to wait for nearly a year or more to start receiving her royalties. She doesn’t have family to help her and has a lot of needs not being covered by her insurance. Money will go to help her pay for medicine not covered, and other needs
arising from her recovery.

All drawings will be final. No refunds.

Any questions about the contest, email:
Deborah Macgillivray
Kensington, Dorchester, & Highland Press author

To enter:


Email address (working email addy for you will be billed $100 through Paypal):
Pen-name, if any:

Your full address:

Your Phone number:

The Title of your manuscript:

The genre of your manuscript:

Is your manuscript completed? Yes No

If no – expected completion date:

Once your email application is received, you will be sent a “ticket” bill through Paypal at $100.00 for each entry.
You may enter as many times as you want to increase your odds.

You will be helping a fellow writer get back on her feet after trauma, and you finally get that GUARANTEED
chance to be read by some top print editors.”

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Brava Blog

Posted in Romance on October 24th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

I’m over at the Brava Blog today. I’m giving away a prize and talking about fear–come on, you don’t want to miss that!

In other news…Kensington Brava editors Kate Duffy and Hilary Sares have joined the Brava Blog team. If you’re interested in writing for Brava, you should definitely check out their posts!

I’ve got copyedits to do on HOTTER AFTER MIDNIGHT. I did the first 100 pages last night–that means I have about 332 to go!

Hope you have a great day!

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THE VAMPIRE’S KISS is a best-seller!

Posted in Romance on October 23rd, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

On Amazon.com, anyway. :-)

The very first book that I ever published, The Vampire’s Kiss, continues to work its little heart out over at Amazon. I was over at Amazon today to see if the cover for Secrets, Volume 21: Primal Heat was up, and I decided to check up on my vamp book.

Published in March of 2005, The Vampire’s Kiss had the following rank (at 1:57 p.m.–because I know those rankings change pretty much every hour!):

Amazon.com Sales Rank: #13,011 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

#51 in Books > Romance > Gothic
#53 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Horror > Vampires

Cool. I thought that was pretty neat.

Thank you to everyone who has read this book–and thanks for all of the great emails and letters I have received. I appreciate all of the support that the fans of this tale have given to me! Thanks for making The Vampire’s Kiss an Amazon.com best-seller!

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Super Powers.

Posted in Romance on October 22nd, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

I’m talking about ‘em over at The Bradford Bunch today. If you get a chance, drop by!

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