Silken Sands Conference

Posted in Romance on October 17th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

My local RWA group will be hosting a writing conference on the beach in April of 08. Yep, that’s right…I said the beach.

If you’re looking for a great weekend getaway–one that includes a beautiful view of the beach and one that will allow you to hone your writing skills–then you need to attend the Silken Sands Conference in Pensacola, Florida.

Here are some more details about the conference:

Dates: April 11-13, 2008

Price:  Well, if you register before October 31st, you can get the early bird rate of $125. After October 31st, the rate will increase.

Keynote Speakers:  Sherrilyn Kenyon and Catherine Mann

Workshops:  I’ll be presenting a paranormal workshop…HOW TO KEEP THE “NORMAL” IN YOUR PARANORMAL STORIES. I’ll discuss methods for giving human traits and flaws to non-human characters. Of course, there will also be a ton of other workshops, and you can view the conference brochure here.

The conference will also provide writers with the chance to pitch stories to agents and editors–come on, people–that’s important!

So, mark your calendars and get ready for an April trip to the beach!

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The Bradford Bunch

Posted in Romance on October 16th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

The Bradford Bunch has a brand, spanking new address on the web: The site has been updated a bit, but it still has a “Brady Bunch” feel.

I’ve got a post up at The Bradford Bunch today. I’m talking about the rising number of paranormal shows on TV these days. A trend that I very much like!

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The End

Posted in Romance on October 15th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

I printed up my completed manuscript last week (the succubus story!) and sent it to my editor.

Ah, the thrill of the delivery! :-) I’m always excited to see the finished product like this–it’s the solid, physical proof of my efforts.

And, in other news…I’m over at the HEA Cafe today, blogging about hauntings. Come on, it’s almost Halloween–what did you expect me to blog about??

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Newsletter Winners

Posted in Romance on October 13th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

Congratulations to Christy and Michelle SJ–they were selected as the winners in my recent newsletter contest! Originally, I had planned to just give away one ARC of A RED HOT NEW YEAR, but the response was so great, I decided to give 2 away!

Christy and Michelle SJ, I emailed you just a few moments ago so you should have instructions in your Inbox from me. Again, congrats! And thanks to all who entered my contest!

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Why I Like Moonlight

Posted in Romance on October 12th, 2007 by Cynthia Eden

So there’s a new vampire show on CBS–it comes on tonight, actually, and, despite what some critics have said, I’m really enjoying Moonlight. It’s an old tale–a vampire fighting to control his bloodlust, trying to be good, and falling for the good girl. The main actor (the vamp) does a very good job in my humble opinion (and I really enjoy the voice-overs) and I like the heroine, too–you know the type: spunky and smart.

I’ve been trying to figure out why I like the show, and I realized I enjoy the series because it’s a Superman show. Wait–let me explain. The heroine–she’s a reporter. The spunky, smart type as I noted before. Heck, we could just call her Lois if we wanted. The hero–he’s super strong. Very fast. He’s Superman, er, I mean the vampire. He’s the alpha hero, but without the beta presence of Clark Kent–and I dig that. He swoops in if the heroine needs his help, but, otherwise, he stays out of her way (well, okay, sometimes he lurks in a semi-creepy way).

Last week, the heroine found out the hero was a vamp. I kinda wish this big reveal had been put off for an end-of-the-season cliffhanger, but I’m interested to see where the writers will take the story now. Again, it’s like Lois and Superman–only it’s taken this Lois just a few weeks to unravel the whole secret identity issue.

Anyone else out there watched Moonlight? And am I the only one who sees the Superman similarities? Come on, people, last week, Mick had a Kryptonite moment (his big silver weakness!).

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