Posted in Romance on February 22nd, 2006 by Cynthia Eden
All right…I think it’s time I talk about Cursed.
I saw Cursed last year. After watching the previews, I really wasn’t expecting much–that’s actually why I went to see the movie. I thought it would be bad, and I like bad movies. Not gory, oh-my-God-get-me-out-of-here bad. But vaguely amusing, kinda cheesey bad. Yep, that’s what I like.
So, anyway…I went to see Cursed, not expecting much. But–wow–I was seriously surprised. The flick was funny, clever, and a little more than slightly scary. And with a tagline like “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”…well, let’s just say I was hooked.
For those of you who’ve never seen a Cursed preview, here’s the basic plot info: A nice, young heroine and her brother get bit one night by a strange hairy beast. Shortly thereafter, they both begin to change. They get claws, have sudden intense strength, and their sex appeal kicks up several notches. What’s happening? Yep, you guessed it. They’ve been Cursed. And, unless they want to stay that way, they have to find and kill the creature that attacked them.
Cursed is a really cool, fun werewolf flick. And since I’m currently in my werewolf obsession, I want to see it again. Soon. Actually, I want to buy the DVD. Hmmm. Maybe a trip to Blockbuster is in order…
Posted in Romance on February 21st, 2006 by Cynthia Eden
I’m currently counting down the days until the release of the next Christine Feehan Carpathian tale–Dark Demon. According to Amazon.com, it’ll be out on March 28, 2006. Hmmm. Just a little over a month to go. I can do that–I mean, it’s not like I don’t have plenty to keep me occupied–what with my sweet little baby, my writing, editing, housecleaning, and my fanatic movie watching. So, sure, I can make it until March 28th. Really.
All right…I’ll probably start haunting the book store around March 25. Hey, what can I say? Sometimes the people at my local Books-a-Million screw up and put the books out too early. Their mistake, my joy.
Christine Feehan is on my auto buy list. Anytime one of her books comes out, I buy it instantly. I don’t bother reading the book jacket. I don’t read any reviews. I just buy it. The woman is that good.
I love her Carpathians, and I also really adore her Seven Sisters (Drake Sisters) stories. The next Drake tale won’t be coming out until this summer, dang it. But I’ll sure be picking it up. Right now, I don’t know much about Dangerous Tides–it’s Libby’s tale, and after her…I’m really hoping that Hannah and Jonas’s story will be released. Christine Feehan has done a great job of setting up their relationship in the previous books, and now I can’t wait to find out how their story ends!
So, I guess I’ll go back to waiting…
Posted in Romance on February 19th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden
You know, every now and then, I really get in the mood for some fun. I don’t want serious drama. I don’t want some wrenching emotional roller coaster that will leave me feeling wiped out.
I just want a good time…or rather, I want a good, humorous book to read.
The problem is…sometimes it’s dang hard to find the perfect funny book. I mean, Oprah is out there with her bookclub…but those aren’t funny stories. Those would be the afore-mentioned tear-jerkers that I am trying to avoid.
So, in the interest of helping others out there who might be like me (searching for humor in a sometimes humor-less world!), I thought I might list a few of my favorite funny writers. These authors always make me grin, and sometimes they even make me laugh out loud. So, here they are:
Jill Barnett (I’m referring to her old historicals, Bewitching and Dreaming–hey, they’re paranormals, and they’re incredibly funny!)
Those ladies are my top three. Anybody want to add more?
Posted in Romance on February 18th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden
Yep, it’s 2:28 a.m., and I’m up writing/editing. Hubby and baby are sleeping, so it seems like the perfect time.
I’ll probably regret doing this tomorrow (um…I mean later today), but right now…well, I’m on a roll, baby!
Posted in Romance on February 16th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden
Okay…I’ve got a bit more info on the previously mentioned Harlequin line. The tentative title for the line is Nocturne, and there’s a thread on it over at the eHarlequin site. Check it out!
Heroes are supposed to be alpha, romance is supposed to be very important, and the story should be dark–by that I mean no light comedy stories.