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Sales to Japan

Posted in Latest News on September 22nd, 2010 by Cynthia Eden

My lovely editor recently let me know that the first two books in my Midnight trilogy (HOTTER AFTER MIDNIGHT & MIDNIGHT SINS) sold to Japan!  Can’t wait to see  those covers!

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Prism Awards

Posted in Latest News on August 8th, 2010 by Cynthia Eden

While I was at RWA, I was thrilled to receive two Prism Awards at the FF&P party (the Gathering).  I won a Prism for best dark paranormal romance (IMMORTAL DANGER) and for best novella (In the Dark from the anthology, BELONG TO THE NIGHT).  Thank you so much to all of the FF&P judges!  My lovely awards are now sitting in a place of honor on my bookshelves. Every time I look at them, they make me want to write more!  And, yes, dang it, I got teary when I accepted the awards.

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Thank you!

Posted in Latest News on August 5th, 2010 by Cynthia Eden

Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased DEADLY FEAR! For the week ending 8/1/10, it was ranked #82 on Bookscan’s Adult Fiction (Overall) Romance list. Again, thank you!

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More Paranormals with Kensington Brava!

Posted in Latest News on July 25th, 2010 by Cynthia Eden

I’m happy to say that I was recently offered a contract to write three more paranormal romances with Kensington Brava. I absolutely adore my editor, Megan Records, and I am looking forward to creating more stories with her!

And, yes, I already have plans for these stories. I believe I’ve mentioned the Fallen Angel of Death story that I wrote a few months back. Well, I will be continuing my Fallen Angel tales. These angel stories are based in New Orleans (one of my favorite cities). The book that I am working on now focuses on Sammael–a very, very dangerous guy in angel lore.

More story details will come soon!

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Nashville Heat

Posted in Contests, Latest News, Romance on July 23rd, 2010 by guest

UPDATE:  Congratulations, Maria63303! You’re the winner of your choice of one signed copy from my Samhain backlist. E-mail me at marie AT marienicoleryan DOT com with your choice. Please note that my work ranges from mystery/suspense to sensual to erotic, so you might want to check http://marienicoleryan.com/mybooks.htm to read about the selections. Love Me if You Can isn’t included…sorry. 

lovemeifyoucan_w3642_680-51First I want to thank Cynthia for the opportunity to participate in her Deadly Days of Summer and tell you about my upcoming August 6th release, LOVE ME IF YOU CAN. It’s amazing the small things which can start the creative juices flowing. Several years ago I was watching Extreme Home Makeover, on ABC when one of the featured families was a blended family of siblings. The parents had passed away—I’ve forgotten the details—and the older siblings abandoned whatever plans they had, got jobs and took care of the younger siblings.

I thought what if the eldest of the siblings was in law school and had to drop out in order to run the family business, a P.I. agency founded by his late father? I envisioned a series of six books, one for each sibling. LOVE ME IF YOU CAN is Scott’s story ten years after the parents’ death. He meets and tangles with Metro Nashville Homicide Detective Tess O’Malley when she comes to investigate him as part of a cold case which rapidly heats up.

Nashville, TN, has been my home town for the last forty years so it was a joy to set this story here. As familiar as I am with the city, I still had to do some “drive-around” research to keep it up-to-date. Obviously it was written and already edited before the 2010 spring flood, but Tess’ building and Scott’s office building would’ve incurred some damage as both are located right down town in historic buildings along First Avenue. The flooding will be addressed in one of the sequels.

EXCERPT:

Tess took another bite of pizza, her silver gaze never leaving his. “You going to help me out or not? Forbes is your client, after all.” Her voice rose and, again, heads turned in their direction.

“Calm down. I’d like to live long enough to walk you home…and maybe get a good-night kiss.”

Taking a deep breath, she leaned back and signaled everything was cool. “You want to walk me home and kiss me good-night? How sweet.”

Her soft tone mocked him, but he didn’t care.

“Like we’re high school sweethearts.” She wrinkled her nose, but her eyes shone with moderate good humor.

“Would you rather I said what I was really thinking?”

Her lashes fluttered briefly, then she eyeballed him directly. “Maybe. Depends on what you were really thinking.”

He lowered his tone a notch. “About pressing you up against the wall and having my way with you.”

For a second, her gray eyes flashed silver.

Damn. He was a goner—as in, he’d gone too far. Said too much. Too soon.

She leaned forward. “I’ll have you know I don’t engage in up-against-the-wall, wild animal sex on the first date, not that this is even a date.” Her tone was matter-of-fact, but her cheeks flushed a pretty pink. Maybe he could still pull his nuts out of the fire before they went up in smoke.

“A guy can always hope,” he said, without a chance in the world she wouldn’t kick him to the curb. Or have one of her fellow officers do the honors.

“A guy can hold his breath…until he turns purple.”

“I can see I’ve put my foot in it. I’m sorry… But damn, the sight of your mouth. Your skin. Your eyes. Dammit. You’re driving me up a wall.”

“Another reference to the wall? Would that be the same wall?”

“Bad choice of words.”

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CONTEST: At the end of the day, I’ll pick a winner from the comments to win a copy of my print backlist. Be sure to check back to see if you’ve won. MNR

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You can find out more about me on my web site. You can also find me on Facebook. Currently I’m contracted with Samhain Publishing and The Wild Rose Press. LOVE ME IF YOU CAN will be released from The Wild Rose Press on August 6th. You still have time to enter my August Release Contest.

 

 

 

 

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