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I’ve got some great news that I am so excited to share with you–I’ve been offered a two-book deal with Harlequin Intrigue!  Yay!!

And, before I get too far into this news, I think I need to share a little backstory with you…

When I first turned my attention to seriously pursuing a career in writing, I entered a contest sponsored by Harlequin Intrigue. You see, I loved Intrigues. I loved (and still love) the perfect balance of suspense and romance.  I love mystery. I love tension. I love action. So, yes, I totally fell for these books. 😉

But back to the story I was rambling about…

I entered a contest sponsored by Harlequin Intrigue about, oh, ten years ago.  At that point, I wasn’t sure how strong my writing was. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to follow my dream and pen novels. I just knew–I want to give this a shot.

Um, yes, I didn’t win that contest.  But I did get a request from a full from an editor as a result of my entry.  That request mattered so much to me–it gave me the confidence to keep writing. I realized that my dream could be possible. I could create these characters and these worlds in my head. I could do it.

So, flash forward ten years. I am writing my paranormals, writing about my killers, and I’m so very happy to be able to spend my days telling stories. Doing the thing that I love!

And now–let’s get back to this Harlequin Intrigue deal–a deal that I’ve been waiting to get for 10 years. (Hey, I can be a very patient girl! I’m also a girl doesn’t forget where her dreams started.)

The books that I am writing for Harlequin Intrigue will be intense reads–romantic suspense with a definite military edge.  The first book has the tentative title of ALPHA ONE, and it’s due to release in January of 2013.  Right now, my agent told me that the second book is scheduled to come out in February of 2013. (If anything changes, I’ll be sure to let you know.)

My hero is a SEAL (sexy SEAL!), and he works for a special unit called the EOD (Elite Operations Division).  The men–and women–in the EOD are the best of the best. They specialize in hostage rescue and unconventional warfare. Composed of individuals from a variety of military backgrounds—SEALs, Rangers, Delta Force—this unit never backs away from a challenge (and I do plan to give them plenty of challenges!).

I’m nearly finished with the draft of the first book now, and I’m having such a great time with this story.  I sure hope readers will enjoy ALPHA ONE–hot hero, tough heroine, danger, passion–come on, doesn’t that sound like fun?

Time for me to get back to work. Thanks for letting me share my news with you!


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31 responses to “Some News To Share”

  1. Julie Miller says:

    Congratulations, Cynthia! Welcome to Intrigue!

    I love military heroes–they sound like books I want to read. And way to stick with the dream! Congrats!

  2. Kim620 says:

    OMG! Congrats! SEALs are totally HOT right now. I’m a PNR girl but I love your writing that I am going to read these. I can’t wait!

  3. Tiffaney says:

    Yay!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!! I will be looking for these so I can buy them when they come out. Keep us posted, please 😀

  4. Viki S. says:

    How exciting and more SEAL reads for us :)!

  5. Edie Ramer says:

    Fantastic! Navy SEALs are perfect for you! I know your Intrigues will be a huge hit! Love the Alpha One title, too!

  6. Amy Atwell says:

    Super congrats, Cynthia! That’s a great success story!

  7. Stacey F says:

    Honestly, Cynthia, you just don’t write fast enough for me. I devour your stuff! Keep ’em coming!
    and Congrats!

  8. Grace S says:

    You had me at “SEAL”! I already read everything you put out so this is just more awesome Eden goodness to look forward to! :)

  9. Barb P says:

    Congrats Cynthia!! I’ll be the first one in line to buy & read! You just keep them coming my friend.

  10. Michelle Bledsoe says:

    I am so happy for you. This is THE YEAR OF CYNTHIA EDEN!!!
    So looking forward to all your upcoming books.

  11. Congratulations, Cynthia! Now you get to go to the Harlequin party too if you go to National. Contract and party. The best of two worlds. LOL!

    Now I’m off to tell Paula Graves that she has a new and fun author friend at Intrique.

    • Cynthia Eden says:

      Thank you, Carla! But, alas, I will not be at RWA this year. ;( However, I will totally be in Atlanta for the 2013 Conference, and since that’s just a little skip over for you, I’m hoping I’ll see you there!

  12. Jane says:

    Congrats on the book deal, Cynthia. I’m so happy we’ll have more romantic suspense books from you.

  13. Diane says:

    That’s absolutely wonderful news, congratulations!
    And who can resist the military heroes!!!

  14. Katie Reus says:

    Mega congrats!! Can’t wait to read about that sexy SEAL 😉

  15. Ashley says:

    Congrats Cynthia! This is sooo awsome. January cant come soon enough. Im a huge fan of your writing. I love Seal bks and all that revolves around the military. The men are just so alpha and hottt!
    I hope you H is as yummy as Kenton was. Jealous and possessive and just so Alpha but a with a kick@ss female right by his side!

    Again congrats and cant wait for all your upcoming releases!

  16. LindaC says:

    Congratulations, Cynthia! I’m so looking forward to reading these!


  17. Gloria A says:

    Congratulations Cynthia!!! i’m really looking forward to read them. I just found your books (new to you site too) and been reading them like crazy, i have all your books except Deadly series just started the first book, i have to set aside some of the other authors so i can catch up with yours.
    Is Deadly a Triology?

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