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Welcome Cynthia Eden and a giveaway!
Friday, February 25th, 2011

It’s Day 2 of the Velvet Cataclym mini-paranormal contest and talented and lovely Cynthia Eden is here to entertain us! Welcome Cynthia, and thank you for coming by! Cynthia is generously giving away one of her backlist books of choice to one commenter, so leave her a nice note, and cross your fingers! Check back this Sunday evening for the list of goody winners. 🙂

Bite Me
Thanks so much to Beth for inviting me over! I’m excited to chat about one of my very favorite things—monsters. No, don’t get me wrong, I’m not here to talk about Freddy Krueger-style monsters. (Cause I’m sorry, Freddy, but while you were funny at times, you just weren’t sexy.)
I’m here to talk about the appeal of sexy monsters: vampires, werewolves, and demons. And so many more…
I love reading and writing about strong alpha heroes who are a bit more than human. With vampires, you get men who are eternally young, eternally strong, and eternally hot. A vampire can have a dark side. Anyone who drinks blood has to be dark, but in order to seduce his victims, the guy has to be charming and sexy, too.
As for werewolves…I’ve always found them to have a wild, untamed appeal. The beast lurks so close to the surface, and you always wonder how long the man will be able to control the wildness inside. With the wolves, it’s all about their animal instincts. My next werewolf tale is actually scheduled to release from Kensington Brava this July (yay!). In NEVER CRY WOLF, I let my hero be as wild and sexy as he wanted to be. Lucas Simone is an alpha on the prowl. He’s ready to charm my heroine and more than ready to kick the ass of anyone who tries to hurt her. Ah, wolves—so strong.
And let’s not forget the appeal of demons. Of all the supernatural creatures, I often think that demons have the darkest sides. Depending on the author’s mythology, the demons might actually come from hell. Hard to get darker than that! But with demons, their need for redemption can be incredibly appealing. They’re bad, so bad…but can the heroines make them good? (Yes, I do have a weakness for bad boys.)
But what’s your take? How do you feel about supernatural heroes? And do you have a favorite? I’ll pick one commenter to win a Cynthia Eden book of her choice.

Thank you for checking out my post!
Cynthia Eden
www.cynthiaeden.com
DEADLY HEAT–Available 1/25/11 from Grand Central (Forever)
DEADLY LIES–Available 2/22/11 from Grand Central (Forever)

79 comments to “Welcome Cynthia Eden and a giveaway!”

  1. Tena @ Crazy Book Slut
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:29 am · Link

    This book sounds awesome! as for my favorite hero character, well I have “Bones” on the brain right now since he has just come back into my life! HA HA HA!



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:36 pm · Link

      Thank you! And glad to hear Bones is back in your life. 🙂



  2. Lynn Rush
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:35 am · Link

    Sounds great. I love the rough and tough hero that has a hint of softness, but only toward his mate. 🙂 Great post. Happy Friday!!



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:37 pm · Link

      Thank you, Lynn! Those heroes always get to me.



  3. Jolene A
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:38 am · Link

    I love supernatural hero’s and I love my bad boys!! That is what always draws me in, finding a tortured soul who draws me in. Eric Northman from True Blood is by far my favorite!!! He’s sexy and puts off ‘don’t f with me vibes’ but his attraction to Sookie stands out and brings out his weakness



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:37 pm · Link

      LOL, I love those vibes of his! Eric and Alcide both fight for favorite status w/ me. I switch each week.



  4. StacieDM
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:42 am · Link

    I love supernatural heroes. Shifters are my favorite because they are super alpha and rough around the edges. Wolf shifters seem to be the most feral and dark. There is a wild quality about them that appeals to me.

    Congratulations Cynthia & Beth on the new and upcoming releases!



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:38 pm · Link

      Thank you for the congrats! I am so drawn to that wild character trait. Maybe it’s b/c folks have to be so controlled in real life. In books, wild sides can come out!



  5. Robin Snodgrass
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:47 am · Link

    There’s not much more appealing than a strong, sexy “bad” guy hero and the paranormal ones are the absolute best of the bunch. Lucas sounds like the perfect hero with those traits.

    Loved the post and definitely agree with your take on things. *grin* The book sounds great too!



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:39 pm · Link

      Hey, Robin! Thank you! Lucas was so much fun to write. The tough, alpha guys always are!



  6. Caridad Pineiro
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:48 am · Link

    Congrats to both of you on the new releases. I love alpha and supernatural heroes. So glad to see more stories with them. 🙂



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:39 pm · Link

      Thank you, Caridad! Appreciate you checking out the post!



  7. Fedora
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:51 am · Link

    If you’d asked me a few years ago, I wouldn’t have given paranormal heroes a second glance, but I’m hooked now. It’s neat how their “super powers” don’t make their hearts work any differently 😉 And it’s similar in appeal to an alpha hero–it’s fun to see them fall 😀



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:40 pm · Link

      I am so glad to hear you’re hooked on paranormals! Yay!!



  8. Lori Ferber
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:55 am · Link

    Love your books!! Is nice to see more about them and your writing!!



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:41 pm · Link

      Thank you, Lori! I’d wanted to write a story for Lucas ever since Immortal Danger released, so I’m very excited about this book.



  9. Karin
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 11:06 am · Link

    I am definitely a big fan of supernatural and paranormal heroes. Adding that little bit of extra just sucks me in and I always enjoying reading how each author spins things a little differently.



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 5:47 pm · Link

      I enjoy reading the different spins, too! It’s always fun to see the ideas that other folks have for stories.



  10. Ren26
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 11:08 am · Link

    I always love supernatural heroes, because paranormal romance is my favorite genre (and even though I’m not into UF, there are UF books that I put to my must read list)… For my favorite supernatural heroes, there are so many heroes that were my favorite ^^

    Congratulation for the new releases 🙂



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:42 pm · Link

      Thanks for the congrats!! Supernatural heroes have a way of sucking me into their stories…and I love the variety of characters out there!



  11. J Prince
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 11:11 am · Link

    I use to only read vampires but then ran across some wonderful authors and my reading has expanded.



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:43 pm · Link

      I started with vampires, too! 🙂 Now I enjoy shifters and demons…so many possibilities.



  12. Leagh Christensen
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 11:15 am · Link

    Oh I love supernatural heroes! There is just something about the absolute perfect body with all those special “abilities”, lol!!! Love Cynthia’s books and I would be tickled pink if I won this 🙂 *crossing fingers and toes*



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:44 pm · Link

      Hey, Leagh!! Thank you! And those abilities sure can be wicked cool. 🙂



  13. Kim Connor
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 11:24 am · Link

    I definitely have a love for all those paranormal creatures! I used to be just a vampire girl, but have developed a love for Demons and weres as well! There is just something so sexy about all of them! I’m a big Cynthia Eden fan, fell in love with her Midnight series and have been reading her books ever since! 😀



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:45 pm · Link

      Thank you, Kim! I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Midnight series. 😉



  14. Stephanie M
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 11:53 am · Link

    This book looks great. I do not have a favorite type of supernatural. I agree with all of the reasons that you have that make demons, vampires, and werewolves so great to read about.

    smccar1 at hotmail.com



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:46 pm · Link

      Hi, Stephanie! Glad you think the book looks interesting!



  15. Viki S.
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 12:45 pm · Link

    I love my paranormal heroes. They are my favorite read. Vampires used to be my favorite but now it doesn’t matter what species they are. If they are tortured alpha males that are brought to their knees by their heroine – I’m good ;). Absolutely love your work!



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 12:46 pm · Link

      Thank you, Viki! I so love reading about those tortured heroes. Who knew torture could be such fun?



  16. Cynthia Eden
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 12:46 pm · Link

    Beth–thanks so much for having me over today!



  17. Robin K
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 12:48 pm · Link

    Supernatural heroes are the best type. My favorite would be vampire as they never WANT to be the hero 😉



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 5:47 pm · Link

      LOL, those guys do fight it!



  18. Donna S
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 1:04 pm · Link

    My favorite type of monsters. Congrats on the new release. Looking forward to it.



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 5:48 pm · Link

      Thank you, Donna! (And I apologize for the double-post–I put the first one in the wrong place–whoops!)



  19. blodeuedd
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 1:23 pm · Link

    I do love supernatural heroes, I have a weakness for the big bad alpha, cos he is always so protective 😀
    And yes the bad boys



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 5:49 pm · Link

      Those protective alphas are the best.



  20. Danielle Gorman
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 1:44 pm · Link

    I love supernatural heroes. There is just something about a strong fierce warrior falling in love. Gets me everytime.
    My favorite is Zsadist from the BDB. Love him.



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 5:49 pm · Link

      I have heard him mentioned as a favorite! And I have his book in my TBR pile. 🙂



  21. CrystalGB
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 2:21 pm · Link

    I love supernatural heroes. Shifters and werewolves are my favorites. Love the cover to Never Cry Wolf.



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 5:50 pm · Link

      Thank you, Crystal! So glad you like the cover!



  22. Ann/alba
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 3:00 pm · Link

    Wow A favorite Alpha male I have SOOOOooooooo many
    I love Vamps & Weres Shifter Demons , I have a Demon that i love it’s Jim (Jinn) from the Ainsley Grey series he makes me Laugh out loud when I am reading.
    Have a good one Ann/alba



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 5:50 pm · Link

      Ann, I will have to check out that series! Thanks for the tip!



  23. Diane Sadler
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 3:47 pm · Link

    I love supernatural heroes and since finding the first of Cynthia’s books I wait impatiently for the next one, since hers are exactly what supernatural heroes should be.



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 5:50 pm · Link

      Oh, thank you, Diane!! 🙂



  24. elaing8
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 3:53 pm · Link

    That is an awesome cover.Very Nice 🙂
    I love supernatural heroes. Their strong,protective alpha males.Bones is definitely a favorite.



    • Jacki
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 4:51 pm · Link

      I love Cynthia’s books! I looked and realized that I have all but one of her books! Now, I just need to get the new one! I LOVE her characters – especially the hunka-hunka guys! Keep it up!



      • Cynthia Eden
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          · February 25th, 2011 at 5:51 pm · Link

        LOL, thanks, Jacki! I have a big weakness for hunka-hunka guys!



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 5:51 pm · Link

      So glad you like the cover, elaing8! Thank you!



  25. Cynthia Eden
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 5:48 pm · Link

    Thank you, Donna!



  26. Jeanette Juan
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 6:06 pm · Link

    I love all types of supernatural heroes, whether they be vampires or dragons! I can’t really choose a favorite since there are so many I love like Lucas from Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling series and Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series. The list can go on and on.



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 9:10 pm · Link

      It’s too hard to choose sometimes, isn’t it? 🙂



  27. Jane
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new release, Cynthia. I do love supernatural heroes, someone who’s super strong or have other powers is very attractive. I have a thing for shifters.



  28. gigi
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 6:35 pm · Link

    LOL…no I would not find Freddy sexy either…
    there is something very raw and primal about a shape shifter though.
    gigi



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 9:11 pm · Link

      🙂 Freddy just wouldn’t do it for me!



  29. Amelia
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 7:50 pm · Link

    I love all types of shapeshifters!!



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 9:11 pm · Link

      Yay! Another vote for the shifters!



  30. Kelly Thrash
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 8:22 pm · Link

    I love paranormal books. Shifters and vamps are my favs. I love how alpha they can be but sweet and sexy all at the same time 🙂

    Kelly
    kittykelly28 @ hotmail.com



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 9:12 pm · Link

      Sweet and sexy can be a great mix.



  31. Mary G
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 8:26 pm · Link

    Hi Beth & Cynthia
    Cynthia, it’s fun seeing here at Beth’s place. You are new to me. I have just fallen in love with your Deadly series, Deadly Heat is on it’s way to me. I must be living under a rock because I only recently realized you write in more than one genre. I should give the dark side a try while I wait for more rom. susp. which I hope you are writing.

    See you next week at Marie Force’s Book Club.



    • Cynthia Eden
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        · February 25th, 2011 at 9:12 pm · Link

      Thank you, Mary! 🙂 It’s great to be chatting here today. I hope you enjoy Deadly Heat!



      • Mary G
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          · February 25th, 2011 at 9:15 pm · Link

        Sorry I meant Deadly Lies is on it’s way. Deadly Heat is the Book Club choice.



  32. jennifer mathis
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      · February 25th, 2011 at 10:31 pm · Link

    I love supernatural heros . Bad boys with a heart of gold 🙂



  33. LadyVampire
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      · February 26th, 2011 at 4:59 am · Link

    I love vampires of course but really I enjoy reading about any and all paranormal creatures. Each one has its own powers and traits. And under that is the magnatism of the personality. I think its basically the author that draws their readers though. As appealing as a paranormal might be, in my opinion the character is nothing if not written correctly. But I love how you write and create amazing characters. Just so you know 😉



  34. jennifer graham
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      · February 26th, 2011 at 7:02 am · Link

    It took me a long time to delve into paranormal books. You were one of the first that I read. I remember thinking wow the story was, writing was great and the characters were well developed. I always snatch up your books because I know I will be in for a treat!

    Jennifer



  35. Sabrina D.
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      · February 26th, 2011 at 10:30 am · Link

    Sounds really good, I will have to look for it! And I love all paranormals as long as they are well written!



  36. Leni
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      · February 26th, 2011 at 2:01 pm · Link

    Supernatural heroes are appealing and have a bit of an edge because the reader stretches their imagination and the hero is more powerful than his mortal counterparts.



  37. trish dechant
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      · February 26th, 2011 at 2:49 pm · Link

    I am huge fan of the supernatural hero===and prefer the dark sexy vamp. The darker the alpha hero is, the more I am attracted to him.
    Thanks for a wonderful contest. 😛



  38. Nancy Gilliland
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      · February 26th, 2011 at 3:17 pm · Link

    I love strong heroes, and none are stronger than dragon shifters, if you ask me (and you did). Sorry I got here so late, but Friday was my birthday and I wasn’t near the computer all evening



  39. Pamk
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      · February 26th, 2011 at 7:51 pm · Link

    yay Love your paranormals and I so want this book. My favorite is shifters especially big kitties and dragons. but any of them rock.



  40. Diane Sallans
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      · February 26th, 2011 at 8:34 pm · Link

    I’ve always found wolves fascinating, so what could be better than combining with a gorgeous strong man?



  41. Debra
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      · February 27th, 2011 at 1:41 am · Link

    😎
    I can’t wait to read this book.Awesome bad boy!!!This book will be a fun read for sure!!!



  42. savonna
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      · February 27th, 2011 at 5:51 am · Link

    I can’t wait to read this story!



  43. Melanie S.
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      · February 27th, 2011 at 7:01 am · Link

    oh I love my bad boys *g* and if they have a supernatural background I will never let them go 😉
    wish you all the best, Melanie



  44. Wendy
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      · February 27th, 2011 at 9:00 am · Link

    There is nothing …i mean nothing…sexier than a super tough alpha! My faves are the tortured ones that rescue their woman but the woman rescues them in turn…ahhhhhhh….cant wait for this one to come out either! :mrgreen:



  45. Lea
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      · February 27th, 2011 at 9:53 am · Link

    Hi Cynthia!

    Great to see you here at Beth’s blog! Never Cry Wolf sounds like another great and sexy paranormal read. I love supernatural heroes because I think authors are able to do so much more with their characters with respect to certainly their “Alpha” qualities but also their abilities. I love shifters, vampires and demons – there is something just inherently sexy about them.

    Thanks for the chance to win one of your books!

    Best 🙂



  46. Rosy B
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      · February 27th, 2011 at 9:55 am · Link

    Love these contests!! Getting introduced to new authors is sooo fun!!



  47. Chelsea B.
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      · February 27th, 2011 at 9:14 pm · Link

    Hi, Cynthia! I am so looking forward to reading Never Cry Wolf! While reading Immortal Danger I had hope that Lucas would get his own book!



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