September 20, 2011

Interview + Giveaway w/ Romance Author Cynthia Eden

Hi everyone!

I recently got the chance to interview Cynthia Eden about her new book, Angel of Darkness. I am really excited to share this interview with you all. Cynthia is also giving away an ARC copy of Angel of Darkness, the first in the series which will be released November 29th. Enjoy!


1. What inspired you to write a book about Angels?

I love writing about different types of paranormal characters, and I’d never written about an angel.  I decided it was time that I corrected that situation. I love the power and the appeal of an angel, but I wanted to make my stories darker. So I got to work researching and experimenting, and my Angels of Death were born (okay, not born so much…). I didn’t want my angels to be about goodness and light, because sometimes, angels have to do vicious jobs.  So the angels in my story reflect the darkness of the world around them—they’re powerful and very, very dangerous.

2. How many books can we expect in your Fallen series?

Right now, I am writing book #4.  The current title line-up is:  ANGEL OF DARKNESS (book 1), ANGEL BETRAYED (book 2), ANGEL IN CHAINS (book 3), and AVENGING ANGEL (book 4). In the first 3 books, the heroes are the angels, but in AVENGING ANGEL, I give my heroine a chance to spread her wings (so to speak!).

3. Can you give us a sneak peek of Angel of Darkness?

I’d love to!! Thanks for asking.  J Here’s an excerpt for you:

“Who are you?”  She asked him, her face showing no hint of fear.  
          “I’m someone who’s been looking for you.” True enough. “For a very long time.”   
          She gave a little shrug. “And here it is, your lucky night. Looks like you found me.”
          No, he hadn’t found the woman he’d expected.
          “So what are you going to do now?” She murmured as she walked closer to him.  The moonlight spilled onto her face. His eyes narrowed. Her face that seemed a little thinner. Her cheekbones were more defined. Her eyes were still as wide and dark, but her lips appeared redder and plumper than before.  The woman was still beautiful, no doubt, but…a darkness seemed to cling to her.
          Her body was as slender as he remembered. Her breasts still round and firm and her hips—no.  He shouldn’t be noticing that.  Her body didn’t matter. 
          “Like what you see?” She whispered and her slow drawling voice sounded like…
          He backed up a step.
          One black brow lifted. “Now, surely, you aren’t afraid of me.”
          “I fear nothing.” After what he’d seen, what he’d done, there was simply nothing left to stir fear in his heart. 
          “Good for you,” she muttered and the words didn’t seem sexy. More…annoyed then. But then she blinked and the heavy-lidded mask came back.  “Tell me how you know my name.”
          She was almost close enough to touch right now, but he wouldn’t touch her. No, he never touched. Touching was far too dangerous. 
          You didn’t touch unless you were ready to kill.  He wasn’t ready…yet. 
          “I’ve known your name for a long time.” No sense lying. Besides, lies weren’t possible for his kind. “Ever since you were put on my list.”
          He heard the hard inhale of her breath.        
          “L-list?” Now there was fear flickering in her eyes. Her voice hardened as she said, “You’re one of them.”
          “Them?”  Curiosity stirred within him. 
          “A hunter.” Her bow lips tightened in distaste when she spoke the term.
          But she was right. Now he was a hunter and she was his prey. 
          “I haven’t done anything wrong! I haven’t killed anyone—not since—” She broke off and tears filled her gaze. “I thought if I didn’t hurt anyone else, you were just supposed to leave me alone.”
          He could only stare back at her.  “Leaving you on your own isn’t an option for me.”

4. You have more than one series you're currently working on, do you find it hard at times to focus on each series and not confuse the stories and/or characters?

It can be tricky!  I keep journals with all my character info and plot points to help me stay on track.  If I’m worried that I’m off-base, then I grab those journals as quickly as I can.  Since I’ve been writing, I’ve filled up over a dozen journals with my info.  They are *very* handy.

5. Have you ever considered writing a YA series? If so, what genre would you choose?

LOL, I actually have tried my hand at YA!  My agent has my story right now, so we’ll see what happens with it. Since I love paranormal stories so much, I had to write a paranormal YA.  One full of werewolves and magic. 

6. Out of all the books you've ever written, which one was the most fun and your favorite of all?

This is such a tough question.  I don’t know if I actually have a favorite book because when I am writing, whatever book I am working on gets favorite status for me. I’m deep in the writing zone, I know my characters, and I love the story. But then I finish that book and start a new one…and that one becomes my favorite. It’s kind of an endless cycle of favorite stories.

Thank you VERY much for taking the time to interview me. It’s been a pleasure!


Thank you Cynthia for taking the time to answer our questions! Great excerpt!

For more information on Cynthia Eden and her books, check out the links below.


Cynthia Eden is giving away ONE copy of Angel of Darkness to ONE lucky person!

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This giveaway is open INTERNATIONAL
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Contest open til September 27th.
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  1. I love Cynthia Eden's books. I am wondering about her YA book she mentioned though. This is the first I have heard about it. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

  2. Oh please let me win! I adore Cynthia Eden and everything that woman does!!

  3. Thanks so much for taking the time to interview me! :)

    Ladyvampire, I'm very glad that you enjoy my stories, thank you! The YA was an experiment I did--I'll have to see what happens with it. I had a little extra time, and that story kept nagging at me, so I wanted to give it a try.

  4. This book sounds reallly gooood! I love books about Angels. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I love all of Cynthia's books! And I can't wait for this one! :D

  6. Cynthia is always a recommendations when people ask me for author/book suggestions. Love her crisp style and great stories. She's one of my favorites. Still waiting patiently for Angel of

  7. Cynthia is a great author and I say that with pride. I have read some of her books but never get enough. I hope to be entered in this drawing and may good luck be with me. I am on face book and others sites for you, Cynthia. susan Leech

  8. Would love to win. This new series sounds really good. Great interview.

  9. Loved the interview ladies. Cynthia's books are such a great read. I know I have reread them several times and have gotten a couple of friends hooked on them too..LOL
    Thank you for the chance to read your new series before it comes out.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  10. Anxiously awaiting this:). I love Cynthia's books/


  11. Hi, Agent Bookworm! Very glad to har that you enjoy angel stories, and thank you for entering the giveaway!

    Hi, Khelsey! How are you? Thank you for coming by & entering!

  12. Hey there, Kathleen!! Thank you so much!

    Susan, thank you for entering the giveaway. I am super happy to hear that you like my stories!! I have such a great time writing them.

  13. Thanks for checking out the interview, debbussey!

    Glad you liked the interview, Michelle! And thank you for hooking your friends! :)

  14. Thank you, Victoria! I'll be so glad when this book is out! I hope readers like my angels.

    Hi, Danny!! Thank you! I hope you're doing well!

  15. Great interview. I really liked that there is going to be a heroine angel in the Fallen series. It's always great to see a series evolving or a new twist added.

  16. A friend of mine got me hooked on you and I can tell you I've returned the favor to other friends. Looking forward to Angel of Darkness!

  17. So glad you liked the interview, Na! I'm working on that heroine right now--she's evolving a lot over the course of the story.

  18. Thank you, Diane!! And please extend my thanks to your friend, too!

  19. I love your books Cynthia. thank you for the chance to win a copy of your upcoming release.

    I can't wait to read Angel of Darkness, the story sounds brilliant and I love the cover.


  20. Hi everyone! Hi Cynthia! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment back. You're awesome!!!!!! :-)

  21. I love Cynthia's books! I cannot wait to read this series.
    Sue B

  22. Thanks so much for the giveaway & the excerpt from the book! I can't wait to read this! I love Cynthia's writing :-)

  23. I've Liked Cynthia Eden on Facebook, shared this post on FB, and I'm a blog follower too. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway! =)

    Valerie Long (Scorpio1974 on GFC)

  24. Thank you, Debs!! I had a fabulous time writing this story.

    I'm happy to be chatting, Damaris! :)

  25. Thank you, katsrus! I hope everyone enjoys the series (I've got some bad boy angel heroes coming up in books #2 and #3).

    Hi, Amber!! Thank you! So glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

  26. Thanks for entering hte giveaway, Valerie!

  27. Thanks for all of the great comments, everyone! Hope you all have a great night!

  28. thanks for eh giveaway....Can't wait to read it...

  29. *throws confetti* happy new release day!! I am loving the fact that one of my fav authors is having her own YA book, which is great because my teenage daughter who sees me read all the time can now experience the same enjoyment i have with Cynthia's writing :) Thanking you for the giveaway!!

  30. I love paranormals so this sounds great to me. And I love that this is the first book, I don't have to buy alot previous books to get caught up. Thank you so much for the chance to win an ARC of this. Everything I have read by Cynthia Eden I have loved.

  31. Thank you for sharing this fun interview and excerpt today. This book sounds tasty and my fingers are itching to get it:)

  32. Thanks for the interview! I will definitely read this book, I love Cynthia´s books..

  33. Terrific interview! I'm really excited to hear about your YA book, and I really hope it gets published soon!! Thanks for a great giveaway:)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  34. Great interview...I am really looking forward to another fantastic book by Cynthia Eden! All of her previos books are terrific. I have no doubts this new series will be as well!

  35. Great interview! I love learning about different authors! I really enjoyed the sneak peak.


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