Hello everyone! Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are proud to welcome award winning author Cynthia Eden to our sites today!
Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about the people who interest her). She worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and an editor. Now, she’s thrilled to be spending her days making stuff up and getting paid to do it.
She loves Dracula, Lois Lane, Buffy and Wolverine, and has no problem admitting that she’s addicted to chocolate and romance novels.
Her favorite films are The Princess Bride, Romancing the Stone, Friday the 13th, Underworld Evolution, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Hellboy.
While Cynthia thoroughly enjoys a life of Fantasy, she also enjoys her reality with her husband Nicholas and son Jack.
Cynthia is the proud creator of the MIDNIGHT, DEADLY, NIGHT WATCH and THE FALLEN series.
Her two newest releases, “Never Cry Wolf”, which was just released on June 28, 2011, and “Angel of Darkness”, THE FALLEN book #1, which is due out on November 29, 2011, have been getting rave reviews.
For our readers not yet familiar with Cynthia’s NIGHT WATCH and THE FALLEN series, let’s give you some more information about the books…
They sound great don’t they!!? Now that we’ve pulled you into a piece of Cynthia’s library of literary excellence, what do you say we get to the Interview now and learn some more about this incredible author and her amazing work?
DONT FORGET - Cynthia will be chatting with us LIVE over on LITERAL ADDICTION's Contact Us page from 4-6pm EST. (http://www.literaladdiction.com/contact-us.php#/members/)
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Hi Cynthia! Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to come and chat with us today. We’re very happy to have you here, and are excited to help you promote “Never Cry Wolf” and the upcoming “Angel of Darkness”!
Q3): What are some of your hobbies or things that you enjoy doing when you’re not working, writing or taking care of other business?
CYNTHIA: You guys are gonna laugh but…getting my picture taken with the Incredible Hulk.
Q5): Do you listen to music when your write? What were some of the artists that helped to inspire the NIGHT WATCH series and “Angel of Darkness”?
CYNTHIA: I don’t listen to music when I’m actually typing out the story, but I do prefer to listen to music before I actually start a scene. I like to hear some mood music to get me ready for the writing that will come. The music gets my mind in the zone. Because there were a lot of action scenes in ANGEL OF DARKNESS, I liked to listen to a lot of hard, driving music. That music worked well for me. J
Q7): If you could spend the day with one of your characters, who would you want it to be, and what would you want to do?
CYNTHIA: Oh, let me think on this one. Okay, I’d want to hang out with Keenan from Angel of Darkness. Why? Cause he’s a kick-ass angel! I figure we could do anything we wanted, and the guy could always keep me safe. And he’s been around for more than few centuries. I could pick his brain and hear some awesome stories.
Q10): With Fantasy being such a popular genre these days, what about it fascinates and draws you personally?
CYNTHIA: I love the idea that anything can happen in these books. If you think it, it can be. A world without limits—how awesome is that?
Q11): Do you think that your upbringing influenced your writing, and if so, how?
CYNTHIA: I think my mom strongly influenced my writing…because she always encouraged my love of reading. She’d drive me for hours and hours and we’d go on hunts at used book stores. She didn’t care that I spent my days with my nose buried in a book—in fact, she loved that I did it! I got to spin all kinds of dreams in my head, and, well, I’m still spinning them now.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: O.K, now we’ll ask some questions directly related to “Never Cry Wolf” and the NIGHT WATCH series, as well as “Angel of Darkness”… J
Q13): Is there a specific message in the “Angel of Darkness” that you’re hoping your readers will grasp?
CYNTHIA: There is one message I’d like readers to take away—Don’t assume. Don’t assume you understand everything about the world and the people around you. Surprises and twists can be everywhere. What you may see as some terrible punishment someone else may see as a blessing.
Q16): What can we look forward to as each series progresses?
CYNTHIA: With the Fallen series, you can definitely look forward to some bad boy heroes (serious anti-heroes). Book #2 (Angel Betrayed) and Book #3 (Angel in Chains) both have heroes that have slipped WAY over that line between good and evil. Hopefully, the right woman will be able to redeem those guys. Hopefully.
As for the Night Watch series…I don’t know. I’ve always wanted to go back and write a story for Tony and his witch Cat.
Q17): What else is in the works for Cynthia Eden outside of these 2 series?
CYNTHIA: The growing popularity of self-publishing and the ebook revolution has opened up a new door for me. I’ve put out two paranormal novellas recently (ebooks), and I’ve been thrilled by the responses I’ve received to those stories. I’m pricing these books low, at .99, and I hope that I will be able to release more of them in the future. These books are set in a new “world” for me, a world in which vampires and werewolves don’t always have to be enemies. Instead, they can make great lovers.
I also hope to write more romantic suspense tales soon. I love romantic suspense, and I can’t wait to explore that area more.
Q18): Is there a question that you have always wanted to be asked in an interview but have never been asked? How would you answer that question?
CYNTHIA: Yes! I’ve got one: What would your life be like without books? My answer? Sad. Very, very sad. Without books, I’d just be lost.
Q19): In a day far, far in the future when you decide to stop writing and retire, what thoughts do you want to have about your career and your body of work?
CYNTHIA: I am currently training my 5 yr old to take over the writing life with me. I have plans for that boy. J And as I sit back and read his books, I’ll spend my days hanging out on a beach and sipping tasty drinks.
Honestly, though, I can’t imagine *not* writing. I love it so much, I feel like I’ll always be doing it (in one form or another).
Q20): Is there anything specific you would like to say to your readers while we have you here today?
CYNTHIA: Yes, please—I’d like to say thank you. Thank you for reading my books. For sending me such great notes about my stories. Thank you for supporting my work and for reading romance novels!!
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Cynthia, thank you so much for being with us today! The NIGHT WATCH series is fantastic, and we’re very excited for “Angel of Darkness”! We’d LOVE to have you back to help promote your next release following “Angel of Darkness” if you’re interested…
CYNTHIA: I’m always interested in coming back! Thank you! I had a great time answering the interview questions, and I am so glad that you invited me over. Thanks for a wonderful interview!
CYNTHIA is graciously offering up a signed copy of “Never Cry Wolf” and an Advanced Reading Copy of “Angel of Darkness” to 2 lucky winners from Book Monster Reviews (one winner per book).
To Enter: Make sure you are a follower of the BMR Blog and then post a comment on the interview and make sure you leave a valid email address. Any comments without an email address will NOT be entered into drawing.
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