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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Guest Blog & Contest with Cynthia Eden

This week we have a guest blog and contest! Cynthia Eden's books have blown me away and I hope you have all picked up and tried at least one of her stories. If you haven't then make sure you enter the contest. Maybe you will win a signed copy of her newest release!

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What’s your pleasure?

(A very big thanks to Amber for inviting me to guest post!)


Today, I find myself in book paradise. I can walk into a bookstore and find the shelves packed with stories about werewolves, vampires, and demons. Pretty much any paranormal character I can think of (say an immortal Greek god), well, I can find a romance about him—and that sure makes me one happy woman. Because when it comes to my reading…the paranormals are pure pleasure for me.

I read, and write, darker stories. Stories not just about the handsome guy next door. Instead, my tales are more about the demon next door, the one you probably shouldn’t trust, but you have to…because he’s the only man keeping you alive. Ah, yes, that would be my kind of story.

My latest release, MIDNIGHT’S MASTER, concludes my paranormal Midnight trilogy. The hero of this book is a guy with a very definite dark side, and he’s a man that many fear in the darkness of the night. What can I say? He’s my kind of guy. And for my heroine, Holly Storm…he’s the only man who can help her stop a killer—a killer who happens to be preying on supernatural victims.

But what about you? When it comes to reading, what’s your pleasure? Do you like the contemporary tales? The historicals? Or, do you have a darker side? Leave me a comment and tell me your reading pleasure. One commenter will win an autographed copy of MIDNIGHT’S MASTER.


Thanks!
Cynthia Eden


www.cynthiaeden.com

MIDNIGHT’S MASTER — Available now from Kensington Brava
Get your demon on…




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Contest Rules

No reading pleasure = No entry!

The usual rules apply!

Earn another entry for each place you link this contest on the net. Make sure you add links here for me to confirm your entries!

You can also earn extra entries by emailing your friends about the contest. Just make sure you send a copy of your email or receipt to me at Amberkatzes_book_blog at gmx dot net.

The contest will stay open until Sunday 19th of July 2009 4pm CET and the winner will be picked by a randomizer. Entrants should check back to see if they have won. I do not hunt down winners and will pick new winners for any prizes not claimed within 7 days.

If you are claiming a prize, have emailed me and have not heard back before the 7 day limit is up then post a comment here on the blog. Your email may get sucked into my spam filter.

104 comments:

I Heart Book Gossip said...

Please count me in giveaway please.

cindyc725 at gmail dot com

Lori T said...

Hi Cynthia~

Midnight's Master sounds really great and I am looking forward to reading it.

For me, it is the darker stuff...give me vamipires, demons, shape shifters, and other things that go bump in the night...and I am a happy girl.

Audrey A said...

I love all types of books. But I mostly read contemporary and paranormal books. I loved Midnight's Master but my favorite is Hotter After Midnight. I love werewolves.

Barbara Monajem said...

My favorite genres are historical and paranormal, because they're not about the here and now. I'm living in the here and now, so I want to read about something different! And yet... although I'm happy to read about any kind of paranormal or magical characters, I particularly enjoy stories where the magic is *almost* possible, *almost" real.

tetewa said...

Congrats on the release! My favorite genre is the Paranormal, especially vamps.

Jo Ann said...

Conrats on the new release. This sounds like a great reat!

Cynthia Eden said...
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Cynthia Eden said...

Hi, Amber!! Thanks for inviting me over!

Hey, cindy! Thanks for checking out the post.

Thank you, Lori! Glad you like the sound of Midnight's Master!

Oh, Audrey, I love those wolves, too! And I'm so happy you enjoyed the Midnight books. :-)

Tamsyn said...

I love all kind of books as long as they are romance! But paranormal is my favourite! Tamsyn

Cynthia Eden said...

Hi, Barbara! Lately, I've really been enjoying a good blend of historical and paranormal romances. What a good combo!

Thank you, tetewa! I've always thought a woman couldn't go wrong with a good vamp. :-)

Hello, Jo Ann!! Thank you!

texasheartland said...

I have a darker side and prefer paranormal/fantasy over other works of fiction. Something about it just makes me sometimes wish it were true.


texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

... said...

I absolutely love paranormal and scifi/fantasy romance. I have been a huge fan forever. I am glad that the there are more and more stories available to read.

I am going to post this on my blog
marniecolette.blogspot.com. Most certainly will share on my fb - MarnieColette


thanks for the great contest.

Blodeuedd said...

I love my genres, but my true love, oh yes fantasy, I guess that is my true pleasure at heart. But I will always love historicals, and those nice sweet regency novels. Not to mention that after I recently discovered the paranormal genre, well let's say I am stuck here and loving it.

I hope you wont get any spam now, I was spammed some time ago, it was horrible

Randominities said...

I love darkly written books! This one seems really great! Thanks for the contest, I love to find new books/authors.

mmentor said...

sign me up

Patricia Altner said...

My reading pleasures include dark paranormal especially when vampires are involved; also science fiction that have an emphasis on science; and historicals with a medieval setting.

Midnight Master is on my TBR list

etirv said...

I enjoy historical romances the most... but now and then I like paranormal romances like Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series!
Count me in!
delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I currently enjoy dark urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Sex and violence - lol. Please enter me in this contest as well. I would love to add another author to my growing favorites!

THanks - Miranda

Cathy M said...

I love edgey contemporaries with a paranormal storyline. Dark and sexy heroes are my favorite.

angel28140 said...

Cynthia, you are a new-to-me author that I have to look further into. The book sounds GREAT!

The things I write tend to be a little darker so I love reading what other authors come up with to soothe, maybe even ease, the darkness inside them. :-)

-Lisa B.

Pam P said...

Congrats on the newest release, Cynthia!

Most of my reading now is historicals and paranormals, or any combo of them. I'll still mix in some other genres, and if it's about pyschics or time travel any genre will do. I do like those edgier darker stories, but also lighter, fun ones, all depends on my mood at the moment.

A. said...

I'm pretty greedy when it comes to reading, I'll read just about anything I can get my hands on and enjoy it! I really love period pieces, especially pieces about English tudor history, but I also like stories about the paranormal or supernatural. Have you read The Historian yet? That book is phenomenal. Thanks for the giveaway!

luckymegs1981 AT yahoo DOT com

Suzana said...

I love sci/fi, romance and paranormal, but I'm fine with any good book.

mverno said...

i like mysteries mverno@roadrunner.com

booklover1335 said...

What's my pleasure...any type of romance. I love love, so I will read paranormal, historical, contemporary...doesn't matter as long as it's a good story.

I just started the Midnight series, and Demons have become my new love. I would love to win Midnight's Master! Please count me in.

cldivineATyahooDOTcom

Cynthia Eden said...

Hi, everyone! Thanks for checking out my post. :-) I love reading about all the different reading preferences. Historicals, dark paranormals...ah, we all have our wicked pleasures!

cait045 said...

Count me in!!! Sounds great

cait045@comcast.net

Pat said...

I really like to read lots of different types of books, but I LOVE books about vamps, demonhunters, paranormal, etc. Vamps are sexy!

bridget3420 said...

I love anything paranormal.

bjhopper(at)me(dot)com

All This Silence... said...

I've had this strange fascination with vampires ever since I was a little girl. I have a list of over 400 books about vampires that I'm working on collecting. What I really love is discovering how many "types" of vampires there are, and each one is determined by the author. I mean, Laurell K. Hamilton's vamps are so different from J.R. Ward's, for example... WOOT!!!

sarah_bear_38@yahoo.com

bridget3420 said...

Blogged about giveaway

http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2009/07/713-book-giveaway-list.html

Cynthia Eden said...

Hi, everyone! Just wanted to check in again. :-)

And A.--I just got back from the bookstore, had to check out The Historian while I was there. You're right--it does look great.

Thank you all for sharing your reading loves with me.

donnas said...

I love anything paranormal but I do prefer contemporary over historical.

wanda flanagan said...

Please enter me I love paranormal romance I admit Im totally adicted .
Posted link on blog page
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and on myspace
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Carol EL said...

I have two reading pleasures,scary and mysteries,and I read lots of both. jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol EL said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

read almost anything- seriously- i get bored and move from one to another catagory so it stays fresh
mrs.mommyyatgmaildotcom


count me in

Everyone have a great week!

clynsg said...

I read a wide variety of genres, but usually gravitate to alternate reality, science fiction and historical fiction. So this would fit on my TBR pile.

clynsg at yahoo.com

pams00 said...

Midnight's Master looks awesome, congrats on its release!

I enjoy the darker edgy stuff as well as the lighter side. I read all heat levels and genres in romance, though I do seem to be reading more paranormals these days.

I live in Alabama too btw about 1hr 1/2 from Mobile :)! Do you have any signings in the area?

I posted to my facebook btw:
http://www.facebook.com/pams00

Pam S
pams00@aol.com

Llehn said...

I'm a urban fantasy girl!

Sunnyvale said...

My reading is eclectic, right now I'm "reading light" a celebrity bio

elnice said...

I love all types of paranormals, YA or adult. I like them to be in a series though. Stand alones are ok, but I love the character development that takes place in multiple books.

Pam P said...

Shared with friends at Facebook:
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I love the dark paranormal romances-no girl meets boy for me! When a romance has conflict, I want CONFLICT! Thanks!

drala625 said...

I like historicals that involve time travel. I also love romantic ghost stories.

drala625 said...

twittered http://twitter.com/drala625/status/2645620740

LighthouseSandy said...

I like a little bit of everything. Historicals and paranormals are my faves, but I also like romantic suspense now and again, and any of the darker paranormals are always fun, vamps, demons and the like.

ILuvOceanBreezes at gmail dot com

SusiSunshine said...

Hey, I love this series. I would love to win a signed copy. I twittered about the contest here: http://twitter.com/Susi_Sunshine/status/2649411083

I love books about the dark site or in general paranormals. I also enjoy contemporary books. I think the important thing for me is a witty, sexy and adorable alpha male.

Deedles said...

I love a good paranormal book.
djeanq(at)gmail(dot)com

Tynga said...

Posted about the giveaway on my blog =)
Count me in please!
http://tyngasreviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-giveaways.html

Kimberly Swan said...

I love a good (contemporary) paranormal romance or urban fantasy with a dark edge. I really do need to check out your Midnight trilogy. :)

fkmr54 said...

This books sounds like a great read!

mindy said...

sounds wonderful my all time favorites are true crime minsthins at optonline dot net

Huguette E. said...

I mostly like contemporary tales, a little on the darker side by times.

LC said...

Paranormal absolutely. Love vampires, werewolves, demons, anything dark, but especially vamps.

Maija P. said...

I like paranormal and historical romance the most. But I do tend to read erotic romance and urban fantasy too. Lately I have learned to like romantic suspense and contemporaries.

Miranda said...

looks like a great read

Smooshy said...

i love the dark side! vampires, demons, all that good stuff!

Tattooed Dork said...

I love fiction books with a dark side. If it doesn't catch my interest within the first 50 pages then I probably won't finish it.

gigitiger89 said...

I love all types of books but what i mostly get a pleasure out of books is when i read about the darkside,vampires,demons,paranormalcharacters. And right now Midnight's Master sounds like a book that i wouldn't be able to put down!!!I really hope i can win a copy!!!

gigitiger89@yahoo.com

kngmckellar said...

I love the darker side and like paranormal! Would love to read Midnight's Master! Sounds wonderful!!

kngmckellar@hotmail.com

ceimusic said...

Fantasy is my fav genre.
ceimusic@aol.com

Amy said...

Hard to choose but I think paranormal thrillers are my favourite

Belinda M said...

Please include me in your giveaway.

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Alicia said...

I like blood & guts.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

flchen1 said...

Hi, Cynthia! I started out reading purely contemporaries but in the last couple years have really branched out... My gigantic TBR now includes a little of just about everything except maybe horror. :)

Congrats again on Midnight's Master

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Crazycat said...

I have always like historicals. I always like kids' books - they are low pressure! And I am pleased to discover a book blog.

djgroz said...

Love Mysteries. Especially with female detectives or lawyers.

Tynga said...

In my previous post I forgot to mention my reading pleasure =P
I love urban fantasy, young adult fantasy.
Richelle Mead is my favorite =)

Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

darkfyre1(at)gmail(dot)com

Leslie said...

Love paranormal, mysteries and Humor.

Jenny said...

I like darker fiction -- dark romance, horror, dark fantasy. I think my favorite genre is 19th and early 20th century horror. You can learn a great deal about a time/people by seeing what frightens them. Some fears seem universal (the dead, dark). Others are weirdly time bound. I remember reading one tale that absolutely baffled me. The protagonist wandered into the woods and met a beautiful young woman who seduced him. And... that was it. The "reveal" at the end was that she was a member of a witch "cult". There was no hint that she was malign or meant him harm. She was just odd. I puzzled over that one a lot, trying to figure out why the author thought such a woman/"cult" would be frightening.

CherylS22 said...

My reading pleasure is a good historical with romance & suspense.

Thanks for the giveaway ~
megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Gabriel J. said...

Great read, great contest!

Marianna said...

My reading guilty pleasure is all the vampire books that are so hot nowadays!

startrek said...

I would like to read this book.
george ferris
littlegeorgie56@yahoo.com

Misusedinnocence said...

I love books with a historic flair.

misusedinnocence@aol.com

ktgonyea said...

Count me in please :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

susan1215 said...

I like to read nonfiction

CinemaSista said...

My reading pleasure is historical fiction, romance, suspense, fantasy, paranormal, enything period piece. Roll it all together, I love it! lol

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CinemaSista said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/CinemaSista/status/2714044728

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binabug said...

http://twitter.com/PANASYNCOLTEN/status/2714500160 right now I am reading Worst Nightmare by Shane Briant and its the type that is scary but I also can't put it down

Kytaira said...

I love a variety of books. Generally only romances.

Historicals but usually historical Europe (Mainly England)during the Regency, Victorian, Georgian ect eras.

I love a wide variety of paranormals. Shifters, vamps, other worlds, magic, just about any paranormal.

I love hot hot books. And for erotic romances I will read any type. Contemporary, historical, paranormal etc. Just as long as there is a HEA or at least a HFN.

I also love my Harlequin Presents. Occasionally I'll read another series line like the Supers but not often.

I'm a follower.

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purplepassion126 said...

I usually like to read historical fiction and memoirs.

Heather B. said...

I thought I had stopped by already but I guess I missed it.

I love Cynthia's books and can't wait to get the new one. (I know I'm behind).

I prefer paranormals and urban fantasy/fiction the most but I also like erotica and paranormal erotica too. Sometimes I just like a good old Harlequin romance, it just depends on my mood.

SiNn said...

welcome Cynthia ! your work rocks btw and honestly for me i love all generas if its a great read i love it i lean more towards paranormal and the dark and brooding stuff lovey dovey girly stuff is ok too when the mood strikes just like erotic all has its time and place for me

erma said...

My favorite genres are horror and sci-fi.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

mom2anutball said...

I like anything scary, I love vampire books! Thanks for the chance! hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

kcatlin said...

I like reading mysteries.

Amy said...

Thanks for the contest! My favorite are vampire/shapeshifter with suspense,drama,romance and humor all rolled into one. Not into the historical or futuristic as much but I am learning to give all a try.

plhill2000 said...

I'd love to win this book.

robinsonbike said...

Looks like a nice read

SandyM204 said...

Please enter me in the contest. Sounds like a fun read.

demmi said...

my reading pleasure is the dark side con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Danielle said...

I love any book about that can keep my intrest. I read mostly paranormal, vampires, anything that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Thanks for the contest.

danielleaucoin@yahoo.com

Amberkatze said...

Contest is closed!

Winner announced here -

http://amberkatze.blogspot.com/2009/07/cynthia-eden-contest-winner.html

Betty C said...

I read just about anything I can get my hands on. My first choice is usually mystery/suspense and I love reading about anyone with unusual abilities whether it be ESP, clairvoyance, witches etc. so werewolves are right up my alley.

Heather said...

I have to admit, I will read anything and everything Pride and Prejudice. I laughed when I saw the latest book (that added zombies), but of COURSE I will read it. Thanks!

Ed said...

Happy Summer!

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mrstrooper said...

I like all types of books except Sci-Fi and Stephen King.

lilyk said...

I pretty like to read anything and everything.

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
I enjoy the darker books. Horror and suspense and dark urban fantasy. Especially with a twist like Twilight Zone.
I also enjoy urban fantasy.
Also some historical fiction like Diana Gabaldon & Lady Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond series.
And S.F. of course.
Also Y.A. is very good.
And classics of literature.
And poetry.
:)
Love from Canada
xoxo
twitter.com/RKCharron

Maja said...

i like thrillers and historical

Heather said...

My reading pleasure is horror or a great ghost story. I also love true crime.