Now Cynthia has another new release out! I'll Be Slaying You officially goes on Sale on Tuesday and it is another super hot and exciting read.
So read the interview and find out more about Cynthia's newest release and then enter the contest and you may win a copy! Oh and make sure you enter the monthly giveaway for another chance to win a copy of I'll Be Slaying You.
Amber - Welcome back to Amberkatze's Book Blog! It is always great to have you here as a guest! Maybe you start things off by telling us a little about your new release, I'll Be Slaying You?
Cynthia – Thank you so much for inviting me back, Amber! :)
I’LL BE SLAYING YOU is the second book in my paranormal Night Watch series. It focuses on Sandra Dee Daniels (Dee), a woman who spends her nights hunting vampires…until she becomes the one who is hunted.
Amber - Does 'I'll Be Slaying You' play in the same world as your previous books? Will fans recognise some of the characters?
Cynthia – Yes, fans will definitely see some familiar characters. The other Night Watch hunters (Jude, Zane, and Jason Pak) who appeared in ETERNAL HUNTER are also back to help out in this story.
Amber - How did you come up with the ideas for your books? Are you already planning the next one as you are writing one? Or do you finish one and then see where the next fits in?
Cynthia – The whole Night Watch series started with one sentence for me. “Sometimes it takes a monster to catch a killer.” I wanted bounty hunters who were, well, a bit more than men. They’re monsters—shifters, demons—but they are the good guys. Well, semi-good. For the Night Watch books, I had basic ideas for the three primary stories from the beginning. So it was all about building the details to link the books.
Amber - How do you decide what to throw at your characters? The plot? Do you brainstorm? or just got with the flow?
Cynthia – I plot, I brainstorm, and I go with the flow. Depending on the book, I do different things. For I’LL BE SLAYING YOU, I just let Dee and Simon take me wherever they wanted to go—and I had a fabulous time with them.
Amber - I have certainly enjoyed all of your books so far. Can we expect more played in the paranormal world you have created? Are you working on any other projects?
Cynthia – I actually recently turned in a fallen angel story to my lovely editor at Kensington. My hero in this book is a fallen angel of death, and the heroine is a vampire. If my hero wants redemption (and his wings back), then he just has to do one thing…kill the heroine.
Amber - Don't you find it hard to write the steamy scenes? Do you have inspiration for the romance side of the books?
Cynthia – The steamy scenes are the hardest to write! I’ve heard some people say that they think those scenes must be easy for writers—they’re not! It’s often a challenge to balance the emotion with the physical aspects of a sensual scene. But I like challenges, so I’m all about finding new ways to bring my characters, um, together.
Amber - What kind of research have you done for your books? Anything interesting or is the research boring?
Cynthia – Oh, the research is always fun. I learn about vamps, ghost hunters, criminal psychology…I think the most interesting research that I have done has been on bounty hunters. Bounty hunters actually have a LOT of power out there.
Amber - How do you pick the names for your characters? Do they have any special meanings?
Cynthia – I usually research the meaning of a name before I give it to a character; however, with “Sandra Dee Daniels”—I just woke up one day and knew that had to be her name. It was a fun name that I knew she would probably hate, so I had to go with it.
Amber - Did you always wanted to be an author? Why did you pick the Paranormal genre?
Cynthia – Yes, always. When I was a kid, I wrote fairy tales and now, I like to think I just write grown-up fairy tales. I love writing in the paranormal genre because it allows me such incredible freedom. Anything can happen in a paranormal story (and it usually does!).
Amber - Lots of authors have 'soundtracks' for their books. Is there any music influenced your books?
Cynthia – I don’t have an entire soundtrack, but for Dee, I think her theme song must be “Bodies” by Drowning Pool (Let the bodies hit the floor…) because she is totally kick-ass. And, yes, as I wrote the action scenes, I did find myself humming that song—and it’s an odd song to hum.
Amber - What books do you enjoy reading? Do you have any favourite authors/series?
Cynthia – So many favorites! I love reading all romance sub-genres, though paranormals are my faves. Some of my top authors include Jayne Ann Krentz, Christine Feehan, Larissa Ione, Angela Knight, Kresley Cole, Shannon McKenna…oh, I have way too many to list.
Amber - If you could be any paranormal creature, what would you be and why?
Cynthia – Tough question. I will pick a vampire. Being young and living forever—how could I refuse?
Amber - Thank you so much for being a guest again! I hope you will come back for more ;)
Cynthia — Thank you, Amber!! I loved answering your questions!
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