So I hope you all enjoy the interview about her upcoming release 'Never Cry Wolf' and also enjoy finding out what new series Cynthia is working on! I am excited about that one!
Oh and make sure you enter the contest. Cynthia is giving away two copies of 'Never Cry Wolf' to two lucky entrants! Make sure you answer the question so your entry counts!
Cynthia – Hi, Amber! Thanks so much for having me back at your blog! And thanks for asking about Never Cry Wolf. I’m really excited about this story. Lucas Simone, the hero of this book, is the alpha of the LA wolf pack. He’s a shifter used to being in total control, but when he meets Sarah King, his precious control begins to unravel.
Lucas first appeared as a secondary character in my book, Immortal Danger. I received a lot of email about Lucas, so I decided this wolf shifter (with a pretty dark side) should get his own book.
Cynthia – Yes, Never Cry Wolf does take place in the same world (though the book can totally be read as a standalone). None of the characters from the Midnight books appear, but some of the characters who appeared in Immortal Danger (a certain dragon shifter and a vampire) do appear in Never Cry Wolf.
Amber - With so many books written and published, is there any you would like to go back to? Re-write them? Write a sequel? Any characters you really want to write about again or kill off?
Cynthia – Those are awesome questions. Yes! I’d love to follow-up with some of my characters and see what happens to them. Hmmm…let me try to narrow it down. The one that I would probably want to write about the most is my copy, Antonio (Tony) from the Night Watch books. He was human when we left him last, and I just keep wondering…will he stay that way?
Amber - What are you working on at the moment? What new releases can we expect in the next year?
I recently received the blurb for Angel of Darkness:
As an angel of death, Keenan’s job is to collect the souls on his list. He’s carried out his duty for two thousand years and never faltered once. Until he meets Nicole St. James. When the moment of death comes, Keenan hesitates, and instead of taking Nicole, Keenan touches the vampire who’s attacking her.
Cast out of heaven for disobedience, Keenan plummets to earth. Six months later, he finally manages to track Nicole to a bar in Mexico. He’s stunned to discover that the woman he remembers has undergone a dramatic change—she’s become a vampire. And when he realizes that she’s the target of all manner of enemies—other vampires, demons, even shifters—he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her, even if all hell breaks loose…
Amber - Is there a paranormal creature you just don't like, and would never use in your books?
Amber - What paranormal creatures are you dying to fit into a story but you haven't managed to fit in yet?
Cynthia – Genies! I would love to write a story about a very wicked male genie who makes wishes into nightmares. Don’t know if that will ever happen, but I do enjoy a bad magical guy.
Amber - A lot of authors are writing now in both adult and YA genres. Have you considered writing a YA book?
Cynthia – I have! I wrote a YA werewolf story that is with my agent right now. Will it be right for the market? I don’t know, but I really wanted to give the story a try and see what would happen. I have read so many wonderful YA stories—those tales are addictive!
Cynthia – I’ve got an extremely active imagination. Growing up, I was always spinning stories and inventing tales, so becoming a writer just seemed natural for me. Christopher Pike was one of my early influences. I loved his YA tales—horror, but with an edge of romance. A great blend for me.
Amber - Is there any genre you have not tried to write that you would like to?
Cynthia – One day, I would like to try my hand at straight horror. I’m a horror movie addict (on Saturday nights, you can find me watching the scary movie marathon on the SyFy channel), and I’ve always wanted to try to pen a super scary tale.
Amber - Would you ever be able to write a book together with another author? If yes, which author would you like to work with and why?
Cynthia – I think it would be fun to collaborate with another author. Perhaps I could write the hero’s POV and she could write the heroine’s? Some of my friends and I have actually talked about this before (those friends are Manda Collins and Katie Reus—Manda has a sexy historical set to debut with St. Martin’s next year, and Katie will be writing hot paranormals with NAL). When we get together for dinner and drinks, we toss out story ideas. Who knows? Maybe I will write with one of them one day!
Cynthia – Sadly, I am very behind on my reading. My Kindle is full of books, just waiting for me. I plan to dive into those books ASAP! As for watching, I have just recently started viewing Smallville. I’ve got the DVDs, and I’m working my way through the shows. I’ve always loved Superman, even a younger Superman! :)
Amber - What's your favorite paranormal movie of all time?
Cynthia - Oh, this is hard! I think I’d have to go with…Hellboy.
Amber - And to finish, If you could be any famous person, alive or dead, who would you be? and why?
Cynthia – I would want to be Elvis Presley. For one night—just one—I’d want to sing on stage and live the life of a King.
Amber - Thanks for visiting Amberkatze's Book Blog again!
Cynthia - Thank you, Amber! I appreciate you taking the time to interview me!
Cynthia is giving away 2 copies of NEVER CRY WOLF to two lucky winners!
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