Please help me welcome author Cynthia Eden to the blog today 🙂 Cynthia has agreed to let me interview her and I think you’ll enjoy getting to know her better. Afterward, check out her latest release BROKEN.
At the end of the post don’t forget to enter Cynthia’s giveaway 🙂
I’m a woman who is way too addicted to romance novels, chocolate, and horror movies. I’m happiest when I have my nose buried in a book. And I know far too much about how to dispose of a body.
If we opened your refrigerator right now, what would we find?
Pizza, chocolate milk, and grapes.
What makes you love a book?
The characters! Characters always make or break a book for me. When I fall for the characters, I am hooked!
What character in your book did you have the most fun writing and why?
I loved writing Eve. Because she couldn’t remember her past, she was a blank slate, and it was fun to imagine every experience as a new event for her. Eve couldn’t remember her first kiss. She couldn’t remember her first heartbreak. So she was able to experience all of those firsts…all over again.
What inspired you to write Broken : Lost #1?
On TV, we are often told how vital the first 48 hours are in a missing person’s case. But what happens after those 48 hours? Are families supposed to give up hope? I created the Last Option Search Team (LOST) so that my agents could work on those cold cases—so they could keep trying to find the missing and never give up hope.
Where is your favorite place to write?
I love writing in my office—with the door shut and all distractions totally eliminated.
Let’s play lucky 7…pick 7 words that describe your book.
Hot. Sexy. Scary. Intense. Romantic. Thrilling. Dangerous.
What do you love most about your hero?
I love that my hero (Gabe) is a protector—he is ready and willing to do anything to protect Eve.
And your heroine?
And as for Eve…I love her determination. No matter what obstacles are placed in her path, she never gives up!
As a writer I love choosing my characters names. Tell us how you chose the names for your heroine and hero?
Since my heroine can’t remember her past, she needed a name. She didn’t want to be Jane Doe…so she went with Eve. She thought it had a better ring. 😉 As for my hero, I think that the name Gabe is incredibly sexy and tough—a perfect name to match my hero!
What is the first sentence in your book?
She could smell the ocean and hear the pounding of the surf.
Now the last?
How does your typical writing day play out?
I usually spend 6 hours a day writing (I do LOTS of #1k1hr events on Twitter), and I do 1-2 hour of PR work (Facebook/ads/etc.).
Care to give us a sneak peek into what you are working on now?
I’m working on another book for the LOST agents! There are more cases to solve—and more missing people who need to be brought home.
Thanks so much for interviewing me! It was a pleasure!
Lost # 1
By: Cynthia Eden
Releasing March 31st, 2015
The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s sizzling LOST series introduces the Last Option Search Team, an elite unit that must protect the only surviving victim of a serial killer.
Ex-SEAL and LOST founder Gabe Spencer is accustomed to the unusual in his job. But when knockout Eve Gray steps into his office, he’s rattled. For the mysterious woman is a dead ringer for the heiress thought to be the latest prey of the serial killer who goes by the name Lady Killer.
When Eve awoke in an Atlanta hospital, her past was a blank slate. Then she recognized her own face in the newspaper and vowed to learn the truth. Determined to confront the nightmares hidden in her mind, she never expects to find a partner in Gabe.
As Gabe and Eve work together, their explosive attraction becomes irresistible. Gabe knows that his desire for Eve is growing too strong, bordering on a dangerous obsession, but nothing pulls him away from her. And when another Eve lookalike disappears, Gabe vows to protect Eve at all costs. While Eve may have forgotten the killer in her past, it’s clear he hasn’t forgotten her.
“Do you think I’m a con artist or a victim?”
“I think you’re a woman who has been hurt.” No denying that. “One of my team members, Wade Monroe, is contacting the Montgomery family. We’ll get DNA from them and find out—”
“When will we know?”
It would take a few days, even with the strings that he could pull. “As soon as possible,” he said, not wanting to give her a specific timetable.
“Thank you.” Then, just like that, she was across the car, giving him a tight hug. “Thank you.”
His arms wrapped around her, an instinctive response. She smelled faintly of flowers, a sweet scent that teased his nose, and her body was soft against his.
She tried to pull away, as if realizing what she’d just done.
For an instant he was tempted to hold her, to keep her close.
She’s a client. Focus.
He let her go, but his body ached.
Yes, she should. While he was still clutching tight to his control. The control that said he shouldn’t push her. Shouldn’t want her so much. Not when she’d already been hurt so badly.
Her fingers reached for the door.
“Let me,” he said, voice rumbling, and Gabe climbed from the Jag. In seconds he was on the passenger side, opening her door for her. She rose, and her body brushed against his.
He stepped back. Distance. He seriously needed to put some distance between then. But even with some fast steps back, he could still smell that light and sexy scent that clung to her body. And he still wanted her.
“Your shrink asked me a lot of questions about you,” Eve told him as she stood temptingly close.
Gabe inclined his head. “I’m sure—”
“I think she wanted to know why I respond so much to you.”
Oh, hell, she’d just said … He cleared his throat even as part of his body surged in quick response to her. “It’s a tense situation, you’re—”
“You don’t look at me as if I’m a victim.”
He stopped talking.
“I mean, you know what I am, but you still look at me and seem to just see me … as a woman.”
“Others see you the same way.” Doc Tyler sure did. Bastard.
“It’s different with you,” she murmured as she stepped even closer to him. Her head had tilted back so she could look into his eyes. “I don’t know what I’ve felt for other men before.”
Why did the idea of others have his body knotting with tension?
“But I know that when I see you, I want.” A hushed confession. “I just … I needed to tell you that.”
And he needed to make his self-control a hell of a lot stronger. Her lips were just inches from his, and he wanted her mouth beneath his. Wanted her lips open. Needed to taste her.
“You’re the first man I’ve wanted since I opened my eyes in that hospital.”
He could actually feel his control splintering. Client. Cli—
Now her gaze had fallen, as if in embarrassment. Had she really just asked if she was his type? She was probably every damn man’s type.
“But you make me feel normal again, so I had to tell you—”
His fingers curved under her chin. “Eve …”
Her smile was a little too big. Too bright. “I don’t think I can handle anything else right now, I’m …” She pulled away. Stumbled onto the sidewalk. “I just wanted to tell you how I felt,” she told him again.
Then she walked into the shelter, her steps hurried. As if she were running.
He stared after her. She wanted him.
And she was so fucking beyond his reach.
Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/02/broken-lost-1-by-cynthia-eden.html
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/136350-lost
Award-winning author CYNTHIA EDEN writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas. Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies include hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.