Tuesday, April 11, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Cynthia Eden After The Dark

I'm so happy to present NYT bestseller Cynthia Eden talking about her debut novel in her new Killer Instinct Series, After The Dark. See why Publisher's Weekly says "This tale could have been ripped from today’s newspaper headlines; it’s deeply disturbing and impressively believable.
After savoring the interview be sure and enter for a chance to win a copy for yourself sponsored by Cynthia's publisher, the one who makes the world go round, Harlequin.

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Killer Instinct #1
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 03-28-2017
Length: 416pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible

In this gripping new series by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden, a disgraced FBI profiler must save her reputation by stopping a sadistic killer she knows all too well
Former FBI agent Samantha Dark was one of the most respected profilers in the bureau, an expert on the twisted minds and dark hearts of the most depraved criminals. But when her own former lover turned out to be the serial killer she was hunting, Samantha's career was destroyed. Blamed for the FBI's failure on the complex case, Samantha left Washington, DC, for the quiet anonymity of Alabama.
Now an all-too-familiar killer is hunting once again. She can catch the cunning assassin, but that means putting her trust in her former partner, Blake Gamble. Ex-military, Blake is tough, protective, precise. With her entire life on the brink, she knows he wants her back in the FBI…and possibly more.
But someone else wants her, too. A threat is waiting in the dark, a killer who has set his sights on the ultimate trophy victim—Samantha.
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Read an excerpt courtesy Cynthia Eden:

“Jesus, Sam.” He dropped her hand. “Did I hurt you?”
Just seeing him hurt right then. She’d walked away from D.C. for a reason.  She sure hadn’t intended to be seeing Blake again anytime soon. Just looking into his eyes made her feel as if someone had ripped open her heart.
The way he’d stared at her…back in D.C. When he’d found her, half-naked, covered in blood… Samantha cleared her throat. “Why are you here?” she asked him again.
“Because I need you.”
Those words were rough. All rumbly. Her eyes raked over him. She didn’t think he meant that he needed her in a personal way. No, he had to mean—
“He’s back.”  A muscle flexed along Blake’s square jaw.  “He’s doing it again.”
For an instant, her heart stopped.  She couldn’t breathe, couldn’t move.  And then… “No!” A fierce denial. With that cry, her heart began to race in her chest. Her breath came in quick pants. Even though sweat covered her from the run, Samantha was suddenly freezing. “You’re wrong.”
“I wish that I was. Cameron Latham is hunting again. Playing his sick games. Doing his experiments.
Her chill grew worse.
“And I need you to help me stop him.”
She shook her head. “You came to the wrong woman. I’m not FBI any longer.” Like he’d need that reminder.
“You’re the right woman. You exactly the woman I need.”
Her body was so tense her muscles ached.
“No one knows Cameron Latham like you do.”
Her cheeks burned. Yes, she knew him intimately.
“You can stop him, Samantha. You can build a new profile on him. You were in his head before and I know you can get right back there again.”
She looked away from Blake and grabbed for the handle of her car door. She yanked it open—
“Unless you don’t want to stop him.”
Her shoulders stiffened.
“Bass still thinks you let Cameron walk. He doesn’t believe that you wanted to put your lover behind bars.”
“Ex-lover.”  How many times had she said that? She glanced up at him, knowing that a glare would be on her face. “As I’ve said before, Cameron and I hadn’t been involved that way in a long time.” She climbed into the car. Her hands fisted around the steering wheel.
“Why not?”
His question was so low that she barely heard it.
And since she was already walking on the tight-rope of a whole give-him-hell attitude, she offered her former partner a grim smile. Why not? “Because of you, of course.  I met you and didn’t want to be with anyone else.”
His shock was plain to see.
Before he could ask any other questions—questions she didn’t want to answer—Samantha yanked the car door closed. She started the vehicle and headed out of the lot, leaving Blake behind.
She didn’t start shaking until she was nearly home, but then the trembles came, rocking her whole body.  He’s doing it again. She hoped that Blake was wrong. He had to be wrong.
Because if Cameron was hunting again, it would only be a matter of time before he came after her.

Cynthia Hi! Welcome to The Reading Frenzy.
Grab a seat get comfortable and tell my readers and me a bit about your new novel After the Dark.
Thank you so much for interviewing me—it’s a pleasure to be here!  AFTER THE DARK is a sexy and intense romantic suspense.  My heroine is an ex FBI Agent who made the mistake of trusting the wrong man…her former lover turned out to be one of the serial killers that she hunted.   

This is the debut novel to your new Killer Instinct series.
Are there a set number of books in this series?

I’ve written three books for this series: AFTER THE DARK, BEFORE THE DAWN, and INTO THE NIGHT.

How will they be connected?
All of the characters in these books have intimate connections to serial killers—those killers can be their friends, their former lovers, or even their family members.  It is these connections that help the characters to better understand the motivations of killers—and to better hunt them.

I noticed right away that this book will be available on audible. I personally love audible editions, but my enjoyment depends a lot on the narrator.
Tell us about the narrator for this read.

I love audible editions, too! I became addicted a few years ago during one very long road trip—and I’ve been obsessed since then.  The narrator for this story is the awesome Summer Morton. She does a fabulous job of presenting the characters. I love the style that she uses with the story. 

Do you have any participation in the choosing the narrator?
I did—my editor sent me three different narrator samples, and I was able to pick the one that I felt would do the best job with the story—Summer was my instant pick of the three.

Cynthia this bio is impressive for only having started writing full time in 2005 “She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller.  Cynthia is also a three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over eighty novels and novellas.”
Take us back to when your first novel sold and tell us what happened please.

When my first novel sold, I was working full-time as a history teacher (for middle school students). I loved teaching, but writing always called to me. I’d write on the weekends, late at night, early in the morning—any time that I could. When I get the call about my first book, I was so excited because I finally knew—this can happen! I can follow my dream. I’d been in love with romance novels since I was 12 years old, so having the opportunity to pursue this career-path was life-changing for me.

Ah we were born under the same sign, I’m also a Gemini.
Do you rely on astrology in your daily life, if not why mention it?

Always fun to meet a fellow Gemini! I’ve been intrigued by astrology for a while. In addition to my romantic suspense novels, I also write paranormal romances…so I surround myself with research books on a wide variety of topics…astrology, crystals, forensics, crime scene investigation, weaponry—all of these areas interest me, so I try to learn as much about them as I possibly can. I’ve found that many of the Gemini “characteristics” really match up with my personality.  In particular, the Gemini dislikes of being alone and confined—oh, yes, that’s me!

Cynthia we know what you like to write and that you like to read romance novels.
Tell us the last novel that you couldn’t put down.

I am a huge Rebecca Zanetti fan—and the last book I read was Justice Ascending. Gritty and emotional, it had me flying through the pages!

It seems you are particular to writing series, as a reader I love reading series especially when I’m not ready to say goodbye to a particular setting, character, family etc…
Why as an author are they special?

A series is special for me because it allows me to explore a “world” in a deeper sense. I get to share more about the characters—it’s always fun to follow-up with secondary characters from one book and make those individuals the “lead” in the next story.  And a series is interesting because you get to see the plots evolve and piece back together through the different books. Lots of twists and turns can be put into a series! 

Cynthia thanks so much for answering these question. Good luck with the new novel and series.
Will you be anywhere fans can connect with you in the near future?

Thanks so much! It has been a pleasure!

This summer, I will be attending the RWA National Conference in Orlando, and I’d love to meet up with fans there! The conference is from July 26th until July 29th

Killer Instinct Series
out now                                                
   Book .5                           available in July

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Meet Cynthia:
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 three-time finalist for the prestigious RITA® award . Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over eighty novels and novellas.
Cynthia is a “hybrid” author. She has published extensively with New York (her New York publishers include Avon, Kensington, Grand Central, and Harlequin), and she has also enjoyed success in her indie writing career.
Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.
You can find Cynthia chatting daily on Twitter or on her Facebook page.

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  1. That's awesome that the authors do have a say in narrators to an extent. Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. A talented author and great post.

  3. I've enjoyed several of her books already both paranormal and suspense. Love the looks of this new series and yes, love they are on audio too.

    Thanks for the engaging interview, ladies!

  4. Very excited about the audio and will add to my list!

  5. Love your interview. Pity, I can't take part in the giveaway.

  6. Oh this sounds very promising, going to look up the audio version. Which I have just done and added to my wish list at Audible.

  7. I've heard so many good things about her books. I definitely need to dive in!