I'm happy to say today we have red-hot author Cynthia Eden with us, talking about her upcoming novellas!
NN: Thanks for being a guest here at Fierce Romance, Cynthia! Please tell us about "New Year's Bites" in A RED HOT NEW YEAR which was released a few days ago.
CE: Sure, thanks for asking! New Year’s Bites is an erotic paranormal novella about, well, here’s the blurb:
While on her way to a New Year’s Eve party, Anna Summers is attacked and bitten by a large, wolf-like creature. She is saved by sexy security expert, Jon York. But Jon isn’t quite who he seems to be, and Anna… well, she’s starting to change. The quiet, good-girl she’d been before the bite disappears, and a wild, sensual, almost… animalistic woman takes her place. The hot lust that burns through her body every moment she’s around Jon soon flares out of control. Filled with new strength and passion, Anna begins to think she may be starting the best year of her life. Yet in the shadows, someone is stalking her—waiting for another sweet bite. For Anna, the New Year that began with a blaze of passion may burn out with the dangerous rise of the moon.
NN: Sounds hot! I love wolf shifters! Do you have a review you could share with us?
CE: Yes, Cherokee of Coffee Time Romance reviewed the book—actually she was the first person to give me a review. Here are a few lines from her review: "Cynthia Eden creates an intriguing read full of hot, steamy passion that brings out more than the animal. Anna and Jon inflame the pages while staying one step ahead of the obstacles that continue to get in their way. This story takes a bite and does not let go." The complete review may be read at: Coffee Time Romance
NN: You also have a Red Sage novella which will be out at the end of December. Please tell us about "Caged Wolf" in SECRETS, VOLUME 21: PRIMAL HEAT.
CE: “Caged Wolf” is the last installment in my Call of the Wolf trilogy for Red Sage, and this is the blurb for that story:
Alerac La Morte has been drugged, kidnapped, and taken to some hole in the wall far from civilization. To make matters worse, Alerac realizes that his captor, Madison Langley, is actually…his destined mate. Madison hates his kind–she blames Weres for the death of her father, and she wants vengeance. But when captor is turned captive, will Alerac be able to convince her that he’s not the monster she thinks, that wolves are true, and when they mate…it’s forever?
A real quick note… The first story in my Call of the Wolf trilogy was “Bite of the Wolf,” and it appeared in SECRETS, VOLUME 15. The second tale, “The Wolf’s Mate,” was published in SECRETS, VOLUME 18: DARK PASSIONS.
NN: Lots of wolf stories! I see I have a lot of reading to catch up on. How were you first inspired or motivated to write werewolf stories and what do you love most about writing them?
CE: I’ve always loved the werewolf legend—I particularly like the idea that there are men and women out there who have more than a bit of the beast within them. When I write about werewolves, I love being able to push physical, mental, and emotional limits with them—they are supernatural creatures, so anything is possible with them.
NN: What was the most important thing you learned (the thing that made all the difference) just before you made your first sale?
CE: I learned to persevere. Rejections happen to everyone, they are just a fact of the writing life. You have to develop a very thick skin in this industry if you want to be successful.
NN: So true! Do you have any advice for unpublished authors?
CE: Yes, read, a lot! Study your genre. Write from your heart. And do NOT let rejections get you down. Keep trying—keep honing your craft—and don’t ever give up.
NN: Great advice. What's next for you?
CE: In May of 2008, my first Kensington Brava novel will hit store shelves. I am very excited about the release of HOTTER AFTER MIDNIGHT (my tale about a psychiatrist who only treats paranormal patients and the wolf shifter that steals her heart).
I’ve actually just started work on a new paranormal novel—and by just started, I mean I’m on page 10! :-) But I sure do hope to get some fast and frantic writing done before the new year arrives.
NN: I hope you do too. Good luck with that new story! And I look forward to your Brava novel too. Thanks again for being here with us!
CE: Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me! I had a great time answering your questions.
NN: Please visit Cynthia's site here Cynthia Eden. A question for you readers, if you're a fan of werewolf or wolf shape-shifters, what do you love most about them?