I am so excited to be celebrating Halloween at the Haven! Talk about a fun time. ;)
At Halloween, I love to watch long, scary movie marathons, I love to bake wicked treats, and, of course, I love to tell ghost stories. Those stories that give you a shiver and make you tense up when you hear the scratch of a branch against your window. The stories that keep you awake as you wonder…what if?
Do you remember the old story about the man with the hook? He snuck up on the couple who were making out in the woods, but—luckily for them—they drove away before he could attack. They drove away, and when the boy walked around his car later that night, he found a bloody hook hanging onto it.
Or maybe…do you remember the story about the young man who picked up a beautiful hitch-hiker one dark and lonely night? The girl only wanted to get home, but when our good Samaritan arrived at the girl’s house, the hitch-hiker vanished. It seemed the poor girl had died years ago, and but her ghost was still trying to get back home.
When you’re sitting in a dark room or you’re out in the dark woods, these stories can send shivers down your spine. Or at least, they made me shiver over the years.
It’s because of those shivers that I now write paranormal romances. I think I became addicted to the monsters in the night at a very early age. Only, I didn’t want my monsters to be the bad guys. I wanted to make those monsters into heroes and heroines—and that’s exactly what I did. Now my werewolves and my fallen angels are the ones that readers can root for in my tales. Okay, they can cheer for these characters and—yes, I’ll confess—maybe they can fear them a bit, too.
After all, what’s a good tale without a little fear?
I’d love to know your favorite scary story or scary movie. What is a must-see flick for you during Halloween? What tales make you shiver? I’ve got two prizes to giveaway—one is a $15 Amazon.com gift card, and the second prize is a copy of my December release, ANGEL IN CHAINS. Here’s the blurb for ANGEL IN CHAINS (so you’ll know what you might win!):
As a fallen Angel of Death, Azrael is cursed to walk the earth alone in search of redemption. One night, as he wanders the streets of New Orleans, he discovers a woman surrounded by panther shifters. No longer able to contain the anger simmering within, Az summons his dark powers and attacks, determined to protect this innocent human from certain death.
Only Jade Pierce is no delicate flower. She’s spent years learning to survive and fight the evil forces sent by her ex-lover who refuses to let her go. But after seeing Az in action, she figures she could use a little supernatural help. And so she plans a course of seduction guaranteed to arouse his interest and his angelic passions…
Cynthia Eden is a national best-selling author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense novels. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and her novel, DEADLY FEAR, was named a RITA® finalist for best romantic suspense. Cynthia’s publishers include Kensington Brava, Harlequin Intrigue, Grand Central Publishing, Avon Red, and ImaJinn Books. Foreign rights to Cynthia’s books have been sold to Greece, Japan, Thailand, Germany, and Brazil.
Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology and Communication. She’s worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and an editor. Since she began writing full-time in 2006, she has contracted over twenty novels and ten novellas.
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As Cynthia said above, she's giving away a $15 Amazon gift card and a copy of release, Angel In Chains. There will be two winners picked for this giveaway. Open internationally. Read event rules and guidelines before entering.
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