GUEST BLOGGER___CYNTHIA EDEN~~ADDICTION TO HEROES~~~ TWISTED….with #EXCERPT, #Giveaway and #Review..

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Hi, everyone! It is such a pleasure to be at My Book Addiction and More. (Thanks for having me!) Today, I thought I’d talk about one of my big addictions…
Heroes.
I love romance heroes. They’re strong. They’re fierce. They will do anything in order to protect the women that they love. In a word, they’re awesome.
Crafting heroes is so much fun for me. Sometimes, I have dark and dangerous heroes—heroes who’ve got pasts that have left them scarred. Sometimes, I write stories about tough, alpha males. Guys with military backgrounds who seem to live for the high of adrenaline.
In my latest book, TWISTED, my hero Dean Bannon is an ex-FBI agent. He’s a by-the-book guy, but that’s just what you see on the surface. Once the heroine begins to break his control, she sees the real man inside.
A man who is dark.
A man who is dangerous.
A man who will do anything to get what he wants.
And, above all, what he wants…is her.
He’s not the “good” guy hero; instead, he’s a man with secrets. And secrets, oh, but I think they can be ever so much fun.

Do you have a favorite hero type? And just why do you enjoy him? Please share your responses with me! 😉

Best,
Cynthia Eden
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TWISTED – Available 4/28/15

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Twisted
Lost # 2
By: Cynthia Eden
Releasing April 28th, 2015
Avon

TWISTED

Blurb
In the second seductive Lost novel from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden, an obsessed Last Option Search Team agent goes looking for trouble—and finds her in the Big Easy.

Dean Bannon comes to New Orleans for one reason only: to track down a missing sixteen-year-old girl. That’s before he meets the drop-dead gorgeous con artist who makes him want to lose his legendary control.

With her past, Emma Castille doesn’t claim to be psychic. She just notices things other people don’t. Like the fear in a runaway’s eyes-or the pain in an ex-FBI agent’s heart. Her chemistry with Dean is blistering, but Emma follows her passion . . . not someone else’s orders.

Then a madman breaks into Emma’s home and leaves a twisted message: “You’re next.” Now Dean refuses to let her out of his sight until he pries every last secret from her full, sexy lips. And suddenly Emma’s aching to give him everything he wants.

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Cynthia

Author Info
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.

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“You’re not psychic.”
Were they back to that?
She put her hands in her lap. Emma didn’t believe in making nervous gestures. She didn’t believe in giving away anything at all with her body language.
“What you are …” Ah, now he did smile. Her father would have called it a shit-eating grin. The more PC term was probably a Cheshire cat smile. Whatever the name, that smile annoyed her. “What you are, Ms. Castille … is a criminal. A fraud.”
Maybe she should grab her chest and dramatically gasp. She didn’t. “Wonderful for you,” Emma said. “You pulled up a background report one me.” She let her eyes widen a bit. “It’s amazing just what one can find if a person knows how to use a search engine.”
A furrow appeared between his eyes.
“How about I say what … you are?” Emma asked him. “A washed-up FBI agent who snapped on the job. You held your control tight every single day, but the bad guys—they just didn’t stop, did they? You hunted them, you stopped them, and more appeared. While you were fighting the system, they kept coming, and the bodies kept piling up onyour watch.”
He shot right back to his feet. The folding chair slammed down behind him.
“You and your father bilked desperate people,” he accused. “You told them you were psychic, that you could help find their missing children. And you—”
“We found them.” Two girls who’d vanished. They’d found them. “We just didn’t get to them in time.” And she would not go back to that place.
She motioned toward Manuel. He knew the signal meant he could take over her booth. There was no way, no way,that she was going to stay there with that prick while he slammed the most painful moments from her past in Emma’s face.
Manuel, pale, tattooed, with piercings in his lips and eyebrows, quickly claimed her spot.
Emma jumped to her feet. Muttered her thanks, and fled right past the guy she was starting to think of as Agent Jackass.
She pushed through the crowd. Wasn’t there always a crowd in Jackson Square? And that was why she loved the place. It was so easy to vanish in a crowd. To be anyone.
The crowd closed around her.
To be no one at all.
She hurried around the back of the cathedral. She knew the streets so well. Her home was close by. Emma would get inside and forget Agent Jackass.
I’m being followed.
Emma stilled at the intersection. A horse-drawn carriage rolled by her. Voices called out.
And he touched her.
Emma didn’t flinch. Didn’t scream. She looked down at the hand on her shoulder. “When a woman runs away from you, that means you need to stay the hell away from her.”
His hold tightened on her. “You and I aren’t done.”
She looked up at his face

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TWISTED

MY THOUGHTS:

TWISTED by Cynthia Eden is an example of an amazing Romantic Suspense series. #2 in the “Lost” series, but can be read as a stand lone. See, “Broken”.

Fast paced, action filled, heart pumping tale of danger,secrets, passion and romance. Smart, sexy, gut-wrenching, powerful and absolutely filled with heart-wrenching suspense. A powerful tale to be sure. I loved the way the Emma and Dean interacted, their passion for life, and for each other. Wait, while, passion is blooming, someone from Emma’s past knows her secrets is is out to make her “next”. Emma may be trouble, but Dean, intends to keep her safe. Well written with emotional characters and an intriguing storyline.

Another hit for Ms. Eden, who is an intense, compelling, complex author who writes from the heart, with realistic characters and a very intense storyline. Powerful and awe-consuming! A keeper and a must read for any fans of Romantic Suspense, Suspense, Mystery, and just plain looking for an awesome read!

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RATING: 5

HEAT RATING: HOT

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT~ JESSICA WILDE~

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Jessica Wilde
May 6 – 8

 

Our Time

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Jocelyn White’s only priority in life is her daughter, Olivia. As a single mother, with no family and the only friends she had now hours away, life isn’t easy. But the last several years taught her what is truly important and she plans on spending the time she has loving her little girl and keeping her safe and happy. She doesn’t plan on her new gorgeous, blue eyed neighbor turning out to be the one thing her and Olivia have been missing.

Andrew Carter has been waiting his whole life for a woman like Jocelyn. After his parents died years before, leaving him to care for his little sister, Madison, he spent years patiently waiting for a family of his own. When Jocelyn and Olivia completely steal his heart, he knows his patience has finally paid off and it’s time for his life to finally start.

What he doesn’t know is that Jocelyn is keeping something from him. Something she learned a few years ago.

Life is short and sometimes, time isn’t on your side.

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Every One of Me

 

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Five years ago, Tessa Marshall turned her back on everything she once knew. She left behind her friends and family hoping they would be better off without her in the way. Now, after being diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder and determined to set her life straight, she is going back. She doesn’t expect her best friend growing up, and the only man she has ever loved, to be waiting for her.

Charlie Mackenzie never knew the real reasons why Tessa left, but because of the promises he swore to keep, he feels responsible. He has spent the last five years staying distracted, and trying not to chase after her and drag her back to him. Now that she is finally back, he won’t allow her to push him away without knowing how he has felt about her all along. The only problem? He’s not just dealing with Tessa anymore.

The two of them must decide if their love is worth fighting for and Tess has to learn to just let go, because Charlie won’t let her go. He won’t let any one of her go

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Leverage (The Brannock Siblings #1)

 

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Adventure. That’s all Aislinn ‘Ash’ Brannock wanted in her life. Her dad and two brothers – all cops – got to see it all, but their over-protectiveness made her feel like she had been locked away in a tower with three fire breathing dragons watching her every move. Yes, it was that bad. The only silver lining? Lucas Shade. Her brothers’ best friend growing up, and apparently the only man she will ever love because let’s face it, none of the others even come close. After an unfortunate mistake lands her back in her father’s home, her world is turned upside down and Lucas is there in a tightly wrapped package of serious with a big red bow on top. Life just got interesting, but it comes with a price, one she never wanted to pay.

Detective Lucas Shade never had a real family, but the Brannocks took him in as one of their own and he never took it for granted. Ash was a big reason for why he stuck around, but in order to save himself the beating of a lifetime from her two older brothers, he kept his feelings for her hidden. When the case he has been working on for months takes a turn, Ash could become the leverage the bad guys have been waiting for, but keeping her invisible may destroy everything Lucas has worked so hard for. Good thing Ash is the only person he would give up everything to protect.

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Conned (The Brannock Siblings #2)

 

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Conall Brannock takes his job seriously. He doesn’t get attached, he doesn’t ask questions, and he protects his family at all costs. Nothing will change that. Not even the sweet, green eyed witness that just burst into his life and shifted his world. He has one job to do; protect Emily until she can testify. He can’t let his interest in her get in the way, but the more he finds out about her, the more he can’t help but wonder how the beautiful broken girl got into this mess in the first place. And the longer he takes to learn the truth, the deeper he falls for her.

Emily Dawson has a job to do. Stay off the grid, testify, and hopefully get her brother back. He’s all she has left of the family she struggled so hard to hold together and she would do anything to keep him safe. Even if it means she has put herself in harm’s way or that she has conned everyone into believing she saw something she didn’t. She knows where her loyalties lie, but her stoic yet gentle protector and his crazy family makes her question everything she once knew.

Loyalty can be one sided.

Family isn’t always blood.

And honesty can destroy everything she has come to love.

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MISSING (The Brannock Siblings #3)

 

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There are two things in this life that Gus Brannock truly loves; his family and his job. His family is growing and he wants what his brother and sister have before the job he’s worked so hard for takes its toll. The woman he’s got his eye on, however, isn’t interested in being with a man who risks his life every day. When the unexpected friendship with the sassy red head he used to hate turns into something Gus just doesn’t want to live without, he will do whatever it takes to have her. The hazards of his job as a detective for missing children may end up proving to be too much, but there’s a reason Aiden was brought into his life and nothing will stand in his way to keep her there.

Aiden Murphy used to hate the handsome jerk next door until a surprising discovery spun her world in another direction. Her life of devotion to her sister and niece has been her biggest strength with the exception of her art. That is, until Gus turns out to be the one thing that has been missing from that life all along. Aiden must decide if the unknown is worth the risk of loving the dedicated detective or if being pulled into his world is more than she can handle. When Gus becomes the only way for her to keep the people she loves most safe, will she understand why he treasures her untried strength or will she let her fear of the unknown decide for her?

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Ricochet (Rise & Fall #1)

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Fear.

It’s the last thing I remembered.

I was afraid.

Afraid to fight, afraid to run… afraid to breathe.

Then, everything had gone dark. As if life was finally hearing my pleas, my cries to end the torment. To end the fear.

But even in the dark, I still felt it.

I always felt it.

My life had been a ricochet of one event leading to the next. Bouncing back and forth from good to bad. Happiness to despair. Hope to fear.

My name is Arianna West. I’m stronger now. Steady. Alive.

I can find a way to survive on my own. I can see what is coming for me. I can channel my fear into strength.

Except… I didn’t see Jack.

And Jack changed everything.

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I live in Morgan Utah with my husband, daughter, and dog, Kolo. I write as often as my active daughter will let me and my husband has the patience of a saint. I find inspiration from dreams, people I meet, and life experiences. When I write, I usually end up drinking one too many cans of Peace Tea, eating three too many Fruit by the Foot fruit snacks, and accidently kicking my pup and best buddy, Kolo, too many times since he loves to sleep under my desk at my feet.
I started writing as a teen, but my fear of the unknown won out every time and I threw everything out. After becoming a mother and deciding to stay at home to raise my beautiful little girl, I tried again when I couldn’t stop thinking of ideas. I loved every minute, every hour of sleep lost, and every character that came to life in my mind.
It’s strange, but my favorite moments are when I have writer’s block because I can turn to my husband and find inspiration through him by just doing what we do best together. Talking, laughing, and just being in love. He doesn’t like to read, but he never stops encouraging me to keep going.
Writing has become an important part of my life and every book has a special place in my heart.

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TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT! JACQUIE BIGGAR~THE REBEL’S REDEMPTION~

  • Series: Wounded Hearts
  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Jacquie Biggar (January 22, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0993881432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0993881435

 

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February 2, 2015
Annie Campbell has made a good life for her and her young son in the small mountain town of Tidal Falls, Washington. She’s dating the sheriff, owns a successful business, and has the support of the community.
So why isn’t it quite enough?
Jared Martin left Tidal Falls a hotheaded youth, and now, after eight years in the military, he returns a bitter, disillusioned man.
Then he finds out he’s a father.
When an old enemy follows and causes mayhem in the small town, can Jared overcome the odds to protect the woman he’s always loved and the child he never knew, or will it be too late for a second chance?

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Meet the author… Jacquie Biggar

Jacquie Biggar

Lives in paradise along the west coast of Canada with her her husband, daughter, and grandson. Loves reading, writing, and flower gardening. Spoils her German shepherd, Annie and calico cat, Harley.
And can’t function without coffee.

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My Thoughts:

The Rebel's Redemption (Wou...

#2 in the “Wounded Hearts” series, but can be read as a stand alone.
A fast paced tale of second chances, forgiveness, human trafficking, the Drug Cartel, small town of Tidal Falls, Washington. Jared Martin, a Navy SEAL has a tortured soul, past regrets,secrets and an enemy out for revenge. Anna Campbell owns a small business in Tidal Falls, has a past with Jared, a eight year old child and his dating the sheriff.
All hell breaks loose when Jared returns to Tidal Falls, in more ways than one.
Fast paced Romantic Suspense/Mystery. Filled with emotional turmoil, emotional baggage, passion and romance. The characters have a complexity rarely found in a story, each telling the story from their point of view. This is a complex, compelling, and emotional story with a topic ripped out of today’s headlines, revenge, forgiveness, human trafficking, narcotics, mixed with a bit of mystery, suspense and romance. This story is NOT just another Romantic Suspense, it is so much more. This was my first time reading this author and I thoroughly enjoyed “The Rebel’s Redemption”. I look forward to the next installment of “Wounded Hearts”. Enjoyable and a satisfying read!

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Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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