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…
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! 😉
TWISTED – Available 4/28/15
Lost # 2
By: Cynthia Eden
Releasing April 28th, 2015
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.
Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/03/twisted-lost-2-by-cynthia-eden.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22864480-twisted?ac=1
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/136350-lost
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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 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!
*Received for an honest review from the publisher via Edelweiss*
**Cross-posted on My Book Addiction and More dot come**
HEAT RATING: HOT
REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More