Friday, June 26, 2015

Cynthia Eden - Author Guest Post & Giveaway

Deal With The Devil (Purgatory #4)
by Cynthia Eden

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden spins a hot new paranormal Purgatory story with…DEAL WITH THE DEVIL.

Eric Pate is used to making his own rules—as the director of the PARA Unit, he is the boss. Everyone rushes to obey his commands, and no one knows his secrets. No one ever gets too close to him. But then he meets her.

Ella Lancaster is tired of being a prisoner. She escaped one hell just to find herself in another, but Eric doesn’t consider her containment with his agents as punishment. He actually thinks it is a form of protection. But Eric is so very wrong. Ella doesn’t need protecting, not for anyone or anything.

But when the PARA Unit comes under attack, Ella and Eric both find themselves battling a supernatural beast that they never expected. Forced to join forces, to make a deal, Ella and Eric are soon fighting side-by-side, and their attraction for each other can’t be contained or controlled. Hot. Wild. Consuming. Ella’s deal with her devil is soon taking over her life.

And as Eric falls deeper and deeper under the mysterious Ella’s spell, his legendary control begins to crack. The beast that he has kept chained so carefully inside rises to the surface. Unfortunately, when the devil loses his control…there is real hell to pay.

Release Date: June 9, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Purgatory, Book 4
ISBN: 9781942840039
Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published June 9th 2015 by Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
ASIN B00XLOKYF8



Excerpt

DEAL WITH THE DEVIL 

by Cynthia Eden 


“Have you looked long enough?” he asked. His voice was a deep, dark rumble. Sexy.
She didn’t want to find anything about her jailer to be sexy. This attraction she had to him—it was odd. Unwanted.
But…there. Instinctive. Primal. Even her heart was already beating faster, and not just because she thought escape was at hand. Because he was close, and he stirred her.
Ella lowered her hand away from the glass. She was going to try logic with him first. She’d plead her case. Perhaps that tactic would work.
And perhaps not.
“You’ve had plenty of time to look at me,” Ella murmured. “I suppose I thought it was only fair for me to have the same opportunity.”
His jaw hardened. Just a small movement, but she saw it and Ella liked that she’d gotten to him.
“Did you think I didn’t know? I could feel it when you were close.” She motioned toward the mirror, then toward the video camera mounted near the ceiling. “I think this was all a bit…much, don’t you? I mean, I’m locked in. It’s not as if I can plot some terrible wickedness here.”
“You can plot it,” he allowed, “you just can’t carry it out.”
Ella took a step closer to him.
He offered her his hand. “It’s time we were officially introduced. My name is Eric Pate, and I’m in charge of the FBI’s Para Unit.”
She stared at his hand.
The Para Unit. There had been whispers about that group for years. Government agents who policed the creatures that went bump in the night. According to the gossip she’d heard, if a supernatural got on the wrong side of the Para Unit, well, that supernatural found his—or her—butt tossed into Purgatory.
Is Purgatory real?
Ella was very much afraid that it was.
“I don’t bite,” Eric murmured. His hand was still offered toward her.
“No.” Ella cleared her throat. “I think that’s my deal.” Because she didn’t want to show him her fear, she put her hand in his.
Heat.
Her breath caught in her throat. And, yes, she still breathed. Her heart still beat, she could still feel pain and pleasure. Despite the tales heard by so many, paranormals were still alive. They could hurt, they could feel…just like humans.
Ella had thought that the man before her was cold. Emotionless. After all, a darkness seemed to cling to him like a shroud, but when they touched—fire seemed to ignite in her hand. Her heart beat even faster, nearly racing out of control. Her breasts ached, as if wanting, needing a lover’s touch. And—
She tried to pull away.
But his hand tightened around hers. She could feel the strength in that hand.
“Is something wrong?”
Yes, you’re what’s wrong! The man before her was far from human, no matter what he wanted to pretend. And she should not be reacting to him that way. His scent wasn’t human. It was just slightly…off. Everything about him was, yet she was still feeling that pull between them.


Author Guest Post

The things that go bump in the night…

I have to confess…I’ve always loved paranormal creatures. When I was younger and I’d watch the old black-and-white horror flicks, I would often find myself rooting for the monsters. Why did the werewolf have to die? Wasn’t he just misunderstood? And was Dracula really so bad? I mean, he just was trying to reconnect with his lady love.
But in those old movies, the monsters never won. They never got to ride off into the moonlight and live a long, happy immortal existence.


So maybe that’s why I write my own paranormal stories. Maybe that’s why I like to give vampires, werewolves, demons, and all other spooks new stories. After all, monsters don’t have to be bad—they can be so very good. 


My latest paranormal romance, DEAL WITH THE DEVIL, features a paranormal hero who has been hiding secrets for a very long time, and when Eric Pate meets a female vampire…well, his secrets start to come out. Do you think every man has a bit of the beast inside of him? In Eric’s case, the answer is a most definite…yes.


But why do you enjoy paranormals? Do you want the monsters to have their chance at a happy ending? Please leave me a comment and tell me. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $25 Amazon.com or B&N.com gift card (winner’s choice).

Thanks for checking out my post!

Happy reading!

Cynthia Eden
www.cynthiaeden.com
DEAL WITH THE DEVIL – Available now!






About The Author

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 fifty 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.

Some Random Facts About Cynthia…
(For those who are curious or just bored!)

Favorite Fictional Characters:
Dracula, Lois Lane, Buffy, and Wolverine

Favorite Films:
The Princess Bride, Romancing the Stone, Friday the 13th, Underworld Evolution, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Hellboy

Astrological Sign:
Gemini…ah, she of the twin faces…

Addictions:
Chocolate and Romance Novels


6 comments:

Victoria said...

I love paranormal beings and the reads because they aren't us. They have the same types of issues with all the extras. They're fun and let me escape into their world for a little while ;). Yes, they deserve happy endings.

Angie said...

I love reading paranormal stories because it just fuels the fantasy of what could be. The men always seem hotter, stronger, sexier and more Alpha! Who doesn't love an HEA!?!

Megan Wilson said...

I love reading paranormal novels because I love imagining these fantasy worlds. It's so great to let go of reality for a little while. And yes, monsters deserve happy endings too!

Sherry E said...

I love anything written by Cynthia Eden. Can't wait to read this book.

donnas said...

Great post. I love all her books.

Jessica T said...

I enjoy paranormal reads because they often have such interesting worlds and characters and it's fun to see into another person's imagination. When an author sets up a "monster" or antihero character, I get even more invested in seeing how such a character can achieve a happy ending. Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

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