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Cynthia Eden – Guest Blog

Hi, everyone! Thanks so much to Lucy for inviting me over! And Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the U.S.!

I’m really excited right now because I am just days away from the release of my latest novel, ANGEL OF DARKNESS. ANGEL OF DARKNESS will be out on 11/29/11—just in time for folks to be recovering from Black Friday shopping mania.

For today’s post, I wanted to talk about two of my favorite paranormal characters—angels and vampires. Angels are (usually) thought to be good, almost gentle creatures. Lots of people think that angels are guardians—always out there to watch over us.

And as for vampires? Well, they’re often the bad guys. They drink blood. Kill. Destroy. Burn in sunlight. Not exactly fun date material.

Vampires and angels seem to be very opposite beings, so, of course, since they’re so different, I was just dying to pair them up in a book. (And I did!). In ANGEL OF DARKNESS, my heroine is a vampire, but she isn’t evil. Or, at least, she’s trying very, very hard not to be.

My angel hero? Keenan? Well, he isn’t exactly gentleness and light. He’s an angel of death, and his primary job is to kill. Except when Keenan fails to take out his latest charge, he falls. In my books, fallen angels are some very, very dangerous beings. For them, the line between good and evil doesn’t always exist. Or if it does, they don’t care.

Two powerful supernatural beings. Ah…surely they were meant for love, right? Maybe. Let’s just say that the path toward true love is far from smooth for my vampire and angel. But, hey, to misquote a line from one of my favorite movies (The Princess Bride)…it’s true love—you think this happens every day? No, the real, powerful love doesn’t come around often, and when it does come to you, folks have to fight to hold on to it.

My angel and my vampire are about to fight. I hope you enjoy their battle.

Thanks for checking out my post! Do you have any favorite vampire or angel lore that you’d like to share with me? One commenter will be randomly selected to win ANGEL OF DARKNESS.

Best wishes,

Cynthia Eden

ANGEL OF DARKNESS—Available 11/29/11 from Kensington Brava

When an angel falls, all hell breaks loose…

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 is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings. She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, and Brazil.

(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people). Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

Our Winner of a copy of Angel of Darkness was Stacey M.  Congratulations Stacey. Please let us know how you enjoyed the story!

Check out some of our reviews on her latest books:

Angel of Darkness at Heroes and Heartbreakers website

Angel of Darkness

Bound by Blood – EBook

Bound in Darkness – EBook

Midnight Series

Hotter After Midnight

Midnight Sins

Midnight’s Master

52 Responses to Cynthia Eden – Guest Blog

  1. margaret whelehan November 21, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    I cannot wait for this book to come out. Thank you so much for the contest and for doing the interview.

  2. Julie S. November 21, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    Sounds like an interesting read. Not so good angels and pretty good vampires. I like it.

  3. Cynthia Eden November 21, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Thanks so much for having me over today!

  4. Cynthia Eden November 21, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    Margaret, I’m so glad to hear that you’re looking forward to this book–thank you!

  5. Cynthia Eden November 21, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    LOL, Julie, I like to flip things… :)

  6. romancebookcraze November 21, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Can’t wait for the release of this book! Great post and thanks for the chance to win :)

  7. Darkreader November 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    I can’t wait to read this book – To put Vampires and Angels together is something special and have only found in one other book by Kerrelyn Sparks and her Love at Stake series.
    There are so many Vampire series I read and follow that I just can’t choose one favorite Vampire Lore! Feehan, Kenyon, Bangs and you, just to mention a few!

  8. jovialvampyre November 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    I can’t think of any angel/vamp story or lore. So yours will be my first. I really can’t wait for my copy to arrive. I love the excerpt you posted. Thanks.

  9. Nikki Bolton November 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    I am so very excited for this book to come out. Angels and vampires coming together is perfect. Ive been waiting to see that. Thank you so much for the giveaway and the chat!!

  10. Cheryl November 21, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

    silverrose313 at gmail dot com

  11. Stacey Marin November 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    This mash up of vampires and angels sounds so interesting, and I definitely want to read this!!! I usually read a ton of vampire books, but I think Lestat de Lioncourt will always have a special place in my heart :)

  12. Taryn November 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Love me some sexy vamps….specifically Z from the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

    This book sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Mellissa Monteforte November 21, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    First of all, I’m really excited about Angel of Darkness. The plot sounds great and I can’t wait to learn more about the characters. The lore I remember about fallen angels sounds about right to what u stated but I also remember being said that in order for an angel to retain his wings he or she will require the most ultimate sacrifice. And the angel only service was for his or her creator.

  14. Raonaid Luckwell November 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    I’ve been hearing great things from the lucky ducks who got to read this book already. So dang eager to read it.

  15. Janna November 21, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    There are so many favorites to chose from, I love Z from Black Dagger Brotherhood, I think is is one of my all time favorites.

  16. Renee November 21, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    I’ve been waiting impatiently for this book. Hurry!

  17. donnas November 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Really looking forward to reading this. And aside from the classic lore I really dont know much. So its all new to me.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  18. Cynthia Eden November 21, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Thank you, Leagh! :)

    Darkreader, I have so many vamp faves, too! Christine Feehan really hooked me on the vamps in paranormal romances. I love her Carpathians!

  19. Cynthia Eden November 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Jovialvampyre, I am so glad you enjoyed the excerpt–thank you!

    Thank you, Nikki! I really hope readers enjoy the book! I loved combining a vamp and angel for the story.

  20. Cynthia Eden November 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Thanks for entering the giveaway, Cheryl!

    Stacey, I love Lestat! I’m all for layered vamps!

  21. Cynthia Eden November 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Hi, Taryn! I’m so glad you like the sound of the book–thank you.

    Hey, Mellissa! Oh, I love your comment about ultimate sacrifice!

  22. Cynthia Eden November 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    LOL, Raonaid, I’m glad you’ve heard good things!

    Janna, I have wanted to read his story!

  23. Cynthia Eden November 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    Renee, I want that release date to hurry up so badly!

    Thank you, donnas! So glad you’re looking forward to Angel of Darkness!

  24. Audrey A. November 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    Love your books so much. I love demons, vampires and shifters but I’m so excited that you decided to make an angel hero, I can’t wait.

  25. scrapper November 21, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    I have all your other books. Can’t stop now. :-)

  26. Cynthia Eden November 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    Thank you, Audrey! I hope you like Keenan!

  27. Andrew Grigaliunas November 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    I already received my copy of Angel of Darkness and I LOVE it!! I am only 1/2 of the way through but I feel that this book is AWESOME!!! If you do not win, then I would highly advise you purchase it ASAP and start reading it. So far it is at the 5 out of 5 stars level! I cannot wait to finish it!!

    –Andrew G

    ps. I am not entering this contest because I already have a copy. I just stopped by to say HI!

  28. Tonya November 21, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Love the cover!!! HOT!! 😉 Can’t wait till this book comes out!! Added it to my TBR list!! I read Bound by Blood & Bound in Darkness!!! Loved them both!! I so enjoy your work!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :-) Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • Andrew Grigaliunas November 22, 2011 at 10:02 am #

      You will definitely enjoy this book!!! If you do not win it, then I would buy it asap!!

      –Andrew G

  29. jeanette8042 November 21, 2011 at 11:04 pm #

    Great post and congrats on the upcoming release! I’ve really gotten into the angel subgenre in romances and this sounds like a great read!

  30. Janet November 22, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    Wow, I am new to this type of reading and am enjoying it immensley. I can’t wait to read the Angel of Darkness

    • Andrew Grigaliunas November 22, 2011 at 10:04 am #

      Hello Janet,
      If you are enjoying books like this one then you will definitely enjoy this book!!! If you do not win it, then I would buy it asap!!

      –Andrew G

  31. Sebrina November 22, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    This is going to sound horrible, I know it, but I haven’t had the glorious opportunity to read anything by Cynthia. *ducks from the flyin tomatoes* I know, I know, but now that I’ve discovered her, you can bet your, or my, rear-end, I’ll be reading everything and soon!
    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! :)

  32. Andrew Grigaliunas November 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Does anyone here create a centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner? If so ,what do they look like?

    –Drew G

  33. Debbie Bussie November 23, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    I love both vampires and angel stories. Love your books.

  34. Sara M November 24, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    This book sounds like a great mix of supernatural characters. I can’t wait to read it!

  35. Tracey D November 25, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I agree with the other posters; this does sound good. I’m adding it to my must have list.

    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  36. Kathy Webb :) November 26, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    I love reading Cynthia Eden’s books.. She has great paranormal beings! I can not wait to read her angels now! Oh wait or angel and vampire.. It should be a great read! and I would love to win it!

  37. Christina Cessna November 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Sounds great! Would love to read.

  38. Michelle Bledsoe November 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    Cynthia’s books are always a delight to read. I love where she is taking her new series. I can’t wait to read it.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  39. Pamela Rosensteel (@VanillaOrchids) November 28, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    I very much would like to read Angel of Darkness so I’m glad for this opportunity to perhaps win it. :) Thank you.


  40. skyla11377 November 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm #

    I have always been fasinated with the tale of Dracula. I know it is just a story writen by Bram Stoker back in 1897 but it has always captivated me and fueled my love of Vampires. The Dracula, Wilhelmina “Mina” Murray, and Jonathan Harker dynamic was very intriguing to me.

    I have been wanting to get my hands on a copy of Angel Of Darkness for a while now. I love that the Angel Of Death falls for a Vampire. It makes for a very interesting read, in my opinion. I am a big fan of Cynthia’s ever since her Night Watch Series. I would so love to win this book.

  41. Mandy November 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm #

    I’ve never read any of your books but this one I will have to pick up… Can’t wait till it comes out!! Good luck picking winners!!

  42. barbara November 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    I love vampires and have discovered my new love for angels, especially the Fallen bad boys. 😉 Can’t wait to read Angel of Darkness.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Candy Gorcsi November 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    Book sounds awesome! Cover is smokin hot!! Putting it on my TBR list .Really need to get me a US address LOL

  44. Christy Duke November 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    Im looking forward to reading this book. I really like the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh which involves angels and vampires. She has a different take on it.

  45. margaret whelehan December 5, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    I love reading cynthia. Everytime i pick up one of her books i cannot put it down.

  46. Suzanne Blasi December 5, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    I am looking forward to this new book. I loved Immortal Danger and I’ll Be Slaying you. I alreay have the next one in that series.

    I always think there are shades of good and evil. And you cannot say a “race” is all one way or the other. I always thought the idea of angels being so good, but fallen angels going to the dark side more about interpretation to keep mere mortals from exploring their more curious side.

  47. Mel (@MissMelThomas) December 9, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Even as a kid I had a fascination with vampires. Throw in super hot fallen angels and I’m sold. To me there is no ultimate good or evil; there are sooo many shades of gray. I’m really looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for the opportunity.


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