I’m thrilled to be hosting one of my favorite writers (and people!) on the blog today – Cynthia Eden, who writes FANTASTIC paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Cynthia is a national best-selling author whose books have received a great deal of acclaim, and have been published in several foreign languages. Her publishers include Kensington Brava, Harlequin Intrigue, and Grand Central. She’s here today to tell us about Angel Betrayed, the latest wonderfully dark and sexy book in her current paranormal series.
Angel Betrayed is your second Book in the Fallen series. Why do you think angels have become such a popular figure in paranormal romance, especially fallen angels?
I think angels are interesting because they are powerful figures that can both offer hope…and promise some serious danger. Angels can be good, they can be bad, and they can be all sorts of things in between. My angels tend to fall more on the “darker” side since they are Angels of Death, and I think (hope!) that readers are enjoying reading about this new breed of paranormal bad boys.
Tell us a bit more about your Fallen series, and this book in particular? Sam sounds like an unrepentant alpha male, which is just how I like them!
Thanks so much for asking about the series! In my Fallen books, my angels do not feel any emotions until the moment they lose their wings. So when they become cast out from heaven, they plummet, their wings burn away—and with that burn, they lose their immunity to emotion. As they hit earth, they are also hit with every emotion that humans feel…love, anger, hate. Sometimes, these emotions can drive a fallen angel insane.
Sam is a definite unrepentant alpha. A tough guy with some serious bad-ass powers. He’s the fallen that most paranormals fear. And I loved writing about him!
Why did you pick New Orleans as the setting for this book?
New Orleans is one of my favorite cities. I try to visit the Big Easy at least 2-3 times each year. Because I am so familiar with the city, I knew I could incorporate some great landmarks in the books, and I was looking forward to doing that. New Orleans is also a city that just seems magical. Whenever I’m there, it’s all too easy for me to imagine that paranormal creatures are lurking in the nearby cemeteries.
Can you also tell us a little bit about your self-publishing ventures and anything else you’re working on right now?
I’d be happy to chat about them! I am working on several projects right now (I like to keep busy!). I will be releasing four books with Harlequin Intrigue (2 are completed, 2 will be done by the end of the year), and I will also be releasing a new phoenix shifter series with Kensington Brava (2 are completed, 1 is in the works). On the indie front, I hope to have at least 2, maybe 3 more, releases by the end of the year.
These indie titles will be paranormal stories. I’ve gotten a lot of great fan mail from readers asking me to write a full-length Bound story (vampires & werewolves) so that is something I am strongly considering. Another one that I am working on is an altered reality story—in this story, humans are the endangered species, and the vampires and the werewolves are the ones battling for dominance.
Thank you very much for taking the time to interview me! It has been a pleasure!
Cynthia, thanks so much for joining us today. Lady, you are a powerhouse! I can’t wait to read your latest book, and I’m also very intrigued the by idea of your upcoming phoenix shifter series. Readers, Cynthia is kindly giving away a copy of Angel Betrayed to one person who comments today. Just tell me what you think about angels as heroes for a chance to win a copy of Cynthia’s new book!