The Magic City

The Magic City

Friday, June 26, 2015

Kira Sinclair's Pip Takes Over for #FuzzyFriday

So, technically Kira is my grandma not my mommy. But she keeps muttering something about being too young to be a grandma so...for today lets kinda pretend. She buys my treats after all so I try not to rock the boat unnecessarily. 

You know, I'm kind of a small, prickly thing. It's easy for people to take one look at me and think I've got this barbed outer shell and that I don't want to be bothered. That so isn't true. I flinch and hide, mostly because I'm always worried about getting stepped on or hurt. But on the inside I'm just a softy. In some ways, Knox McLemore, the hero is Kira's latest book, In Too Deep, reminds me of me. He's got a barbed outer shell as well, even if his protective layer doesn't consist of sharp quills.  Especially when Dr. Avery Walsh is around.  There's something about Avery that gets his hackles up...that makes his protective instincts just shoot straight out in the form of anger and irritation.

Maybe it's my small size or the fact that I can identify with him that lets me see beneath his sharp words to what's hidden beneath.  It's obvious, at least to me, that he's been hurt and instinctively flinches back from letting himself care about other people. What tough, ex-Navy SEAL would let the world know that? None, right. They're trained to be confident, capable and strong. To handle any problem or obstacle put in their path, even an irritating nautical archeologist who, with one word, could put the business that's come to mean so much to Knox in jeopardy.

What I find exceedingly funny is that if Avery would simply stop falling for his bluster then she'd realize that underneath the snide comments is a man who can't stop devouring her with his eyes. A man who wants her, even if it really isn't convenient. No one asked me, but I know they'd be perfect together if they could both just relax and draw back those spiny barbs. I know, it took me a little while to suppress my natural self-preservation instincts and let Kira's family close. But I'm so glad I did. I love spending time with her and the girls...especially when they give me watermelon and strawberries. I really wish Knox and Avery would figure out that it can be good to let people matter how scared you are.
So, have you ever encountered someone who you instinctively didn't get along with? How did you handle the situation? And did you learn later that your instincts were right or dead wrong?

In Too Deep

He didn't want to need her...

Trouble just walked onto Knox McLemore's ship - trouble with lush curves, red hair and an uptight attitude that both grates on his nerves and heats his blood.  But former Navy SEAL Knox knows all about control. Especially when this sexy nautical archaeologist is the only thing standing between his diving team's claim on a famous shipwreck...and utter ruin.

Dr. Avery Walsh is grateful her icy persona hides the effect intimidating (and way-too-hot) Knox has on her. For two people who don't trust - or even like - each other much, the physical chemistry between them is unbelievable. But getting in too deep with Knox is the last thing Avery needs. Because she has a job to do...and dark little secrets to hide.

Kira Sinclair writes emotional, passionate contemporary romances.  A double winner of the National Readers' Choice Award, her first foray into writing fiction was for a high school English assignment. Nothing could dampen her enthusiasm...not even being forced to read the love story aloud to the class. Writing about sexy heroes and strong women has always excited her. She lives with her two beautiful daughters in North Alabama. Kira loves to hear from readers at

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Meet the 2015 Golden Heart Erotic Romance Finalists: Daring Dragonflies

These daring Dragonflies aren’t afraid of heat. They embrace it. It is my pleasure to introduce the 2015 Golden Heart® finalists in Erotic Romance:

“A Deal for Love” by Michele Arris

Michele loves dark chocolate , dessert wines. Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Scandal, Walking Dead, and Vikings.  She enjoys reading Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Judith Mcnaught, Johanna Lindsey, and Sherrilyn Kenyon. 
She is seeking representation.

“Indulge My Fantasy” by Caroline Bradley

When auto mechanic Grace Bennett finds the hottest actor in Hollywood stranded on a mountain road in a snowstorm, she’s not sure what to believe. In a snowed-in cabin, she gives in to her wildest fantasies, but she's well aware that all dreams have to end. But after one night together, Aaron Elias can’t get Grace out of his head. He brings her to Hollywood to experience his world of sports cars, Malibu beach houses, and movie magic. The Cinderella treatment is more than Grace ever imagined. Then she finds out why Aaron was really up in the mountains that day, and Aaron’s dream world brings back Grace’s nightmares. Grace and Aaron can't live in each other's worlds. Is this love or are they both just indulging their fantasies? 

Caroline Bradley is a single mom to two teenage boys. She wrote contemporaries for most of her life but now that she's tested the erotic romance waters, she's found there's a lot of fun to be had in giving up control. She's currently working on her second erotic romance project, with a third percolating in a Notes file, just itching to come out and play. The tagline to her website says it all: If you can't laugh in bed, you're doing it all wrong. 

Website: www . carolinebradley . net
Twitter: @CaroBradAuth

Caroline is currently unagented and working toward self publication, unless someone has better ideas. 

“Sorting Out the Kinks” by Elle Mason

Maddie Harper is NOT a submissive. Or at least that’s the lie she’s been telling herself since her twenties, back when a police raid at a play party highlighted the risks of indulging in her dark and exhibitionist fantasies. But vanilla is proving to be an unsatisfying flavor.

After a chance reunion with Andrew, a Dominant from her old BDSM scene, Maddie is shaken by something she hasn’t felt for over a decade—desire. He’s still the gentleman and bad boy she remembers, a man whose love of bondage once called to her like no other. She wonders if their meeting is a coincidence or wake-up call. Eager to experience the uninhibited relationship she’s always craved, she’s smitten when Andrew asks her out despite his insistence on dating without power roles. He requires they build trust to ensure she’s ready. After romantic—but chaste—dates, she hungers for more than kissing. She wants to kneel and serve. He unleashes his dominant side and ensnares more than her body with rope; he captures her heart.

But when their playtime at a fetish event threatens her privacy, resurrecting old fears, it’ll take more than what she feels for Andrew to keep from running again. She’ll have to make peace with the one person out to sabotage their relationship—herself.

Elle is a wife, mom of a preschooler and terrier, social worker, the person people seek for advice when visiting The Mouse, wannabe photographer, and a jokester. She’s lived in the West, Northeast, and has called South Florida home for the past ten years. In her relatively short history as a writer, she’s learned she has a thing for gerunds, British spelling of words (though American), and that she loves to write steamy sex scenes. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Meet Chris Bailey's Calvin and Mini-Me

Calvin: A very good day to you on this #MadogMonday (you'll see why I call it that shortly). My name is C.K. White Label, but everybody calls me Calvin. I’m a companion to a writer, C.R. Bailey, who’s so obsessed with me that she made me a hero in her book. Not a talking one. I am not a publicity hound. I’ve only consented to speak here so that if you ever read the book, you’ll know that everything she says about me is true. 

The facts, then. I am an ordinary farm dog with an ordinary suburban life. No flock, no herd. Only people to protect. An important job. But not too demanding for a dog with talent. 

Mini: Right! 

Calvin: I should explain the other dog. She’s always trying to get a word in. My human was worried that I might not be getting enough exercise while she was writing. Clearly projecting her fears onto me, she decided I needed a companion. She invited a rescue woman to bring me a pet. I agreed to the adoption, if only because my heart went out to this puppy mill mama. She needed spaying more than she needed another litter. She looks almost like me, but she’s only half my size. I call her: Mini-Me.

Mini: R-r-right!  

Calvin: Go find something to chew on, Mini. NOT another book. 

That little— She’ll eat anything. I’m much more discerning. I have an extraordinary ability to locate snacks. Such as discarded chicken bones. My human included one of those roadside finds in her book. She calls it an inciting incident. 

Mini: Right! Right! 

Calvin: We go out for walks almost every day. All the people we meet want to pet me. Everybody says I’m beautiful.

People who drive by while we’re walking yell out their windows. The unimaginative scream, “Hey, Lassie!” Once a teenager yelled, “I love your dog!” Most people speak the truth. With awe in their voices, they say, “That’s the most beautiful dog I’ve ever seen. Can I pet him?” The admiration, the meet-and-greets—they’re in the book, too.

But once in a while, we come across people who are not quite right.

Mini: Right!

Calvin: Mini-Me and I don’t agree on this point. An emotional roller coaster, that Mini. She ought to wear a sign that says, “You must be at least four and a half feet tall to pet this dog.” 

Me, I love kids. Unless they’re riding freakin’ skateboards. Seriously, though, some people set me off from three or four feet away. It’s something my human doesn’t sense—an aura of danger. I will not let them get close to us. Sometimes my human gets embarrassed, because a good person and a bad person might be together, and I’ll only let the good one pet me. She knows my instincts are on target, though, because in her book, I’m the only one who recognizes the bad guy from the very beginning.

I guess you’d say I’m an inspiration. I do what I can. And Mini—

Mini: Right!

Calvin: In my human’s book, my name is Madog, the same as the Welsh prince rumored to have explored the Gulf Coast and the Mississippi Valley three hundred years before Columbus. Madog and his girl, a misunderstood twelve-year-old, uncover a labor trafficking ring the adults on the island are too busy to notice.


C.R. Bailey focuses her writing on stories for tween readers. A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, her career has included newspaper reporting and public relations writing. She lives on a Gulf Coast barrier island with her husband, two dogs, and one cat.  You can find her on Facebook:    


Calvin and Mini are bit supporters of the Alabama Spay/Neuter Clinic and Amazon Smile.  They are giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card purchased through Amazon Smile to benefit the Spay/Neuter Clinic.  Leave a comment below for a chance to win.  

Friday, June 19, 2015

#FuzzyFriday Love from Kimberly Lang's Cupid

~Peeks out from behind the internet~ I'm Cupid. I'm very shy and very scared of pretty much everything, but my mommy, Kimberly, promises this is a safe place and that y'all are nice people. And she says if I do the interview, I'll get a pig's ear with peanut butter as a reward. Those are my favorite.

The folks at the Humane Society called me Cupid when I lived there because if you look at the white spot on my neck the right way, you can see it's shaped like a little heart. Mommy says we were meant to be -- something about the fact she writes romance and needs a Cupid in her office. My family adopted me three years ago and brought me to my new home where I have lots of toys that are all mine.

I like long walks around the neighborhood, playing in my pool, running with Daddy and AC in the backyard, and digging to China in the flower beds.  I don't like getting hosed off after I finish digging, though.

What are my observations of my mommy's writing process? She sits in her chair and I sit behind her, under the printer table, and take long naps. My snores provide a calming background noise.

What is the most recent thing I did to get in trouble? I sat under Mommy's desk, farted really bad, and then left the room. Mommy says that's not cool and not conducive to writing love scenes.

What is Mommy currently writing? Mommy has a new series set in Magnolia Beach, Alabama, and is writing lots of books set there. The first one is called Something to Prove. I know all of this because Mommy talks about it all the time.  She says the cover is the prettiest thing she's ever seen, and I know that can't be right because I'm the prettiest thing ever.

Want to win something? Leave a comment and a compliment for me and you could win one of my mommy's books (paper or e, winner's choice). She'll also make a donation to the Greater Huntsville Humane Society in your honor.

Cupid's mommy is also known as USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Lang. When she's not writing, she and Cupid do yoga together -- Up Dogs and Down Dogs mostly.  You can connect with Kimberly and Cupid on Facebook (, Twitter (@booksbykimberly), or through her website,

In the small waterfront town of Magnolia Beach, Alabama,  people may forgive, but they never forget—especially when it comes to scandalous reputations, juicy gossip, and a sexy new flame.
Former wild child Helena Wheeler was happy to leave behind her hometown—and her sordid past—for Atlanta twelve years ago. But when her grandmother suffers an injury, Helena has no choice but to return, even if it means facing down all the people who have shunned her.
Ryan Tanner went from being a football legend in high school to Magnolia Beach’s young, hot bachelor mayor. As a teenager, he never wanted anything to do with a girl like Helena. But when she hires Ryan to do some construction in her grandmother’s house, he finds that she’s grown up into a different person—one he quite likes.
For Helena, confronting her past has its share of surprises—and falling for the resident golden boy was definitely not on her to-do list. But will her reformed ways be enough to get her back in the town’s good graces, or will her reputation keep Helena and Ryan apart for good?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Meet the 2015 Golden Heart Paranormal Romance Finalists: Dragonflies that Go Bump in the Night

Shifters. Witches. Fallen angels. Demon hunters. Vampires. We love them all.

Not matter which thing that goes bump in the night is the subject of a paranormal romance, it is sure to not only get your heart racing, but also your blood boiling.  It is my pleasure to introduce the RWA® 2015 Golden Heart® finalists in paranormal romance:

Nancy Coiner"The Magical Librarian of Tulsa, Oklahoma" by Nancy Coiner

In a world where experts in magical security work out of strip-malls and vampires get woken up by unwise tourists on Twilight tours through Romania, Tulsa’s prestigious College of Magic has a problem. Five talented students from Kate Lafon’s senior seminar have hacked through the spells that lock the Rare Book Room and released several magical animals from a famous medieval bestiary. At the end of a chaotic night, one of those creatures is missing. And Kate, as the Senior Curator, is going to be held responsible. 

So begins Kate’s search for the Great Serpent of Greece. She’s helped by Merle Horvath, an academic hotshot with a specialty in magical creatures, who has a lurking smile and a late-night-radio voice that make Kate’s toes curl. All seems headed for a quick happy ending until a student goes missing and Kate discovers the hard way that contact with the Serpent causes people to change sex. So, sporting a stronger jaw-line, shorter hair, and rearranged private parts, Kate sets off with Merle and a group of academic misfits on a road-trip across the country, aiming to recapture the Serpent from a disgruntled magician fired by the College and a black-market collector of magical creatures. The search takes them all the way to Las Vegas and the newest casino in town, Prospero’s Island. There the Serpent is only one of many unusual exhibits and acts. . . .

Nancy grew up where she’s set the opening of her book—in Tulsa—and growing up there meant growing up safe and loved but also restless. So as soon as she could, she set out on academic adventures. After she earned a BA on the east coast, a master’s in England, and a doctorate from Stanford, she taught at the college level for many years. Now she teaches literature to troubled, smart, creative, wonderful kids at a high school in Massachusetts. Nancy lives with her husband among the trees. And on the weekends, she writes.

She is seeking representation.

Jeanne Oates Estridge
"Demons Don’t" by Jeanne Oates Estridge

After the demon Belial enrages Satan by beating him in a poker game, Belial must think quickly to avoid spending the next century up to his eyes in maggots. He convinces God and Satan to revisit their ancient wager over free will and to let him represent Evil. If Belial wins, he’ll be promoted to Chief Operating Demon. If he loses, the maggot pit will be the least of his worries. He has just seven weeks to seduce and corrupt his target.

God chooses Dara Strong, a nurse, as his champion. Dara has demon-fighting in her genes, so when Belial walks into her free clinic, disguised as a doctor offering to volunteer, Dara feeds his application into a shredder and orders him out. Thus begins a battle between two cosmically well-matched opponents. As conflict breeds passion and passion transforms into love, the couple face two seemingly insurmountable obstacles: how can they prevail over the Lord of the Underworld, who is determined to win at any cost? And how do they ransom the soul of a fallen angel from an unforgiving God?

Jeanne is currently seeking representation.

Websites: The Raisin Chronicles -


"Howlin Hearts" by Kristal Hollis

Kristal HollisRaised by an alcoholic mother, Cassie Albright craves stability. When Brice Walker, the sexy grandson of the elderly woman with whom Cassie now lives reveals to her that  he is a werewolf and she is his one, true mate, Cassie’s world careens out of control and she fights the fiery passion that flames between them. But, Brice’s patience and constant presence calms her insecurities. Until, she witnesses the savagery of wolfan justice. Horrified, Cassie must learn to accept man and beast, or reject the bond that brought them together and forever destroy the only true love they will ever know.

Kristal is curious by nature and firmly believe that life happens off the beaten path. When not exploring the world around her, she is furiously penning romantic tales about feisty, independent heroines, and sexy, stubborn Alpha heroes. Whether it’s a fantasy, futuristic, or paranormal world, these couples will learn they must let go their past and use both hands to grab onto their futures if they want to claim their happily-ever-after. Because although Fate provides opportunity, choices determine destinies.

Kristal is seeking representation.

Twitter: @KristalHollis
Pamela Kopfler

"Better Dead" by Pamela Kopfler

Holly Davis believes her cheatin’ husband deserves to choke on his divorce papers and spend eternity roasting in hell after nearly bankrupting her Louisiana bed and breakfast. At least, she’s half-right when he turns up dead, but she’s dead wrong when she accidentally calls him back from the grave. Unless she wants to be stuck with her ghostly ex forever, she has until Halloween to wedge him through the pearly gates by cleaning up the mess he left behind—a smuggling ring he started behind her back at her B&B. Thirty days isn’t much time and only one man can help. But it’s gonna cost her. Jake McCann is back in town after he left with a hunk of her heart years ago. After her disastrous marriage, another blow could be fatal, but she'll worry about her heart later. First, she has to stay out of jail, while she gets her ex into paradise.

Pamela Kopfler was born a Texan and tumbled through twelve schools all over the USA before she finished high school, but she's a Southerner - through and through. Now, she calls South Louisiana her home and writing her passion. Her evolution to the writing life took the scenic route, just like her early romp through the country. She's a certified teacher but traded in that profession for writing, hosting, and reporting for local TV and telling stories on local Public Radio. Then the unthinkable happened. Her prince finally arrived but with a catch. Love always has a catch. She had to relocate and leave her career behind. The writing and the romance survived the move. Now, she's determined to conquer the novel. In addition to her Golden Heart finals, she's won or placed in thirty-two contests, including the overall Daphne du Maurier, Sandy Star, Emily, and Dixie Kane. Pamela is the program director of her local RWA chapter (SOLA) and loves to meet and help other writers.

Pamela is a finalist in the paranormal category of the 2015 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® contest. She is seeking representation and can be reached through her website,, or Facebook,

"Magic City" by Heather Leonard

Heather LeonardMost people believe Birmingham, Alabama is called the Magic City because it sprang up overnight, like magic. A select few know the city’s secret. It sprang up overnight because of magic. In Magic City, closeted witch (although she prefers to be called an "elemental engineer" or "skilled in chance reduction technology" due to the historical baggage associated with the "w" word) Hazel Matthews confronts how her secret is intertwined with the Magic City’s in order to find the inconsiderate so-and-so who not only killed her former fiancĂ© (who truth be told, probably needed killing), but also infected her with a fatal effluvium curse. Hazel must face creatures the Grimm brothers couldn’t explain, the persistent carnal interest of her former fiancĂ©’s brother, an insatiable Leanan Sidhe and the overprotective tendencies of a perpetually drunk Brownie to find a way around the curse or die within four days.  

Throughout its history, Birmingham has always been a city of dueling worlds. Race. Class. Old South. New South. Industry. Gentility. Magic City uses the lessons from Birmingham’s tumultuous past as a backdrop to contrast the worlds of the Natura (humans) and Diaspora (remnants of the supernatural beings who have turned Birmingham into magical Casablanca).
Magic City puts a Southern twist on the themes of La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats. 

Heather Leonard, a labor and employment lawyer/mediator by day, writes paranormal romance and romantic suspense in her ever so sparse free time. If she were a super-hero (and she wants to be - capes are sooo in this year), her superpowers would be the ability to find the best bottle of cheap champagne and answer all questions relating to Star Wars trivia. Her weaknesses would be the inability to resist good champagne and Star Wars trivia challenges. She also likes to talk about herself in the third person, as this bio indicates.

Heather is seeking representation.

You can find her on this blog (, Facebook (, and Twitter (@HNLeonard -

Kimberly MacCarron
"Mapping Fate" by Kimberly MacCarron

Her newly-nominated book MAPPING FATE is a New Adult mashup of magic and murder/mystery. When local girls are found dead in front of broken mirrors, Moira Cassidy teams up with the hot admissions officer at the local college to solve the murders, as rumors spread that Bloody Mary is back, seeking revenge against the town where she was killed 100 years ago.

Kimberly graduated with majors in Writing and Communications with minors in English and Public Relations. She worked as a speech writer, an assistant editor for a magazine, and a public relations specialist. It wasn’t until after she was married with children that she decided to pursue her dream of writing her own books.

She lives outside Washington, D.C. with her husband, five kids (ages 9-14), a demanding cat and one neglected garden. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found volunteering at school, chauffeuring kids to soccer, and covertly listening to her teenage daughters talk to their friends. In the name of research, of course.

Kimberly is a member of RWA, WRW, YARWA and The Golden Network. She is represented by Michelle Grajkowski at 3 Seas Literary Agency.

"Undercover Enchanter" by Melanie McCarthy

Melanie McCarthyWith over a decade of professional writing experience, Melanie is the writer of eight fiction manuscripts, including four fantasy romances, three contemporary romances and one children's fantasy. Her manuscripts have seen success in various RWA-sponsored contests including First Place in the Sweet Spicy Spooky Contest, Unsinkable Heroine Award in the Molly, Third Place in the Southern Heat Contest, Third Place in the STAR Contest and two semi-finalist showings in the Molly Contest. She was also a finalist in the FRW Golden Palm, the Cleveland Rocks Romance and the RWA Emily competitions.

Melanie is represented by Marisa Cleveland of The Seymour Agency.

Maria Powers"Coyote Walks" by Maria Powers

Prudence Porter, born a witch, is blood bonded to be the next family keeper of the Gabriel Hell Gate. But when her mother's death is foretold, Prudence will do anything to save her mother's life, even if it puts the entire human realm in jeopardy. Of course, the sexy coyote messenger who walks through her door may just have the power to change  everything.

Alex Driscoll, a shape shifting coyote from the Messenger clans, is determined to finish one last assignment in Gehenna and then he’s leaving to find his brother. Trouble is this assignment bonds him to Prudence and now he must face the Prince of Hell or risk losing Prudence forever. Only how can he ever be sure that she loves him when it was magic that brought them together. A shape shifting coyote and a born witch brought together by magic and betrayal must find the courage to trust each other and their love or risk plunging the world into a new dark age ruled by demons and fallen angels.

Maria Powers grew up in Southern California. She graduated with a degree in English and
promptly entered the Business world. By day she works in Affordable Housing wrangling
contracts and agreements with several government agencies, and by night she writes kickass
heroines and tough heroes with sensitive hearts ready to be tamed by the girl next door or beaten
into submission by the witch on the corner, whatever works. Maria’s current work in progress is
a Paranormal Romance series set in the San Gabriel Valley. The first book in the series, Coyote
Walks, is a finalist in this year’s Golden Heart® contest. She’s a member of the Romance
Writers of America® and is a member of three of the four local chapters, Los Angeles Romance
Authors, Orange County Chapter – RWA, and East Valley Authors.

Maria is currently unagented and seeking representation. She’s on Facebook and on Twitter @MariaPowers1. You can  find her at

"Stone Hunter" by Tara Sheets

Tara SheetsTwo-time Golden Heart® finalist, Tara Sheets, is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, and a graduate of the University of Washington’s Popular Fiction Writing Program.  She is a PNWA Literary Contest judge and has also served as a coordinator, moderator, and category chairperson for the annual PNWA Writers’ Conference.  Tara spent most of her childhood as an American abroad, growing up in different countries.  Always a voracious reader, she learned from a very early age that books have the power to take you anywhere you want to go, no matter where you are. In college Tara studied English Literature, Psychology, Philosophy, and Journalism.  She received a B.A. in Communications from California State University of Sacramento and worked as an editing intern at a public relations firm.  Shortly after graduating, she moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she discovered lots and lots of rain.  It took her ten years to decide to stay.  Now she has a book-loving family, a furry mop of a dog named Merlin, and one of Tolkien’s ents in her backyard.  She wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else.

Friday, June 12, 2015

#FuzzyFriday Interview Time with…Yogi!! (Faithful buddy to author Cynthia Eden)

Behind every great author are four paws and a wagging tail. New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Cynthia Eden is no exception. For Fuzzy Friday, her fur baby Yogi is being interviewed by my cat, J-Dog.  Here is what he has to say:

What is your human reading?

Who knows? The woman is always checking out her iPad. She was muttering about serial killers the other day, so could be that she’s researching again. Once she’s done with the research, though, I know she wants to read SHATTERED DUTY by Katie Reus. She’s mentioned that about 100 times lately.

What was the most recent thing you did to get in trouble (because dogs are always getting in trouble)?
Um, Cynthia *may* have been trying to write today when I realized that—obviously—the lawn guy was there to destroy me.  So perhaps I was a bit overzealous as I threw myself at the front door—again and again—and tried to let that guy know he was NOT welcome in my territory. She said my frantic barks distracted her. Totally ungrateful. I saved her life.

My mom Heather is always talking about how good your human's books are when I am trying to get her to put down her Kindle and give me treats. They must be awesome because I don't know she resists my cuteness.  What is your human's writing process?
She stares at her computer screen—a lot. She talks to herself. She makes weird faces. And she drinks way too much Red Bull. That *is* her writing process.

What is your human currently writing?

I know this!! She’s working on a new romantic suspense. BEWARE OF ME. When she first said that, I thought she was trying to warn me to stay away from her, but no…it was just her book title.

Why should people buy your human's most recent book?

People should buy DEAL WITH THE DEVIL because it’s got shifters and vampires and monsters. I LOVE monsters. Did you check out the pic of me in my Sleepy Hollow costume?  Monsters—beware!

Thanks for interviewing me, J-Dog—Yogi, out!!!!



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, though 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. 

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. 


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.
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