Writing Season

Posted in Romance on August 31st, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Halloween decorations are already up in the stores. Yep, giant spiders, black coffins, and laughing witches will now greet you as you enter Walgreens, Kirklands, Wal-Mart. And, I’ve even already seen a few Christmas decorations out there.

So, when I saw all these decorations, I got to thinking…Fall is coming. Just a few weeks away. I love fall–love the cooler weather, love the falling leave, love the trick-or-treaters. I also love the fact that it’s my writing season.

I write year-round. Write whenever I have the time, whenever the ideas strike. But there is just something about the months of September, October, and November–the ideas just flow faster for me then, flow easier. It’s always been this way for me.

I know other writers have said they write better at certain times of the day (morning versus evening), but am I the only one who writes better at a certain time of the year?

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My Book Closet

Posted in Romance on August 27th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Okay…here it is…a glimpse into my world, or rather, into my book closet. As you can see in the picture, I don’t have any of those “fancy” shelves. Just books. Lots and lots of books. (And, yes, since I don’t have shelves, I have to be careful pulling out said books b/c they do have a tendency to fall–and it hurts when fifty books land on my head!). I know I’ve had some of these books for over fifteen years (and that’s a bit scary). But, well, what can I say? I’m an obsessive reader. I fully believe that in order to be a good writer, one has to be an avid reader.

But I do think I might need to get another closet soon. Hmm…I wonder if Nick is still using his hobby closet…

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Snakes and Magic

Posted in Romance on August 23rd, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Okay…this post is going to be about movies because, well, I love movies. (Movies rank third on my obsession list–after books and chocolate.)

Last weekend, I had the pleasure (and, yes, I’m being serious, not sarcastic) of seeing Snakes on a Plane. So. Much. Fun. Sure, it was a bit graphic at times–definitely not a movie for the kiddies, but it was GREAT! I am such a Samuel L. Jackson fan! Put Samuel in plane full of snakes–basically snakes hyped on crack–and you have a sure-fire winner of a movie. No, the flick isn’t going to win an Academy Award–but who cares? It was a fun film!

Now, on to other films that I am greatly anticipating…magic films (and I mean honest-to-goodness movies about magic). First up, The Illusionist starring Edward Norton. Forbidden (possibly doomed love) and a magician with unbelieveable illusions…how can I pass this one up? Next on my agenda (all right–next when it releases in October) is The Prestige. Starring Michael Caine and Hugh Jackman, The Prestige promises awe-inspiring magic…but not just parlor tricks. The preview hints that the magic may be all too real.

Very exciting–it’s been far too long since I saw a good “magic” film. Actually, I don’t think I can remember the last magic movie I watched. Anyone out there know of a few good ones?

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New Red Sage Sale!!!

Posted in Romance on August 14th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Yay! I heard from my editor at Red Sage today–she likes Caged Wolf and wants to buy it for a future Secrets anthology! Caged Wolf is the last of my stories about my French werewolves–the trilogy is complete! I don’t have any estimated release date yet–hopefully, some time late next year (maybe December). Here’s a brief description of Caged Wolf (Alerac’s tale):

Alerac La Morte is not having a good day. He’s been drugged, kidnapped, and taken to some hole in the wall far from civilization. It seems that someone has discovered Alerac’s secret, someone knows that he’s a werewolf. He’s chained to the wall of the house, desperate for his freedom, furious…and then he sees her. Madison Langley, his captor. His mate. Just one look, and he knows that she’s the woman meant for him. But Madison hates his kind, she blames them for the death of her father, and she wants vengeance.

When captor is turned captive, Madison finds herself unable to resist Alerac’s desire, his hunger. Their need for each other is explosive, uncontrollable. And as their passion burns fiery hot, Alerac learns there’s more to his mate than meets the eye, for within her beats the heart of a wolf. Faced with the truth about herself, will Madison be able to accept her wolf nature, and will Alerac be able to convince her that he’s not the monster she thinks, that wolves are true, and when they mate…it’s forever?

I’m really excited over this sale. I’d hoped that Red Sage would buy my complete werewolf trilogy, and I’m so thrilled that I had the chance to write stories for all my Weres. (Or at least, all for now…)

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Torn in 2 Directions

Posted in Romance on August 13th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Okay, I’m feeling torn. I have two story ideas that are calling to me. Two very different ideas. One is for a fun, contemporary romance (on the racy side), and the other is a dark paranormal–very dark. I want to write them both, truly I do, but I just can’t decide which to do first.

For the writers out there–does this ever happen to you? Do you get 2 (or more) completely different ideas? And if so, how do you decide which to write? I think I’m going to sit in front of the computer–one hour today, one hour tomorrow. I’ll give each story its own hour. And perhaps, well, perhaps one story will flow faster for me. Easier. I’ll just have to wait and see. Fun and light, or dark and tortured…oh, decisions.

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