"David Blaine: Drowned Alive"

Posted in Romance on May 2nd, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

David Blaine is at it again–this time, he’s living underwater for a week (in front of NY’s Lincoln Center), and, at the end of his underwater week, he’s going to attempt to hold his breath for nine minutes (thus breaking the old breath holding record of 8 minutes, 58 seconds).

On May 8, ABC will air “David Blaine: Drowned Alive” so that viewers can tune in for the dramatic conclusion (which will feature the 9 minute breath holding routine) of David’s stay underwater.

Here’s an interesting tidbit: David trained with the Navy Seals in order to prepare for this stunt.

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Werewolf Romances

Posted in Romance on April 30th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

I love reading about werewolves. Absolutely love them. So many authors take different slants on the werewolf myth…and reading about those shape-shifters is always such fun.

Here are a few of my favorite werewolf reads (And, um, Michelle–sorry for the delay!):

1. Moonlight by Suzanne Forster (appeared in the Moonlight, Madness, and Magic anthology)
2. A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole (Yeah, I blogged about this story before–because it’s GREAT! Hey, Fuzz–this is the next book you have got to read!)
3. Master of the Moon by Angela Knight (this story features a female werewolf)
4. Derek’s Bane by MaryJanice Davidson (I love her funny style!)

I would list more, but my book closet collapsed on me the other day, and now the thousands of books that I have (yes, it’s truly thousands–I’ve been collecting for over 13 years now–I’ll post a pic soon), are in a horrible heap. Finding my favs is a bit of a problem…

But, the above listed books are wonderful reads. And, ahem, there’s always my werewolf novellas…

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Wanna write a Blaze?

Posted in Romance on April 28th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Over on the eHarlequin Board, they are running a Blaze pitch contest.

For anyone not familiar with Blaze, here are a few of the line’s requirements:

Word count: 70,000-75,000
Stories should be sensuous and highly romantic
Tone can be light and fun to dark and sexy
Heroes and heroines should be in early 20s and up

So, if you wanna pitch to the editor, good luck!

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What is sexy?

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

This morning, I watched the Today show and saw a very interesting segment on sexiness. Yes, sexiness.

The Today show conducted a study to determine exactly what women found sexy about men. Since I like to create sexy heroes that readers like, I was particuarly intrigued by this study. So, here are a few results:

1. Men shouldn’t cry. A majority of women don’t think it’s sexy for a man to cry. So, suck up those tears!
2. Facial hair should go. Um…I’m gonna disagree with the study here–I actually like facial hair on a guy.
3. Metrosexual vs. Lumberjack–apparently, the sexy winner is the lumberjack.
4. Cologne or no cologne: A majority of women found no scent to be sexier.
5. No hair vs. fake hair—and the winner is: No hair!
6. What is the sexiest attire for a guy? Casual–jeans and a t-shirt.
7. Is money sexy? Not really–so say most women.

A video of this segment is available on the Today website. Tomorrow’s show will reveal what features men find sexy about women. I know I’ll be watching.

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Yay! A good advanced review!

Posted in Romance on April 26th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Today, I got the first advanced review of Secrets, Volume 16 (which features my story, Never Enough). Janalee Ruschhaupt of Loves Romance gave the anthology 4.5 stars overall, and Never Enough got 5! Wow!

I think this might be my favorite quote from the review: “Ms. Eden’s strength lies in her ability to create sexual tension that is remarkably realistic, to the point you can almost feel the character’s deep passions and wanton desires flow across your own skin.”

Since I normally write paranormals, I was a bit anxious about how this story would be received. Glad to know that the first reviewer enjoyed it!

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