I’m waiting for…

Posted in Romance on February 21st, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

I’m currently counting down the days until the release of the next Christine Feehan Carpathian tale–Dark Demon. According to Amazon.com, it’ll be out on March 28, 2006. Hmmm. Just a little over a month to go. I can do that–I mean, it’s not like I don’t have plenty to keep me occupied–what with my sweet little baby, my writing, editing, housecleaning, and my fanatic movie watching. So, sure, I can make it until March 28th. Really.

All right…I’ll probably start haunting the book store around March 25. Hey, what can I say? Sometimes the people at my local Books-a-Million screw up and put the books out too early. Their mistake, my joy.

Christine Feehan is on my auto buy list. Anytime one of her books comes out, I buy it instantly. I don’t bother reading the book jacket. I don’t read any reviews. I just buy it. The woman is that good.

I love her Carpathians, and I also really adore her Seven Sisters (Drake Sisters) stories. The next Drake tale won’t be coming out until this summer, dang it. But I’ll sure be picking it up. Right now, I don’t know much about Dangerous Tides–it’s Libby’s tale, and after her…I’m really hoping that Hannah and Jonas’s story will be released. Christine Feehan has done a great job of setting up their relationship in the previous books, and now I can’t wait to find out how their story ends!

So, I guess I’ll go back to waiting…

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Humor Me

Posted in Romance on February 19th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

You know, every now and then, I really get in the mood for some fun. I don’t want serious drama. I don’t want some wrenching emotional roller coaster that will leave me feeling wiped out.

I just want a good time…or rather, I want a good, humorous book to read.

The problem is…sometimes it’s dang hard to find the perfect funny book. I mean, Oprah is out there with her bookclub…but those aren’t funny stories. Those would be the afore-mentioned tear-jerkers that I am trying to avoid.

So, in the interest of helping others out there who might be like me (searching for humor in a sometimes humor-less world!), I thought I might list a few of my favorite funny writers. These authors always make me grin, and sometimes they even make me laugh out loud. So, here they are:

MaryJanice Davidson
Jill Barnett (I’m referring to her old historicals, Bewitching and Dreaming–hey, they’re paranormals, and they’re incredibly funny!)
Erin McCarthy

Those ladies are my top three. Anybody want to add more?

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Sleep Is For The Weak

Posted in Romance on February 18th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Yep, it’s 2:28 a.m., and I’m up writing/editing. Hubby and baby are sleeping, so it seems like the perfect time.
I’ll probably regret doing this tomorrow (um…I mean later today), but right now…well, I’m on a roll, baby!

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New Harlequin Line, Part 2

Posted in Romance on February 16th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

Okay…I’ve got a bit more info on the previously mentioned Harlequin line. The tentative title for the line is Nocturne, and there’s a thread on it over at the eHarlequin site. Check it out!

Heroes are supposed to be alpha, romance is supposed to be very important, and the story should be dark–by that I mean no light comedy stories.

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My Hero, The Commander

Posted in Romance on February 16th, 2006 by Cynthia Eden

There are many superheroes out there–Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman–and while they’re all great, they just can’t compare to my favorite hero, Commander USA.

Oh, Commander USA. What fond memories I have of you! You…and your pal Lefty. Because when you used the cigar to draw Lefty’s face–well, that was just pure genius.

I watched Commander USA every weekend when I was a child. I watched his “Groovie Movies” eagerly–for it was those movies that first got me hooked on the paranormal. The good old Commander (“Soaring Superhero, Legion of Decency….retired”) would show an interesting variety of old horror flicks. Tons of Dracula movies, zombie shows, and just about every Vincent Price movie that you can name.

Oh, the joy.

I was actually a proud member of the Commander’s fan club. Had a membership card and everything.

And, then, one day…the Commander went away. And there were no more good movies for me to watch on the weekend. Sigh.

It’s so painful when a hero vanishes…

Now, for those of you who know the Commander, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. But, everyone else, well, you probably will just think I’m a little crazy. But that’s okay, too.

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