ICE COLD SAINT – Releases on 9/13/22

Posted in Romance on September 12th, 2022 by Cynthia Eden

โ€œDonโ€™t worry. Iโ€™m not about to fall into her web.โ€ – Saint

Spoiler alert…There should probably be some worry. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ICE COLD SAINT releases tomorrow!!

Like all of my “Ice Breaker Cold Case Romances”–this tale is a stand-alone read full of steam, twists, some humor, and danger.

๐’๐ก๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž ๐š ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ง. ๐…๐š๐ข๐ซ ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก, ๐ก๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ ๐ž๐ฑ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฅ. ๐‚๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž? ๐“๐ข๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ. ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ ๐ง๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฒ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ฅ๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ก ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ.

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Read the Prologue & First Chapter of ICE COLD SAINT

Posted in Romance, Latest News on September 5th, 2022 by Cynthia Eden

ICE COLD SAINT will release on 9/13/22, but you can read the prologue and first chapter right now.

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Meet Alice Shephard…

Posted in Romance on September 4th, 2022 by Cynthia Eden

Character Profile: Alice Shephard


Job: Owner of Abracadabra, a speakeasy in Savannah, GA

Alice is currently the suspect in the disappearances of her three exes…and she certainly knows a thing or two about how to make someone disappear because her father was a magician. He taught her all he knew about the fine art of misdirection.

๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง…You get your audience to look to the left, when all the while, the real action is happening to the right…or even under the audience members’ very noses.

โ€œ๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐ฅ, ๐€๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ž?โ€

โ€œ๐ˆโ€™๐ฆ ๐ฐ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ˆโ€™๐ฏ๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ž๐๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž.โ€

Alice is not some sweet and innocent heroine. Her past is dark, she’s dark, and she is not looking for a hero to rush in and save the day. A good thing, because Saint has never been called anyone’s hero…

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ICE COLD SAINT – Coming in Two Weeks!!!

Posted in Romance, Latest News on August 30th, 2022 by Cynthia Eden

It’s just two weeks until the release of ICE COLD SAINT…so how about a teaser??

She stiffened. โ€œIโ€™m not afraid.โ€

๐‘Œ๐‘’๐‘ , ๐‘ ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘’๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก, ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’. ๐ผ ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ค. โ€œDo you want more from me?โ€ A deliberate question.

โ€œWhat might that more be?โ€ Alice returned with one eyebrow rising.

โ€œOh, you know, someone who isnโ€™t afraid of what might happen in the middle of the night. Someone who can keep you safe, even from yourself.โ€

She swallowed. โ€œA hero. Howโ€ฆcute.โ€

โ€œNah, baby. Thatโ€™s not what you want. You want someone who can handle the dark. Who isnโ€™t going to run if things go to hell. And that would be me. You know it, deep inside. Itโ€™s the reason you let ๐‘š๐‘’ inside.โ€

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Posted in Romance, Latest News on August 21st, 2022 by Cynthia Eden

Ready for a tease from ICE COLD SAINT?

His lips twitched. Not a full smile, but definite amusement. For just a fleeting moment. โ€œWhat makes you think I want you?โ€

She almost laughed again. Alice realized she hadnโ€™t enjoyed this much fun inโ€ฆhmm, she couldnโ€™t remember when. Ages. โ€œSeriously? I know lust when I see it in a manโ€™s eyes. When you looked at me inside Abracadabra, letโ€™s just say your gaze was blazing.โ€

His jaw hardened.

Well, well. Someone didnโ€™t like being called out on his desire. Too bad.

โ€œI guess youโ€™re used to men wanting you,โ€ he said, his voice a deep and dark, utterly delicious rumble that slid over her. โ€œSo you just assume weโ€™re all the same.โ€

She would never make that fatal assumption.

โ€œBut Iโ€™m not here to seduce you, Alice.โ€

โ€œNo? Then what are you here to do?โ€

His hand lifted. She tensed automatically, then wanted to curse herself. His fingers reached out and stroked her cheek. The caress was as gentle as a breath of wind on her skin. She could feel the calluses on the edges of his fingertips, but his touch was ever so careful. She even wanted to turn into his touch, as crazy as thatโ€”

โ€œIโ€™m here to take you down.โ€ His voice was serious and a bit sad. And utterly, utterly certain.

So she did turn into his touch. She nuzzled a little against his hand and heard the swift inhalation of his breath. But Alice didnโ€™t smile at his reaction. Now wasnโ€™t the time for a smile. However, it was time for a little bit of truth with her mysterious stranger. Testing, she let her lips skim over his handโ€ฆ

She saw him tense. Felt it.

His hand jerked back from her.

Alice lifted her chin. โ€œYou said that wrong.โ€

His hands were at his sides. The one sheโ€™d touched with her mouth? That hand had curled into a fist. So very telling. For a moment, she admired the dark swirls on his fist. His tats were interesting. Something sheโ€™d noticed while heโ€™d drank his old fashioned inside. The tats covered the back of his hands. Slid up his wrists. Did they go higher up his arms? Hard to say since he was wearing that ancient-looking jacket.

๐น๐‘œ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ . Right. Because she needed to set this poor man straight. Alice let a little sigh slip from her. โ€œWhat you meant was that youโ€™re here to fall in love with me.โ€

โ€œThatโ€™s damn well not what I meant.โ€

Alice stepped toward him. She put her hand on his chest.

โ€œLady, you are playing with fire,โ€ he warned.

โ€œIโ€™m not playing.โ€ His heart raced beneath her touch. โ€œI donโ€™t play. Thatโ€™s probably the first thing you should learn about me.โ€

โ€œI already learned plenty.โ€

Alice filed that revealing bit away for later. โ€œYou bust into my life and say that youโ€™re here to take me down.โ€

โ€œThere is the little matter of three murders tied to youโ€ฆโ€

She pressed up on her toes. She liked his mouth. Firm but sculpted lips. She liked his jaw, too. Hard and strong. There was a little cleft in his chin that she found delightful. It didnโ€™t soften his fierce, handsome face, though. If anything, the faint cleft somehow made him seem sexier. His dark, thick hair had been shoved back from his forehead, and faint stubble covered his jaw. โ€œYouโ€™re not a cop.โ€


โ€œNo. You donโ€™t look like a cop, and you certainly donโ€™t act like one.โ€

โ€œYou donโ€™t know me. Donโ€™t make assumptions.โ€

โ€œAh. I could say the same thing to you.โ€ She was staring at his mouth. Definitely considering kissing him simply for the hell of it. โ€œDamn.โ€ Regretful. She began to ease off her toes and back down. โ€œI know what you are.โ€

โ€œAnd what am I?โ€

Obviouslyโ€ฆ โ€œThe bad guy.โ€ Another sigh. More forlorn this time. โ€œThatโ€™s the only kind of guy Iโ€™m attracted to.โ€ She was most certainly attracted to him. โ€œSort of a talent I have. Some women go for men who bring them flowers and treat them to candlelight dinners. Me? I tend to get drawn to the men who are trouble.โ€

โ€œAre you sure that you arenโ€™t trouble?โ€

Oh, she was. โ€œThe worst kind of trouble,โ€ Alice affirmed without hesitation. โ€œRemember that about me and stay away, would you?โ€

โ€œWhy? If I donโ€™t stay away, will I end up like your last three lovers?โ€

She didnโ€™t flinch. Didnโ€™t gasp. Didnโ€™t put her hand to her heart dramatically as if those cutting words had just, well, cut โ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ. Even though they had.

๐ท๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘–๐‘ก โ€œEnd up like them?โ€ She pondered that. Pretended to ponder it. โ€œYou mean enormously satisfied and ruined sexually for everyone else?โ€

A beat of silence. He cleared his throat. โ€œNo.โ€ A rasp. โ€œI meant dead.โ€

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