DEADLY SECRETS, LOVING LIES
Family secrets must be kept, and painful wounds must be ignored.
After an all-out assault by a vicious terrorist bent on destroying her entire family, a former government agent must break the strict rules she has always lived by when she emerges from hiding to reluctantly accept the help of her all-too-sexy ex-lover.
Running a deadly race against time, they rush to rescue her kidnapped sister, find her missing father, and bring the notorious villain to justice. But nothing ever goes as planned.
Bullets fly, danger abounds, and their passion reignites even faster than the lies are flowing. But their stubbornly held secrets just might spell the end of their rekindled love and hopes for the future… as well as their very lives.
A DEADLY SNEAK PEEK
Kyle stared in disbelief at the odd, mushroom-shaped structure rising up from the cracked, dry earth of the Nevada desert.
"There she is," the voice of Johnny Garino, his crew chief and closest friend, buzzed in his earpiece.
Genie stood on the roof of the strange house. Three black SUVs were corralled on the ground far below her. She looked incredible, breathtaking, silhouetted against the brilliant blue sky. Kyle sucked in a breath as she clipped a cable to her belt.
She's getting ready to fly!" Johnny called out, his voice rising in pitch.
"Hold on, baby. I'm almost there." Kyle pushed down on the throttle urging the bird faster, even as he willed Genie to turn and see him, to hold on until he could sweep her away from the danger.
And once he did, once he had her safe and secure in his cockpit, then what?
Then he'd try not to kill her himself.
ALL ABOUT CYNTHIA
Cynthia Cooke is an award-winning, multi-published author who has published 11 books and short stories for Harlequin/Silhouette and Steeple Hill. Her latest book, Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies will be one of the launch books for Nina Bruhn’s Dead Sexy Romantic Suspense line at Entangled Publishing. Cynthia lives in North Carolina with her husband and three teenage kids who keep her world spinning. She has a deep affection for horror movies and thrillers, and all things that go bump in the night. And here in the South with the thick woods, creepy crawlers and graveyards haunting every corner, there is a lot of bumping to stir the imagination. Cynthia is known best for writing page-turners that will keep you up late into the night. So if you choose to take that ride, over the edge and into the dark, don’t forget to turn on the lights. Cynthia Cooke’s books aren’t sweet and they aren’t for the faint of heart. Enjoy the Dark Seduction.
ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
CYNTHIA: A lot! If I don't, then I stop reading or watching. There are too many good stories/movies out there to waste time on the ones that don't immediately suck me in. Recently, I've discovered Nevada Barr. She writes mysteries, and while I do miss the romantic element, I love her voice and the main character in her stories.
ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading?
CYNTHIA: I was an absolute Nancy Drew nut. There was a list of all the Nancy Drew books on the back of my little yellow book, and I would cross them all out until I read them all.
ANGI: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
CYNTHIA: Cinderella. I love that through it all she keeps her integrity, her friends come to help her, her prince searches high and low for her, and the bad guys get it in the end while she lives happily ever after.
ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
CYNTHIA: Well, when I was a kid, I loved Scooby Doo. They were always getting into trouble, and not afraid to rush into danger. Then when the kids were small, I loved Sailor Moon. She was whiny, but she and her Sailor Scouts would always save the day. And of course, she loved Tuxedo Mask who would rescue her with a flip of a rose. Silly! But somehow it worked.
ANGI: What do you like about the hero of your book?
CYNTHIA: My hero is awesome. He is strong, and great at what he does. He's a good-guy agent, always doing the right thing. But he's not afraid to break the rules when it comes to the heroine. He'll go over the line to keep her safe and win back her love. And even after she pushes him to far, he still takes her back in the end. He can't help it. He's in love.
ANGI: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
CYNTHIA: I wish I could, but I barely listen to music since I'm always listening to audio books.
ANGI: Where do you read and how often?
CYNTHIA: I read all the time. I listen to audio books in the car, even if I'm just going to the store. And I like to read in bed at night right before I fall asleep.
ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
CYNTHIA: Water. Either at a lake or the ocean. I just love the sound of water lapping, waves crashing.
ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
CYNTHIA: Action adventure. I remember for my eighth birthday all my little friends wanted to go see some dippy movie, but I insisted on Sinbad! I was the only one who LOVED it!
ANGI: What was the first story you remember writing?
CYNTHIA: I spent several years writing a ghost story / romance. Now, I want to apologize for all the people who had to critique it over and over for all those years. And no, once I finally moved on, it never came out from under the bed.
ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
CYNTHIA: That's tough. I don't have one. There's so many I loved. Rosemary's Baby. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (original). The Omen (original). Obviously, I loved horror movies.
ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain?
CYNTHIA: I don't have a favorite villain, but my favorite hero's are James Bond and Dirk Pitt.
ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
CYNTHIA: Caffeine. I'm plagued with migraines and my neurologist told me to stay away from it, but I can't live without my afternoon tea.
ANGI: How is it working with hot guys and sexy women all day?
CYNTHIA: You know when I'm deep in a story, they're not hot guys and sexy gals, they're people with issues that need to be resolved, and by rubbing them together enough and forcing them to have to 'deal' with each other, somehow they magically figure it all out.
ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: I noticed on your website that you like trailer camping. ME TOO! I’ve done the Boy Scout thing, even training others how to pitch a tent or stay dry, but I have to admit I really enjoy taking my bed with me. Tell us about one of your favorite “camping” spots or experiences.
CYNTHIA’S GOTTA ANSWER: When my kids were a lot younger, my son decided he was going to become a volcanologist. Since we lived in California, we packed up the kids and the dogs and started driving north. We went by Lassen, Mt. Shasta, walked through Lava Tubes in Bend Oregon and climbed a mountain of Obsidian. We continued north to Mt. St. Helens, and I must say the trip was awesome. I loved the Seattle area, in fact, it was that trip that inspired the location for my first Romantic Suspense, Shiver, and the location for the island on the Puget Sound in Deadly Secrets Loving Lies. To me, being able to get into the car and explore the back roads, is the best part about camping. Another favorite spot - Sedona. Now that the kids are older, they don't like to spend long periods of time in the car, so we usually end up at the beach. Luckily, I love the beach!
PREVIOUS RELEASES: Cynthia’s website has a complete list.
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