Monday, February 4, 2013

Meet Cynthia Eden

GUARDIAN RANGER

"Trust me."

The Last Chance bar was Veronica Lane's last hope. Desperate to find her missing brother, the sheltered computer programmer turned to Jasper Adams—the man she'd been warned to stay far away from. Veronica knew she was putting her life in the hands of the former Ranger, who aroused desire she had to resist at all costs.

Posing as a ruthless mercenary was a cover for what Jasper was really doing: hunting a killer. And Veronica was in the line of fire. The soldier-turned-elite-ops-agent knew he was playing a dangerous game—trying to win her trust while deceiving her about his true mission. What would happen once Veronica discovered that everything about him was a lie…everything except his passion for her?

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Related Books in Series: ALPHA ONE (January 2013) is the first book in the series. Later in 2013, SHARPSHOOTER (book 3) and GLITTER AND GUNFIRE (book 4) will be released.
Book’s location: the small Texas town of Whiskey Ridge.

CYNTHIA QUICK DATE FACTS:
hiking boots or high heels? hiking boots
dinner out or dining in? dinner out, I am such a lazy cook!
flowers or candy? flowers
date dressed in a suit or jeans? jeans
texting or a real phone call? texting

What or who inspired the hero for GUARDIAN RANGER?
CYNTHIA:  My hero in GUARDIAN RANGER is a fierce, protective alpha guy—he’s ex-military, and he’s used to facing danger.  For his inspiration, I’ll be honest—I went for one of my all-time favorite ex-military guys—Face from the A-Team.   Face is a good-looking guy, so good-looking that people often aren’t prepared for just how dangerous he can be.  That attractive surface can sure be deceptive.

What or who inspired the heroine for GUARDIAN RANGER?
CYNTHIA:   For my heroine, I wanted to create a character who was opposite (in many ways) from my hero. While his strength lies in the physical arena, my heroine is a computer genius—give her enough time, and she can usually figure out anything with her computers.  I like to pair up opposite characters so that their strengths (and weaknesses) can play off each other. 

Is there a hero you’re just dying to write about for Intrigue? 
CYNTHIA:   One of the secondary characters in this book, GUNNER ORTEZ, is a guy that I so wanted to write about—and then Intrigue gave me the chance to do just that! So I *was* dying to write about my sharpshooter, but now I’m all happy because his story is done. ;)

Where would your hero “pop the question” to your heroine (hopefully no story spoilers)?
CYNTHIA:   LOL, Jasper is an “in-the-moment” kind of guy. I think he’d propose as soon as he could, and the guy wouldn’t even notice/realize where they were.

What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day date for your characters from GUARDIAN RANGER?
CYNTHIA:   I think they would like a little peace and quiet (no gunfire or killers stalking them). An isolated cabin, roses…chocolate. Did I mention the no killers rule?

GOTTA ASK: If you had to choose a movie to describe GUARDIAN RANGER, which would it be?
CYNTHIA’S GOTTA ANSWER:  That is so tough!  It’s an action-adventure flick with the team working together (again, think A-Team), but it’s also a romance at its core—Bodyguard in the sense that the hero will put his life on the line in order to protect the heroine. 

FIND CYNTHIA at the Intrigue Blog and  
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UP NEXT by CYNTHIA
DIE FOR ME
Amazon Montlake
February 2013 is a double-release month for me!


PREVIOUS RELEASES by CYNTHIA




ALPHA ONE
Harlequin Intrigue
January 2012



ANGEL IN CHAINS
Kensington Brava
December 2012
  
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? THE QUESTION FOR READERS TODAY ?
Since I described an ideal Valentine’s Day for my characters, what is *your* ideal Valentine date?

50 comments:

  1. I just think time together. I don't need the frills & for me it's the rest of the year that counts more.

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  2. Welcome to Get Lost in a Story, Cynthia. Jasper is my kind of guy. So glad Intrigue gave you this opportunity. Be sure and come over to Goodreads and the Get Lost in a Story group and add your books to our bookshelf when you have a moment. Thanks for visiting us today and here's to another fabulous release!

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  3. Good Morning, Cynthia and welcome to GLIAS! It's so good to have you here AND with Intrigue.

    Valentine's Day around here is never celebrated ON V'Day itself. My husband travels and set that precedence the very first year we were engaged. But this year, he's here. SO...*I'm* making all the plans. Made him take a vacation day and I've got tickets and appointments and...plans !! It's his year to be surprised and find out what thinking ahead can do. HaHa. ~Angi

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    1. Morning, Angi! Thanks so much for having me over today!

      I hope your "surprise" Valentine's Day works out wonderfully well for you!

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  4. My ideal Valentine's Day would be spending quality time with my hubby. It could be a romantic dinner date at our favorite restaurant followed by a full body massage at our fave spa.

    Diana
    dinbarrios at yahoo dot com

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    1. Full body massage? Oh, I am so jealous, Diana!

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  5. Quiet alone time, it doesn't have to be anything fancy!

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    1. Forgot my to add my email
      taccb(underscore)1981(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    2. I totally agree! ;) That alone time can be fabulous!

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  6. Quiet time with my family. I like a low-key day.

    yenastone at aol dot com

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  7. The perfect Valentine date would be a low key dinner date with my hubby and then some bedroom chocolate fun!
    mrs.robinbird@gmail.com

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  8. A quiet dinner for two and some quiet time is always best.

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  9. A perfect Valentine's Day for me would be pizza and wine in front of the fire and maybe a movie playing in the background. Some chocolate would be nice too ;).
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Oh I love the Faceman, great guy to base a hero on!

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    1. I always loved him--and Madman Murdock. ;)

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  11. My favorite Valentine´s is staying at home with my hubby, a glass of red and good food. I´m not big on going out, i rather stay in.
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Monday!
    //Linda
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

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    1. I think staying in sounds like a great plan!

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  12. I am not too picky, I think... Just lots of chocolates and candies that have no calories from my husband.... (I know... I know... they don't exist but one can dream when it's thinking about an ideal...)

    maybe31 at yahoo.com

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  13. A nice dinner and goood wine with my hubby.... and chocolate should show up somewhere..

    girlygirlhoosier at yahoo dot com

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    1. I'm always happy anytime chocolate shows up. ;)

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  14. Flowers first because they are so impractical and I'm usually very practical. A nice dinner out (because I usually cook). Some wine and a decadent dessert since I rarely order it. The best thing about dinner out together is you pay attention only to each other!

    catslady5@aol.com

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    1. I always get excited for flowers, too. ;) They just make me smile!

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  15. My ideal Valentine's date would be getting to spend the day with Clay Matthews doing whatever he wants for the whole day! But since that wont happen, a nice dinner and cuddle time with a nice gentleman would be awesome :)
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  16. Just spending quality time with loved ones. <3 Then everyday would be valentines day!
    leamei1981@yahoo.com

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  17. spending alone time with hubby cuddling doing anything as long as together

    jessicaoz@hotmail.com

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    1. Jessica, I hope you have a great Valentine's!

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  18. My ideal valentines date would be to snuggle up on the couch with my hunny, a nice glass of wine and great movie before heading to bed for more fun.

    theresa.esterline@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, I could go for that wine right now!

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  19. A meal someone else cooked

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceFebruary 4, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    I agree that getting time to enjoy each other would be the best. I am single and have never had a date for Valentines. I don't understand why people need to spend tons of money on someone when time would be the best thing. I think simple would be the best. Maybe dinner ordered from a nice restaurant shared in front of a cozy fire and an old favorite movie playing in the background.

    fantum2004ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Laura, I think simple would be the best, too. It's not fancy gifts that matter.

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  21. Since I am currently single, my ideal V-Day this year will be curling up on the couch, with some chocolate and a good romance book :)
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. June, I hope the chocolate is deliciously decadent!

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  22. Thank you all for sharing your Valentine's Day thoughts with me!

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  23. Going to a Bed and Breakfast for the weekend with boyfriend and relaxing with each other.

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Ideal Valentine's date is for a man to cook a nice dinner for me and then spend the evening cuddling on the couch with a romantic movie. I'd rather have cozy than extravagant.

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  26. I love everyone on the A-Team, especially Face!
    My family and I have had a rough year so far so this year the Valentine's date would be spending an evening at home with my daughters and husband. Pizza and movies with the ones that I love would be perfect for me.
    jordan_lisa at hotmail dot com

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  27. Ideal date would be find a babysitter for the kids. Go to dinner with flowers waiting at the table. Then go to the movies(an adult movie) and a little holding hands and some making out. Then go home and spend the rest of the night in bed.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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  28. Thanks again for spending the day with us, Cynthia. I'm really looking forward to reading both of your Intrigues !! ~Angi

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