Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MINE TO CRAVE with Cynthia Eden

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden continues her dark and sexy “Mine” romantic suspense series with…MINE TO CRAVE.
From the moment that billionaire casino owner Drake Archer sees Jasmine Bennett, he’s obsessed. Consumed by desire for the mysterious redhead, Drake will do anything necessary to claim her. Yet as desire rages between them, danger is stalking ever closer. Drake’s past isn’t dead, and the ex-Special Forces agent will soon have to face the ghosts he left behind.

Jasmine isn’t who she pretends to be. She’s a woman on a mission—and she’s supposed to be stealing secrets from the mysterious Drake. Falling for him isn’t on her agenda, but when lust and love tangle together, all the rules get broken.

When Drake learns of Jasmine’s betrayal…all hell breaks loose. He knows that he should turn his back on her, but it’s too late for him. He can’t let her go, but he can teach her a lesson. No one betrays him…not without paying a heavy price. Drake will destroy all of the enemies on his trail, he’ll bury his past, and he’ll teach Jasmine to want only him…just as much as he craves her.

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“Thank you,” Jasmine told him.

“For what?”

“Saving me. That doesn’t happen a lot for me.”

He cranked the car. The engine immediately purred to life.

“Please.” The word seemed to be a bit hard for her to say. Interesting. “Don’t…don’t take me to a hospital. I’m staying in a motel just outside of town. Just drop me off there, and I’ll vanish from your life. I promise.”

He pulled into traffic. He was far too aware of her next to him.

“If you turn right at the next intersection, you’ll be able to get back to my motel.”

Drake stared at the road ahead of him.

“The turn is here,” Jasmine said, her voice breaking a bit. From pain? From fear? “You should go right—”

He didn’t go right.


“You’ve got a lot of secrets.”

“Why didn’t you turn? I told you, I’d vanish. I won’t bother you again.”

She was already bothering him plenty. He should drop her off at the nearest hospital. Get on a plane and head down to New Orleans. Find another woman and forget about her. But he heard himself say, “You’re not vanishing.”

Award-winning author CYNTHIA EDEN writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate.  Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

Here with us today are Drake Archer and Jasmine Bennett, the stars of MINE TO CRAVE. Drake and Jasmine, are, of course, thrilled to be here. They’re taking  a breather from the danger that is their lives and enjoying some quiet chat time. ;)

ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading? 
Jasmine:  Sleeping Beauty—I wanted her to wake up—fast!
Drake: Huckleberry Finn.

ANGI: What’s your favorite “love” word?
Jasmine: Darling, of course. Isn’t that what you are, Drake? My special darling?
Drake: Am I supposed to have one of those?  I call Jasmine “beautiful” because that is exactly what she is to me—what she’ll always be.

ANGI: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
Drake:  Uh, what?  How about Little Red Riding Hood? Mostly because I’ve been called a big, bad wolf a few times or twenty.

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
Jasmine:  Bugs Bunny.  Smart rabbit—he could get out of every dangerous situation. Kind of like…me.

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Jasmine:  The Princess Bride. And, um, Drake, would it kill you to try saying, “As you wish…” to me a few times? I mean, really.
Drake: Casino. What can I say? Vegas is my life.

ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
Jasmine: Chocolate.
Drake: I own several casinos, so I prefer to enjoy other people’s vices.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: What is your favorite thing about Drake and Jessica? Why does their chemistry only work for them?

CYNTHIA'S GOTTA ANSWER:  I love Drake and Jasmine because they are both characters with dark, troubled pasts. They have every reason in the world not to trust each other, but, somehow, they connect.  They feel safe together, and they create a fragile bond that can see them through the dangers that they face. 

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Previous GLIAS interviews 

My next release is a paranormal romance—ONCE BITTEN, TWICE BURNED. It features a very hot vampire and the women he will do anything to protect.  This book is the second one in my Phoenix Shifters series with Kensington Brava.

There are several other books currently available in the “Mine” series. Check out all the details on Cynthia's website. Like MINE TO CRAVE, these are dark stories of love and obsession.

CYNTHIA is giving away a$15 gift certificate.

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CYNTHIA WANTS TO KNOW: What do you crave most?


May said...

Chocolate and gummies. Love them so much.

Angi Morgan said...

Welcome back to GLIAS Cynthia.
Looking forward to more from this series !

Alexis N said...

What do I crave the most?...... Right now that would be a car. But hey at least on the bus I can get in extra reading time ;-)
I love your books Cynthia.
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Jen CW said...

I crave cookies and other baked goods.

Cynthia Eden said...

That sounds like an awesome combination!

Cynthia Eden said...

Thank you so much for having me here, Angi!

Cynthia Eden said...

Thank you, Alexis! And I sure hope you get that car!

Cynthia Eden said...

Oh, Jen, I am with you! I am seriously craving some chocolate chip cookies right now!

bn100 said...

Fun interview. Ice cream

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Donnell Ann Bell said...

Love this excerpt. What woman can resist a man who says, "You're not vanishing." Welcome back to Get Lost in a Story, Cynthia! Love your books!

Alexis N said...

Ok update, now that I've finally made it back home those baked goods are sounding real good. Cake and cookies a little of each. And that I can actually have... well at least the cookies. ;-)

Cynthia Eden said...

Ice cream always rocks!

Cynthia Eden said...

Thanks so much for the welcome back!

Cynthia Eden said...

I could go for cake right now! Cake and some milk!!!! LOL, I am such a wild woman. ;)

Anonymous said...

I love it when characters are interviewed. LOL

I crave cookies and, strangely enough...cheese. LOL

Marcy Shuler

Anonymous said...

It is chocolate al the way, thanks, congrats on book, so hot

Mary Preston said...

Such a fun interview with the characters thank you.


Anita H. said...

Great interview. What do I crave the most? I crave all the new releases of books that came out this week! If only my bank account could afford them all :P

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Ada said...

I'm trying not to crave food but I always crave chocolate covered almonds. Talk about yum! I can eat an entire bowl!! Aside from food, I totally crave an eReader. I want to get a Kindle Fire so bad!!!

Thanks for sharing the great interview!
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Alexis N said...

Ada I'm with you. I'm saving up to buy a Kindle Fire now. Brown _angel123 at yahoo dot com

Peaces of Me said...

I love this series of Cynthia's!!