Welcome to Romance Week!
Today I have the wonderful Cynthia Garner and Chrystal @ Snowdrop Dreams of Books has the equally amazing Rachel Harris!
Cynthia Garner discovered her love for writing when her sixth grade teacher told the class to write a story that began "It was a dark and stormy night..." With that Cynthia's love for all things paranormal was born.
When she's not working her day job as a mostly mild-mannered Human Resources Manager, she's on her laptop writing or playing way too much Solitaire. Originally from Northeast Ohio, Cynthia now lives in the desert Southwest.
Hello Cynthia! Thank you for participating in our 3rd annual Romance Week!
What drew you to writing Romance to begin with?
I love to read romance, so when I decided to try my hand at fiction writing, it was natural to write what I love to read.
What is a typical “day” in your writing life?
I basically have two full-time jobs--my day job as a Human Resources Manager and my writing job. My alarm goes off at 5:00 a.m. M-F and I usually manage to drag myself out of bed after hitting the snooze only twice. Often three times. Occasionally four times. I'm at work between 7:00 and 7:30 and leave at 3:00. I may run errands, do grocery shopping, etc., and am usually home by 4:30 or 5:00. Then it's firing up the laptop, checking email and social networking sites, then fixing dinner. Usually by 6:00 I'm working on writing--either editing, writing, or plotting/creating. I usually stop by about 8:00 or 9:00 because my brain isn't working so well by that point. I get a lot of my writing done on the weekends, where I'll put in at least 8 hours each day. I drink a lot of water and iced tea when I'm working, so there are frequent breaks for, you know. Empty myself of liquids so I can get more liquids to drink.
What 2 authors are you dying to write an anthology with?
Oh, wow. There are so, so many! Hmm. Right now I'll go with Larissa Ione and J.R. Ward.
If you could hop into any romance novel, what would it be?
This is a hard one, too! Honestly, I'm stumped. I'm not all that adventurous--I leave that up to my heroines!
If you were stranded on an island, what 5 books would you take with you?
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Moondust and Madness by Janelle Taylor; Dracula by Bram Stoker; any of The Breeds series by Lora Leigh; and How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks.
Quick & Easy:
1. Book or E-book? Book
2. Day or Night? Day
3. Coffee or Tea? Tea
4. Plotter or Panster? Plotter
5. Dark or Milk Chocolate? Milk
6. Wallflower or Belle of the Ball? Wallflower
7. Laptop or Desktop? Laptop
8. Love at first sight or Second chances? Second chances
9. Angel or Demon? Demon
10. Reality or Fiction? Fiction
11. Author’s Choice - what do you want to ask the readers? What is your favorite paranormal creature, and why?
Great titles by Cynthia Garner:
The next opening of the rift is coming-and its consequences will be deadly. A rogue group of human-hating preternaturals is planning an apocalyptic attack, but the Council of Preternaturals may have found the key to saving the world: Keira O’Brien, a fey with a long criminal record, whose empathic abilities once made her the queen of con artists. If she successfully infiltrates the dangerous faction, the sins of her past will be forgiven.
Keira isn’t the only agent working against the rogue prets. Finn Evnissyen, a powerful demon with a dark lineage, is a hired assassin looking for a way out. If he stops the threat, he will finally earn his freedom. As the rift fast approaches, and danger escalates, Finn and Keira must discover if they’re on the same side-or sleeping with the enemy . . .
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