By Cynthia Eden
I’ve got an addiction to danger. I love the kick of adrenaline, the wild ride that comes from solving a murder, the thrill of hunting a killer. I love to figure out how a murderer’s mind works. Is he crazy—or just brutally cold-blooded? How does the killer think? How does the killer feel? How does he choose his victims?
I’ve also got an addiction to romance. I enjoy it when two characters fall in love, when they are willing to face any obstacle to be together. The emotions pull me in, and I’m totally hooked. I truly can’t stop reading.
Danger. Romance. Is it any wonder that I love to combine these elements to write romantic suspense? This genre gives me the perfect balance of danger and devotion. I can do a fifty-fifty split in the story as I write about deadly action and the struggle to fall in love.
In romantic suspense novels, villains are dark and demented. The high stakes are clear. And the pressure to survive? It’s extreme. But in every romance novel, one thing is guaranteed—the ending will be happy. It’s a safe threat. Readers can fear the villains in those pages. They can enjoy the tense suspense, but they can also be secure in knowing that before that book closes, good will triumph. The hero and heroine will survive. Love will totally win.
I’ve recently launched a new series with Avon Romance—my LOST series (Last Option Search Team). In these books, my LOST agents search for the missing. They look for the people standard law enforcement personnel have given up hope of finding. LOST agents don’t give up hope. They keep searching—always. Books one and two in this series, BROKEN and Twisted, are available now.
My villain in Twisted is an incredibly sadistic killer. He’s gifted with the ability to blend in seamlessly with his surroundings. He’s been taking victims from the Big Easy, and no one has even noticed his crimes. Until now. Until the LOST team arrives…
Will there be a happy ending in this book? I absolutely guarantee it. But will there be thrills in the pages? Chills? Well, it just wouldn’t be a romantic suspense without them.
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 fifty novels and novellas.
To learn more about Cynthia, please visit her website.
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