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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Guest Post by Cindy Paterson Author of FALL

Book 3 in the Senses Series
Cindy Paterson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: May 7th 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9917327-1-5

Number of pages: 244 approx.
Word Count: 98,000

Cover Artist: Mark Paterson

Book Description:

“He’s destroying me—us. I need him like my next breath, yet I’m suffocating.”

An unrequited love that has ripped her to pieces.

Delara has loved Waleron for over a century. Their intense chemistry is sensual, gripping, irresistible. But tragedy struck, and after sixty-one years of believing he was dead, Waleron returns a tortured man. He claims the man she loves is dead, yet the undeniable sexual tension still pulls them together. 

“I am no longer the man you love, maitagarri. I am incapable of it.”

Waleron has given his oath to protect the Senses. He will sacrifice everything for them. But there is one Senses he has vowed to protect more than any other—Delara. He will do anything to make certain she is safe, even if it means he must deny her the love they once shared.

She is the hunted.

Delara’s life is in jeopardy and Waleron will do anything to protect her. But he never suspected that Xamien, the man he brings to help protect her is way more important to her than he ever knew.

Torn between two men and hunted by another, Delara must fight her hardest battle—herself.

About the Author:

I am Xamien’s secret lover. Well, in my head I am and since I’m single this is completely allowed. Some of you may ask, who is Xamien, don’t worry you will meet him soon enough, but no falling in love with him. He is all mine.

Writing books is a fantastic way to have adventures that are impossible to have otherwise. I mean do you really want to fall in love with Waleron? He is so unstable and would never pick up after your dogs or clean the litter box. Not to mention the fact that he is always out killing disgusting grave robbing bug people.

Curling up with a good book and losing yourself to another time and place is the greatest reward. Being able to feel a character’s emotions, their fears, pain and love. Now that is incredible. I relish in the books that stay with me long after they have ended. This is what I strive for in my writing. To give the readers, and myself, an escape into another world, my world.

I have been writing since I was twelve. My parents, sorry mom and dad, would send me to my room for an hour every night to do homework, and instead I wrote stories. Oops, guess that is why I did so bad in math.

I have never stopped writing since then and never will. It’s like an addiction, but a good one. I adore stepping into the shoes of a character and deciding their fate. The characters are why I write. I want to fall in love with them (even the bad ones), so that I care about what happens to them in a story. If I can’t care about the characters then why bother with the story.

I live in Toronto with a menagerie of pets that keep me on my toes.

Guest Post
I asked the author about a playlist for when she's writing certain scenes, etc. I know we as readers often have songs in our heads as we're reading, but I love knowing what the authors are "hearing" as they write! So...take it away Cindy Paterson! 

Music Playlist

Hey Tiffany, Cindy Paterson here!

I love my music big time. I also can’t write without something in the background and whatever is playing has to coincide with what I’m writing. I have playlists for the different scenes and I like to change them up every so often so they don’t become dull.

Action Scenes

He smashed his fist through the glass French door and blood dripped from the cuts in his skin. He didn’t appear to notice. “He’s dead. Dead, damn it.” The glass crunched beneath his feet as he came towards her. He grabbed her by the shoulders, fingers digging into her flesh.

Bad, Bad Leroy by Jim Croce
Hysteria by Muse
Poker Face by Lady Gaga
Pretty Vegas By Inxs
Pull Me Out Alive by Kaki King
I will Survive by Aretha Franklin
One Headlight by Wallflowers
Only Time Will Tell by Asia
Never Again by The Midway State
This is what it feels like (feat. Trevor Guthrie) by Armin van Buuren (rockin’ video)

Emotional Scenes

“He promised,” she whispered. “I can’t let him...” The sobs overtook her and she dug at the gravel, pawing like a wild animal trapped in hell, the stones tearing at her skin, imbedding beneath her fingernails. “We were going to—to go away. I love him. Please, I love him. I can’t lose him.”

Gone by Ioanna Gika
For the Love of a Princess by James Horner & Lisa Gerrard
My Immortal by Evanescence
Into the West by Annie Lennox
Braveheart by Eric Rigler & Bill Garden Orchestra
A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope
Tell Me Now by Hans Zimmer
This Woman’s Work by Greg Laswell
Transformer Albums
Snow White by James Newton Howard
What I’ve Done by Linkin Park
Skyscraper by Demi Lovato
Satellite Heart by Anya Marina
Unfinished Memories by Eowyn
Paper Weight by Joshua Radin &Schuyler Fisk
Life Cycle by John Puchiele Ensemble
Twenty Years by Augustana
Irdescent by Linkin Park
Anything Nickleback

And finally the Sex Scenes (with a glass of red wine)

     His finger hooked the silk black material of her panties and he heard her sharp intake of breath. She placed her hands on his belt, released the leather from its loop and then undid the buckle. He swore he was going to come right then and there as her knuckles nudged his erection.

Angel by Sarah McLachlan
But you Know I Love You by Alison Krauss;Union Station
Dreaming With A Broken Heart by John Mayer
Everything by Michael Buble
Home By Sarah McLachlan
Picture by Kid Rock with Sheryl Crow
More Time by Needtobreathe
Love Remains the Same by Gavin Rossdale
Love you ‘Til the End by The Progues
Best I Ever Had by State of Shock
Torn by Natalie Imbuglia
Lips of An Angel by Hinder
We are Broken by Paramore
Run by Leona Lewis
If Ever I could Love by Keith Urban
Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Thank you so much Tiffany for having me on your blog today. It’s been a blast!

 Thanks so much for stopping by, Cindy! You know I'm totally gonna run and get whatever songs I'm missing from my music collection now! :) 

I also have an excerpt for you, my dear blog readers! And a giveaway! 

 “Eavesdropping?” Before he could defend, or more than likely not bother, she continued, “Why didn’t you say something? You said you’d tell him.”
He raised both hands in the air as if to ward of any further assault. “I did, Kitten. He refused.” The conversation had been simple—Xamien volunteered to stay and help protect Delara and hunt Tarek in order for her to stay here. Waleron’s answer was no and he hung up on him. Xamien seriously was beginning to not like the guy.
Her eyes narrowed. “Well you’re a Taldeburu, Trace to the Realm and tell the Wraiths.”
“A bit dramatic, don’t you think? Besides, it’s his decision,” Xamien replied. “You’re part of his Talde, not mine. I can offer suggestions, but nothing more. Ultimately, you should listen to him.”
“He doesn’t own me.” Her hair was up in a wide clip with a few tendrils wet and hanging down the back of her black V-neck shirt. Her feet were bare and there were still droplets of water clinging to her skin. Sexy. And off limits while he was here.
Waleron did own her in a way. He was her boss and he held her heart, so yeah, whether she wanted to believe it or not Waleron did own her, at least partially. But it wasn’t enough to stop her from sleeping with whoever she chose or from disappearing on occasion.
Xamien casually leaned up against the wall, ankles crossed, arms matching. “We could be spending our time better than this, Kitten. If you come to Spain, I promise to make you scream at least three times a day.”
She huffed, blowing air from her mouth and her jagged strands billowing away from her face. God, he adored the way her upper lip quivered when she was angry. He wondered if she knew she did that. Probably not. He was an observer of people and often noticed the smallest of motions. Even her baby toes failed to touch the ground when she stood, small and delicate keeping the sensitive skin off the cold ceramic tiles.
Finding her irresistible, he pushed away from the wall and approached her, his stance casual to avoid adding to the tension she already held within her muscles. She backed away until her hips hit the narrow hallway table that held a single stainless steel bowl. The jarring tipped over the bowl and it clanged loudly.
“Xamien. Don’t you dare. Not here.”
“I can’t help myself, Kitten.” Before she escaped, which was viable considering the word run pounded in her head, he grabbed her around the waist and dragged her against him. The feel of her body was delectable and it took everything in him to abstain from taking her right there in the foyer. “Damn woman, I can’t be in the same room as you without wanting to fuck you.”
She was tracking scents in the house, her head shifting in each direction while at the same time pushing at his chest. “Seriously Xamien, this isn’t funny. Let me go.”
“A kiss.” No way was he going to survive longer than one more night without taking her to his bed. Without waiting for her reply, he grabbed the back of her head and met her mouth with flurry, tasting the sweetness and spice as his lips roamed over the luscious warmth. There was no urging required, Delara sunk into him within seconds, the desire flooding them as everything around them was forgotten.

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