Cynthia Eden, Interview by Michelle M. Pillow
edited: Saturday, September 08, 2012
By Michelle M Pillow
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Posted: Saturday, September 08, 2012
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Cynthia Eden, Interview by Michelle M. Pillow (Originally published in Paranormal Underground Magazine)
Cynthia Eden, Interview
By Michelle M. Pillow
Cynthia Eden is an award-winning author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She writes everything from vampire heroines to dragon shifter heroes, demons to succubae. She lives in the South, loves long, hot summers, and supernatural stories. Her latest paranormal romance releases, Eternal Hunter and Hotter After Midnight are available in all major bookstores.
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Q: In your book, Hotter After Midnight, your heroine is a psychologist who primarily treats supernatural patients. What inspired you to create such a character?
Cynthia: I was inspired to create Dr. Emily Drake (my monster doctor) because a friend of mine is a psychologist and I’ve always been fascinated by her job. However, I wanted a paranormal slant on this story, so I decided that Dr. Drake would be psychic—and she’d mainly treat paranormals. When a paranormal crosses the line in my story and begins to kill humans, she’s the only one who can profile him.
Q: Why do you think readers, and society in general, are fascinated by the paranormal?
Cynthia: I think people like to believe there is more to this world than meets the eye. For centuries, people have been fascinated by the paranormal—the idea that something “more” may wait in the darkness intrigues us…even if it also makes us afraid sometimes!
Q: What are your favorite paranormal shows, movies and books?
Cynthia: I am a huge fan of Supernatural—I love seeing all the new paranormal characters that are introduced each week. And, of course, I’m also a diehard Buffy fan. Spike is one of my all-time favorite vampire anti-heroes. He blurred the line very nicely for the good guy/bad boy and like so many other folks out there, I found myself tuning in to see how he would develop—and to see if he’d get the girl.
Q: Do you believe in the supernatural? Or are you a skeptic?
Cynthia: I definitely believe in the supernatural. I think there is much more to this world than what we see every day. Psychic phenomenon, past life experiences, ghostly encounters—I think all of that (and more!) are certainly possible in our world.
Q: If given the chance, would you become a vampire?
Cynthia: No, while I do enjoy writing about vampires, the blood drinking would be a turn-off for me.
Q: How would you react if you came face to face with a ghost?
Cynthia: I’d try to communicate with the ghost. Yes, maybe I’ve watched too many Ghost Hunters episodes, but I’d want to try talking. The ghost would be there for a reason, right? What does he/she have to say?
Q: What does the future hold for your writing?
Cynthia: I’ve recently launched a new paranormal bounty hunter series for Kensington Brava. The first book in the series, ETERNAL HUNTER, released in January, and the second book, I’LL BE SLAYING YOU, will release in July of 2010. I’LL BE SLAYING YOU is a vamp story. It answers the question, “What happens when you become the thing you hate/fear the most?”
Thanks for joining us, Cynthia!
You can learn more about Cynthia and her books at her website, www.cynthiaeden.com. You can catch Eternal Hunter (1/2010) and the mass market re-release of Hotter After Midnight (12/2009) in bookstores now.
Interviewer Michelle M. Pillow is an award winning author of over sixty published books. She writes in many romance fiction genres and can be found at www.michellepillow.com.