by Cynthia Eden
Hi, everyone! (And a big thanks to Lisa for inviting me over to her place!) Today, I want to talk about fear. Or rather, the way fear has inspired my writing.
When I was younger, I became addicted to horror movies. I loved the thrill that came for the spike of adrenaline that filled me. I loved watching the characters and their emotions. I loved figuring out the puzzle and discovering just who (and sometimes what) the bad guy (or beastie) was.
As the years passed, I kept my love of horror, but that love slowly transformed into something new. I developed a fascination for vampires and demons, and I decided that they didn’t always have to be bad—sometimes, they could become the good guys. So I started writing paranormal romances for Kensington Brava, and those stories featured my monster heroes and heroines.
But, my love of fear kept nagging at me, and I realized that it was time for me to face my fears. Or rather…to let those fears out. So I put my monsters on hold, and I directed my attention to serial killers. For me, I’m often more afraid of the “real-life” killers (the ones who could live right next door), than I am of the zombies who may rise from their graves.
I turned my fear into a book, DEADLY FEAR. DEADLY FEAR is the first book in my new romantic suspense series from Grand Central Publishing. In this book, I let my fears go. Everything that has ever frightened me (being buried alive, snakes, psycho killers who wield knives)…well, all those things found their way into my book. And you know what? After I wrote my tale, I wasn’t as afraid anymore.
Well, I wasn’t afraid…until I saw the next horror film on my list.
Now tell me, have you ever faced a big fear that you have? And what happened when you did?
Thanks for checking out my post!
I’LL BE SLAYING YOU–Available 06/29/10 from Kensington Brava
DEADLY FEAR–Available 08/1/10 from Grand Central Publishing (Forever)
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Cynthia Eden writes sexy tales of paranormal romance for Kensington Brava, and she pens dark romantic suspense novels for Grand Central Publishing. She lives in the Deep South, loves scary movies, and is addicted to happy endings. More information about Cynthia may be found at: