Winter Blogfest: Cynthia Sax

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Put Your Name On Your Gift List

This is the time of year when we often think of others. We’re trying to make holiday dreams come true. We’re baking cookies for loved ones, giving to toy drives (something the Dear Wonderful Hubby and I LOVE to do), buying presents for the people and furbabies who matter the most to us.

One of those people should be you.

If you’re reading this, you’ve survived all of the challenges this year flung at you and, if your year has been anything like mine, there have been quite a few of these. You’re a little bit older, a little bit smarter, a little bit stronger. You might have done things and tackled situations you never thought you could. You might not have handled everything perfectly. You ARE human. But you handled it and that’s the important part.

After doing all of that, you deserve a present, a gift from you to you, a thank you for being so freakin’ awesome. This present doesn’t have to be huge. It could be your favorite hot chocolate topped with those tiny marshmallows or an hour on Saturday morning for yourself or a Wonder Woman ornament for the tree. The important thing is you show yourself the love and caring you show others.

It might feel selfish but it is often necessary. It takes energy to care for others, to turn holiday wishes into reality. We should ensure we are in the right place, have enough strength, to do this. If, for example, a quiet moment looking up at the stars on a snowy night gives us that strength; that’s a great use of our time.

Love yourself this holiday season. Put your name on your gift list.

Half Man. Half Machine. All Hers.

Rage, the Humanoid Alliance’s most primitive cyborg, has two goals—kill all of the humans on his battle station and escape to the Homeland. The warrior has seen the darkness in others and in himself. He believes that’s all he’s been programmed to experience.

Until he meets Joan.

Joan, the battle station’s first female engineer, has one goal—survive long enough to help the big sexy cyborg plotting to kill her. Rage might not trust her but he wants her. She sees the passion in his eyes, the caring in his battle-worn hands, the gruff emotion in his voice.

When Joan survives the unthinkable, Rage’s priorities are tested. Is there enough room in this cyborg’s heart for both love and revenge?

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About the Author: USA Today bestselling author Cynthia Sax writes contemporary, SciFi and paranormal erotic romances. Her stories have been featured in Star Magazine, Real Time With Bill Maher, and numerous best of erotic romance top ten lists.

She lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you,” they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.

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Big Strong Alien Protector
Cynthia Sax

I’m a strong independent woman but when some man is mean to me and my normally peaceful hubby gets all primitive and threatens to kick his butt… ohhh… baby, my toes curl and everything inside me tingles. I think I’m normal (think because I suspect not everyone takes a poison class just in case they might need it some day). Although we can protect ourselves, we still get a secret thrill out of knowing the men we love can bust some heads and protect us.

My heroines are no different. They’re strong and powerful, and they fall in love with strong, powerful, protective men. With these men, they feel safe and cared for and loved. They know that not only will the hero not harm them but they also won’t allow anyone else to harm them.

Traz, the hero in Unleashed Menage, is ultra-protective of the women he loves. He kills to protect his baby sister and spends some time in one of the harshest prisons in the galaxy. Traz escapes that prison because… well… Gehenna 5 is a nasty place but also because his incarceration leaves his baby sister unprotected.

Traz’s protectiveness is one of the attributes Falyn loves about him. She would never ask Traz to change, not even when he faces the heart-wrenching choice between loving her and protecting his sister. She feels the choice is clear. Traz must sacrifice their love to protect his sister. Anything else is unthinkable.

Does your heart melt when you read about a protective hero? What do you love about them?

Prison escapee Traz captures Falyn, the most foolishly trusting and overtly sexual female he has ever met. The exotic future-bender isn’t destined for him. She’s to take his beloved sister’s place, becoming a merciless assassin’s sexual slave.

Traz restrains Falyn, binding her wrists to the merc ship’s walls. When she convinces him to strip her and take his pleasure from her willing body, Traz indulges again and again, fervently trying to sate himself before they reach the rendezvous point.

Falyn escaped her luxurious prison with her companion android, only to be taken prisoner by Traz, the man she is destined to love. The scarred criminal gives her the pain she needs and the passion she desires, using her android to make all but one of her secret dreams come true—the dream of being loved forever.

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About the Author: Cynthia Sax lives in a world where demons aren’t all bad, angels aren’t all good, and magic happens every single day. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they love. They live passionately. They fight fiercely. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.

Gypsy King Prequel – Cynthia Sax

Here’s a prequel for Gypsy King…

Tamos’s heart froze as he rounded the street corner. Looming over Hanzi and his straggly black street cat was a Mashudalo, a vicious slayer of flesh. The ancient monster reached out with his razor-sharp claws to grasp the toddler, intent on bringing him back to his dark world.

He would not be successful. Tamos pulled the energy of the wind, and sun, and nature into his body, strengthening it with gypsy magic, and then pushed with all his might. The Mashudalo screamed as he was flung back. An electric blue portal opened, sucking the creature in, and closed, blocking him from returning, the screams stopping abruptly as though someone had flicked a switch.

“Tamos!” The boy ran to him with dirty hands outstretched, his stray cat forgotten.

“Hanzi.” Tamos, his heart still beating wildly, dropped to his knee, embracing the child. Hanzi was safe. He had arrived in time. Tamos rose, swinging him around as he would someday swing his own children… when his monisha was found. “You shouldn’t be out.” The streets weren’t safe.

“The wind… it talked to me.” His brown eyes were large and soulful, too wise for a child of his tender years.

“I know. It spoke to me also.” It called to all gypsies. They could not help but heed it. “But next time, you follow it with your mother or father, yes?”

“Yes.” The boy nodded, smearing his blackened hands on Tamos’s white shirt.

Shandor, his number one man, skidded to a stop on the wet pavement, inches away from colliding with them. “The portal is closed, phral.”

“Good.” No more Mashudalo would be able to access their world through it, and it would take them weeks to find another portal.

“And the boardwalk you requested—” the big man huffed, his dark hair damp with perspiration, “—it has been located.”

The boardwalk of his dreams had been located, and sitting upon that boardwalk, waiting for him, would be a blonde-haired gypsy with eyes the color of raw honey. He had searched for Cora his whole life. She would be the queen of his people, the mother of his children, his monisha, his love.

“Tonight, we rest, brothers.” Grinning widely, Tamos held Hanzi with one arm, and hugged a surprised Shandor with the other. “For tomorrow, I do not sleep.” He would spend it under the stars with his Cora.

Gypsy King
By Cynthia Sax
Available Now From Changeling Press

Gypsy King

Cora doesn’t need a crystal ball to know the tall, dark stranger
standing in front of her is trouble. When he pays to have his fortune
told, she sees the two of them making passionate love. Tamos isn’t
destined to be a transient lover. He’s a man she could love for all

The problem is… Cora doesn’t do love and she doesn’t do eternity.
She likes her freedom. She isn’t going to give that up for anyone, not
even the smooth-talking, knife-throwing, jail-springing king of the

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Interview With Garvin, Cupid Hero Of Broken Valentine

A large, dark haired man is sprawled in a chair in the green room. He has black, feathered wings, and is wearing a long leather trenchcoat. A bow and a quiver full of arrows rest against one leg.

Interviewer: (Swallows nervously) “Garvin, may I call you Garvin?”

Garvin: (Shrugs his broad shoulders) “Garvin, Gar, whatever you like.”

Interviewer: “You probably get this question all the time, but when some humans picture a cupid, they envision a cute little cherub.” (Examines Garvin from head to boots) “You are no cherub.”

Garvin: (Scarred face twists into a grimace) “You think? See this.” (Picks up his bow.) “This takes muscle to operate.” (Pulls back the string) “No chubby baby can manage it.” (Releases it with a satisfying twang) “Only a man can.”

Interviewer: “But you do shoot people with love arrows?”

Garvin: “Hey, it’s a job.” (Spreads out his long legs) “It pays the bills, uses my skills.” (Scowls) “Some of them, not many. I’ve been asking for more challenging assignments, but that damn Love Fairy has me on primary school duty.” (Snorts) “It is insulting.”

Interviewer: (Looks at notes) “And your Love Fairy is one Valentine.”

Garvin: (Chuckles) “One Valentine is right, one luscious, curvy Valentine. Val’s my woman, and she is almost more than even I can handle, all silk skirts and smoking pistols.”

Interviewer: (Flips pages and frowns) “She’s your woman? She claims you are, and I quote, ‘a complete ass’ and ‘a cocky, arrogant bastard.'”

Garvin: (Sighs happily) “She loves me.”

Interviewer: (Forehead wrinkles with thought) “I see.” (Blows hair out of face) “So if you had one piece of advice to give to single people this Valentine’s Day, what would it be?”

Garvin: “Stop spending Friday nights at the fucking library.”

Interviewer: “That is a start.” (Turns to the audience) “Garvin has agreed to answer reader questions. This is your chance to ask a bad ass cupid questions on love, likes, and other cupid or man mysteries. Please ask your questions in the comment section.”


Broken Valentine
By Cynthia Sax
Available Now From Changeling Press

Broken Valentine

Sometimes to get what you need, you have to break all the rules.

Cupids are the Fey world’s mercenaries. These elite archers are
assigned targets by love Fairies. Cupids then shoot the unsuspecting
humans with love arrows. They don’t question their assignments. They
don’t deviate from their targets. They complete their jobs and collect
their pay.

Until one Cupid changes everything.

The top Cupid, Garvin, is fed up with easy assignments. He wants a
challenge. After one random shooting spree, the scarred warrior gets
what he wants. An angry and sinfully sexy love Fairy is given the task
of supervising the bad boy archer. She will soon discover that breaking
the rules is contagious.

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