Woot! Veronica Scott has interviewed me today on USA Today’s Happy Ever After Blog!
Here’s a snippet…
Veronica: Do you have a favorite quote you’d like to share with our readers?
Cynthia: This is one of my favorite quotes from Dark Thoughts:
“You haven’t encountered any being like me.” Kralj was certain of that fact. “I’m the beast hunting you in your nightmares, the fear you feel in the dark, the prickling over the back of your neck when you think you’re alone.” He gazed down at her, fighting the urge to grab her, to sink his fangs into her pale neck. “I’m not a male you play with, little one.”
Kralj says this to Dita, the heroine, and it tells us so much about him. He believes he’s a monster, and yes, some readers might consider him to be one. But would a true monster warn his prey?
His first line — “You haven’t encountered any being like me.” — hints at his loneliness.
His last line — “I’m not a male you play with, little one.” — is a challenge he subconsciously knows, deep down in his battered soul, Dita can’t resist.
And his term of endearment for her is telling. She’s a skilled assassin, a monster in her own right, yet he calls her “little one,” the pet name communicating that he’s protective of her.
Can love redeem a monster?
The Refuge is home to some of the most violent beings in the universe. Kralj, its leader, reigns over the remote outpost with terrifying ease, ruthlessly squashing any rumors of rebellion, killing anyone who breaks his rules. Primitive, deadly, powerful, he’s a monster, scarred both on his face and his soul. He has never met a being he couldn’t control.
Until he meets her.
Dita has one mission—to kill the three targets claiming sanctuary within the Refuge. Or so she claims. For the first time in his long lifespan, Kralj isn’t certain of another being’s intentions. The tiny assassin is immune to his powers, her thoughts unreadable. He can’t predict her movements, can’t control her, can’t stop wanting her.
Dita is rare, as unique as he is, and, to keep the residents of the Refuge safe, Kralj will have to kill her. But first, he’ll touch her, taste her, show her how passionate the beast inside him can be.
Dark Thoughts is a STAND-ALONE SciFi Romance.
The hero might be tall, dark, and scarred but don’t be fooled by his appearance.
He’s truly a monster.
This story is not for readers with delicate sensibilities.