Fated To Mate

By Cynthia Sax on March 19, 2013

Writers are always told “write what you know.” This is why I love, love, LOVE writing fated to mate stories, those romances where two (or more) people meet and Bam! They’re in love.

 

20 years ago today, the wonderful hubby and I fell in love at first sight. We met through a friend, took one look at each other, and that was it. The more I learned about him, the more I loved him. He made me laugh. He laughed at my jokes. He looked at me as though I was the most beautiful woman in the world. And we fit, as though we were made for each other mentally emotionally, physically. I told another friend two days later that I’d met the man I was going to marry. 20 years later, I wouldn’t have thought it possible but I love him even more. I’m grateful for every day we have together.

 

Before meeting my hubby, I didn’t believe in love at first sight. I thought it was a load of baloney, a myth, something children believed in. I suspect this is why many of us (and there ARE many of us) who have fallen in lasting love at first sight don’t often talk about it.

 

This is also why I try to ensure there is more to the relationships in my romances than simply the fated to mate attraction or the physical attraction. Yes, in Warlord’s Bounty, Khan is fated to mate with Zeta but he also respects her, understands her, laughs at her jokes, needs her emotionally and intellectually.

WARLORD’S BOUNTY
By Cynthia Sax
Now Available From Ellora’s Cave
Warlords Bounty

The bigger the bounty, the more dangerous the fugitive.

Khan, a Chamele warlord, has a huge bounty on his head. His enemy is willing to pay an outrageous amount to secure him. Khan wants to be apprehended, especially if the bounty hunter capturing him is a brown-eyed female with razor-sharp daggers and an even sharper tongue. He’ll allow her to subdue him sexually, his passion and prowess not inhibited by restraints, and when she collects her bounty, he’ll collect his revenge, killing his enemy and claiming his little bounty hunter forever.

Zeta doesn’t do forever. She captures the worst scum in the galaxy and trades them for credits. Khan is fierce and sexy and the most dominant male she has ever encountered, but he is also a fugitive, and once she sates herself with his body, she’ll betray him. It is her job.

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Some Inspiration For Tiger Byte

By Cynthia Sax on March 15, 2013

The hero from Tiger Byte is originally from India so I drew upon my recent trip to India for inspiration. It made sense to me that Nikhil’s eyes would be drawn to  Violet, the purple-haired heroine. He’s accustomed to the bright vibrant colors of India.

The colors in India are wonderful!

The hubby and I took an elephant ride

A snake charmer

The security at the Taj Mahal kept out of sight as not to disturb the tranquility.

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Cyn-Sights: Alien Languages

By Cynthia Sax on January 30, 2013

Many SciFi writers invent their own alien languages.

I don’t.

I use existing languages. They could be Native American languages or Polish or Croatian or, in the case of Warlord’s Bounty, Mongolian. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of languages in the world today. I use one of those.

Why?

Because it doesn’t benefit you, my reading buddies, to learn a language I’ve invented. No one except my characters would ever use that language. You won’t hear it on the streets of New York. You won’t meet someone from that planet/country and be able to share a word, showing respect for their culture and creating a bond between you.

But maybe some day, you’ll be able to use Mongolian (Warlord’s Bounty) or Polish (Moonbeam) or German (my dragon shifters). Best of all, you’ll know some beautiful words in that language. You’ll know that gerel means light in Mongolian. You’ll be able to say ‘I love you’ in Polish. You’ll know colors in German (my dragons are named after their colors).

Maybe your world will change because of that knowledge. Maybe you’ll make another person’s world a happier place.

I also feel if a species is so closely related to humans to be able to produce fertile children, continuing their species, it is also likely that species and humans originated from a common place. If they are biologically close, they could also be linguistically close.

Yes, I’ve thought about this quite a bit. I made a conscious decision to use existing languages when I first started writing SciFi. For me, it was the only logical choice. Oh, I just had a Spock moment, didn’t I? (grins)

WARLORD’S BOUNTY
By Cynthia Sax
Now Available From Ellora’s Cave

Warlords Bounty

The bigger the bounty, the more dangerous the fugitive.

Khan, a Chamele warlord, has a huge bounty on his head. His enemy is willing to pay an outrageous amount to secure him. Khan wants to be apprehended, especially if the bounty hunter capturing him is a brown-eyed female with razor-sharp daggers and an even sharper tongue. He’ll allow her to subdue him sexually, his passion and prowess not inhibited by restraints, and when she collects her bounty, he’ll collect his revenge, killing his enemy and claiming his little bounty hunter forever.

Zeta doesn’t do forever. She captures the worst scum in the galaxy and trades them for credits. Khan is fierce and sexy and the most dominant male she has ever encountered, but he is also a fugitive, and once she sates herself with his body, she’ll betray him. It is her job.

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Cyn-Sights: Broken Valentine

By Cynthia Sax on January 27, 2013

The characters in Broken Valentine (Garvin, the bad a$$ mercenary cupid, and Valentine, a broken, bad tempered love fairy) live in the same world as my demons in the Demon Chronicles and my Christmas fairies.

I wrote this story for a friend of mine. She believes, truly believes, the more perfect a person is, the more likely she is to find love. Well, I found love (with my wonderful hubby – 20 years together) and I’m about as imperfect as a woman can get. I’m plump. I’m not good looking. I’m clumsy. I snort when I laugh. And I talk like Minnie Mouse on speed. But I have no doubt that my hubby loves me.

In this passage, the hero Garvin shares similar thoughts on love.

***

“They’re perfect. Look at them. I bet they don’t have a single scar on their flawless bodies.” Did she think only perfect people deserved love? He’d felt the scars on Val’s back during their fuckfest in the apartment. She wasn’t perfect. Did she not think she deserved love? “They haven’t lived yet. They’re babies. They can’t handle a grown up emotion like love. Love is hard and ugly and sweaty.”

***

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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Cyn-Sights: Marrok In Fangs In Fur

By Cynthia Sax on January 20, 2013

Some reading buddies have asked about the hero’s name in Fangs In Fur.

Marrok is a nod to Allen French‘s 1902 storySir Marrok: A Tale Of The Days Of King Arthur.

(Allen French’s story is a nod to Marie de France’s 12th century story – Bisclavret)

Sir Marrok was cursed by his faithless wife to live as a werewolf.

In Fangs In Fur, the modern Marrok, the sexy King of the Wolf Shifters, finds a faithful, loving mate in Helena. Yeah, I like everyone to eventually get their happy ending.

FANGS IN FUR
By Cynthia Sax
Now Available From Changeling Press
Fangs In Fur

I’m Helena and I’m no delicate flower, my rough touch making former paranormal lovers cry. I’m looking for someone big and strong and preferably not a wolf, especially not that alpha wolf I have stalking me.

I’m not attracted to him — no matter how wide his shoulders or how high his pain tolerance. I’m not that foolish. Lasting relationships between wolves and vampires are forbidden, and this male has the gleam of forever in his wild eyes. He is determined to make me his mate and that, I know, will break the fragile peace between our species.

There’s a thin, blood-red line between enemies and lovers. I’m about to cross it.
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Cyn-Sights: Fangs In Fur And Fangs In Frosting

By Cynthia Sax on January 6, 2013

Some reading buddies have asked if Fangs In Fur (releasing January 17th) is related to Fangs In Frosting.

All of my stories can be read on their own (or out of order) but these two stories ARE in the same series.

Helena, the heroine of Fangs In Fur, makes a brief appearance in Fangs In Frosting. She gives Viktor the vampire recipe book.

In Fangs In Fur, we find out that Helena is the librarian… I mean archives administrator for the vampire council. That’s how she knew about the vampire recipe book.

Helena and Charlotte (or luscious Lottie) have become friends (who can resist Charlotte?) so Charlotte makes appearances throughout the story, being her usual bubbly happy self.

Nico, the scarred badass vampire from Fangs In Frosting, also makes an appearance in Fangs In Fur. He continues to gather favors.

So yes, Fangs In Fur can be read on its own, but readers of Fangs In Frosting will meet up with (VERY) old friends.

FANGS IN FUR
By Cynthia Sax
Coming Soon From Changeling Press
Fangs In Fur

I’m Helena and I’m no delicate flower, my rough touch making former paranormal lovers cry. I’m looking for someone big and strong and preferably not a wolf, especially not that alpha wolf I have stalking me.

I’m not attracted to him — no matter how wide his shoulders or how high his pain tolerance. I’m not that foolish. Lasting relationships between wolves and vampires are forbidden, and this male has the gleam of forever in his wild eyes. He is determined to make me his mate and that, I know, will break the fragile peace between our species.

There’s a thin, blood-red line between enemies and lovers. I’m about to cross it.
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