Once upon a time, Cynthia Cooke lived a quiet, idyllic life caring for her beautiful eighteen-month-old daughter then peace gave way to chaos as she gave birth to boy/girl twins. Hip-deep in diapers and baby food and living in a world of sleep deprivation, she kept my sanity by reading romance novels and dreaming of writing one. Now, many moons later, she is an award-winning author who has published many books with Harlequin. If you enjoy page-turners that keep you glued to your seat then pick up one of Cynthia’s books. But be warned, if you do, if you take a ride over the edge and into the Dark, don’t forget to turn on the lights. Cynthia’s books aren’t sweet, and they aren’t for the faint of heart. Enjoy the Dark Seduction.
A Vampire Obsession?
Perhaps. When I started writing paranormal romances, I didn’t know I could become so enamored with Vampires. Sure, I devoured Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, falling in love with bad boy, Lestat and Louis’s oh-so-tender heart. But write about them myself? I had never considered it until a group of friends and I got together and decided we were going to write a series together. And I pulled the vampire straw.
I thought, why not? And Dark Enchantments, a multi-author series for HQ Nocturne, by myself, Michele Hauf, Nina Bruhns, and Pat White was born. Dark Enchantments took us deep into the world of Demons, Vampires, and Weres and the organizations that watch and sometimes battle them. My book, RISING DARKNESS, was about a special vampire, Damien, an Adept who traps Demons inside crystal prisons. Only his brother, Nicholai is addicted to Demon essence and will do whatever it takes to steal the crystal and capture the very powerful demon for himself. Even if he has to kill Nicholai’s beloved to do it. ~Gasp!
In THE VAMPIRE’S SEDUCTION, bad boy Nicholai thinks he’s escaped England and can start again, but things don’t go well for him when he and his clan run into a coven of witches who have a secret weapon for annihilating the vampires. Out of the frying pan and into the fire? Well, what better way to keep our vampire’s hot!! Poor Nicholai finds himself deep in the witch’s lair in order to say his brethren, Marcos, who has become a very special friend to one of the witches. Whether he likes it or not. ~Oy!
In PLAYING WITH VAMPIRES, Marcos might have escaped the witches’ dungeons, but he isn’t done suffering yet. Marcos will be put to the ultimate test by a very feisty witch bent on revenge. Does he have it in him to give our witch exactly what she needs?
Yes, I love writing about vampires. They are hot, they are powerful, they are driven and most of all, they will do anything to get what they want. Which makes it all the more fun when they realize what they want is to earn the love of the woman they had no clue they even wanted.
And Let the DARK seduce you!!