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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Guest Post with Author Cynthia Sax and Giveaway

Please give a warm welcome to author Cynthia Sax who has stopped by to chat about He Watches Me, book one in her Seen Trilogy.

Cynthia Sax 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.

Places to find Cynthia:

I’ve Got A Friend

Many of the heroes and heroines in my stories have friends. Friends show that a hero or heroine can form long-term relationships, they are a link to the hero’s or heroine’s past, and I truly believe friendship is a key component of lasting love. It is challenging to be great lovers if we don’t know how to be great friends.

If characters in my stories don’t have friends, there’s a solid reason why. Maybe they move around a lot or they’re scared of being hurt or they have a dangerous secret a best friend would be certain to uncover.

In some cases, it is all three. Anna, the heroine of He Watches Me, is running from her past. A loved one made a bad decision and this decision has haunted her, causing her to be judged, rejected, hurt. Anna moves across the country to L.A., seeking a fresh start, hoping to escape her undeserved reputation.

Anna is lonely and she desperately wants friends but she knows, in order to keep her past a secret, she’ll have to lie to them. She’s not a good liar and she’s uncomfortable with not telling the truth. Anna also knows when her new friends find out the truth about her, they’ll reject her. Then she’ll have to move again, leaving them behind.

She decides it’s best for everyone including herself if she avoids making friends, if she stays invisible, fading into the background. She goes to work, does her job quietly, eating lunch alone, and goes directly home, to an empty house. She is so disconnected with the outside world, she doesn’t even have a phone.

This is a great plan in theory. In reality, it doesn’t work. Camille aka Goth girl decides Anna will be her new friend. She sits beside her at work. She eats lunch with her. She defends her when co-workers tease her. She decides she likes Anna.

Anna, however, knows Camille doesn’t truly know her. When Camille finds out the truth, she’ll reject her. The smart response would be to reject Camille first, before Anna cares too much, before Camille can inflict more pain. Anna can’t do this. She knows how hurtful rejection is.

Anna now has a friend she desperately wants yet shouldn’t have. Pain is coming… for all of them. Anna simply doesn’t know when. Until this day arrives, she’ll enjoy Camille’s company, knowing how precious friendship is.

What do you love about your best friend? How long have you known her or him?


She desires to be seen. He wants to watch.

Anna Sampson has a naughty secret. Every night, she slips into her neighbor’s yard and swims naked in his pool. She fantasizes that the dynamic young billionaire watches her nightly nude aquatics, his brilliant green eyes gleaming with lust.

She discovers this isn’t pure fantasy. Gabriel Blaine has been watching her via his security cameras, and now that he has returned to L.A., he doesn’t plan to stop. That’s all he wants—to watch. Anna knows she shouldn’t allow him and she certainly shouldn’t want more, but she craves Blaine’s attention, needing his gaze fixed on her body.

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Up For Grabs:
  • 1 lucky person will win a $10 Gift Card (Amazon or Barnes & Noble)

To Enter: 
  • Please answer the question: What do you love about your best friend? How long have you known her or him?
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50 comments :

  1. Thank you for hosting me today (big hugs)

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  2. New author for me but all of the books sound really good. Something I will definitely read.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. (big hugs) The stories are priced at a crazy low 99 cents each, less than a convenience store chocolate bar. I love this because you and other new-to-me readers can 'sample' my writing without too much risk.

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  3. Thank you so much for hosting today!

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  4. Sounds like a great series... :)

    For my best friend, my favorite thing about her is that she's always there for me. I have known her since Grade 9!

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    1. Thank you, May!
      And wow, you've known your best friend since Grade 9?
      I bet you've been through so much!

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  5. It's funny how a book description sometimes doesn't convey the story. The description doesn't appeal to me that much, but your post definitely makes the books sounds like something I'd like. I will have to check them out.

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    1. Thank you, Jen! It is very challenging to convey a story in 150 words. (grins)

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  6. Love the book and looking forward to read it!!!!!!

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  7. I have been best friends with my 2 besties since preschool. So for me, it's about trust and being there for each other whenever needed.

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    1. Experts say if we have one true friend, we're lucky. You're doubly blessed, Marcy!

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  8. I've just found Cynthia thanks to the Avon Addicts, and I can tell you having read an ARC, this trilogy is wonderful-and I'm not even a regular reader of erotica!
    Trust is the most important thing in a relationship, be it friends or lovers. Once Anna trusts, she can let go to love.
    I've known my best friend for over 20 years and we can tell each other things we wouldn't tell anyone else

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    1. Awww... thank you SO much, Nancy! (big hugs) You ROCK! 20 years of friendship. That's amazing and it is a testament to the fabulous person you are!

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  9. I've known my best friend for at least 15 years and I love her craziness!

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    1. 15 years! That's awesome, Lori! And we're all a bit crazy, aren't we?

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  10. My best friend always has my back.
    Thanks :-)
    Lori

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Sounds like a great series!... Thank you!.. This is going to sound cheesy.. But my best friend is my mom. Obviously I've known her my whole life, but I think she truly became my best friend oh about 8 years ago. I go to her for everything!
    Maycee
    Majorsqueenbee at yahoo dot com

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    1. To have such an awesome relationship with your mom is something to be treasured, Maycee!

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  12. My BFF lives three hours away now and I'm sad about that. She doesn't travel outside the confines of her own town and I used to make the trip often but don't anymore due to an ailing spouse. So what did/do I love about her? She's so accepting of what I have been, what I am and what I want to be. She is not judgmental. She always wears a smile, even when she's hurting. I am able to see behind the smiles, however, because I'm her BFF too. We've both made mistakes in life, but cling tenaciously to the hope that our children won't make the same mistakes; and besides, we want to "be there" for our children should they need some support. We talk by phone mostly now, and through e-mail and letters. I sure wish we lived closer to each other.

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    1. Oops! Forgot to answer the question. I think this trilogy will be wonderful, especially since it has a great deal in it about friendship and the importance of it in our lives.

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    2. I hear you, Janice. My best friend lives far away also. I 'talk' to her every day by email and when we do see each other face-to-face, it is like we had never parted.

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  13. The book sounds great.... not my usual type, but it sounds like something I would enjoy.
    My best friend is my daughter.... I love that we enjoy the same things, have the same sense of humor, and can finish each others sentences :)

    Sherri L

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    1. Awww... that's so nice, Sherri! You sound like you have such a wonderful family.

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  14. can't wait to read this book....thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. It sounds great. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  16. Cynthia Sax's post about friends really makes me want to read the trilogy. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  17. My best friend is very reliable and I can always count on her. I have known her 14 years.

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  18. I've known my best friend for 15 years we worked together for 10. We don't see each other as much anymore, but as soon as we do its like we haven't skipped a day. I guess texting is good for something.

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    1. Isn't it magical, Annwitch, when you meet up with your best friend and the years just disappear?

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  19. Aw I loved Goth Girl! LOL She was an awesome character and I'd love to see more of her :)

    I don't really have a best friend these days. I have great friends I adore and would do anything for though :)

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    1. I love Goth Girl too! (gives you a big hug)
      It sounds like you have multiple best friends and that's so wonderful! Friendship and love is so important!

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  20. Watching my children make friends is fun. I wonder how many will be keepers?

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    1. That would be so much fun, Mary Jo! You could be witnessing the start of a forever friendship!

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  21. It sounds really good!!

    I love that I can tell my best friend anything :)

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    1. Isn't that a gift, Arely, to be able to tell your best friend anything, that she or he won't judge you? I love that!

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  22. My best friend is my husband and even after 20 years I love that he is always there for me no matter what!

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  23. I'm new to your books, but they do look interesting. I really enjoyed your post about friends. Most woman need a friend to confide in, and that's want I appreciate about certain friends that I have.

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    1. Friends are so important, aren't they, Jbst?

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  24. Sounds good, will be adding to my tbr pile. Thanks.

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