*My thanks to Cynthia Eden for stopping by and sharing her thoughts on what makes a monster. Don't forget to enter the contest for your chance to win a copy of I'll Be Slaying You (originally posted on 8/19) and be sure to check out the Q&A with Cynthia that will be up next week!
And now, let's hear it for Cynthia Eden....
Keeping Track of The Monsters
Hi, everyone! I am so happy to be with the Bite Club—thanks for having me! Today, I want to talk to you
about monsters…ah, monsters—they inspire so many stories for me!
When I write my paranormal romances for Kensington Brava, I get to write about any sort of
supernatural monster that I can imagine: vampires, demons, charmers…heck, one time, I even wrote
about the Boogeyman (though I called him a soul-eater). I can take these monsters, and I can make
them compelling, strong, sexy. The monsters aren’t always the bad guys in my paranormals; instead,
they are often the heroes.
In my “Night Watch” series, my monsters chase killers. The bounty hunters at Night Watch spend their
nights catching supernaturals who have crossed that thin line between good and evil—and they sure
enjoy that hunt!
But, in my romantic suspense stories (my romantic suspense series launched recently with DEADLY
FEAR, published by Grand Central’s Forever line), my monsters are very, very different. In these books,
my monsters are humans. They’re serial killers, arsonists, and kidnappers. These “monsters” look just
like your next-door neighbors. They seem normal, but beneath that calm surface, a strong bloodlust
You don’t have to be a supernatural in order to be a monster. And humans, well, we can certainly be
So what scares you more? The vampires that may wait in the darkness? Or the quiet neighbor down the
street…the one that has who strange smell coming from his backyard?
Thanks for checking out my post!
I'LL BE SLAYING YOU--Available now from Kensington Brava
DEADLY FEAR--Available now from Grand Central Publishing (Forever)