Cynthia Eden and ANGEL OF DARKNESS Interview & Giveaway

>Super special guest today **VBG** Cynthia Eden, my fellow Kensington Brava author with her uber-sexy upcoming release, ANGEL OF DARKNESS!

And Cynthia is also giving away a copy of the book! Whoo-hoo! Open Internationally!

As an angel of death, Keenan’s job is to collect the souls on his list. He’s carried out his duty for two thousand years and never faltered once. Until he meets Nicole St. James. When the moment of death comes, Keenan hesitates, and instead of taking Nicole, Keenan touches the vampire who’s attacking her.

Cast out of heaven for disobedience, Keenan plummets to earth. Six months later, he finally manages to track Nicole to a bar in Mexico. He’s stunned to discover that the woman he remembers has undergone a dramatic change—she’s become a vampire. And when he realizes that she’s the target of all manner of enemies—other vampires, demons, even shifters—he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her, even if all hell breaks loose…

Cynthia, tell us about your upcoming release.
ANGEL OF DARKNESS tells the story of an angel who falls for a vampire. Literally. Poor guy—he doesn’t know what’s happened until it’s too late…angels don’t handle lust—or love—very well.
What’s your favorite thing about the book featured here today?

My hero is a virgin. Yes, that’s my favorite thing. I’d been wanting to write a virgin hero for a long time now—and here he is! In my “world” angels don’t feel emotions or human needs until they fall, so my angel knows nothing about lust. Lucky for him, my heroine is happy to teach him a few things.
What creates the biggest conflict between your hero and heroine?

Ah…well, my hero, Keenan, is an Angel of Death, so that means his job is to take souls from this realm to the next. At the beginning of my book, Keenan is supposed to take my heroine’ soul (i.e., kill her), but he doesn’t. He can’t. So he falls because he was tempted, and he didn’t carry out his duty. If Keenan wants to get his wings back—and earn his way back to heaven—he has to complete his original mission. He has to kill my heroine. That’s their big conflict.

Why did you put these two together?
I like to work with opposites when I write. My hero (an angel) and my heroine ( a vampire)—they’re definitely opposites. On all kinds of levels.

What is your strategy in creating villains?
I like to create a villain who is…good. Wait, let me clarify. He’s bad, of course, he is, but can’t bad people also have good parts? No one is 100% evil, just as no one is 100% good. So when I crafted my villain, I wanted to show that there could be some redeeming qualities in him. Those qualities just might be buried very, very deep. And who knows? Sometimes, villains can later turn into great heroes.

What do you love most about this book/series?
These books are set in New Orleans, and I was able to incorporate a lot of real locations in my story. I’m a frequent visitor to New Orleans (maybe too frequent?), and it was so much fun to put some of my favorite spots in the stories. I actually went back to New Orleans recently, and I filmed from those locations. I’m making videos so readers will be able to “see” those spots, too.

Is there a message in this novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes, redemption can be possible, for anyone. No matter what we do or what happens to us, hope will always exist.

Thank you so much for taking the time to interview me!! It’s been a pleasure!

Order Cynthia’s new release here:  Amazon

Cynthia is also giving away a copy of ANGEL OF DARKNESS to one lucky winner!!
Enter below — Open Internationally!

Cynthia Eden is a national best-selling author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense novels. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and her novel, DEADLY FEAR, was named a RITA® finalist for best romantic suspense.

51 Responses to Cynthia Eden and ANGEL OF DARKNESS Interview & Giveaway

  • I love love love that cover

    wanda flanagan

  • Great interview, the story sounds great. I love New Orleans, can't wait to go back.

    Areeths at new dot rr dot com

  • Very intriguing premise. Looking forward to reading this one.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

  • Great storyline, Cynthia. Opposite attraction can be so much fun to read, then add a paranormal romance and I am hooked.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

  • I enjoy ur books and this one wow sounds awesome the whole virgin hero is deff a n ew concept


  • This was a great interview. I don't think I have ever read about a virgin hero so this will be a new one for me. This sounds like a great book.


  • Great interview! I love books set in New Orleans. I've only been there once, but I loved it.


  • Thanks so much for all of the comments, everyone! I had a great time chatting!

    Joan, thank you for inviting me over! It was a pleasure.

  • Yay, Liza! Very happy you're interested in the book.

    Thank you, librarypat! I always enjoy seeing how different people can spin paranormal stories.

  • Oh, Sheryll, I do hope you enjoy the book! I've really gotten into angels lately, too–especially fallen ones!

    Thanks for checking out the interview, Terri!

  • The world building in paranormals varies so much from author to author. One never knows what to expect. This sounds like a very interesting "take" on angels and vampires. I look forward to reading it.

  • Oooh, an angel of death!!!!!! I must read this! 🙂

  • Great interview. 🙂

    Terri m

  • I can't tell you how excited I am to read this. I have it on pre-order for my Kindle. I am a sucker for books with angels in them, especially hot one. 🙂 I am a huge fan and I know that I won't be disappointed.

  • Thank you, Jenn! I like switching things up a bit.

    So glad you enjoyed the interview, Lisa! And curiosity can be a very good thing!

  • Thanks for checking out the interview, Emily!

    So glad you like the cover, Proserpine! Thank you!

  • Na, I like to think redemption can be out there for us all–in Keenan's case (and for my heroine) it just takes some work.

    Valerie, thanks for entering the giveaway!

  • Thanks, Rebecca! I love playing with opposites when I write.

    LadyRed, I am glad you're fighting that pessimism! Fight it! Fight it! Don't let the hubby win!

  • Awesome interview. Sounds different and edgy. My curiosity says i need to read this.

    Lisa B

  • Looks like a sexy switch up to the traditional hero. Love it!


  • Hi!
    Wow I really love this book cover, the guy is Yummy, nice interview! Thanks for the giveaway!


  • Nice interview, thanks for the chance to win =D

  • Great blog post and thanks so much for this generous giveaway opportunity too!!! =) Good luck to everyone who enters!!

    Valerie Long
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  • I also believe redemption is possible. The badder the person, the sweeter the redemption 🙂 Thanks for the interview and this book is on my wishlist.

  • This is one book that I am drooling to get my hands on! I've read so many different versions of teasers on this and each one makes me crave it all the more! Could definitely use a little "redemption" myself at the moment with the way the past few years of my life have been going 😉 My husband has embraced the motto "Life Sucks and then you die" and I'm the one that has been trying to boost morale. Pessimism has yet to win out on me though 😉

  • Hi Ladies! I so love that the hero's a virgin–almost as much as I love the idea of such total opposites ending up together! Great interview.

  • Hey, skyla! I hope it's interesting! I loved these characters and I'm sure keeping my fingers crossed that readers will, too. Thank you for coming by!

  • Thank you, Leagh!

    Hi, Miss Mel! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed the excerpt.

  • Thank you, Anonymous!

    Tanja, I was really curious about how my virgin hero would be received by heroes. Lust and emotion–all of that is new to him, and the guy is a bit lost.

  • Hi, Michelle! Thanks for checking out the interview. So happy that you're looking forward to Keenan's story!

    Yay, Peggy! Definitely not long!

  • Thank you, C.S.! 🙂 And, psst…another virgin hero will appear in the 3rd Fallen book, ANGEL IN CHAINS.

    Thank you, Jary! So glad that you enjoyed the ARC!!

  • Awesome interview, I loved getting to hear so much about Angel Of Darkness. I have been wanting to get my hands on a copy of this book for a while now. I love that the Angel Of Death falls for a Vampire. It makes for a very interesting read, in my opinion. I am a big fan of Cynthia's ever since her Night Watch Series. I would so love to win this book.


  • I'm really looking forward to this book. The excerpt Cynthia posted last week was made of awesome.

    Thanks for the opportunity.


  • Hey Cynthia and Joan! Great interview. Love the concept of a virgin hero 🙂

  • I love the idea of a virgin hero. Virginity changes the dynamics between the hero and the heroine, but a virgin hero I think would add new dimensions to the story. I can't wait to read this story.

  • Story line looks great and the book cover is amazing, whit woo 🙂

  • I can't wait for this one. It's been on my TBB list for soooooo long. Not long now!


  • I enjoyed the interview. I am so thankful for blogs because we get to know our favorite authors a little better. I am so excited for Keenan's books. Cynthia writes about some amazing characters.

  • I Love Cynthia's writing. I had the honor of reading an ARC copy of this book that I won and it was great!! I cannot wait for the next one…You will enjoy it.

    NO need to enter into contest. Just wanted to comment.

  • LURVE Cynthia Eden…I have a mad crush for her books Thanks for the contest. And I can't wait to read about Keenan, the big V angel.

  • 🙂 Thanks, Victoria!! Joan made the interview super easy! And Keenan is tortured, poor guy.

    Hey, Amy! So glad that you enjoyed the Deadly books–thank you!

  • Hi, Lillie! Thank you!! I am so counting down the days until this one releases.

    LOL, Sheree, I hope you like him!

  • Great interview. I love Cynthia Eden's Deadly series and am looking forward to this PNR release! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Hi, Amber! I'm so happy that you enjoy my writing–thank you!

    Thank you, Raonaid! 🙂 I sure love writing these stories, and I hope folks enjoy the angels!

  • Joan, thanks so much for interviewing me!! You are such a nice hostess!

    Jack, thank you for checking out the interview.

  • Great interview. I'm dying to get my hands on this one. I've only read two virgin heroes prior to this and they were both great. Can't wait to see how Cynthia tortures Keenan with the desire for Nicole :).

  • Ooh, a virgin hero! I can't wait to read this!

  • I love Eden's novels, be they romantic suspense or paranormal romance. Can't wait for ANGEL OF DARKNESS!

  • Really looking forward to this book too!

    Gotta love Eden's books!!

  • Great interview! I'm so looking forward to reading this book! Love Cynthia's writing 🙂 Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  • Very nice interview, Joan. Fans of this genre should enjoy Cynthia's latest piece.