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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Event: Angels - Cynthia Eden (Guest Post & Giveaway)

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Good Sunday morning everyone! I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend! Guess what? It's about to get a whole lot better! Today kicks off Reading Between the Wines Halloween Event, 'Creatures that go Bump In the Night!' Every day this week, and sometimes a several times a day, we will feature a different paranormal creature that makes your Books go Bump! With fantastic authors, posts, reviews and giveaways you'll want to check in often! You can see the full schedule at anytime and go to each event post by clicking on the event button. To start the event I'd like to welcome a fabulous author and super sweet lady, Cynthia Eden! 



What Happens When Good Guys…Go Bad (Angel-style)?

A picture of Cynthia Eden.Hi, everyone! It’s a pleasure to be blogging with you today! (A big thanks to Crystal for inviting me over!) I thought for this post, I’d talk about good guys. Or rather, good guys who go bad. Since it’s Halloween season, how about we put a spin on these guys?  How about we say they go bad for a supernatural reason?

Such as…a guy who gets turned into a vampire. One day, he’s Mr. Nice Guy; the next—he wants to suck your blood.
Or maybe a guy who falls prey to the power of the moon. One day, he’s Mr. Perfect; the next—he’s Mr. Perfectly Furry.

Or maybe, just maybe…you have a guy who is so good that he’s got wings. He’s an angel. Beyond temptation. (Cough, cough, he’s supposed to be beyond it.) Only he doesn’t do his job and he gets punished. One day, Mr. Angel; the next—hello, Fallen.

Angel of DarknessIn my upcoming paranormal romance (ANGEL OF DARKNESS, out 11/29/11 from Kensington Brava—Yay!), my hero, Keenan, was one of the good guys. Can you get much better than an angel on the good guy scale?  But, he wasn’t your average angel. He was an Angel of Death, and when he fell, he learned just how to be very, very bad.

He learned about sin (thanks to my heroine). He learned about pain (giving it more than receiving it). He learned about fury. About power.
Keenan learned all about the darkness that can hide in a man’s heart.  Sometimes, bad boys can be sexy. Sometimes, they can be downright dangerous.

Do you have a favorite paranormal bad guy (who was once good)? Share! I’d love to hear about more of these fellows. One commenter will be selected to win a Cynthia Eden book of her choice (including my upcoming ANGEL OF DARKNESS release).


Have a great day!
Cynthia Eden
ANGEL OF DARKNESS—Available 11/29/11 from Kensington Brava
When an angel falls, all hell breaks loose…





~*GIVEAWAY*~
As Cynthia mentioned above, she is graciously giving away one book, reader's choice, including her upcoming release Angel of Darkness. Open Internationally. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering her question above and then fill out the rafflecopter below!










80 comments:

roro said...

tnx 4 the giveway

roro said...

patch of hush hush? i know its Ya still counts right

Saranna DeWylde said...

Hmm. I don't think any of the bad boys I like were ever good. I'm going to have to chew on that some more.

Keenan sounds very tasty. :)

Michelle Louise Pratley aka Scottish Rose said...

Well Hello! :D

My favorite paranormal bad guy (who was once good) would have to be Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries. And I know most of you are saying, WHAT? He's a bad guy who in now good!

Well I'll explain it to you:

When Damon was human he was good, he was in the army, he was a good son and brother until he met Katherine Pierce who fed him her blood, tricked him so many times and used and abused him.

Then he got shot when he and his brother tried and failed to save Katherine, and he died but came back as vampire.

His brother, Stefan, forced him into drinking human blood so he would become vampire. And now Damon became bad after a while of being vampire, but right now he is good.

Enjoy! :D

TinaBuriedUnderBooks said...

Who cares that they were once good? I like them much more once they are bad. Tee Hee!! I fall for the bad-bad guy but shows a good side when motivated. For example, I'm sure you know by now how much I love your level 10 demons! (I tell you every chance I get) The demons are very bad but they will show a good side for their lady love. : )

kamwh1207(at)att(dot)net

mnjcarter said...

Well......Can't really think of any sinfully naughty badboys that were ever good! I suppose when they were first out of the womb, they had to be good for a short spell, but then again, maybe not! This is a very tough question!! Bad is so much better anyway!

Thanks for the giveaway!

mnjcarter@charter.net

Cynthia Eden said...

Thanks so much for having me over today! I love talking bad guys (and bad angels).

Cynthia Eden said...

Definitely counts, roro!

Hi, Saranna! So glad you think Keenan might be tasty! :)

Cynthia Eden said...

Hi, Michelle! How are you? Oooh...I've heard so much about Damon lately. Must check him out! Thanks for the Damon recap!

Me, too, Tina!! Give me those bad guys! And thank you!

Cynthia Eden said...

Hi, mnjcarter! Bad can be such fun.

IreneRJ said...

My favourites are Eddie and Adrian from JR Ward's Fallen Angels series.

Barbara said...

Hi Cynthia! I'm not entering the contest 'cause I just recently won a copy of Angel Of Darkness-lucky me! Just wanted to drop by and plug Keenan and your Fallen Angel series. LOVE him! Gotta say it...you know how to 'pen' bad boys good! LOL! Happy Halloween!

barbbattaglia@yahoo.com

KhelseyJackson said...

Hello Cynthia! My favorite bad guy would be Alexander Skarsgard from True Blood!
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Victoria said...

Because I love him I'm going with Niol. He was good then bad and now he's good again (well when he wants to be ;) ). In the YA I'm going with the TV version of The Vampire Diaries with Damon. He can't seem to make up his mind what he wants to be.
I'm dying for Angel of Darkness.

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Gail said...

I like JR Wards "Fallen Angel" seies It is a fabulous series. Ms Eden Iam new to your boks but would love to read them where do I start?

jfort357 said...

Hi Cynthia!! My fav vamp that was once good but is now bad would be Bill Compton on the True Blood series!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! :-)

jfort357(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Michelle Louise Pratley aka Scottish Rose said...

I'm alright, Cynthia :D Just finding it hard to do college work that is due for tomorrow >.<

How are you? I'm glad you had fun on the haunted Tour ^^

Michelle Bledsoe said...

Hi Cynthia. I so can't wait for for this book to come out. I really enjoy the fallen angel stories. Heroes with flaws are just so yummy. Thank you for the chance to win a copy early.

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Diane said...

My favorite bad guy is Raphael form Angel's Kiss but he seems to be bad most of the time except with his consort!!!


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shiderly77 said...

I'm eagerly awaiting your newest, Cynthia, having read your entire backlist all ready!

My answer is YAish too, the only one I can come up with at the moment, lol.

I've always loved Jasper Hale from Twilight and accompanying books. He had been through so much in his past, I am so happy he has Alice as his soul mate.

Thanks for the oppurtunity to win a book!

Rhianna said...

Wow that's a toughie. A bad-guy who was once good...? I usually like it the other way around.

I think Michelle's Damon nomination is about the only one I can think of too.

Ahhh but I love villains in general. :D

Yto said...

sadly i have none. i am pretty new to this genre. i've started reading recently after a really long hiatus. so i would love to get this book.

Arianne Cruz said...

Right now, my favorite is Eric Northman from Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood :D

Scorpio1974 said...

Other than the Salvatore brothers from The Vampire Diaries and their back and forth switching between good and bad and back I'm not sure I can think of any others I like that were bad boys turned good (turned bad and such). =) I really want to read all your books though Cynthia!!! They all sound so awesome!! =) Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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savannah said...

I love all the bad boys so much that I would never be able to pick a favorite so instead I'm going to list the very first bad boy I fell in love with and that would have to be Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights :) I was in 8th grade when I fell in love with him and he has always held a special place in my heart, crazy or not you to love a guy who spends his whole life avenging a love that was taken from him!!

mbreakfield said...

I'll have to say Damon, too.

elaing8 said...

Tough question.usually when the books starts they're already bad and by the end are redeemed.
hummm..Eric from the House of Night series is the only one I can think of right now.Damon is a good one too.

Na said...

Hi Cynthia! I like J.R. Ward's vampire warriors. Some used to be bad but they are still good!

Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Seems like a great book :)

ML said...

This is a tough one. I've got to go with Eric Northman as well.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Tore said...

I really don't have any favorite bad guys that use to be good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

marybelle said...

A bad boy that was once good?? No sorry I can't think of one. I like them bad.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Cynthia Eden said...

Irene, I've got to read those! I've heard so many good things about the series.

Thank you, Barbara!!! Your words (and you dropping by to chat) are much appreciated!

Cynthia Eden said...

Oh, Khelsey, me, too! Love him!

Thanks for naming Niol! Yay!!! And my new mission is to check out The Vampire Diaries and Damon). Heard too many things. I can't ignore this series any longer.

Cynthia Eden said...

Hey, Gail! Thanks for coming by. Angel of Darkness will be the very first book in my new series, so you can start there (if you'd like) and not miss anything. If you want to check out some of my other books, Eternal Hunter is the 1st book in my Night Watch series (about paranormal bounty hunters). Thanks for asking!


jort357, I am really warming up to Bill's character now. Love guys with issues!

Cynthia Eden said...

Uh, oh, Michelle, I wish you luck with that work! Hope it goes well for you.

And for Michelle Beldsoe (since I've got two lovely Michelle's dropping by today)...I so enjoyed flawed heroes. Perfect is too beyond me (I've got too many issues for perfect.)

Cynthia Eden said...

Diane, those bad boys can be so good. I'm addicted to them!

Thank you, shiderly77! I'm very happy to hear that you enjoy the stories. And I can't believe you mentioned Jasper--he's my favorite from Twlight!

I love those villains, too, Rhianna. :)

Cynthia Eden said...

Yto, I am glad to hear your reading haitus is over! Hope you find some great reads!

Arianne, I'd just like to say...Go Eric!

Hey, Valerie! Thanks for coming by and entering the giveaway.

Cynthia Eden said...

Savannah, I'm a Heathcliff girl, too. Something about those brooding boys...

Gah, mbreakfield, so many love Damon! I must see this show & read those books!

Excellent point, elaing8! That is usually the way it works.

Cynthia Eden said...

Na, you had me at vampire warrior.

Thank you, Krystal!

JL, Eric would get my vote, too!

Cynthia Eden said...

Consider yourself entered, Tore!

LOL, that's a good answer, marybelle--it's great to like them bad.

Cynthia Eden said...

Thank you all so much for the great comments today. So many bad boys! :)

DebbieB said...

I think everyone likes a bit of a bad boy. If they don't have a little bad in em they're not worth having. Lol. My Fav Fallen Angels so far are JRWards guys. But I am checking out a few more FA series. Thanks for the giveaway.

Okmom43@yahoo.com

DebbieB said...

I think everyone likes a bit of a bad boy. If they don't have a little bad in em they're not worth having. Lol. My Fav Fallen Angels so far are JRWards guys. But I am checking out a few more FA series. Thanks for the giveaway.

Okmom43@yahoo.com

Emily Tardy said...

My favorites are Fallen Angel series by J R Ward and Eric Northman from Sookie Stackhouse =D

emilytardy@yahoo.com

June M. said...

I can't really think of anyone who was good and is now bad. Most of them are the opposite.

What's Beyond Forks? said...

I'll have to go with Damon Salvatore too. I can't think of anyone else who went from good to bad... but I'm definitely a Damon fan. Thank you for this giveaway! :o)

Cathy M said...

This season of Supernatural has Castiel's character going more to the dark side.

caity_mack@yahoo dot com

LadyRed said...

Hmm favorite good guy gone bad? If from a movie it would have to be Michael on Underworld. If from a book, then it would probably have to be Jacob Black in Twilight New Moon by Stephanie Meyer! How about bad guys gone good? That would easily fall to Professor Snape in the Harry Potter books! He was such an easy character to despise until you discover that he was seriously misunderstood!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries is the only one that comes to mind.

Dovile said...

Angel from Buffy series.

Anonymous said...

How about Dimitri from Archangels's Blade. He is yummy ...good or bad!!!

Sherry said...

I love reading this genre it's one of my favorites. I can't think of any bad guys that use to be good though.

~Danni said...

I agree with Diane, Raphael was my first thought (Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter Series). He's good, but also has bad tendencies since he's so old and not used to having a partner. But we still love him!

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

I can't really think of many good boys turned bad situations other than what was said. I first thought of Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries but wasn't going to say it till I say that others had thought of him as well LOL!

donnas said...

Raphael was the first to pop into my head too. But really I think I want to go with Dimitri from the same series.

EdgesAngel22 said...

Great giveaway!! That's a hard question to answer, but I have to say Cameron from the Fallen series by Lauren Kate...(its a YA series)he started out as an angel too :)
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

Anne R said...

My favorite paranormal bad guy/good guy would be Bones..okay, so he is more bad guy turn good? but that is all I got right now.

thanks for the great giveaway!

areeths at new dot rr dot com

latishajean said...

What a great giveaway thank you so much! I like Roman from Evermore books by Alyson Noel he is a bad boy!

Ollie said...

Geez that is a hard one a bad guy that was good. I really can't think of any right now.

Thanks for the giveaway!

redfirewood888(AT)yahoo(DOT)ca

Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

Jolene and Family said...

ok, I'm spacing today!! In the Rafflecopter for some reason I entered my twitter name instead of GFC name, I just need to point that out. oops :)

I have to go with Eric Northman from True Blood :)

Reading mind said...

I'm a big fan of Bones and JC. Different series, but lovely bad guys!

alainala said...

thats a tough one. i have a fav good angel who gets scary sometimes (raphael from nalini singh's angels)

alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

DANIELA said...

Hi
If we are talking about TV shows I'd say Damon from The Vampire Diaries or Eric Northman from True Blood.
Talking about one of Cynthia's book, I'd say the demon Niol.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Daniela.
dany7578 at hotmail dot com

Vanessa N. said...

I would go with Raphael from Nalini books. Thanks for the cance.

mythic021@gmail.com

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

Hmm, Christophe from Lili St. Crow's YA series? He's not really bad initially, more of a force unto himself who doesn't follow the laws of his species. Which is some sort of vamp.

CYP
cypsays_hi@hotmail.com

jeanette8042 said...

My favorite bad guy who was once good is Damon Salvatore!

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Amber said...

I guess I'd go with eric from true blood

buddyt said...

I agree that Damon is about the only one I can think of that goes from good to bad.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Christina @ Twin Dragons said...

DEMETRIUS from the Eternal Guardians series by Elisabeth Naughton.

Robin said...

I love Bill from True Blood but I am not sure he's actually bad now... And Eric but I am not sure he was ever good! Your book looks great!

Robin D
robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

Christine A. said...

I would like to think that Jericho Barrons was once good- I know probably wishful thinking.

Great giveaway- thanks.

your1chef at aol dot com

Leannz0r said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

winnie said...

Favourite paranormal bad guy would be Damon from The Vampire Diaries!

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Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

I wouldn't call him my favorite but I am anxiously waiting to read more about Shock in Shayla Black's Doomsday Brethern series...we are still on the fence as to whos side he is actually on.

Katie said...

Kalona from House of Night

Sharon said...

Barrons, I think he counts and he is my favorite alpha

JessS said...

Damn, I'm not really sure. I do love Spike from Buffy as a bad guy, and he was sort of good (as a human), then went super evil and vampirey before going good again. Thanks for the giveaway! I've only read one of your books but it was really good.

Kerry-Ann McDade said...

Ohh the books sound so good :)

Spav said...

I've been watching the TV version of the Secret Circle and I think Jake would fit.