Friday, July 6, 2012

READ, HOT & BOOM with Cynthia Cooke (Guest Post/Giveaway)

I'd like to give a great big thank you to all the authors who have joined us for our READ, HOT & BOOM event this week and of course to all of you fabulous readers too! For our last day I would like to welcome author Cynthia Cooke who is joining us with her new release of Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies which actually kicked off Entangled Publishing's new Dead Sexy line!

Happy Fourth of July week! I’ve been asked to write a Fourth of July inspired blog! Well, when I think of the Fourth of July, I think of fireworks and I think of explosions, and there are lots of both in my new book, Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies!

For instance meet our heroine, Genie.

Genie is hot. 

“Whoo-ee, that girl can still scorch the skin off your eyeballs,” Johnny called as he opened the door and readied the ladder.

Genie is explosive.

Genie wears sexy underwear just for herself.

Slowly Genie unfastened the top button of her cotton pants, unzipped them, and wiggled them over her hips. She gave him a saucy smile as they dropped to the ground. She stepped out of them wearing nothing but a very skimpy pair of red satin panties. “Instant bathing suit. From that distance all they’ll see is legs.”
“Yeah,” he repeated clearing his throat again. “From this distance all I can see is legs. Beautiful long legs curving up to—“
“Don’t get yourself all hot and bothered again,” she interrupted, telling herself the very same thing. “You need to watch my back, not my ass.”

Genie loves to drive fast boats.

Genie loves to shoot big guns.

In Deadly Secrets Loving Lies, Genie can repel from high places, be swept away by a helicopter, survive exploding buildings and that’s all in the first 50 pages. Genie can swim like a fish, and if you mess with her, if you mess with anyone she cares about, Genie can and will kick your ass!

See for yourself in this short excerpt:
Excerpt…. DEADLY SECRETS, LOVING LIES by Dead Sexy Books at Entangled Publishing: 

Kyle stared in disbelief at the odd, mushroom-shaped structure rising up from the cracked, dry earth of the Nevada desert.
“There she is,” the voice of Johnny Garino, his crew chief and closest friend, buzzed in his earpiece.
Genie stood on the roof of the strange house. Three black SUVs were corralled on the ground far below her. She looked incredible, breathtaking, silhouetted against the brilliant blue sky. Kyle sucked in a breath as she clipped a cable to her belt.
“She’s getting ready to fly!” Johnny called out, his voice rising in pitch.
“Hold on, baby. I’m almost there.” Kyle pushed down on the throttle urging the bird faster, even as he willed Genie to turn and see him, to hold on until he could sweep her away from the danger. And once he did, once he had her safe and secure in his cockpit, then what?
Then he’d try not to kill her himself.
But after having such and exhausting and explosive few days Genie wants to kick back by the pool in Vegas with her man and read some explosive hot reads. So, what is Genie reading?

Oh, here comes Kyle! Enjoy your Fourth of July holiday! I know Genie will.

Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies — 
Family secrets must be kept, and painful wounds must be ignored. 
After an all-out assault by a vicious terrorist bent on destroying her entire family, a former government agent must break the strict rules she has always lived by when she emerges from hiding to reluctantly accept the help of her all-too-sexy ex-lover. Running a deadly race against time, they rush to rescue her kidnapped sister, find her missing father, and bring the notorious villain to justice. But nothing ever goes as planned. Bullets fly, danger abounds, and their passion reignites even faster than the lies are flowing. But their stubbornly held secrets just might spell the end of their rekindled love and hopes for the well as their very lives.

About the Author:
Cynthia Cooke is an award-winning, multi-published author who has published 11 books and short stories for Harlequin/Silhouette and Steeple Hill. Her latest novel, Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies will be one of the launch books for Entangled Publishing’s new Romantic Suspense line Dead Sexy Books. Cynthia lives in North Carolina with her husband and three teenage kids who keep her world constantly spinning. She has a deep affection for horror movies, thrillers and all things that go bump in the night. And here in the South with its thick woods, creepy crawlers and graveyards haunting every corner, there is a lot of bumping to stir the imagination. Cynthia is best known for writing page-turners that will keep you up late into the night.  So if you choose to take that ride, over the edge and into the dark, don’t forget to turn on the lights. Cynthia Cooke’s books aren’t sweet and they aren’t for the faint of heart. 

Enjoy the Dark Seduction 
Connect with Cynthia at: Her Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Entangled Publishing is giving away one eBook of Cynthia Cooke's Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies to one lucky reader today. To enter, just leave a comment or question for Cynthia and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
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  1. Thanks for the great post. Even I love Genie. Who wouldn't like to drive fast cars and shoot big guns. Is this book a stand-alone or part of a series? This book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read more about Genie.


  2. Thanks Joanne! Yes, this will be the first book in a series. I'm hoping to write both Cat and Becca's stories soon! Hope you LOVE it!! ;D

  3. Gotta love a heroine who likes to shoot big guns and kick ass! I think I'm jealous! LOL! I have got to read this book.
    Thanks for the chance to win!


  4. I love when the heroine is a badass! Added to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Great mini excerpt. This sounds great. Genie seems to be one kick-ass heroine.

  6. This looks like a great beginning to a FAB new series. I can't wait to read it! Thx for the giveaway op! :)

    barbbattaglia @

  7. Thanks for introducing us to Genie... I think I'm really going to like reading her story:)

  8. Loved the post! I can't wait to dive into this new series! I have put Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies on my TBR list!

    Thanks for the giveaway. Congrats on the new series!


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