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Torn by Cynthia Eden: Guest Post and Giveaway!

Monday, May 30, 2016

What Makes A Keeper?

Hi, everyone! I’d like to offer a big thank you to Krystal for having me over for a visit. It’s great to be here! Today, I thought I’d chat about just what makes a book…into a keeper. Ah, keeper. I’m talking about those wonderful books that you read once…and you have to read again. And again.  Books that never leave your mind. Books that touch you. 

Just what is it about them that makes those stories so special? Well, I have a few ideas.

1.      The characters. Characters who are just unforgettable populate the pages of keeper novels. I remember reading a Julie Garwood book (Honor’s Splendour)…in it, the heroine was saving the hero. She took his ice-cold feet (seriously, the guy was frigid), and she put them on her bare stomach to help warm him up. It was a genuine, unselfish act, and the moment I read it, I knew I was dealing with a special heroine.

2.      The twists. The turns. When I’m reading a book that I can’t predict, I get lost. Absolutely lost. Gone Girl did this to me. I had to go back and re-read the book just to see what clues I’d missed.

3.      The ending.  I need an ending that blows me away. That just makes me teary or it makes me smile or it stops my heart (for just a moment). When a book has an ending that I can feel…I know I’m reading a keeper. When I was younger, I was addicted to Judith McNaught books for this very reason…her endings were phenomenal.

But what do you think? What makes a book into a keeper for you?

Have a wonderful summer—and thanks for checking out my post!

Cynthia Eden

TORN – Available 5/31/16

In New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s latest novel featuring the Last Option Search Team (LOST), one agent’s investigation entices a killer into making her his prey.

Forensic anthropologist Victoria Palmer has always been better with the dead than the living. Shutting down her emotions, she lets few people in. But then Victoria’s latest investigation takes her and agent Wade Monroe to Savannah, Georgia. Handsome, dangerous, and more than ready to play dirty on any case, Wade weakens Victoria’s aloofness with just one glance. 

Wade knows their recent cases have pushed Victoria beyond her limits. But her skills are crucial to finding a college student who went missing five years ago. Victoria is able to determine she was murdered, and that the killer is still on the loose. 

And when the vicious murderer targets Victoria, Wade must do everything in his power to protect Victoria… because he refuses to let a woman he loves be torn from him...again.

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York TimesUSA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader bestseller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas. Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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  1. I'm not familiar with this series but it looks good!

  1. steph y said...:

    I've read several of Cynthia's books, but I haven't read any of these yet. They sound great.

  1. steph y said...:

    I have read several of Cynthia's books, but I haven't read any of these yet. They sound great.

  1. I love adding books to my keeper shelf.

  1. gemiinii said...:

    I love her books!! Cant wait to read Torn.

    Betul E.

  1. erin said...:

    looks and sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

  1. I started this series and I'm enjoying it.

  1. patanne said...:

    I love the sound of this one! It looks to be a really gripping read