Monday, May 10, 2010

Author Spotlight with Autographed Copy Giveaway: Cynthia Roberts "Wind Warrior"


Hello everyone.  Like all of you, I lived and breathed reading romances … it filled many long, lonely evenings when my husband worked nights in law enforcement and I was raising our children Jason and Alyssa (now 31 and 29).  It proved my constant companion later when my “Cinderella” marriage of twenty-five years came to an unexpected end.  There is a quote I heard once I can’t remember verbatim but goes somewhat like … “There is no greater loss than a love once known.”


I’m a true believer that when tragedy strikes and you’re standing at the edge of a fathomless abyss and all you see is darkness looking back at you, faith lies in knowing one of two things will happen.  You can either let fear consume you, roll up into a ball and waste away or, you can take a leap of faith and learn how to soar like an eagle.

I’ve always had a passion for writing from that very moment a Crayola was placed in my hand and throughout my career in marketing, public relations and sales writing creatively came easy.  When my marriage ended at the age of 45, life as I knew it was never the same.  It was a time of unrest, uncertainty, losing friends and family and financial ruin because I also found myself jobless which continued nearly two years. 

Wind Warrior became my salvation.  One evening I sat in front of the computer and decided to write instead of read.  I loved Cassie Edwards Savage Series and read every one of her books and figured all I could do was fail.  It proved my therapy back then but not quite up to par to win the favor of publishers.  I received so many rejections I could have wallpapered a small room in my house and almost gave up on my dream.  That is, until I realized it just wasn’t my time.  I needed to live through and get beyond the pain in my own life before I could transform that experience into the kind of passion and emotion I wanted my readers to feel personally through my writing. 

Wind Warrior is book one of five of my Iroquois Series and will officially be released by Tate Publishing June 15th.  It is, however, available now for purchase through Tate’s website and it is my heartfelt hope readers will find it as enthralling to read as it was for me to research and bring to life.  Book #2 Captive Heart is finished and expected to be released the end of this year. 

Now that the writer in me has been unleashed … look out world!  If I can leave my beautiful five grandchildren any legacy, it will be the strength, conviction and passion put into every story I bring to life.  Please stay tuned for future projects which will include a series introducing contemporary shape shifters and two mainstream romance thrillers entitled Pawn For Malice and The Keeper’s Watch.

Wind Warrior
Tate Publishing
ISBN 978-1-61663-162-8
Link to purchase from Tate before June 15 http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-61663-162-8
Available at Amazon and all other venues June 15th
http://www.romanceauthorcynthiaroberts.com


Book Synopsis (from publisher):

"Leslie Michaels is a visionary, and only those close to her know of her special gift and the visions that come when her mind and body surrender to sleep. Fate has a way of righting many wrongs, and for Leslie it is a destiny that changes her life dramatically. But not before she is forced to flee into the wilderness to escape a murderous trapper bent on claiming her for his very own. Faith and a strong will to survive are her only companions, until she encounters Winnokin, the handsome Seneca war chief who first came to her in her dreams. Not only does he prove to be her rescuer and protector, he teaches her that tragedy can breed happiness and the passion to live and love deeply once again.

Wind Warrior plunges readers into the intimate depths of a relationship that unfolds like a live drama before their eyes while painting an insightful and intriguing portrait of Native Indian life in the 1800s. It is a story of longing, of a wanton need to survive all odds, and a love so strong it conquers human evil. Wind Warrior expresses with cunning words the simple, raw human emotions that hold readers spellbound and captivate their hearts."

GIVEAWAY:

Cynthia is offering one lucky reader an autographed copy of her book "Wind Warrior". Contest ends May 25th at 11:59pm EST.

To enter:

1. You must be a follower of this blog.
2. You must leave a comment WITH your email address.
3. US and Canada only - NO PO boxes.

BONUS Entries !! (get up to 2 bonus)

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Please note: Winners will be contacted by email have 48 hours to respond with full name and address. Book will be sent directly to winner from the author.

13 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great inspirational story! Brought tears to my eyes. Great cover and the story sounds like it's right up my alley. Please enter me! I'm a follower. JDQ1175@aol.com
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  2. Wonderful story! Please enter me to win this book. It sounds like a good one.

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    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  3. Would love to read this!

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  4. I would love to be entered!
    I am a google friend follower
    I am a facebook fan
    I follow on twitter @bangersis
    Thanks!!
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  5. I've been hearing many great things about Wind Warriors! Please enter me!
    I am a GFC Follower
    I am a facebook fan
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  6. OMG! I've been dying to read this book! And it's autographed too. Wow. I've entered almost every contest offering this book as a giveaway and have had no luck:( I hope my luck will change soon. I am a GFC follower (Elise). Too bad I don't have facebook or twitter. aahhh. I really needed those bonus entries. Thanks a million for the opportunity! I love reading your reviews.
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  7. I would really love to win this book for my wife. She loves to read these kinds of books.
    I am a follower via GFC. Thank you.
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  8. Wow! This book sounds amazing. It's set in my favorite time period too. I would love to win a copy.

    Cheryl

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  9. I would love to win this.
    I'm a follower of the blog.

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  10. I am a GFC Follower! I'd love to win this fabulous book!
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  11. Count me in. I'm a follower via GFC. Awesome giveaway book. Glad I found this giveaway. Thanks.
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  12. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. I follow and would love to read this. :)

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