Saturday, August 2, 2014

Blog Tour & Interview - Sinful Rewards 1 by Cynthia Sax

Sinful Rewards 1

by Cynthia Sax

Tour Organizer: N K Author Services

Belinda "Bee" Carter is a good girl; at least, that's what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man.
Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious, the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and that makes him all the more enticing.
But when a mysterious and anonymous text message dares her to do something bad, she must decide if she is really the good girl she has always claimed to be, or if she's willing to risk everything for her secret fantasy of being watched.
Is her mystery man the reclusive billionaire with a wild side or the darkly dangerous bad boy?

Let's Learn a Little about the amazing Cynthia Sax:

What is your writing environment? 

Cynthia Sax:  I write on an antiqued PC (which I’ve nicknamed the Comedy 64) set on a tiny wood veneer desk I found discarded on a curb. This computer faces a blank wall so I don’t get distracted. My side table is the seldom used ironing board. Yes, we writers live glamorous lives. (grins)

Who is your perfect hero/heroine and why? 

Cynthia Sax: The perfect character for me is imperfect. Flaws are interesting and make each character different. I love that Nicolas, the billionaire in Sinful Rewards, has a sweet tooth and a secret love of jellybeans. I love that Bee, the heroine, cleans when she’s upset (putting everything in order makes her feel more in control). I love that Hawke, the bad boy biker, doesn’t care what he looks like.

What authors/books have caught your interest lately and why? 

Cynthia Sax: Wow. There are so many. I love Shelly Bells’ White Collared, a four part BDSM erotic romance serial. Opal Carew is always a favorite writer of mine. J.K. Coi’s  In Bed With The Competition is a perfect summer read. I loved Christine d’Abo’s Nailed also. 

Note: I consider all of these writers friends. If I had to recommend a writer I didn’t consider a friend, I wouldn’t have any writers to recommend. (grins) I usually contact the writers I love and strike up a friendship.

What type of book have you always wanted to write? 

Cynthia Sax: I was THRILLED when Avon came to me with the idea of writing a 12 novella serial because I always wanted to write a love triangle but I never had the number of pages this type of story requires (there’s a reason Twilight is multiple stories). Sinful Rewards is a dream book come true for me.

Top 3 things on your bucket list? 

Cynthia Sax:  I would love to be one of those mysterious donors who leaves money around cities and then hints where these gifts are. To make so many people happy would be a blast. I want to dye my hair bright blue. The women in my family go prematurely gray so I’ve waited to play with hair dyes. I had the goal to friend every erotic romance reader on Facebook. I suspect there may be more than 5,000 erotic romance readers though which means I’ll max out my friends. 

How did you get the idea for this particular novel? 

Cynthia Sax:  When Avon came to me with the idea of Sinful Rewards, a 12 novella serial, I knew I wanted to write a love triangle. I also knew one of the heroes would be a billionaire, specifically a man who has built a real estate empire. Nicolas builds homes for families, which I thought was kind of sweet. The challenge was finding an equally powerful and appealing hero who would represent a different lifestyle. Hawke, a tattooed bad boy biker, was the clear choice. He’s mobile, he doesn’t have a personal home, and he certainly doesn’t wear suits.

What is your favorite scene in your new release? 

Cynthia Sax: My favorite scene is the first time Bee sees Hawke, the tattooed biker. She gazes through the telescope and spots him standing on his balcony completely naked. I love this scene because it is sexy, a bit shocking, and says so much about both Bee AND Hawke. My second favorite scene is when Bee meets Nicolas, the billionaire. She has a fantasy of what this first meeting will be and the reality is quite different. Nicolas isn’t following anyone’s script! 

Yes, I’m a softie for first glances/first meetings.

What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available? 

Cynthia Sax:  The first draft of Sinful Rewards, the 12 novella serial, is completed and sent to my agent. If I’m abducted by aliens, she’ll ensure all 12 novellas are published. I continue to polish them though and I will continue to polish them until they’re published. Sinful Rewards will be releasing once a month from July 2014 to June 2015. It is more than a story. It is an experience. All 12 stories will be priced at 99 cents (if you see it for more, contact me because that’s a mistake). This is less than the price of convenience store chocolate bar.

What do you like to do when you are not writing? 

Cynthia Sax: We, writers, love our jobs which is a good thing because writing is a 70 hour plus week job. The hubby and I also love to travel (writing can be done anywhere) and, of course, I love to read. I speed read and average an erotic romance a day.

What is one interesting fact about you that readers dont know? 

Cynthia Sax:  I’m pretty much an open book with readers. (grins – pun intended) I love to write about billionaires, which will come as no surprise to readers. But they might be surprised to know that I’ve met real life billionaires. You know what? They’re regular people who just happen to have a talent that other people consider valuable.

Meet Cynthia:

You can find the sinful rewards #1 series cover attached. Cynthia doesn't offer an author photo. However, here is her bio:

Cynthia Sax lives in a world where demons aren’t all bad, angels aren’t all good, and magic happens every single day. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they love. They live passionately. They fight fiercely. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.

Email Cynthia

Twitter: @CynthiaSax


1 comment:

  1. Thank you So much for interviewing me today!
    (hugs Booklover Sue)