Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I Need You Now - Need #2 is Available

Wow.  I didn't realize how long it's been since I've been out on this blog.  I've been trying to push things over to my website, but have been so caught up in writing.  My apologies. 

Let's play catch-up...


I Need You Now - Need #2 is available out at Amazon (worldwide), Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.  Each book in this series is written as a STANDALONE.  It has one couple per book with a happily ever after ending.  Each couple in the series go on to become secondary characters.  So while it is helpful to read all the books, it isn't necessary. 

 Blurb: 



Nate Lawson was a player - dominating in the office and bedroom. Thanks to betrayal he didn’t do relationships, only one-night stands, until he met her.  The one he finally connected to would be the one he’d let slip away… 

His job took him everywhere to uncover criminal activity at corporate levels.  But, now he was back with one focus in mind, to expose the questionable activity at his sister’s workplace and find his woman!  The only problem – who was she?
                                                                                                  
Gianna Scott finally found a Dom to show her the true meaning of submission – surrendering her mind and body freely.  Too bad she didn’t know who he was or if he’d return.  Her life had gotten crazy with someone intent on destroying her reports at work, making her frustrated and needing release – needing him…

Nate hated answering to anyone, but agreed to go incognito, as Gianna’s assistant.  They’d butt heads at every turn, but why did fighting with her leave him turned on?  And why was she starring in his fantasies?  Would he ever find the one that got away?

All he knew is that he needed her  - Now!



Here's the full cover:




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Book # 1, I Need You Always, is on special:  

 


Marissa wants to focus on her career, but Dane wants to dominate her; mixing business with pleasure. Every touch tempts her to submit to his desires.  

Can she hold up to the control he craves in life, especially in love? Can she let go of her own hang-ups and submit to him?

Only time will tell if she can be everything he Needs!


Buy Links for I Need You Always – Need #1








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Book #3 is coming mid-August.  



Thursday, February 26, 2015

I Need You Always - Need #1 Cover Reveal



Coming March 17, 2015

Dane Prescott flew all over the world for his family’s business, partying at every turn and avoiding taking the reigns of his father’s company, until tragedy strikes.  

He feels lost until he sees her…

Marissa Lawson couldn’t wait to graduate college, going from intern to employee at the company she works for until one of her peer’s stole her ideas and job offer.

Everything around her begins to unravel until a controlling kiss from a handsome stranger, leaves her breathless and seeking to transform her life. 

Her luck changes when she’s offered a new position to work with the boss’s son; her stranger!

Marissa wants to focus on her career, but Dane wants to dominate her; mixing business with pleasure. Every touch tempts her to submit to his desires.  

Can she hold up to the control he craves in life, especially in love? Can she let go of her own hang-ups and submit to him?

Only time will tell if she can be everything he Needs!

 

I Need You Now - Need #2 being written now!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Everything is coming together....

I've been slowly shifting this blog toward my website, found at:  www.cynthiaponeill.com

It's been hard trying to keep up with a blog on here, one on Goodreads, one on my website, and all the other social media outlets, plus trying to write and market my books.  While I'd like to consider myself Wonder Woman, I'm a far cry from it. 

So I'll do this shift slowly.  I have big news that will be coming out next week on February 19th.  I'll post it on all my social media outlets.  But, after that, I'll be mainly going toward the one on the website.  I'll put a final post on here to find me at the new location. 

I wish there was a way where I could just link everything to post to all sites at once.  I know, I'm dreaming, but hey, wouldn't it be nice and so much easier? 

There's a lot going on right now.  I have two books that are in edits.  Both covers are completed and I'm waiting to reveal them to the public.  One will launch on March 17th, while the other, I'm waiting on a release date from my publisher.  They are both Contemporary/Erotic Romances. 

The one releasing in March will be for a new series called Need, with the first book being "I Need You Always" -  where each book will focus on one couple.  When that book is finished the couple will step back from the lead and into supporting characters for the remainder of the series, while one of the supporting characters steps forward for their story.  We're looking at four or more books in the series.

The other book is a spin-off from the Learning Series.  I listened to the requests to have a story for Grace and Jonathan and just saw the cover tonight, which looks amazing!  They'll have their own story in "Learning to Move Forward" - which can be read as a stand alone or with the full series. 

I'm dancing between two editing schedules, trying to set up book tours, cover reveals, etc.  Plus, I'm already writing book two of the Need Series.  I know it seems like I've been quiet, but I've been extremely busy.  I love it when everything starts to fall into line. 
 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

To Rush or Not To Rush a Romance, that is the Question.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion as to how long people should get to know one another before dating, carrying on a relationship, and then, if things work out, get married.  But, I have to ask..."Is there really a timeline?"

Love happens in its own time.  I've known people to date the same person for years on end to have them end up getting married and the relationship quickly ends in divorce or have them end things before marriage is even discussed.

At the same time I've known people who've gone out with one another for two or three weeks, realize that they've found their true match, get married right away and still be married 30 + years later.

So is there a timeline that one should follow in regards to relationships, whether in reality or in fictional writing?  The answer is NO!

As a fellow author I've heard complaints about both my books and others.  They range from, "I thought the couple would never get together" to "The relationship is hard to believe because it happened too quickly".   The comments are endless.  In reality, you might not want things to happen so fast, but they sometimes do, so it isn't a stretch of the imagination.  Then again, a book is fantasy, not reality.  It's a means to escape reality and go into a fictional world where romance and love exist in perfect harmony, with the occasional switch-up.

I know I've been guilty of having my characters trust a bit too easily in the other person, fall too quickly, and marry within no time.  I did have them carry out things over the course of many, many months.  But, if you think about many of the books out there, especially the erotic genres, you almost have a "Wham, bam, thank you ma'am," kind of persona.  I've read some where the characters instantly fall into lust, bed, and not long after, marriage.  Even FSOG goes from a first encounter to marriage within the course of a little over three months.  Talk about quick, but an amazing story!  (Can't wait for the movie!)  

Does love at first sight exist?  It's possible.  Let me give you an example of a true romance and how fast it transpired.

Imagine if you will a female who's married to her work, but at the persuasion of friends, places an at online and starts dating.  Yep, you guessed it, she ended up with a lot of toads and one nut case that caused her trust in men to falter.  But, when all hope seemed lost...along came a "too good to be true - knight in shining armor."  She was going through a lot of life changes and a family emergency, but he was caring, considerate, and offered hope.

The couple ended up talking via instant messaging, email, and then moved on to phone calls for about two months before finally meeting.  She needed time to grieve for the loss of a family member, he was swamped with work.  The two finally meet, knowing after all their daily phone conversations, lasting hours on end, that they'd always be friends.  But, there was an instant spark.   They've discovered they've lived within blocks of one another time and time again for years; even shopping at the same stores on the same nights, but had never met.

Their very first meeting resulted in another date, and another, and another.  They became glued at the hip, even completing each others thoughts and sentences.  In eleven, yes I said eleven, short days, they went from meeting to becoming engaged.  After seven months had passed, they were married and are still together today, even more in love than ever.

I will admit this did seem a bit rushed.  But, my parents had always told me, "When you find the one you're meant to be with, you'll know.  It will feel like all the air has been taken out of your lungs and you've been hit by a Mack truck.  The pull you'll have toward one another will be undeniable and you won't be able to resist staying away from each other, even for just a day."

Yes, I'm talking about how I met my husband.  The strangest thing is that we came so close to meeting so many times in the past, but our fates must not have been ready for us to meet yet.  When we finally did meet, I stopped looking because, "Once you find your forever, there's no need to look any further."

This week we'll celebrate our 16th Wedding Anniversary.  I will admit we've had our ups and downs and plenty of things that should have torn us apart, but the foundation in our relationship was solid, so we've been able to weather all the storms and come out stronger than ever.

It amazed me this weekend when we were driving along and a song came on the radio.  It was a song from Queen and I looked over to see my hubby smiling.  I began to say, "You know what this song reminds me of?"  He immediately finished my thought, "Wayne's World?"  Sure enough, he knew what I was thinking, because he was thinking the same thing.  It's actually scary just how in tune we are with one another.  I've had people complain that we can't possibly love one another and share so many likes and dislikes, but we do.

Our love story was the inspiration for the series Remembrance, especially how the two characters fall in love in I Remember.  So do I tend to write my characters falling in love too quickly at times?  Yes, I do.  But, I have a lot of personal experience and pull from similar stories to my own.

Love happens when it's the right time.  There is no right or wrong timeline, place, etc.  It just exists.  May you find the love of your life and your happily ever after.  I know I've got mine. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Learning Series Trilogy NOW Available on Amazon!

That's write...the entire trilogy of A Learning Series is NOW Available on Amazon, Worldwide!  In fact, my publisher has the first book in the series, Learning to Trust, currently FREE on Amazon!  The links are as follows:

Learning to Trust, A Learning Series Novel, Book 1



Learning to Let Go, A Learning Series Novel, Book 2



Learning to Love Again, A Learning Series Novel, Book 3


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The NEW Learning to Trust under Limitless Publishing is HERE!

NOW AVAILABLE: 

Amazon US:  Learning to Trust - A Learning Series Book 1

Amazon UK: Learning to Trust - A Learning Series Book 1



The remainder of the series comes out on the following dates:




If you like steamy reads like FSOG, with hot alpha dominant males, strong willed women, along with some suspense and lust filled adventures -- then this series is for you!!  Feel free to share the word about this series! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bad about blogging...been super busy

I know...I've been bad about posting like I should.  My schedule just took a big turn towards hectic.  I promise to sit down and catch everyone up properly sometime this week!  So check back...some interesting news, upcoming signings, yada, yada, yada....is going on and you don't want to miss it!

Until then...have a fantastic week!