Monday, May 17, 2010

Book Giveaway and Author Interview w/ Cynthia Roberts

TNBBC's 5th Book Giveaway!

Cynthia Roberts, author of the Historical Indian Romance novel "Wind Warrior" has generously sent me one signed copy to giveaway for review. In order to enter the contest, please comment here on why you would like a copy of the book. By commenting, you also promise to read and review the book. I will post winners review of the book here on my blog!

This contest is open internationally
And will end on May 31st!!

Let's get to know a bit more about Cynthia and her passion for reading and writing romance novels!

Who are some of your favorite authors? Do you read genres other than romance?

I am a true blue die-hard woman of romance. Some of my favorite authors are Jude Deveraux, Lisa Kleypas, Madeline Baker, Johanna Lindsey, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts to name a few.

When did you first start writing?

In the early 80's after my daughter Alyssa was born. I was such an avid reader one day it was like a light bulb went off in my head and I thought, "Heck ... I can do this!" So, I enrolled at my local community college for a series of creative writing classes and so the stories began.

What was the writing and publishing process like for you?

Writing for me is such an explicit joy. The words tend to flow straight from my finger tips, I swear. I was sooooo excited when the publishing process started. It was like one of those first timers in your life ... you know the ones ladies ... the first kiss, getting married, the first pregnancy. It was such an enjoyable experience. My editor Meghan Barnes was so much fun to work with and my Assist. Creative Director Brandon Wood who designed my cover did an outstanding job.

Are you a routine writer – do you have a specific time of day, or place, that you prefer to write?

I truly try and write every day to keep those creative juices flowing. I created a play list of 70 songs ... my pure romance collection from Michael Buble', Peabo Bryson, Lionel Richie, Brian McKnight, Andy Williams, Perry Como, Tony Bennett ... Can't write without my boys crooning to me.

I have a home office. I just can't get into laptops for some reason and I do love the fact that they're so portable. Even though I can type almost 100 w.p.m. once I get going, on those keyboards though, my fingers get all befuddled and I hit the wrong keys ... it's ugly. I invested in a good ergonomic keyboard for comfort and try to devote at least 20 hours a week to my projects.

What life experiences fuel(ed) your passion for writing?

The passion was sooo inherent I just had to. I mean, ever since a Crayola was placed in my hand, I jibbered on paper. Sadly, life just got in the way and it has taken until my more mature years (chuckle chuckle ) before it was time for me.

What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

Why reading romance novels, of course! :) And I do … seriously.

But I also love to spend time sucking the faces of my beautiful grandchildren ages 11 – 6 months Tyler, Ayden, Connor, Nicholas & Addison. I try and exercise every other day, take long walks when the weather allows (helps get those creative juices flowing)and cherish my closest and dearest friends.

Can you tell us a bit about how your Historical Indian Romance novel “Wind Warrior” came to be?

The first romance I ever read was a novel from Cassie Edward’s Savage series and instantly became hungry to read more. I tracked down every one of those babies; let me tell you, until I read them all. Every historical Indian romance I read from that point on was based on a Plains tribe. I wanted to focus on a tribe indigenous to my area and decided to write a series based on the five tribes that make up the Iroquois League of Nations.

Describe “Wind Warrior” in 5 words.

inspiring ~ captivating ~ emotionally raw ~ passionate

What is your take on eBooks and eReaders, as both an author and a reader?

Times are changing and we have to keep up with them. I mean e-books are an incredible added revenue stream for authors that also affords fans a more simplistic, flexible and portable means to enjoy reading. And, of course, I'm all about going green and saving trees.

What authors/novels/websites would you like our audience to check out?

My official author website is romanceauthorcynthiaroberts stop by and sign my guest book if you get the chance. I also started a blog almost two years ago especially for women of all ages called The Girlz Korner where they can read witty, entertaining and meaningful articles on topics of interest to us.

Cynthia is conducting a Wind Warrior Release Contest where she will be giving away (5) spectacular prizes. To enter, go to her website. Contest runs 6/15-6/30.


  1. This books sounds fantastic, to be captivated and spellbound as well as a whole lot of emotion thrown in, seems like a good recipe to me. I have never read historical Indian romance but I would be more than happy to change that by reading this book :)

  2. the only Indian romance I've read has been Lucia St. Clair Robson, who is much heavier on the history than the romance. I definitely love that, but I am very intrigued to try a pure romance novel featuring Indians, and this one sounds great :) I loved the way she described it!

  3. it has been so long since i've read a good indian romance with good indian fact based information. i would really like to read and review this one!
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  5. if i promise to share this book with my dh, will i have a better chance of winning this book?

  6. Hodgepodge, the winner was announced today, in a new post! You are it. But I know that you figured that out now b/c you emailed me. Congrats!