Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Awesome review of The Eyes of Alexander!


5.0 out of 5 stars Stellar, January 5, 2014
This review is from: The Eyes of Alexander (The Eyes series) (Kindle Edition)
I've been searching for quite sometime for a novel to intrigue me from beginning to end. Lately, everything seems unoriginal and contrived. However, The Eyes of Alexander had me engrossed to the final chapter. Alexander and Aubrey's relationship is conflicted early on when they feel an instant and mutual attraction to one another, but have to learn to work together as well. Nothing stays professional too long as stronger feelings develop between the two and a dangerous stalker threatens their safety. Alexander is a supreme alpha male who reeks authority yet has a vulnerable and broken side he's struggled through since childhood. Aubrey is a bit weary and intimidated by Alex's controlling nature, but learns eventually to be strong willed when needed. The chemistry between the two sizzles right off the pages and leaves you wanting for more. This is the beginning of a trilogy you won't want to miss out on!

The other review wasn't as "stellar" and they said something about passing over the "gross parts".  Hmm, not sure what that means since there aren't any gross parts, at least there's nothing gory in this book.  Anyway, good or bad, I'll take the reviews.  They can only help me become a better writer!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Excerpts from "The Eyes of Alexander":

"I’m not like him, Aubriana.”
What? “What do you mean?”
“That’s what you were thinking, right? That you need to be wary of me, too?”
What could I say? I had no words.  He had stolen mine.
Bending down, he whispered hotly in my ear, “You deserve better than that jerk.  You deserve to be cherished; I would cherish you."
* * * 
As I spun around, the world spun, too; at least my world.  Breathtaking described the man smirking at me.  Surely Mr. Ayes just finished a photo shoot for the cover of GQ.  Dazzling blue eyes were a brilliant contrast against what appeared to be a navy Prada or Gucci navy wool suit, stark white dress shirt and cobalt blue horizontally-striped tie, and his dark head of hair ruffled into a sexy mess made my fingers envious they hadn't been the cause.
* * *  
When we did meet face-to-face, it was five minutes past the eight o'clock sharp start time.  Ava was sitting behind my desk staring at the computer screen while Mr. Intimidating Ayes leaned against its front casually, arms crossed, legs outstretched, acrimonious demeanor.  Of course he was pissed.  Although expected, it was still not easy to accept, especially from a man who was too hot for my own good.  He was sex wrapped in a suit and my body knew it.
* * *  
Turning the key in the lock, we stepped inside to the sounds of sex coming from Natalie’s bedroom.  Oh no! Oh shit! Natalie!
 Eyes wide, a heated blush quickly spreading over my face and body, I glanced up at Xander.  He was clearly amused.  “I take it you have company.”
“Oh God, my sister.  I’m guessing she reunited with her ex-boyfriend.  Do you want to go or should I interrupt them?”
“This is what I want,” Xander rasped.  Dropping the bag to the floor, his hands caught my face, pulling my mouth to his, an eager tongue tangling with mine in an explosive kiss.
He was finally kissing me! Nirvana was the name of a band and my state of mind as Xander's kiss rocked my world.
We separated to garner air, breathless and wanting more, or at least I did—lots more.
“I’m sorry,” he interrupted.  “I just heard them and . . . it made me want to kiss you.”

Recently released romance suspense novel The Eyes of Alexander on sale now!

The Eyes of Alexander
by Cynthia Batten

Aubrey Windsor did not see Alexander Ayes coming, but he could see right through her…

Working for the successful, gorgeous and brilliant publishing CEO is thrilling, but also intimidating.  Drawn to Alexander even though he possesses a gift for reading people and a curse for controlling them, a young and inexperienced Aubrey is sucked into his enigmatic world.

But that world comes with a high price; dealing with his tortured past and facing their dangerous future.

White-hot sex blooms into a love that begins to heal damage from Alexander’s tormented childhood, but their bright future is darkened when a killer with pent-up rage emerges.  After barely escaping with their lives, the couple must now combat an unknown evil before the next attempt is deadly…

The Eyes of Alexander is the first book of the compelling sensual series, the Eyes Trilogy.

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Fire In The Mix
by Cynthia Morgan

Will her icy resistance deter his hot pursuit?

PAST:  Fire Meets Ice

He looked familiar, but why? Gabriel Savage exploded onto the scene taking lingerie manager/wannabe clothing designer Veronica Hunter by surprise. The rogue who had claimed her innocence and forever changed her life was back as the same sexy, charming, egotistical rock star. Except—something about him was different. Could he have changed?

PRESENT:  Slow Burn

Gabriel had come face to face with a beautiful ice princess and he was shocked at her obvious disdain for him. He wasn't used that. Most women found him irresistible; eagerly hopping into his bed and claiming their undying love. This one was different somehow. She was a challenge and she seemed to know him, but he didn't know who she was, and worse—she wouldn't tell him.

FUTURE:  Blazing A Trail

Trying to fight, but ultimately losing, their magnetic pull towards each other, fires that had lain dormant were now blazing hot and unquenchable. But when heartbreak, jealousy and doubts collide with their raw, undeniable and overwhelming passion, can they put aside their past and mix fire with love?