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Spooky Legends: Cynthia Eden

Click to see the Spooky Legends Master List with links to all the previous posts and giveaways

Spending the day with us for Spooky Legends is Nicole St. James, the heroine from ANGEL OF DARKNESS, which is the first book from Cynthia Eden’s upcoming The Fallen paranormal romance series.  Nicole is giving us her take on the infamous loup garou urban legend.  Thanks to Cynthia, one of you who comments on this post will win a copy of the book! See details below.

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Hi, everyone!  It’s great to be a part of this year’s Spooky Legends event!  I love this time of year. The nights are darker. A chill is slipping into the air. And when the moon rises so big in the sky, I wonder…what else could be out there?

For today’s post, I’m going to let Nicole St. James, the heroine of my upcoming release, ANGEL OF DARKNESS (coming November 29th from Kensington Brava) take over the post. Once upon a time, Nicole was your average human.  Now…well, thanks to an unfortunate encounter with a vamp on a dark, New Orleans night, Nicole’s human life is over.

She’s not exactly thrilled about that new development.

And the legend she’s here to talk about?  Well, since Nicole grew up surrounded by the mystery of Louisiana, she wants to talk about the infamous loup garou.  Hope you enjoy her take on the legend…

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Nicole:  When I was a child, I feared the loup garou.  If I ever wandered too close to the swamp, I could hear the screams that came from within. Screams that were supposed to belong to the loup-garou’s victims. Half-man, half-wolf, I was told that he came in the night. That he attacked with claws and teeth, and left blood and death in his wake.

His was supposed to have the head of a wolf. The body of a man. And the bloodlust of the devil.  Good little girls stayed far away from the swamps and from him.

Yes, when I was a child, I feared him.

And now? Well, if the loup-garou is real, he needs to fear me.  He’s not the only thing out there going bump in the night.  When I get my vamp on, my teeth might even be sharper than his.  And I have my own claws. The better to fight any beastie that might come my way.

What do I think the loup garou really is? Probably a shifter because yeah, I’ve learned those jerks are real. Only they don’t need a full-moon to turn into an animal. They can shift whenever and wherever they want. That loup garou?  I bet he’s a shifter that went crazy. Went wild in the swamp.  Wolf shifters always dance on the edge of sanity anyway.  Guess this guy danced over the edge.

He’d better stick to his swamps. Better stay far away from me. I’m tired of being pushed around. I’m tired of being afraid.

I’m not a child anymore.  Loup garou, you should be afraid. Very afraid—of me.

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Thanks for checking out Nicole’s take on the loup garou!  Have you heard other tales of this half-man, half-wolf beast? I’d love to hear them!

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About Cynthia:

Cynthia Eden is a national best-selling author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense novels. Her books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and her novel, DEADLY FEAR, was named a RITA® finalist for best romantic suspense.

Cynthia is a southern girl who loves horror movies, chocolate, and happy endings.  She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.

Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, and Brazil.

(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people).  Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.

You can visit Cynthia around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Cynthia Eden?

Immortal Danger Eternal Hunter I'll Be Slaying You Eternal Flame Never Cry WolfHotter After Midnight Midnight Sins Midnight's MasterDeadly Fear Deadly Heat Deadly LiesAngel of Darkness

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This giveaway is provided by Cynthia Eden

One winner will receive a copy of Angel of Darkness by Cynthia Eden

Available on November 29, 2011 from Kensington/Brava

About the Book:

As an angel of death, Keenan’s job is to collect the souls on his list. He’s carried out his duty for two thousand years and never faltered once. Until he meets Nicole St. James. When the moment of death comes, Keenan hesitates, and instead of taking Nicole, Keenan touches the vampire who’s attacking her.

Cast out of heaven for disobedience, Keenan plummets to earth. Six months later, he finally manages to track Nicole to a bar in Mexico. He’s stunned to discover that the woman he remembers has undergone a dramatic change—she’s become a vampire. And when he realizes that she’s the target of all manner of enemies—other vampires, demons, even shifters—he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her, even if all hell breaks loose…

Click HERE to read an excerpt

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**Don’t forget to visit All Things Urban Fantasy today for her Spooky Legends guest blog with Sylvia Day and a chance to win A TOUCH OF CRIMSON**

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104 Responses to “Spooky Legends: Cynthia Eden

  1. elizabethNo Gravatar
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    OMG this book is totally in my wish list I’ve read a couple of ehr books and there really good.

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    That is a really cool legend. This is so on my wish list, I love the cover and I put it on my “must buy” list earlier today so I was so beyond happy to enter this for a chance to win-thanks!!!

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    Can’t wait to read!

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    I can’t wait to read this book! I can’t handle scary things so I stay away urban legends :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    thebookdiva2011 at gmail dot com

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