Monday, May 3, 2010

It's Springtime and Romance is in the air: Author Spotlight and Book Giveaway of an Autographed Copy: Cynthia Roberts, Author of WIND WARRIOR. Two Winners for This One!

I'm going to do something a little different today and let the author talk to you in her own words. I'm putting the spotlight on on a romance author, Cynthia Roberts. Ms. Roberts has written the historical romance novel WIND WARRIOR, the first in a five book series. Ahh...but I'm getting ahead of myself. Ms. Roberts, would you please do us the honor...


Hello everyone.  Like all of you, I lived and breathed reading romances … it filled many long and lonely evenings when my husband worked nights in law enforcement and I was raising my children Jason and Alyssa (now 31 and 29) and filled an empty void much later when my “Cinderella” marriage came to an unexpected end.

I’m a true believer that when tragedy strikes and you’re standing on the edge of that precipice and all you see is darkness looking back at you, faith lies in knowing one of two things will happen.  You can either let fear consume you, roll up into a ball and block out the world or, you can take a leap of faith and learn how to soar like an eagle.

Wind Warrior first came to life 12 years ago when I was meeting my greatest challenge to simply survive head on.  I received so many rejections throughout that time frame I could have wallpapered a small room in my house.  I nearly gave up on my dream.  That is, until I realized it just wasn’t my time.  I needed to live through and get beyond the pain in my own life before I could transform that experience into the kind of passion and emotion I wanted my readers to feel personally through my writing. 

Wind Warrior is book one of five of my Iroquois Series and will officially be released by Tate Publishing June 15th.  It is, however, available now for purchase through Tate’s website.  I hope readers find it as enthralling to read as it was for me to research and bring to life.  Book #2 Captive Heart is expected to be released the end of this year. 

Now that the writer in me has been unleashed … look out world!  If I can leave my beautiful five grandchildren any legacy, it will be the strength, conviction and passion put into every story I bring to life.  Please stay tuned for future projects which will include a series introducing contemporary shape shifters and two mainstream romance thrillers entitled Pawn For Malice and The Keeper’s Watch.

Wind Warrior
Tate Publishing
ISBN 978-1-61663-162-8

Link to purchase from Tate before June 15 http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=978-1-61663-162-8

Let's look at the synopsis of Wind Warrior:

Wind Warrior ~ The Iroquois Series ~ Book One

Leslie Michaels is a visionary, and only those close to her know of her special gift and the visions that come when her mind and body surrender to sleep.  Fate has a way of righting many wrongs, and for Leslie it is a destiny that changes her life dramatically. But not before she is forced to flee into the wilderness to escape a murderous trapper bent on claiming her for his very own.  Faith and a strong will to survive are her only companions, until she encounters Winnokin, the handsome Seneca war chief who first came to her in her dreams.  Not only does he prove to be her rescuer and protector, he teaches her that tragedy can breed happiness and the passion to live and love deeply once again.

Wind Warrior plunges readers into the intimate depths of a relationship that unfolds like a live drama before their eyes while painting an insightful and intriguing portrait of Native Indian life in the 1800s.  It is a story of longing, of a wanton need to survive all odds, and a love so strong it conquers human evil. Wind Warrior expresses with cunning words the simple, raw human emotions that hold readers spellbound and captivates their hearts. 


An excerpt of Wind Warrior and it's sequel, Captive Heart can be found right here  .

This is a thoroughly enjoyable book. For your chance to receive one of the two autographed copies, just become a follower if you're not already, leave a comment and your email or someway to contact you. That's it. 

The giveaway will end Monday May 10, 2010.

Toodles!

22 comments:

  1. I would live to try this read. I am a a follower.

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  2. I discovered your blog during Blogamania, I'm certainly glad I did. This sounds like an amazing book. I really enjoy Native American characters. I can't wait to read the book.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  3. Found you during Blogmania.

    Goodies! Send mine here:
    stephaniesuesansmith@gmail.com
    http://blog.stephaniesuesansmith.com

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  4. Already a follower and would love to read this book! :-)
    betweenthelines-kam@hotmail.com

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  5. I'm already a follower & I would love to read Wind Warriors!! I read the excerpt & it looks fab :o)

    sarahsreviews at ymail dot com

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  6. I've had this book on my wishlist for a while.

    Already a follower :)
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  7. Thanks for this giveaway. You are on my blogroll :)

    cymlowell@gmail.com

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  8. I love the cover art and would love to read this book. Please enter me into your giveaway. I am a follower.

    Smiles,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. Ooh, I just love these author spotlights!
    I mean, if I don't like the author as themselves, how could I enjoy the world he/she has created?
    Thanks for this!
    Love, Hannah

    xoxosweeet at yahoo dot com

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  10. Found you during blogomania also!!This sounds like a really good book. Please enter me.

    I follow

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  11. Found you during Blogmania.
    Thank you for a chance to win a copy of this book!!!



    dsublady at aol dot com

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  12. I love that cover!

    Bill ;-)

    billsmith2003 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Hope you'll check out my book giveaway:
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  13. I'm already a follower.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kelsey
    krae991 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I would love to win this book. It sounds very good. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    I am old follower


    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Would like to be counted in for this giveaway. I am a follower

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  16. Thanks for the invite. I would like to win a copy as well.

    gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

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  17. I would love to read this!! Thank you for the chance. I am a follower!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  19. Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!

    seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Enter me in please, i would love to read these :)

    - Already follower

    uniquas at ymail dot com

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  21. i've read a lot of good things about this one this week but i haven't read it yet, maybe soon.
    btw, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment 8D

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