Don’t lose the magic. (With Giveaway!)

Update: Our giveaway winner is Kristine Radgman. Congrats!!!

When I was a little girl, I wished on every star that I saw.  I looked for leprechauns. I chased rainbows. I believed that monsters waited under my bed, and I also fully believed that werewolves roamed under the light of the full moon.  I would often go out and search for said werewolves.

I stayed awake late at night, looking for the tooth fairy.

I hunted for elusive four-leaf clovers every St. Patrick’s Day.

I made up my own spells, convinced that I could truly work magic.

Then something…changed. I didn’t wish on as many stars. My magic wand got a bit dusty. Life came along, and I found myself seeing the ordinary more and more.  Magic started to drift away.

I hated that.

I write paranormal romances because I want to think that there is more to this world than just meets the eye. I want to believe that wonders are out there. I write paranormal romances because I want to imagine.

My seven-year-old son wishes on every star that he sees.  On St. Patrick’s Day, he sets a trap for leprechauns. He runs around the house, using his Harry Potter wand, absolutely convinced that he is working magic.

He is.

My wish today is that we all see a little magic in our lives. Don’t focus on just your everyday routine. Don’t get bogged down by the ordinary. Imagine. Dream.  Let wonder come back to you.  Tonight, when you go outside, find a star and make the biggest wish that you can.

Dream big. Keep your magic.

And, hey, why just focus on wishing tonight? Make a wish right now! Leave your wish in the comments section, and I will pick one person to win a $10 or B& gift card.

Before I end the post, I need to do two things.

First–I need to send a huge, giant, insanely big thanks to Edie Ramer.  I had all kinds of technical issues today (see–ordinary life, trying to get in the way of my magic!), and she was a life-saver.

I’m also going to do a wee bit of promo, but it’s related…these sale stories are about werewolves (the kind I used to hunt under the full moon). So maybe they can help you find some magic, too!


About Cynthia Eden

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty-five novels and novellas. More information about Cynthia can be found at
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42 Responses to Don’t lose the magic. (With Giveaway!)

  1. Robi E says:

    I think that is why I love to read paranormal books. I guess there is a part of me that still wants to believe that magic is possible and there is a basis for all of the myths that have been created.

  2. Kristine Radgman says:

    I love reading about magic in my novels. I love the paranormal. I wish to pass all my Chemistry Exams at University.

  3. Chris Bails says:

    My wish would be that my kids stay healthy and that nothing bad happens to them. I wish that they do could in school and follow a good path.
    I am reading Bound in Death right now and loving it. I love the Bound series. Also picked up The Better To Bite and next on my list. Have to say Cynthia that I have never been disappointed in your books. A big fan. Thanks for writing such great books and I definitely will keep buying them.

  4. Brenda Tetreault says:

    What is my wish…..right now, I wish I had an extra large caramel mocha and lemoncream biscotti. Long term wish? To follow in my favorite authors’ footsteps and be able to tell stories on a grand scale.

  5. Nadia Hassan says:

    I wish I could find a job and save enough money so I could visit my parents and my little sisters in Canada, I haven’t seen them in almost three years 🙁

  6. Maria McNamara says:

    My wish is to be totally debt free and then I could spend all my $ in a book store.. Other than that, I wish that people wouldn’t hate.. 😮

  7. Misty Evans says:

    Beautiful post, Cynthia! And Edie is a special – magical – woman! So glad you got the bugs worked out and got this wondeful message up. I’m off to FB and tweet it.

    My wish? That I can entertain readers, be a good mom, and meet Oprah some day!

  8. Zita R says:

    That’s why I read the books that I do, to taste the magic that is not found in real life. My wish? A simple one yet one I find hard to fulfill, just to be able to enjoy life; to do the things that you like to do that make one smile.

  9. I suppose my wish is to be able to focus on my revision, and pass all my uni exams!
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
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  10. So glad the technical issues were figured out!! I’ve been there…sigh.
    As for magic, there’s a quote I love that has to do with there being “more unseen than seen forces in the universe,” and, though I don’t necessarily know what they all are, I believe that’s true ;).

  11. Jessica James says:

    Wednesday is Hump day. Three down and two to go. Then the weekend is when I get time to read. Bound in Death is in my TBR pile! The laundry and dishes can wait!

  12. Jennifer Essad says:

    I just bought “Bound in Death” for my kindle – your writing takes us away. Thank you!

  13. Edie Ramer says:

    Cindy, anyone who knows how bad I am with anything technical will laugh at the praise you gave me. I’m glad that something worked!

    As for wishes, I love Misty’s wishes. I do still wish on stars, and now I get to wish on the blog that I read wonderful books – including Bound in Death! – and that good things happen to me and the people I love. (That kind of covers most things. 🙂 )

  14. Viki S. says:

    Hi Cynthia – Excellent post. I was like that as a child too. I searched for four leaf clovers constantly too ;).
    My wish is that the people in this world would ALL act humane toward one another. Just being kind is not that difficult and treating others with respect – a very good thing.

    Thank you.

  15. catslady says:

    My wish is for shelving for all my books – Some are buried and I can never find the ones that are connected or in a series and I just love looking at them!

  16. Amy says:

    Hi Cynthia – I love Edie! She is great. As for a wish today? I wish that I could work from home so I could spend more time with my family. Downloaded Bound in Death and The Better to Bite earlier this week and look forward to reading them. 🙂

  17. Diane says:

    I love paranormal books so that must mean I believe in magic…where else could we find such a variety of unbelievable stories?

  18. Sheryl says:

    I love reading Paranormal books the most. I wish that my house would get cleaned and dinner get cooked so I can read.

  19. Cynthia Eden says:

    Thanks so much for all of the comments today! I’m about to run outside and make my wish on a star–don’t forget to make yours, too! And may they all come true!

  20. Chelsea B. says:

    I wish for everyone’s wish to come true.

  21. Kimh says:

    Wish for love and health,
    Thanks for giveaway

  22. Malinda Knotts says:

    If I had one wish it would be to hold my daughter Mia in my arms again if only for a moment 😥 She received her angel wings when she was just 13 yrs old. She loved scary books and movies “she gets that from me lol” and I know she would love your books.
    I am in the process of reading “The Better to Bite” I can’t wait to sink my teeth into it over the weekend. You are a wonderful Author and I can’t wait to see what your mind creates next. :mrgreen:

  23. Mariska says:

    am i too late to wish ? I wish i had some new great books to read 😉

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