It’s a Great Time To Be A Writer (With AVENGING ANGEL Giveaway)

Update:  The winner of Avenging Angel is…RUTH GUTSCHER. Congrats, Ruth!

The publishing industry is undergoing a massive change–I think we’ve all noticed that. 😉  Writers are exploring publishing options.  They can indie publish, they can publish traditionally–or they can put a foot in both worlds and be a hybrid author.

For the last two years, I’ve been a hybrid author. I write books for my NY publishers, and I write and release books on my own.

More and more authors are releasing indie books.  The opportunities out there for writers are vast–like I said in my title…it’s a great time to be a writer.

I like indie publishing for quite a few reasons.  I’m a fast writer (if I don’t write every day, I seriously feel lost). So I am able to release more of my stories on a much more advanced time schedule when I do my indie releases. Indie publishing also allows me to have complete cover control and price control. I LOVE price control.  Actually, I love all of the freedom that I’ve been getting with my indie books.

Once upon a time, if you wanted to be a writer, NY was the path for you. Now, that isn’t true. Now you have multiple paths that you can take–it’s all about what *you* want.  You can have NY. You can have your indie releases. You can have ’em both.

Speaking of releases…I’ve got a few stories coming up, so I thought I’d share.

Dangerousmen_DarkNights_boxFirst, I’m participating in a very special book deal–DARK NIGHTS, DANGEROUS MEN–this bundle of books will release on 5/20, and when it releases, it will be on sale for just .99 (this is a limited time sale!).  This anthology is a collection of “firsts”–stories that were our first indie books, our first tales in a new subgenre, etc.

The stories in DARK NIGHTS, DANGEROUS MEN range in length (some are novellas while others are full-length tales), and the bundle includes paranormal romances and romantic suspense tales.  We were hoping to have a little something for everyone in our bundle. 😉

Avenging Angel


On May 28th, I’ll have a new release from my New York publisher–AVENGING ANGEL.  I loved writing my Fallen angel series, and in AVENGING ANGEL, my heroine has the chance to get some much needed vengeance on those who have made the mistake of wronging her.  Go, vengeance go!




Then, later in June, I’ll have another indie release. (See–I’m all about mixing up my NY and indie releases!)  I’ll be releasing a very dark and sexy romantic suspense novella–MINE TO TAKE. Here’s a peek at the cover:


Did I mention that it was a great time to be an author?  There are so many opportunities out there right now!  So many options!  If you’ve ever wanted to write, then do it. No more waiting.  Sit in the chair, type, and let your stories break free.

And, to wind things up here today…how about we offer a giveaway?  I’ll send one commenter a print or digital copy of AVENGING ANGEL.  To enter the giveaway, just tell me…what dream have you had, that you’ve always wanted to pursue? For as long as I can remember, writing has been my dream, and I feel so lucky to spend my days telling my stories.  Now, please, tell me–what’s your dream?


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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60 Responses to It’s a Great Time To Be A Writer (With AVENGING ANGEL Giveaway)

  1. Sebella Blue says:

    I have always wanted to move to a very isolated area in Montana and run a wolf and other big predator sanctuary and rehab center.

  2. Natalie says:

    It has always been my dream to write. And I started a book last month!

  3. Jan Murphree says:

    Well my Dream has changed…I always wanted to be a nurse…to help others….But alas…getting married young and having two kids to raise…killed that….then life got a bit rough…Divorce…and I started using a lot of controlled substances….Stayed in that for nearly 15 years….it almost killed me…Heck….It did….But I came back….God took care of me when I couldnt help myself. So now I am clean…and have been in a recovery program for 3 years….and I finally found my calling….I want to help others that took the same path I did….so even at 50….I have found…that I can help others…because that help was given to me freely…I give my help freely….I wont ever make any money…I am ok with that…I wont have a fancy house or car…But I am ok with that also…I have a roof over my head…and food to eat…and a Love of the people who helped me get to where I am today. If it seems vague…its because…the group I am in…is based on attraction rather than promotion….If you need this group you will find it…if you dont….you will never know its there. So…My Passion….is helping others in active addiction…showing them a way out…when all seems lost and hopeless. Showing others…that you can Recover and get Clean….SO….I do this every day…. It has become my life….I may never be rich….but I have more than one person could want in friends…and a love for God and my fellow man. I have a rich full life…it isn’t perfect….It never will be…But I dont have to use today….and I know people…who would cut there arm off…to just have a day clean…..So my dream is to keep doing what I have been doing…I found my passion…I am loving it.

  4. Diane says:

    Always wanted to be a teacher! And in one way I do teach but just for work purposes…still I’m told I do a good job of it!

  5. Tina says:

    My dream is to go to Scotland and see part of my family heritage. And to pursue building a cabin by the Pacific Ocean since I love the emotions of the ocean

  6. Jessica James says:

    😉 My dreams have changed over the years. From wanting to be married and have the dream house with the white picket fence and 1.5 children and dog. I’ve also wanted to be a singer, an artist, CEO of my own company. Now I’m at the stage I want to retire, travel, write, and have a wonderful fun time. One of these days I’m might just get there, if I don’t change my mind first! lol

  7. Zita R says:

    The dream I wish I could pursue is to work with taking care of animals all the time. Unfortunately such a career change won’t pay the bills but I do volunteer when I can.

  8. Cindy says:

    The dream have I have had, that I always wanted to pursue is to work with my dog visiting hospitals and nursing homes. But like the lady above said “such a career change won’t pay the bills”.

  9. RUTH GUTSCHER says:

    My dream that I’ve had for a while is to move out of the city and live in a small town where I can relax and feel safe again (cities have too much violence) — my 2nd dream is to take a trip to England and Germany and see my families heritage…… Loved the blog and the giveaway opportunity ! Love your books !!! 🙂

  10. Karin Anderson says:

    I’ve always wanted to be an editor. I was that annoying kid who corrected everyone’s grammar. I also love reading, so it would be a great job. 😀

  11. Liberty Blake says:

    My dream was to be a hermit living in the woods near a secluded lake and write. At one time I had the house, the woods, and a stream. Now I have the writing!!!

    Maybe I’ll get the house again. 🙂

  12. may says:

    I would like to paint… but I am really not good at it. Just as a hobby is okay.

  13. Edie Ramer says:

    Cynthia, I’m awed by all that you do – and so wonderfully, too. You don’t just crank out books, you write amazing books.

    I’m working on making my dreams come true every day. You are definitely a great role model for other writers.

  14. Viki S. says:

    My dream is to become a speed reader so that I can get through all the books I so want to read. I’ve even picked up books on the subject but they sit while I read my pleasure books and keep my family together ;). So much for my good plans.

    You’re one of my favorite authors and never collect dust in my TBR pile :).

  15. Kristine Radgman says:

    My dream is to one day visit Scotland. I can’t wait to read Avenging Angel.

  16. Amy R says:

    Hi Cynthia – I have been very happy that you write fast and you are out-writing me as a reader which is usually the other way around! I have several of your books that I have bought but haven’t had time to read. I love your rom suspense books, but my favorite series of yours by far is your Fallen Angels books. I can’t wait for Avenging Angel to come out. That world brings your paranormal, romance, and suspense all into one awesome series. Congrats with all your success! You also manage to interact with your readers on Twitter and Facebook which is amazing. As for a dream of mine that I have always wanted to pursue? I think I am living my dream. Working from home would probably be my dream now. I wish I had more time to keep our house “managed” while still earning a paycheck. I would like that freedom to participate more in my kids’ activities at school, too. Thanks, Cynthia!
    Amy R`s last blog was …Review & Giveaway: INTIMATE ENEMIES by Joan Swan

  17. lisa a roberts says:


    • Cynthia Eden says:

      Lisa, you are a brave woman! My guy is 7, and when I see those wee ones–I run! 😉

      But, seriously, I hope you get exactly what you want.

  18. Tami Bates says:

    Use to be marry johnny depp, kinda figured out, never gonna happen 😥

  19. Susan Commeford says:

    I’m living my dream…in the Colorado mountains with my husband of 38 years and my two cats. 😆 My family lives close by; we see each other often. My daughter is fulfilling her dream of teaching and is pursuing her doctorate in physics. My son has a beautiful daughter and a great girlfriend. My father is still with us, for which we are so grateful. The rest of the dream would be to have both my children happily married with their futures bright.

  20. Cynthia,
    Congrats on all of the wonderful upcoming releases!!
    I’m so excited from you and delighted that you’re living your dream ;).
    Marilyn Brant`s last blog was …Fabulous Spring Reads!

  21. Jolene A says:

    My dreams have changed as I’ve gotten older and my family has expanded. As of right now, my dream is to move back to my home town and buy a house and stay there. I’m so sick of all the moving around we have done. I want to put down permanent roots

  22. Kara Nix says:

    My dream has always been to own my own home. We have been married two years and I just started teaching this school year. We are trying to catch things up so that we can buy our own home under our names.

  23. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Cynthia,

    I’m living my dream! It’s an awesome time to be a writer! You go, girl!
    Dale Mayer`s last blog was …New Release! – UNBOUND

  24. Janie says:

    I’ve always wanted to spend time in Scotland and Ireland, seeing the countries and doing family research.

  25. Chelsea B. says:

    Travel. I have always wanted to travel– not just across states, but EVERYWHERE! I love visiting new places.

  26. donnas says:

    I would love to live in a desert climate out of the midwest. Im not there yet, but I have it as a pretty major goal.

    Congrats on all the new releases! Cant wait.

  27. Barbara says:

    I love to read and I do so A Lot, so have been thinking of writing. But I’ve always wanted to travel, I love to visit ancient cities, ruins, folklore’s, about witchcraft/wizards, hearing of how life was before etc…visiting places like Ireland, Scotland, Rome, such places.

  28. Barbara says:

    *and to learn* and Thank you Cynthia for your stories and for taking the time to communicate with your readers, not many take the time to do so. I can’t wait for Avenging Angel to come out.

  29. Liz Kreger says:

    Terrific blog, Cyn.

    Dreams, huh? Right now … to see my daughter grow up, graduate, marry (if she’s so inclined), and perhaps see her own children. Little iffy at the moment.

  30. Barbara Elness says:

    My dream is to work with books in some way – either in a library or as an independent bookstore owner. Just to be surrounded by books all day and to talk about books with customers, that’s a dream come true.

  31. Timitra says:

    Writing has always been my dream I used to write a lot as a child then I got sick and things sort of came to a halt but I still plan on pursuing my dream!

  32. Nar says:

    I’ve always wanted to own a used bookstore.

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