Saturday, March 2, 2013

Studio Smexy Saturdays: Cynthia Woolf + Giveaway (ebook)

A note from Jenn: CYNTHIA!!! First of all Cindy is a fellow member of Colorado Romance Writers, my local chapter. She is one of the first people I met when I walked into my first meeting and she was so sweet and welcoming it was wonderful. We did some critiques together, but both moved on to other work, and she has been publishing books like CRAZY over the past year. I was so excited to see one of MY images pop up on her latest release, I emailed her right away.

Design credit on this cover goes to RomCon, they're doing pre-made covers now!! Isn't that COOL?!?!?

So everyone please welcome the quite prolific Cynthia Woolf.


Meet Cynthia:
Cynthia Woolf was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountains west of Golden. She spent her early years running wild around the mountain side with her friends.

She was and is an avid reader. Her mother was a librarian and brought new books home each week. This is where young Cynthia first got the storytelling bug. She wrote her first story at the age of ten. A romance about a little boy she liked at the time.

Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband Jim and her critique partners for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.

Connect with Cynthia: Author Site

Jamie and Kati: Tell us 5 fun facts about yourself.
Cynthia Woolf:
  1. I’m a Colorado native.
  2. I didn’t marry until I was forty.
  3. I married the love of my life and it took me that long for him to catch me.
  4. We didn’t have indoor plumbing until I was ten.
  5. I’m living my dream writing full time.
J&K: What book(s) feature a Studio Smexy shot cover?
CW: Tame A Summer Heart has a Studio Smexy photo of a beautiful blond woman.

J&K:How well does the cover illustrate your vision of the hero/heroine? Of the story?
CW: It’s perfect. I couldn’t have asked for a better shot for my heroine.

J&K: What elements do you like to see on a book cover? (hero, heroine, landscape...)
CW: I like seeing my hero and/or heroine on the cover with landscape behind them. The landscape can be mountains and fields or star fields, but it’s still landscape.

J&K: What drew you to choosing a photo shot by Jenn?
CW: First, I love Jenn’s photos. They are so descriptive even without any background. Second, my cover artist found the perfect shot for her vision of my cover and I trust her implicitly.

J&K: Describe your cover in one word (smexy or sexy doesn’t count).
CW: Perfect

bMy next book, Heiress Bride, will be released in the next month. It’s currently in editing and I don’t have a firm date but it should be by March 15th.

Jenny Cooper stood by the corral and watched her friend Catherine ride away with her new husband Duncan on Duncan’s big black horse, Jake. They were starting their life together as man and wife. The wedding party was in full swing even with the happy couple gone but Jenny didn’t feel like socializing. Though happy for her best friend, she was also a little jealous wondering when she’d find her Mr. Right.

She wanted to get married, be a June bride like Catherine, but mostly get out from under her brother’s thumb. Richard. Her stomach clenched at the thought of his name. Older by ten years, he treated her just like their long dead father had. She was a cook and housekeeper, a feeder of livestock and all round slave. Richard didn’t care about her, her hands fisted involuntarily, and he didn’t keep her safe.

Unfortunately, she knew she’d have to go back home, leaving her sanctuary at Catherine’s ranch behind. The thought made bile rise in her throat and her stomach twist in knots. Richard was her legal guardian until she married or turned twenty-five, only a year from now. Marriage was the quicker option to escape his control. If only she could find someone she could love. She could hide out at the JC ranch for only so long before Richard would hunt her down and drag her back home for more drudgery.

“A penny for your thoughts, pretty lady.” Rafe Montoya, foreman on the JC, had walked up to her side without her even hearing him. He was so handsome with his broad shoulders, skin the color of rich caramel and black eyes that twinkled with amusement. He was so damn attractive. She’d seen him earlier tonight dancing with Mary Jane Baker, tall, svelte with raven black hair. What would he want with someone like her? Short, round with her families strawberry blonde hair and of course, the freckles to go with it. As different from Mary Jane as you could get. The only thing beautiful about her was her hair, or as Catherine called it, “your crowning glory of shimmering red silk.”

Startled, Jenny gasped, then relaxed. “Hello, Mr. Montoya. Enjoying the party?” She clasped her hands together so he wouldn’t see them shake.

“I am now, Miss Cooper.” He smiled showing beautiful straight white teeth.

“Please call me, Jenny.”

“Jenny. A beautiful name for a beautiful lady. You must call me Rafe.”

“Rafe. You could charm the socks off me, if I let you.” She smiled shyly.

“And will you let me, Jenny?” He whispered in her ear, heat from his body warming her and yet making her shiver at the same time.

Excerpt from Tame A Summer Heart ©2013 by Cynthia Woolf. All rights reserved.

Jenny Cooper is hiding, from her brother and from scandal in Chicago.

Rafe Montoya is also hiding...from his heritage.

Can these two lost souls find each other and happiness together?

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Cynthia is giving away an ebook copy of Tame A Summer Heart to two(2) commentors. 

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Thanks to Cynthia for stopping by!
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