Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today I am happy to introduce you to Cindy Mcdonald author of Hot Coco.

Wow! How much do we love those courageous characters? You know the alpha males and the gutsy heroines that seem to ooze nerves of steel from their very pores. As authors we send our characters into situations we would never, ever, not-in-a-million-years get into, and we ask them to do it with keen finesse and dashing good-looks—well, okay, maybe a little stubble on their chin.
Ahhh, they are everything that we are not—and that is the beauty of it all.
I love to write in the evening, it is the quiet time of day, and my thoughts turn to my latest Unbridled adventure, and what dodgy debacle I will ask Mike, Shane, Punch, or Lugowski to walk into without hesitation. I finish cleaning up the dinner dishes, check to see what my husband is watching on TV, and then I pour myself a glass of wine, and then retire downstairs to my office, where my characters live inside my computer. They are waiting for me—sometimes in a panic, depending on what state of affairs I’ve left them in the last time we met. I click on the file, take a deep breath, a sip of the wine, re-read what I wrote the night before, and then I ask myself one question: what if?
Sometimes I could swear that I hear them groan when the what if tumbles from my lips, especially Mike West—his sense of humor doesn’t stretch very far, I’m afraid. Who can blame him? In the first book, DEADLY.COM I asked him to withstand electro shock treatments at the hands of a madman, walk into the fire to protect the women that he loves, and in this latest book, HOT COCO, well, let’s just say he’s being tortured on a more sensual level. ;}
Ya gotta love Mike’s younger brother, Shane. The youngest West darts toward danger like a bee to honey. A bit on the hot-headed side, he’s also the playboy of the group, but he’s not been exempt from the wrath of my writing. His fierce loyalty to family put him in harms-way in Deadly.Com, but in HOT COCO he’s earned a little reprieve, taking on the role of the devil’s advocate and having a hot time all the while. But heed my warning Shane West—in the next book, Dangerous Deception, the question what if will test you’re strength and constitution to the limit. Trust me it will take all the courage that you can muster to survive.
Punch McMinn is an enormous man and enormously soft-hearted. He keeps a cool head when trouble comes to call and trouble never seems to be very far from Westwood Thoroughbred Farm, or the West clan.
And then there’s Lugowski, Lieutenant Carl Lugowski, that is, he took a bullet for his woman in Deadly.Com, breaks the rules for a woman that he can’t get enough of in HOT COCO, and the next book…there’s no doubt that he’s gonna be in deep do-do that will take a whole lotta guts to get him and her out alive.
Truth be told we authors really don’t live that exciting or death defying life styles. Non-the-less at the end of our finger-tips we wield the sword of courage at our characters and expect…no demand that they come through.
Is it because we wish that our lives were as exciting as theirs? Are we cowardly thrill-seekers? Hmmm…
So, I ask you: what courageous task would you require of your characters? Go ahead, ask yourself the question: what if?
Book reviewers: If you are interested in reading and reviewing DEADLY.COM or HOT COCO, please feel free to contact me at cindys.mcdonald@gmail.com

HOT: Coco Beardmore
NOT: Coco’s calamities
HOT: Mike West’s fantasies
NOT: Mike West’s reality
That’s right, Coco Beardmore is sizzling hot and she’s landed in Mike West’s lap. Problem is Coco’s middle name is chaos! Her driving skills are a real bang-into Mike’s horse trailer. Her sultry seduction will set the room on fire-the kitchen that is.
But what’s worse is her mischievous Thoroughbreds ability to mimic their owner’s habit of screwing things up. It’s enough to send a normally calm and collected Mike West to the very edge.
But Mike’s not the only one having problems with women, his father Eric has bitten off more that he can chew, and he’s about to get spit out by two women: One that he’s in love with, and one that thinks he’s in love with her. Oh yeah, things are hot around Westwood Thoroughbred Farm… and someone’s about to get burned! 


Monday, June 4, 2012


Winners of May New Release Giveaway Hop are... Laura C and Marketa!!

Winner of Fated by Alyson Noel is... Kenia C!!

E-book of Devotion by Kristie Cook is... Vivien!!

I have emailed all of the winners! Thank you to all that participated!!!