Sunday, June 27, 2010

3 Questions and a Contest

Please welcome Harlequin author Cindi Myers! Not only is Cindi a prolific writer and a contributor to the Brenda Novak Auction for diabetes research, she also runs Cindi Myers Market News, a blog devoted to the latest writing market tidbits. Talk about a gal who gives back to the community!

Hi, Cindi! Tell us more about your latest release from Harlequin Superromance, HER MOUNTAIN MAN.”

HER MOUNTAIN MAN is the story of a news reporter in Manhattan, Sierra Winston, who is sent to the tiny mountain town of Ouray, Colorado, to interview famous mountain climber Paul Tisdale. But Paul isn’t just any good-looking mountain guy – he’s the man who found and retrieved the body of another famous mountain climber – Sierra’s father, Frank Winston, who died on Mount McKinley ten years before, when Sierra was a little girl. Sierra hopes Paul can help her understand why her father chose climbing dangerous mountains over staying home with his family. But she doesn’t count on falling in love with the man who is following in her father’s footsteps. As for Paul, Frank Winston was his hero. After almost dying as a young man, Paul loves how alive climbing mountains makes him feel. He’s not sure he could give it up for anyone – not even the woman he loves.

In addition to sweet romances like HER MOUNTAIN MAN, you also write sexy Blazes (P.S. AT HER PLEASURE is on my keeper shelf, Dear Readers!). How do you balance the different styles of writing?

I really like the variety! It’s never boring if you’re always writing something different. The Blazes are pure fun, while the Supers tend to be more angsty – and my Americans were more comedies. I really like to mix it up to keep things fresh

You give a lot of great advice on your website. (Thank you, thank you!) But what’s the one thing you wish someone had told you when you first started your writing journey?

Good question! I think the hardest lesson to learn is that there are things in this business you can’t control. For instance, with Harlequin, the writer has no say on the cover and sometimes not even the title. Rather than tie yourself up in knots over stuff you can’t control, it’s better to learn to accept that the only thing you can really control is writing the best story you’re capable of writing and letting go of the rest.

Thanks for dropping by, Cindi! Remember, folks, her latest book, HER MOUTNAIN MAN is on store shelves now. Her next release, THINGS I WANT TO SAY from Harlequin will be out in August.


The fabulous prizes for this contest are a signed poster of the cover of AT HER PLEASURE (signed by Cindi, not me) and a copy of Cindi’s latest, HER MOUNTAIN MAN.

Per usual, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment, but not just any comment. I want to know what’s your favorite romantic spot. And please, PLEASE, if you're posting anonymously or have your Blogger contact turned off, E-MAIL ME if you're the winner. Otherwise I can't deliver your prizes!

Post your comment before 11AM CDT on July 1st. I’ll pick a name from Capt. Rex’s helmet and post it at noon.

USUAL LEGAL MUMBO-JUMBO: The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. If you really need to know why, my cousin Nolan, a former U.S. postal carrier, can explain it to you over a six-pack.


  1. I think a favorite romantic spot for me would be in the mountains near a stream, with a nice waterfall in the background! This book look fabulous and I would love to read it!


  2. No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

  3. Anywhere on a beach in the Caribbean - love the sunsets, tradewind breezes, flowery smells and soft reggae music.
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  4. I'm a Hawaiian islands girl myself. Lounging on the lanai with a cool drink. Leaving the windows open all night. The rhythm of the Pacific permeating everything. *sigh*