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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Interview/Giveaway: The Swords of Gregara: Honora by Cynthia Woolf

The Swords of Gregara:
Cynthia Woolf

They stole her love, her life and want to steal the secrets secured in her mind. Secrets that could topple world governments and decimate quadrant security forever. Now she’s on an epic quest to find out why and make those responsible pay.

Honora Reyestat gave up everything to become a member of the esteemed Gregarian Guard. No family, no friends, no connections--nothing that can ever be used against her. Captured and enslaved, she's become a prized gladiator for her master. Given the task of training a new slave, she recognizes a fellow Zolthor and the son of a tribal leader at that. Her mission changes from discovery of the enemy's tactics and secrets to returning Joridan to his people.

Drawn to this fierce woman as no other, Joridan Dolana tries to explain she is wrong. He's not Zolthor, he's Centauri. He was raised on Centauri with his sister. Faced with proof of a father's ultimate betrayal, he must choose between revenge and the protection of this woman who has sworn to never return his love.

Today I have an interview that I've done with the author, Cynthia Woolf.  Hope you enjoy!  Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end!


Hello Cynthia! It’s a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for taking the time for me today!

Now this series of books each focuses on a different heroine. Do you find it hard to give up one character and move on to the next?

It’s always hard to say goodbye to a character that I’ve grown to love but by the end of the book, when I’m sure she’s going to live happily ever after, then it’s okay to move on to the next book…character.

I think Sci-fi is an up and coming genre for female readers, maybe not represented as much as other genres in the past. Do you feel like that is a pro or a con when it comes to writing your books?

I’m hoping that you’re right. I think there are more and more readers of it but it’s still a hard genre to get started in. Luckily, I write these books because I like the stories. If I’m very lucky then I also get to sell them to others.

If you could only write in one genre for the next five years, which one would you pick?

I’d have to choose to the historical westerns, simply because of the sales. I sell about fifteen times the amount of westerns that I do the scifi.
Do you have any favorite books written by other authors you would recommend to readers?

I loved Star King by Susan Grant and I love Warrior’s Woman by Johanna Lindsey
And what do you do when you aren’t writing?

I spend time with my husband. We watch TV or movies, go out to dinner and spend time with friends. I also like to garden. My roses are to die for.

Do you have any other projects in the works?

My next scifi series is about a group of male members of the Swords of Gregara who chase a particularly bad group of villains to Earth. The first place they land is in San Diego.
If you could travel anywhere in the universe for an all expense paid vacation, where would you go?

I’d love to go to Saturn. With it’s colorful rings I think it would be beautiful.

If you weren’t an author, what other profession would you like to do?

I’ve done so many things already and wouldn’t want to go back to any of them. Being an author is a dream come true for me. Something I never in a million years thought I’d do. I suppose that if I weren’t an author, I’d like to run a indie bookstore.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! It was a pleasure getting to know you!

Release Date: December 22, 2012.
Genre: Romance, Sci Fi
Formats: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, Apple

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 worked her way through college and went to work full time straight after graduation and there was little time to write. Then in 1990 she and two friends started a round robin writing a story about pirates. She found that she missed the writing and kept on with other stories. In 1992 she joined Colorado Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America.

Unfortunately, the loss of her job demanded she not renew her memberships and her writing stagnated for many years.

In 2001, she saw an ad in the paper for a writer’s conference being put on by CRW and decided she'd attend. One of her favorite authors, Catherine Coulter, was the keynote speaker. Cynthia was lucky enough to have a seat at Ms. Coulter's table at the luncheon and after talking with her, decided she needed to get back to her writing. She rejoined both CRW and RWA that day and hasn't looked back.
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  1. Thank you so much for having me today. I appreciate it and look forward to lot of comments.

  2. I would not go on a quest for revenge. When all is said and done revenge does not really change anything. It is hollow.

  3. Thanks Debra. In my personal life I agree. In my books, sometimes revenge is all that keeps the character going forward.

  4. Thanks for hosting Cynthia today! The post looks wonderful!

  5. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Loved the interview Liz and the book sounds intense.

  7. Thank you for stopping by. I hoep you will like the book.

  8. No, I would not go on an epic quest for revenge. Life is too short to dwell on revenge.
    Congratulations on the new book! Enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate the comments and the congratulations.

  10. I really don't think I would go on an epic quest for revenge - usually when you seek revenge things don't work out well for you so it's better to learn to live and let live!

  11. I don't think I would go on an epic quest for revenge.Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Sort of sounds like too much work. I am incredibly lazy

  13. I'm too much of a coward to do so

  14. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 18, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Ahh, words of wisdom yet probably hard to live by for most!

  15. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 18, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    LOL this answer made me snort a bit. Loved it! :)

  16. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 18, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Thanks Kimberly! It does sound like a good book! :)

  17. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 18, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Life is too short, but I could definitely see how some people could be consumed by the need for revenge!

  18. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 18, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    Thank you!

  19. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 18, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Hmmmm. I suppose that is true. Honestly, I am surprised how many people are saying they wouldn't go on a revenge quest. Maybe I'm a pessimist lol. But revenge alllllways makes me think of Princess Bride :)

  20. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 18, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    My pleasure Cynthia. Thank you for taking time with the interview :)

  21. Liz @ Fictional CandyMarch 18, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Hopefully you never have a reason to feel you need to seek revenge! I bet when faced with such circumstances you wouldn't be the coward you think you are. I think we all would surprise ourselves in that way.


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