Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cynthia Cooke Guest Blogs!

Welcome to my blog! Today, I have an exciting and entertaining guest post from author Cynthia Cooke.....Let's just say, ladies, you don't want to miss this! Let's get to it. I'm going to scoot on over and let Cynthia have the floor. 

Oh, and there's also a review posted today for Cynthia's book, Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies. It's in another post!

The Avengers

How is it possible that I could have been so clueless about the earth’s mightiest heroes? I was. But not anymore. After 2 hours and 22 minutes in the theater watching these incredible hunky men fighting the good fight across the big screen, I am determined to go back and watch every one of their movies. But the big question I’ve been asking myself since the credits rolled across the screen, which powerful, crime-fighting super-hero do I like the best? How to decide when there are so many options to consider! But I’ve narrowed it down to the following:

Best Butt: Captain America, hands down!

I wish I could find that image from the beginning of the movie when Captain America is punching the sandbags and they give us this incredible butt shot. You’ll just have to go see it in the movie for yourselves (across the big screen!). Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

But of course, Captain America is so much more than a fantastic sexy body! He’s the do-gooder on the show. A good soldier to the end, always following the rules, always has your back. In fact, he’s a lot like my hero, Kyle Montgomery, in my latest release – Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies. They’re both drop dead gorgeous with a heart of gold. And they NEVER run away from a fight.

Best Dreamy eyes: Stark —The Iron Man

What can we say? He’s gorgeous. He’s charismatic. He’s uber wealthy. And best of all he’s not afraid to be the one to risk everything to save the world. He’s brave and courageous and wins us over with his “what the hell” attitude! And he’s brilliant, of course!! ;D

Best Throw-Me-Over-Your-Shoulder and Take-Me-To-Your-Bed Right-This-Second: Thor

Please! Need I say more?

And then most Vulnerable: Dr. Banner – The Hulk, of course.

He had me at – I’m always angry. Love this guy.

One of the best scenes in the movies is when The Hulk starts throwing Loki around like a rag doll! Brilliant.

And, of course, I know for a fact this moving wouldn’t have rocked as well as it had without huge Kudos to the Amazing Joss Whedon. If you haven’t seen this movie—run, don’t walk. Though, I must confess, I’ve yet to see Iron man or Thor, though you can bet they’re on the top of my must-see movies now!!

I must admit of thinking about these men, thinking about all men and what makes them so fascinating, so sexy, and how can we display the character traits we love about them best in our books. Personally, I love that alpha guy who is always so in control, until the heroine gets under his skin and then he gets so flustered he doesn’t know what to do with himself. The rule follower who breaks all the rules for the woman he loves. That’s who Kyle Montgomery is, hero of Deadly Secrets, Loving lies.

So, inquiring minds want to know! Which one of these guys would you want to see as the hero in your next can’t-put-down read? Tough choice, I know!!

Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies

Excerpt —

Kyle stared in disbelief at the odd, mushroom-shaped
structure rising up from the cracked, dry earth of the
Nevada desert.
“There she is,” the voice of Johnny Garino, his crew
chief and closest friend, buzzed in his earpiece.
Genie stood on the roof of the strange house. Three
black SUVs were corralled on the ground far below her.
She looked incredible, breathtaking, silhouetted against
the brilliant blue sky. Kyle sucked in a breath as she
clipped a cable to her belt.
“She’s getting ready to fly!” Johnny called out, his
voice rising in pitch.
“Hold on, baby. I’m almost there.” Kyle pushed down
on the throttle urging the bird faster, even as he willed
Genie to turn and see him, to hold on until he could sweep
her away from the danger.
And once he did, once he had her safe and secure in
his cockpit, then what?
Then he’d try not to kill her himself.

Cynthia Cooke is an award-winning, multi-published author who has published 11 books and short stories for Harlequin/Silhouette and Steeple Hill.
 Her latest novel, Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies will be one of the launch books for Entangled Publishing’s new Romantic Suspense line Dead Sexy Books.
 Cynthia lives in North Carolina with her husband and three teenage kids who keep her world constantly spinning. She has a deep affection for horror movies, thrillers and all things that go bump in the night. And here in the South with its thick woods, creepy crawlers and graveyards haunting every corner, there is a lot of bumping to stir the imagination.
 Cynthia is best known for writing page-turners that will keep you up late into the night.  So if you choose to take that ride, over the edge and into the dark, don’t forget to turn on the lights. Cynthia Cooke’s books aren’t sweet and they aren’t for the faint of heart.
 Enjoy the Dark Seduction.
Connect with Cynthia at:
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Twitter – Cynthiacooke5


  1. Great post! I loved the movie - it really was the best of both worlds - great action and fantastic eye candy:)

    If I had to choose one of the heroes for me - it would probably be Captain America because he always does the right thing and I like the look of his athletic physic - while Thor is also great eye candy he's almost a bit too much. Hands down though the snarkiest and funniest one of them all is Iron really makes me laugh

  2. I would agree with your accessment of all of them. RDJ has grown in the role of Iron Man. Chris Evans IS Captain America (my favorite), casting the new Hulk is brilliant and yes, one of the funniest parts in the movie and more needs to be said. :)

    I loved The Avengers and don't forget Hawkeye and Black Widow. Even Loki was good a villian.

    Loved the excerpt.


  3. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! So sorry I'm late, I've been on the road traveling all day. All I can say is I could watch this movie again and again just to get inspiration for my heroes! They were all brilliant and wonderful in their own way. I hope they are already filming an new one, and I already have Thor in my Netflix que.

  4. Wow, I was going to wait to see The Avengers but after your excellent break down of the characters, I have to see it now!

  5. Haven't seen The Avengers yet, but I enjoyed the post. And I loved(!) that excerpt. She'll be going on the good ole TBR list. :)

  6. I loved your post Cynthia but you forgot one! Clint Barton as Hawkeye! Jeremy Renner was hunky, gorgeous and uber alpha male in the part. I can't wait to see him in the Bourne Legacy

    1. He is cute! Hmmm. So is that a sequel or are they doing more Bourne movies with a new actor? That would be great! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I loved Iron Man. Then again, despite his problems, I'm a fan of Robert Downey Jr. Haven't seen Thor or The Avengers, but they're on my list. As for the new Spider Man? Really? Another one? How many Spider Man & Batman movies can they make in a single decade?

  8. I thought the same thing when I saw the clip for Spiderman, but then they've changed it up and it does look interesting. ;) I missed most of the Batmans, and the Thor / Ironman movies, but now that I've seen the Avengers I want to see them all. I wonder if they'll give Hawkeye and the Black Widow their own movies :D I would love to see the two of them in action. :D

  9. I loved the Avengers and Joss Whedon's deft blend of action/adventure and emotional elements. You've done a good job of capturing that. Everyone who hasn't see it should run right out and do so. AND add it to your Netflix list for later.

  10. I can't believe you never read the comic books. I didn't see the movie, but have great memories of the comic books. Loved your excerpt.