Cynthia, welcome to Writers on Reading! With so many titles to your name it seems you’ve written almost every genre, but one abiding theme remains consistent: romance! So… I’m betting you read romance too. But I’d love to know if you find one theme more repeatedly snags your attention as a read? Is there something special you seek when selecting your next reading adventure?
I absolutely love romantic suspense. I love men who are real men, although flawed, and a story where true love is found regardless of danger.
Sounds like great reading to me! As a writer, you should know better, but as a reader, you know we all do it…so, when did you last “judge a book by the cover”? How did it work out?
If I don’t like the cover, I don’t pick up the book. If I do like the cover, I read the blurb, then flip through the pages to make my decision.
I think we all do that. Fun to hear you do too. Having published so many books do you find time to read during the months you spend writing or with deadlines ahead is it either/or for you? If so, what did you read while working on your last book? If not, what did you read when you finished this one?
I read every night before going to bed. To me…reading is as important as writing. The latest book I’m reading is a cozy mystery as I mentally prepare myself to write my finalbook in the Nosy Neighbor series and begin a new series.
It looks like such a fun series! Did a book recently make you laugh/cry/sigh/shiver?
Staying true to my favorite genre, the last book that really made me gasp and recommend to others who like suspense was This Time You Lose by Chris Stralyn. On a sweeter note, I read everything Karen Witemeyer writes. She makes me laugh.
Hah! She is a hoot, no denying that! Were you the kind of kid/teen who loved reading?
Which novel do you first remember reading? The Black Stallion was my all time favorite. I have a signed letter and photograph from Walter Farley. After that, I owned the entire Nancy Drew series
After the interviews I've done, I think can say we all loved Nancy Drew---especially the suspense writers. With a cozy fall coming up, what is on your to-read list? And what is your ideal autumn reading experience?
I love curling up on the sofa, good book in hand, diet coke nearby, and silence to read.
Is there a book you are looking forward to rereading?
I have read all of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series multiple times. Not inspirational, but her characters are the best I’ve read.
If heroine in your Nosy Neighbor series were to pick a book from today’s shelves, what do you think it would be?
My Nosy Neighbor, heroine, Stormi Nelson, would be sure to pick up anything by James Patterson. Especially his Michael Bennett series.
How fun! Thanks so much for visiting and letting us get to know you better as a reader, Cynthia! Folks, you can continue to connect with Cynthia—and find out more about her many, many, many romance books!—at the links below.
Multi-published and Amazon Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey had three cozy mysteries and two novellas published through Barbour Publishing. Her first mystery, Fudge-Laced Felonies, won first place in the inspirational category of the Great Expectations contest in 2007. Her third cozy, Chocolate-Covered Crime, received a four-star review from Romantic Times. All three cozies have been re-released as ebooks through the MacGregor Literary Agency, along with a new cozy series, all of which stay in the top 50 of Amazon's ebooks for their genre. She has several historical romances releasing in 2013, 2014, 2015 through Harlequin's Heartsong Presents, and has sold more than 350,000 copies of her works.
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www.cynthiahickey.com www.forgetmenotromances.com www.takemeawaybooks.com Winged Publications - Where Your Stories Take Flight Amazon Bestselling Author